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Steven Hoggett

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Steven Hoggett
Born (1971-11-30) 30 November 1971 (age 52)
Years active1994–present

Steven Hoggett (born 30 November 1971) 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


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]



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, in which Hoggett directed, produced, and performed.[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", and "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] He 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 an animated sequence in the DreamWorks feature film How To Train Your Dragon 2.[13]

On 26 June 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][15] He went on to be nominated for the 2017 Laurence Olivier Award for best choreography for his work on the production.[16][17] The production transferred to Broadway in April 2018.[18]

Personal life


Steven married Kyle Callicott in March 2016.[citation needed]

Major theatre credits

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 / Broadway
  • Nominated – 2017 Olivier Award for Best Choreography
2017 Joan of Arc: Into the Fire Choreographer Public Theatre
2017 Pinocchio Associate Director National Theatre / Disney Theatrical
2019 The Ocean at the End of the Lane Movement Director Royal National Theatre
2023 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Choreographer Broadway * Nominated – 2023 Tony Award[19]


  1. ^ a b c Harries, Rhiannon (5 April 2010). "How We Met: John Tiffany & Steven Hoggett". The Independent. London. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  2. ^ a b c Healy, Patrick (26 February 2012). "For This Duo, the Mantra Is 'Action!'". The New York Times. Retrieved 8 June 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Frantic Assembly's Othello: 'You don't want to put people off Shakespeare for ever'". TheGuardian.com. 6 January 2015.
  4. ^ "How We Met: John Tiffany & Steven Hoggett". Independent.co.uk. 11 September 2010.
  5. ^ Healy, Patrick (22 February 2012). "John Tiffany and Steven Hoggett Collaborate on 'Once'". The New York Times.
  6. ^ Gans, Andrew (10 June 2012). "Broadway's Big Night! Neil Patrick Harris Hosts 66th Annual Tony Awards June 10". Playbill. Archived from the original on 11 June 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  7. ^ Sheward, David (22 May 2012). "'4000 Miles,' 'Milk Like Sugar,' Linda Lavin Top Obie Winners". Back Stage. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  8. ^ "The 2012 Obie Award Winners". The Village Voice. 16 May 2012. Retrieved 10 June 2012.
  9. ^ "Scott Graham & Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly | Creative". Retrieved 10 August 2022.
  10. ^ "National Theatre of Scotland | Let The Right One In". Archived from the original on 11 March 2013.
  11. ^ "Home | Stage Entertainment". Retrieved 10 August 2022.
  12. ^ "Sting's musical "The Last Ship" headed for Broadway this fall". cbsnews.com. CBS News. 12 February 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2014.
  13. ^ "ProductionBeast: Job Board for #Film, #TV, and #Photography". 16 September 2017.
  14. ^ "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play to open in West End in 2016". The Guardian. 26 June 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  15. ^ "Harry Potter London".
  16. ^ Cox, Gordon (6 March 2017). "'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' Sets Nominations Record for U.K. Olivier Awards (Full List)". Variety. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  17. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (9 April 2017). "Olivier Awards: 'Harry Potter And The Cursed Child' Wins Record 9 – Full List". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  18. ^ Shea, Christopher D. (9 April 2017). "'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' Sets Olivier Awards Record". The New York Times. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  19. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly (11 June 2023). "Tony Awards: Winners List". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 11 June 2023.