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Anthony Van Laast

 
Bio:
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 ‚Äď Tony award nomination); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (worldwide - Laurence Olivier award ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
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 ‚Äď Tony award nomination); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (worldwide - Laurence Olivier award ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

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

Anthony Van Laast Biography

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 ‚Äď 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 Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Choreographer Gold Star
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
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Choreography Gold Star
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 News

Review: TINA, THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL at The Hippodrome Photo Review: TINA, THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL at The Hippodrome
by Timoth David Copney - Nov 16, 2022

Phrases of praise like ‚Äėtour de force‚Äô and ‚Äėvocal tsunami‚Äô get bandied about so often that they can begin to lose their impact. In the case of Ms. Villanueva, they are not enough.

New Tour of MAMMA MIA! To Hit The Road In 2023 Photo New Tour of MAMMA MIA! To Hit The Road In 2023
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 11, 2022

According to an Equity casting notice, a new national tour of the hit musical, Mamma Mia!, will hit the road in 2023.

Review: TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL at Shea's Buffalo Theatre Photo Review: TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by Michael Rabice - Nov 9, 2022

The beloved  diva took to the Shea's Buffalo stage as the Broadway musical TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL opened to wild audience approval last night. The icon of soul and later rock & roll has her life told through another one of those bio-musical retellings, using the Tina Turner catalog of hits as a score.

MAMMA MIA! Will Play At Scarborough Open Air Theatre For The First Time in June 2023 Photo MAMMA MIA! Will Play At Scarborough Open Air Theatre For The First Time in June 2023
by Stephi Wild - Oct 31, 2022

The sensational feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! is heading to the Yorkshire coast next summer for its biggest ever outdoor season of shows.

Photos: First Look at the New Cast of MAMMA MIA! in the West End Photo Photos: First Look at the New Cast of MAMMA MIA! in the West End
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 25, 2022

Photos have been released of the new cast of MAMMA MIA! at the Novello Theatre in London.  The new cast began on 10 October. See the photos here!

Photos: Inside Media Night For TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Photo Photos: Inside Media Night For TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Oct 19, 2022

The hit production of¬†TINA ‚Äď THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL has released all new photos from its Media Night.¬†Elesha Paul Moses¬†led the cast last night (18 October 2022) as Tina Turner with¬†Caleb Roberts¬†playing Ike.¬† They were joined by VIP guests.

New Release of Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for TINA ‚Ä" THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL at Theat Photo New Release of Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for TINA ‚Ä" THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL at Theatre Royal Sydney
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 12, 2022

After breaking pre-sale records at the¬†Theatre Royal Sydney¬†box office last month, producers have announced a new release of tickets¬†to the critically acclaimed smash hit¬†TINA ‚Äď THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL¬†will go on sale Friday 14 October.

Olivier Awards 2023 Sets Date For 2 April at Royal Albert Hall Photo Olivier Awards 2023 Sets Date For 2 April at Royal Albert Hall
by Stephi Wild - Oct 12, 2022

The Society of London Theatre (SOLT), has announced that the Olivier Awards 2023 with Mastercard will take place on Sunday 2 April, at the Royal Albert Hall. Legendary choreographer Anthony Van Laast has been engaged as the Show Creative Director.

TINA ‚Ä" THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Visits Academy Of Music On Kimmel Cultural Campus Ne Photo TINA ‚Ä" THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Visits Academy Of Music On Kimmel Cultural Campus Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Oct 12, 2022

The Kimmel Cultural Campus and The Shubert Organization will bring Tina ‚Äď The Tina Turner Musical to the Kimmel Cultural Campus' Academy of Music from November 22, 2022 to December 4, 2022, as part of the Broadway series.

MAMMA MIA! Wins Best Theatre Production In The Group Leisure & Travel Awards 2022 Photo MAMMA MIA! Wins Best Theatre Production In The Group Leisure & Travel Awards 2022
by Stephi Wild - Oct 7, 2022

Global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! won Best Theatre Production in the 2022 held at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel at Stadium MK in Milton Keynes on 5 October. 

Anthony Van Laast Videos

Photos & Video: First Look at SISTER ACT Starring Nicole Vanessa Ortiz & More at Pape Videoplay
Photos & Video: First Look at SISTER ACT Starring Nicole Vanessa Ortiz & More at Paper Mill Playhouse

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 3, 2022

Get a first look at photos and video of Sister Act, now playing through Sunday, June 26, 2022 at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ). The cast features Nicole Vanessa Ortiz as Deloris Van Cartier, and more.

VIDEO: MAMMA MIA! Celebrates 9000 Performances in London Videoplay
VIDEO: MAMMA MIA! Celebrates 9000 Performances in London

by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 3, 2022

Today marks the 9000th performance in London's West End of MAMMA MIA! To celebrate the occasion, an all new video has been released.

VIDEO: Nkeki Obi-Melekwe & TINA Cast Perform on the WENDY SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Nkeki Obi-Melekwe & TINA Cast Perform on the WENDY SHOW

by Michael Major - Dec 9, 2021

Nkeki Obi-Melekwe and the cast of Tina: the Tina Turner Musical took to the stage on the Wendy Show this morning to perform 'Proud Mary'. Obi-Melekwe was later joined by guest-hosts Leah Remini and Michele Visage for an interview after the performance.

VIDEO: Nkeki Obi-Melekwe Performs TINA Medley on GOOD MORNING AMERICA Videoplay
VIDEO: Nkeki Obi-Melekwe Performs TINA Medley on GOOD MORNING AMERICA

by Michael Major - Oct 22, 2021

Watch Nkeki Obi-Melekwe make her national television debut as Tina Turner with the cast of TINA: The Musical, performing a medley of 'Nutbush City Limits' and 'Proud Mary' this morning on Good Morning America.

VIDEO: Adrienne Warren, Katori Hall, and More Talk Bringing TINA to Life on Broadway Videoplay
VIDEO: Adrienne Warren, Katori Hall, and More Talk Bringing TINA to Life on Broadway

by Stephi Wild - Oct 4, 2021

PBS NewsHour correspondent Karla Murthy recently sat down with the show's writer and members of the cast, including Tony-award winner Adrienne Warren, to talk about the show and Tina Turner's journey to become one of the most celebrated recording artists in history.

VIDEO: Go Inside MAMMA MIA!'s Re-Opening Night at The Novello Theatre! Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Inside MAMMA MIA!'s Re-Opening Night at The Novello Theatre!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 27, 2021

MAMMA MIA! is back on stage! The production began performances on 25 August 2021 at London's Novello Theatre. MAMMA MIA!, now in its 23rd year, is currently booking until 2 April 2022. 

VIDEO: The Cast of TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Performs 'Proud Mary' on GMA Videoplay
VIDEO: The Cast of TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Performs 'Proud Mary' on GMA

by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 6, 2019

Ahead of Tina - The Tina Turner Musical's official opening on Broadway November 7, the cast of the musical stopped by Good Morning America to give audiences a sneak peak!

VIDEO: Tina Turner Shouts Out TINA THE MUSICAL Ahead of Tonight's First Preview Videoplay
VIDEO: Tina Turner Shouts Out TINA THE MUSICAL Ahead of Tonight's First Preview

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 12, 2019

Tina - The Tina Turner Musical officially begins previews tonight on Broadway. Tina herself is giving the show a shoutout in an all new video.

VIDEO: TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Performs 'River Deep, Mountain High' at the Oli Videoplay
VIDEO: TINA - THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL Performs 'River Deep, Mountain High' at the Olivier Awards

by Stage Tube - Apr 12, 2019

It was just announced that Tina - The Tina Turner Musical is headed for Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre this fall!

VIDEO: Tina Turner Talks TINA The Musical Videoplay
VIDEO: Tina Turner Talks TINA The Musical

by Alan Henry - Feb 25, 2019

Last month over 200,000 new tickets were released for sale for TINA - THE Tina TURNER MUSICAL, the show based on the life of legendary artist Tina Turner, with bookings now being taken at the Aldwych Theatre to Saturday 21 December 2019.


Anthony Van Laast Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Anthony Van Laast been nominated for?
Outstanding Choreographer (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical , Outstanding Choreography in a Musical, HAYES Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Side Show , Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for Sister Act , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Bombay Dreams , Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Bombay Dreams , Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for The Beggar's Opera Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat .

What awards has Anthony Van Laast won?
Outstanding Choreographer (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Tina: The Tina Turner Musicaland Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Bombay Dreams.