2015 Astaire Awards — DOUBLE TIE American in Paris, On The Town

2015AstaireAwardsThe 2015 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards  solved the dilemma of a dance-heavy Broadway season with a tie for An American in Paris and On The Town in two different categories – Best Male Dancer and Best Choreographer.

Let’s hope the Tony Awards do something similar.

Take a look at this video sampling some of the terrific dancing this season — including in straight plays! The video includes extensive excerpts from both An American in Paris and On The Town (as well as The King and I and Something Rotten) — all four nominated for 2015 Tony Awards for best choreography.

List of Astaire theater nominees, with winners in red with asterisk.

Best Female Dancer:

Annaleigh Ashford – You Can’t Take it With You
* Leanne Cope – An American in Paris
Jill Paice – An American in Paris
Megan Fairchild – On the Town
Erin Davie – Sideshow
Emily Padgett – Sideshow
XiaoChuan Xie – The King and I
Melanie Moore – Finding Neverland

Best Male Dancer:
* Robert Fairchild – American in Paris (tie)
Clyde Alves – On the Town
*Tony Yazbeck – On the Town (tie)
Jay Armstrong Johnson – On the Town
Phillip Attmore – On the Twentieth Century
Rick Faugno – On the Twentieth Century
Drew King – On the Twentieth Century
Richard Riaz Yoder – On the Twentieth Century
Christian Borle – Something Rotten!
Alex Sharp – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Best Choreographer:
* Christopher Wheeldon – American in Paris (tie)
* Joshua Bergasse – On the Town (tie)
Christopher Gattelli – The King and I
Warren Carlyle – On the Twentieth Century
Casey Nicholaw – Something Rotten!
Scott Graham & Steven Hoggett for Frantic Assembly – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Steven Hoggett – The Last Ship
Mia Michaels – Finding Neverland

Joel Grey(Cabaret) was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, while Oscar winner Harvey Weinstein (Finding Neverland) was honored for his Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre and Film.

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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