The Unofficial SOLID
GOLD Web Site created by Patty and Friends.
We thank KEVIN CARLISLE for his help with this page!
This web site is being
created by Patty, with help from FRIENDS who - like shimmering stars -
brighten up my little corner of the universe!
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© October 1998-2007 by Patty and Friends!
KEVIN CARLISLE'S PAGE
KEVIN CARLISLE CREATED THE SOLID GOLD DANCERS!
"I wanted to put together a group of dancers that was made up of eight totally different, unique individuals that the audience could recognize. I felt it was time to make a change from the background wallpaper that dancers usually seemed to be on television where you could never distinguish one from another and give the audience a chance to know them. I also wanted the producers to perceive the dancers as a definite asset to the show with as much value as some of the "star" performers they booked."
"Originally SOLID GOLD was a two hour TV special and that was all the producers planned that it should be. It was a countdown of the top twenty songs of the preceeding year, (I think it was twenty), with some "extras" thrown in as they did on the show that was on for years in the 50's and 60's called "The Hit Parade".....and also some comedy spots. What happened was that the special got such good ratings when it was first aired that the producers were then able to sell it as a series very quickly and they hired me to choreograph the series with the possibility of directing some of the shows as well. Lou Horvitz (the director of the show) was generous enough to let me set most of the camera shots for the dance numbers, however, I was hired to direct some other shows before I got a chance to direct any of the SOLID GOLD shows and subsequently left SOLID GOLD after four and a half years to be free to do more directing and producing of shows on my own."
KEVIN graduated from the JULLIARD SCHOOL OF MUSIC!
He has directed and choreographed over 450 TV and STAGE productions in the Unitd States and throughout the world for such artists as BARRY MANILOW, MELISSA MANCHESTER, DIONNE WARWICK, BOB HOPE, BILL COSBY, MARILYN MCCOO and TINA TURNER - just to name a few.
He is truly a "multi-media" man - having woked on STAGE, SCREEN, TELEVISION and CD-ROM!
KEVIN received an EMMY AWARD for "THE THIRD BARRY MANILOW SPECIAL"!
He has also directed numerous videos and TV commercials!
(to see an enlargement of this "photo montage" - click the thumbnail!)
Here are some of KEVIN's credits:
"LAMB CHOP LOVES MUSIC" - PHILLIPS INTERACTIVE MEDIA - 1995
"LAMB CHOP LOVES READING" - PHILLIPS INTERACTIVE MEDIA - 1996
"GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS" - "THE JALEEL WHITE SPECIAL" - "JULIE ANDREWS AND CAROL BURNETT: TOGETHER AGAIN" - "PEE WEE HERMAN CHRISTMAS SHOW" - "RICH LITTLE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL" - "BARRY MANILOW SPECIAL" - "THE SECOND BARRY MANILOW SPECIAL" - "THE THIRD BARRY MANILOW SPECIAL" - "BARRY MANILOW ONE VOICE" - "BEA ARTHUR SPECIAL" - "THE JUNIOR MISS PAGEANT 1974-78" - THE GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC CELEBRATION"
"DREAMGIRL U.S.A" - "BENSON" - "ALICE" - "SOLID GOLD" - "SHA NA NA"
"SOLID GOLD DANCERS 5-DAY WORKOUT"
"THE FIVE MINUTE WORKOUT" - STARRING SANDY DUNCAN and KEVIN CARLISLE
"SUZANNE SOMERS EXERCISE VIDEO"
"DO IT DEBBIE'S WAY" - DEBBIE REYNOLDS
"EXERCISE IN THE FLESH"
"BARRY MANILOW ON BROADWAY"
"MANDY" - BARRY MANILOW
"YOU'RE LOOKIN' HOT TONIGHT" - BARRY MANILOW
"BARRY MANILOW INTERNATIONAL TOURS 1979-1996" - "BARRY MANILOW NATIONAL TOURS 1978-96" - "MARILYN MCOO" - "MARILYN MCCOO and BILLY DAVIS, JR" - "CATHY RIGBY" - "MELISSA MANCHESTER" - "SHAUN CASSIDY NATIONAL TOUR" - "GLITTER AND BE GIVING" - TRIBUTE TO MADONNA
"SHARI LEWIS' LAMB CHOP ON BROADWAY"
"BARRY MANILOW AT THE GERSHWIN"
"BARRY MANILOW ON BROADWAY" "HARRY BLACKSTONE JR ON BROADWAY" - NATIONAL TOUR
"ONE-A DAY VITAMINS"
"CLOROX TWO" - RUTH BUZZI
"THE THIRD BARRY MANILOW SPECIAL" - EMMY AWARD
"HALLELUJAH BABY" - TONY AWARD NOMINATION
"HAPPY TIME" - TONY AWARD WINNER