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Adam Cooper

 
Birth Place:
London, ENGLAND
Bio:
Training: Arts Educational School and the Royal Ballet School. Theatre includes: Junior Dolan in On Your Toes (Leicester Haymarket, Royal Festival Hall and Tokyo), Badger in The Wind in the Willows and Soldier in A Soldier’s Tale (Royal Opera House and Japan), Don Lockwood in Singin’ in the ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: July 22, 1971 (50)

Birth Place: London, ENGLAND

Bio:
Training: Arts Educational School and the Royal Ballet School. Theatre includes: Junior Dolan in On Your Toes (Leicester Haymarket, Royal Festival Hall and Tokyo), Badger in The Wind in the Willows and Soldier in A Soldier’s Tale (Royal Opera House and Japan), Don Lockwood in Singin’ in the ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [West End]
West End Revival, 2019
Boris Lermontov
  [West End]
West End Transfer, 2012
Don Lockwood
  [West End]
London Revival, 2005
Sky Masterson [Replacement]
  [West End]
London Revival, 2004
Don Lockwood
  [London Fringe]
London Revival, 2003
Junior Dolan
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1998
Swan
Dancer
  [West End]
Original London Production, 1997
Performer

Productions

 
[West End, 2004]
Choreographer
 
[London Fringe, 2003]
Choreographer

Photos

Carly Mercedes Dyer and Adam Cooper Photo

Carly Mercedes Dyer and Adam Cooper

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11/12/2021
Adam Cooper and Director Nikolai Photo

Adam Cooper and Director Nikolai

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11/12/2021
Adam Cooper and Taylor Walker  Photo

Adam Cooper and Taylor Walker

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11/12/2021
Adam Cooper and Carly Mercedes Photo

Adam Cooper and Carly Mercedes

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10/08/2021

 

Stage

Performances
  [West End]
West End Revival, 2019
Boris Lermontov

  [West End]
West End Transfer, 2012
Don Lockwood

  [West End]
London Revival, 2005
Sky Masterson [Replacement]

  [West End]
London Revival, 2004
Don Lockwood

  [London Fringe]
London Revival, 2003
Junior Dolan

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1998
Swan

Dancer

  [West End]
Original London Production, 1997
Performer

Productions

[West End, 2004]
Choreographer

[London Fringe, 2003]
Choreographer

Adam Cooper Biography

Training: Arts Educational School and the Royal Ballet School.

Theatre includes: Junior Dolan in On Your Toes (Leicester Haymarket, Royal Festival Hall and Tokyo), Badger in The Wind in the Willows and Soldier in A Soldier’s Tale (Royal Opera House and Japan), Don Lockwood in Singin’ in the Rain (Sadler’s Wells and Leicester Haymarket), Valmont in Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Japan tour and Sadler’s Wells), Cliff in Wallflowering (Sevenoaks Playhouse), Sky in Guys and Dolls (Piccadilly), Ramon in Zorro (UK tour), The Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz (Royal Festival Hall), Critical Mass with Russell Maliphant (Coliseum), Lead in Shall We Dance (Sadler’s Wells), Phil Davis in White Christmas for the last three Christmas seasons, and Don Lockwood in Singin’ in the Rain (Chichester Festival Theatre). For Adventures in Motion Pictures he created the role of The Swan in Swan Lake (Sadler’s Wells, UK tour, West End, LA and Broadway, Time Out Award, Evening Standard Award, Astaire Award for Outstanding Male Dancer, Tony Award Nomination for Best Actor), created the role of The Pilot and played The Angel in Cinderella (West End and LA) and Gala Performances of Spitfire. He was a member of the Royal Ballet 1989-97 (principal from 1994) where roles included Romeo/Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet, Crown Prince in Mayerling, Prince Siegfried in Swan Lake, Gloria, Winter Dreams, The Judas Tree, Different Drummer, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, Symphony in C, Ballet Imperial, Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux, La Ronde, Fearful Symmetries, Herman Schmerman, Steptext, In the Middle Somewhat Elevated, Danses Concertantes, Symphonic Variations, Le Corsair Pas de Deux, Thais Pas de Deux and Firstext. He has performed with Irek Mukhamedov and Company, Portugal Ballet Festival, An Evening with Sylvie Guillem, Darcey Bussell and Friends, La Scala, Milan, Rome Opera Ballet, K Ballet, Star Dancers Japan, English National Ballet, Scottish Ballet and has led Adam Cooper and Friends/Adam Cooper Company at Exeter Festival for three years and at Washington International Ballet Festival.

Choreography includes: Just Scratchin’ the Surface (Scottish Ballet), Six Faces (K Ballet), Nature of Touch (Exeter Festival), On Your Toes (Leicester Haymarket and Royal Festival Hall, Critics’ Circle Dance Award for Best Choreography), Garbo (Oscarsteatern, Stokholm), Singin’ in the Rain (Sadler’s Wells and Leicester Haymarket, Critics’ Circle Dance Award nomination), Grand Hotel (Donmar Warehouse, Olivier Award nomination), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (Japan tour and Sadler’s Wells, also directed), Wallflowering (Sevenoaks Playhouse), Promises Promises (Sheffield Crucible), Side by Side by Sondheim (The Venue), Carousel (Savoy, Whatsonstage Award nomination), Simply Cinderella (Curve Leicester, also directed), Robert Devereux (Opera Holland Park), Shall We Dance (Sadler’s Wells, also directed, Whatsonstage Award nomination) and Three Phantoms (UK tour 2011). Adam won the Ursula Moreton Choreographic Competition, Professional Level Prize at Prix de Lausanne, and Critics’ Circle Audience Award for Most Popular Dancer.

Film and television include: The Merry Wives of Windsor, Winter Dreams, Royal Ballet Winter Gala, Swan Lake, Dance Ballerina Dance, The South Bank Show, Madame Bovary, Jason and the Argonauts, Billy Elliot, Sandman and Royal Variety Performances in 1997 and 2011.

Adam Cooper Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2005 - Best Theatre Choreographer
Adam Cooper, Grand Hotel
 
Tony Awards - 1999 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Adam Cooper , Swan Lake

Adam Cooper News

Full Casting and Guest Stars Announced For UK Tour of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Photo Full Casting and Guest Stars Announced For UK Tour of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by Stephi Wild - Feb 9, 2022

A smash hit in Chichester, in the West End and most recently Sadler's Wells, Michael Harrison and Jonathan Church present Chichester Festival Theatre and Stage Entertainment's production of Singin' in the Rain and have announced casting for its major UK and Ireland 2022 tour.

Designer Lez Brotherston Honored with Order of the British Empire Photo Designer Lez Brotherston Honored with Order of the British Empire
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 2, 2022

New Adventures has just announced that Associate Artist and Tony and Olivier Award Winning designer Lez Brotherston on his Order of the British Empire in The Queen’s New Year Honours 2022 for services to Dance and Theatre.

Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for A CHORUS LINE at Curve Theatre Photo Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for A CHORUS LINE at Curve Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 12, 2021

Curve theatre will present its Christmas musical A Chorus Line, featuring world famous dancer Adam Cooper and West End and Curve favourite Carly Mercedes Dyer. A smash-hit Broadway masterpiece, A Chorus Line will run at Curve from 3 to 31 December.

A STAR IS BORN, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF & More to Stream on Broa Photo A STAR IS BORN, CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF & More to Stream on BroadwayHD in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 3, 2021

BroadwayHD has unveiled a lineup of star-studded titles with classic movie musicals, concerts and spectacular theater performances. Kicking off the month on November 1st is the 1976 musical romantic drama film, A Star is Born, featuring Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.

Photos: First Look at A CHORUS LINE Opening at Curve Theatre in December Photo Photos: First Look at A CHORUS LINE Opening at Curve Theatre in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 8, 2021

Curve theatre in Leicester will present A Chorus Line this December, featuring world famous dancer Adam Cooper and West End and Curve favourite Carly Mercedes Dyer.

Full Casting Announced For A CHORUS LINE at Curve Photo Full Casting Announced For A CHORUS LINE at Curve
by Stephi Wild - Sep 2, 2021

Curve theatre in Leicester has today revealed the full cast of its Christmas musical A Chorus Line, including world famous dancer Adam Cooper and West End and Curve favourite Carly Mercedes Dyer.

VIDEO: Sharon D. Clarke, Kerry Ellis, Matthew Henry & More Join Catherine Tate for Vi Photo VIDEO: Sharon D. Clarke, Kerry Ellis, Matthew Henry & More Join Catherine Tate for Virtual Reading of BRODWAY BABY Book
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 9, 2021

A UK virtual reading for the new best-selling illustrated children’s book Broadway Baby, written by UK West End and Broadway theatre operator and producer Russell Miller (Guys & Dolls, Blood Brothers, Paramour, On The Town) with Judith A. Proffer, is now available to watch.

BWW Review: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Sadler's Wells Photo BWW Review: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Sadler's Wells
by Emma Watkins - Aug 6, 2021

The two main supporting roles steal the show, along with the spectacular set-piece choreography. The big showstopper remains the title number, which has become one of those modern iconic stage moments that any theatre fan should see.

Photos: First Look at SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at Sadler's Wells Photo Photos: First Look at SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at Sadler's Wells
by Stephi Wild - Aug 5, 2021

This production of Singin' in the Rain opened at Chichester Festival Theatre and extended due to unprecedented public demand, before a transfer to London which received huge critical acclaim and four Olivier Award nominations.

Half String Releases Expanded Reissue Of DreamPop Debut "A Fascination With Heights" Photo Half String Releases Expanded Reissue Of DreamPop Debut "A Fascination With Heights"
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 27, 2021

Independent Project Records announced today, the reissue of the 1996 debut shoegaze/dream pop album A Fascination With Heights, by beloved Tempe, Arizona band Half String on September 17 available via Darla Records.  

Adam Cooper Videos

BWW TV: In Rehearsal with the Cast of SUNNY AFTERNOON!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 1, 2014

The critically acclaimed new musical, Sunny Afternoon tells the story of the early life of Ray Davies and the rise to stardom of The Kinks and begins previews at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 4 October 2014 with press night on 28 October 2014. Following a sold-out run at Hampstead Theatre, this world premiere production, with music and lyrics by Ray Davies, new book by Joe Penhall, original story by Ray Davies, direction by Edward Hall, design by Miriam Buether and choreography by Adam Cooper, will open on 28 October. Lighting is by Rick Fisher, sound by Matt McKenzie and the Musical Supervisor and Musical Director is Elliott Ware.

BWW TV: Watch Sneak Peek of SUNNY AFTERNOON- Previews Begin October 4
by TV - Press Previews - Sep 26, 2014

Sunny Afternoon, the critically acclaimed new musical which tells the story of the early life of Ray Davies and the rise to stardom of The Kinks, has extended its run until 31 January 2015. The show begins previews at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 4 October 2014. BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek below!

VIDEO: First Trailer for EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS, Starring Christian Bale
by Movies News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Click below to watch the first trailer for EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS, the upcoming biblical epic film directed by Ridley Scott!


Adam Cooper Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Adam Cooper been in?
Adam Cooper has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Adam Cooper been in?
Adam Cooper has appeared on London's West End in 5 shows.

What was Adam Cooper's first West End show?
Adam Cooper's first West End show was Cinderella which opened in 1997

What awards has Adam Cooper been nominated for?
Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for Grand Hotel and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Swan Lake .