Ashford to choreograph Oscars

Theater vet won Emmy for 81st Academy Awards

Rob Ashford is reuniting with Oscar exec producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to provide musical staging and choreography for the 85th Academy Awards.

“Rob successfully directed and choreographed both of our recent Broadway revivals, ‘Promises, Promises’ and ‘How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying,'” Zadan and Meron said in a statement. “Not only is he uniquely gifted, but we’ve developed a working shorthand. We are excited to collaborate with him on the Oscars, where we will be utilizing all his talents.”

Ashford won an Emmy for his work on the 81st Academy Awards. He has also been nominated for eight Tony Awards and won for choreography in 2002 for “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”

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