Ashford, Liff, Olivo, Scott, Tune to Receive Astaire Awards
Cry-Baby choreographer Rob Ashford and dancer Spencer Liff, and Karen Olivo, co-star of In the Heights, will be honored for their Broadway work. Dave Scott will be honored for his choreography on the film Step Up 2: The Streets.
As previously announced, Brooke Shields will present Tommy Tune with the first Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award. A nine-time Tony Award winner, Tune's many Broadway credits include The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, My One and Only, The Will Rogers Follies, and Nine.
The 2008 nominating committee is comprised of Clive Barnes, Anna Kisselgoff, Wendy Perron, Sylviane Gold, Douglas Watt, and Damien Woetzel.