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Savion Glover

Biography

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.

Quick Facts


Full Name Savion Glover
Date Of Birth November 19, 1973
Place Of Birth Newark, NJ
Profession Dancer
Education Newark Arts High School
Nationality American
Spouse Nina Glover
Children Chaney Glover
Parents Yvette Glover
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

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#Fact
1 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.
2 Beginning an 8-week, 35-city tour with his new live show, "Improvography II". [March 2005]
3 performing "Classical Savion" at the Irvine Barclay Theatre [November 2005]
4 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".
5 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.
6 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.
7 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.
8 He was 18 years old when he portrayed "Young Jelly" in the Broadway musical "Jelly's Last Jam" opposite Gregory Hines ("Jelly Roll Morton").
9 In 1991, he received the Martin Luther King Outstanding Youth Award.
10 He was one of the youngest males to be nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in "Black and Blue".
11 Made his Broadway debut as the title character in "The Tap Dance Kid" when he was 12 years old.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cedric the Entertainer Presents 2003 TV Series Bartholomew
Bojangles 2001 TV Movie Newcomer
Bamboozled 2000 Manray Mantan
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child 2000 TV Series Dancer
The Jamie Foxx Show 1999 TV Series Nile
Sin City Spectacular 1998 TV Series
The Wall 1998 TV Movie Bracey Mitchell
Sesame Street 1989-1998 TV Series Savion
Sesame Street Jam: A Musical Celebration 1993 TV Movie Savion
Shangri-La Plaza 1990 TV Movie Chili
Tap 1989 Louis Simms

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Happy Feet Two 2011 choreography: Mumble
Happy Feet 2006 choreographer: Mumble / motion capture principal performer
Bamboozled 2000 choreographer
The Jamie Foxx Show 1999 TV Series choreographer - 1 episode
The Rat Pack 1998 TV Movie choreographer
Savion Glover's Nu York 1998 TV Movie choreographer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 50th Annual Tony Awards 1996 TV Special performer: "Taxi"
The 61st Annual Academy Awards 1989 TV Special performer: "I Wanna Be an Oscar Winner"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Savion Glover's Nu York 1998 TV Movie

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Savion Glover's Nu York 1998 TV Movie executive producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Maya & Marty 2016 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2016 TV Series Himself
Unsung Hollywood 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Tavis Smiley 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Culture Show 2014 TV Series documentary
Good Day L.A. 2013 TV Series Himself
The Colbert Report 2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Wonder Kids 2008 Documentary
Dancing with the Stars 2007 TV Series Himself - Special Dance Performer
Newport Jazz Festival 2006 TV Movie Himself
Def Poetry 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2005 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Quincy Jones 2005 TV Movie Himself
Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
2004 Trumpet Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
Michael Jackson: The One 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon 1998-2003 TV Series Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Tom Hanks 2002 TV Special Himself
The 56th Annual Tony Awards 2002 TV Special Himself - Performer & Presenter: Best Orchestrations
The 16th Annual Soul Train Music Awards 2002 TV Special Himself
The Making of 'Bamboozled' 2001 Video documentary
Timeless: Live in Concert 2001 TV Special documentary Brother Time
Saturday Night Live 1999 TV Series Himself
30th NAACP Image Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
Super Bowl XXXIII 1999 TV Special Himself - Halftime Performer
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996-1998 TV Series Himself
In Performance at the White House 1998 TV Special Host
Quincy Jones... The First 50 Years 1998 TV Movie documentary Himself
Great Performances 1989-1998 TV Series Himself
Savion Glover's Nu York 1998 TV Movie Himself
The 51st Annual Tony Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Choreography
Late Show with David Letterman 1997 TV Series Himself
The 39th Annual Grammy Awards 1997 TV Special Himself
Showbiz Today 1996-1997 TV Series Himself
The 53rd Presidential Inaugural Gala: An American Journey 1997 TV Special Himself - Performer: 'Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk'
Vanessa Williams & Friends: Christmas in New York 1996 TV Movie Himself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1996 TV Movie Himself
The 50th Annual Tony Awards 1996 TV Special Himself - Performer, Nominee: Best Leading Actor in a Musical & Winner: Best Choreography
Charlie Rose 1996 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts 1995 TV Special Himself
In a New Light '94 1994 TV Special Himself
All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! 1994 TV Special Savion
Sesame Street Stays Up Late! 1993 TV Special Savion
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 1992 TV Movie Himself
Square One Television 1990 TV Series Himself
Ebony/Jet Showcase 1989 TV Series Himself
The 43rd Annual Tony Awards 1989 TV Special Himself - Performer & Nominee: Best Featured Actor in a Musical
The 61st Annual Academy Awards 1989 TV Special Himself - Performer (Break-Out Super Stars of Tomorrow Musical Number)
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Himself
The All New Mickey Mouse Club 1989 TV Series Himself
Driving Me Crazy 1988 Documentary Himself - Audition Artist

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sesame Street Presents: The Street We Live On 2004 TV Movie Savion (uncredited)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1994 Young Artist Award Young Artist Awards Outstanding Youth Host in a TV Magazine, News or Variety Show Sesame Street (1969)


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#Quote
1 My style is young. Funk. I feel like it's one of my responsibilities to keep the dance alive, to keep it out there, to keep the style.


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