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CAMILLE A. BROWN is a prolific Black female director / choreographer, who has received numerous honors including a Guggenheim Award, Bessie Award, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Award, Doris Duke Artist Award, United States Artists Award, two Audelco Awards, five Princess Grace Awards, and a New York City Center Award. She has received a Tony nomination, three Drama Desk nominations, three Lortel nominations and an Obie award for her work in theater. She is an Emerson Collective fellow, a TED fellow and the recipient of a Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellowship. Brown is the 2021 Distinguished Artist, presented by The International Society for the Performing Arts.



Broadway and off-Broadway credits include: Choir Boy, Once On This Island, Toni Stone, A Streetcar Named Desire, Much Ado About Nothing, for colored girls… Film/Television: Academy Award-winning Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Emmy Award-winning “Jesus Christ Superstar Live.” Ms. Brown choreographed the critically acclaimed Porgy and Bess for The Metropolitan Opera and this September became the first Black woman director for the main stage at the MET with Fire Shut Up In My Bones. Brown is the founder and Artistic Director of Camille A. Brown & Dancers.

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Camille A. Brown Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 2024 - Outstanding Choreography

Camille A. Brown, Hell’s Kitchen

The Lortels - 2024 - Outstanding Choreographer

Camille A. Brown, Hell's Kitchen

Tony Awards - 2024 - Best Choreography

Camille A. Brown, Hell's Kitchen

Drama League Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Direction of a Play

Camille A. Brown, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Choreography

Camille A. Brown, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Director of a Play

Camille A. Brown, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf

Tony Awards - 2022 - Best Choreography

Camille A. Brown, for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf

Tony Awards - 2022 - Best Direction of a Play

Camille A. Brown, for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf

Drama Desk Awards - 2020 - Outstanding Choreography

Camille A. Brown, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf


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Obie Awards - 2020 - Choreography Award

Camille A. Brown

Drama Desk Awards - 2019 - Outstanding Choreography

Camille A. Brown, Choir Boy

Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Choreography

Camille A. Brown, Choir Boy


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BroadwayWorld Awards - 2018 - Best Choreography

Camille A. Brown, Once on this Island

Drama Desk Awards - 2018 - The LaDuca Award for Outstanding Choreography

Camille A. Brown, Once on this Island

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Choreographer

Camille A. Brown, Once on this Island

The Lortels - 2018 - Outstanding Choreographer

Camille A. Brown, Bella: An American Tall Tale

The Lortels - 2015 - Outstanding Choreographer

Camille A. Brown, The Fortress of Solitude

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Video: Kecia Lewis Performs 'Authors Of Forever' From HELL'S KITCHEN at the Spring Road Conference

Kecia Lewis took the stage to perform 'Authors of Forever' from Hell's Kitchen at the Broadway League's Spring Road Conference just last month. Check out the video of her performance here!
Video: How Camille A. Brown Made New York City Dance

In this video, watch as Tony nominee Camille A. Brown chats more about the joys of creating Hell's Kitchen, why she can't wait for her next project (Gypsy), and so much more! 
2024 Drama Desk Awards Winners- The Full List

The best of Broadway and off-Broadway came together for the 68th Annual Drama Desk Awards, which were held at The Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.
Listen: HELL'S KITCHEN Cast Recording is Available Now; Watch a Music Video For 'If I Ain't Got You'

The original Broadway cast recording for HELL’S KITCHEN is now available on all streaming platforms! Listen to the album here and watch an all new music video!
Jacob's Pillow Reveals Week 1 Programming of 2024 Summer Festival

This summer’s Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival will open with a ballet company that sends up the conventions of romantic and classical ballet. Learn more about the full lineup here!
HELL'S KITCHEN on Broadway- A Complete Guide

Looking for all the latest info on one of Broadway's hottest shows? BroadwayWorld has the full scoop on everything that you need to know about Hell's Kitchen on Broadway.
Harlem Stage Announces New Artistic Director and CEO

Harlem Stage has announced producer, director, scholar, and arts and cultural executive Dr. Indira Etwaroo as its new Artistic Director and CEO.
Video: Audra McDonald Talks GYPSY on TODAY

Watch Audra McDonald discuss imposter syndrome, stage fright, and GYPSY on Today with Hoda and Jenna in the video here!
Watch: HELL'S KITCHEN Debuts 'No One' Music Video and Four Singles From Cast Recording

Watch the music video for 'No One' from Hell's Kitchen on Broadway!
Video: How Camille A. Brown Brought Her Movement Language to HELL'S KITCHEN

In this video, Tony nominee Camille A. Brown chats about why Hell's Kitchen means so much to her, her connection with Alicia Keys' music, and so much more.
Video: Shoshana Bean and Maleah Joi Moon in the Official Music Video For 'No One' From HELL'S KITCHEN

An all new music video has been released for the song 'No One' from the Broadway musical Hell's Kitchen, featuring Shoshana Bean & Maleah Joi Moon. Check out the video here!
Audra McDonald Will Return to Broadway This Fall in GYPSY; Hear Her Sing in New Trailer

It's official! six-time Tony Award Winner Audra McDonald will return to Broadway this fall, taking on what is widely regarded as the greatest role in musical theatre, “Rose” in GYPSY. We have all of the details!
The Joyce Theater Unveils Fall '24/Winter '25 Season Of Dance

Discover the exciting Fall '24/Winter '25 season at The Joyce Theater. See who is performing and learn how to purchase tickets.
HELL'S KITCHEN, ILLINOISE, And More Win 2024 Chita Rivera Awards

The Broadway productions of Illinoise, The Outsiders, Water for Elephants are winners at this year's 2024 Chita Rivera Awards.
SUFFS Star Hannah Cruz Talks Road To Broadway on THE ART OF KINDNESS Podcast

The Suffs musical performer discussed making her Broadway debut, battling stage jitters, self-kindness, finding courage, and more under the kindness sun.
Jared Grimes To Host The 2024 Chita Rivera Awards

Jared Grimes will host the 2024 Chita Rivera Awards on May 20 at NYU Skirball Center, celebrating excellence in dance and choreography on Broadway and beyond.
Shoshana Bean, Nikki M. James, Brody Grant & More Honor Michael Greif on ART OF KINDNESS Podcast

Tony-nominated stars Shoshana Bean, Nikki M. James, Brody Grant and more honored director Michael Greif on The Art of Kindness with Robert Peterpaul podcast this week. 
Videos: Maleah Joi Moon and Shoshana Bean Perform 'No One' From HELL'S KITCHEN

As part of TODAY's 'Best of Broadway Week,'  Maleah Joi Moon, Shoshana Bean, and more from the cast of Hell's Kitchen stopped by the morning show on Tuesday to discuss and perform from the newly Tony-nominated musical. During the segment, Maleah Joy Moon and Shoshana Bean performed the duet No One before dancing members of the ensemble joined them to conclude the number. Watch the performance and interview now!
Videos: Watch the Cast of HELL'S KITCHEN Perform 'Fallin' and 'Kaleidoscope' on TODAY

As part of TODAY's 'Best of Broadway Week,'  Shoshana Bean, Brandon Victor Dixon, Maleah Joi Moon, and more from the cast of Hell's Kitchen stopped by the show on Tuesday to perform from the newly Tony-nominated musical. Watch the performances now!
Videos: Watch Alicia Keys Reveal the Release Date of HELL'S KITCHEN Cast Recording

As part of TODAY's 'Best of Broadway Week,' Grammy-Winner Alicia Keys stopped by the show on Tuesday to discuss her newly Tony-nominated musical Hell's Kitchen- and reveal some exciting news for those eager to listen to the music at home. Watch the interview!

Camille A. Brown FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What awards has Camille A. Brown been nominated for?

Camille A. Brown has been nominated for several awards throughout her career, including Outstanding Choreography at the Drama Desk Awards for "Hell’s Kitchen," Outstanding Choreographer at The Lortels for "Hell's Kitchen," and Best Choreography at the Tony Awards for "Hell's Kitchen." She also received nominations for Outstanding Direction of a Play at the Drama League Awards for "for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf," Outstanding Choreography at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for the same production, and Outstanding Director of a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf." Additionally, she was nominated for Best Choreography at the Tony Awards and Best Direction of a Play at the Tony Awards for "for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf." Camille A. Brown also received nominations for Outstanding Choreography at the Drama Desk Awards for "for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf," a Choreography Award at the Obie Awards, Outstanding Choreography at the Drama Desk Awards for "Choir Boy," and Best Choreography at the Tony Awards for "Choir Boy." She won the Best Choreography award at the BroadwayWorld Awards for "Once on this Island," The LaDuca Award for Outstanding Choreography at the Drama Desk Awards for "Once on this Island," and Outstanding Choreographer at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "Once on this Island." Additionally, she was nominated for Outstanding Choreographer at The Lortels for "Bella: An American Tall Tale" and "The Fortress of Solitude."

What awards has Camille A. Brown won?

Camille A. Brown has won the Choreography Award at the Obie Awards and Best Choreography at the BroadwayWorld Awards for Once on this Island.

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