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Jerry Mitchell

 
Bio:
Jerry Mitchell made his Broadway and West End debuts as director of Legally Blonde, for which he also served as Choreographer, and was nominated for both the Tony and Drama Desk Awards for his choreography and the Drama Desk Award for his direction. He also recently choreographed the Broadway ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Jerry Mitchell made his Broadway and West End debuts as director of Legally Blonde, for which he also served as Choreographer, and was nominated for both the Tony and Drama Desk Awards for his choreography and the Drama Desk Award for his direction. He also recently choreographed the Broadway ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1991
Ensemble/Other Roles
Drugstore Cowboy
Indian of The Dawn
Will Rogers Wrangler
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1983
Cop
Ensemble
Joe McCall
Louie (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1980
Dancer
  [New York]
Workshop, 1983
Performer

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Director, Choreographer
 
[US Tour, 2021]
Choreographer
 
[West End, 2021]
Director
Choreographer
 
[West End, 2021]
Choreographer
 
[US Tour, 2020]
Director/Choreographer
 
[West End, 2019]
Director
 
[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 2019]
Director & Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2018]
Choreographer
Director
 
[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 2018]
Director/Choreographer
 
[Chicago, 2018]
Choreographer
Director
 
[US Tour, 2017]
Director
 
[Motion Picture, 2016]
Choreographer
 
[Chicago, 2015]
Director and Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2015]
Director
 
[West End, 2015]
Director, Choreographer
 
[US Tour, 2014]
Director and Choreographer
 
[West End, 2014]
Director and Choreographer
 
[US Tour, 2012]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Director
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2011]
Choreographer
 
[West End, 2010]
Choreographer
 
[West End, 2010]
Choreographer
Director
 
[West End, 2007]
Choreographer
 
[New York, 2007]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2007]
Choreographer
Director
 
[US Tour, 2006]
Choreographer
 
[Las Vegas, 2006]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2005]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2004]
Choreographer
 
[San Diego, CA (Regional), 2004]
Choreographer
 
[Toronto, 2004]
Choreographer
 
[New York, 2004]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2003]
Choreographer
 
[New York, 2003]
Choreographer
 
[US Tour, 2003]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2003]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2002]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2002]
Choreographer
 
[West End, 2002]
Choreographer
 
[US Tour, 2001]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2000]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2000]
Choreographer
 
[San Diego, CA (Regional), 2000]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Choreographer
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1999]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1998]
Choreographer
 
[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 1998]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1998]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1994]
Associate Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1993]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1993]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1992]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1992]
Fight Director/Coordinator
 
[Off-Broadway, 1992]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1992]
Fight Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1991]
Fight Director
 
[Broadway, 1989]
Assistant to the Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1987]
Choreographer
 
[New York, 2006]
Choreographer

Jerry Mitchell Biography

Jerry Mitchell made his Broadway and West End debuts as director of Legally Blonde, for which he also served as Choreographer, and was nominated for both the Tony and Drama Desk Awards for his choreography and the Drama Desk Award for his direction. He also recently choreographed the Broadway production of Catch Me If You Can and West End production of Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies. Mitchell received Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics' Circle Awards for choreographing the 2005 Tony Award-winning Best Revival of La Cage aux Folles, having also been nominated for the Tony as choreographer of Legally Blonde and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Previously, Mitchell has received Olivier, Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics' Circle and Astaire Award nominations for choreographing Hairspray and Tony, Drama Desk and Astaire Award nominations for choreographing The Full Monty. On Broadway, he choreographed the hit revivals of Gypsy, starring Bernadette Peters, The Rocky Horror Show (Drama Desk nomination) and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, as well as Never Gonna Dance and Hedwig and the Angry Inch, both on stage and film. He conceived and co-produces Broadway Bares, a comedy burlesque performed annually for the charity, Broadway Cares. Most recently, he directed, choreographed and co-produced Peepshow, a Las Vegas extravaganza production show, and served as Production Supervisor for the Toronto and Broadway productions of Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Currently, he is supervising the writing of Broadway musicals based on the films Kinky Boots and Mad Hot Ballroom and the iconic television series, The Honeymooners, all of which he will direct and choreograph for Broadway.

Jerry Mitchell Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2016 - Best Theatre Choreographer
Jerry MitchellKinky Boots
 
Olivier Awards - 2015 - Best Theatre Choreographer
Jerry MitchellDirty Rotten Scoundrels
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2013 - Best Choreography Gold Star
Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots
 
Drama League Awards - 2013 - Founders Award for Excellence in Directing
Jerry Mitchell
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Choreographer
Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2013 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots
 
Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Choreography
Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots
 
Tony Awards - 2013 - Best Direction of a Musical
Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots
 
Olivier Awards - 2011 - Best New Musical Gold Star
Jerry Mitchell, Legally Blonde
 
Olivier Awards - 2011 - Best Theatre Choreographer
Jerry Mitchell, Legally Blonde
 
Olivier Awards - 2008 - Best Theatre Choreographer
Jerry Mitchell, Hairspray
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Choreography
Jerry Mitchell, Legally Blonde
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Director of a Play
Jerry Mitchell, Legally Blonde
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2005 - Best Choreography Gold Star
Jerry Mitchell, La Cage Aux Folles
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Choreography Gold Star
Jerry Mitchell , La Cage aux Folles
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2005 - Outstanding Choreography
Jerry Mitchell, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
 
Tony Awards - 2005 - Best Choreography Gold Star
Jerry Mitchell, La Cage aux Folles
 
Tony Awards - 2005 - Best Choreography
Jerry Mitchell, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Choreography Gold Star
Jerry Mitchell, La Cage aux Folles
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Choreography
Jerry Mitchell , Never Gonna Dance
 
Tony Awards - 2004 - Best Choreography
Jerry Mitchell, Never Gonna Dance
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Choreography Gold Star
Jerry Mitchell, Hairspray
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Choreography Gold Star
Jerry Mitchell, Never Gonna Dance
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Choreography
Jerry Mitchell, Hairspray
 
Tony Awards - 2003 - Best Choreography
Jerry Mitchell, Hairspray
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Choreography
Jerry Mitchell, The Full Monty
 
Tony Awards - 2001 - Best Choreography
Jerry Mitchell, The Full Monty
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Choreography Gold Star
Jerry Mitchell, The Rocky Horror Show
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Choreography Gold Star
Jerry Mitchell, The Full Monty

Jerry Mitchell News

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL is Coming to Wharton Center in December Photo PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL is Coming to Wharton Center in December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 30, 2022

PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL,¬†based on one of Hollywood‚Äôs most beloved romantic stories of all time, is coming to Wharton Center Tuesday, December 13 ‚ÄĒ Sunday, December 18, 2022!¬†

Jessica Vosk To Lead GET HAPPY: A JUDY GARLAND CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION At Carnegie Hal Photo Jessica Vosk To Lead GET HAPPY: A JUDY GARLAND CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION At Carnegie Hall
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 29, 2022

On Monday, December 12 at 8:00 p.m., Carnegie Hall presents Get Happy: A Judy Garland Centennial Celebration featuring Broadway stars Jessica Vosk alongside Andy Karl. Written by Robert Cary and Jonathan Tolins, and directed by Michael Arden with Music Director Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Get Happy celebrates the life and artistry of the legendary Judy Garland.

HAIRSPRAY is Coming to Proctors Next Month Photo HAIRSPRAY is Coming to Proctors Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Nov 22, 2022

Hairspray will bring its tour to Proctors next month. This new North American tour, helmed by original director Jack O'Brien and original choreographer Jerry Mitchell, will play Tuesday, December 6 - Sunday, December 11 in Schenectady at Proctors.

Photos: All New Photos of Courtney Bowman and Andy Barke in PRETTY WOMAN THE MUSICA Photo Photos: All New Photos of Courtney Bowman and Andy Barke in PRETTY WOMAN THE MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2022

All new production photos have been released for PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL at the Savoy Theatre starring Courtney Bowman as Kit De Luca and Andy Barke as Happy Man/Mr Thompson.

Review: HAIRSPRAY National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center Photo Review: HAIRSPRAY National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Kare - Nov 17, 2022

Based on John Waters' 1988 cult film of the same name, Hairspray takes place in Baltimore, Maryland in the year 1962. The story centers on a plump teenage girl named Tracy Turnblad, whose lifelong dream is to dance on the local TV dance program known as The Corny Collins Show. When Tracy wins a role on the show and becomes an overnight sensation, she launches a campaign to integrate the show.

Broadway Community Celebrates Launch of Derek McLane and Eila Mell's New Book DESIGNI Photo Broadway Community Celebrates Launch of Derek McLane and Eila Mell's New Book DESIGNING BROADWAY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2022

The Broadway community celebrated the launch of the new book Designing Broadway by Eila Mell and Tony & Emmy Award winner Derek McLane currently represented on Broadway by Moulin Rouge!, MJ the Musical and Almost Famous. This event was hosted by Tony winning director Kenny Leon.

Interview: Matthew Stocke of PRETTY WOMAN Coming to Ottawa's National Arts Centre Nov Photo Interview: Matthew Stocke of PRETTY WOMAN Coming to Ottawa's National Arts Centre November 15th to 20th
by Courtney Castelino - Nov 13, 2022

We chatted about his role, movies to musical adaptations, and the challenges of touring.

HAIRSPRAY Tour to Play The Eccles Theater in April 2023 Photo HAIRSPRAY Tour to Play The Eccles Theater in April 2023
by Blair Ingenthron - Nov 12, 2022

HAIRSPRAY, Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon, will go on sale Friday, November 18 at 10am. This new North American tour, helmed by original director Jack O'Brien and original choreographer Jerry Mitchell, will play April 11 - 16, 2023 in Salt Lake City at the Eccles Theater. 

Actors' Equity Presents Special ACCA Award Honoring Broadway Chorus Members Photo Actors' Equity Presents Special ACCA Award Honoring Broadway Chorus Members
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 9, 2022

Actors' Equity Association has presented a special ACCA Award honoring the resilience of the chorus during the pandemic during a ceremony marking the reopening of Equity's New York City Audition Center.

BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY at Ohio Theatre - An Inspiring Musical with Blazing Energy Photo BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY at Ohio Theatre - An Inspiring Musical with Blazing Energy
by Christina Mancuso - Nov 9, 2022

The audience was thrilled to welcome home Columbus‚Äôs own sextuple superstar, Andrew Levitt aka Nina West, who has successfully conquered the entertainment genres of TV, film, theatre, music, web series, and most recently as an author of children‚Äôs book, ‚ÄúThe You Kind of Kind.‚Ä̬† His role as Edna Turnblad is just icing on the cake.

Jerry Mitchell Videos

Photos/Video: First Look at the New Cast of HAIRSPRAY on Tour, Featuring Andrew Levit Videoplay
Photos/Video: First Look at the New Cast of HAIRSPRAY on Tour, Featuring Andrew Levitt aka Nina West

by Sneak Peek - Sep 29, 2022

All new photos and video have been released of the new cast of the North American tour of Hairspray, helmed by Jack O’Brien and Jerry Mitchell. Check out the clips and photos here!

Photos & Video: First Look at Callum Francis, Christian Douglas & More in KINKY BOOTS Videoplay
Photos & Video: First Look at Callum Francis, Christian Douglas & More in KINKY BOOTS Off-Broadway

by Show Highlights - Aug 25, 2022

The Off-Broadway engagement of the Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical, Kinky Boots began performances at Stage 42 on July 26th and will open tonight, August 25th. Kinky Boots features 16 original songs by Cyndi Lauper, a book by Harvey Fierstein, and direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell.  Check out photos and video below! 

VIDEO: KINKY BOOTS in Rehearsal For its Return Off-Broadway Videoplay
VIDEO: KINKY BOOTS in Rehearsal For its Return Off-Broadway

by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2022

Kinky Boots released a sneak peek into their rehearsal room as they prepare to return to the stage beginning on July 26th at off-Broadway’s Stage 42. The video features a behind the scenes look as the company prepares to put the boots on once again, as well as interviews with select company members about the show’s impact and the journey of bringing the uplifting story back to NYC.   

VIDEO: KINKY BOOTS at the Hollywood Bowl Begins Performances Tonight Videoplay
VIDEO: KINKY BOOTS at the Hollywood Bowl Begins Performances Tonight

by Stage Tube - Jul 8, 2022

Tthe Hollywood Bowl's production of Kinky Boots beings performances tonight and runs through July 10th, 2022, featuring Wayne Brady in the role of Lola, Jake Shears as Charlie, and Kelly Marie Tran as Lauren. Go inside rehearsals and get a first look at the cast in action.

VIDEO: David Foster Shares an Update on the BETTY BOOP Musical Videoplay
VIDEO: David Foster Shares an Update on the BETTY BOOP Musical

by Michael Major - Jun 3, 2022

The musical new musical based on Betty Boop will feature music from David Foster, a book by Tony Award-winner Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone, The Prom) and lyrics by Susan Birkenhead (Jelly's Last Jam, High Society). Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray, Legally Blonde) will direct and choreograph.

VIDEO: Brandon Stalling Talks Returning to Chicago in the HAIRSPRAY Tour Videoplay
VIDEO: Brandon Stalling Talks Returning to Chicago in the HAIRSPRAY Tour

by Nicole Rosky - Feb 12, 2022

HAIRSPRAY, Broadway's Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon, is being presented at Chicago's CIBC Theatre through February 13, and Chicago native Brandon Stalling, who plays Seaweed in the musical, just stopped by ABC7 to chat about his role!

VIDEO: HAIRSPRAY is Coming to the Fabulous Fox Theatre April 2022 Videoplay
VIDEO: HAIRSPRAY is Coming to the Fabulous Fox Theatre April 2022

by Stage Tube - Feb 11, 2022

You Can‚Äôt Stop the Beat!¬†HAIRSPRAY, Broadway‚Äôs Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon that inspired the blockbuster film and live television event, is back on tour and will make a stop at the Fabulous Fox Theatre April 5‚Äď9, 2022.

VIDEO: First Look at the HAIRSPRAY North American Tour Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at the HAIRSPRAY North American Tour

by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 6, 2021

Helmed by original director Jack O'Brien and original choreographer Jerry Mitchell, the new non-Equity national tour of  HAIRSPRAY is visiting more than 60 cities in its first touring season and is expected to play for multiple seasons.

VIDEO: Austin Scott Talks GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY & More on the Latest Episode of Videoplay
VIDEO: Austin Scott Talks GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY & More on the Latest Episode of 32 BAR CUT

by Stage Tube - Jun 24, 2021

On this week's episode of 32 Bar Cut: The Show, we are sitting down with Broadway star Austin Scott to discuss his time starring on Broadway in the title role of Hamilton, his newest Broadway show, Girl from the North Country, and how his launch to Broadway began. 

VIDEO: Michael Ball, Lizzie Bea, and the London Cast of HAIRSPRAY Perform on BRITAIN' Videoplay
VIDEO: Michael Ball, Lizzie Bea, and the London Cast of HAIRSPRAY Perform on BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT

by Stage Tube - Sep 26, 2020

The London cast of Hairspray performed on Britain's Got Talent tonight, 27 September at 8pm.


Jerry Mitchell Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Jerry Mitchell been in?
Jerry Mitchell has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Jerry Mitchell been in?
Jerry Mitchell has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Jerry Mitchell been nominated for?
Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for Kinky Boots , Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels , Best Choreography (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Kinky Boots , Founders Award for Excellence in Directing (Drama League Awards) , Outstanding Choreographer (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Kinky Boots , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Kinky Boots , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Kinky Boots , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Kinky Boots , Best New Musical (Olivier Awards) for Legally Blonde , Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for Legally Blonde , Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for Hairspray , Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Legally Blonde , Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Legally Blonde , Best Choreography (BroadwayWorld Awards) for La Cage Aux Folles , Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for La Cage aux Folles , Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for La Cage aux Folles , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels , Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for La Cage aux Folles , Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Never Gonna Dance , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Never Gonna Dance , Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Hairspray , Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Never Gonna Dance , Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Hairspray , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Hairspray , Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Full Monty , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for The Full Monty Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for The Rocky Horror Show and Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for The Full Monty .

What awards has Jerry Mitchell won?
Best Choreography (BroadwayWorld Awards) for Kinky Boots, Best New Musical (Olivier Awards) for Legally Blonde, Best Choreography (BroadwayWorld Awards) for La Cage Aux Folles, Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for La Cage aux Folles, Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for La Cage aux Folles, Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for La Cage aux Folles, Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Never Gonna Dance, Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Hairspray Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for The Full Montyand Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for The Rocky Horror Show.