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Kathleen Marshall
American choreographer and director

Kathleen Marshall

Kathleen Marshall
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Intro American choreographer and director
Is Dancer Choreographer Theatre director Theater professional
From United States of America
Field Arts Dancing
Gender female
Birth 3 May 1962, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Age 60 years
Star sign Taurus
Education
Smith College
Awards
Laurence Olivier Award  
The Smith College Medal  
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Kathleen Marshall (born September 28, 1962) is an American director, choreographer, and creative consultant.

Life and career

Born in Madison, Wisconsin, she graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1980 and Smith College in 1985. She worked in the Pittsburgh theatre scene when she was younger, performing with such companies as Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera. She began her Broadway career as an assistant to her brother Rob, the choreographer of Kiss of the Spider Woman, in 1993. The two also collaborated on She Loves Me (1993), Damn Yankees (1994), Victor/Victoria (1995) and Seussical (2000). She was the artistic director for the Encores! series of staged musical revivals from 1996 through 2000. During that time, she choreographed The Boys from Syracuse, Li'l Abner and Call Me Madam and both directed and choreographed Babes in Arms and Wonderful Town.

Marshall was a judge on the NBC reality series Grease: You're the One That I Want!. Viewers' votes selected the stars of the August 2007 Broadway revival of Grease, which she directed and choreographed.

The Encores! production of Wonderful Town transferred to Broadway in November 2003 and ran until January 2005, with both direction and choreography by Marshall. She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical and Best Choreography, and won for Best Choreography. She was the director and choreographer of the Broadway revival of Pajama Game which opened in February 2006 and which was the Broadway acting debut of Harry Connick Jr..

Marshall directed and choreographed a Broadway revival of Cole Porter's Anything Goes beginning in April 2011, with Sutton Foster starring as Reno Sweeney. Marshall was nominated for the Tony Award for both directing and choreography and won for choreography. She was the director and choreographer of the musical Nice Work If You Can Get It which opened on Broadway in April 2012.

She directed the musical adaptation of the film, Ever After, on Broadway in the 2015-16 musical theatre season.

She directed the new television movie of Once Upon a Mattress which was broadcast on ABC in December 2005.

Personal

In February 2009, Marshall received the Smith College Medal in honor of her work.

Marshall and Scott Landis, a producer and former agent, were married in September 2009. They have two children, Ella and Nathaniel, twins, who were born in May 2010.

Stage productions

Source: Internet Broadway Database

  • Swinging on a Star (1995) – choreographer
  • 1776 (1997) – choreographer
  • Kiss Me, Kate (1999) – choreographer
  • Ring Round the Moon (1999) – choreographer
  • Follies (2001) – choreographer
  • Wonderful Town (2003) – director/choreographer
  • Little Shop of Horrors (2003) – choreographer
  • Two Gentlemen of Verona (2005) - director/choreographer, Public Theater
  • The Pajama Game (2006) – director/choreographer
  • Grease (2007) director/choreographer
  • Calvin Berger (2010) director/choreographer, George Street Playhouse, New Brunswick, New Jersey
  • Anything Goes (2011) director/choreographer
  • Nice Work If You Can Get It (2012) director/choreographer
  • In Transit, (2016) director/choreographer

Awards and nominations

Year Award ceremony Category Nominee Result
1996 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Choreography Swinging on a Star Nominated
2000 Tony Award Best Choreography Kiss Me, Kate Nominated
Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Choreography Nominated
Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding Choreography Nominated
2001 Follies Nominated
2002 Laurence Olivier Awards Best Theatre Choreographer Kiss Me, Kate Nominated
2003 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Choreography The Music Man Nominated
2004 Tony Award Best Direction of a Musical Wonderful Town Nominated
Best Choreography Won
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Musical Nominated
Outstanding Choreography Won
Outer Critics Circle Award Best Director of a Musical Nominated
Outstanding Choreography Won
2006 Tony Award Best Direction of a Musical The Pajama Game Nominated
Best Choreography Won
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Musical Nominated
Outstanding Choreography Won
Outer Critics Circle Award Best Director of a Musical Nominated
Outstanding Choreography Won
2011 Tony Award Best Direction of a Musical Anything Goes Nominated
Best Choreography Won
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Musical Nominated
Outstanding Choreography Won
Outer Critics Circle Award Best Director of a Musical Nominated
Outstanding Choreography Won
Astaire Awards Outstanding Choreographer in a Broadway Show Nominated
2012 Tony Award Best Direction of a Musical Nice Work If You Can Get It Nominated
Best Choreography Nominated
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Musical Nominated
Outstanding Choreography Nominated
Outer Critics Circle Award Best Director of a Musical Nominated
Outstanding Choreography Nominated
Astaire Awards Outstanding Choreographer in a Broadway Show Nominated
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 29 Jun 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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