Astaire Awards Presented May 15; Patina Miller, Sutton Foster, Daniel Radcliffe, Aaron Tveit Are Nominees
By Adam Hetrick
Patina Miller, Sutton Foster, Daniel Radcliffe, Nick Adams and Aaron Tveit are among the nominees for the 2011 Fred & Adele Astaire Awards, honoring excellence in dance on Broadway and in film, which are presented May 15 at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.
Broadway's Catch Me If You Can leads with six nominations. Other shows recognized include The Book of Mormon, War Horse, Wonderland, The Scottsboro Boys and Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.
Joe Lanteri directs the 7:30 PM awards ceremony that promises performances by Cesar Corrales (Billy Elliot) and New York City Ballet's Russell Janzen.
Jacques D’amboise is the recipient of the 2011 Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Astaire Awards were established with the cooperation of Fred Astaire to honor him and his sister, Adele, who starred with her brother in ten Broadway musicals between 1917 and 1931.
The 2011 Astaire Awards nominees follow:
FEMALE DANCER, BROADWAY
MALE DANCER, BROADWAY
NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN CHOREOGRAPHY ON FILM
The 2011 nominating committee was chaired by Sylviane Gold and includes members Anna Kisselgoff, Damian Woetzel, Wendy Perron, Manny and Lani Azenberg, Donna McKechnie, Lee Roy Reams, Wendy Federman, Barbara and Buddy Freitag, Michael Riedel, Marge Champion, Margaret Selby, Melinda Atwood, Bryan Bantry, Adam Zotovich, Andy Sandberg and Bruce Michael.
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