Monday, April 13, 2015

Sergio Trujillo Wins the Olivier Award for Choreography

The Laurence Olivier Awards (or simply the Olivier Award) are presented annually by the Society of London Theatre to recognize excellence in professional theatre. Originally known as the Society of West End Theatre Awards, they were renamed in honour of the British actor Laurence Olivier in 1984.

The awards are given to those involved in West End shows and other leading non-commercial theatres based in London. The Olivier Awards are recognised internationally as the highest honour in British theatre they are the British equivalent of Broadway's Tony Awards and France's Molière Award.
This year, Sergio Trujillo won the Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer for his work on the Broadway import Memphis The Musical, currently playing at the Shaftesbury Theatre in the borough of Camden in London, United Kingdom. He beat such luminaries as Jerry Mitchell (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels The Musical at Savoy Theatre), Annie-B Parson (Here Lies Love at National Theatre, Dorfman), and Josh Prince (Beautiful – The Carole King Musical at Aldwych Theatre).

To read Mark Shelton's Playbill Online article about the 2015 Olivier Awards, click here.

Sergio Trujillo's work will next be seen on Broadway in the upcoming musical On Your Feet!: The Story of Gloria & Emilio Estefan (music by Gloria and Emilio Estefan, book by Alexander Dinelaris), which will open in November 2015.

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