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Mike Ockrent

 
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Date of Death:

Birth Place: London, ENGLAND

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Contributions
 
[West End, 2004] Cancelled
Additional Material
 
[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 1998]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1997]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1996]
Director
 
[West End, 1993]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1992]
Director
 
[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 1990]
Additional Material
 
[West End, 1987]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1986]
Director
 
[Broadway, 1986]
Additional Material
Director
 
[West End, 1985]
Additional Material
 
[Broadway, 1979]
Director

Writing

Bookwriter
Conceiver
Conceiver


Mike Ockrent Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 1993 - Best Director of a Musical
Mike Ockrent, Crazy For You
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1992 - Outstanding Director - Musical
Mike Ockrent , Crazy for You
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1992 - Outstanding Director, Non-Resident Production
Mike OckrentCrazy for You
 
Tony Awards - 1992 - Best Direction of a Musical
Mike Ockrent , Crazy for You
 
Olivier Awards - 1989 - Outstanding Director, Non-Resident Production
Mike OckrentMe and My Girl
 
Tony Awards - 1987 - Best Book of a Musical
Mike Ockrent, Me and My Girl
 
Tony Awards - 1987 - Best Direction of a Musical
Mike Ockrent, Me and My Girl

Mike Ockrent News

The Royal Players To Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE MUSICAL At The Historic Royal Th Photo The Royal Players To Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE MUSICAL At The Historic Royal Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 7, 2022

Celebrate the season at the Historic Royal Theatre as The Royal Players present A Christmas Carol: The Musical, December 1st-4th and 8th-11th. The production is sponsored by Everett Buick GMC.

The Public Theater Announces Cast and Creative Team for A CHRISTMAS CAROL The Musical Photo The Public Theater Announces Cast and Creative Team for A CHRISTMAS CAROL The Musical
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 27, 2022

A Christmas Carol The Musical is back by popular demand at The Public Theater of San Antonio, the longest running theatre company in Texas.

The Royal Players Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring HELLO, DOLLY!, A CHRISTMAS CAR Photo The Royal Players Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring HELLO, DOLLY!, A CHRISTMAS CAROL & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2022

The historic Royal Theatre in Downtown Benton is preparing for its 2022-2023 season. This 29th season for The Royal Players is filled with an eclectic group of musicals ranging from a retelling of an iconic literary tale, a musical theater classic, and a Disney favorite, just to name a few.

Cast Announced for A CHRISTMAS CAROL at White Plains Performing Arts Center Photo Cast Announced for A CHRISTMAS CAROL at White Plains Performing Arts Center
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 22, 2021

The White Plains Performing Arts Center has announced the cast for its upcoming Mainstage production of A Christmas Carol the musical, playing December 3-30.

Stage Directors And Choreographers Foundation Announces New Board Members Photo Stage Directors And Choreographers Foundation Announces New Board Members
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 2, 2021

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, announces the election of Justin Emeka, Doug Hughes, and Seema Sueko as the newest members of the SDCF Board of Trustees. They join President Mark Brokaw, Vice President/Secretary Anne Kauffman, Sheldon Epps, Linda Hartzell, Dan Knechtges, Laura Penn, and Victoria Traube as Trustees of the Foundation. Hughes will serve as the Foundation's Treasurer.

BWW Feature: WE SAW THEM FIRST / THE MUSICAL ACTRESSES - 
Five Musicals Whose Female Photo BWW Feature: WE SAW THEM FIRST / THE MUSICAL ACTRESSES - Five Musicals Whose Female Performers Later Became Stars
by Matt Wolf - Feb 22, 2021

Our monthlong series culling some of the early London theatrical triumphs of stars before they became known to the world at large draws to a close with our look back at a brilliant quintet of actresses who commanded attention in one musical (sometimes several) before broader renown came to call.

VIDEO: On This Day, February 19- CRAZY FOR YOU Opens On Broadway Photo VIDEO: On This Day, February 19- CRAZY FOR YOU Opens On Broadway
by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 2021

Today in 1992, Crazy for You opened at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for 1622 performances. Crazy for You is a musical with a book by Ken Ludwig, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and music by George Gershwin. Billed as 'The New Gershwin Musical Comedy', it is largely based on the songwriting team's 1930 musical, Girl Crazy, but interpolates songs from several other productions as well. Crazy for You won the 1992 Tony Award for Best Musical. The Broadway production was directed by Mike Ockrent and choreographed by Susan Stroman.The cast included Jodi Benson as Polly, Harry Groener as Bobby Child, Bruce Adler as Bela Zangler, John Hillner as Lank Hawkins, Michele Pawk as Irene Roth, Jane Connell as Mother, and Beth Leavel as Tess.

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Dominion Theatre Photo BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Dominion Theatre
by Caroline Cronin - Dec 15, 2020

This isn’t the first time that an opening night review has been written when the following day is closing night, but it is hopefully the last. When Tier 3 restrictions were announced at 3.30pm on Monday, the theatre industry heaved a collective sigh of desperation as once again, the rug was pulled out from under them. Of course, regional theatres have been closed for many months, but some is better than none, and seeing London theatres alive these past few weeks gave a glimmer of hope - not to mention employment - to thousands of people.

SDCF Announces Host Venues for Lloyd Richards New Futures Residency Program Photo SDCF Announces Host Venues for Lloyd Richards New Futures Residency Program
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 10, 2020

SDCF has announced two host venues for its Lloyd Richards New Futures Residency program: Cornerstone Theater Company in Los Angeles; and Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon. The company’s respective artistic directors, Michael John Garcés and Nataki Garrett, will each mentor a visionary mid-career Black director or choreographer.

BWW TV: The Cast Of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Discuss The Staged Musical Concert Photo BWW TV: The Cast Of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Discuss The Staged Musical Concert
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 27, 2020

The cast of A Christmas Carol chat to Tom Hayden Millward (@WestEndReporter) about their upcoming West End run at the Dominion Theatre.

Mike Ockrent Videos

BWW TV: The Cast Of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Discuss The Staged Musical Concert Videoplay
BWW TV: The Cast Of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Discuss The Staged Musical Concert

by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 27, 2020

The cast of A Christmas Carol chat to Tom Hayden Millward (@WestEndReporter) about their upcoming West End run at the Dominion Theatre.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/19/16- CRAZY FOR YOU
by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 2016

Today in 1992, Crazy for You opened at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for 1622 performances. Crazy for You is a musical with a book by Ken Ludwig, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and music by George Gershwin. Billed as 'The New Gershwin Musical Comedy', it is largely based on the songwriting team's 1930 musical, Girl Crazy, but interpolates songs from several other productions as well. Crazy for You won the 1992 Tony Award for Best Musical. The Broadway production was directed by Mike Ockrent and choreographed by Susan Stroman.The cast included Jodi Benson as Polly, Harry Groener as Bobby Child, Bruce Adler as Bela Zangler, John Hillner as Lank Hawkins, Michele Pawk as Irene Roth, Jane Connell as Mother, and Beth Leavel as Tess.

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from A CHRISTMAS CAROL THE MUSICAL at The Growing Stage
by Stage Tube - Nov 30, 2015

The Growing Stage, The Children's Theatre of New Jersey, located in the Historic Palace Theatre on Route 183 in Netcong, New Jersey is proud to present the holiday classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL THE MUSICAL now through December 20th. Click below to watch highlights from the show!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/19/15- CRAZY FOR YOU
by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 2015

Today in 1992, Crazy for You opened at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for 1622 performances. Crazy for You is a musical with a book by Ken Ludwig, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and music by George Gershwin. Billed as 'The New Gershwin Musical Comedy', it is largely based on the songwriting team's 1930 musical, Girl Crazy, but interpolates songs from several other productions as well. Crazy for You won the 1992 Tony Award for Best Musical. The Broadway production was directed by Mike Ockrent and choreographed by Susan Stroman.The cast included Jodi Benson as Polly, Harry Groener as Bobby Child, Bruce Adler as Bela Zangler, John Hillner as Lank Hawkins, Michele Pawk as Irene Roth, Jane Connell as Mother, and Beth Leavel as Tess.

VIDEO: Darren Criss & Evan Rachel Wood Parody BIG in All-New Funny or Die Video
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 20, 2014

In the all-new Funny or Die video below, Evan Rachel Wood and Darren Criss star in a remake of BIG, showing what the film might have been like with a female lead instead of Tom Hanks.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/19- CRAZY FOR YOU
by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 2014

Today in 1992, Crazy for You opened at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for 1622 performances. Crazy for You is a musical with a book by Ken Ludwig, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and music by George Gershwin. Billed as 'The New Gershwin Musical Comedy', it is largely based on the songwriting team's 1930 musical, Girl Crazy, but interpolates songs from several other productions as well. Crazy for You won the 1992 Tony Award for Best Musical. The Broadway production was directed by Mike Ockrent and choreographed by Susan Stroman.The cast included Jodi Benson as Polly, Harry Groener as Bobby Child, Bruce Adler as Bela Zangler, John Hillner as Lank Hawkins, Michele Pawk as Irene Roth, Jane Connell as Mother, and Beth Leavel as Tess.

STAGE TUBE: In Rehearsal with Arvada Center's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE MUSICAL
by Stage Tube - Nov 26, 2013

In this week's episode of 'In Focus', host Eden Lane gets in the holiday spirit at the Arvada Center with 'A Christmas Carol, The Musical.' Going behind the scenes, Eden takes viewers to rehearsal to meet the creative team as well as the star of the show - Scrooge himself. She also gets a sneak peek in the wig shop to see how local technicians bring the show to life. Watch below!

VIDEO: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock Recreate Classic Scene from BIG
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 14, 2013

On a recent appearance on the UK's The Jonathan Ross Show', Tom Hanks re-enacts a classic moment from his 1988 classic 'Big' along with some help from actress and co-guest Sandra Bullock. Check it out below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/19- CRAZY FOR YOU
by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 2013

Today in 1992, Crazy for You opened at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for 1622 performances. Crazy for You is a musical with a book by Ken Ludwig, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and music by George Gershwin. Billed as 'The New Gershwin Musical Comedy', it is largely based on the songwriting team's 1930 musical, Girl Crazy, but interpolates songs from several other productions as well. Crazy for You won the 1992 Tony Award for Best Musical. The Broadway production was directed by Mike Ockrent and choreographed by Susan Stroman.The cast included Jodi Benson as Polly, Harry Groener as Bobby Child, Bruce Adler as Bela Zangler, John Hillner as Lank Hawkins, Michele Pawk as Irene Roth, Jane Connell as Mother, and Beth Leavel as Tess.

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/19- CRAZY FOR YOU
by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 2012

Today in 1992, Crazy for You opened at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for 1622 performances. Crazy for You is a musical with a book by Ken Ludwig, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and music by George Gershwin. Billed as 'The New Gershwin Musical Comedy', it is largely based on the songwriting team's 1930 musical, Girl Crazy, but interpolates songs from several other productions as well. Crazy for You won the 1992 Tony Award for Best Musical. The Broadway production was directed by Mike Ockrent and choreographed by Susan Stroman.The cast included Jodi Benson as Polly, Harry Groener as Bobby Child, Bruce Adler as Bela Zangler, John Hillner as Lank Hawkins, Michele Pawk as Irene Roth, Jane Connell as Mother, and Beth Leavel as Tess.


Mike Ockrent Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Mike Ockrent written?
Mike Ockrent has written 3 shows including Crazy for You (Conceiver), A Christmas Carol (Bookwriter), The Night They Raided Minsky's (Conceiver).

What awards has Mike Ockrent been nominated for?
Best Director of a Musical (Olivier Awards) for Crazy For You , Outstanding Director - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Crazy for You , Outstanding Director, Non-Resident Production (Helen Hayes Awards) for Crazy for You , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Crazy for You , Outstanding Director, Non-Resident Production (Olivier Awards) for Me and My Girl Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Me and My Girl and Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Me and My Girl .