Episode 3 with Jerry Mitchell
Welcome to episode three of the Alliance Theatre Podcast: an exploration of theatre and the people who make it happen. Join Jennings Hertz Artistic Director Susan V. Booth in an exclusive conversation with Broadway Director and Choreographer Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Hairspray, Legally Blonde) as they discuss his superhuman work ethic and the journey of Becoming Nancy. This was recorded during a special Before Play event for Becoming Nancy on September 17, 2019.
JERRY MITCHELL (Director/ Choreographer) is a two-time Tony Award winner for Best Choreography, for La Cage Aux Folles (Revival) and Kinky Boots (also nominated as Director). Other recent Broadway credits include the Gloria Estefan musical On Your Feet! (Director) and as Director/Choreographer, Pretty Woman, Kinky Boots, and the pre-Broadway productions of Half Time (Chicago and Paper Mill Playhouse) and My Very Own British Invasion (Paper Mill). Other Broadway, West End, and touring productions as choreographer include You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown; The Full Monty (Tony nomination); The Rocky Horror Show; Hairspray (Tony nomination and NBC telecast); Gypsy; Never Gonna Dance (Tony nomination); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tony and as director, a West End Olivier nomination), La Cage Aux Folles, Legally Blonde (Tony nomination, also directed), and Catch Me If You Can. Jerry conceived and created Broadway Bares, a comedy burlesque show performed annually to support Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS, for which he continues to serve as Executive Producer.
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