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Adam Cooper

Birth Place: London, ENGLAND

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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.

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[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

Original Broadway Production, 1998


[West End]
Original London Production, 1997

Adam Cooper Productions

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

Adam Cooper Movies

[2004]New York Minute writer

[2006]Accepted writer

[2011]Tower Heist writer

[2014]Exodus: Gods and Kings writer

[2015]The Transporter Refueled writer

[2016]Assassin's Creed writer

[2016]Allegiant writer

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Curve's Production of A CHORUS LINE Will Embark on UK Tour

Curve's hit production of the Broadway musical A CHORUS LINE will return in 2024, playing at Curve from 28 June to 13 July 2024, with a Summer run at Sadler's Wells from 31 July to 25 August and a UK Tour. Learn more about the production here!

Joe Spano & More to Star in Rolling Southern California Premiere of THE REALISTIC JONESES

Laguna Playhouse announced, in association with Gare St. Lazare, Ireland and the Rubicon Theatre Company, Faline England, Sorcha Fox, Conor Lovett and Joe Spano starring in the rolling Southern California premiere of THE REALISTIC JONESES, written by Will Eno and directed by Judy Hegarty-Lovett.

Borderlands Theater To Present WEST SIDE STORIES, Celebrating Tucson's West Side Heritage And Cultural Pride

Borderlands Theater will present West Side Stories, written by Veronica Weatherbie with contributions by Patricia Preciado Martin, Milta Ortiz, Silviana Wood and Marc David Pinate, edited by Milta Ortiz and directed by Jonathan Heras and Marc David Pinate.

Joe Spano & More to Star in THE REALISTIC JONESES at Rubicon Theatre Company

Rubicon Theatre Company will present the Southern California premiere of THE REALISTIC JONESES, Wednesday, January 25 at 7:00 pm, with a press opening on Saturday, January 28 at 7:00 pm, running through Sunday, February 12.

Review: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, New Wimbledon Theatre

As rain threatens to stop play down the road at Wimbledon's famous tennis club, it seems appropriate to be stopping by the theatre to watch Jonathan Church's stage version of Singin' In The Rain. Re-emerging after the pandemic at Sadler's Wells, the light-hearted and brightly cheerful show is now touring.

Full Casting and Guest Stars Announced For UK Tour of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN

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

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

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.


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

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

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 Virtual Reading of BRODWAY BABY Book

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

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

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"

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.  

Full Casting Announced For SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at Sadlers Wells Theatre

Today Michael Harrison and Jonathan Church announce that Kevin Clifton, Faye Tozer, Charlotte Gooch and Cavin Cornwall are to join Adam Cooper to lead the Chichester Festival Theatre and Stage Entertainment production of the Olivier Award-nominated musical Singin' in the Rain.

New Shows Announced For Spring/Summer 2021 At Sadler's Wells

Audiences return to Sadler's Wells from 17 May and  seven productions are scheduled between May and the start of September. 

Center Theatre Group Announces Digital Stage Schedule for March 15 �" March 21

Matthew Bourne’s production of “The Red Shoes” premieres Friday, March 19 at 8 pm and streams Saturday, March 20 at 5 and 8 pm; and Sunday, March 21 at 1 and 5 pm (all times Pacific). The Red Shoes” is a tale of obsession, possession and one girl’s dream to be the greatest dancer in the world.

Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES is Coming to Center Theatre Group's Digital Stage in March

Center Theatre Group is extending its series of beautifully captured New Adventures productions on the Digital Stage with Matthew Bourne’s production of “The Red Shoes.” Streamed five times only, the schedule will be Friday, March 19 at 8 pm; Saturday, March 20 at 5 and 8 pm; and Sunday, March 21 at 1 and 5 pm (all times Pacific).


What are you prepared to sacrifice for your art? Filmed at Sadlera??s Wells in January, Matthew Bournea??s The Red Shoes asks what a passionate obsession might cost a person. First seen in 2016, this wonderful show was a double Olivier Award winner and perfectly demonstrates Bournea??s deep understanding of and devotion to dance.


Adam Cooper has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Adam Cooper has appeared on London's West End in 5 shows.

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

Adam Cooper has been nominated for several prestigious awards throughout his career. He was nominated for Best Theatre Choreographer at the Olivier Awards for his work on "Grand Hotel." Additionally, he received a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards for his portrayal in "Swan Lake." These nominations highlight Cooper's talent and recognition in the Broadway industry.

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