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Corbin Bleu and More Nominated for 2019 Chita Rivera Awards

The awards honor dancers for their work onstage.

Corbin Bleu has been nominated for a Chita Rivera Award.
(© Joan Marcus)

Nominations for the 2019 Chita Rivera Awards have been announced. Winners will be announced on May 19 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. The complete list is as follows:

Outstanding Choreography in a Broadway Show
Warren Carlyle, Kiss Me, Kate
Denis Jones, Tootsie
David Neumann, Hadestown
Casey Nicholaw, The Prom
Sergio Trujillo, Ain't Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations

Outstanding Male Dancer in a Broadway Show
Corbin Bleu, Kiss Me, Kate
Rick Faugno, Kiss Me, Kate
James T. Lane, Kiss Me, Kate
Jeremy Pope, Ain't Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations
Ephraim Sykes, Ain't Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations

Outstanding Female Dancer in a Broadway Show
Ashley Blair Fitzgerald, The Cher Show
Gabrielle Hamilton, Oklahoma!
Amber Gray, Hadestown
Leslie Kritzer, Beetlejuice
Angie Schworer, The Prom

Outstanding Ensemble in a Broadway Show
Ain't Too Proud — The Life and Times of the Temptations
Hadestown
King Kong
Kiss Me, Kate
The Cher Show
The Prom

Outstanding Choreography — Off-Broadway
Joshua Bergasse, Smokey Joe's Cafe
Raja Feather Kelly, If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhf*cka
Rick and Jeff Kuperman, Alice by Heart
Lorin Latarro, Merrily We Roll Along
Shea Sullivan, Neurosis, A Musical That Gets in Your Head

Outstanding Male Dancer — Off-Broadway
Brennan Caldwell, Neurosis, A Musical That Gets in Your Head
Zachary Downer, Alice by Heart
Brendan Henderson, Cleopatra
Jelani Remy, Smokey Joe's Cafe
Wesley Taylor, Alice by Heart

Outstanding Female Dancer — Off-Broadway
Emma Degerstedt, Smokey Joe's Cafe
Mia Dilena, Alice by Heart
Irina Dvorovenko, The Beast in the Jungle
Dionne D. Figgins, Smokey Joe's Cafe
Naomi Kakuk, The Beast in the Jungle

Outstanding Ensemble — Off-Broadway
Alice by Heart
Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish (A Fidler Afn Dakh)
If Pretty Hurts Ugly Must Be a Muhf*cka
Smokey Joe's Café
Twelfth Night

Theatrical Release

Isn't It Romantic
Choreographer: Christopher Gattelli; Assistant Choreographer, Jon Rua

Mary Poppins Returns
Choreographers: Rob Marshall & John DeLuca; Co-Choreographer, Joey Pizzi; Associate Choreographer, Tara Nichole Hughes, Assistant Choreographer: Marlon Pelayo

Shine
Director of Choreography: Anderson Cruz, Choreographers, Charlie Garcia, Osmar Perrones, Grisselle Ponce

Swimming with Men
Choreographer: Caroline Pope

The Nutcracker and The Far Realms
Choreographer: Liam Scarlett

Documentaries

Ballet Now
Director: Steven Cantor

Bathtubs Over Broadway
Director: Dava Whisenent

Hot to Trot
Director: Gail Freedman

If The Dancer Dances
Director, Maia Weschler

Moving Stories, Lives Transformed By Dance
Director: Rob Fruchtman, Wilderness Films, Producer

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