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Rob Ashford is a Tony Award, Olivier Award, Emmy Award, Drama Desk Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award winning director and choreographer. Previously for HGO, he directed and choreographed Carmen (2014) and Carousel (2016). Ashford’s Broadway theater credits include Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Frozen, The Boys from Syracuse, Evita, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Promises, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Shrek, John Waters's Cry-Baby, Curtains, and The Wedding Singer. Other credits include The Entertainer, Romeo and Juliet, The Winter’s Tale, Harlequinade, Macbeth, the Olivier Award winning productions of Anna Christie, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Parade. Ashford directed and choreographed Peter Pan Live! and The Sound of Music Live! for NBC, and directed The Barber of Seville and Carousel. He choreographed and staged the 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2009 Academy Awards. He won the Emmy for Best Choreography for his work on Baz Luhrmann's 2009 Academy Awards production number featuring Hugh Jackman and Beyoncé. Ashford has staged the Tony Awards for eight years, and has also staged tributes at the Kennedy Center Honors for Barbra Streisand, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jerry Herman, Barbara Cook, Tom Hanks, Shirley MacLaine, and Meryl Streep. Films include choreography for Beyond the Sea, Disney’s Cinderella, A Million Ways to Die in the West, Ted 2, and Murder on the Orient Express. Upcoming, he will direct Glenn Close in the highly anticipated musical remake of Paramount’s Sunset Boulevard.

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