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Michael Balderrama

 

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2012
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
Lincoln Center Theater LCT3 Production, 2011
Officer Cooper
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2008
Performer (Swing)
Graffiti Pete (Understudy)
Usnavi (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2007
Performer (Swing) [Replacement]
Graffiti Pete/ Piragua Guy (Understudy)
Swing (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Anthony
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2006
Male Dancer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Travis "Trouble" Williams
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Ensemble [Replacement]
Drill Sergeant (Understudy) [Replacement]
Sergeant O'Leary (Understudy) [Replacement]
Tony (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1999
Cesar

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2013]
Associate Choreographer / Creative Consultant
 
[US Tour, 2011]
Resident Director
Resident Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Dance Captain
Fight Captain
 
[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Dance Captain

Photos

Michael Balderrama, Christopher Wheeldon, Dontee Kiehn Photo

Michael Balderrama, Christopher Wheeldon, Dontee Kiehn

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Date:
02/02/2022
Michael Balderrama and Lin-Manuel Miranda Photo

Michael Balderrama and Lin-Manuel Miranda

From: 
Date:
08/07/2015
Michael Balderrama and Luis Salgado Photo

Michael Balderrama and Luis Salgado

From: 
Date:
05/13/2012
James Brown III with Michael Balderrama & Bryce Pinkham  Photo

James Brown III with Michael Balderrama & Bryce Pinkham

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Date:
04/25/2012

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2012
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
Lincoln Center Theater LCT3 Production, 2011
Officer Cooper

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 2008
Performer (Swing)

Graffiti Pete (Understudy)

Usnavi (Understudy)

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2007
Performer (Swing) [Replacement]

Graffiti Pete/ Piragua Guy (Understudy)

Swing (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Anthony

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2006
Male Dancer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Travis "Trouble" Williams

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Ensemble [Replacement]

Drill Sergeant (Understudy) [Replacement]

Sergeant O'Leary (Understudy) [Replacement]

Tony (Understudy) [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1999
Cesar

Productions

[Broadway, 2013]
Associate Choreographer / Creative Consultant

[US Tour, 2011]
Resident Director

Resident Choreographer

[Broadway, 2008]
Dance Captain

Fight Captain

[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Dance Captain


Michael Balderrama Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2022 - Outstanding Choreography
Michael BalderramaMJ The Musical

Michael Balderrama News

Recap the 2022 Tony Awards Acceptance Speeches Photo Recap the 2022 Tony Awards Acceptance Speeches
by Team BWW - Jun 12, 2022

Miss a speech from the 75th Annual Tony Awards? As winners take the stage this evening, stay tuned to BroadwayWorld as we bring you full text of all of the acceptance speeches; from the emotional to the humorous, and everything in between.

COMPANY, SIX & More Win 2022 Drama Desk Awards - See the Full List! Photo COMPANY, SIX & More Win 2022 Drama Desk Awards - See the Full List!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2022

Winners for the 66th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced today. See the full list here! This year’s Drama Desk Awards will take place at Sardi’s Restaurant on June 14th. See who was honored from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Off-Off Broadway.

SIX, KIMBERLY AKIMBO Lead Nominations for 2022 Drama Desk Awards Photo SIX, KIMBERLY AKIMBO Lead Nominations for 2022 Drama Desk Awards
by Nicole Rosky - May 16, 2022

Nominations for the 66th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced today, and the full list of nominees is available here as well as information on who was eligible.

Photos: MJ THE MUSICAL Cast and Creatives Walk the Red Carpet on Opening Night Photo Photos: MJ THE MUSICAL Cast and Creatives Walk the Red Carpet on Opening Night
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 2, 2022

MJ features a book by two-time Pulitzer Prize¬ģ winner¬†Lynn Nottage¬†and a score made up of some of the best-loved, top-selling songs in recording history. Tony Award winner¬†Christopher Wheeldon¬†directs and choreographs.

STARS IN THE HOUSE to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Javier Mu√Īoz, Krysta Ro Photo STARS IN THE HOUSE to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Javier Mu√Īoz, Krysta Rodriquez, Matthew L√≥pez & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 11, 2021

Hosts¬†Seth Rudetsky¬†and¬†James Wesley¬†announced today that they will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with two nights of special ‚ÄúStars in the House‚ÄĚ programming, on Monday, October 11th¬†and Tuesday, October 12th¬†to benefit The Actors Fund.

Theater Stories: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK & M Photo Theater Stories: HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK & More About The Lyric Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 28, 2021

Today's Theater Stories features the Lyric Theatre! Learn about the history of the Lyric Theatre, and the shows to have graced its stage including Jesus Christ Superstar, The Pirate Queen, Young Frankenstein, Spiderman: Turn off the Dark, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and more.

First Standings - Voting Opens for the BWW Raleigh Awards!  Photo First Standings - Voting Opens for the BWW Raleigh Awards!
by BWW - Nov 25, 2019

Voting is NOW OPEN and the first votes are in for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The nominees are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized!

Original SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Cast Will Reunite for Times Square Performance Photo Original SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Cast Will Reunite for Times Square Performance
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 24, 2019

Cast members from the original Broadway and First National Touring companies of Saturday Night Fever are marking the 20th anniversary of the show's opening in New York by gathering in Times Square on Saturday, October 5th, 2019 at 7 pm. At 7 pm Eastern, in Duffy Square, participating company members will recreate a portion of the closing number from the show, the a?oeMega Mix,a?? with the original choreography intact.

NC Theatre's Andres Quintero Takes Over BWW Instagram Tomorrow! Photo NC Theatre's Andres Quintero Takes Over BWW Instagram Tomorrow!
by Jeffrey Vizcaino - Oct 19, 2018

Go behind the scenes of North Carolina Theatre's production of In The Heights with its leading man, Andres Quintero as he takes over the BroadwayWorld Instagram tomorrow, October 20th! Follow along as Quintero shows you his two show day while performing as Usnavi! Be sure to tune in tomorrow!

BWW Review: North Carolina Theatre's IN THE HEIGHTS Photo BWW Review: North Carolina Theatre's IN THE HEIGHTS
by Jeffrey Kare - Oct 17, 2018

In the Heights is an original musical that is set over the course of three days, involving characters in the largely Hispanic-American neighborhood of Washington Heights in New York City. Originally conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda during his sophomore year at Wesleyan University, the musical had its world premiere through their student theater company in April of 2000.

Michael Balderrama Videos

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Kimiko Glenn, Tom Hewitt and More in YOSHIMI BATTLES PINK ROBOTS - Highlights!
by Stage Tube - Dec 4, 2012

La Jolla Playhouse presents Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, a world-premiere musical featuring a story by The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne and Playhouse Director Emeritus Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys, Jesus Christ Superstar), music and lyrics by The Flaming Lips, and direction by Des McAnuff. The show is currently running through December 16, 2012 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production highlights below.

STAGE TUBE: GHOST Releases New 'Believe' Promo
by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2012

Ghost the Musical, beginning previews March 15th with the opening date set for April 23rd, is directed by Tony Award winner Matthew Warchus (God of Carnage, The Norman Conquests, Boeing-Boeing) and choreographed by Ashley Wallen (The X Factor, Kylie Minogue). Ghost The Musical is created by a team of Grammy and Academy Award winners, with a brand-new original score by Dave Stewart (half of the multi-Grammy Award winning Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard (Michael Jackson's Man In The Mirror, Alanis Morissette's Jagged Little Pill), with a book by Bruce Joel Rubin (Ghost, Jacob's Ladder, The Time Traveler's Wife), who has adapted his Academy Award winning original screenplay for the stage. This brand new score also includes the iconic song 'Unchained Melody,' famously performed in the film by The Righteous Brothers. The show just released a new 'Believe' promo, and you can check it out by clicking below!

STAGE TUBE: Miss the GHOST LIGHT SESSIONS? Watch Them Here!
by Stage Tube - Jan 30, 2012

In an unprecedented move for a Broadway musical, Facebook users were offered exclusive access to Ghost The Musical through the show's special event, The Ghost Light Sessions on Tuesday, January 24th. The producers of Ghost The Musical are pleased to announce that this unique video from The Ghost Light Sessions is now available for viewing on the show's You Tube page. Take advantage of this exciting opportunity to catch a first look at performances from stars Richard Fleeshman, Caissie Levy and Da'Vine Joy Randolph as well as interviews with the fantastic cast and creative team, including music legends Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard, and Academy Award winning writer Bruce Joel Rubin, about bringing this highly anticipated new musical to Broadway.

BWW TV: Here Right Now! GHOST Cast Talks, Sings & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 20, 2012

On Thursday, January 19th, Ghost the Musical hosted The Ghost Light Sessions Live, a special sneak peek presentation at the historic Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there to capture the evening and below, we take you inside!

BWW TV: Sneak Peek - Caissie Levy & Richard Fleeshman Perform GHOST!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 20, 2012

On Thursday, January 19th, Ghost the Musical hosted The Ghost Light Sessions Live, a special sneak peek presentation at the historic Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. BroadwayWorld was there to capture the evening and below, we bring you a sneak peek of the event - stars Caissie Levy (Molly) and Richard Fleeshman (Sam) performing 'Here Right Now'! Stay tuned for complete preview highlights and chats with the company coming shortly!

STAGE TUBE: 2nd National IN THE HEIGHTS Tour Meets Band
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 15, 2011

Exciting, passionate and historical. That's how Michael Balderrama, resident director and choreographer of In The Heights, has described the cast for the Second National Tour of the musical, who started rehearsals in New York last month. A brand new cast has been gathered to bring the award-winning show across the States. 'All of them are fresh, from top to bottom, there's no one who has been on the show before,' Balderrama explains. 'They're young, passionate and excited about being part of ‚ÄėIn The Heights'. All of them are people who are just inspired by the show'

BWW TV Special: Jordin Sparks in IN THE HEIGHTS!
by Robert Diamond - Sep 14, 2010

The 2008 Tony and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical In The Heights welcomed platinum recording artist and 2007 'American Idol' winner Jordin Sparks on August 19th, making her Broadway debut as Nina Rosario at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street). Sparks will play a limited 12 week engagement through Sunday, November 14, 2010. To celebrate Jordin's official opening in the show, we've got the show's new official production footage featuring her, Kyle Beltran and the rest of the IN THE HEIGHTS cast!

STAGE TUBE: Jordin Sparks Performs HEIGHTS on 'Regis & Kelly'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 19, 2010

The 2008 Tony and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical In The Heights welcomed platinum recording artist and 2007 'American Idol' winner Jordin Sparks on Thursday, August 19th, making her Broadway debut as Nina Rosario at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street). Sparks will play a limited 12 week engagement through Sunday, November 14, 2010. Jordin Sparks will perform 'Breathe' from In The Heights on Thursday, August 19th on 'Live! With Regis & Kelly.'

STAGE TUBE: IN THE HEIGHT'S Luis Salgado on NBC's 'Making A Difference'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 28, 2010

Latin Assistant Choreographer Luis Salgado of the hit musical In The Heights is profiled on NBC with Brian Williams and shares his motto of GOING BEYOND in Making a Difference with his organization 'Revolucion Latina', a collective of artists and activists committed to empowering the artistic community in order to inspire growth within the Latino Community.

STAGE TUBE: Harriel Sings 'It Won't Be Long Now' from HEIGHTS
by Robert Diamond - Mar 25, 2010

Now in its third year at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre IN THE HEIGHTS stars Corbin Bleu, Andréa Burns, Janet Dacal, David Del Rio, Marcy Harriell, Christopher Jackson, Priscilla Lopez, Olga Merediz, Rick Négron, Courtney Reed and William B. Wingfield leading a cast of 28 that features Tony Chiroldes, Dwayne Clark, Rosie Lani Fiedelman, Ruben Flores, Marcus Paul James, Nina Lafarga, Jennifer Locke, Doreen Montalvo, Gabrielle Ruiz, Luis Salgado, Kevin Santos, Rickey Tripp, Michael Balderrama, Blanca Camacho, Stephanie Klemons, Allison Thomas Lee, Alejandra Reyes, Jon Rua and Marcos Santana.


Michael Balderrama Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Michael Balderrama been in?
Michael Balderrama has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

How many West End shows has Michael Balderrama been in?
Michael Balderrama has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Michael Balderrama been nominated for?
Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for MJ The Musical .