Susan Stroman

Theatre Director
Born Oct 17, 1954

Susan Stroman is an American theatre director, choreographer, film director, and performer. She has won the Tony Award for both her choreography and direction, notably for the stage musical The Producers.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Susan Stroman.


1954 Birth Born on October 17, 1954.


1976 21 Years Old After graduating in 1976, she moved to New York City.
1977 22 Years Old Her first professional appearance was in Hit the Deck at the Goodspeed Opera House in 1977.
1979 24 Years Old Her first Broadway credit was as an ensemble member in the 1979 musical Whoopee!
1980 25 Years Old In 1980 she was assistant director, assistant choreographer, and dance captain for the Broadway show Musical Chairs. … Read More


1987 32 Years Old Stroman's big break as a choreographer came in 1987 when director Scott Ellis hired her for his Off-Broadway revival of Flora the Red Menace (music by John Kander and Fred Ebb) at the Vineyard Theatre near Union Square. … Read More
1991 36 Years Old Her relationship with Kander and Ebb led to co-creating, with Ellis and David Thompson, the hit Off-Broadway musical And the World Goes 'Round in 1991.
1992 37 Years Old 1 More Event
She went on to choreograph Liza Stepping Out at Radio City Music Hall in 1992, receiving an Emmy nomination for her work.
1994 39 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1994, Stroman won her second Tony Award when she collaborated with Prince on a revival of Show Boat, where she unleashed some of her most innovative ideas. … Read More


1999 44 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1999, her choreography of Oklahoma!, directed by Trevor Nunn at The Royal National Theater, won Stroman her second Olivier Award for her outstanding choreography.
2000 45 Years Old She immersed herself in her work and directed and choreographed her first Broadway show as director, the 2000 revival of The Music Man. … Read More


2005 50 Years Old …  In 2005, she made her feature film directorial debut with a film adaptation of the show. … Read More
2007 52 Years Old In 2007, she again collaborated with Brooks, as director and choreographer of the musical Young Frankenstein. … Read More
2010 55 Years Old She co-directed with Hal Prince the new musical Paradise Found, which premiered at the Menier Chocolate Factory (London) on May 19, 2010. … Read More
2013 58 Years Old Stroman is the director and choreographer of a new musical, Big Fish with songs by Andrew Lippa and book by John August. The show, based on the book and film of the same name, opened at the Oriental Theater in Chicago in April and May 2013 and then ran on Broadway in September 2013 to December 2013.
2014 59 Years Old 1 More Event
Stroman worked with Woody Allen on a musical adaptation of his film Bullets Over Broadway, titled Bullets Over Broadway the Musical, which opened on Broadway in April 2014.
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