Craig Revel Horwood
In 2023, Craig will be directing and judging the Strictly Come Dancing: Arena Tour and reprising his role of Miss Hannigan in the UK Tour of Annie, he will also end the year judging his 21st series of Strictly and reprising his Wicked Stepmother role in the Wimbledon Panto production of Cinderella.
Craig is a well-known face on television in the UK and now, all over the world, as a judge on all twenty series of BBC1's Strictly Come Dancing, presented by Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly.
In 2022, Craig embarked on his solo tour "The All Balls and Glitter tour", was Director and Co-Choreographer alongside Jason Gilkison in the touring production of Strictly Ballroom, judge on Strictly and Wicked Stepmother in the Bristol Hippodrome production of Cinderella. In 2021, Craig had his own BBC1 travel series alongside co-judge Bruno Tonioli in Craig and Bruno’s Road Trip.
He was also a judge on Comic Relief Does Fame Academy, Strictly Ice Dancing, Strictly African Dancing and appears regularly on BBC2's It Takes Two with Zoe Ball. He has also judged the New Zealand version of Strictly Come Dancing, Dancing With the Stars and has appeared on numerous television shows for TVNZ including The Good Morning Programme as a male panellist, and Wheel of Fortune.
In 2013 Craig wrote and directed a brand-new show Strictly Confidential. It toured the UK starring familiar faces from Strictly Come Dancing. He returned to the Watermill Theatre to direct and choreograph The Witches of Eastwick in July, followed by Fiddler on the Roof UK Tour. Craig directed and choreographed the Strictly Come Dancing Live Tour for the third time, as well as appearing as a judge.
In 2012 Craig won the BBC2 series Maestro at the Opera, the final of which saw him conduct Act II of La Bohème at the Royal Opera House. He was also a grand finalist on the hit cooking show, Celebrity MasterChef and participated in and won Ready, Steady, Cook.
Craig has also appeared on TV shows such as: The Wright Stuff, The Paul O'Grady Show Christmas Pantomime 2008, Richard and Judy, Loose Women, The Alan Titchmarsh Show, Something for the Weekend, Celebrity Weakest Link, Alan Carr's Celebrity Ding Dong, The Royal Variety Show 2008, An Audience With Neil Diamond, Heston’s Feast, Blue Peter, Hider in the House, The Big Finish with Graham Norton, Daily Cooks Challenge, Would I Lie to You?, Market Kitchen, Celebrity Juice, John Bishop’s Britain, Fern, Scream if you Know the Answer, Pointless, Great Antiques Roadtrip, Lunch with Gino and Mel, 8 out of 10 Cats, The Magicians, Alan Carr Chatty Man, Be Your Own Boss, The Boyle Variety Performance, Room 101, and The Sarah Millican Television Programme.
In 2011 Craig directed and choreographed the UK tour of Brother Loves Travelling Salvation Show and a new production of Chess for a UK national tour and subsequent transfer to Toronto.
Previous credits as a theatre director/choreographer include: Son of a Preacher Man (UK Tour); Ballet Boyz (Sadlers Wells); The all-star concert version of Stephen Sondheim's Follies (Royal Albert Hall); Crazy for You (South Africa); West Side Story (Prince Edward); Miss Saigon (Drury Lane); Hey, Mr Producer! (Lyceum); Fiddler on the Roof (Amsterdam); Spend Spend Spend! (Piccadilly Theatre; Olivier nomination for Best Choreography); Pal Joey(Chichester Festival Theatre); Guys and Dolls (Sheffield Crucible); Paradise Moscow (Opera North); Carmen (Holland Park); Titanic (Holland); Chess (Denmark); La traviata (Munich); Il trovatore (Rotterdam); My One and Only (Piccadilly Theatre; Olivier nomination for Best Choreography); Anything Goes and South Pacific (Grange Park Opera); Copacabana(Amsterdam/Demark); Beautiful and Damned (Lyric Theatre); Bonheur (Lido du Paris); Der Kuhhandel (Bregenz Festival, Austria); Sweet Charity (Holland); Arms and the Cow (Opera North); Glanzlichter (Friedrichstadt-Palast, Berlin); How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria? (BBC1); Just the Two of Us (BBC1); The Ballet Boyz: Yumbo Vs Nonino (Festival Hall, Sadler's Wells, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden); Die Csárdásfürstin (Theater und Philharmonie, Essen); The Hot Mikado (Watermill Theatre and UK Tour; Martin Guerre (Watermill Theatre); Sunset Boulevard (Watermill Theatre and Comedy Theatre, West End); Spend Spend Spend! (Watermill Theatre and UK Tour) and Copacabana (Watermill Theatre).
Craig has written a book entitled Teach Yourself Ballroom Dancing for Hodder Education's famous Teach Yourself range worldwide, which has been available in all good bookstores since September 2005 and is now on its third reprint. Craig's sensational autobiography, All Balls and Glitter, was published in 2008 and a paperback edition with extra chapters is currently available. Craig's book, Tales from the Dancefloor, was published in September 2013 and is still available.