Paul McGill To Choreograph THE MUSIC MAN At Asolo Rep
Paul McGill (The Legend of Georgia McBride, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) will choreograph The Music Man at Asolo Rep this fall. Directed by Jeff Calhoun (Newsies), the production will star Noah Racey (Never Gonna Dance) and run November 13 through December 29, 2018. Additional casting and creative team members will be announced at a later date
The Music Man comes on the heels of tonight's premiere of "Jessica," a new work McGill created through BDL Connect, a mentorship initiative developed by Broadway Dance Lab which matches exceptionally talented, rising choreographers with master Broadway professionals. Founded by Broadway choreographer, Josh Prince (Beautiful, Shrek), Broadway Dance Lab is a choreography incubator that gives all theater dance makers the resources they need to bring their visions to life.
"The Music Man marked my professional stage debut at the Byham Theatre in Pittsburgh, PA and I am thrilled to return to those roots as a young choreographer under the direction of fellow Pittsburgh native Jeff Calhoun," said McGill. "And I'm honored to be amongst the talented choreographers whose work has evolved thanks to Broadway Dance Lab. Setting a piece to such an iconic song by the legendary Allman Brothers has been an absolute joy."
ABOUT Paul McGill
Paul McGill was raised in Pittsburgh, PA and trained by notable local teachers like Lenora Nemetz and Rachelle Rak. At 17, he made his Broadway debut and has worked consecutively since. His performance credits include Broadway's La Cage aux Folles (2004), the revival of A Chorus Line, Memphis, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, and Bullets Over Broadway. On TV, he has appeared on NBC's "Smash" and Nickelodeon's "Victorious", as well as numerous talk and award shows. On film, he has been in the Oscar and BAFTA Award-winning documentary Man On Wire, the horror film House Hunting, and most notably Kevin in MGM's remake of Fame.
Behind the scenes, Paul choreographed the world premiere of the Short Round Productions circus Filament. He brought the physicality of the Broadway and first national touring productions of Hedwig and the Angry Inch to Tony Award winner John Cameron Mitchell, Darren Criss, Michael C. Hall, Taye Diggs, and Euan Morton. He choreographed both the NY and LA productions of The Legend of Georgia McBride, winning an Astaire Award and an Ovation Award for his choreography, as well as a nomination for the Lucille Lortel Award. Paul also choreographed the Off-Broadway productions of Steve, directed by Cynthia Nixon, and School for Scandal. He has trained Laverne Cox for her starring role in Rocky Horror Picture Show on FOX, and Neil Patrick Harris for his Michael Jackson tribute on Lip Sync Battle.
Paul worked with Nilo Cruz on his new Japanese docu-play, Tsunami and choreographed for Grounded Aerial, New York Film Academy, Block 6 Films, ALT Coffee, Imperial Court of New York, Pittsburgh Musical Theater, New Jersey Fashion Week, the Ali Forney Center, and Broadway Cares. He continues to develop his own projects in his free time. For more information, visit www.paulmcgill.org.