Winners of the 2023 Chita Rivera Awards were named at a May 22 ceremony at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, with wins going to dance work in Broadway's A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical; Bob Fosse's Dancin'; New York, New York; and more.
Winners for the Broadway categories included Steven Hoggett, for his choreography to A Beautiful Noise; along with Robyn Hurder and Jess LeProtto, two of three Outstanding Dancer in a Broadway show winners, also for their work in A Beautiful Noise. They share the newly gender neutral category with Mattie Love of Bob Fosse's Dancin'. Winning Outstanding Ensemble in a Broadway Show were the companies of Dancin' and New York, New York.
In the film categories, Jamal Sims won for choreographing Netflix's 13: The Musical, and Dan Watt took Outstanding Direction of a Documentary Release for Everybody Dance.
As previously announced, this year's Chita Rivera Awards also included several non-competitive honors. John Kander received a Lifetime Achievement Award, and BroadwayHD received the Ambassadors for the Arts Award. Special recognitions were also bestowed on Gaby Diaz and Ryan Steele, both named Outstanding Dancers in an Off-Broadway Show for their work in Only Gold; and Andy Blankenbuehler received Outstanding Choreography in an Off-Broadway Show, also for Only Gold.
See the full list of winners:
Outstanding Choreography in a Broadway Show
WINNER - Steven Hoggett, A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical
Casey Nicholaw, Some Like It Hot
Susan Stroman, New York, New York
Jennifer Weber, & Juliet
Outstanding Dancer in a Broadway Show
Clyde Alves, New York, New York
Peter John Chursin, Bob Fosse’s Dancin’
Dylis Croman, Bob Fosse’s Dancin’
J. Harrison Ghee, Some Like It Hot
Jacob Guzman, Bob Fosse’s Dancin’
WINNER - Robyn Hurder, A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical
Kolton Krouse, Bob Fosse’s Dancin’
WINNER - Jess LeProtto, A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical
WINNER - Mattie Love, Bob Fosse’s Dancin’
Khori Michelle Petinaud, Bob Fosse’s Dancin’
Outstanding Ensemble in a Broadway Show
A Beautiful Noise: The Neil Diamond Musical
WINNER - Bob Fosse’s Dancin’
WINNER - New York, New York
Some Like It Hot
Choreography in Film
Mandy Moore, Babylon
Luke Broadlick, Magic Mike's Last Dance
Ellen Kane, Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical
Chloe Arnold, Spirited
WINNER - Jamal Sims, 13: The Musical
Outstanding Direction of a Documentary Release
Amy Rice, Broadway Rising
WINNER - Dan Watt, Everybody Dance
Brett Morgan, Moonage Daydream
Outstanding Dancers in an Off-Broadway Show: Gaby Diaz, Only Gold; Ryan Steele, Only Gold
Outstanding Choreography in an Off-Broadway Show: Andy Blankenbuehler, Only Gold
Lifetime Achievement Award: John Kander
Ambassadors for the Arts Award: BroadwayHD, founded by Bonnie Comley and Stewart F. Lane
This year's Broadway nominating committee included Wendy Federman, Melinda Atwood, Caitlin Carter, Gary Chryst, Don Correia, Jamie deRoy, Sandy Duncan, Peter Filichia, Dr. Louis Galli, Sylviane Gold, Jonathan Herzog, Jim Kierstead, Robert La Fosse, Joe Lanteri, Donna McKechnie, Michael Milton, Mary Beth O'Connor, Wendy Perron, Lee Roy Reams, Andy Sandberg, and Randy Skinner. The Film committee comprised Jonathan C. Herzog, Steven Caras, Wilhelmina Frankfurt, Mary Beth O’Connor, and Andy Sandberg. The Awarding committee included Sylviane Gold, Gary Chryst, Robert LaFosse, Donna McKechnie, Wendy Perron, and Lee Roy Reams.