Artist Bio

Christopher Gattelli

(Bio as of April 2016)

Christopher Gattelli returns to Goodman Theatre, where he previously choreographed The Jungle Book (also at Huntington Theatre Company). Mr. Gattelli received the 2012 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his choreography of Newsies. Additional Broadway choreography credits include The King and I (Tony Award nomination), South Pacific (Tony and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations), Sunday in the Park with George, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, Casa Valentina, Amazing Grace, Godspell, The Ritz, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me, 13 and High Fidelity.  Off-Broadway credits include: Altar Boyz (Lucille Lortel and Calloway Awards); Bat Boy: The Musical (Lucille Lortel Award); tick, tick…BOOM!; 10 Million Miles and Adrift in Macao. West End and London credits include South Pacific; Sunday in the Park with George and tick, tick…BOOM! National and international tour credits include Altar Boyz, Godspell, Grease and Pooh’s Perfect Day (world premiere by Disney Theatricals). He also choreographed South Pacific at the Sydney Opera House. He directed and choreographed SILENCE! The Musical (named in Time magazine’s top 10 theater of 2011) off-Broadway, the world premiere of Jim Henson’s Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas, Departure Lounge (The Public Theater) and In Your Arms (New York Stage and Film and The Old Globe). He choreographed the Coen brothers’ film Hail, Caesar!, and this summer will choreograph SpongeBob the Musical and My Fair Lady, directed by Julie Andrews at the Sydney Opera House.