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Susan Stroman

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A five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer, her work has been honored with Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel, and a record five Astaire Awards. She directed and choreographed the Tony Award-winning Best Musicals Contact, and The Producers, winner of a record-making 12 Tony Awards. She directed and choreographed the critically acclaimed musical The Scottsboro Boys on Broadway and the West End, where it received the Evening Standard’s Best Musical Award. Broadway credits include Show Boat, Oklahoma!Bullets Over Broadway, Big Fish, Young Frankenstein, Thou Shalt Not, The Music ManThe FrogsSteel Pier, and Crazy for You. Off-Broadway credits include The Beast in the Jungle, Dot, Flora the Red Menace, And the World Goes ’RoundHappinessThe Last Two People on Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville, and Marie. She directed and choreographed The Merry Widow for the Metropolitan Opera and created ballets for NYCBallet, Martha Graham, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. She directed and choreographed The Producers: The Movie Musical and received the American Choreography Award for her work in the film Center Stage. She is the recipient of the George Abbott Award for Lifetime Achievement in the American Theater and a member of the Theater Hall of Fame.