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Garth Fagan

 
Bio:
Garth Fagan is the recipient of the 1998 Tony¬ģ Award for Best Choreography and the 2000 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer (London, UK) as well as the Drama Desk Award, the Astaire Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award for his work with The Lion King. Mr. Fagan was born in ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Garth Fagan is the recipient of the 1998 Tony¬ģ Award for Best Choreography and the 2000 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer (London, UK) as well as the Drama Desk Award, the Astaire Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award for his work with The Lion King. Mr. Fagan was born in ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[West End, 2021]
Choreographer
 
[US Tour, 2002]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1997]
Choreographer

 

Stage

Productions

[West End, 2021]
Choreographer

[US Tour, 2002]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1997]
Choreographer

Garth Fagan Biography

Garth Fagan is the recipient of the 1998 Tony¬ģ Award for Best Choreography and the 2000 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer (London, UK) as well as the Drama Desk Award, the Astaire Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award for his work with The Lion King. Mr. Fagan was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and for more than 33 years has toured the world with Garth Fagan Dance. On television the company has appeared on "Great Performances," "The Tonight Show" and the Academy Awards¬ģ. Mr. Fagan forged his own dance language and technique, drawing from modern dance, Afro-Caribbean and ballet, and has choreographed for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Dance Theatre of Harlem, the Jose Limon Company, the New York City Ballet's 50th Anniversary, and others. In addition, he choreographed Joseph Papp's A Midsummer Night's Dream and the Duke Ellington street opera, Queenie Pie at the Kennedy Center. A distinguished university professor at SUNY Brockport, he has received numerous awards and fellowships, including the 2001 Samuel H. Scripps American Dance Festival Award, a Bessie Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Fulbright 50th Anniversary Distinguished Fellow. He has also been inducted into the American Academy of Achievement.

Garth Fagan Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2000 - Best Theatre Choreographer Gold Star
Garth Fagan, The Lion King
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Choreography Gold Star
Garth Fagan, The Lion King
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1998 - Best Choreography Gold Star
Garth Fagan, The Lion King
 
Tony Awards - 1998 - Best Choreography Gold Star
Garth Fagan, The Lion King
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1997 - Outstanding Choreography Gold Star
Garth Fagan, The Lion King

Garth Fagan News

Review: THE LION KING at Broadway San Jose Photo Review: THE LION KING at Broadway San Jose
by Linda Hodges - Aug 5, 2022

What did our critic think of THE LION KING at Broadway San Jose?

The Joyce Theater Announces  Fall '22 / Winter '23 Season Featuring Alan Cumming in B Photo The Joyce Theater Announces Fall '22 / Winter '23 Season Featuring Alan Cumming in BURN & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2022

The Joyce Theater Foundation has announced the complete roster of unparalleled dance talent slated to showcase their artistry at The Joyce Theater during the Fall ‚Äė22/Winter ‚Äė23 season. Among the ranks of celebrated dance makers and award-winning companies is a refreshing combination of highly-anticipated return engagements and Joyce debuts.

The Joyce Theater Foundation Announces Fall '22/Winter '23 Season Featuring a Piece P Photo The Joyce Theater Foundation Announces Fall '22/Winter '23 Season Featuring a Piece Performed by Alan Cumming & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2022

The Joyce Theater Foundation has announced the complete roster of unparalleled dance talent slated to showcase their artistry at The Joyce Theater during the Fall '22/Winter '23 season.

THE LION KING Welcomes Back Jelani Remy as Simba Beginning Tonight Photo THE LION KING Welcomes Back Jelani Remy as Simba Beginning Tonight
by Stephi Wild - Jul 26, 2022

The Lion King will welcome Jelani Remy back to the Broadway production in the role of Simba beginning tonight, Tuesday, July 26, 2022. Brandon A. McCall is on a leave of absence and is scheduled to return Tuesday, August 23, 2022.

Rochester Fringe Announces Year 11 Lineup; Tickets On Sale At Noon Photo Rochester Fringe Announces Year 11 Lineup; Tickets On Sale At Noon
by Stephi Wild - Jul 11, 2022

Organizers of the Rochester Fringe Festival announced that the eleventh annual festival will include more than 500 performances and events ‚Äď ranging from comedy, dance, kids' fringe, and multidisciplinary shows, to music, spoken word, theatre, and visual art & film ‚Äď from Tuesday, September 13 ‚Äď Saturday, September 24, 2022.

Disney's THE LION KING Will Debut in the Middle East This November Photo Disney's THE LION KING Will Debut in the Middle East This November
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2022

Marking its 25-year anniversary, the world-famous, award-winning musical is set for a historical 4-week run in the UAE capital from November 16 to December 10 at Yas Island's Etihad Arena.

THE LION KING Extends Season at Manchester Palace Theatre Photo THE LION KING Extends Season at Manchester Palace Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jun 6, 2022

The Walt Disney Company UK and Ireland and Manchester Theatres have announced on sale dates for a seven week extension of the musical THE LION KING, opening at the Palace Theatre later this year.

Pearl Khwezi to Assume the Role of Nala in THE LION KING Beginning Tonight Photo Pearl Khwezi to Assume the Role of Nala in THE LION KING Beginning Tonight
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022

The Lion King has announced that Pearl Khwezi will assume the role of Nala in the Broadway production beginning tonight, Tuesday, May 24, 2022. Adrienne Walker played her final performance last month.

MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL, LES MISERABLES & More Announced for 22-23 Zions Bank Broad Photo MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL, LES MISERABLES & More Announced for 22-23 Zions Bank Broadway at the Eccles Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2022

Broadway Across America has announce the 2022-2023 Broadway at the Eccles season, bringing the best of Broadway to Salt Lake City. The season begins with two weeks of the smash Broadway hit Moulin Rouge! The Musical, winner of 10 Tony Awards.

BWW Previews: DISNEY'S THE LION KING at Century II Concert Hall Photo BWW Previews: DISNEY'S THE LION KING at Century II Concert Hall
by Paula Makar - Apr 28, 2022

The North American tour of Disney’s The Lion King is celebrating its 20th anniversary today, Wednesday, April 27 in Wichita, where the award-winning musical begins a two-week return engagement tonight at The Century II Concert Hall and plays through Sunday, May 8, 2022.

Garth Fagan Videos

VIDEO: Broadway in Detroit Performs From THE LION KING on America's Thanksgiving Para VideoVIDEO: Broadway in Detroit Performs From THE LION KING on America's Thanksgiving Parade
by Stephi Wild - Nov 26, 2021

Members of Broadway in Detroit, featuring the Detroit Youth Choir, performed a song from The Lion King during America's Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit.

VIDEO: Learn Choreography From THE LION KING in a Tutorial Introduced by Michelle Oba VideoVIDEO: Learn Choreography From THE LION KING in a Tutorial Introduced by Michelle Obama
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2020

You can now learn choreography from the THE LION KING on Broadway! 

BWW TV: THE LION KING Tour Castmates Get Engaged On Stage! VideoBWW TV: THE LION KING Tour Castmates Get Engaged On Stage!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 20, 2019

South African Lion King performer Nhlanhla Ndlovu surprised the entire cast of Disney's The Lion King and his girlfriend, fellow cast member Daniela Cobb, by proposing on stage last night at the Auditorium Theatre in Rochester, NY.

BWW TV: Celebrate THE LION KING's Anniversary With a Look at Scar's Makeup Process VideoBWW TV: Celebrate THE LION KING's Anniversary With a Look at Scar's Makeup Process
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 13, 2019

Broadway has officially been experiencing the circle of life for 22 years because today is the anniversary of the Disney hit musical The Lion King! To celebrate, we're taking you backstage to see what it takes to transform into one of Broadway's nastiest villains. Head to the Pridelands with the video below for a look at Broadway's Scar, Stephen Carlile, getting into character at the Minskoff Theatre!

VIDEO: THE LION KING Takes Over King's Cross in Honor of its 20th Anniversary in the  VideoVIDEO: THE LION KING Takes Over King's Cross in Honor of its 20th Anniversary in the West End
by Stage Tube - Oct 19, 2019

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of THE LION KING in London, commuters at King's Cross Underground Station have been able to experience the show up-close, with surprise performances, costumes, masks and puppets from the show on display, giveaways, and more!

VIDEO: Get a Backstage Look at THE LION KING Bringing Its Giraffe To Life VideoVIDEO: Get a Backstage Look at THE LION KING Bringing Its Giraffe To Life
by Stage Tube - Aug 9, 2019

The smash hit musical The Lion King has been showing audiences the circle of life for a remarkable twenty-one years on Broadway, and now the show is giving us a look backstage at the productions' intricate giraffe puppet from the show's iconic opening number, Circle of Life. Head to the Pridelands with this video!

VIDEO: Get a Behind-the-Scenes Look at THE LION KING VideoVIDEO: Get a Behind-the-Scenes Look at THE LION KING
by Stage Tube - Jul 23, 2019

The smash hit musical The Lion King has been showing audiences the circle of life for a remarkable twenty-one years on Broadway, and now the show is giving Business Insider a look backstage at the productions' intricate puppets and set design. Head to the Pridelands with the full video!

VIDEO: THE LION KING Celebrates 100,000,000th Guest Worldwide With Multi-Lingual 'Cir VideoVIDEO: THE LION KING Celebrates 100,000,000th Guest Worldwide With Multi-Lingual 'Circle of Life' Music Video
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2019

The Lion King - the most successful title in musical theatre history - passes another historic milestone this week, welcoming its 100,000,000th guest worldwide. Since its Broadway premiere on November 13, 1997, 25 productions have played in 100 cities around the world on every continent except Antarctica.

VIDEO: The Joyce Theater Previews Fall/Winter Season - 'Be Moved All Season Long' VideoVIDEO: The Joyce Theater Previews Fall/Winter Season - 'Be Moved All Season Long'
by Alan Henry - Aug 23, 2018

Linda Shelton, Executive Director of The Joyce Theater, announced today the New York City dance organization's programming for its Fall '18 Winter '19 season. Showcasing extraordinary international and local artists, the upcoming Joyce season promises to offer something spectacular for all dance-lovers.

April 1 - THE LION KING Will Become First Musical to Play Seven Continents- Antarctic VideoApril 1 - THE LION KING Will Become First Musical to Play Seven Continents- Antarctic Production Will Open in 2019!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 31, 2018

For the first time, Disney's legendary stage musical, The Lion King, goes where no musical has gone before. The seventh continent. The Lion King has played on every continent except one. Opening on April 1st 2019, in a 2000 seat ice theatre, in Antarctica. Below, watch as the team behind Disney's The Lion King takes you behind the scenes as it plans its most challenging production ever. 


Garth Fagan Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Garth Fagan been nominated for?
Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for The Lion King , Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for The Lion King , Best Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Lion King Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for The Lion King and Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for The Lion King .

What awards has Garth Fagan won?
Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for The Lion King, Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for The Lion King, Best Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Lion King Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for The Lion Kingand Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for The Lion King.