Jane Krakowski, Savion Glover, and More at 2016 Astaire Awards
The 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards were presented during a ceremony at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts on May 16. The awards honor outstanding dance and choreography onstage and screen.
The full list of winners is below. Hyperlinked shows are currently running.
BEST FEMALE DANCER
Jane Krakowski, She Loves Me
BEST MALE DANCER
Phillip Attmore, Shuffle Along
BEST CHOREOGRAPHER (three-way tie)
Andy Blankenbuehler, Hamilton
Savion Glover, Shuffle Along
Sergio Trujillo, On Your Feet!
OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE IN A BROADWAY SHOW
OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY IN FILM
Dave Scott, High Strung
OUTSTANDING FEMALE DANCER OFF-BROADWAY
Rumi Oyama, Sayonara
OUTSTANDING MALE DANCER OFF-BROADWAY
Robert Creighton, Cagney
OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY OFF-BROADWAY (tie)
Connor Gallagher, The Robber Bridegroom
Paul McGill, The Legend Of Georgia McBride
In addition, Judith Jamison, artistic director emeritus of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, was presented with the Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award. Nigel Lythgoe, executive producer of So You Think You Can Dance, received the award for Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Dance. Broadway director, choreographer and Tony-nominated actor Maurice Hines, who appeared off-Broadway this season in his show Tappin’ Through Life, was recognized with a special recognition award for Outstanding Body of Work in Dance. Dr. Joan Fallon, founder and CEO of Curemark, was presented with a special achievement award for her work in the field of autism-related disorders.