2011 Tony Awards Nominees: 'Best Choreography'
Nominations in 26 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing's 65th Annual Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards® were announced May 3, 2011 by Tony Award winning actor Matthew Broderick and Tony Award winning actress Anika Noni Rose, at the Tony Award Nominations Announcement sponsored by IBM. The nominees were selected by an independent committee of 22 theatre professionals appointed by the Tony Awards Administration Committee. The 2011 Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.
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The Antoinette Perry "Tony" Awards are bestowed annually on theatre professionals for distinguished achievement. The Tony is one of the most coveted awards in the entertainment industry and the annual telecast is considered one of the most prestigious programs on television.
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BroadwayWorld Presents The 2011 Tony Awards Nominees:
Rob Ashford (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying)
Rob Ashford: Broadway credits include Promises, Promises (Tony nomination); Cry-Baby (Tony nomination); Curtains (Tony nomination); The Wedding Singer (Tony nomination); Thoroughly Modern Millie (2002 Tony Award for Best Choreography); The Boys From Syracuse (Roundabout). London credits include A Streetcar Named Desire, starring Rachel Weisz, and Parade at the Donmar Warehouse (Olivier Award nominations for Direction, Choreography); Evita (Olivier nomination); Guys and Dolls (Olivier nomination); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Olivier nomination); A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Once in a Lifetime (National Theatre). Other credits include Parade (Mark Taper Forum); Candide (English National Opera, La Scala, Milan, Chatelet, Paris); Tenderloin, Bloomer Girl, A Connecticut Yankee..., Pardon My English (Encores!). Film: choreography for Beyond the Sea, directed by and starring Kevin Spacey. TV: "The 81st Annual Academy Awards" (Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography). He is an associate director of the Donmar Warehouse in London and on the executive boards of the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers and The Joyce Theater.
Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes)
Kathleen Marshall: For the Roundabout, Kathleen directed and choreographed The Pajama Game and choreographed Follies and 1776. Other Broadway credits include Wonderful Town; Grease; Boeing-Boeing; Little Shop of Horrors; Seussical; Kiss Me, Kate; and Swinging on a Star. Off-Broadway: Two Gentlemen of Verona (New York Shakespeare Festival), Saturday Night (Second Stage), Violet (Playwrights Horizons) and As Thousands Cheer (Drama Dept). City Center Encores!: Bells Are Ringing, Applause, Carnival, Hair and Babes in Arms; Artistic Director for four seasons. For ABC/Disney: "Once Upon a Mattress" and Meredith Willson's "The Music Man" (Emmy nomination). She has received two Tony Awards, two Drama Desk Awards, two Outer Critics Circle Awards, the Astaire Award, the George Abbott Award, the Richard Rodgers Award and the Pennsylvania Governor's Award for the Arts. Ms. Marshall is the Vice President of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and is an Associate Artist of the Roundabout Theatre Company. For Scott, Ella and Nathaniel.
Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon)
Casey Nicholaw was recently represented on Broadway with Elf: The Musical. He received 2006 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations for his work on The Drowsy Chaperone, and 2005 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Choreography for Monty Python’s Spamalot, directed by Mike Nichols. Additional New York credits: for City Center Encores! – the highly acclaimed productions of Anyone Can Whistle and Follies (direction and choreography), Bye Bye Birdie (choreography) and Can-Can (musical staging); for N.Y. Philharmonic – Candide; South Pacific at Carnegie Hall (also on PBS “Great Performances”); Sinatra: His Voice, His World, His Way at Radio City Music Hall starring the world-famous Rockettes. He directed and choreographed the world premieres of Minsky’s at Center Theatre Group and Robin and the 7 Hoods at The Old Globe.
Susan Stroman (The Scottsboro Boys)
Susan Stroman: Broadway: The Producers, Contact, Crazy for You, Show Boat, Oklahoma!, Young Frankenstein, The Frogs, The Music Man, Thou Shalt Not, Steel Pier, Big, Picnic. Off-Broadway: The Scottsboro Boys; Happiness; Flora, the Red Menace; And the World Goes 'Round; MSG's A Christmas Carol. NYC Opera: A Little Night Music, 110 in the Shade, Don Giovanni. Ballet: Double Feature (NYCB), Blossom Got Kissed (NYCB), But Not For Me (Martha Graham), Take Five... More or Less (PNB). Film: Center Stage (American Choreography Award), The Producers: The Movie Musical (Four Golden Globe nominations). A five-time Tony Award-winner, her work has been honored with Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Lucille Lortel, George Abbott and Astaire Awards. In January 2011 she will premiere a new work commissioned by NYCB.