Susan Stroman, Sutton Foster and Norbert Leo Butz Win Astaire Awards
By Adam Hetrick
Susan Stroman, Sutton Foster and Norbert Leo Butz are the winners of the 2011 Fred & Adele Astaire Awards, which were presented May 15 in Manhattan.
The annual honors, which recognize excellence in dance on Broadway and in film, were held at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Bebe Neuwirth and Lee Roy Reams hosted the ceremony.
The 2011 Astaire Awards nominees and winners (in bold with an asterisk) 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.
Jacques D’amboise is the recipient of the 2011 Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award.
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