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Casey Nicholaw

 
Bio:
Casey Nicholaw is currently represented on Broadway as director/choreographer of Mean Girls (Tony nominations for Best Direction & Choreography), Disney√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs Aladdin (Tony, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Choreography) and co-director/choreographer of The Book of Mormon ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Casey Nicholaw is currently represented on Broadway as director/choreographer of Mean Girls (Tony nominations for Best Direction & Choreography), Disney√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs Aladdin (Tony, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Choreography) and co-director/choreographer of The Book of Mormon ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Ensemble/Other Roles
Officer
Speed Tappist
Ensemble
Dexter
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
Ensemble
Horton the Elephant/The Mayor of Whoville (Understudy)
The Mayor of Whoville (Understudy)
Horton the Elephant (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1999
Frank Manero
  [Off-Off-Broadway]
Musicals in Mufti Concert, 1998
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Neville (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Couple #19
Couple #51
Corky
Mr. Walker (Understudy)
Luke Adams (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1995
Ensemble/Other Roles
Juke
Jazz Hot Ensemble
Gregor
Henri Labisse (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
1994
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1994
Showroom Patron
Wall Street Wolf
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1992
Junior
Ensemble
Eugene (Understudy)
  [Regional (US)]
Goodspeed Revival, 1990
Performer

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2022]
Choreographer
Director
 
[West End, 2021]
Choreographer
Co-Director
 
[US Tour, 2021]
Director
Choreographer
 
[US Tour, 2021]
Direction and Choreography
 
[Broadway, 2018]
Choreography
Director
 
[Broadway, 2018]
Director/Choreographer
 
[Washington, DC (Regional), 2017]
Director
Choreography
 
[West End, 2016]
Director
Choreographer
 
[Regional (US), 2016]
Director and Choreographer
 
[West End, 2016]
Director, Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2016]
Choreographer
Director
 
[Los Angeles, 2015]
Original Choreography
 
[Broadway, 2015]
Director and Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Director
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2014]
Director and Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2012]
Director
Choreographer
 
[US Tour, 2012]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2011]
Choreographer
Co-Director
 
[Broadway, 2010]
Choreographer
Director
 
[US Tour, 2010]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2010]
Choreographer
Director
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2007]
Director/Choreographer
 
[West End, 2007]
Director/Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Director/Choreographer
 
[West End, 2006]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2006]
Director
Choreographer
 
[US Tour, 2006]
Choreographer
 
[Los Angeles, 2005]
Director/Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2005]
Choreographer
 
[Regional (US), 2004]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Choreographer
 
[New York, 2005]
Director

Casey Nicholaw Movies

Trolls
 
[2016]
dance choreographer
The Prom
 
[2020]
choreographer
Aladdin: Live from the West End
 
[2022]
choreographer

Casey Nicholaw Biography

Casey Nicholaw is currently represented on Broadway as director/choreographer of Mean Girls (Tony nominations for Best Direction & Choreography), Disney√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs Aladdin (Tony, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Choreography) and co-director/choreographer of The Book of Mormon (Tony, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle awards for co-director and nominations in the same categories for Choreography; Olivier winner for Best Choreography).
Represented on the West End as director/choreographer of Dreamgirls, The Book of Mormon and Aladdin. His other Broadway credits as director/choreographer: Tuck Everlasting, Something Rotten! (Tony nominee, Best Director), Elf, The Drowsy Chaperone (Tony, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle nominations), Monty Python√Ę‚ā¨‚ĄĘs Spamalot (Tony, Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle nominations, Best Choreography).
Nicholaw's additional New York credits for City Center Encores!, including acclaimed productions of The Most Happy Fella, Anyone Can Whistle, and Follies (direction/choreography).

Casey Nicholaw Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Direction of a Musical
Casey Nicholaw, The Prom
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2018 - The LaDuca Award for Outstanding Choreography
Casey Nicholaw, Mean Girls
 
Drama League Awards - 2018 - Founders Award for Excellence in Directing Gold Star
Casey Nicholaw
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2018 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Casey Nicholaw, Mean Girls
 
Tony Awards - 2018 - Best Choreography
Casey Nicholaw, Mean Girls
 
Tony Awards - 2018 - Best Direction of a Musical
Casey Nicholaw, Mean Girls
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Choreography
Casey Nicholaw, Something Rotten!
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Casey Nicholaw, Something Rotten!
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Choreography
Casey Nicholaw, Something Rotten!
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Casey Nicholaw, Something Rotten!
 
Tony Awards - 2015 - Best Choreography
Casey Nicholaw, Something Rotten!
 
Tony Awards - 2015 - Best Direction of a Musical
Casey Nicholaw, Something Rotten!
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2014 - Best Choreography Gold Star
Casey Nicholaw, Aladdin
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Choreography
Casey Nicholaw, Aladdin
 
Olivier Awards - 2014 - Best Theatre Choreographer Gold Star
Casey NicholawThe Book of Mormon
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Choreographer
Casey Nicholaw, Aladdin
 
Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Choreography
Casey Nicholaw, Aladdin
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2011 - Best Direction of a Musical Gold Star
Casey Nicholaw, The Book of Mormon
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Choreography
Casey Nicholaw, The Book of Mormon
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Director of a Musical Gold Star
Casey Nicholaw, The Book of Mo
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Choreography
Casey Nicholaw, The Book of Mormon
 
Tony Awards - 2011 - Best Choreography
Casey Nicholaw, The Book of Mormon
 
Tony Awards - 2011 - Best Direction of a Musical Gold Star
Casey Nicholaw, The Book of Mormon
 
Olivier Awards - 2008 - Best Theatre Choreographer
Casey Nicholaw, The Drowsy Chaperone
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2006 - Outstanding Choreography
Casey Nicholaw , The Drowsy Chaperone
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Choreography
Casey Nicholaw, The Drowsy Chaperone
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Direction of a Musical
Casey Nicholaw, The Drowsy Chaperone
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Choreography
Casey Nicholaw , Monty Python's Spamalot
 
Tony Awards - 2005 - Best Choreography
Casey Nicholaw, Monty Python's Spamalot

Casey Nicholaw News

Review: MEAN GIRLS at Golden Gate Theatre Photo Review: MEAN GIRLS at Golden Gate Theatre
by Linda Hodges - Feb 4, 2023

What did our critic think of MEAN GIRLS at Golden Gate Theatre?

Leslie Odom, Jr. Will Return to Broadway in PURLIE VICTORIOUS: A NON-CONFEDERATE ROMP Photo Leslie Odom, Jr. Will Return to Broadway in PURLIE VICTORIOUS: A NON-CONFEDERATE ROMP THROUGH THE COTTON PATCH, Directed by Kenny Leon
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 1, 2023

Tony & Grammy Award winner and Academy & Emmy Award nominee Leslie Odom, Jr. will star in the new Broadway production of the classic American comedy Purlie Victorious: A Non-Confederate Romp Through the Cotton Patch by the legendary Ossie Davis.

Breaking: Roc Bernad√≠, Jana G√≥mez y David Comrie protagonizar√°n ALADD√ćN en Madrid Photo Breaking: Roc Bernad√≠, Jana G√≥mez y David Comrie protagonizar√°n ALADD√ćN en Madrid
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Feb 1, 2023

La producci√≥n del musical Disney llega a la Gran V√≠a de Madrid de la mano de Stage Entertainment Espa√Īa el 24 de marzo.

THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Ticket Lottery Policy at Proctors Photo THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Ticket Lottery Policy at Proctors
by Stephi Wild - Jan 25, 2023

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, has announced a lottery ticket policy in Schenectady playing at Proctors Feb. 3 -5. Proctors will be partnering with Lucky Seat. At the end of Jan., patrons will have a chance to win $25 tickets for the run at Proctors in Schenectady. A limited number of tickets will be available.

What's On Tour? A Guide to Currently Running and Upcoming National Touring Production Photo What's On Tour? A Guide to Currently Running and Upcoming National Touring Productions
by Stephi Wild - Jan 22, 2023

Favorites like Hamilton, Wicked, Anastasia, and Beetlejuice have already announced planned stops around the country. Want to know what's on tour now, or coming soon to a theatre near you? Enjoy Broadway locally with BroadwayWorld's full list of Broadway National Tours in 2023. 

BOOK OF MORMON to Offer Ticket Lottery at Miller Auditorium Photo BOOK OF MORMON to Offer Ticket Lottery at Miller Auditorium
by Blair Ingenthron - Jan 21, 2023

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine¬†Tony Awards¬†including Best Musical, has announced a lottery¬†ticket policy in Kalamazoo, MI playing at¬†Miller Auditorium, Jan. 27 ‚Äď 28, 2023. A limited number of tickets will be available at $25¬†each.¬†

Sheryl Lee Ralph to be Honored at Amas Musical Theatre 54th Annual Gala Benefit Conce Photo Sheryl Lee Ralph to be Honored at Amas Musical Theatre 54th Annual Gala Benefit Concert
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 19, 2023

Amas Musical Theatre will celebrate its 54th Anniversary at its annual Gala Benefit Concert, presenting the 2023 ‚ÄúRosie‚ÄĚ Award to Honoree Award-winning actress¬†Sheryl Lee Ralph. See how to purchase tickets!

VIDEO: Watch SOME LIKE IT HOT Perform 'You Can't Have Me (If You Don't Have Him)' on  Photo VIDEO: Watch SOME LIKE IT HOT Perform 'You Can't Have Me (If You Don't Have Him)' on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS
by Michael Major - Jan 18, 2023

J. Harrison Ghee, Christian Borle, and the cast of Some Like It Hot appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers to perform 'You Can’t Have Me (If You Don’t Have Him).' The performance was introduced by the show's co-writer and resident Late Night comedian Amber Ruffin. Watch a video of the performance now!

Disney's ALADDIN Is Coming To The Fisher Theatre in May Photo Disney's ALADDIN Is Coming To The Fisher Theatre in May
by Stephi Wild - Jan 18, 2023

Disney Theatrical Productions, under the direction of Thomas Schumacher, and Broadway In Detroit announced today that tickets for the Detroit return engagement of Disney’s Aladdin will go on sale to the public on Friday, February 3 at 10:00 a.m.

SOME LIKE IT HOT Will Release Original Broadway Cast Recording in March Photo SOME LIKE IT HOT Will Release Original Broadway Cast Recording in March
by Stephi Wild - Jan 17, 2023

The Original Broadway Cast Recording of SOME LIKE IT HOT will be recorded this month and released March 24 on streaming and digital platforms worldwide, with physical release to follow.

Casey Nicholaw Videos

VIDEO: Watch SOME LIKE IT HOT Perform 'You Can't Have Me (If You Don't Have Him)' on  Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch SOME LIKE IT HOT Perform 'You Can't Have Me (If You Don't Have Him)' on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS

by Michael Major - Jan 18, 2023

J. Harrison Ghee, Christian Borle, and the cast of Some Like It Hot appeared on Late Night With Seth Meyers to perform 'You Can’t Have Me (If You Don’t Have Him).' The performance was introduced by the show's co-writer and resident Late Night comedian Amber Ruffin. Watch a video of the performance now!

Video: Lorne Michaels & the Cast of MEAN GIRLS Walk the Red Carpet in Los Angeles Videoplay
Video: Lorne Michaels & the Cast of MEAN GIRLS Walk the Red Carpet in Los Angeles

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 6, 2023

Mean Girls is now on stage at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre and BroadwayWorld was there as the musical's stars walked the red carpet, along with producer Lorne Michaels. 

VIDEO: Christian Borle, J. Harrison Ghee & SOME LIKE IT HOT Cast Perform 'You Can't H Videoplay
VIDEO: Christian Borle, J. Harrison Ghee & SOME LIKE IT HOT Cast Perform 'You Can't Have Me' on GMA

by Michael Major - Dec 16, 2022

This morning, J. Harrison Ghee, Christian Borle, and the cast of Some Like It Hot appeared on Good Morning America to perform 'You Can't Have Me.' The musical features a book by Matthew López (The Inheritance) & Amber Ruffin ('The Amber Ruffin Show'), music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman (Hairspray). Watch the video now!

VIDEO: Amber Ruffin Discusses Rewriting SOME LIKE IT HOT on THE VIEW Videoplay
VIDEO: Amber Ruffin Discusses Rewriting SOME LIKE IT HOT on THE VIEW

by Michael Major - Dec 14, 2022

Amber Ruffin appeared on The View this morning to discuss making her Broadway debut co-writing the book of Some Like It Hot. Ruffin discuss what it was like to update the original film's story for modern audiences. Ruffin also discussed the rave reviews that the production received and more. Watch the new video interview now!

Video: SOME LIKE IT HOT Company Celebrates Opening Night Videoplay
Video: SOME LIKE IT HOT Company Celebrates Opening Night

by Opening Night - Dec 12, 2022

Broadway's new musical comedy Some Like It Hot just opened at the Shubert Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there and you can go behind the scenes of the big night in this video.

Video: Get a First Look at Christian Borle, J. Harrison Ghee, Adrianna Hicks & More i Videoplay
Video: Get a First Look at Christian Borle, J. Harrison Ghee, Adrianna Hicks & More in SOME LIKE IT HOT

by Show Highlights - Dec 2, 2022

Get a first look at footage from Broadway's new musical comedy Some Like It Hot, now playing at the Shubert Theatre!

Video: Richard Ridge Chats With SOME LIKE IT HOT Book Writers Amber Ruffin and Matthe Videoplay
Video: Richard Ridge Chats With SOME LIKE IT HOT Book Writers Amber Ruffin and Matthew Lopez

by Sneak Peek - Nov 3, 2022

The new musical comedy SOME LIKE IT HOT is now in previews at the Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street). This brand-new Broadway musical comedy features a book by Matthew López (The Inheritance) & Amber Ruffin ('The Amber Ruffin Show'). Richard Ridge sat down with Lopez and Ruffin to discuss the show. Watch here!

Video: SOME LIKE IT HOT Company Gets Ready to Heat Up Broadway Videoplay
Video: SOME LIKE IT HOT Company Gets Ready to Heat Up Broadway

by Sneak Peek - Oct 19, 2022

Rehearsals are underway for Broadway's highly anticipated new musical comedy, Some Like It Hot! Some Like It Hot will begin performances on Broadway this fall on Tuesday, November 1 and officially open Sunday, December 11 at the Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street). Meet the company in this video!

Photos & Video: Inside Rehearsals for ALADDIN North American Tour Launching Tonight Videoplay
Photos & Video: Inside Rehearsals for ALADDIN North American Tour Launching Tonight

by Sneak Peek - Oct 11, 2022

The North American tour of Disney’s Aladdin launches on Tuesday, October 11 at 7:30pm at Proctors Theatre in Schenectady, NY, where the hit Broadway musical comedy will play for two weeks through Sunday, October 23, 2022. Check out rehearsal photos and videos here!

VIDEO: Sutton Foster Talks Auditioning and THE MUSIC MAN on THE TONIGHT SHOW Videoplay
VIDEO: Sutton Foster Talks Auditioning and THE MUSIC MAN on THE TONIGHT SHOW

by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 8, 2022

Watch Sutton Foster discuss auditioning and THE MUSIC MAN with Jimmy Fallon on THE TONIGHT SHOW.


Casey Nicholaw Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Casey Nicholaw been in?
Casey Nicholaw has appeared on Broadway in 8 shows.

How many West End shows has Casey Nicholaw been in?
Casey Nicholaw has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Casey Nicholaw been nominated for?
Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Prom , The LaDuca Award for Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Mean Girls , Founders Award for Excellence in Directing (Drama League Awards) , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Mean Girls , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Mean Girls , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Mean Girls , Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Something Rotten! , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Something Rotten! , Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Something Rotten! , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Something Rotten! , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Something Rotten! , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Something Rotten! , Best Choreography (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Aladdin , Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Aladdin , Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for The Book of Mormon , Outstanding Choreographer (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Aladdin , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Aladdin , Best Direction of a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for The Book of Mormon , Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for The Book of Mormon , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Book of Mo , Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Book of Mormon , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for The Book of Mormon , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Book of Mormon , Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for The Drowsy Chaperone , Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Drowsy Chaperone , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for The Drowsy Chaperone , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Drowsy Chaperone Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Monty Python's Spamalot and Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Monty Python's Spamalot .

What awards has Casey Nicholaw won?
Founders Award for Excellence in Directing (Drama League Awards), Best Choreography (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Aladdin, Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for The Book of Mormon, Best Direction of a Musical (BroadwayWorld Awards) for The Book of Mormon Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for The Book of Moand Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Book of Mormon.