Jackman Wins Astaire Dancing Award
NEW YORK – They may not be known for their dancing, but Hugh Jackman (search) and Donna Murphy (search) have all the right moves.
Jackman, who plays Australian entertainer Peter Allen in "The Boy From Oz," and Murphy, star of "Wonderful Town," have won the 2004 TDF-Astaire Awards as the best male and female dancers on Broadway, it was announced Tuesday.
Kathleen Marshall, who directed and choreographed "Wonderful Town," was named best choreographer.
The prizes are given each year by the Theatre Development Fund and Robyn Smith Astaire, widow of the legendary dancer Fred Astaire. The awards will be presented at a ceremony later this month.
A panel of dance and theater critics chose the winners.
Among previous winners are dancers Chita Rivera, Gregory Hines, Bebe Neuwirth, Savion Glover, Charles "Honi" Coles, Charlotte d'Amboise, Ann Reinking, Ann Miller and Donna McKechnie.