Stephen Mear

Stephen Mear

Co- Choreographer

Stephen has won the Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer twice, the first for Mary Poppins (Broadway/ UK tours; Co-Choreographer with Sir Matthew Bourne – they also received an LA Drama Critics Circle Award, a Helpmann Award in Australia, and a Tony and Drama Desk Award nomination) and the second for Hello, Dolly! at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.

Olivier Award Nominations include: Gypsy (Chichester Festival Theatre/Savoy), Kiss Me, Kate (Chichester Festival Theatre/Old Vic), Crazy for You (Regent’s Park/Novello), Sweet Charity (Menier Chocolate Factory/Theatre Royal), Sinatra (Palladium/UK tour), Singin’ in the Rain (West Yorkshire Playhouse/ National; received the WhatsOnStage Award in 2001 for Best Choreography) and Soul Train (West Yorkshire Playhouse/Victoria Palace).

Theatre includes, as Director/ Choreographer: Guys and Dolls and Funny Girl (Théâtre Marigny, Paris), Guys and Dolls Live in Concert (Royal Albert Hall), 42nd Street (Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris), Top Hat and Thoroughly Modern Millie (Kilworth House Theatre), She Loves Me (Chichester Festival Theatre), Little Shop of Horrors (Storyhouse Theatre, Chester) and Shoes (Sadlers Wells/Peacock).

As Choreographer: Chess (ENO), Sunset Boulevard (ENO, Broadway), On the Town (ENO, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris), Singin’ in the Rain (Grand Palais/Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris), City of Angels, The Vote and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Donmar Warehouse), White Christmas (Curve/Dominion), Scrooge: The Musical (Curve), Mack and Mabel (Chichester Festival Theatre/UK tour), The Pajama Game (Shaftesbury), Amadeus, Music Man, Funny Girl, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Putting it Together and The Grapes of Wrath (Chichester Festival Theatre), Guys and Dolls, Dreamgirls and Ragtime (Milwaukee Rep), Die Fledermaus and The Little Mermaid (Broadway), Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (West Yorkshire Playhouse/UK tour), Gigi (Regent’s Park), Stephen Ward (Aldwych), Betty Blue Eyes (Novello), Me and My Girl (Sheffield Crucible), Anything Goes (National/Theatre Royal) and Acorn Antiques: The Musical (London/UK tour).

TV credits: Gypsy Live at the Savoy, The Tracey Ullman Show, Psychobitches, Acorn Antiques: The Musical, So You Think You Can Dance? and Victoria Wood’s Christmas Special.

Music Videos: Number 1 (Goldfrapp) and The Importance of Being Idle (Oasis).