AWARD WINNING DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER
Welcome to bryanknowlton.org. As a professional Broadway dancer with over twenty years’ experience, his career has included Broadway, film, and television. Now, as an award winning Director/Choreographer, he brings his talent to a variety of productions that range from flashy large scale musicals to actor driven pieces with movement that enhances the story. Mr. Knowlton's aesthetic is to take pieces of iconic musical theatre that audiences know and love and provide a unique perspective. This approach, influenced by his identity as a first generation Latino American and member of the LGBTQ+ community, creates a culturally diverse narrative for theatergoers to consider and discuss well after they have left the theatre.
"Creating art that can impact the greater good is the most meaningful objective to which an artist can aspire."
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Mr. Knowlton's extensive career has spanned from starring on Broadway in the Revival of "A CHORUS LINE" to appearing in multiple National Tours, Film and TV. He has also earned multiple Helen Hayes Nominations including Outstanding Lead Actor, as well as having collaborated with artists ranging from Meryl Streep, Sally Struthers, Savion Glover to Mario Lopez on "Dancing With Stars." He is an award winning choreographer with credits that include:
MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD (Kennedy Center American College Theatre Award "Outstanding Choreography")
CABARET (New Hampshire Theatre Award "Best Choreographer" ONSTAGE Theatre Award Nomination "Best Choreography")
CHICAGO (New Hampshire Theatre Award "Best Choreographer")
CURTAINS (BroadwayWorld Award Nomination "Best Choreography"),
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER (SALT Award nomination "Best Choreographer")
MAMMA MIA (SALT Award nomination "Best Choreographer")
GYPSY (New Hampshire Theatre Award nomination "Best Choreographer"),
THE ADDAMS FAMILY (New Hampshire Theatre Award nomination "Best Choreographer"),
GHOST, HIGH SOCIETY, DAMN YANKEES, THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, URINETOWN, HAIRSPRAY, RENT, GODSPELL, GUYS AND DOLLS, 9 to 5, CHICAGO, OLIVER! and WEST SIDE STORY.
Regional Directing credits include:
JOSEPH..........TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (Broadwayworld Award Nomination "Best Director" & "Best Musical") NEXT TO NORMAL, WEST SIDE STORY, HAIR, PIPPIN, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, MAMMA MIA, LA CAGE aux FOLLES, SMOKEY JOE'S CAFÉ, A CHRISTMAS STORY and A CHRISTMAS CAROL.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
This is an instance where the director should have his own, solo curtain call. Mr. Knowlton’s credits are extensive – Broadway, national tours, film and television. And, it shows. Knowlton is a master, and the audience benefits, accordingly.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Director and choreographer Bryan Knowlton has no fear of taking this piece to its darker place. His scrupulous oversight brings all the elements to bear, fusing them together into awe-inspiring art.
West Side Story
The energy, and spirit of Bryan Knowlton’s direction and choreography gives it a contemporary and crisp feel. It’s quick, vibrant, and often exhilarating. His meaty and exciting choreography is new, but lifts iconic moves to satisfy expectations.