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Susan Stroman

Susan Stroman

Susan Stroman is a renowned and highly awarded Director and Choreographer in the theater. She received the American Choreography Award for her work in Columbia Pictures' feature film Center Stage. Stroman directed and choreographed the Broadway production of The Producers, winner of a record-making 12 Tony Awards, including Best Direction and Best Choreography.

She co-created, directed and choreographed the groundbreaking musical Contact for Lincoln Center Theater, winning the 2000 Tony Award for Best Choreography, as well as Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Lucille Lortel Awards and a 2003 Emmy Award for Live at Lincoln Center. Other Broadway credits include Oklahoma!, Thou Shalt Not, The Music Man (Outer Critics Circle Award), Crazy for You (Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Olivier Awards), Showboat (Tony, Outer Critics Circle Awards), Big, Steel Pier and Picnic. Off-Broadway productions include And The World Goes 'Round (Outer Critics Circle Award) and Flora the Red Menace. Stroman also directed and choreographed The Frogs for Lincoln Center, with music by Stephen Sondheim and a new book by Nathan Lane.

She choreographed Madison Square Garden's annual spectacular event A Christmas Carol (Outer Critics Circle Award), directed by Mike Ockrent. For New York City Opera, she choreographed Don Giovanni, A Little Night Music and 110 in the Shade. Stroman created Double Feature, a full-length ballet for the New York City Ballet, featuring the music of Irving Berlin and Walter Donaldson. She has created the ballets Blossom Got Kissed for the New York City Ballet's 50th Anniversary season and But Not For Me for the Martha Graham Company. Her choreography received an Emmy nomination for the HBO presentation Liza - Stepping Out at Radio City Music Hall, starring Liza Minnelli. Other television credits include An Evening with the Boston Pops-A Tribute to Leonard Bernstein and co-conceiver/choreographer for PBS' Sondheim-a Celebration at Carnegie Hall.

Stroman is the recipient of a record four Astaire Awards, and holds a doctorate from the University of Delaware.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.

Susan Stroman Facts

BirthdayOctober 17, 1954 (69)
BirthplaceWilmington, Delaware, USA

Selected Filmography

The Producers
The Merry Widow
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