Robert Fairchild Nominated For a Bessie Award, Among New York's Best Dancers

News   Robert Fairchild Nominated For a Bessie Award, Among New York's Best Dancers
 
Tony nominee Robert Fairchild has been nominated for a 2015 Bessie Award, the New York Dance and Performance Awards, for his leading role in the Broadway musical An American in Paris. Fairchild, also a principal dancer with New York City Ballet, was the only Broadway star nominated in the category of Outstanding Performer.

An American in Paris marked Fairchild's Broadway debut and his performance has garnered a string of high profile award nominations include a Tony Award as well as winning Theatre World, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League, Astaire and Drama Desk Awards.

Leanne Cope and Robert Fairchild in <i>An American in Paris</i>
Leanne Cope and Robert Fairchild in An American in Paris Photo by Angela Sterling

Read Playbill.com's interview with him and partner in dance and real-life, Tiler Peck.

The other Bessie nominees in the Outstanding Performer category include fellow New York City Ballet dancer Amar Ramasar; Michelle Boulé for her work with Miguel Gutierrez; Lawrence Cassella; Juan Ogalla for Antigona by Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca; Ryoji Sasamoto; Melissa Toogood; Talya Epstein in Star Crap Method; Lauren Grant, and Alexandra Albrecht and Andrew Champlin.

For more information on the Awards and other nominees, visit DanceNYC. The winners will be announced at the 2015 Bessie Award ceremony, Oct. 19 at the Apollo Theater. 

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