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An American in Paris and On the Town Tie in Two Categories at the Astaire Awards

Broadway's two fancy-footed musicals remain neck and neck as awards season plugs on.

Astaire Award winners Robert Fairchild (An American in Paris) and Tony Yazbeck (On the Town).
(© Matthew Murphy/Joan Marcus)

On the Town and An American in Paris are the kissing cousins of the Broadway season, both bringing classic choreography and Golden Age artistry back to the Great White Way. The Astaire Awards, New York's annual celebration of dance, was clearly torn between the two productions and ended up awarding ties in two out of its three competitive categories.

The ceremony, held June 1 at the Skirball Center in Greenwich Village, distributed awards for Best Choreography, Best Male Dancer, and Best Female Dancer of the 2014-15 theater season. Tony Award nominees Christopher Wheeldon (An American in Paris) and Joshua Bergasse (On the Town) jointly took home the award for choreography, and Drama Desk Award winner Robert Fairchild (An American in Paris) and Tony Yazbeck (On the Town) — both Tony Award nominees as well — tied for Best Male Dancer. Only Leanne Cope of An American in Paris walked away a solo winner for Best Female Dancer, besting On the Town's Megan Fairchild in the category.

Take a look below at the complete list of nominees and winners in each category:

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 - Side Show
Emily Padgett - Side Show
XiaoChuan Xie - The King and I
Melanie Moore - Finding Neverland

Best Male Dancer
*Robert Fairchild - An 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 - An 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

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