Camille A. Brown's Theater Work

Camille A. Brown & Dancers

Take a look at Camille's contributions to Off-Broadway and Broadway shows

“..stellar..gripping, rugged, and visceral..thoughtful storytelling..a true mastery of the craft.” -Dance Network

Check out Camille A. Brown's Theater Reel highlighting some of her choreographic contributions On and Off-Broadway

Camille A. Brown's Theater Reel  

"CHOIR BOY" - Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (New York, NY), 2019, From the collection of: Camille A. Brown & Dancers

Fresh off Once On This Island, Camille proves once again that she is a force to be reckoned with in the world of choreography.” -Yes Broadway

"CHOIR BOY"

For half a century, the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys has been dedicated to the education of strong, ethical Black men. One talented student has been waiting for years to take his rightful place as the leader of the legendary gospel choir. But can he make his way through the hallowed halls of this institution if he sings in his own key?

Broadway Premiere by Tarell Alvin McCraney
Directed by Trip Cullman
Music by Jason Michael Webb
Choreography by Camille A. Brown
Associate Choreographer Rickey Tripp

Check out highlights from the Broadway show "CHOIR BOY"

"CHOIR BOY" - Performance Highlights  

After rave reviews and an extension, check out Camille A. Brown talks with Ernie Anastos on Fox5 about the Broadway show "CHOIR BOY"

"CHOIR BOY" OPENS ON BROADWAY  

"Once On This Island" - Circle in the Square Theatre (New York, NY), From the collection of: Camille A. Brown & Dancers

"Choreographer Camille A. Brown lets them cut lose with energetic, ethnic-influenced dances." -Newsday

This is the sweeping theatrical power of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND—the universal tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world, and ready to risk it all for love. Guided by the mighty island gods (played by Tony Award® winner Lea Salonga, Alex Newell, Merle Dandridge, and Quentin Earl Darrington), Ti Moune sets out on a remarkable journey to reunite with the man who has captured her heart.

Directed by Michael Arden
Book & Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Directed by Michael Arden
Choreography by Camille A. Brown
Associate Choreographer: Rickey Tripp
Assistant Choreographer: Catherine Foster (CABD Member)

How a village of Broadway artists re-envisioned a beloved 1990 musical to speak to today’s world of storms and cultural divisions-and how communities rebuild together.

Once On This Island: Telling the Story of Reviving a World

She's Making This 'Island' Authentic, Lauren Kay for Theater Development Fund (TDF), 2017-12-01, From the collection of: Camille A. Brown & Dancers

Learn more about Camille A. Brown's choreographic journey for Once On This Island on Broadway

She's Making This 'Island' Authentic  

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert on NBC, 2018-04-01, From the collection of: Camille A. Brown & Dancers

On April 1, 2018, Camille A. Brown made her TV choreographic debut - Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert on NBC

From executive producers Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, Marc Platt, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron comes NBC's next live musical spectacular, the groundbreaking rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert," starring John Legend, Alice Cooper and Sara Bareilles.

Set during the final week of Jesus' life, the story is told from the perspective of infamous betrayer Judas Iscariot. As more and more followers flock to Jesus, Judas grows concerned that Jesus is becoming arrogant and losing sight of his principles. So when Jesus attacks the money changers in a temple, Judas finally turns on his teacher, setting both on a path to tragedy.

"Superstar": Brandon Victor Dixon - Jesus Christ Superstar Live  

Check out Camille A. Brown's choreography when Brandon Victor Dixon steps into the spotlight for "Superstar" in Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert.

Jesus Christ Superstar - Press Event, Photo Credit: Getty Images North America, 2018-02-27, From the collection of: Camille A. Brown & Dancers

Take a look at the creative team for Jesus Christ Superstar Live!

Photo (left to right): Robert Greenblatt (Chairman of NBC Entertainment), Marc Platt, Nigel Wright, Neil Meron, Harvey Mason Jr., Jason Ardizzone-West, Camille A. Brown, Paul Tazewell, David Leveaux, and Alex Rudzinski attend NBC's "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert" Press Junket, at the Church of St.Paul The Apostle, on February 27, 2018 in New York City.

"The Wiz" - The Muny (St. Louis, MO), 2018, From the collection of: Camille A. Brown & Dancers

Camille A. Brown choreographed "The Wiz" at The MUNY as part of their 100th Year Anniversary.

Based on L. Frank Baum’s nostalgic classic, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Wiz is considered a feel-good favorite sparkling with heart-pounding soul, unforgettable gospel and infectious rock rhythms. Grammy Award-winner for Best Cast Show Album, and ranked as one of the highest watched live television musicals, this reimagined familiar favorite will have you ready to “Ease on Down the Road” to meet The Wiz for yourself!

Associate Choreographer: Rickey Tripp
Assistant Choreographer: Catherine Foster (CABD Member)

Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire" - Broadhurst Theatre (New York, NY), 2012, From the collection of: Camille A. Brown & Dancers

Camille A. Brown's Broadway Debut as a Choreographer was for Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire."

From the producers of the trailblazing 2008 Broadway production of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, starring James Earl Jones and Terrence Howard, comes a hot new take on Tennessee Williams’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, A Streetcar Named Desire. Leading the cast is 2-time Golden Globe nominee Blair Underwood, in his Broadway debut as Stanley, Nicole Ari Parker (“Soul Food”) as Blanche DuBois, Daphne Rubin-Vega (Rent) as Stella and Wood Harris (“The Wire”) as Mitch. Directed by Emily Mann (Artistic Director of Princeton’s esteemed McCarter Theatre) and featuring an original score by 5-time Grammy Award winner Terence Blanchard, this scintillating Streetcar brings a whole new rhythm to Williams’s enduring portrait of sex, class and secrets in one of America’s most fascinating and diverse cities. Come and feel the heat.

Directed by Emily Mann
Music Composed by Terence Blanchard
Choreography by Camille A. Brown
Assistant Choreographer: Francine E. Ott

"This Ain't No Disco" - Linda Gross Theater (New York, NY), 2018, From the collection of: Camille A. Brown & Dancers

Set against the grit, the garbage strikes, the graffiti of 1979 New York City, "This Ain’t No Disco" tells the story of drifters and dreamers searching for their place in the night world of Studio 54 and Mudd Club. In their uptown/downtown quest for revelry and kinship, every decision is fateful in a city where one’s fate can turn on a dime bag.

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Trask & Peter Yanowitz
Book by Stephen Trask & Peter Yanowitz and Rick Elice
Directed by Darko Tresnjak
Choreography by Camille A. Brown
Associate Choreographer: Mayte Natalio (CABD Member)
Assistant Choreographer: Catherine Foster (CABD Member)

An Interview with Camille A. Brown - The Interval, Victoria Myers for The Interval, 2018-07-24, From the collection of: Camille A. Brown & Dancers

Learn more about Camille A. Brown's choreographic journey and preparation for the show "This Ain't No Disco."

An Interview with Camille A. Brown - The Interval  

"BELLA: An American Tall Tale" - Playwright Horizons (New York, NY), 2017, From the collection of: Camille A. Brown & Dancers

A Western musical adventure like no other, Camille A. Brown received the following recognition for her choreographic contributions to "BELLA: An American Tall Tale":

2018 Outer Critics Circle "Outstanding Choreographer" Award Nominee

2018 Lucille Lortel "Outstanding Choreographer" Award Nominee

2017 Audelco Award for Best Choreography

2017 Irma P. Hall Black Theater Nomination

"BELLA:An American Tall Tale" - Trailer  

All aboard for a Western musical adventure the likes of which you’ve never experienced. As a wanted woman of mythic proportions looks to begin life anew out west, Bella takes us on the trip of a lifetime to escape her scandalous past and bounce into the arms of her awaiting Buffalo Soldier. Rowdy, wild, and hilarious, Kirsten Childs (Bubbly Black Girl…) infuses this tall tale with soulful tunes and madcap antics aplenty. Giddy-up to our get-down!

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Kirsten Childs
Directed by Robert O'Hara
Choreographed by Camille A. Brown
Associate Choreographer: Rickey Tripp

Camille A. Brown Stomps Down Stereotypes in Kirsten Childs's New Musical, Pete Hempstead for TheaterMania, 2017-06-24, From the collection of: Camille A. Brown & Dancers

Learn more about Camille A. Brown's choreographic journey for "BELLA: An American Tall Tale."

Camille A. Brown Stomps Down Stereotypes in Kirsten Childs's New Musical  

"The Fortress of Solitude" - The Public Theater (New York, NY), 2014, From the collection of: Camille A. Brown & Dancers

"The Fortress of Solitude" is the extraordinary coming-of-age story about 1970s Brooklyn and beyond — of black and white, soul and rap, block parties and blackouts, friendship and betrayal, comic books and 45s. And the story of what would happen if two teenagers obsessed with superheroes believed that maybe, just maybe, they could fly…

Book by Itamar Moses
Music and Lyrics by Michael Friedman
Conceived and Directed by Daniel Aukin
Based upon the novel by Jonathan Lethem
Choreography by Camille A. Brown
Associate Choreographers: Marcos Santana and Jennifer Jencuska

Take a glimpse at some highlights from this moving production.

"The Fortress of Solitude" - Performance Highlights  

Fun Fact: While working on "Fortress of Solitude" Camille A. Brown was inspired to create "BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play" for her company.

"Cabin in the Sky" - NY City Center Encores! Off-Center (New York, NY), 2015, From the collection of: Camille A. Brown & Dancers

"Cabin in the Sky"

Originally produced in 1940, Cabin in the Sky followed Porgy and Bess in celebrating African-American music and dance traditions. The musical tells the story of “Little Joe” Jackson (Michael Potts), a charming ne’er-do-well who dies in a saloon brawl and is given six months on earth to prove his worth to the Lord’s General (Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis) and the Devil’s Head Man (Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper)—all while struggling to remain true to his loving wife Petunia (Tony Award winner LaChanze) and resist the wiles of temptress Georgia Brown (Carly Hughes). Long considered a lost treasure, the score of Cabin in the Sky—which includes jazz hits like “Taking a Chance on Love” and “Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe”—will be restored to its original glory for Encores!

Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Choreography by Camille A. Brown
Associate Choreographer: Rickey Tripp
Assistant Choreographer: Catherine Foster (CABD Member)

"Choreographer Camille A. Brown commands her sliver of the stage..." - DC Theatre Scene

"Cabin in the Sky" - Performance Highlights  

"Stagger Lee" - Dallas Theater Center (Dallas, TX), 2015, From the collection of: Camille A. Brown & Dancers

"Stagger Lee"

A musical that takes its title from the century-old folk song that became a Number One R&B hit for Lloyd Price in 1959, Stagger Lee, spans the 20th Century, tracing mythical characters in their quest to achieve the American Dream. The deep-seated themes of racism and the raw power of human will are sure to give you chills. And the music—from Joplin-inspired tunes to R&B and hip-hop—will definitely get your feet moving.

Book and Lyrics by Will Power
Music by Will Power and Justin Ellington
Directed by Patricia McGregor
Choreography by Camille A. Brown
Associate Choreographer: Juel D. Lane (CABD Member)

“Camille Brown’s choreography beautifully aid the transitions, setting time and place.”- Star Telegram

Stagger Lee" - Performance Highlights

"tick, tick...BOOM!" - NY City Center Encores! Off-Center (New York, NY), 2014, From the collection of: Camille A. Brown & Dancers

"tick, tick...BOOM!

Before Rent, there was "tick, tick… BOOM!". This autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize– and Tony Award–winning composer of Rent, is the story of an aspiring composer who questions his life choices on the eve of his thirtieth birthday. First performed as a solo rock monologue by Larson in 1990, it was later revamped by playwright David Auburn as a three-actor piece and premiered off-Broadway on June 13, 2001 at the Jane Street Theatre. Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom, Jr., and Karen Olivo star in the Encores! Off-Center production of this exhilarating work by the late, great Larson.

Book, Music and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson
Directed by Oliver Butler
Choreography by Camille A. Brown
Associate Choreographer: Jennifer Jencuska

"tick, tick...BOOM!" at NY City Center Encores! Off-Center, Photo Credit: Michelle V. Agins/The New York Times, 2014, From the collection of: Camille A. Brown & Dancers

Leslie Odom Jr., far left, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Karen Olivo in this Jonathan Larson autobiographical chamber musical at City Center.

"tick, tick...BOOM!" at NY City Center Encores Off-Center, Photo Credit: Michelle V. Agins/The New York Times, 2014, From the collection of: Camille A. Brown & Dancers

Mr. Miranda and Ms. Olivo in "tick, tick...BOOM!". Their characters' relationship is a focal point in this revival of a 1990s work.

Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale" - Lansburgh Theatre ( Washington, DC), 2013, From the collection of: Camille A. Brown & Dancers

Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale"

Tragic, romantic, hilarious, and uplifting, this genre-bending masterpiece is one of Shakespeare’s most elegant and haunting plays. This beautiful, music-filled, and magical classic celebrates redemption, reconciliation, and the mending of broken hearts. Princes and princesses, disguised identities, jealous kings, oracles, pickpockets, and one ravenous bear…

Directed by Rebecca Taichman
Set Designed by Christine Jones
Costumes Designed by David Zinn
Lighting Design by Christopher Akerlind
Composed by Nico Muhly
Sound Designed by Matt Tierney
Music Directed by Stephen Feigenbaum
Choreography by Camille A. Brown
Associate Choreographer: Rickey Tripp

"The Box: A Black Comedy" - Irondale Theater (Brooklyn, NY), 2014, From the collection of: Camille A. Brown & Dancers

"The Box: A Black Comedy"

In this raucous, satirical fable, an ensemble of 5 actors performs a host of characters across generations of captivity and freedom dreams. While music, dance and absurdities abound, at the center are the characters of Deadlust and Icarus – a father and son who lose each other in the American labyrinth of policing and prisons. With over 7,000,000 people currently living under correctional supervision in the US, award-winning playwright Marcus Gardley takes aim at one of the most troubling afflictions of our times with provocative theatrical wit.

Written by Marcus Gardley
Directed by Seth Bockley
Composed by Imani Uzuri
Choreography by Camille A. Brown
Associate Choreographer: Mayte Natalio (CABD Member)

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