Steven Hoggett

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Steven Hoggett
Born (1971-11-30) November 30, 1971 (age 45)
Occupation Choreographer
Years active 1994–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 four times for a Drama Desk Award and three times 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 at a workshop with Volcano Theatre Company, based in Swansea.[3] He then founded a physical theatre company in Wales called Frantic Assembly, with his friend and fellow student Scott Graham.[3] 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]

The company staged numerous productions in their early years, especially at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Their unique blend of theatre and movement began to attract attention, and soon Frantic Assembly were producing large scale touring work and collaborating with some of the UK's biggest theatre companies.[3] Hoggett would go on to direct and choreograph several shows for the company, including "Beautiful Burnout" (with the National Theatre of Scotland), an adaptation of Shakespeare's "Othello", "pool, no water", "Stockholm", "Little Dogs" (with National Theatre Wales).[3]

He first worked with childhood friend John Tiffany while Tiffany was Associate Director at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh on a production of Gregory Burke's "The Straits" in 2003.[2] The pair then went on to collaborate on what would be their biggest success to date, Gregory Burke's Black Watch, which was first produced by the National Theatre of Scotland at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2006[4] The piece was an instant success, and would garner Hoggett the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer at the 2009 Laurence Olivier Awards,[1] along with a slew of other awards. The show undertook several extremely successful international tours, including a stint at the St. Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn, which would lead to Hoggett working on many new productions in the USA.[3] These included American Idiot, Peter and the Starcatcher and Once, the musical adaptation of the hit independent film, directed by John Tiffany.[5]

Once earned more Tony nominations (11) than any other production for the 2011-12 season.[6] Hoggett also received a 2012 Obie Award special citation (along with Once colleagues Tiffany and Martin Lowe).[7][8]

His other recent productions include choreography for the National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time (with Scott Graham), which garnered the pair an Olivier nomination.[9] With Tiffany, an adaptation of the Swedish vampire novel Let The Right One In for the National Theatre of Scotland,[10] Tony Nominated Fight Choreography for Rocky The Musical[11] and Sting's new musical The Last Ship.,[12]

Hoggett provided choreography for a computer animated sequence in the Dreamworks feature film How To Train Your Dragon 2.[13] On June 26, 2015 it was announced that he would be working on the Harry Potter stage play The Cursed Child with long time collaborator John Tiffany.[14]

Major theatre credits[edit]

Start year Production Role Company / Venue Notes and awards
2006 Black Watch Choreographer National Theatre of Scotland * Won - 2009 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer
2010 Beautiful Burnout Director & Choreographer, with Scott Graham Frantic Assembly / National Theatre Scotland * Nominated - 2011 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Choreography
2010 American Idiot Choreographer Broadway / US tour * Nominated – 2010 Astaire Award for Outstanding Choreographer of a Broadway Show
2011 Peter and the Starcatcher Movement Broadway / US tour * Nominated – 2011 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Choreography
  • Won - 2011 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Choreographer
2011 Once Movement NYTW / Broadway / West End * Nominated – 2012 Tony Award, 2012 Astaire Award, 2012 Outer Critics Circle Award for Choreography, 2010-2011 Joe A. Callaway Award for Outstanding Choreography
  • Won- 2012 Special Citation Obie Award, along with Martin Lowe & John Tiffany, 2012 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Choreographer
2012 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Choreography, with Scott Graham National Theatre / West End / Broadway * Nominated – 2013 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer, with Scott Graham
  • Nominated – 2015 Tony Award, 2015 Astaire Award, with Scott Graham
2013 The Glass Menagerie Movement American Repertory Theatre / Broadway
2013 The Light Princess Choreography National Theatre
2013 What's It All About? Bacharach Reimagined aka Close to You Director NYTW / Menier Chocolate Factory / West End
2013 Let the Right One In Associate Director with John Tiffany National Theatre of Scotland / West End / St. Ann's Warehouse
2014 Rocky The Musical Fight Choreography Stage Entertainments Hamburg / Broadway
  • Nominated – 2014 Tony Award (with Kelly Devine), 2014 Astaire Award, 2014 Drama Desk Award, 2014 Outer Critics Circle Award for Choreography
2014 The Last Ship Choreography Broadway
  • Nominated – 2015 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Choreography, 2015 Astaire Award
2015 Brooklynite Choreography Vineyard Theatre
2015 The Twits Associate Director/Movement Royal Court
2016 The Crucible Movement Broadway
2016 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Movement Director West End
2017 Joan of Arc: Into the Fire Choreographer Public Theatre

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Harries, Rhiannon (April 5, 2010). "How We Met: John Tiffany & Steven Hoggett". The Independent. London. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Healy, Patrick (February 22, 2012). "For This Duo, the Mantra Is 'Action!'". The New York Times. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c d e https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2015/jan/06/frantic-assembly-othello-scott-graham-steven-hoggett-interview
  4. ^ .http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profiles/how-we-met-john-tiffany-amp-steven-hoggett-2073907.html
  5. ^ Healy, Patrick (February 22, 2012). "John Tiffany and Steven Hoggett Collaborate on 'Once'". The New York Times. 
  6. ^ Gans, Andrew (June 10, 2012). "Broadway's Big Night! Neil Patrick Harris Hosts 66th Annual Tony Awards June 10". Playbill. Retrieved June 10, 2012. 
  7. ^ Sheward, David (May 22, 2012). "'4000 Miles,' 'Milk Like Sugar,' Linda Lavin Top Obie Winners". Back Stage. Retrieved June 10, 2012. 
  8. ^ "The 2012 Obie Award Winners". The Village Voice. May 16, 2012. Retrieved June 10, 2012. 
  9. ^ http://www.curiousonstage.com/staff/scott-graham/
  10. ^ http://www.nationaltheatrescotland.com/content/default.asp?page=home_LetTheRightOneIn
  11. ^ http://rockybroadway.com
  12. ^ "Sting's musical "The Last Ship" headed for Broadway this fall". cbsnews.com. CBS News. February 12, 2014. Retrieved February 22, 2014. 
  13. ^ https://productionbeast.com/1007182-steven-hoggett
  14. ^ "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play to open in West End in 2016". theguardian.com. The Guardian. June 26, 2015. Retrieved June 26, 2015. 

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