Mitchell Wins 2nd Tony Award for Best Choreography

| June 10, 2013
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Now honored for his work on “Kinky Boots,” Mitchell won a Tony for his choreography in “La Cage Aux Folles.”

Webster University alumnus Jerry Mitchell captured his second Tony Award for Best Choreography for his work on the musical “Kinky Boots” during Sunday evening’s annual Tony Awards. The Broadway musical won six Tonys in all, including Best Musical, Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical, Best Original Score, Best Sound Design of a Musical, and Best Orchestrations.

Mitchell also was nominated for Best Direction of a Musical. In 2005, Mitchell won a Tony Award for his choreography in “La Cage Aux Folles.” And, last month, Mitchell received the prestigious “Mr. Abbott” Award for Lifetime Achievement in the American Theatre, conferred by the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographer’s Foundation.

Learn more at webster.edu about the awards show and about Mitchell, who trained in the Conservatory of Theatre Arts in Webster’s Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts. He received an honorary doctorate from Webster in 2005.

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