Director/Choreographer - Three Tony Awards
Director and choreographer Kathleen Marshall is one of Broadway’s most celebrated artists. Honored numerous times for her work on stage and screen, she has won three Tony Awards (with six more nominations) and two Drama Desk Awards (four additional nominations). Ms. Marshall has also been nominated for both an Olivier and an Emmy. On Broadway, Ms. Marshall directed and choreographed Nice Work if You Can Get It (2012), Anything Goes (2011 revival with Sutton Foster), Grease (2007 revival), Pajama Game (2006 revival with Harry Connick, Jr.), Wonderful Town (2003 revival), Little Shop of Horrors (2003), Follies (2001), Ring Round the Moon (1999), 1776 (1997), and Swinging on a Star (1995). She collaborated with her brother, Rob Marshall, on direction and choreography for Kiss of the Spider Woman (1993 with Chita Rivera), She Loves Me (2003 revival), Damn Yankees (1994), Victor/Victoria (1995 with Julie Andrews) and Seussical (2000). As Artistic Director of “Encores” at Lincoln Center in New York City, she staged musical revivals from 1996 through 2000. Ms. Marshall choreographed The Boys from Syracuse, Li’l Abner and Call Me Madam. In addition, she directed and choreographed Babes in Arms and Wonderful Town (transferred to Broadway). Off-Broadway credits include Applause, 70, Girls, 70, Two Gentlemen of Verona, House of Flowers, Carnival, Hair, Saturday Night, Violet, and Du Barry was a Lady,
Marshall served as a judge on the NBC reality series Grease: You’re the One That I Want. Viewer votes selected the stars of her 2007 Broadway revival of Grease. On screen, Ms. Marshall directed the 2005 television adaptation of Once Upon a Mattress (starring Tracy Ullman, Zoey Deschanel, Mathew Morrison and Carol Burnett) for which she won an Emmy Award. She will direct the upcoming musical adaptation of the film Ever After, with a planned Broadway opening in the 2013-14 season as well as the musical Diner, based on the 1985 film of the same name.
Ms. Marshall was born and grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she started her journey in theatre with the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera. She graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School and Smith College.
In February 2009, Marshall received the Smith College Medal in honor of her achievements in the arts.
She is married to producer Scott Landis and is mother to 3-year-old twins Nathaniel and Ella.