Peggy Hickey

Peggy Hickey (Choreographer, The Grand Tour) has collaborated with such renowned artists as Placido Domingo, Samuel Ramey, Denyce Graves, Susan Graham, Jonathan Kent, and Franco Zeffirelli. Internationally, Peggy has choreographed La Cenerentola for the Hong Kong Arts Festival, Salome for the Savonlinna Operal Festival in Finland, and a long-running production of Fiddler on the Roof in Mexico City. Her production of Hansel und Gretel at the Julliard School was televised on PBS’ Live from Lincoln Center and her choreography for Washington Opera’s Die Fledermaus (with Placido Domingo) was broadcast on PBS’ Great Performances’ Live from the Kennedy Center. Other U.S. credits include La Traviata at Palm Beach Opera; La Rondine and The Most Happy Fella for New York City Opera; La Boheme, Aida, Falstaff, and Vanessa for Los Angeles Opera; Die Fledermaus for San Diego Opera; Lucillo Silla at Santa Fe Opera, and The Merry Widow for Houston Grand Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago.

In film and television, Peggy was awarded the MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography for her work on Beck’s The New Pollution; nomiated for an MTV Movie Award for Best Dance Sequence in a Feature Film for her work on The Brady Bunch Movie, and nominated for an American Choreography Award for her hilarious, tongue-in-cheek, I Ain’t Sorry for NBC’s Passions. The episode also won 2 Emmy Awards. She choreographed the highly successful Nurses Ball for eight consecutive years on ABC’s General Hospital and Port Charles, and recently completed choreographing Connie’s Cowboy Fantasy for Days of Our Lives

A two-time recipient of the Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Choreography for Brigadoon and On the Twentieth Century at Goodspeed Musicals, Peggy also choreographed Amour, The King of Hearts and A Little Night Music for Goodspeed, which garnered her yet another nomination for the Connecticut Critics’ Circle Award. A few of her other regional credits include Gigi for Music Theatre West (L.A. Dramalogue Award); The King and I at Casa Manana; My Fair Lady and Carousel for Sacramento Music Circus; and State Fair for Music Theatre of Wichita. Peggy received the Independent Reviewers of New England’s Award for Choreography for the Reagle Players’ production of Singin’ in the Rain in Massachusetts.

In addition to her work as a choreographer, Peggy also serves as an Associate Professor in Theatre Dance for UCLA.

November, 2005