Touch dancer and choreographer who won a Tony Honor for Best Choreography for Generate ‘Da Noise, Generate ‘Da Funk in 1996. He was a dance prodigy who was simply explained by his instructor as ‘probably the best faucet dancer that ever resided’. He is a faucet instructor since he was 14 and produced the group Actual Tap Abilities. He wedded Nina Glover. His great grandfather Dick Lundy was a supervisor for a number of Negro League football groups. He was trained to faucet by faucet story Gregory Hines.
Awards Tony Award for Best Choreography, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Choreography, Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Choreographer, Obie Award for Special Citations
Nominations Tony Award for Best Lead Actor in a Musical, Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical, Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance
Movies Bojangles, Bamboozled, The Wall, Tap, Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem, Timeless: Live in Concert
Star Sign Scorpio
The cast of "Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California were awarded the 1998 Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Award for Ensemble Performance.
Beginning an 8-week, 35-city tour with his new live show, "Improvography II". [March 2005]
performing "Classical Savion" at the Irvine Barclay Theatre [November 2005]
Savion was trained in tap-dancing by Broadway, film and television actor/dancer, Michael Blevins, who was commissioned by Tony-winning choreographer, Danny Daniels, to prepare Savion for the title role in the Broadway production of "The Tap Dance Kid".
Won Broadway's 1996 Tony Award for Best Choreographer for the musical he starred in and co-created with George C. Wolfe called "Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk'; which also brought him a Best Actor (Musical) Tony nomination. Previously, in 1989, he has been nominated as Best Actor (Musical) for "Black and Blue," which, at the age of 15, made him one of the youngest males ever to be nominated for a Tony.
Before he got his first pair of tap shoes (red & white) from the Broadway show The Tap Dance Kid, he used to tap in cowboy boots.
He won a Tony Award for Best Choreography 2 June 1996 for the musical he starred in and co-created with George C. Wolfe called "Bring in Da Noise, Bring in Da Funk'; Wolfe received the Tony for Best Direction of a Musical.
He was 18 years old when he portrayed "Young Jelly" in the Broadway musical "Jelly's Last Jam" opposite Gregory Hines ("Jelly Roll Morton").