Astaire Award Nominations Announced

Our New Awards Season Series continues! Up today is the nominations for The Astaire Awards. These awards are dance related and apply to Broadway shows, Choreographer and some of the best featured dancers in the business. This season is a huge dance season on Broadway ranging from the tapping classic Anything Goes till the new hot jazz filled Catch Me If You Can. This season, Broadway’s feet are dancing more then ever.

Here is a list of Nominations for the 2011 Season:

BROADWAY CHOREOGRAPHER
Rob Ashford – How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Marguerite Derricks – Wonderland
Kathleen Marshall – Anything Goes
Jerry Mitchell – Catch Me if You Can
Toby Sedgwick – Warhorse
Susan Stroman – Scottsboro Boys
Anthony Van Laast – Sister Act
Danny Mefford – Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson
Casey Nicholaw – Book of Mormon

FEMALE DANCER, BROADWAY

Rachel de Benedet – Catch Me if You Can
Sutton Foster – Anything Goes
Jennifer Frankel – Catch Me if You Can
J. Elaine Marcos – Pricilla
Patina Miller – Sister Act
Laura Osnes – Anything Goes
Angie Schworer – Catch Me if You Can
Megan Sikora – How to Succeed
Samantha Zack – How to Succeed

MALE DANCER, BROADWAY 

Nick Adams – Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Norbert Leo Butz – Catch Me if You Can
Colman Domingo – Scottsboro Boys
Colin Donnell – Anything Goes
Josh Gad – Book of Mormon
Joshua Henry – Scottsboro Boys
Daniel Radcliffe – How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Aaron Tveit – Catch Me if You Can

NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN CHOREOGRAPHY ON FILM:

Black Swan – Choreographer Benjamin Millepied
Burlesque – Choreographer, Denise Faye / Co-Choreographer, Joe Pizzi
Lord of the Dance 3D – Choreographer, Michael Flatley
Mao’s Last Dancer – Choreographers – Graeme Murphy and Janet Vernon
Step It Up 3D – Choreographer, Jamal Sims
The Adjustment Bureau – Choreographer, Benoit-Swan Pouffer

There they are! The Astaire Awards will be award on May 15th, 2011. The awards ceremony will be held at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts located at New York University. Luner on Theatre will bring you all the winners when they are announced! Check back then! Also, Continue to check out the rest of our new series Awards Season as it continues every day this week!

Catch Me If You Can leads the Nominations with 6


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