Nominations for the 2022 Chita Rivera Awards were announced. In keeping with the mission of the Chita Rivera Awards, nominators considered shows and films that opened during the 2019-2022 theater season.
The 2022 Chita Rivera Awards will be presented on June 20 at 7:30pm at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place off Washington Square Park), and produced by Joe Lanteri, Founder and Executive Director of the New York City Dance Alliance Foundation, Inc. in conjunction with Patricia Watt.
Tickets to the Chita Rivera Awards are available to the general public at www.ChitaRiveraAwards.com.
The mission of the Chita Rivera Awards is to celebrate dance and choreographic excellence, preserve notable dance history, recognize past, present and future talents, while promoting high standards in dance education and investing in the next generation. At this year’s Chita Rivera Awards, Tony, Academy and Golden Globe Award winner Joel Grey will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Nominators considered outstanding choreography, featured dancers, and ensemble in shows on Broadway and Off Broadway, as well as, outstanding choreography in film, that opened pre-Covid as well as in the 2021-2022 season. Nominations for the productions under consideration this season will be determined by the designated nominating committee. There are separate nominating committees for Broadway, Off Broadway and Film. There is also an awarding committee for Broadway, which determines the final nominations that are received from the Broadway nominations committee. Awarding Committee Chair: Sylviane Gold, Gary Chryst, Robert LaFosse, Donna McKechnie, Wendy Perron, and Lee Roy Reams.
Broadway Nominating Committee Chair: Wendy Federman, Melinda Atwood, Caitlin Carter, Gary Chryst, Jamie DeRoy, Peter Filichia, Dr. Louis Galli, Jonathan Herzog, Jim Kierstead, Robert LaFosse, Joe Lanteri, Donna McKechnie, Mary Beth O’Connor, Wendy Perron, Lee Roy Reams, Andy Sandberg, and Randy Skinner.
Off-Broadway Nominating CommitteeChair: Andy Sandberg, Maria DiDia, Jonathan Herzog, Deidre Goodwin, Scott Jovovich, Robert LaFosseMichael Milton.
Film Nominating CommitteeChair: Jonathan C. Herzog, Steven Caras, Wilhelmina Frankfurt, Grethe B. Holby, Mary Beth O’Connor, and Andy Sandberg.
Tickets for the Chita Rivera Awards are currently on sale and can be purchased at www.ChitaRiveraAwards.com. Ticket prices are as follows: $100 for a balcony ticket to the Awards ceremony, $500 for an orchestra ticket to the Awards ceremony and admission to the pre-show red carpet cocktail party and VIP reception, and $5000 for 10 Orchestra tickets to the Awards ceremony, admission for 10 to the pre-show red carpet cocktail party & 1 table at the VIP reception.
2022 CHITA RIVERA AWARD NOMINATIONS :
BROADWAY OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY IN A BROADWAY SHOW
Camille A. Brown, for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf
Warren Carlyle, The Music Man
Bill T. Jones, Garrett Coleman, Jason Oremus, Paradise Square
Annie-B Parson, American Utopia
Sonya Tayeh, Moulin Rouge
Christopher Wheeldon, MJ, The Musical
OUTSTANDING MALE DANCER IN A BROADWAY SHOW
Sidney DuPont, Paradise Square
Myles Frost, MJ the Musical
Jared Grimes, Funny Girl
Hugh Jackman, The Music Man
AJ Shively, Paradise Square
Tony Yazbeck, Flying Over Sunset
OUTSTANDING FEMALE DANCER IN A BROADWAY SHOW
Sutton Foster, The Music Man
Robyn Hurder, Moulin Rouge
Tendayi Kuumba, for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf
Heather Lang, Jagged Little Pill
Adrienne Warren, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE IN A BROADWAY SHOW
for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf
MJ, The Musical
The Music Man
OFF BROADWAY SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS:
The 2022 Chita Rivera Awards will celebrate excellence in Off-Broadway musical theater by presenting two special awards.
OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY IN AN OFF BROADWAY SHOW – Josh Prince, Trevor
OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE IN AN OFF BROADWAY SHOW – The Wrong Man
CHOREOGRAPHY IN FILM OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY FOR A THEATRICAL RELEASE
Cinderella Choreographer: Ashley Wallen; (Assistant Choreographer: Jenny Griffin)
Everyone’s Talking About Jamie Choreographer: Kate Prince; (Assistant Choreographer: Tommy Franzen)
In The Heights Choreographer: Christopher Scott; (3 Associate and 3 Assistant Choreographers)
tick… tick… Boom! Choreographer: Ryan Heffington; (Associate Choreographer: Ryan Spencer)
West Side Story Choreographed: Justin Peck; (Associate Choreographer: Craig Salstein)(Original choreography by: Jerome Robbins; Original Broadway Production Co-Choreographed by: Peter Gennaro)
OUTSTANDING DIRECTION OF A DOCUMENTARY RELEASE
Ballerina Boys – The TrocaderosDirectors: Chana Gazit and Martie Barylick
Can You Bring It: Bill T. Jones and D-Man in the WatersDirectors: Tom Hurwitz and Rosalynde LeBlanc
Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker Director: Oliver Bokelberg
First Try Director: Josh Prince
Maurice Hines: Bring Them Back Director: John Carluccio