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2018 Chita Rivera Award Nominations for Dance in Theater

Amar Ramasar and company in “Blow High, Blow Low.” in Carousel

“Carousel” leads with six nominations for The Chita Rivera Awards for choreography and dance. The winners of the awards (formerly called the Fred and Adele Astaire Awards) will be announced  at a ceremony May 20 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts . Below are the list of nominees for Broadway and Off-Broadway

Outstanding Choreography in a Broadway Show:

Chita Rivera Awards logoCamille A. Brown, Once On This Island

Christopher Gattelli, SpongeBob SquarePants

Casey Nicholaw, Mean Girls

Justin Peck, Carousel

Sergio Trujillo, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

Outstanding Ensemble in a Broadway Show:

Carousel

Mean Girls

Once On This Island

SpongeBob SquarePants

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

Outstanding Male Dancer in a Broadway Show:

Norbert Leo Butz, My Fair Lady

Andrei Chagas, Carousel

Gavin Lee, SpongeBob SquarePants

Amar Ramasar, Carousel

Tony Yazbeck, Prince of Broadway

Outstanding Female Dancer in a Broadway Show:

Yesenia Ayala, Carousel

Ariana DeBose, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

Hailey Kilgore, Once On This Island

Katrina Lenk, The Band’s Visit

Skye Mattox, Carousel

Ashley Park, Mean Girls

Brittany Pollack, Carousel

Outstanding Choreography in an Off-Broadway Show:

Nejla Yatkin, The Boy Who Danced on Air

Sonya Tayeh, Hundred Days

Zach Morris & Jennine Willet, Ghost Light

Chris Bailey, Jerry Springer: The Opera

Monica Bill Barnes, One Night Only

Outstanding Female Dancer in an Off- Broadway Show:

Anna Bass, One Night Only

Monica Bill Barnes, One Night Only

Elizabeth Carena, Ghost Light

Tiffany Mann, Jerry Springer: The Opera

Kenita R. Miller, Bella

Outstanding Male Dancer in an Off- Broadway Show:

Colin Campbell, Disco Pigs

Robert Fairchild, Frankenstein

Troy Iwata, The Boy Who Danced on Air

Evan Ruggiero, Bastard Jones

Nikhil Saboo, The Boy Who Danced on Air

Special Awards

Lifetime Achievement Award: Carmen de Lavallade

Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theater as a Composer: John Kander

SDC Director Award for Exemplary Collaboration with Choreographers: Harold Prince

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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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