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Rob Ashford

Also Credited As: Robert Ashford
 
Birth Place:
Orlando, FL, USA
Bio:
Broadway credits as Director/Choreographer: Evita (Tony nomination), How to Succeed (Tony nominations Direction/Choreography), Promises, Promises (Tony nomination Choreography); as Choreographer: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tony Award Best Choreography), Wedding Singer (Tony nom.), Cry Baby (Tony ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: November 19, 1959 (62)

Birth Place: Orlando, FL, USA

Bio:
Broadway credits as Director/Choreographer: Evita (Tony nomination), How to Succeed (Tony nominations Direction/Choreography), Promises, Promises (Tony nomination Choreography); as Choreographer: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tony Award Best Choreography), Wedding Singer (Tony nom.), Cry Baby (Tony ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1998
Performer (Swing)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1995
Performer (Swing) [Replacement]

Productions

 
[West End, 2021]
Choreographer
 
[US Tour, 2019]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Director and Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2018]
Choreography
 
[Regional (US), 2017]
Choreographer
 
[West End, 2016]
Director
 
[West End, 2016]
Director
 
[Chicago, 2015]
Director and Choreographer
 
[Motion Picture, 2014]
Director
 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Director
 
[Motion Picture, 2013]
Director
 
[US Tour, 2013]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2013]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2012]
Choreographer
 
[US Tour, 2011]
Director
 
[West End, 2011]
Director
 
[West End, 2011]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2011]
Choreographer
Director
 
[Los Angeles, 2010]
Director
Choreographer
 
[US Tour, 2010]
Director
 
[Broadway, 2010]
Choreographer
Director
 
[Broadway, 2008]
Choreographer
 
[West End, 2007]
Director
Choreographer
 
[New York, 2007]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2007]
Choreographer
 
[Los Angeles, 2006]
Choreographer
 
[West End, 2006]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2006]
Choreographer
 
[US Tour, 2005]
Choreographer
 
[West End, 2005]
Choreographer
 
[West End, 2004]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Choreographer
 
[West End, 2003]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Choreographer
 
[US Tour, 2003]
Choreographer
 
[Boston, 2002]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2002]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 2002]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2001]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2001]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2001]
Choreographer
 
[San Diego, CA (Regional), 2000]
Choreographer
 
[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 2000]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2000]
Choreographer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1999]
Associate Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1999]
Associate Choreographer
 
[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 1999]
Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1998]
Dance Captain
Assistant Choreographer
 
[Broadway, 1995] [Replacement]
Dance Captain[Replacement]
 
[New York, 2005]
Choreographer

Photos

Jo Sullivan Loesser & Rob Ashford.attending the Opening Night Performance After Party Photo

Jo Sullivan Loesser & Rob Ashford.attending the Opening Night Performance After Party for 'How To Succeed In Business...' in New York City.

From: 
Date:
04/29/2019

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1998
Performer (Swing)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1995
Performer (Swing) [Replacement]

Productions

[West End, 2021]
Choreographer

[US Tour, 2019]
Choreographer

[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Director and Choreographer

[Broadway, 2018]
Choreography

[Regional (US), 2017]
Choreographer

[West End, 2016]
Director

[West End, 2016]
Director

[Chicago, 2015]
Director and Choreographer

[Motion Picture, 2014]
Director

[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Director

[Motion Picture, 2013]
Director

[US Tour, 2013]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 2013]
Director

[Broadway, 2012]
Choreographer

[US Tour, 2011]
Director

[West End, 2011]
Director

[West End, 2011]
Director

[Broadway, 2011]
Choreographer

Director

[Los Angeles, 2010]
Director

Choreographer

[US Tour, 2010]
Director

[Broadway, 2010]
Choreographer

Director

[Broadway, 2008]
Choreographer

[West End, 2007]
Director

Choreographer

[New York, 2007]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 2007]
Choreographer

[Los Angeles, 2006]
Choreographer

[West End, 2006]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 2006]
Choreographer

[US Tour, 2005]
Choreographer

[West End, 2005]
Choreographer

[West End, 2004]
Choreographer

[Off-Broadway, 2004]
Choreographer

[West End, 2003]
Choreographer

[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Choreographer

[US Tour, 2003]
Choreographer

[Boston, 2002]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 2002]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 2002]
Choreographer

[Off-Broadway, 2001]
Choreographer

[Off-Broadway, 2001]
Choreographer

[Off-Broadway, 2001]
Choreographer

[San Diego, CA (Regional), 2000]
Choreographer

[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 2000]
Choreographer

[Off-Broadway, 2000]
Choreographer

[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1999]
Associate Choreographer

[Broadway, 1999]
Associate Choreographer

[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 1999]
Choreographer

[Broadway, 1998]
Dance Captain

Assistant Choreographer

[Broadway, 1995] [Replacement]
Dance Captain[Replacement]

[New York, 2005]
Choreographer

Rob Ashford Biography

Broadway credits as Director/Choreographer: Evita (Tony nomination), How to Succeed (Tony nominations Direction/Choreography), Promises, Promises (Tony nomination Choreography); as Choreographer: Thoroughly Modern Millie (Tony Award Best Choreography), Wedding Singer (Tony nom.), Cry Baby (Tony nom.), Curtains (Tony nom.). London - as Director: Anna Christie (Donmar), A Streetcar Named Desire (Donmar - Olivier nomination, Best Revival), Shrek The Musical; as Director/Choreographer: Parade (Donmar - Olivier nominations, Direction/Choreography); as Choreographer: Evita (Olivier nom.), Guys and Dolls (Olivier nom.), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Olivier nom.), Forum at The National Theatre. Other: 81st Annual Academy Awards (Emmy Award Choreography).

Rob is a member of The Executive Board of SDC and a Trustee of The Joyce Theatre.

Rob Ashford Awards and Nominations

 
Olivier Awards - 2016 - Best Director
Rob AshfordThe Winter's Tale
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Choreography
Rob Ashfrod, Evita
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2012 - Outstanding Choreographer
Rob Ashford, Evita
 
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Choreography
Rob Ashford, Evita
 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2011 - Best Choreography Gold Star
Rob Ashford, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Choreography
Rob Ashford, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Rob Ashford, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Choreography
Rob Ashford, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2011 - Outstanding Director of a Musical
Rob Ashford, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
 
Tony Awards - 2011 - Best Choreography
Rob Ashford, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
 
Tony Awards - 2011 - Best Direction of a Musical
Rob Ashford, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
 
Olivier Awards - 2010 - Best Revival
Rob Ashford, A Streetcar Named Desire
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2010 - Outstanding Choreography
Rob Ashford, Promises, Promises
 
Tony Awards - 2010 - Best Choreography
Rob Ashford, Promises, Promises
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Choreography Gold Star
Rob Ashford, The Musical
 
Olivier Awards - 2008 - Best Director
Rob Ashford, Parade
 
Olivier Awards - 2008 - Best Theatre Choreographer
Rob Ashford, Parade
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Choreography Gold Star
Rob Ashford, Cry-Baby The Musical
 
Tony Awards - 2008 - Best Choreography
Rob Ashford, Cry-Baby
 
Olivier Awards - 2007 - Best Theatre Choreographer
Rob Ashford, Evita
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Choreography
Rob Ashford, Curtains
 
Tony Awards - 2007 - Best Choreography
Rob Ashford, Curtains
 
Olivier Awards - 2006 - Best Theatre Choreographer
Rob AshfordGuys And Dolls
 
Tony Awards - 2006 - Best Choreography
Rob Ashford, The Wedding Singer
 
Olivier Awards - 2004 - Best Theatre Choreographer
Rob Ashford, Thoroughly Modern Millie
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2002 - Outstanding Choreography
Rob Ashford, Thoroughly Modern Millie
 
Tony Awards - 2002 - Best Choreography Gold Star
Rob Ashford, Thoroughly Modern Millie

Rob Ashford News

FROZEN Sensory Friendly Performance Announced at Playhouse Square Photo FROZEN Sensory Friendly Performance Announced at Playhouse Square
by Stephi Wild - May 19, 2022

Playhouse Square and Disney Theatrical Productions will offer a sensory-friendly performance of Disney's Frozen on Saturday, September 3, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. at the KeyBank State Theatre.

Photos: Inside Look at the Australian Tour of Disney's FROZEN Photo Photos: Inside Look at the Australian Tour of Disney's FROZEN
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 30, 2022

West Australian audiences will experience the magic of Disney's Frozen when the much-anticipated Perth season of the hit Broadway musical opens in August 2022. Following the incredible local success of The Lion King, Mary Poppins and Aladdin, this brand new musical by the same producers, will open at the Crown Theatre Perth in August 2022.

Disney's FROZEN Comes to Perth this Summer Photo Disney's FROZEN Comes to Perth this Summer
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 30, 2022

West Australian audiences will experience the magic of Disney’s Frozen when the much-anticipated Perth season of the hit Broadway musical opens in August 2022. Following the incredible local success of The Lion King, Mary Poppins and Aladdin, this brand new musical by the same producers, will open at the Crown Theatre Perth in August 2022. 

Tickets for FROZEN National Tour at the Music Hall at Fair Park to Go On Sale Tomorro Photo Tickets for FROZEN National Tour at the Music Hall at Fair Park to Go On Sale Tomorrow
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2022

Tickets for¬†Disney‚Äôs¬†Frozen¬†will go on sale on Friday April 22 at 10:00 a.m.¬†From the producer of¬†The Lion King¬†and¬†Aladdin,¬†Frozen, the Tony¬ģ-nominated Best Musical, will play an exclusive 3-week premiere engagement at the Music Hall at Fair Park beginning Wednesday, July 20, 2022, with performances playing through Sunday, August 7, 2022.

FROZEN North American Tour is Coming to the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Photo FROZEN North American Tour is Coming to the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2022

From the producer of The Lion King and Aladdin, Frozen, the Tony-nominated Best Musical, will play an exclusive two-week premiere engagement at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center beginning Tuesday, May 17, 2022, with performances playing through Sunday, May 29, 2022. Opening night is set for Wednesday, May 18 at 7:30pm.

Lauren Nicole Chapman Takes Over as Anna on the Tour of FROZEN Photo Lauren Nicole Chapman Takes Over as Anna on the Tour of FROZEN
by Stephi Wild - Apr 20, 2022

Original Broadway cast member Lauren Nicole Chapman will join the Frozen North American tour as ‚ÄúAnna.‚ÄĚ Chapman begins performances on Thursday, May 19 at The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton, WI.

Industry Pro Newsletter: AEA files with NLRB on Behalf of Waitress Tour, Vaccine Chec Photo Industry Pro Newsletter: AEA files with NLRB on Behalf of Waitress Tour, Vaccine Checks to End on Broadway
by Alex Freeman - Apr 18, 2022

While all Broadway theatres will still require strict audience masking through at least the end of May, many will stop checking audience members vaccination status on April 30th. Regionally, news about new businesses and new performance spaces for companies, and on Broadway, Disney Theatrical brings a new wrinkle to ticketing.

A SOLDIER'S PLAY, LES MISERABLES & More Announced for Broadway in Dayton 2022-2023 Se Photo A SOLDIER'S PLAY, LES MISERABLES & More Announced for Broadway in Dayton 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022

Dayton Live has announcd the Premier Health Broadway in Dayton 2022-2023 Season! 

Broadway Grand Rapids Announces 2022-2023 Season Photo Broadway Grand Rapids Announces 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2022

Get ready for a season that has it all ‚Äď musical comedy, haunting love stories, epic journeys, and thrilling magic. The Broadway Grand Rapids 2022-23 season will include some of the biggest blockbusters on Broadway, including a two-week run of¬†Disney‚Äôs¬†FROZEN.¬†

Rob Ashford to Direct New Production of SHERLOCK HOLMES Photo Rob Ashford to Direct New Production of SHERLOCK HOLMES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2022

Producer Antonio Marion has announced that Tony and Olivier Award-winning director, Rob Ashford, is set to direct a brand-new production of Sherlock Holmes, a stage epic by British writing team Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel, with Akram Khan joining as choreographer.

Rob Ashford Videos

VIDEO: Caroline Bowman and Caroline Innerbichler in the All New Music Video For 'I Ca VideoVIDEO: Caroline Bowman and Caroline Innerbichler in the All New Music Video For 'I Can't Lose You' From FROZEN
by Stephi Wild - Mar 18, 2022

An all new music video has been released for the song 'I Can't Lose You' from Frozen, sung by Caroline Bowman and Caroline Innerbichler. The song is also now available to stream on all platforms.

VIDEO: Watch Casts of FROZEN Come Together for 'Let It Go (Around the World Version)' VideoVIDEO: Watch Casts of FROZEN Come Together for 'Let It Go (Around the World Version)'
by Michael Major - Oct 7, 2021

Watch Frozen cast members from four continents join together for the international version of ‚ÄėLet It Go‚Äô, featuring Annas and Elsas from the North American Tour, London‚Äôs West End, Germany, Australia and Japan.

VIDEO: Watch The World Premiere of  NEO by Alexei Ratmansky Starring Isabella Boylsto VideoVIDEO: Watch The World Premiere of NEO by Alexei Ratmansky Starring Isabella Boylston and James Whiteside at 5 PM
by Alan Henry - May 17, 2021

This spring, The Joyce brings together three of the biggest talents from American Ballet Theatre downtown to our Chelsea home for 'Neo,' a world premiere digital duet.

Photos and Video: FROZEN Opens in Australia at Sydney's Capitol Theatre VideoPhotos and Video: FROZEN Opens in Australia at Sydney's Capitol Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 10, 2020

Disney’s Frozen opened at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre Thursday, December 10, 2020.  There will soon be five productions of Frozen running worldwide; next year, London, Tokyo and Hamburg will open and the North American tour will resume performances. 

Broadway Rewind: Beat the Drum- THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Is Back 15 Years Later VideoBroadway Rewind: Beat the Drum- THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Is Back 15 Years Later
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 6, 2020

Today we rewind to 2018 for the 15th Anniversary concert of Thoroughly Modern Millie! The musical opened on Broadway on April 18, 2002 at the Marquis Theatre, where it ran for 903 performances.

VIDEO: Behind the Scenes of the FROZEN Photoshoot With Samantha Barks and Stephanie M VideoVIDEO: Behind the Scenes of the FROZEN Photoshoot With Samantha Barks and Stephanie McKeon
by Stage Tube - Apr 10, 2020

It was announced yesterday that Stephanie McKeon will star as Anna in the West End production of Frozen, alongside the previously announced Samantha Barks as Elsa! Go behind the scenes of a photoshoot with the pair!

VIDEO: FROZEN's Samantha Barks and Stephanie McKeon Interview Each Other VideoVIDEO: FROZEN's Samantha Barks and Stephanie McKeon Interview Each Other
by Stage Tube - Apr 10, 2020

It was announced yesterday that Stephanie McKeon will star as Anna in the West End production of Frozen, alongside the previously announced Samantha Barks as Elsa!

BWW TV: Looking Back At Darren Criss's Opening In HOW TO SUCCEED VideoBWW TV: Looking Back At Darren Criss's Opening In HOW TO SUCCEED
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 5, 2020

There is wonderful music in the very sound of his name! Today we're celebrating the birthday of Emmy winner Darren Criss by looking back at his Broadway debut as J. Pierrepont Finch in the most recent revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Check out the video to see Darren alongside Beau Bridges, Rose Hemingway, and more as they celebrate Darren's opening night!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At FROZEN On Tour! VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At FROZEN On Tour!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 6, 2019

As the Frozen North American tour begins its nine-week engagement at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in LA, BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production, featuring stars Caroline Bowman (Elsa) and Caroline Innerbichler (Anna), along with the rest of the Frozen company.

VIDEO: Get A Peek At FROZEN Bringing An Eternal Winter To The Stage VideoVIDEO: Get A Peek At FROZEN Bringing An Eternal Winter To The Stage
by Stage Tube - Nov 15, 2019

Let the storm rage on because we're getting a look inside the magic that bring's Arendelle's eternal winter to life eight times a week in the hit musical Frozen! Check out the video to get a peek at the show's set transformation on the stage of Broadway's St. James Theatre!


Rob Ashford Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Rob Ashford been in?
Rob Ashford has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Rob Ashford been in?
Rob Ashford has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Rob Ashford been nominated for?
Best Director (Olivier Awards) for The Winter's Tale , Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for Evita , Outstanding Choreographer (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Evita , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Evita , Best Choreography (BroadwayWorld Awards) for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying , Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying , Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying , Outstanding Director of a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying , Best Direction of a Musical (Tony Awards) for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying , Best Revival (Olivier Awards) for A Streetcar Named Desire , Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Promises, Promises , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Promises, Promises , Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for The Musical , Best Director (Olivier Awards) for Parade , Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for Parade , Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Cry-Baby The Musical , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Cry-Baby , Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for Evita , Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Curtains , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Curtains , Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for Guys And Dolls , Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for The Wedding Singer , Best Theatre Choreographer (Olivier Awards) for Thoroughly Modern Millie Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Thoroughly Modern Millie and Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Thoroughly Modern Millie .

What awards has Rob Ashford won?
Best Choreography (BroadwayWorld Awards) for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Outstanding Choreography (Drama Desk Awards) for The Musical Outstanding Choreography (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for Cry-Baby The Musicaland Best Choreography (Tony Awards) for Thoroughly Modern Millie.