The nominees for the 2019 Chita Rivera Awards (formerly the Fred and Adele Astaire Awards) were honored at Bond 45. The awards, named after stage legend Rivera, honors choreographers and dancers on Broadway and Off-Broadway stages, as well as in film.
The awards, now are named after stage legend Rivera, honors choreographers and dancers on Broadway and Off-Broadway stages, as well as in film.
The ceremony will be hosted by Tony winners Ann Reinking and Ben Vereen, and will be held at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts May 19th.
Four-time Tony winner George C. Wolfe (Angels In America, Jelly’s Last Jam, Broadway’s current Gary) will receive the SDC Director Award, presented annually to directors for their exemplary collaboration with choreographers on Broadway
Dancer, choreographer, and director Graciela Daniele will receive the third annual Lifetime Achievement Award, and Flody Suarez, Jeffrey Seller, and Cher (producers of The Cher Show on Broadway) will be honored with the Ambassador for the Arts Award honoring their contribution to the convergence of theatre, film, and television.
Joe Lanteri, founder and executive director of the New York City Dance Alliance Foundation, produces the Chita Rivera Awards in conjunction with Patricia Watt.