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BREAKING NEWS: FRED AND ADELE ASTAIRE AWARDS NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED!

BREAKING NEWS: FRED AND ADELE ASTAIRE AWARDS NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED!THE 2016 FRED AND ADELE

ASTAIRE AWARD

NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED

 

HONORING OUTSTANDING

DANCE & CHOREOGRAPHY

ON STAGE AND SCREEN

 

THIS YEAR’S AWARDS WILL HONOR

 

DOUGLAS WATT LIFETIME

ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

JUDITH JAMISON

 

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION

TO THE FIELD OF DANCE

NIGEL LYTHGOE

 

OUTSTANDING BODY OF WORK

IN THE FIELD OF DANCE

MAURICE HINES

 

SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN THE FIELD OF AUTISM AND RELATED DISORDERS

DR. JOAN FALLON

 

MONDAY, MAY 16, 2016

AT THE NYU SKIRBALL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

 

(May 2, 2016 – New York, NY) Nominations for the 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards, which honor outstanding dance and choreography on stage and screen, were announced today at the Friar’s Club by New York Post columnist Michael Riedel. For the first time, the Fred and Adele Astaire Awards have explored recognizing excellence in dance, movement, and choreography off-Broadway.  Twenty eligible shows in the non-profit and commercial off-Broadway arenas met the eligibility requirements and were considered.

 

THE 2016 BROADWAY AND OFF-BROADWAY NOMINEES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

 

BEST FEMALE DANCER

Mara Davi, Dames at Sea

Deanna Doyle, Tuck Everlasting

Sandra Mae Frank, Spring Awakening

Jane Krakowski, She Loves Me

Eloise Kropp, Dames at Sea

Ana Villafañe, On Your Feet

Adrienne Warren, Shuffle Along

 

BEST MALE DANCER

Phillip Attmore, Shuffle Along

Alex Brightman, School of Rock

Daveed Diggs, Hamilton

Carlos Gonzalez, On Your Feet

Curtis Holland, Shuffle Along

Kendrick Jones, Shuffle Along

Luis Salgado, On Your Feet

 

BEST CHOREOGRAPHER

Andy Blankenbuehler, Hamilton

Warren Carlyle, She Loves Me

Savion Glover, Shuffle Along

Lorin Latarro, Waitress

Spencer Liff, Spring Awakening

Casey Nicholaw, Tuck Everlasting

Sergio Trujillo, On Your Feet

Josh Rhodes, Bright Star

Hofesh Shechter, Fiddler on the Roof

Randy Skinner, Dames at Sea

 

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE IN A BROADWAY SHOW

Bright Star

Dames at Sea

Fiddler on the Roof

Hamilton

On Your Feet

School of Rock

She Loves Me

Shuffle Along

Spring Awakening

 

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY IN FILM

Luke Broadlick, Teresa Espinosa, Alison Faulk & Channing Tatum, Magic Mike XXL

Christopher Gattelli, Hail, Caesar!

Aakomon Jones, Pitch Perfect 2

Joey Pizzi, Lucky Stiff

Fatima Robinson & Charm Jordan, Dance Camp
Dave Scott, High Strung

 

OUTSTANDING FEMALE DANCER OFF-BROADWAY

Yesenia Ayala, Trip Of Love

Leslie Kritzer, The Robber Bridegroom

Rumi Oyama, Sayonara

Jaime Lynn Verazin, Standard Time

Ellen Zolezzi, Cagney

 

OUTSTANDING MALE DANCER OFF-BROADWAY

Jeremy Benton, Cagney

Dave Thomas Brown, The Legend Of Georgia McBride

Robert Creighton, Cagney

Cory Lingner, Once Upon A Mattress

Matt McGrath, The Legend Of Georgia McBride

 

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY OFF-BROADWAY

Joshua Bergasse, Cagney

Martha Clarke, Angel Reapers

Connor Gallagher, The Robber Bridegroom

Paul McGill, The Legend Of Georgia McBride

James Ortiz, Claire Karpen & Will Gallacher, The Woodsman

Sergio Trujillo & Darrell Grand Moultrie, Invisible Thread

 

The inaugural Off-Broadway Committee includes Andy Sandberg (Chair), Jonathan Herzog, Michael Milton, Nikki Feirt Atkins, Judith Jamison, and Lee Roy Reams.

 

A gala evening celebrating the 2016 season’s Award Winners for Outstanding Dance and Choreography on Broadway, off-Broadway, and Film will take place on Monday, May 16, 2016 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place).

 

Judith Jamison, Artistic Director Emeritus of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will be presented with the Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award. Nigel Lythgoe, Executive Producer of “So You Think You Can Dance,” will receive the award for Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Dance.  Broadway Director, Choreographer and Tony Nominated Actor Maurice Hines, who appeared off-Broadway this season in his show Tappin’ Through Life, will be recognized with a special recognition award for Outstanding Body of Work in Dance. Dr. Joan Fallon, Founder and CEO of Curemark, will be presented with a special achievement award for her work in the field of autism related disorders.

 

Tickets for the 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards begin at $75 and can be purchased at www.nyuskirball.org/calendar/ astaire2016 or by calling (888) 611-8183.

 

Established in 1982, The Fred and Adele Astaire Awards recognize outstanding achievement in dance on Broadway each season. The award was established with the cooperation of Fred Astaire to honor him and his sister, Adele, who starred with her brother in ten Broadway musicals between 1917 and 1931. The awards remain the gold standard for excellence in dance and choreography on Broadway. Since 1982, additional awards have been added to the lineup, including an award for choreography in film, a lifetime achievement award, and a unique award determined annually for exceptional contribution to the field.

 

The Fred and Adele Astaire Awards benefit The Douglas Watt Family Fund for the Performing Arts.  A 501 (c)(3) public charity which provides Dance/Movement Therapy services to students in NYC District 75 Public Schools.

 

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION VISIT

WWW.THEASTAIREAWARDS.ORG

 

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