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Jerry Mitchell
JERRY MITCHELL is currently making his Broadway debut as Director with the new hit musical, Legally Blonde, for which he also served as Choreographer, receiving 2007 Drama Desk and Tony Award nominations. Jerry received the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics' Circle Awards for his dazzling choreography created for the 2005 Tony Award-winning Best Revival of La Cage Aux Folles, having also been nominated for the Tony Award in the same category for the current smash hit musical, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Previously, Jerry had received Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Astaire Award nominations for choreographing Broadway's Tony Award-winning Hairspray and Tony, Drama Desk and Astaire Award nominations for choreographing The Full Monty, both shows having been directed by his cherished collaborator, Jack O'Brien. He began his choreographic career as associate choreographer to Michael Bennett on Scandal and Jerome Robbins on Jerome Robbins' Broadway. Emmy-nominated for choreographing The Drew Carey Show, his memorable film work includes In and Out, Camp, Drop Dead Gorgeous and Scent of a Woman. For Broadway, Jerry also choreographed the hit revival of Gypsy, starring Bernadette Peters, which combined his own work with his recreation of Jerome Robbins' original, as well as Never Gonna Dance, the first and only Broadway musical based on an Astaire/Rogers film, making him one of the only choreographers to ever have three Broadway musicals running simultaneously (a distinction which occurred yet again in 2005 with the simultaneous runs of Hairspray, La Cage Aux Folles, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels). Prior to those productions, Jerry choreographed the Broadway revivals of The Rocky Horror Show (Drama Desk nomination) You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Hedwig and the Angry Inch (on stage and film), the national tour of Jekyll & Hyde, and Paper Mill Playhouse's critically acclaimed Follies, featuring Ann Miller. Jerry proudly conceives, directs and choreographs Broadway Bares, a comedy burlesque performed annually for the charity Broadway Cares. Future projects include directing and choreographing Peepshow, a Las Vegas extravaganza production show.

Bio as of June, 2007.

American Theatre Wing programs, interviews and/or credits include:

Working in the Theatre (video)
Setting the Stage - June, 2013 - Watch now.
Production: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - April, 2005 - Watch now.
Production: Hairspray - December, 2002 - Watch now.
Playwright, Director and Choreographer - September, 2000 - Watch now.

Downstage Center (audio)
Jerry Mitchell - May, 2007 - Listen Now.

SDCF Masters of the Stage (audio)
Working with Dance Arrangers - April, 2010 - Listen Now.
Mitchell, Ashley, and Mayer on Directing - March, 2001 - Listen Now.

SpringboardNYC Mentor - 2007

Internet Broadway Database Listing (IBDB.com)