Adam Cates was the Associate Choreographer of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder on Broadway and the current National Tour. He assisted Kathleen Marshall on the Tony-winning Broadway revival of Anything Goes, and Tommy Tune on the national tour of Doctor Dolittle. He is the Associate Choreographer of the new Ahrens & Flaherty Broadway-bound musical Anastasia.

In New York, Adam choreographed Cinderella & The Prince at Lincoln Center (Co-Choreographer/Associate Director), The Magic Flute, Eugene Onegin and The Rape of Lucretia for The Juilliard Opera, The Brain From Planet X for New York Musical Theater Festival, and Confirmed: In Concert at Feinstein’s/54 Below (director/choreographer). He was the associate choreographer for Hansel & Gretel, Babes In Toyland, and Richard Tucker at 100 starring Susan Graham at Lincoln Center, and assistant director of the NY City Center Gala with Patti LuPone, Joshua Bell, Donna Murphy and others. Adam is currently developing The World According to Snoopy with Emmy-winning composer Larry Grossman and director Kaitlin Hopkins.

Regionally, Adam has choreographed and/or directed: The Little Mermaid (Arkansas Rep), Beauty & the Beast (Music Theatre Wichita), Maria de Buenos Aires (Anchorage Opera), Gypsy (New London Barn Playhouse), Big River, Hair, The Music Man, South Pacific, Forum, and Peter Pan (Stephen Sondheim Center), Sweet Charity in Concert (Gulfshore Playhouse), and corporate industrials at Disney World and Revel Resort. As an associate director/choreographer and performer, Adam’s credits include The Wizard of Oz (national tour); productions for Santa Fe Opera, Seattle Opera, Goodspeed Musicals, Paper Mill Playhouse, The Old Globe, Hartford Stage, Kansas City Starlight, Casa Manana, Alabama Shakespeare Festival; and television episodes of 90210 (CW Network) and Live From Lincoln Center (PBS).

Adam is the author of the popular guidebook for performers The Business of Show ( He has been a guest artist-in-residence and lecturer for university programs across the US and Canada including The Juilliard School, Texas State University, Pace University, North Carolina School of the Arts, The Hartt School, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and University of Nevada-Reno. He has taught in Barcelona (BIDSI), Toronto (Metro Movement), and for studios and conventions across the US.

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