Jerry Mitchell Biography

 
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 more)
 

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 more)

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

(winners are in red)

 
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, Never Gonna Dance
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2003 - Outstanding Choreography Gold Star
Jerry Mitchell, Hairspray
 
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 Full Monty
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2000 - Outstanding Choreography Gold Star
Jerry Mitchell, The Rocky Horror Show