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Bill Deamer

 
Bio:
Bill Deamer is one of Britain's leading choreographers whose extensive training is grounded in ballet, jazz and tap. He is the first-choice go-to choreographer for period choreography. He started his career when, employed as lead dancer in a production of Cabaret in the West End (choreographed ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Bill Deamer is one of Britain's leading choreographers whose extensive training is grounded in ballet, jazz and tap. He is the first-choice go-to choreographer for period choreography. He started his career when, employed as lead dancer in a production of Cabaret in the West End (choreographed ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [West End]
London Revival, 1986
Big Max/Fritz
  [West End]
London Revival, 1984
Pierre

Productions

 
[West End, 2022]
Choreographer
 
[West End, 2020]
Choreographer
 
[West End, 2019]
Choreography & Associate Direction
 
[West End, 2019] [Replacement]
Choreography[Replacement]
 
[West End, 2017]
Choreographer
 
[West End, 2017]
Choreographer
 
[West End, 2012]
Choreographer
 
[West End, 2006]
Choreographer

Photos

THE CORN IS GREEN by Williams,      , Writer - Emily Williams, Director - 
Dominic Co Photo

THE CORN IS GREEN by Williams, , Writer - Emily Williams, Director - Dominic Cooke, Set and Costume Designer - ULTZ, Lighting Designer - Charles Balfour, Music Arrangements and Direction - Will Stuart, Sound Designer - Christopher Shutt, Choreographer - Bill Deamer, The National Theatre, 2022, Credit: Johan Persson/

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Date:
03/28/2022
Fred Haig with Bill Deamer  Photo

Fred Haig with Bill Deamer

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Date:
08/01/2017
Dominic Cooke and Bill Deamer Photo

Dominic Cooke and Bill Deamer

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Date:
08/01/2017

 

Stage

Performances
  [West End]
London Revival, 1986
Big Max/Fritz

  [West End]
London Revival, 1984
Pierre

Productions

[West End, 2022]
Choreographer

[West End, 2020]
Choreographer

[West End, 2019]
Choreography & Associate Direction

[West End, 2019] [Replacement]
Choreography[Replacement]

[West End, 2017]
Choreographer

[West End, 2017]
Choreographer

[West End, 2012]
Choreographer

[West End, 2006]
Choreographer

Bill Deamer Biography

Bill Deamer is one of Britain's leading choreographers whose extensive training is grounded in ballet, jazz and tap. He is the first-choice go-to choreographer for period choreography.

He started his career when, employed as lead dancer in a production of Cabaret in the West End (choreographed and directed by his mentor Dame Gillian Lynne OBE), he was offered an opportunity to choreograph his own version of Cabaret at Salisbury Playhouse. From there he has never looked back…

He was reunited with Gillian Lynne when he was invited by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sir Trevor Nunn to create the new tap choreography for the critically-acclaimed production of Cats at The London Palladium 2014 (which has subsequently run world-wide). Other notable productions include Top Hat (For which Bill won the Olivier Award for Best Choreographer), the 50th Anniversary UK Tour of The Sound of Music, Evita at the Dominion Theatre and the acclaimed Follies at The National Theatre directed by Dominic Cooke, for which Bill was nominated for his third Olivier Award.

Bill is also a very successful choreographer for film & television - His keen eye for the camera has served him well, most notably for So You Think You Can Dance, ITV’s All Star Musicals and the hit BBC series Strictly Come Dancing, where he continues to contribute featured group professional routines and Charlestons.

Throughout his career Bill has also become an expert on Fred Astaire, one of his dance idols. He directed and choreographed the first-ever tribute to Fred at the London Palladium, and has appeared in ITV's Perspectives programme For the Love of Fred Astaire.

Bill Deamer Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2018 - Best Theatre Choreographer
Bill Deamer, Follies
 
Olivier Awards - 2013 - Best Theatre Choreographer Gold Star
Bill DeamerTop Hat
 
Olivier Awards - 2007 - Best Theatre Choreographer
Bill Deamer, The Boy Friend

Bill Deamer News

Photos: First Look at Nicola Walker & More in THE CORN IS GREEN at the National Theat Photo Photos: First Look at Nicola Walker & More in THE CORN IS GREEN at the National Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2022

Production images of Nicola Walker in The Corn is Green at the National Theatre have been released today. The Corn is Green by Emlyn Williams, and directed by Dominic Cooke, opens to press in the Lyttelton Theatre on Friday 22 April and runs until 11 June.  

Theatre Royal Brighton Announces Season; SIX, THE CHER SHOW, and More! Photo Theatre Royal Brighton Announces Season; SIX, THE CHER SHOW, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 4, 2022

Theatre Royal Brighton's new What's On Guide is out now! Packed with top quality entertainment, there's a fabulous choice of shows from dazzling musicals to gripping dramas, dance and comedy. With something for all ages and artistic tastes, audiences will be spoilt for choice. 

Photos: Inside Rehearsals for THE CORN IS GREEN at the National Theatre Photo Photos: Inside Rehearsals for THE CORN IS GREEN at the National Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 28, 2022

Photos of Nicola Walker in rehearsal for The Corn is Green at the National Theatre are released today. The Corn is Green by Emlyn Williams, and directed by Dominic Cooke, opens in the Lyttelton Theatre on 9 April, and runs until 11 June.  

BWW Interview: The UK Tour Cast Chat THE OSMONDS: A NEW MUSICAL Photo BWW Interview: The UK Tour Cast Chat THE OSMONDS: A NEW MUSICAL
by Marianka Swain - Mar 3, 2022

The Osmonds: A New Musical is a world premiere production telling the story of a talented family from Utah who became household names. The show began at Leicester Curve last month and is currently touring the UK. Actors Georgia Lennon (Marie Osmond), Danny Nattrass (Ryan Osmond) and Ryan Anderson (Merrill Osmond) share their experience of playing characters based on well-known people.

BWW Review: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, Peacock Theatre Photo BWW Review: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, Peacock Theatre
by Debbie Gilpin - Mar 2, 2022

After a couple of years of staying at home and catching up on all the boxsets and films you never got round to watching, it appears the West End has had a similar idea; Saturday Night Fever is the latest movie-based musical to hit the stage, joining the likes of Dirty Dancing, Back to the Future, Pretty Woman, and Moulin Rouge! The Musical. Following a short tour, the Bee Gees & John Travolta classic hits the West End for a limited run.

THE FOREST Leads February's Top 10 New London Shows Photo THE FOREST Leads February's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Jan 29, 2022

London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. From Florian Zeller’s latest to a starry Shakespeare and thrilling art duel, here are some of this month’s most eye-catching openings. Don’t forget to check back for BroadwayWorld’s reviews, interviews and features!

Cast Announced for THE OSMONDS: A NEW MUSICAL, on UK and Ireland Tour Photo Cast Announced for THE OSMONDS: A NEW MUSICAL, on UK and Ireland Tour
by Stephi Wild - Jan 11, 2022

Meet the full cast of the World Premiere of The Osmonds: A New Musical which kicks off in February of 2022. Learn who is playing what parts.

Saturday Night Fever Confirms Casting For West End Premiere and Tour Photo Saturday Night Fever Confirms Casting For West End Premiere and Tour
by Stephi Wild - Dec 20, 2021

Bill Kenwright's production of¬†Saturday Night Fever¬†will have its West End Premiere for a strictly limited 8-week run at the¬†Peacock Theatre, starting 4 February ‚Äď 26 March.¬† This will be preceded by a short UK tour, opening at the New Theatre Oxford on 5 January, and traveling to Truro, Darlington and Manchester

Photos: First Look at HEX at the National Theatre! Photo Photos: First Look at HEX at the National Theatre!
by Stephi Wild - Dec 10, 2021

The National Theatre has today released a first look at Hex, a new musical based on Sleeping Beauty which is currently open for previews in the Olivier theatre.

Theatre Royal Brighton New Season Has Been Announced Photo Theatre Royal Brighton New Season Has Been Announced
by Gigi Gervais - Nov 30, 2021

Theatre Royal Brighton’s new What’s On Guide is out now! The season goes on general sale on 30 November 2021. Packed with top quality entertainment, the line-up has a fabulous choice of shows from musicals to dramas and ballet to opera.

Bill Deamer Videos

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes with FOLLIES - What Is Sondheim's Classic Musical About? VideoVIDEO: Behind the Scenes with FOLLIES - What Is Sondheim's Classic Musical About?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Including such classic songs as Broadway Baby, I'm Still Here and Losing My Mind, Stephen Sondheim's legendary musical FOLLIES is being staged for the first time at the National Theatre. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, the production is directed by Dominic Cooke (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom). In the video below, get a look behind the scenes with the company talking about what this classic musical is about!

BWW Review: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, New Wimbledon Theatre
by Rona Kelly - Mar 16, 2017

Literally translated, La Cage aux Folles means 'the cage of mad women'. This seems an apt description for the characters and audience alike in Martin Connor's latest production. Funny and flirty, hysteria sweeps through the women and men in attendance and no doubt will the country, as the musical tours the UK for the first time.

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Catherine Tate, Dean John-Wilson and More in Trailer for MISS ATOMIC BOMB
by Stage Tube - Jan 18, 2016

Award winning star of TV and theatre, Catherine Tate (Assassins, The Catherine Tate Show, The Vote, Doctor Who) and Dean John-Wilson (Aladdin, Here Lies Love), who takes lead role in Disney's Aladdin this summer, will lead the cast in the new musical comedy Miss Atomic Bomb, alongside musical theatre stars Florence Andrews (A Little Night Music, Annie Get Your Gun), Simon Lipkin (The Lorax, Assassins, Rock of Ages, Avenue Q) and Daniel Boys (Any Dream Will Do, Avenue Q, Spamalot) as it explodes into the UK for its World Premiere at the St James Theatre, Victoria, in Spring 2016. The production will be running from 7 March for a strictly limited five week season, with press night on 14 March 2016.

STAGE TUBE: Timelapse! THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour Set Goes Up at Wimbledon
by Stage Tube - Apr 2, 2015

One of the greatest musicals of all time, The Sound of Music, returns to the stage in a magnificent new production, which opened at New Wimbledon Theatre on Monday 30 March and will run until Saturday 11 April. Click below to watch a timelapse video of The Sound of Music set being built in Wimbledon!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of West End's TOP HAT!
by Stage Tube - May 23, 2012

Tom Chambers and Summer Strallen take the lead roles of Jerry Travers and Dale Tremont in Top Hat which opened on Wednesday 9th May at the Aldwych Theatre in the West End where the show is currently booking until 26 January 2013. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the musical below!


Bill Deamer Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Bill Deamer been in?
Bill Deamer has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Bill Deamer been in?
Bill Deamer has appeared on London's West End in 2 shows.

What was Bill Deamer's first West End show?
Bill Deamer's first West End show was The Boy Friend which opened in 1984

What awards has Bill Deamer been nominated for?
Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for Follies Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for Top Hat and Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for The Boy Friend .

What awards has Bill Deamer won?
Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for Top Hat.