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Born in Wilmington, Delaware, USA

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Susan Stroman is the recipient of 5 Tony Awards, 2 Laurence Olivier Awards, 5 Drama Desk Awards, 8 Outer Critics Circle Awards, 2 Lucille Lortel Awards, a record 5 Fred Astaire Awards, and the George Abbott Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Theater. She directed and choreographed "The Producers", winner of a record-making 12 Tony Awards including Best Direction and Best Choreography. She co-created, directed and choreographed the Tony-Award winning musical "Contact" for Lincoln Center Theater. "Contact" also won a 2003 Emmy Award for its PBS 'Live from Lincoln Center' broadcast. Other Broadway credits include "The Scottsboro Boys", "Young Frankenstein", "The Frogs", "Oklahoma!", "Thou Shalt Not", "The Music Man", "Steel Pier", "Big", "Showboat", "Picnic" and "Crazy for You". Off-Broadway productions include "And The World Goes 'Round", "Flora the Red Menace", and "Happiness". For 10 years, she choreographed Madison Square Garden's annual spectacular "A Christmas Carol", directed by Mike Ockrent. For New York City Opera she choreographed "A Little Night Music", "110 in the Shade" and "Don Giovanni". She created "Double Feature", a full-length ballet for New York City Ballet featuring the music of Irving Berlin and Walter Donaldson. Other ballets include "For the Love of Duke" for New York City Ballet, "But Not For Me" for the Martha Graham Company, and "Take Five...More or Less" for Pacific Northwest Ballet. Her choreography received an Emmy nomination for the HBO presentation Liza Minnelli Live from Radio City Music Hall (1992) (TV), starring Liza Minnelli. Other TV credits include co-conceiver/choreographer for PBS's 'Sondheim - a Celebration at Carnegie Hall' and "Evening at Pops: A Tribute to the Theater Music of Leonard Bernstein". She received the American Choreography Award for her work in Columbia Pictures feature film Center Stage (2000). Ms. Stroman directed and choreographed The Producers: The Movie Musical (2005), nominated for 4 Golden Globes.

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Mike Ockrent (1 January 1996 - 2 December 1999) ( his death)

Trivia (8)

She was nominated for a 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Theatre Choreographer of 2002 for "Contact" performed at the Queen's Theatre.
Her dance program, "Contact", was performed at the Queen's Theatre in London in 2002 and was nominated for a 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best Entertainment.
Has won five Tony Awards: as Best Choreographer, in 1992 for "Crazy for You"; in 1995 for "Show Boat" and in 2000 for "Contact" and as both Best Director (Musical) and Best Choreographer, in 2001 for "The Producers", the new Mel Brooks musical. She has also been Tony-nominated six other times: as Best Choreographer, in 1996 for "Big - The Musical"; in 1997 for "Steel Pier"; and in 2002 for "Oklahoma!"; as Best Director (Musical), in 2000 for "Contact"; and as Best Director (Musical) and Best Choreographer, in 2000 for "The Music Man".
October 10, 2005, she was presented with an Elan Award for her choreographic work.
Second wife and widow of Mike Ockrent.
She was awarded the 1996 Drama Logue Award for Choreography for "Show Boat" in the Center Theatre Group production at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
She was awarded the 2001 Back Stage Garland Award for Outstanding Choreography for "contact" at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
She was awarded the 2013 NAACP Award for Best Director of a musical for "Scottsboro Boys" at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California .

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