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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.

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About 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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