‘Evita’ and ‘Newsies’ Dancers Lead Astaire Award Nominations

‘Evita’ and ‘Newsies’ Dancers Lead Astaire Award Nominations

By Julienne Bilker

May 8, 2012


Photo by Deen van Meer
"Newsies"
Nominations for the 30th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards, which honor excellence in dance on Broadway and film, were announced on Monday night. Dancers from Broadway’s “Evita” and “Newsies” lead this years nominees.

As previously announced, Liza Minnelli will be honored with the Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award. The ceremony will also pay tribute to legends Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon with performances of signature Fosse numbers featuring current Broadway performers.

Other honors to be presented include the “Adele Astaire Scholarship,” awarded to a young up-and-coming dancer, and a special award for three-time Tony Award-nominated producer Kathleen Raitt, in recognition of her helping found The Astaire Awards in 1982.

The 30th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards will take place on Monday, June 4th at 7:30pm at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Select tickets are available to the public at www.TheAstaireAwards.org.

A complete list of nominees is below.

Outstanding Female Dancer in a Broadway Musical:

Elena Roger, “Evita”
Ashley Amber, “Evita”
Bahiyah Hibah, “Evita”
Jan Maxwell, “Follies”
Krystal Joy Brown, “Leap of Faith”
Patti Murin, “Lysistrata Jones”
Kara Lindsay, “Newsies”
Kelli O’Hara, “Nice Work if You Can Get It”
Lisa Nicole Wilkerson, “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess”

Outstanding Male Dancer in a Broadway Musical:

Hugh Jackman, “Hugh Jackman - Back on Broadway”
Ricky Martin, “Evita”
Danny Burstein, “Follies”
Leslie Odom, Jr., “Leap of Faith”
Jason Tam, “Lysistrata Jones”
Jeremy Jordan, “Newsies”
Ryan Breslin, “Newsies”
Thayne Jasperson, “Newsies”
Ryan Steele, “Newsies”
Ephraim Sykes, “Newsies”
Matthew Broderick, “Nice Work if You Can Get It”
Robert Hartwell, “Nice Work if You Can Get It”

Outstanding Choreographer for a Broadway Musical:

Rob Ashford, “Evita”
Sergio Trujillio, “Leap of Faith”
Christopher Gattelli, “Newsies”
Kathleen Marshall, “Nice Work if You Can Get It”
Steve Hoggett, “Once”
Ron Brown, “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess”

Outstanding Feature Film (Fictional):

“The Artist”
“Damsels in Distress”
“Footloose”
“Musical Chairs”
“Passione”
“W.E.”

Outstanding Dance Documentary:

“Check Your Body at the Door”
“First Position”
“Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance”
“Never Stand Still”
“Pina”


‘Evita’ and ‘Newsies’ Dancers Lead Astaire Award Nominations

By Julienne Bilker

May 8, 2012


"Newsies"
PHOTO CREDIT
Deen van Meer
Nominations for the 30th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards, which honor excellence in dance on Broadway and film, were announced on Monday night. Dancers from Broadway’s “Evita” and “Newsies” lead this years nominees.

As previously announced, Liza Minnelli will be honored with the Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award. The ceremony will also pay tribute to legends Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon with performances of signature Fosse numbers featuring current Broadway performers.

Other honors to be presented include the “Adele Astaire Scholarship,” awarded to a young up-and-coming dancer, and a special award for three-time Tony Award-nominated producer Kathleen Raitt, in recognition of her helping found The Astaire Awards in 1982.

The 30th Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards will take place on Monday, June 4th at 7:30pm at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Select tickets are available to the public at www.TheAstaireAwards.org.

A complete list of nominees is below.

Outstanding Female Dancer in a Broadway Musical:

Elena Roger, “Evita”
Ashley Amber, “Evita”
Bahiyah Hibah, “Evita”
Jan Maxwell, “Follies”
Krystal Joy Brown, “Leap of Faith”
Patti Murin, “Lysistrata Jones”
Kara Lindsay, “Newsies”
Kelli O’Hara, “Nice Work if You Can Get It”
Lisa Nicole Wilkerson, “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess”

Outstanding Male Dancer in a Broadway Musical:

Hugh Jackman, “Hugh Jackman - Back on Broadway”
Ricky Martin, “Evita”
Danny Burstein, “Follies”
Leslie Odom, Jr., “Leap of Faith”
Jason Tam, “Lysistrata Jones”
Jeremy Jordan, “Newsies”
Ryan Breslin, “Newsies”
Thayne Jasperson, “Newsies”
Ryan Steele, “Newsies”
Ephraim Sykes, “Newsies”
Matthew Broderick, “Nice Work if You Can Get It”
Robert Hartwell, “Nice Work if You Can Get It”

Outstanding Choreographer for a Broadway Musical:

Rob Ashford, “Evita”
Sergio Trujillio, “Leap of Faith”
Christopher Gattelli, “Newsies”
Kathleen Marshall, “Nice Work if You Can Get It”
Steve Hoggett, “Once”
Ron Brown, “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess”

Outstanding Feature Film (Fictional):

“The Artist”
“Damsels in Distress”
“Footloose”
“Musical Chairs”
“Passione”
“W.E.”

Outstanding Dance Documentary:

“Check Your Body at the Door”
“First Position”
“Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance”
“Never Stand Still”
“Pina”
 
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