And, The Winner Was: See How Playbill Readers' Picks Compared to Those of Tony Award Voters

By Playbill Staff
10 Jun 2013

Jerry Mitchell
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Best Choreography

CORRECT: Readers and Tony voters picked longtime award-winning choreographer and director Jerry Mitchell as their favorite Choreographer for his work on the most-nominated (and awarded) production of the season, Kinky Boots — he was also Tony-nominated for directing. Mitchell, who often finds himself nominated for his energetic, show-stopping dance moves, took home his second Tony Award for Kinky. The artist, who was this year's recipient of the Drama League's Founders Award for Excellence in Directing, pulled out all of the moves to accompany Cyndi Lauper's dance-happy score in Kinky Boots. In the press room, Mitchell said it was a challenge to cast male dancers capable of dancing in the high-heeled boots. He also had to make sure scenic designer David Rockwell designed a deck (the stage floor) which had no automation or tracks in it so that the dancers' heels wouldn't get caught.

Click here to watch Mitchell and Kinky Boots comrades talk about receiving their nominations.