Casey Nicholaw and the cast of ‘The Prom.’ (Photos: Joan Marcus, Deen van Meer)
Casey Nicholaw was performing on Broadway before many of the cast members of his latest hit, The Prom, were even born.
The Tony Award-winning director-choreographer made his Broadway debut in 1992’s Crazy For You, but it would take more than a decade before he moved to the other side of the curtain, choreographing and/or directing hits such as Spamalot, The Book of Mormon, Aladdin, Mean Girls and more. This season, Nicholaw has earned another Tony Award nomination for Best Director – marking seven nominations for the heartfelt musical about a group of publicity-seeking Broadway actors who intercept a teen’s small-town battle to take her girlfriend to prom.
The Broadway Blog, in collaboration with ShowTickets.com, caught up with the director to chat about working on this high-energy musical, and what it takes to play Gen Z eight times a week.
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