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BARRY LATHER

CHOREOGRAPHER

DIRECTOR

PRODUCER

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Bio

Barry Lather has over 30 years of experience with both small and large-scale entertainment-from television to arena spectaculars. His knowledge, creativity and easy going personality are a true asset to productions of all sizes and budgets.

Barry has conceived, directed, and coordinated the technical production of world tours for such artists as: Usher, Mariah Carey, Rihanna, Carrie Underwood, Miguel, John Fogerty, Ciara, and the Pussycat Dolls. He has also served as creative director for TV performances with Justin Bieber, Trey Songz, P Diddy, Usher, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton on The Grammys, American Music Awards, the VMA’s, Billboard Awards, BET Awards, American Idol and CMA’s. In addition Barry has lent his talents to the top reality competition series: So You Think You Can Dance, X Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, and Dancing With The Stars. Barry worked with John Legend, Robin Thicke, Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Nettles on the series “Duets” producing multiple staged performances. He also directed the arena tour Nuclear Cowboyz, featuring high flying freestyle motocross riders, stilt walkers, fire, and parkour performers in an elaborate spectacle show for Feld Entertainment. The Superbowl Halftime Show, the Academy Awards, theme park and cruise ship shows are also among Barry’s prestigious credits in dealing with global large-scale productions.

Barry directs the vital elements of production from concept to stage, lighting, and screen content design, along with wardrobe, music and special effects. He excels at  coordinating the production, communicating with all department heads, tech-ing and producing live shows and special TV performances — bringing the creative elements, making the artist shine, and delivering a show on budget is of utmost importance to Barry.

Resume

Concerts/Tours/Events
Celebrity Cruise Lines 2020 Show
Creative Director/Choreographer
RWS Entertainment
Robbie Williams: London Hyde Park Show
Creative Director
Carrie Underwood "Cry Pretty 360" Tour
Creative Director
Robbie Williams Las Vegas Residency 2019
Creative Director
Paula Abdul "Straight Up" Tour & "The Total Package" Tour
Creative Director/Choreographer
Diriyah - Ground Breaking Ceremony Saudi Arabia
Creative Consultant/Choreographer
EVI
Qiddiya Ground Breaking Ceremony 2018 Saudi Arabia
Creative Director/Choreographer
EVI
Carrie Underwood "The Storyteller" Tour
Creative Director
AEG
Trey Songz "Beteween the Sheets" Tour
Creative Director
Trey Songz Productions
John Fogerty "Wrote a Song for Everyone" & "1969" Tour
Creative Director
Mariah Carey "The Elusive Chanteuse Show"
Creative Director
Miguel / Kaleidoscope Dream
Creative Director
Usher "OMG" World Tour
Director
Usher "The Truth" Tour
Director
Rihanna "Girl Gone Bad" Tour
Creative Director
E3 Convention - Usher
Creative Director
Activision
The Dream - Promo Tour
Creative Director
Radio Killa Touring
2010 Vancouver Olympics w/ Estelle
Creative Director
Estelle / 2009 Tour
Creative Director
Jason Derulo / 2010 Tour
Creative Director
Warner Bros. Records
Donny & Marie Las Vegas Show
Director/Choreographer
Flamingo
Donny & Marie "Broadway Christmas"
Director/Choreographer
Mariott Marquis Theatre/NYC
Nuclear Cowboyz 2010-2011 Tour
Director/Choreographer
Feld Motor Sports
Dancing with the Stars Live 2007-2008
Director
Mariah Carey "Adventures of Mimi" Tour
Director
Ciara "Jackie" Tour
Lighting Designer
Ciara / Grammy After Party 2014
Creative Director
Ciara / 2006 Promo Tour
Creative Director
Ashlee Simpson "L.O.V.E"Tour
Creative Director
The Pussycat Dolls 2006 Tour
Co-Creative Director
Interscope Records
Britney Spears "Dream Within A Dream World" Tour
Creative Consultant
Pleasure Island at Walt Disney World
Co-Director/Choreographer
Euro Disney Live Show
Choreographer
Paula Abdul "Under My Spell" Tour
Contributing Choreographer
George Michael "Faith" Tour
Television
American Idol Season 2
Creative Producer
ABC
Miss America 1998-2018
Choreographer
United Dance League - Live Animals
NBC
American Idol Finale w/ Carrie Underwood
Creative Director
Fox
Dick Clark's New Years Rockin' Eve 2015 w/ Carrie Underwood
Creative Director
So You Think You Can Dance - Multiple Performances Usher, Nicole Scherzinger, Ciara, Sean Kingston
Creative Director
Fox
Dancing with the Stars w/ Demi Lovato
Creative Director
ABC
Dancing with the Stars w/ Seal
Creative Director/Choreographer
ABC
The Today Show w/ Ciara 2015
Creative Dir./Production Designer
The Today Show w/ Usher
Creative Director
Fourth of July and Memorial Day Special
Creative Director/Choreographer
PBS/Capitol Concert Inc.
Jimmy Kimmel Live - Multiple Performances with Usher, Demi Lovato, Ciara, Miguel
Creative Director
106 & Park - Multiple Performances w/ Usher, Ciara, Miguel, B Smyth
Creative Director
BET
VH1 Divas w/ Ciara
Creative Director
VH1
Duets - TV Series
Creative Director/Choreographer
ABC
CMA Christmas Special 2011-2014
Creative Director/Choreographer
ABC
American Idol w/ Nicole Scherzinger & 50 Cent
Creative Director
America's Got Talent w/ Usher
Creative Director/Choreographer
NBC
Saturday Night Live w/ Miguel
Creative Director
Ellen Degeneres Show - Multiple Performances Nicole Sherzinger, Miguel, Usher
Creative Director
Warner Bros/NBC
X-Factor w/ Usher
Creative Director
BBC
Britain's Got Talent w/ Usher
Creative Director
BBC
Good Morning America w/ Usher
Creative Director
ABC
Jennifer Hudson Christmas Special
Choreographer
ABC/Tall Pony Productions
Royal Variety Performance UK w/ Rihanna
Creative Director
BBC
Saturday Night Live w/ Usher
Creative Director
Ciara MTV New Year's Eve
Creative Director
MTV
Late Night with David Letterman w/ Miguel
Creative Director
Tonight Show - Jay Leno w/Miguel
Creative Director
Mariah Carey "Emancipation of Mimi" Television Special
Creative Director
Usher LIVE! One Night One Star
Creative Director
Showtime Special
Super Bowl Half Time Show Special XXXII 1998
Choreographer
NBC/Motown Extravaganza
The Drew Carey Show - Multiple Episodes
Choreographer
Warner Bros.
Roundhouse - Series 1992-1994
Choreographer
Nickelodeon
Awards Shows
2019 CMA, CMT, ACA, Awards w/ Carrie Underwood
Creative Director
2018 CMA Awards w/ Carrie Underwood
Creative Director
2018 ACA Awards w/ Carrie Underwood
Creative Director
2018 iHeart Radio Music Awards w/ Carrie Underwood
Creative Director
2018 VMA Awards w/ Logic
Creative Director
MTV
2018 Radio Disney Awards w/ Carrie Underwood
Creative Director
2018 ACM Awards w/ Carrie Underwood
Creative Director
2018 CMT Awards w/ Carrie Underwood
Creative Director
2016 ACA's w/ Carrie Underwood
Creative Director
2015 & 2016 CMT Awards w/ Carrie Underwood
Creative Director
2016 Grammy Awards w/ Carrie Underwood & Sam Hunt
Creative Director
CBS
2015 & 2016 Country Music Awards w/ Carrie Underwood
Creative Director
ABC
2015 Kids Choice Awards Nick Jonas, 5 Seconds of Summer
Creative Producer
Nickelodeon
2014 Kids Choice Awards w/ American Authors, Aloe Blacc, Todrick Hall
Creative Director
Nickelodeon
Halo Awards
Creative Director
Nickelodeon
2013 Grammy Awards w/ Miguel & Wiz Khalifa
Creative Director
CBS
2011 Grammy Awards w/ Usher & Justin Bieber
Creative Director
CBS
2005 Grammy Awards w/ Usher & James Brown
Creative Director
CBS
1987 Grammy Awards w/ Janet Jackson
Choreographer
CBS
2011 Latin Grammy Awards w/ Usher & Romeo Santos
Creative Director
2015 Country Music Awards w/ Kenny Chesney
Creative Director/ Choreographer
ABC
2014 Country Music Awards w/ Meghan Trainor
Choreograher
ABC
2012 Country Music Awards w/ Brad Paisley & Carrie Underwood
Choreograher
ABC
2011 Country Music Awards w/ Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan
Creative Director/Choreographer
ABC
2015 American Music Awards w/ Carrie Underwood
Creative Director
ABC
2011 American Music Awards w/ Justin Beiber
Creative Director/Choreographer
ABC
2010 American Music Awards w/ Usher
Creative Director
ABC
2004 American Music Awards w/ Usher and Alicia Keys
Creative Director
The BET Awards - Multiple Performances w/ Usher, Ludacris, Rihanna, Ciara, Trey Songz, August Alsina, Miguel & Kenrick Lamar
Creative Director
Young Bull Productions
2008 Fashion Rocks w/ Rihanna
Creative Director
CBS
2007 Fashion Rocks w/ Usher & Mary J. Blige
Creative Director
2005 Fashion Rocks w/ Gwen Stefani & Pharrell & P.Diddy
Creative Director
VH1
Bilborad Awards w/Usher, Miguel
Creative Director
2010 MTV Video Music Awards w/ Usher
Creative Director
MTV
2004 MTV Video Music Awards w/ Usher
Creative Director
MTV
2002 MTV Video Music Awards w/ P. Diddy, Busta Rhymes, Pharrell
Creative Director
MTV
Soul Train Awards - Multiple Performances w/ Usher, Ciara, Miguel
Creative Director
68th Annual Academy Awards
Co-Choreographer
Quincy Jones / Jeff Margolis Prod.
Commercials
Pepsi "A Band Apart"
Choreographer
Dir. John Landis
Pepsi "Britney Spears"
Co-Choreographer
Pytka
Pepsi "Michael Jackson"
Choreographer
Pytka
Abracat.com "Manifesto"
Choreographer
Dir. John Landis
Neutrogena "Jennifer Love Hewitt"
Choreographer
HIS / Dir. Matthew Rolston
McDonald's
Choreographer
HSI (Multiple Spots)
Revlon "Melanie Griffith"
Choreographer
HIS / Dir. Matthew Rolston
L'Oreal
Choreographer
HIS / Dir. Matthew Rolston
Diet Coke
Choreographer
Katarina Witt
Coca-Cola Japan
Choreographer
Cente Service Corp.
Corporate
Nu Skin - Corporate Event 2019
Creative Director/Choreographer
EVI
Compaq Computer 2000
Choreographer
Ubisoft
Creative Director
iNIS Corporation
Music Videos
Miguel "How Many Drinks"
Creative Director
Sheryl Crow "If It Makes You Happy"
Choreographer
Michael Jackson "Ghost"
Choreographer
Michael Jackson "Jam"
Choreographer
Bryan Adams "The Only Think That Looks Good"
Choreographer
Bryan Adams "Let's Make It A Night To Remember"
Choreographer
Prince "Batdance"
Choreographer
Janet Jackson "The Pleasure Principle"
Choreographer
Paula Abdul "Crazy Cool"
Choreographer
Sting "We'll Be Together Tonight"
Choreographer
Lionel Ritchie "My Destiny"
Choreographer
Debbie Gibson "Electric Youth"
Choreographer
Herb Alpert "Diamonds"
Choreographer
Tom Jones "Kiss"
Choreographer
Film
Blues Brothers 2000
Choreographer
"Caught Up" (Short Film) w/ Usher
Choreographer
Dir. Little X / Fox
Death to Smoochy
Choreographer
Dir. Danny Devito/Warner Bros.
Who Shot Victor Fox?
Choreographer
New Line Cinema/Dir. John Landis
Vegas Vacation
Choreographer
Chevy Chase/Warner Bros
Super Mario Brothers - The Movie
Choreographer
Hollywood Pictures
Awards
Miss America Pageants 2000
Emmy Nomination / ACA Award
Super Bowl Half Time Show
ACA Nomination
Michael Jackson "Ghost"
ACA Award
Janet Jackson " The Pleasure Principle"
MTV Video Award / Billboard Award
Sting "We'll Be Together"
Billboard Award

Press

"a well-choreographed storm of lasers, synchronized spotlights and No. 1 songs that span her career..." ~Tennessean

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