Legendary director Hal Prince and Tony winner Bebe Neuwirth are among the names who will serve as presenters at the 32nd annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards. The ceremony will take place on June 2 at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.
In addition to Prince and Neuwirth, presenters set to make appearances include Emmy winner Valerie Harper, Scandal star Joe Morton, Tony and Emmy nominee Sandy Duncan and Dancing with the Stars’ Maksim Chmerkovskiy. The Astaire Awards is the only awards show to honor excellence in dance and choreography on Broadway and in film and were first started in 1982 by the late Fred Astaire and the late Douglas Watt.
Among this year’s nominees are Neil Patrick Harris, James Monroe Iglehart, Andy Karl and Susan Stroman. Choreographer Pat Birch will receive the Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award, and dancer and instructor Luigi will take home the Outstanding Achievement in the Preservation of Musical Theatre Award.