Creatives | Gary Lloyd

Gary Lloyd


Gary Lloyd was born and raised in the north of England.

He trained in dance and musical theatre at Laine Theatre Arts in Epsom, Surrey, fast becoming Choreographer, Movement Director and Director after a successful performing career.

With an innate creative vision for bringing stories to life on the theatrical stage, Gary has captivated audiences with his innovative choreography and his ability to bring out the best in every concept, artist and performer, a trait that without doubt has made him one of the most sought after Director / Choreographers today.

From West End productions to global tours, his creative genius has left an indelible mark on the industry, his crossover from music industry to theatre bringing a distinctive fusion of knowledge and collaborative style to the table. Gary began his career in theatre, where his passion remains, and his decade as a performer plays an integral part in his unique directorial style. 

Gary’s work can be seen across the globe where he has worked with some of the industry’s most legendary talent. 

Gary is also a published author and his first book, ‘My Life With Michael - Ten Years of Thriller Live!’ is now available in all good book shops and in online stores, published by The Book Guild.

Theatre credits as Director and Choreographer Include:

CRUEL INTENTIONS, (Choreographer & Associate Director) The Other Palace, REHAB, Neon 194 Piccadilly; SWEET CHARITY, Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Theatre, Arts Ed; REHAB the Musical, Playground Theatre; DIRTY DANCING in Concert, UK & European Tour; HEATHERS the Musical (Choreographer & Associate Director) Theatre Royal Haymarket,The Other Palace & UK Tour; CRUEL INTENTIONS the Musical (Choreographer); JOSEPH and the AMAZING TECHNICOLOUR DREAMCOAT 50th Anniversary UK Touring Production (Choreographer); CARRIE the Musical - Southwark Playhouse; THRILLER LIVE! - Lyric Theatre, West End), UK Tours, World Tour; THE LIFE - English Theatre, Frankfurt (Choreographer); FAME – the 25th Anniversary UK Tour; 20TH CENTURY BOY - The Story of Marc Bolan, UK Tour & Belgrade Theatre Coventry; HAiR The Musical - Piccadilly Theatre (in support of Help for Heroes), Ahoy Arena, Rotterdam and European Tour; THE GENIUS OF RAY CHARLES – Theatre Royal Haymarket; JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Scandinavia Tour.

With Nikolai Foster:

ASPECTS OF LOVE – UK Tour starring David Essex; AMADEUS – Sheffield Crucible; ANIMAL FARM - West Yorkshire Playhouse; MY FAIR LADY - Larnaca Festival and South East Asia Tour; CITY OF ANGELS – English Theatre Frankfurt.

Other Work Includes:

Creative Director for Celebrity Cruises; Giorgio Moroder ‘Celebration Of The 80’s' tour as Creative Director; James Newton Howard ‘3 Decades of Music for Hollywood' in Concert as Creative Director; European Tour; ONE NIGHT OF TINA, European Tour; THE KNIGHTS OF MUSIC - UK Tour; GREASE, OUR HOUSE - The Madness Musical, SISTER ACT; FOOTLOOSE; FLASH MOB - Peacock Theatre; SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS – Kodak Theatre Los Angeles; WHAT A FEELING! –2006 UK Tour. FAME The Musical – Grand Canal Theatre, Dublin and Ireland Tour; “ZIP” written and directed by Ray Shell, Giant Olive Theatre; OH! WHAT A NIGHT - Associate Director/Choreographer.


13 GOING ON 30 - Dir: Andy Fickman; CELTIC WARRIOR, with Marti Pellow 2020; ZORRO the Musical - Dir: Chris Renshaw; WAR DANCE - (Workshop Production) Carnival Cruise Lines.

TV, Film & Music:

Gary has also worked with many established artists which among others include: Giorgio Moroder; Kelly Clarkson; Leona Lewis; Robbie Williams; Pink; Anastasia; John Barrowman MBE; Peter Andre; Stooshe; Macy Gray; NeYo; Joe McElderry; Victoria Beckham; Jennifer Hudson; Sir Paul McCartney; Sir Cliff Richard; Dame Shirley Bassey; Sir Tom Jones; Robin Gibb; Ray Quinn; G4; Will Young; Gareth Gates; Emma Bunton; Lemar; Rachel Stevens; Natasha and Daniel Bedingfield; Girls Aloud; Liberty X; Dani Harmer; All Angels, RyanDan; Blake; Faryl Smith; Ordinary Boys; Blue; Atomic Kitten; Basement Jaxx; ABC; Soul II Soul and S Club 8. Gary has acted as Creative Director and Choreographer for all of these acts working closely with each of them on their international tours, single / album launches and music videos.

Television Credits Include:

“Heathers” Stage Capture, Roku TV / Amazon Prime, "Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon", movement coaching for Joseph Fiennes; “American Idol” Seasons 1 - 3; Disney’s “My Camp Rock”; “The X Factor”, BBC’s “Skate Nation” & “Jump Nation” and “The One and Only” all as choreographic expert and mentor; Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Take Away; Brits 25; The Classical Brit Awards; The Royal Variety Performance; I DREAM; Eurovision Song Contest; Bump N Grind (Trouble TV); Comic Relief; ITV’s Avenue of the Stars.

Commercials Include:

Victoria Beckham “VB” Denim Range Ad; Wispa “For The Love Of Wispa” commercial; Daz “I’m Too Sexy” commercial; Debenhams “Styling The Nation”.

Other Credits Include:

Two Royal Gala Performances at the London Palladium and Theatre Royal Drury Lane; Artistic Director for the BAFTA Awards; The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Concert at the Palace and stage director and choreographer on the Royal Variety Performance in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen at the Wales Millennium Centre.


BLACK BRITISH THEATRE AWARDS THRILLER LIVE! Best Musical Production Winner BROADWAY WORLD EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL AWARD CRUEL INTENTIONS Winner Best Musical Production WHAT’S ON STAGE AWARD HEATHERS the Musical Winner Best New Musical CARRIE the Musical Winner Best Off West End Production 20TH CENTURY BOY -The Story of Marc Bolan Winner Best Direction / Best Choreography Winner Best Regional Production THRILLER LIVE! Winner Best Choreographer Winner Best New Musical BROADWAY WORLD AWARD 2014 20TH CENTURY BOY - The Story of Marc Bolan Winner Best New Musical OFF WEST END AWARD (OFFIES) CARRIE the Musical Best Director nomination Best Choreographer nomination WEST END WILMA AWARD HEATHERS the Musical Winner Best Off West End Show 2024 and 2018 CARRIE the Musical Winner Best Off West End Show OLIVIER AWARD THRILLER LIVE! Audience Award 2012 / 13 nominee MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARD Best Breakthrough Video YEAH YEAH YEAHS 'Heads Will Roll' NATIONAL TELEVISION AWARD Best Performance GARETH GATES "Spirit In The Sky" for Comic Relief BRITISH COMEDY AWARD Best Choreography ANT AND DEC'S SATURDAY NIGHT TAKE AWAY CARNIVAL CHOREOGRAPHERS BALL Lifetime Achievement Award L.I.P.A COMPANION AWARD awarded by Sir Paul McCartney Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.