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Susan Stroman

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SUSAN STROMAN: There’s No Business like Stro Business

Creativity in Captivity

This five-time Tony Award-winning stage & film Director/Choreographer brought to life The Producers, Young Frankenstein, Crazy For You, Contact, The Scottsboro Boys, Bullets Over Broadway, Steel Pier, Big Fish, The Music Man and Prince of Broadway. For 10 years she choreographed Madison Square Garden’s annual spectacular A Christmas Carol. She made her Metropolitan Opera debut directing and choreographing The Merry Widow. For the New York City Ballet, she created Double Feature and For the Love of Duke. She has collaborated with the Kennedy Center, The Boston Pops, Martha Graham Company, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. Her choreography received an Emmy nomination for the HBO presentation of Liza Minnelli – Live from Radio City Music Hall, starring Liza Minnelli. She directed and choreographed the Broadway-bound Ahrens + Flaherty musical Little Dancer for The Kennedy Center and Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre. In collaboration with the Williamstown Theatre Festival, she directed the play Photograph 51 for Audible. In this episode, Stro tells us what it is like to cast a show virtually, the difference between directing The Producers musical on stage and for film, and she reminisces about choreographing dancing beer cans for a Miller High Life industrial.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


21 Oct 2021

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Makers: Susan Stroman: Fill Up With the Art of It All

The Spark File with Susan Blackwell and Laura Camien

This week, the incomparable Susan Stroman sits down to share it all with Susan and Laura, including lessons learned from the lockdown, insights from her 5x Tony Award Winning career, as well as what it's all for. Spoiler Alert: the answer is love.From her work on The Producers, Crazy For You, Bullets Over Broadway, Contact, The Scottsboro Boys and so much more, Susan recommends that we fill ourselves up with the art of it all!Make 2022 the year you go from dreaming about what you want to make, to making what you've been dreaming about!Learn more about The Spark File IGNITE here!

1hr 8mins

22 Mar 2021

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"You Are Enough." Jeff Whiting Discusses Open Jar Studios, Disney, Susan Stroman, And More!

Clayton Howe's Entertainmentx

Jeff Whiting (jeffwhiting.com)(IG:@jeffwhitingnyc) is a director, choreographer, teacher, and the owner of The Open Jar Studios. His career has taken him around the world and we get to talk about it! We discuss the lessons he has learned from Disney, Susan Stroman, and more! Jeff has a wonderful outlook on life and the industry that I think we can all learn from! Enjoy!


7 Aug 2019

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#160 SUSAN STROMAN, Tony Award winning director/choreographer


Five Time Tony Award winning director/choreographer Susan Stroman swings by Shetler Studios to discuss her incredible career which includes the original productions of Crazy For You, And The World Goes Round, Big, Steel Pier, Contact, The Producers, Thou Shall Not, Young Frankenstein, The Scottsboro Boys, Bullets Over Broadway, Big Fish, and so many more! Susan pulls back the curtain on her career to discuss how she become one of the greatest interpreters of John Kander and Fred Ebb, what is her artistic process for creating choreography, and why Mel Brooks will never be an usher. Also, Susan shines the spotlight on Nathan Lane, Mike Ockrent, and Bob Fosse! Become a sponsor of Behind The Curtain and get early access to interviews, private playlists, and advance knowledge of future guests so you can ask the legends your own questions. Go to: http://bit.ly/2i7nWC4 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 17mins

18 Feb 2019

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Episode 188 – A Broadway Holiday: Nathan Lane, Susan Stroman, and the Cast of The Illusionists: Magic of The Holiday

Talk For Two - The Number 1 Performing Arts Podcast

Today on Talk For Two, Matt Bailey & Hersh Ellis give a wrap-up of the biggest Broadway industry events of the fall, plus Matt talks to the cast of The Illusionists: Magic of the Holidays. Hersh is back to chat with Matt about all things Broadway! Matt and Hersh attended both the Oscar Hammerstein awards […] The post Episode 188 – A Broadway Holiday: Nathan Lane, Susan Stroman, and the Cast of The Illusionists: Magic of The Holiday appeared first on Talk For Two.

1hr 4mins

16 Dec 2018

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Broadway's Backbone Ep.32 Guest Susan Stroman Host:Brad Bradley

Broadway's Backbone

Susan StromanPhotographer is Paul KolnikBroadway’s Backbone is a podcast dedicated to the men and woman of the ensemble: the chorus of dancers, singers, and actors that are the foundation of every Broadway musical. These often-unsung gypsies are the hardest working people on the boards and are Broadways backbone. Each episode interviews a Broadway vet about their life, career and dreams, but also delves into the real topics that aren’t always shared. The life of a gypsy maybe full of passion, but not always filled with glamour. Each guest shares intimate details about their journey. There is no mud slinging, but a maybe a little dirt. It’s hosted by Brad Bradley, a Broadway Performer himself, he has worked with most of the guests, so he knows what questions to ask. It’s a real look into the life that so many kids dream of. This podcast is in honor of the folks of the ensemble and the people who plan to be them. Artwork by-Guy Smith

1hr 6mins

16 May 2016

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Episode 1 - Colman Domingo and Susan Stroman

Theatre Uncorked

In Episode 1, actor/playwright Colman Domingo ("Fear the Walking Dead," DOT) and five-time Tony Award winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman (THE PRODUCERS, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS) join us for a conversation on how they met, their experiences working together and the process of collaborating on Colman's play, DOT. Eric Pargac hosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


16 Mar 2016

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Susan Stroman at the 2014 Musicals Symposium

SDCF Podcast Series

On April 28, 2014, director/choreographer Susan Stroman visited the SDCF Symposium on Musicals. In this Q&A session with early-career directors and choreographers, Ms. Stroman shares the story of how her career began, imparting guidance about several dimensions of the craft—from the design process to working with a dance arranger. Listen in as this master director reminds her audience—and all of us—that the more directors know about their fellow collaborators, the more prepared they will be; that young directors must chase opportunities instead of ‘waiting for the phone to ring;’ that it is essential for directors to ‘leave their egos at the door;’ and much, much more.

1hr 15mins

28 Feb 2016

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46 - Susan Stroman

The Producer's Perspective Podcast with Ken Davenport

Susan Stroman is a theatre director, choreographer, film director and performer. Her notable theater productions include The Producers, Crazy for You, Contact, and The Scottsboro Boys. She is a five-time Tony Award winner, four for Best Choreography and one as Best Director of a Musical for The Producers. In addition, she is a recipient of two Laurence Olivier Awards, five Drama Desk Awards, eight Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, and the George Abbott Award for Lifetime Achievement in the American Theater. She is a 2014 inductee in the American Theater Hall of Fame in New York City. “Stro” started her career as a Choreographer of shows like Show Boat and Crazy for You, before following in the steps of Fosse and Bennett and becoming a Director/Choreographer.  The Music Man, The Producers, Young Frankenstein, and The Scottsboro Boys are just a few of the titles on her long resume.That transition from Broadway dancer to Broadway Choreographer to Broadway Director-Choreographer is just one of the things we discussed in her podcast, along with: How she convinced Kander & Ebb to let her and some friends create the (fantastic) revue that started her Choreographic career. Her first step when she’s creating “steps.” Why she doesn’t have a style, but how she does have a signature (and hear my mind get blown as I realize what she’s talking about). Why Choreographers make great Directors. How to work with titans of the entertainment industry like Mel Brooks and Woody Allen. Oh, and, in this podcast, you’ll hear the debut of my brand new James Lipton-like question, which I’m calling “The Smithsonian.”Keep up with me: @KenDavenportBwaywww.theproducersperspective.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


15 Nov 2015

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In Conversation with Susan Stroman

SDCF Podcast Series

In Conversation with... Susan Stroman: Directors rarely get the opportunity to spend time and share ideas in a room with other directors. This new one-on-one conversation series was conceived by director Thomas Kail to give himself, and his peers, an opportunity to do just that. This series of conversations explores topics that stretch from finding the spark in their work, making a life as a director, and how they landed on this side of the table. Each director's vision is distinct, and their way of working is their own, but this series also addresses all they have in common beyond the shared title. In July 2011, Thomas Kail sat in conversation with Susan Stroman in her office in Manhattan. They discuss her early exposure to the theatre and her impulse to pursue directing and choreographing professionally. The conversation also includes the importance of creating one's own opportunities, the unique aspects of touring productions, and the necessity of deep collaboration when creating theater. Originally recorded - July 1, 2011. Running Time - 56:02 © 2011 SDCF


4 Apr 2014