Ron Brown, Lisa Nicole Wilkerson, Leslie Odom, Jr. and "The Artist" Win 2012 Astaire Awards
By Adam Hetrick
Porgy and Bess choreographer Ron Brown and cast member Lisa Nicole Wilkerson, as well as Leap of Faith's Leslie Odom, Jr. are among the winners of the 2012 Fred & Adele Astaire Awards, which were presented June 4 in Manhattan.
The 7:30 PM ceremony at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts honored Liza Minnelli with the Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award.
Presenters included Broadway veterans Chita Rivera and Susan Stroman, as well as "Grey Gardens" filmmaker Albert Maysles and "Smash" choreographer Josh Bergasse, Tony Danza, John Turturro, Tamara Tunie, Karen Ziemba, Melissa Errico, Lee Roy Reams, Joe Morton and Countess LuAnn de Lesseps.
The nominees, with winners preceded by an asterisk, follow:
Outstanding Female Dancer in a Broadway Musical:
Outstanding Male Dancer in a Broadway Musical:
Outstanding Choreographer for a Broadway Musical:
Outstanding Feature Film (Fictional):
Outstanding Dance Documentary:
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