Susan Stroman Bio

(Choreographer, Director)

Relationship Statistics of Susan Stroman

What is Susan Stroman marital status ? (single, married, in relation or divorce):Widow
Is Susan Stroman having any relationship affair ?: No
Is Susan Stroman lesbian ?: No

More about the relationship

Susan Stroman’s current relationship status is possibly single.

Before that, she was married to Mike Ockrent. The wedding took place on the 1st of January 1996. The couple first met in 1993 during the theater play, Crazy for You. Ockrent was the director of the play whereas Susan happens to the choreographer of the play.

However, the couple left a happy married life with each other. However, on the 2nd of December 1999, she lost her husband due to Leukemia.

Who is Susan Stroman?

American Susan Stroman is an Oscar Hammerstein Award-winning choreographer, director, and theater artist. She is renowned for the theater plays like Big Fish, Oklahoma!, and Contact.

As of now, she is working for the documentary, Uprooted: The Journey of Jazz Dance.

Susan Stroman- Birth, Age, Parents, Ethnicity

Susan Stroman was born on the 17th of October 1954 in Wilmington, Delaware. Her father, Charles Harry Stroman is of is French ethnicity. Her mother, Frances Nolan is of Irish ethnicity. Charles used to be a salesman by profession.

Early Life 

From her childhood, she was into music as her father used to play the piano. Moving forward, she found herself through dancing.

At the age of 5, she joined the Academy of the Dance in Wilmington. Under the dancing specialist James Jamieson, she trained different forms of dancing including Jazz, Tap, and Ballet.

Stroman’s Education

In 1976, she graduated from the University of Delaware with Honors in English. Later, in 2005, the University awarded her Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters.

During the University days, she joined the local theatres in Delaware and Philadelphia. In those theaters, she worked as director and choreographer, and performer.

Susan Stroman- Professional Life, Career


After graduating from University, Susan Stroman devoted herself to the theater. She moved to New York City. Professionally, the artist started her career through Goodspeed Opera House with the play Hit the Deck.

Later, in 1979, she made her Broadway debut with the musical play, Whoopee! After that, she explored the choreographer as her career option. Apart from that, Stroman started making an appearance in the commercials too.

In 1987, she made Off-Broadway debut with Flora the Red Menace as a choreographer. Her work in the play amazed the theater producer and director, Hal Prince. Prince hired for the dance sequences for the play, Don Giovanni.

Subsequently, she choreographed the plays including Liza Stepping Out at Radio City Music Hal, And the World Goes ‘Round, and Crazy for You. For the play Crazy for You, she earned her first Tony Awards as Best Choreographer.


Moving forward, she expanded her career as a director. Her first play as a director was the 2000 revival of The Music Man. After that, in 1999, she directed and choreographed the dance play, Contact.

Later, she directed the plays including Thou Shalt Not and The Frogs in Lincoln Center Theater. In 2001, she directed the play, The Producers. As of now, she has directed more than 20 plays.

Apart from the theater plays, she directed the movies including 2005-The Producers and 2020- Young Frankenstein Live! 

Stroman’s Awards, Nomination

  • 2011- Astaire Awards for Outstanding Choreographer in Broadway.
  • 2001- Tony Awards for Best Choreography.
  • 1993- Laurence Olivier Award for Crazy For You.
  • 2014- Nominated Astaire Award for Big Fish. 
  • 1993- Nominated for Primetime Emmy Award.

Susan Stroman- Net Worth, Salary

As a director and choreographer, she has made a net worth of $3 million. Her earnings as a theater director are in the range of $23k to $67k.

Apart from that, she makes as a Choreographer, she makes in the range of $21k to $154k.

Susan’s Controversy, Rumors

Till the date, she has not been through any sort of controversy that created a buzz in the media. Similar goes with the rumors too.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Susan Stroman is a blue-eyed blonde. Information about her height and weight are not available.

Social Media Profiles

As of now, Susan is not active in social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


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