Choreo Spiral: Kathleen Marshall's Choreo Took Off!

Last updated May 14th, 2020 by BroadwayBox Staff
Choreo Spiral: Kathleen Marshall's Choreo Took Off!

Photo by Emilio Madrid, Joan Marcus

We are thrilled to go on a Choreo Spiral of Kathleen Marshall's Tony winning career. Her journey to becoming an acclaimed Broadway choreographer included some fantastic real world experience on Broadway stages.

Unlike our previous Choreo Spirals, Kathleen had solely one professional performing credit in the company of The Mystery of Edwin Drood national tour which launched in 1988 after the Broadway show had closed in 1987. Though the Broadway production had been choreographed by legend Graciela Daniele, this tour was choreographed by Kathleen's brother Rob Marshall - who assisted Graciela on the Broadway production. Following the tour, Kathleen took off like a rocket in the choreography world assistant choreographing with Rob on Broadway's Kiss of the Spider Woman (1993), She Loves Me (1993), Damn Yankees (1994) and Victor/Victoria (1995).

In 1995, Kathleen made her full Broadway choreographer debut with the Tony nominated Swinging on a Star. Kathleen continued to work throughout the decades on high profile revivals like Sutton Foster in Anything Goes, Harry Connick, Jr. in The Pajama Game, and the revival of Grease which launched the careers of Laura Osnes and Max Crumm.

Let's have a look at Kathleen's non-stop Broadway work from tap dancing sailors to Horton the Elephant!

Swinging on a Star (1995)

1776 (1997)

Kiss Me, Kate (1999)

Seussical (2000)

Follies (2001)

Little Shop of Horrors (2003)

Wonderful Town (2003)

The Pajama Game (2006)

Grease (2007)

Anything Goes (2011)

Nice Work If You Can Get It (2012)

In Transit (2016)