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Anthony Van Laast trained at the London School of Contemporary Dance, later joining the Company as both performer and choreographer.



Theatre: Includes Bombay Dreams (London and Broadway – Tony award nomination); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (worldwide - Laurence Olivier award nomination, Dramalogue award); Jesus Christ Superstar (UK and Broadway); Song & Dance (worldwide - Green Room award, Australia); He has made shows for many people including, Kate Bush, Sarah Brightman and Barry Humphries(Dame Edna) and in Las Vegas Michael Crawford and Siegfried and Roy.

Anthony has recently choreographed the new production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for London’s West End and the films of MAMMA MIA! Currently choreographing Sister Act opening at the Palladium in June 09.

In 1999 Anthony Van Laast was awarded the MBE for Services to Dance and Choreography.

Anthony Van Laast Productions

 
[West End, 2024]
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[US Tour, 2022]
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[West End, 2021]
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[West End, 2021]
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[Broadway, 2019]
Choreography
 
[West End, 2018]
CHOREOGRAPHER
 
[Regional (US), 2018]
Choreography & Staging
 
[Broadway, 2014]
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[Las Vegas, 2014]
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[US Tour, 2012]
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[Broadway, 2011]
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[West End, 2009]
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[West End, 2007]
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[Broadway, 2004]
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[West End, 2002]
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[US Tour, 2002]
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[Broadway, 2001]
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[Toronto, 2000]
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[Broadway, 2000]
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[Broadway, 1993]
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[West End, 1991]
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[West End, 1990]
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[West End, 1989]
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[West End, 1988]
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[West End, 1982]
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Anthony Van Laast Awards and Nominations


winner
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Choreographer

Anthony Van Laast, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Tony Awards - 2020 - Best Choreography

Anthony Van Laast, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Helen Hayes Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Choreography in a Musical, HAYES Production

Anthony Van LaastSide Show

Olivier Awards - 2010 - Best Theatre Choreographer

Anthony Van Laast, Sister Act

Tony Awards - 2004 - Best Choreography

Anthony Van Laast, Bombay Dreams


winner
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Choreography

Anthony van Laast, Bombay Dreams

Olivier Awards - 1994 - Best Theatre Choreographer

Anthony van LaastThe Beggar's Opera

Olivier Awards - 1992 - Best Theatre Choreographer

Anthony van Laast, Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Olivier Awards - 1992 - Best Theatre Choreographer

Anthony van Laast, Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Anthony Van Laast Videos

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Video: Stephanie J. Block & More in West End's KISS ME, KATE

Stephanie J. Block and Adrian Dunbar are currently starring in Kiss Me, Kate at London's Barbican Centre, running through 14 September.  In this all new video, watch highlights of the cast in action!
Photos: Karis Anderson, Zoe Birkett, and Rolan Bell Join the Cast of TINA �" THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL

All new production images have been released of Karis Anderson, Zoe Birkett, Rolan Bell and the new cast for the hit West End production  TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL, based on the life of the legendary artist Tina Turner. Check out the photos here!
Review: TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL at QPAC, Lyric Theatre

What did our critic think of TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL at QPAC, Lyric Theatre?
Previews: ANASTASIA al TEATRO ARCIMBOLDI

ANASTASIA al TEATRO ARCIMBOLDI DEBUTTO A DICEMBRE 2024 A MILANO PER LA VERSIONE ITALIANA DEL GRANDE SUCCESSO DI BROADWAY
Review: TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL at CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre

When considering the most influential performers in the history of rock, Tina Turner's talent and legacy is counted among titans. Her voice, her signature growl, is unmistakable. Her determination to succeed and survive despite years of abuse at the hands of her husband set her apart from the rest.
TINA �" THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Opens In Brisbane This Week

After playing to packed houses and rave reviews across the country, TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL wil open at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s (QPAC) Lyric Theatre from this Saturday 29 June. 
Review Roundup: Did KISS ME, KATE Delight the Critics?

A new production of Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate, starring Adrian Dunbar and Broadway Royalty and Tony Award Winner Stephanie J. Block, making her West End debut, has now opened.
Review: KISS ME, KATE, Barbican Theatre

Adrian Dunbar is the starriest of a starry cast, but lacks the specific experience required to lead the show to its fullest potential
Video: The Cast of KISS ME, KATE in London Perform 'Too Darn Hot'

Stephanie J. Block and Adrian Dunbar are currently starring in Kiss Me, Kate at London's Barbican Centre, running through 14 September.  In this all new video, watch a clip from 'Too Darn Hot' from the show.
Review: TINA, THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL at The Overture

From the gripping opening number to the dynamic conclusion, Tina, The Tina Turner Musical, is on hell of an emotional rollercoaster. The highs and lows of Tina's tumultuous journey are brilliantly encapsulated in the show, and her extraordinary music weaves through a narrative that is both heart-breaking and stunning.
Photos: First Look at Stephanie J. Block and Adrian Dunbar in KISS ME, KATE

Stephanie J. Block and Adrian Dunbar star in Kiss Me, Kate at London's Barbican Centre, running through 14 September.  Check out photos of the cast in action here.
Video: Inside The Sitzprobe for the West End Revival of KISS ME, KATE

Go inside the sitzprobe for the upcoming West End revival of Cole Poter's KISS ME, KATE starring Olivier nominee Charlie Stemp (Crazy For Yoanu, Mary Poppins) and rising star Georgina Onuorah (The Wizard of Oz, Oklahoma!). See the video.
TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Comes to Overture Hall in June

TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL will invite audiences to experience the electrifying journey of Tina Turner, the legendary 'Queen of Rock 'n Roll' at the Overture Hall this June.
Photos: TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Commemorates One Year Since Turner's Passing With Floral Installation

Principal cast members Zoe Birkett (Tina Turner) and Rolan Bell (Ike Turner), recently visited an installation at Hays Galleria that pays tribute to Tina Turner, in honor of the one year anniversary of her passing. Check out photos here!
Photos: Stephanie J. Block and More in Rehearsal For KISS ME, KATE at the Barbican Centre

Stephanie J. Block and Adrian Dunbar will star in Kiss Me, Kate at London's Barbican Centre beginning 4 June and running through 14 September.  Check out all new rehearsal photos here!
New Cast Members Set to Join TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL in London Next Month

The West End production  of TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL has announced the full cast joining the previously announced Karis Anderson and Zoe Birkett who share the role of Tina Turner and Rolan Bell as Ike Turner. Learn more about the cast here!
BWW Review: TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL - Simply the Best in Columbus

TINA: The Tina Turner Musical came blazing in like a bolt of lightning with thunderous applause on opening night at the Ohio Theatre, just as most of our state was under severe tornado warnings.  TINA tells the remarkable story of the musical legend, and shares it all – the good, the bad, and the ugly – so be prepared for some cringe-worthy moments of raw and jolting physical, verbal and emotional abuse.  Despite that, TINA also shares her triumphant journey of resilience, redemption, freedom, and ultimate superstardom.  ritic think of TINA at Ohio?
Zoe Birkett and Rolan Bell Will Join The West End Cast of TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL

The hit West End production TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL which is based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner and was produced in association with Tina Turner herself, has announced new principal cast members joining the musical.
TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Opens at the Princess Theatre This September

The critically acclaimed smash hit TINA – THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL will open at the Princess Theatre, Melbourne in September and producers have announced a new release of tickets that will go on sale Friday.
MAMMA MIA! Returns to Toronto in October

MAMMA MIA! will return to Toronto to play a limited 5-week run from October 8 to November 10, 2024 at Toronto’s CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre.  

Anthony Van Laast FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What awards has Anthony Van Laast been nominated for?

Anthony Van Laast has been nominated for several prestigious awards for his outstanding choreography in various Broadway productions. Some of his notable nominations include Outstanding Choreographer at the Outer Critics Circle Awards and Best Choreography at the Tony Awards for "Tina: The Tina Turner Musical." He was also recognized for Outstanding Choreography in a Musical at the Helen Hayes Awards for "Side Show" and Best Theatre Choreographer at the Olivier Awards for "Sister Act," "Bombay Dreams," "The Beggar's Opera," and "Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat."

What awards has Anthony Van Laast won?

Anthony Van Laast has won Outstanding Choreographer at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical and Outstanding Choreography at the Drama Desk Awards for Bombay Dreams.

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