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Classical Voice Faculty: MK Lawson

MK Lawson has been working as a choreographer, director, and actor in and around New York for the last five years. As a professional choreographer she has worked on productions of The Wedding Singer, RENT, Carmen, and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Over the past few years she has provided choreography for a number of NYU productions including The Most Happy Fella, Fantasy Football: the Musical?, Baby, Cosi Fan Tutte, Sweet Smell of Success, and the New York premiere of The Fix. MK provides choreography for the Undergraduate Showcases at NYU, and is director/choreographer for the NYU Steinhardt New Student Cabaret. Also as director/ choreographer, she has staged productions of Smile, Working, Little Shop of Horrors and Bat Boy: the Musical.

MK has also directed a number of new works and concerts around NYC including The Entropy Songs, Post No Bills: the Music of Joshua Cohen, The Songs of Caleb Hoyer: a Concert, and Theory of Kiss. MK directed, choreographed, and co-conceived the original revue One Step Closer: the music of Alan Menken and more recently conceived and directed a concert entitled Unsung Menken, which boasted the talents of Cady Huffman, Jeremy Jordan, Jack Noseworthy, and fellow NYU faculty member Meg Bussert. MK also enjoys teaching young people about dancing in musicals, having choreographed a number of productions for schools in the tri-state area. MK occasionally appears around NYC in concerts and such with her favorite group of artist-friends, and was most proud to be a part of the original cast of Drama Desk nominated Bloodsong of Love by Joe Iconis which ran at Ars Nova in 2010.