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Ricky Martin, Hugh Jackman, Newsies Dancers and More Nominated for Astaire Awards

Ricky Martin, Hugh Jackman, Newsies Dancers and More Nominated for Astaire Awards
Ricky Martin in 'Evita'
'Newsies' receives eight Astaire Award nominations.

Nominations for the 30th Annual Fred and Estelle Astaire Awards, which recognize outstanding achievement in dance on Broadway, have been announced. Seven cast members from Newsies received nominations (including show stars Jeremy Jordan and Kara Lindsay), in addition to the musical's choreographer Christopher Gatelli. Also among the nominees are Nice Work If You Can Get It stars Kelli O'Hara and Matthew Broderick, Evita leads Elena Roger and Ricky Martin, Hugh Jackman and more. As previously announced Liza Minnelli will receive the Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award at the June 4 ceremony, which will take place at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. 

A full list of nominees follows:

Outstanding Female Dancer in a Broadway Musical
Elena Roger, Evita
Kara Lindsay, Newsies
Kelli O’HaraNice Work If You Can Get It
Patti Murin, Lysistrata Jones
Krystal Joy Brown, Leap of Faith
Jan Maxwell, Follies
Lisa Nicole Wilkerson, Porgy and Bess
Ashley Amber, Evita
Bahiyah Hibah, Evita

Outstanding Male Dancer in a Broadway Musical
Ricky Martin, Evita
Ryan Steele, Newsies
Jason Tam, Lysistrata Jones
Robert Hartwell, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Mathew Broderick, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Jeremy Jordan, Newsies
Leslie Odom, Jr., Leap of Faith
Thayne Jasperson, Newsies
Ryan Breslin, Newsies
Danny Burstein, Follies
Hugh Jackman, Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway
Ephraim Sykes, Newsies

Outstanding Choreographer of a Broadway Show
Sergio Trujillo, Leap of Faith
Kathleen Marshall, Nice Work If You Can Get It
Rob Ashford, Evita
Christopher Gattelli, Newsies
Steve Hoggett, Once
Ron Browm, Porgy & Bess

Outstanding Feature Film (Fictional)
The Artist
Musical Chairs
Damsels in Distress

Outstanding Feature Film (Documentary)
Joffrey: Mavericks of American Dance
First Position
Check Your Body at the Door
Never Stand Still

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