Bio & Resumé

Lisa Stevens

CAEA | AEA | BAE | SSDC


Bio

 

Lisa Stevens is an international, award winning director/choreographer with credits spanning the globe. She was recently honored with an induction into UNESCO'S CID (Conseil International de la Danse) the official umbrella organization which recognizes the most prominent Federations, Organizations and selected individuals in all forms of dance worldwide.

She has also been recognized by the Broadway World Awards for her work on The Witches of Eastwick, Mary Poppins, and Spamalot; received a NYMF Award of Excellence (Common Grounds); Ovation Awards for Xanadu, Spamalot, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels; 17 nominations by the Canadian Theater Critics Awards (Mary Poppins); Betty Mitchell Awards (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Anne of Green Gables, and Cats); Jessie Richardson Awards (Fiddler on the Roof, Hello Dolly!); and most notably, an Olivier Award for Best Choreography on the West End production of Bombay Dreams, for which she contributed as Associate Choreographer. The show also received a Tony nod for it's Broadway run.

Following Broadway, Lisa choreographed the U.S. Tour of Bombay Dreams then spent the next 6 years with Disney Theatrical choreographing the World Premiere, and subsequent companies, of the enormously successful Disney's High School Musical. Disney's High School Musical 2 was to follow with companies in both the US and UK. Dolly Parton's musical adaptation of 9 to 5 came soon afterwards with tours in both the UK and US.

Regionally, there has been a diversity of musicals ranging from new works, to workshops and reinventions, all exhibiting Lisa's broad spectrum of genre and style. New works include a boxing musical aptly named Cutman (Goodspeed, CT), First Wives Club (The Old Globe, San Diego), Empty City (NY) and the upcoming Canadian/UK co-pro The Little Prince, a musical adaptation composed by Nicholas Lloyd Webber. Currently she is the 'dance coach' for an upcoming feature,Tackling Romeo, which will have its Broadway adaptation in 2017/18.

Lisa has also served as Director/Choreographer for the Victory Ceremonies at the 2010 Winter Olympics, Artistic Director of the National Artists Program for the Canada Games, has written and directed two Bollywood musicals — Tauba Tauba and Shakalaka Bombay — and choreographed/directed the Smash Hit Award performances in London for Artist Of The Year.

As a performer, Lisa was in the original West End cast of Chicago, as well as D.C. and Associate Choreographer for the West End/Broadway companies of Bombay Dreams. She is prominently featured in the films Phantom of the Opera and Joseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and danced/sang 5 seasons on the BBC series Star For A Night. As an actress, Lisa co-starred in the films Rumble In The Bronx and Blood Ring 2. Her favorite achievement thus far was performing for Her Majesty The Queen at the Palace Theater in England.

 

Resumé

 

Broadway / West End

Bombay Dreams
     Tony Award Nomination: Best Choreography
 
Bombay Dreams
     Olivier Award: Best Choreography
 
Disney's High School Musical

Assoc. Choreographer
 
 
Assoc. Choreographer
 
 
Choreographer

The Broadway Theatre / Stephen Pimlott
 
 
Apollo Victoria Theatre/ Stephen Pimlott
 
 
London Hammersmith Theatre / Jeff Calhoun

 

National Tours

Dolly Parton's "9 to 5" Musical
 
"9 to 5" Musical
 
Disney's High School Musical 2 Live (World Premiere)
 
Disney's High School Musical Live
 
Bombay Dreams

Choreographer/ Assistant Director
 
Choreographer
 
Choreographer
 
Choreographer/ Associate Director
 
Choreographer/ Associate Director

UK Tour / Jeff Calhoun
 
1st National US Tour / Jeff Calhoun
 
UK Tour / Jeff Calhoun
 
US/ UK/ Australia Tour / Jeff Calhoun
 
1st National US Tour / Baayork Lee

 

Off-Broadway

Executive Decision
 
Bingo, The Musical!

Director
 
Choreographer

NY Playwright's Festival, Hudson Guild Theater, NYC
 
St. Luke's Theater / Thomas Caruso

 

Regional

Fabulous Lipitones
 
Footloose
 
Sister Act
 
The Little Prince (World Premiere)
 
Anne of Green Gables
 
In The Heights
 
The Little Mermaid
 
Witches of Eastwick
     Broadway World Nomination for Best
     Choreography

 
Mary Poppins
     Nominated for 9 Sterling Awards and &
     Theatre Critic Awards Best Choreography

 
Spamalot
     Broadway World Award Nomination: Best
     Choreography

 
Spamalot
 
Anne of Green Gables
     Betty Mitchell Award: Best Choreography  
 
Xanadu
     Ovation Award: Best Choreography in a
     Musical
 
 
Cats
     Betty Mitchell Award Nomination: Outstanding
     Choreography in Production
 
 
Cutman: A Boxing Musical
 
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
     Betty Mitchell Award: Most Outstanding
     Musical Production
 
 
First Wives Club
 
Disney's High School Musical 2
 
Disney's High School Musical
 
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
     Betty Mitchell Award: Most Outstanding
     Musical Production
 
 
NYMF ­ Common Grounds
     NY Theatre Music Festival Award of
     Excellence for Direction & Choreography

Co-Director/Choreographer
 
Director/Choreographer
 
Choreographer
 
Choreographer
 
Choreographer
 
Choreographer/ Associate Director
 
Choreographer
 
Choreographer
 
 
 
Choreographer
 
 
 
Choreographer
 
 
 
Choreographer/Associate Director
 
Choreographer
 
 
Choreographer/Associate Director
 
 
 
Co-Director / Choreographer
 
 
 
Choreographer
 
Choreographer
 
 
 
Choreographer
 
Choreographer
 
Choreographer
 
Choreographer
 
 
 
Choreographer
 

The New Theater, Kansas City / Richard Carrothers
 
Randolph Theater, Toronto
 
Drayton Entertainment / Max Reimer
 
Theatre Calgary/Lamplighter Prod UK / Dennis Garnhum
 
Drayton Entertainment
 
Arts Club Theatre/ Bill Millerd
 
Drayton Entertainment / Dunfield Theatre / Ann Hodges
 
The Ogunquit Playhouse / Shaun Kerrison
 
 
 
Theatre Calgary/ Citadel / Michael Shamata
 
 
 
Drayton Entertainment / Alex Mustakas
 
 
 
Arts Club Theatre / DP Gibson
 
Theatre Calgary / Dennis Garnhum
 
 
Arts Club Theatre / Dean Paul Gibson
 
 
 
Theatre Calgary / Jacques Lemay
 
 
 
Goodspeed Opera House / Jared Coseglia
 
Theatre Calgary / Dean Paul Gibson
 
 
 
The Old Globe / Francesca Zambello
 
TOTS Fox Theatre / Disney
 
TOTS Fox Theatre / Disney
 
Theatre Calgary / Dennis Garnhum

 

Film / TV

The Jews Who Wrote Christmas
 
Oh What A Feeling (West Coast Lottery Commercial)
 
State Like Sleep
 
Tackling Romeo
 
Diary of Wimpy Kid 2
 
The Swinging Nutcracker

Choreographer
 
Choreographer
 
Choreographer
 
Associate Producer
 
Choreographer
 
Choreographer

Riddle Films/CBC / Larry Weinstein
 
Skin & Bones Films / David Quinn
 
Code Red Productions / Meredith Danluck
 
Faraway Films / Linda Heyes
 
Paramount Pictures / David Bowers
 
Infinity Films/ CBC/ Bravo/ Artsworld Canada

 

Live Events

Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics
 
Shakalaka Bombay
 
Tauba Tauba
 
Viva La Glam Mac/ Fashion Cares 2005
 
Bollywood Cowboy w/ Sharon Stone

The Victory Ceremonies
 
Director/ Choreographer/ Writer
 
Director/ Choreographer/ Writer
 
Choreographer
 
Director/ Choreographer

 
 
Cleveland/ US Pharmaceuticals
 
Cleveland/ US Pharmaceuticals
 
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
 
Macy's/ San Francisco

 
 
Lisa Stevens, Choreographer