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Interview: Casey Nicholaw Talks About Heating Up the Stage in Some Like It Hot

Theatre Mania

Casey Nicholaw’s three-decade career on Broadway — as a performer, choreographer, and director — has been nothing short of remarkable, earning him a total of 13 Tony Award nominations (including a win for Best Director for a Musical for The Book of Mormon.)

In fact, 13 seems to be Nicholaw’s lucky number, since it’s the number of 2023 Tony nominations awarded to his current hit show, Some Like It Hot, for which Nicholaw has received nominations for Best Director and Best Choreographer.

TheaterMania recently spoke to the multi-talented Nicholaw about how he devised its thrilling choreography (including its much-talked about final sequence), how he guided its four Tony-nominated actors (J. Harrison Ghee, Christian Borle, Kevin Del Aguila, and NaTasha Yvette Williams), and why he insists on being both director and choreographer on every show he does...READ MORE

Author: Brian Scott Lipton