Rob Ashford has won the 2002 Tony Award for Best Choreography. A list of all the nominees follows: BEST CHOREOGRAPHY:
Rob Ashford, Thoroughly Modern Millie
Thoroughly Modern Millie (La Jolla); Tenderloin, Connecticut Yankee, Bloomer Girl ("Encores!"); 3hree (Ahmanson, Prince Music Theatre); Time & Again (MTC); Pippin (Paper Mill); True History (Vineyard). Kathleen Marshall's associate on Kiss Me, Kate, Seussical and Ring Round the Moon (Broadway); and Patricia Birch's assistant on Parade (Lincoln Center). Upcoming: Boys from Syracuse (Roundabout).
John Carrafa, Into the Woods
John Carrafa, Urinetown
Broadway: Dirty Blonde, Dance of Death, Love! Valour! Compassion! (also film adaptation). Over 20 feature films including The Thomas Crown Affair, The Last Days of Disco, Earthly Possessions. Director Choreographer: "Thou Swell, Thou Witty: The Songs of Rodgers and Hart," (PBS Great Performances). Television: "Sex and the City." City Center Encores! Series: Pajama Game, Out of this World, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever.
Susan Stroman, Oklahoma!
The Producers (Tony Awards for Direction and Choreography), Contact (Tony Award), Show Boat (Tony Award), Crazy for You (Tony Award), Thou Shalt Not, The Music Man, Steel Pier, Big, Picnic, Madison Square Garden's A Christmas Carol directed by Mike Ockrent. Off Broadway: And the World Goes Round. NY City Opera: A Little Night Music, 110 in the Shade.