AWARD SEASON: Cast of Hamilton play, other African Americans in film and on Broadway to be honored at “Astaire Awards”

NEWS: #SavionGlover #JudithJamison cast of #HamiltonBway 2B honored! #BlackTwitter #Broadway BlacksinHollywood.com(www.BlacksinHollywood.com) – African Americans on Broadway have experienced a lot but on May 16, 2016, many will be getting their just due. The acclaimed dancer JUDITH JAMISEN, the cast of HAMILTON and Savion Glover will be honored in what is sure to be a very swanky ceremony. BlacksinHollywood will be on hand for the event.

The 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards gala will honor outstanding dance and choreography on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in film. For the first time, the Astaire Awards have explored recognizing excellence in dance, movement, and choreography off-Broadway. Twenty eligible shows in the non-profit and commercial off-Broadway arenas met the eligibility requirements and were considered. Here are the nominees plus see the cast of Hamilton perform for President Obama:

Thsavion glover, cast of hamilton and judith jamison to be honored at 2016 astaire awardse inaugural Off-Broadway Committee includes Andy Sandberg (Chair), Jonathan Herzog, Michael Milton, Nikki Feirt Atkins, Judith Jamison, and Lee Roy Reams.

Jamison, Artistic Director Emeritus of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will be presented with the Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award. Nigel Lythgoe, Executive Producer of “So You Think You Can Dance,” will receive the award for Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Dance.

 

THE 2016 BROADWAY AND OFF-BROADWAY NOMINEES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

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 Villafane, On Your Feet
Adrienne Warren, Shuffle Along

Judith Jamison to be honored at awards for broadway

BEST MALE DANCER

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, Hamilton
Warren Carlyle, She Loves Me
Savion Glover, Shuffle Along
Lorin Latarro, Waitress
Spencer Liff, Spring Awakening
Casey Nicholaw, Tuck Everlasting
Sergio Trujillo, On Your Feet
Josh Rhodes, Bright Star
Hofesh Shechter, Fiddler on the Roof
Randy Skinner, Dames at Sea


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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

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