Mar 23, 2023
Jerry Mitchell received the Tony Award for Best Choreography twice -for the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, “Kinky Boots,” for which he was also nominated as Director and previously for the 1st Tony Award winning revival of “La Cage aux Folles.”
Jerry was most recently represented on Broadway as Director/Choreographer of “Pretty Woman,” now touring the U.S. and playing on the West End. He directed the Gloria Estefan Broadway musical, “On Your Feet!” and its international tour, recently presented in London's Coliseum Theatre and was nominated for an Olivier Award for his choreography in “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” which he also directed and co-produced in London.
In the 35 preceding years, Jerry has been involved with more than 50 Broadway, West End and touring productions, starting as a dancer for Agnes de Mille in “Brigadoon” and thereafter assisting Michael Bennett and Jerome Robbins. His Broadway debut as Choreographer, “You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” was followed by “The Full Monty” (Tony nomination); “The Rocky Horror Show,” “Hairspray” (Tony nomination and the NBC live television broadcast as well), “Gypsy,” “Never Gonna Dance” (Tony nomination), “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” (Tony nomination), “La Cage aux Folles,” (Tony Award), “Imaginary Friends,” “Legally Blonde” (Tony nomination), which he also directed on Broadway and in London, “Catch Me If You Can,” and “Kinky Boots.”
He is currently developing new musicals with entitled “Becoming Nancy,” “Betty Boop,” “My Very Own British Invasion” and “Burlesque.”
He also choreographed both the Off-Broadway productions and films of “Hedwig & The Angry Inch” and “Jeffrey.” Thirty or so years ago, Jerry conceived and created “Broadway Bares,” a comedy burlesque show performed annually for the charity Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, for which he continues to serve as Executive Producer as well as inspiring WEST END BARES and ITALY BARES.
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