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


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Cedric the Entertainer Presents2003TV SeriesBartholomew
Bojangles2001TV MovieNewcomer
Bamboozled2000Manray Mantan
Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child2000TV SeriesDancer
The Jamie Foxx Show1999TV SeriesNile
Sin City Spectacular1998TV Series
The Wall1998TV MovieBracey Mitchell
Sesame Street1989-1998TV SeriesSavion
Sesame Street Jam: A Musical Celebration1993TV MovieSavion
Shangri-La Plaza1990TV MovieChili
Tap1989Louis Simms

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Happy Feet Two2011choreography: Mumble
Happy Feet2006choreographer: Mumble / motion capture principal performer
Bamboozled2000choreographer
The Jamie Foxx Show1999TV Series choreographer - 1 episode
The Rat Pack1998TV Movie choreographer
Savion Glover's Nu York1998TV Movie choreographer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The 50th Annual Tony Awards1996TV Special performer: "Taxi"
The 61st Annual Academy Awards1989TV Special performer: "I Wanna Be an Oscar Winner"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Savion Glover's Nu York1998TV Movie

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Savion Glover's Nu York1998TV Movie executive producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Maya & Marty2016TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers2016TV SeriesHimself
Unsung Hollywood2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Tavis Smiley2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Culture Show2014TV Series documentary
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself
The Colbert Report2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Wonder Kids2008Documentary
Dancing with the Stars2007TV SeriesHimself - Special Dance Performer
Newport Jazz Festival2006TV MovieHimself
Def Poetry2005TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2005TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Quincy Jones2005TV MovieHimself
Apollo at 70: A Hot Night in Harlem2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
2004 Trumpet Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Michael Jackson: The One2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Jerry Lewis MDA Labor Day Telethon1998-2003TV SeriesHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Tom Hanks2002TV SpecialHimself
The 56th Annual Tony Awards2002TV SpecialHimself - Performer & Presenter: Best Orchestrations
The 16th Annual Soul Train Music Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
The Making of 'Bamboozled'2001Video documentary
Timeless: Live in Concert2001TV Special documentaryBrother Time
Saturday Night Live1999TV SeriesHimself
30th NAACP Image Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
Super Bowl XXXIII1999TV SpecialHimself - Halftime Performer
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996-1998TV SeriesHimself
In Performance at the White House1998TV SpecialHost
Quincy Jones... The First 50 Years1998TV Movie documentaryHimself
Great Performances1989-1998TV SeriesHimself
Savion Glover's Nu York1998TV MovieHimself
The 51st Annual Tony Awards1997TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Choreography
Late Show with David Letterman1997TV SeriesHimself
The 39th Annual Grammy Awards1997TV SpecialHimself
Showbiz Today1996-1997TV SeriesHimself
The 53rd Presidential Inaugural Gala: An American Journey1997TV SpecialHimself - Performer: 'Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk'
Vanessa Williams & Friends: Christmas in New York1996TV MovieHimself
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1996TV MovieHimself
The 50th Annual Tony Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Performer, Nominee: Best Leading Actor in a Musical & Winner: Best Choreography
Charlie Rose1996TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts1995TV SpecialHimself
In a New Light '941994TV SpecialHimself
All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever!1994TV SpecialSavion
Sesame Street Stays Up Late!1993TV SpecialSavion
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1992TV MovieHimself
Square One Television1990TV SeriesHimself
Ebony/Jet Showcase1989TV SeriesHimself
The 43rd Annual Tony Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Performer & Nominee: Best Featured Actor in a Musical
The 61st Annual Academy Awards1989TV SpecialHimself - Performer (Break-Out Super Stars of Tomorrow Musical Number)
The Arsenio Hall Show1989TV SeriesHimself
The All New Mickey Mouse Club1989TV SeriesHimself
Driving Me Crazy1988DocumentaryHimself - Audition Artist

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sesame Street Presents: The Street We Live On2004TV MovieSavion (uncredited)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1994Young Artist AwardYoung Artist AwardsOutstanding Youth Host in a TV Magazine, News or Variety ShowSesame Street (1969)


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#Quote
1My 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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