He directed comedy film such as The Wedding Planner, A Walk to Remember, Hairspray (2007 remake), and most recently, the 2012 film Rock of Ages.
He was also a judge of the television sitcom So You Think You Can Dance for seasons 3-10. He also directed a few television sitcoms such as ABC's Modern Family.
For Disney, he directed the 2005 action comedy film, The Pacifier and the 2008 comedy film, Bedtime Stories. He also served as a choreographer for the 1997 film George of the Jungle and was a director for the 2003 Touchstone Pictures comedy Bringing Down the House and a producer for the 2010 film The Last Song.