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Hough is an American professional Latin and ballroom dancer, choreographer, actor and singer.
From 2007 to 2016, Hough was a professional dancer on the ABC dance-competition series Dancing with the Stars, winning the show a record-breaking six times with his celebrity partners. For his work on Dancing with the Stars, Hough received nine nominations for the Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Choreography, winning the award twice. Hough later became a judge on the series beginning with its 29th season.
Hough has also appeared as an actor on stage, appearing in the West End premiere of Footloose: The Musical at the Novello Theatre and as well as the 2015 New York Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. In film and television, he has starred in the film Make Your Move and had a recurring role in the ABC musical-drama Nashville. In 2016, he appeared as Corny Collins in NBC's live musical TV-production of Hairspray Live!
From 2017-2020, Hough served as a judge on the NBC dance competition series World of Dance.

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[Motion Picture]
NBC Live Televised Production, 2016
Corny Collins

Radio City Musical Hall Production, 2015

[West End]
London Revival, 2006
Ren McCormack

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DANCING WITH THE STARS to Feature Jason Mraz, Barry Williams & More

The “Dancing with the Stars” season 32 celebrity cast and their professional dancing partners were announced live on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” From “Vanderpump Rules,” Ariana Madix to “The Brady Bunch” actor Barry Williams, get all the details on the cast for season 32 now!

LIVE WITH KELLY AND MARK Returns For a New Season Next Week

In anticipation of the new season and in celebration of Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 4, Derek Hough will be a guest to talk about the new season of the smash-hit series “Dancing with the Stars,” which will air this fall on ABC and Disney+, and stream next day on Hulu. Plus, music group SHINEDOWN performs in studio!

John W. Engeman Theater Announces Cast and Creative Team for URINETOWN THE MUSICAL

The John W. Engeman Theater has announce dthe cast and creative team of URINETOWN THE MUSICAL. Performances will take place on Monday, August 7, 2023 and Tuesday, August 8, 2023.

URINETOWN THE MUSICAL Comes to The John W. Engeman Theater Next Week

The John W. Engeman Theater has announced the cast and creative team of URINETOWN THE MUSICAL. Performances will take place on Monday, August 7, 2023 and Tuesday, August 8, 2023.  

Tilles Center Unveils Star-Studded 2023/24 Season Lineup

Discover the incredible lineup of the 2023/24 season at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts. From star-studded concerts to captivating dance performances and Broadway shows, this season promises entertainment for everyone. Get your tickets now and experience world-class performances right in your own backyard.

Ariana Madix Joins DANCING WITH THE STARS Season 32 as VANDERPUMP RULES Begins Filming

Vanderpump Rules star Ariana Madix has joined the upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars. Madix filmed an announcement video with Dancing With the Stars judge Derek Hough at her new sandwich shop, Something About Her. Madix's Vanderpump Rules co-star and former boss, Lisa Vanderpump, previously competed on the show in 2013.

HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL: THE SERIES to End With Season Four Featuring Julia Lester, Corbin Bleu & More

The “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” Wildcats will take their final bow this summer. Watch the new teaser trailer video, which features a first look at the original High School Musical stars like Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, and more joining Julia Lester and Joshua Bassett to film the fictional High School Musical 4 at East High.

MPAC Reveals 2023-2024 Season Lineup

MPAC’s 2023-2024 season – its 29th -- will feature over 100 events in a wide range of genres, from classical music to classic rock, Broadway to the blues, smooth jazz to stunning dance, and so much more.

Legends Are in the House: The 2023 Chita Rivera Awards

Chita danced onto the stage at the Skirball Center to present the Chita Rivera Lifetime Achievement Award to her friend and collaborator, 96-year-old John Kander.

Video: Broadway's Best Dancers Gather on the Red Carpet at the 2023 Chita Rivera Awards

In this video, watch as Broadway's best dancers walk the red carpet at the 2023 Chita Rivera Awards!

Photos: Inside the 2023 Chita Rivera Awards

The 2023 Chita Rivera Awards were presented on May 22, 2023 at 7:30pm at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos here!

$25 Student Rush Tickets Available for The Chita Rivera Awards Tonight

Student rush tickets are now available for the 2023 Chita Rivera Awards this evening.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, A BEAUTIFUL NOISE And More To Perform At The 2023 Chita Rivera Awards; Presenters Announced

Presenters and performances have been announced for the 2023 Chita Rivera Awards, taking place on May 22 at 7:30pm at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place off Washington Square Park).

Los Angeles Ballet To Honor Jeff Polak and Alia Tutor at Gala This Month

Los Angeles Ballet (LAB) will celebrate its Season 17 Gala on Thursday, May 18 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. This year's honorees are philanthropists Jeff Polak and Alia Tutor. The honorees are receiving Angel Awards for the extraordinary contributions they have made to LAB and the city of Los Angeles. 


“Dancing with the Stars” will make history once again becoming the first series to simulcast across both ABC and Disney+ for its upcoming 32nd season, and will be available the next day on Hulu. Beginning this fall, the beloved show will reach audiences across multiple Disney platforms in their respective time zones. 

Dancer And TV Personality Derek Hough Announces Tour Date At Fox Cities P.A.C.

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center has announced NiteLite Presents: Derek Hough: Symphony of Dance Wednesday, November 1, 2023.

Derek Hough Will Bring SYMPHONY OF DANCE to the Hershey Theatre

Following the sold-out success of Derek Live: the Tour, Derek Hough returns with a monumental experience for 2023 - Derek Hough Symphony of Dance will visit Hershey Theatre on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 7 p.m.

Derek Hough Comes to Sarasota With SYMPHONY OF DANCE This December

Following the sold-out successes Derek Live: The Tour, and of Move Live on Tour and Move – Beyond – Live on Tour, including multiple sellouts at prestigious venues such as Radio City Music Hall, DEREK HOUGH returns with a monumental experience for 2023 – DEREK HOUGH SYMPHONY OF DANCE. 

Wake Up With BWW 3/21: BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN Adaptation, PARADE and SHUCKED Cast Albums, and More!

Top stories: A Brokeback Mountain stage adaptation is headed to London this spring, cast recordings have been announced for Parade and Shucked, Hadestown could be headed to London soon, and more!

Julianne Hough to Return to DANCING WITH THE STARS as Co-Host

Julianne Hough will replace Tyra Banks as a co-host on the upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars. She is set to join Alfonso Ribeiro as a co-host, with returning judges Carrie Ann Inaba, Bruno Tonioli and Derek Hough. Longtime judge Len Goodman departed the series after its 31st season.


Derek Hough has not appeared on Broadway.

Derek Hough has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

Derek Hough's first West End show was Footloose which opened in 2006

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