It has been a busy few months for Sacramento State alum and choreographer Peggy Hickey ’83 (Drama). Her first Broadway production, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, is on a national tour and just swung through Sacramento last weekend. She’s currently rehearsing her next show, Anastasia, which opens March 23 in New York. And she also has choreographed the upcoming Broadway adaptation of the film Romy & Michelle’s High School Reunion.
But as reported last week in The Sacramento Bee, it’s nothing new for a woman who got her start in theater working at the seven-shows-a-week Music Circus company. A ballet dancer who knew nothing about musicals, Hickey eventually became a theater major at Sacramento State, launching a career that has spanned both coasts and included more than 50 productions across theater, TV, film and opera.
Hickey’s awards include an MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography for her work on Grammy Award-winner Beck’s “The New Pollution,” and two Connecticut Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding Choreography, for Brigadoon and On the Twentieth Century.