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2024 Chita Rivera Awards Nominations Announced

The nominees include dancers and choreographers from Illinoise, Water for Elephants, Hell’s Kitchen, and more.

<i>Hell's Kitchen</i> among the nominees for Outstanding Choreography (© Marc J Franklin)
Hell’s Kitchen choreographer Camille A. Brown is among the nominees for Outstanding Choreography
(© Marc J Franklin)

Nominations for the 2024 Chita Rivera Awards were announced today. Nominators considered shows and films that opened during the 2023-2024 theater season. The Chita Rivera Awards celebrates dance and choreographic excellence, preserves notable dance history, and recognizes past, present, and future talents, while promoting high standards in dance education and investing in the next generation.

The 2024 Chita Rivera Awards will be presented on May 20 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, produced by Joe Lanteri, founder and executive director of the New York City Dance Alliance Foundation, Inc. in conjunction with Patricia Watt.

This year, the Chita Rivera Awards will be Joel Grey will present Bernadette Peters with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Nominators considered outstanding choreography, featured dancers, and ensemble in shows on Broadway and off-Broadway, as well as outstanding choreography in film, that opened in the 2023-2024 season.

The 2023-2024 Chita Rivera nominators are on the awarding committee: Sylviane Gold (chair), Gary Chryst, Robert LaFosse, Wendy Perron, and Lee Roy Reams, on the Broadway nominating committee: Wendy Federman (chair), Caitlin Carter, Gary Chryst, Don Correia, Jamie deRoy, Sandy Duncan, Peter Filichia, Dr. Louis Galli, Sylviane Gold, Jonathan Herzog, Robert La Fosse, Joe Lanteri, Michael Milton, Mary Beth O’Connor, Wendy Perron, Lee Roy Reams, Andy Sandberg, and Randy Skinner, and on the film nominating committee chair: Jonathan C. Herzog (chair), Steven Caras, Wilhelmina Frankfurt, Mary Beth O’Connor, and Andy Sandberg.

2024 CHITA RIVERA AWARD NOMINATIONS
Broadway:
OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY IN A BROADWAY SHOW
Camille A. Brown, Hell’s Kitchen
Julia Cheng, Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club
Rick and Jeff Kuperman, The Outsiders
Lorin Latarro, The Heart of Rock and Roll / The Who’s Tommy (joint nomination)
Justin Peck, Illinoise
Jesse Robb and Shana Carroll, Water for Elephants

OUTSTANDING DANCER IN A BROADWAY SHOW
Antoine Boissereau, Water for Elephants
Ben Cook, Illinoise
Chloe Davis, Hell’s Kitchen
Gaby Diaz, Illinoise
Tilly Evans-Krueger, The Outsiders
Rachel Lockhart, Illinoise
Phillip Johnson Richardson, The Wiz
Byron Tittle, Illinoise
Ricky Ubeda, Illinoise
Avery Wilson, The Wiz

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE IN A BROADWAY SHOW
Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club
Hell’s Kitchen
Illinoise
The Heart of Rock and Roll
The Outsiders
Water for Elephants

Film & Documentary:
OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY IN A THEATRICAL RELEASE
Barbie, Choreographer: Jennifer White
Carmen, Choreographer: Benjamin Millepied / Marina Tamayo
Color Purple, Choreographer: Fatima Robinson
Mean Girls, Choreographer: Kyle Hanagami / Casey Nicholaw
Wonka, Choreographer: Christopher Gattelli

OUTSTANDING DIRECTION OF A DANCE DOCUMENTARY
Daughters, Directors: Angela Patton / Natalie Rae
Eldorado: Everything the Nazis Hate, Directors: Benjamin Cantu / Matt Lambert
Lift, Director: David Petersen
Studio One Forever, Director: Marc Saltarelli
Swan Song, Director: Chelsea McMullan

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The Heart of Rock and Roll

Closed: June 23, 2024

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Illinoise

Final performance: August 10, 2024

The Who’s Tommy

Final performance: July 21, 2024

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