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Fred and Adele Astaire Awards Celebrates Dance

Fred and Adele Astaire Awards Celebrates Dance
Terrance Mann, Charlotte D'Amboise

Terrence Mann and Charlotte D’Amboise

The 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards last night at the Skirball Center honored excellence in dance and choreography on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in film.

Sara Ann Johnson

Sara Ann Johnson

Jane Krakowski was awarded the Best Female Dancer Award for her performance in She Loves Me, along with Phillip Attmore, for Best Male Dancer Award for his performance in Shuffle Along. 

Mark Stuart, Jamie Verazin

Mark Stuart and Jamie Verazin

Shuffle Along also took home the prize for Outstanding Ensemble in a Broadway show and Best Choreographer (Savion Glover). The latter was shared with Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and Sergio Trujillo (On Your Feet!).

Nigel Lythgoe

Nigel Lythgoe

Connor Gallagher and Paul McGill shared the prize for Outstanding Choreography Off-Broadway for The Robber Bridegroom and The Legend Of Georgia McBride.

Betsy Struxness

Betsy Struxness

Below is a complete list of the nominees in the competitive categories, with the winners in bold with an asterisk:

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

Phillip Attmore

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

Elly and Andy Blankenbuehler

Andy Blankenbuehler, Hamilton* 
Warren Carlyle, She Loves Me 
Savion Glover

Savion Glover, Shuffle Along*
Lorin Latarro, Waitress 
Spencer Liff, Spring Awakening 
Casey Nicholaw, Tuck Everlasting 

Sergio Trujillo, Nigel Lythgoe, Andy Blankenbuehler

Sergio Trujillo, Nigel Lythgoe, Andy Blankenbuehler

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, Ellen Zolezzi

Robert Creighton, Ellen Zolezzi

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 

Judith Jamison

Judith Jamison

Judith Jamison and Nigel Lythgoe were honored with special awards at the ceremony; Jamison is artistic director emerita at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater; and Lythgoe is creator and executive director of the TV series So You Think You Can Dance. Maurice Hines was also honored for his body of work.

Maurice Hines

Maurice Hines

This year’s nominating committee included Wendy Federman (chair), Nikki Atkins, Ted Chapin, Pat Collins, Don Correia, Sandy Duncan, Jonathan C. Herzog, Judith Jamison, Anna Kisselgoff, Pia Lindstrom, Donna McKechnie, Bruce Michael, Mary McColl, Michael Milton, Mary Beth O’Connor, Laura Penn, Wendy Perron, Lee Roy Reams, Andy Sandberg and Playbill’s Harry Haun.

Cliff deRaito, Catherine Adler, Bruce Michel, Jamie deRoy

Cliff deRaito, Catherine Adler, Bruce Michel, Jamie deRoy

 Robert Fairchild

Tyler Peck and Robert Fairchild

David Noh, Lee Roy Reams

David Noh, Lee Roy Reams

Joe Lantern, Michael Demby-Cain

Joe Lantern, Michael Demby-Cain

Jenny Lyn Bader, Elisa Loti Stein

Jenny Lyn Bader, Elisa Loti Stein

Susan Stroman

Susan Stroman

Deanna Doyle, Netanel Bellaishe

Deanna Doyle, Netanel Bellaishe

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