Broadway NewsParadise Square, MJ The Musical, Funny Girl, More Take 2022 Chita Rivera Awards; See the Full List of Winners
Charlotte d'Amboise and Bianca Marroquín hosted the June 20 ceremony at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.
June 21, 2022
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts hosted the 4th annual Chita Rivera Awards, celebrating dance and recognizing choreographic excellence, June 20 with Charlotte d'Amboise and Bianca Marroquín hosting.
Among this year's winners were Bill T. Jones, Garrett Coleman, and Jason Oremus for their work choreographing Broadway's Paradise Square; Myles Frost and Jared Grimes, who tied for Outstanding Male Dancer in a Broadway Show for their work in MJ The Musical and Funny Girl, respectively; and the company of for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf, who collectively won Oustanding Ensemble in a Broadway Show. Tendayi Kuumba, who plays Lady in Brown in the Ntozake Shange revival, took Outstanding Female Dancer in a Broadway Show. For a full list of nominees, click here. See the full list of winners below.
The event was produced by Patricia Watt and Joe Lanteri, founder and executive director of the New York City Dance Alliance Foundation, and benefits the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation College Scholarship Program. Since the organization’s founding in 2010, it has awarded $4 million to more than 400 dancers.
2022 Chita Rivera Award winners follow:
Outstanding Choreography in a Broadway Show Bill T. Jones, Garrett Coleman, Jason Oremus, Paradise Square
Outstanding Male Dancer in a Broadway Show Myles Frost, MJ the Musical Jared Grimes, Funny Girl
Outstanding Female Dancer in a Broadway Show Tendayi Kuumba, for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf
Outstanding Ensemble in a Broadway Show for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf
Outstanding Choreography in an Off-Broadway Show Josh Prince, Trevor
Outstanding Ensemble in an Off-Broadway Show The Wrong Man
Outstanding Choreography for a Theatrical Release tick, tick...BOOM!, Choreographer: Ryan Heffington; Associate Choreographer: Ryan Spencer
Outstanding Direction of a Documentary Release First Try, Director: Josh Prince Maurice Hines: Bring Them Back, Director: John Carluccio
Douglas & Ethel Watt Critics’ Choice Award Annie-B Parson