Steven Hoggett

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Steven Hoggett
Bornc. 1971
OccupationChoreographer
Years active1994–present
 
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Steven Hoggett
Bornc. 1971
OccupationChoreographer
Years active1994–present

Steven Hoggett is a British choreographer and movement director. He has won an Olivier Award as well as an Obie Award, has been nominated twice for a Drama Desk Award (both in 2011) and twice for a Tony Award.

Early life[edit]

Hoggett was brought up near Huddersfield, England. As a youth, he participated in the Huddersfield Choral Society Youth Choir and held jobs at Boots UK and a restaurant.[1] He studied at Swansea University,[1] where he studied literature.[2]

Career[edit]

Hoggett gained early experience by founding a physical theater company in Wales called Frantic Assembly. The company's first production was a 1994 revival of John Osborne's classic Look Back in Anger, which Hoggett directed, produced, and performed in.[2]

He was awarded the 2009 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer for Black Watch at the 2009 Laurence Olivier Awards.[1] He was nominated for the 2011 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Choreography for both Beautiful Burnout and Peter and the Starcatchers. He was nominated for the 2012 Tony Award for Best Choreography for his work on Once at the 66th Tony Awards.[3]

He has collaborated with longtime friend and director John Tiffany on both Black Watch and Once.[2] Although the two have been close friends since the 1987,[1][2] they did not collaborate until 2003 when the worked on The Straits by Gregory Burke, but Once marked their seventh collaboration.[2] Among the artistic decisions that Hoggett and Tiffany made was the decision to eliminate (at Hoggett's suggestion)[4] the choreography from several works including "Falling Slowly", which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 80th Academy Awards in 2008.[2] Once earned more Tony nominations (11) than any other production for the 2011-12 season.[3] Hoggett also received a 2012 Obie Award special citation (along with Once colleagues Tiffany and Martin Lowe).[5][6] Hoggett is regarded as a choreographer who also makes directorial decisions.[4]

In addition to Black Watch and Once, Hoggett has worked on American Idiot with director Michael Mayer.[4] Hoggett has also worked with Scott Graham on multiple occasions.[7] He is expected to work on a production for the Moscow Arts Theater in 2013 with Tiffany.[2]

in 2013, he choreographed[8] Simon Beaufoy's new play The Full Monty.[9] The following year he choreographed Sting's new musical The Last Ship.[10]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Harries, Rhiannon (2010-04-05). "How We Met: John Tiffany & Steven Hoggett". The Independent. Retrieved 2012-06-08. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Healy, Patrick (2012-02-22). "For This Duo, the Mantra Is ‘Action!’". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-06-08. 
  3. ^ a b Gans, Andrew (2012-06-10). "Broadway's Big Night! Neil Patrick Harris Hosts 66th Annual Tony Awards June 10". Playbill. Retrieved 2012-06-10. 
  4. ^ a b c Gold, Sylviane (2012-04-10). "Steven Hoggett is the anti-dance choreographer". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-06-10. 
  5. ^ Sheward, David (2012-05-22). "'4000 Miles,' 'Milk Like Sugar,' Linda Lavin Top Obie Winners". Back Stage. Retrieved 2012-06-10. 
  6. ^ "The 2012 Obie Award Winners". The Village Voice. 2012-05-16. Retrieved 2012-06-10. 
  7. ^ Edwardes, Jane (2006-10-24). "Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett: interview". Time Out. Retrieved 2010-06-10. 
  8. ^ "Nude No More! The Full Monty (the Play, Not the Musical) to Shutter Early in the West End". london.broadway.com. Broadway.com. 17 March 2014. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  9. ^ "Stripped of its integrity by a Broadway musical, The Full Monty is back on the British stage again - and it's more revealing than ever". dailymail.co.uk. Daily Mail. 8 February 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2014. 
  10. ^ "Sting's musical "The Last Ship" headed for Broadway this fall". cbsnews.com. CBS News. 12 February 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 

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