Broadway’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ Choreographer, Lizzi Gee Guests on The Pod De Deux Podcast
The Pod De Deux Podcast team is back with another episode in the "Women Of Broadway" summer series, this week featuring Lizzi Gee, the choreographer behind this past season’s production of A Christmas Carol.
In the episode, the remarkable Lizzi Gee discusses not only what it meant to her to travel across the pond to bring A Christmas Carol to Broadway, but also how she balances running her Gee-Force School Of Dance just outside of London, working closely with the incredible Nkosi’s Haven in Johannesburg South Africa, serving as an associate of the Old Vic, and being a mother to two boys.
In the "Women Of Broadway" series, veteran Pod De Deux host Michael Mahany (Rock Of Ages, Wicked) is joined by fellow performers Ellyn Marie Marsh (The Rose Tattoo, Kinky Boots) and Kevin Michael Raponey (Rock Of Ages, Radio City). The trio seeks to speak with all nine of the female choreographers who were slated to bring musicals to Broadway in this unprecedented season.
This 2019-20 Broadway season has proven unparalleled in many ways, but besides the obvious industry-wide COVID-19 shutdown, the year has shone in a way never seen before; theatre dance was completely and utterly dominated by female choreographers. Of the 14 new or revival musical productions initially scheduled to arrive on The Great White Way this year, an astounding ten were slated to use choreography created and curated by women.
And, since the 2020 Tony Awards ceremony has been postponed until further notice, Pod De Deux has pledged to recognize and celebrate the work of the female choreographers who made this incredible year on Broadway happen.
About Lizzi Gee:
On top of creating the choreography for the 2019-2020 Broadway production of ‘A Christmas Carol,’ Lizzi Gee is also a Movement Director, dance practitioner, and teacher whose work spans across all aspects of theatre, opera, film, and television.
Gee was nominated for a 2019 “What’s On Stage Award” for her work choreographing ‘Little Shop Of Horrors’ in London’s Regents Park Open Air Theatre. Her other credits include The National Theatre, the Old Vic, the Young Vic, English National Opera, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Chichester Festival Theatre, Sheffield Crucible, Nottingham Playhouse, and many West End and touring theaters.
Gee was also just recently made an Associate at the Old Vic Theatre. On top of all of that she also owns her own dance school just outside of London, training children and adults from the age of 3 on up, called the Gee-Force School Of Dance. She is often a guest lecturer and dance coach for many theatre schools across the UK, and when she manages to find the time, she also volunteers at Nkosi's Haven in Johannesburg South Africa — a home for children and mothers affected by HIV — where she is a mentor and teacher of dance to the 120 children living there.
Michael Mahany serves as NYC Dance News & Culture’s founder and Editor-At-Large. Additionally, he is a professional actor, singer, dancer who appears nightly in the 10th Anniversary production of 'Rock Of Ages' in New York City. He's also a co-host of the 'Pod De Deux' dance podcast. Follow him on Instagram, Twitter, or visit www.michaelmahany.com for more. Story tips? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.