Jerry Mitchell

Childhood: Born in Paw-Paw, Michigan on January 15, 1960. He is now 56 years old.

Dance Training: Pursued his acting, dancing, and directing in his High School Theater Class. He graduated from the Fine Arts College at Webster University in St. Louis. He was also a Broadway dancer in the musical "The Will Rogers Follies, Brigadoon and On Your Toes.

Professional Career: Theater Director and Choreographer. He was hired as an associate choreographer by Micheal Bennett for the musical Scandal.


Broadway theatre, commonly known as Broadway, refers to the theatrical performances presented in the 40 professional theatres with 500 or more seats located in the Theater District and Lincoln Center along Broadway, in Manhattan, New York City.

#5 Globalization
Theatre helps us understand people from cultures other than our own. We can learn a lot about people from cultures all around the world by studying their performance traditions. In doing so, we can learn to be less ethnocentric, and more accepting of others.

#4 Self-Empowerment
Performance permeates every aspect of our everyday lives. Power relationships are constructed through performances. Understanding how performances unfold around us can help us to recognize and take control of the power dynamics that affect us.

#3 Social Change
Theatre is a cultural space where society examines itself in a mirror. Theatre has long been looked at as a laboratory in which we can study the problems that confront society and attempt to solve those problems.

#2 Education
Theatre is a great way to learn. Going to the theatre teaches us about people, places, and ideas to which we would not otherwise be exposed. Learning in a theatrical setting makes learning fun.

#1 Creativity
Theatre helps us to develop our creativity. As our education system increasingly puts an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math, we cannot forget the importance of art. Let’s put the “STE(A)M” back in “STEM!”

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"History of Wrong Guys" from KINKY BOOTS on Broadway