Neil Patrick Harris, Heléne Yorke, Casey Nicholaw and Susan Stroman Among Astaire Award Nominees

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05 May 2014

Neil Patrick Harris
Neil Patrick Harris
Photo by Joan Marcus

Actors Neil Patrick Harris and Heléne Yorke, as well as director-choreographers Casey Nicholaw and Susan Stroman have been nominated for the 32nd Annual Fred and Adele Astaire Awards, which will be presented June 2 at the Skirball Center.

The Astaire Awards honor excellence in dance and choreography on Broadway and in film. As previously reported, the 2014 Astaire Awards will honor five-time Tony Award nominee and two-time Emmy Award-winning veteran choreographer Pat Birch with its Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award and legendary dancer and dance instructor Luigi with the Outstanding Achievement in the Preservation of Musical Theatre Award.

The 2014 Astaire Award nominees follow:

 

 



 

Outstanding Male Dancer in a Broadway Show:
Julius Chisholm (After Midnight)
Nick Cordero (Bullets Over Broadway)
Virgil Gadson (After Midnight)
Jared Grimes (After Midnight)
Neil Patrick Harris (Hedwig and the Angry Inch)
James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin)
Andy Karl (Rocky)
Desmond Richardson (After Midnight)

Outstanding Female Dancer in a Broadway Show:
Krystal Joy Brown (Big Fish)
Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards (After Midnight)
Karine Plantadit (After Midnight)
Gayle Rankin (Cabaret)
Monique Smith (After Midnight)
Heléne Yorke (Bullets Over Broadway)
Karen Ziemba (Bullets Over Broadway)

Outstanding Choreographer for a Broadway Show:
Casey Nicholaw (Aladdin)
Susan Stroman (Big Fish, Bullets Over Broadway)
Warren Carlyle (After Midnight)
Steven Hoggett and Kelly Devine (Rocky)
Josh Prince (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical)
Peggy Hickey (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder)
Rob Marshall (Cabaret)

Each year The Astaire Awards gives a special Adele Astaire Scholarship to a young, up-and-coming dancer, and the awards are presented each year by Patricia Watt (the daughter of Douglas Watt).

The Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at New York University is located at 566 LaGuardia Place. For more information and tickets, visit TheAstaireAwards.org.