Rob Marshall (born October 17, 1960) is an American theater, film director and choreographer. He is a six-time Tony Award nominee, Academy Awardnominee, Golden Globe nominee and Emmy winner whose most noted work includes the 2002 film Chicago and the 1998 Broadway revival of Cabaret.
Marshall was born in Madison, Wisconsin and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He debuted in the film industry with the TV adaptation of the m
usical Annie by Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin. After that he went on to direct the much anticipated adaptation of the Kander and Ebb musical Chicagoin 2002
for which he received his first Academy Award nomination for directing. More recent work of his include the Geisha dramaMemoirs of a Geisha based on the best-selling book of the same name by Arthur Golden. The film went on to win six Academy Awards including best picture from thirteen nominations. Marshall's next film,due December 2009, is the adaptation Nine from the Broadway
production with the same name starring amongst others Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench and Daniel Day-Lewis. Marshall entered negotiations to direct the fourth chapter of Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean film series starring Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush.