Making Broadway musicals: An interview with Dan Knechtges | Intellect Skip to content
Volume 8, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 1750-3159
  • E-ISSN: 1750-3167



As a director and choreographer for the stage and the screen, Dan Knechtges� work is known for its captivating spark and exuberant energy. Dan�s choreography for the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (2005) and Xanadu (2007) has received nominations for the Tony Award, the Drama Desk Award and the Lucille Lortell Award. Most recently, Dan directed and choreographed Lysistrata Jones (2011) on Broadway. Below are excerpts from a conversation between Knechtges (DK), Princeton undergraduate students Adam Hyndman (AH), Abigail Williams (AW) and Angela Caruso (AC), and members of a general public audience about Knechtges� experiences as a choreographer and choreographer-director. This conversation took place as part of the Making Broadway Musicals: Artists and Scholars in Conversation symposium at Princeton University on 21�April 2012.


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