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SERGIO TRUJILLO

Sergio Trujillo is an internationally recognized choreographer whose work has been seen all across North America, Europe and Asia.  In early 2011 Mr. Trujillo had the honor of having four shows currently running on Broadway, the 2010 Tony Award winning Best Musical Memphis (Outer Critics Circle Award, Drama Desk and Astaire Award noms.), the 2006 Tony and Olivier Award winning Best Musical Jersey Boys (Olivier, Drama Desk, Dora, Outer Critics Circle Award noms.), The Addams Familyand Next to Normalthe recipient of the 2010 Pulitzer Prize.  Other choreography credits include Hands on a Hardbody, Leap of Faith, Guys and Dolls (Astaire Awards nom.) and All Shook Up for Broadway, as well as the West End, Australian (Green Room Award for Best Choreography) and Las Vegas productions of Jersey Boys, and the National tours of Jersey Boys, The Addams Family, Memphis, Next to Normal, and All Shook Up.

Off Broadway, Sergio choreographed The Public’s concert version of The Capeman directed by Diane Paulus, in addition to Next to Normal (Second Stage), Saved (Playwrights Horizons), The Great American Trailer Park Musical (New World Stages) and he staged the original production of Bare.  For Encores, he choreographed both Kismet and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn.  Sergio also choreographed Mambo Kings, which opened at The Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco, and Zhivago and The Wiz for Des McAnuff’s production at the La Jolla Playhouse.  Additional theatre credits include the world premiere of the West End musical Peggy Sue Got Married (Shaftsbury Theater) and the revival of the Broadway musical Kiss Me Kate in Tokyo.  He choreographed Disney’s re-imagined musical Tarzan in Europe, for which he was nominated for the John Kraaijkamp Musical Award for Best Creative Achievement, and the Public Theater/Shakespeare in the Park’s production of Romeo & Juliet. In Canada, Sergio choreographed the revival of The Sound of Music and the critically acclaimed production of West Side Story at the Stratford Festival. Other theatre credits include Kiss of the Spider Woman (Northshore Music Theatre), The Wedding Banquet (The Village Theatre), Needfire (Royal Alexandra Theater), a musical adaptation of Twelfth Night in Tokyo, and segments of Chita Rivera’s Chita and All That Jazz. Sergio is the recipient of a 2003 Ovation Award for outstanding choreography in Empire: A New American Musical, four Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations for outstanding choreography in Jersey Boys (Ford Center), Swingstep (the Elgin Theater), Syncopations (Winter Garden Theater) and Outrageous at CanStage in Canada. For Television, his credits include judging and choreographing on So You Think You Can Dance (in Canada), The 14th American Comedy Awards starring Nathan Lane and Martin Short, NBC’s Primetime Presentation at Radio City starring the casts of “Will and Grace,” “West Wing,” “Scrubs,” and “Law & Order,” Fox’s Primetime Presentationat City Center, and Broadway: The American Musical for PBS.  He has staged musical numbers for salsa legend Celia Cruz on Telemundo and choreographed New Line Cinema’s feature film Woo starring Jada Pinkett-Smith.  For Garth Drabinsky, Sergio served as a panelist/judge for the television series Triple Sensation. Sergio’s versatility expands many other mediums including Opera and Ballet. He choreographed La Nozze Di Figaro for The LA Opera, Hoy Como Ayer for Ballet Hispanico,and Salome for the NYC Opera and Opera Pacific.  In 2000, he had the honor of choreographing the 54th Presidential Inauguration at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. On April 9th, 2010, Sergio made his debut as a director (and choreographer) with the rock musical White Noise which opened in Chicago’s RoyalGeorgeTheatre. The controversial musical, which is produced by Whoopi Goldberg, has Broadway aspirations. In December 2012, Mr. Trujillo was distinguished as one of the Top 100 Colombians in the world by President Juan Manuel Santos. Sergio is currently working on Arrabal, a TANGO ROCK OPERA about a young woman’s quest for love, truth and self-discovery. It is set against the Argentine Tango speakeasies of the late 1980′s during the period of the “desaparecidos” (the disappeared). Two-time Academy winner Gustavo Santaolalla, and Tony Award winner John Weidman have conceived this passionate and riveting dance theatre piece using the pulsating and driving music of international acclaimed Bajofondo which Sergio will direct and choreograph. Arrabal will open in January of 2014 in Toronto at the Panasonic Theater. Sergio’s latest project was directing and choreographing Flashdance the Musical, which is slated to come to Broadway upon completing its National Tour in 2014. Sergio recently co-directed Hombre Vertiente in Mexico City and is currently working on the Jersey Boys movie directed by Clint Eastwood. Upcoming: Broadway 4D, a multimedia Broadway experience.

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