The 4th Annual Chita Rivera Awards, the one awards devoted solely to bop, had been introduced this night, Monday, June 20, starting at 7:30 pm, on the NYU Skirball Middle for the Performing Arts. The star-studded night was hosted by Charlotte d’Amboise and Bianca Marroquin from the Broadway manufacturing of Chicago. Presenting the 2022 awards had been Rivera, Ben Vereen, Wayne Cilento, Desmond Richardson, Ashley Blair Fitzgerald, Dylis Croman, and Rachel Zatcoff. The reside ceremony additionally included performances by d’Amboise and Marroquin, Bebe Neuwirth, Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, American Dance Machine for the 21st Century, the forged of Stomp, and dancers from the Tempo College Industrial Dance BFA Program.
This 12 months, the awards in eight aggressive classes for Broadway, Off Broadway, and Movie thought-about exhibits that opened pre-COVID, in addition to within the 2021-2022 season. Along with these, as was beforehand introduced, legendary Broadway performer and Tony, Oscar, and Golden Globe Award winner Joel Gray (Cabaret; Depraved; Something Goes) obtained the Lifetime Achievement Award; Annie-B Parson – choreographer, dancer, director, and co-founding Creative Director of Brooklyn’s Huge Dance Theater – obtained the Douglas & Ethel Watt Critics’ Alternative Award; and Excellence in Off-Broadway musical theater was celebrated with two particular awards honoring Excellent Choreography and Excellent Ensemble.
And the winners of the 2022 Chita Rivera Awards are:
Excellent Choreography in a Broadway Present: Invoice T. Jones, Garrett Coleman, Jason Oremus, Paradise Sq.;
Excellent Male Dancer in a Broadway Present: (tie) Myles Frost, MJ the Musical; Jared Grimes, Humorous Lady;
Excellent Feminine Dancer in a Broadway Present: Tendayi Kuumba, for coloured ladies who’ve thought-about suicide/when the rainbow is enuf;
Excellent Ensemble in a Broadway Present: for coloured ladies who’ve thought-about suicide/when the rainbow is enuf;
Excellent Choreography in an Off-Broadway Present: Josh Prince, Trevor;
Excellent Ensemble in an Off-Broadway Present: The Incorrect Man;
Excellent Choreography for a Theatrical Launch: tick, tick . . . BOOM!, Choreographer Ryan Heffington, Affiliate Choreographer Ryan Spencer;
Excellent Path of a Documentary Launch: (tie) First Attempt, Director Josh Prince; and Maurice Hines: Deliver Them Again, Director John Carluccio.
Congratulations to the winners and honorees of the 2022 Chita Rivera Awards. All proceeds from the night profit the NYC Dance Alliance Basis Faculty Scholarship Program, which awards school scholarships to proficient youngsters.