Deon Ridley is a Musical Theatre veteran performer who has performed both on and off Broadway. His Broadway Credits include The Lion King and A Christmas Carol starring Frank Langella at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden and the Broadway Tour of Chicago the Musical !
In 2001 Deon performed with the King of Pop Michael Jackson at Madison Square Garden along with a line of celebrities including Whitney Houston, Usher, Jill Scott, Mya, Missy Elliott, Monica, Al Jerau, Deborah Cox and Gloria Gaynor for Michael Jackson’s 30th Anniversary Celebration.
Internationally, Deon has performed in many shows including Cats in Hamburg, Germany and has been featured in shows throughout Europe and Asia. On tour, Deon has been seen in shows such as Damn Yankees the Musical and Fame the Musical. In 2003, Deon was featured as leading dancer and Dance Captain for Grammy Award Winning Legendary singer Celine Dion in her Las Vegas premiere show called A New Day at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas with Director Franco Dragone and Emmy award winning choreographer Mia Michaels.
His most recent credits includes Guys And Dolls at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and the world premiere of Secondhand Lions the Musical at 5th Ave Theatre in Seattle with Emmy award winning choreographer Joshua Bergasse.
Other credits include The Wiz , Spamalot, Five Guys Named Moe, The Lion King Las Vegas, Shake Rattle and Roll in Monaco His work as a choreographer includes several music videos for recording artists, events throughout Las Vegas with Marketing Entertainment Company, Freestyle Xpressions, and choreographing for events such as opening night gala for Michael Jackson’s This Is It movie Premiere at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas. Most recently, Deon choreographed Hairspray the Musical for Maltz Jupiter’s Conservatory for the Arts and will be seen as dancer for Netflix’s original musical series The Get Down. Other television appearances include The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Last Week Tonight show with John Oliver, and Westworld HBO.