Chita Rivera Awards Set 2024 Date at NYU Skirball | Playbill

Awards Chita Rivera Awards Set 2024 Date at NYU Skirball

The yearly awards honor dance and choreographic excellence.

Chita Rivera

This year's Chita Rivera Awards will be held May 20 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, with nominees to be announced April 26.

The awards celebrate dance and recognize choreographic excellence and achievement in honor of their namesake, Tony winner Chita Rivera, who has originated some of Broadway's best-known roles, such as Anita in West Side Story and Velma in Chicago.

Broadway and film categories each have a separate nominating committee that oversees the nominations. As at last year's awards, Off-Broadway categories will have winners chosen by the awarding committee, with no nominees announced.

The event is being produced by Joe Lanteri, founder and executive director of the New York City Dance Alliance Foundation, in association with Patricia Watt. It will benefit 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 represented in 42 of the most prestigious college dance programs in the country.

This year's awarding committee, chaired by Sylviane Gold, comprises Gary Chryst, Robert LaFosse, Donna McKechnie, Wendy Perron, Lee Roy Reams, and Desmond Richardson. The Broadway nominating committee includes Wendy Federman (chair), 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, Desmond Richardson, Andy Sandberg, and Randy Skinner. The film nominating committee comprises Jonathan C. Herzog (chair), Steven Caras, Wilhelmina Frankfurt, Mary Beth O’Connor, and Andy Sandberg.


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