‘Shuffle Along,’ Jane Krakowski Win 2016 Astaire Awards (FULL LIST)

Broadway musical “Shuffle Along” dominated the 2016 Astaire Awards, which honor choreography and dance performance on stage and on film. The show picked up trophies for male dancer (Phillip Attmore), outstanding ensemble and best choreography (Savion Glover, in a three-way tie).

Meanwhile, Jane Krakowski (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”) took the honor for female dancer for her Tony-nominated turn in “She Loves Me.” The award for film choreography went to Dave Scott for “High Strung,” which beat out contenders including “Hail, Caesar!” and “Pitch Perfect 2.”

The Astaires, which have been handed out annually since 1982, offered zero insight into the competitive Tony Awards category of best choreography. Tony contenders Andy Blankenbuehler (“Hamilton”), Segio Trujillo (“On Your Feet!”) and Glover all tied for the Astaire in the same category.

The Astaires were handed out in a May 16 ceremony at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Special achievement awards went to Judith Jamison (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater), Nigel Lythgoe (“So You Think You Can Dance”), Maurice Hines (“Tappin’ Through Life”) and Dr. Joan Fallon (founder and CEO or Curemark).

The full list of 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards winners follows:

BEST FEMALE DANCER

Jane KrakowskiShe Loves Me

BEST MALE DANCER

Phillip Attmore, Shuffle Along

BEST CHOREOGRAPHER (3-WAY TIE)

Andy Blankenbuehler, Hamilton

Savion Glover, Shuffle Along

Sergio Trujillo, On Your Feet

OUTSTANDING ENSEMBLE IN A BROADWAY SHOW

Shuffle Along 

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY IN FILM

Dave Scott, High Strung 

OUTSTANDING FEMALE DANCER OFF-BROADWAY

Rumi Oyama, Sayonara

OUTSTANDING MALE DANCER OFF-BROADWAY

Robert Creighton, Cagney

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY OFF-BROADWAY (TIE)

Connor Gallagher, The Robber Bridegroom

Paul McGill, The Legend Of Georgia McBride

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