Cyndi Lauper, Harvey Fierstein & Jerry Mitchell's KINKY BOOTS a Go; Pre-Broadway Tryout Set for Chicago, Oct. 2012
Jerry Mitchell (Direction & Choreography) made his Broadway and West End debuts as director of Legally Blonde, for which he also served as Choreographer, and was nominated for both the Tony® and Drama Desk Awards for his choreography and the Drama Desk Award for his direction. He also recently choreographed the Broadway production of Catch Me If You Can and West End production of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies. Mitchell received Tony®, Drama Desk and Outer Critics’ Circle Awards for choreographing the 2005 Tony® Award-winning Best Revival of La Cage aux Folles, having also been nominated for the Tony® as choreographer of Legally Blonde and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Previously, Mitchell has received Olivier, Tony®, Drama Desk, Outer Critics’ Circle and Astaire Award nominations for choreographing Hairspray and Tony®, Drama Desk and Astaire Award nominations for choreographing The Full Monty. On Broadway, he choreographed the hit revivals of Gypsy, starring Bernadette Peters, The Rocky Horror Show (Drama Desk nomination) and You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, as well as Never Gonna Dance and Hedwig and the Angry Inch, both on stage and film. He conceived and co-produces Broadway Bares, a comedy burlesque performed annually for the charity, Broadway Cares. Most recently, he directed, choreographed and co-produced Peepshow, a Las Vegas extravaganza production show, and served as Production Supervisor for the Toronto and Broadway productions of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. He recently created Jerry Mitchell Productions, in partnership with Ambassador Theatre Group, under which he will develop, create, and produce new productions for ATG theaters in London, New York, and around the world. Currently, he is supervising the writing of Broadway musicals based on the film Mad Hot Ballroom and the iconic television series, The Honeymooners, both of which he will direct and choreograph for Broadway.