Award-winning choreographer Rob Ashford will be staging and choreographing the next Academy Awards telecast, the show's 85th annual celebration of the best achievements in film.
Ashford is no stranger to the Oscars, actually winning an Emmy in 2009 for his work on the 81st Academy Awards telecast. His work has also been seen on "The Kennedy Center Honors" and "The TonyŽ Awards," for which he has been nominated eight times (he won for Best Choreography in 2002 for Thoroughly Modern Millie). His other credits for Broadway choreography include such productions as Curtains, Cry-Baby and Evita. Currently, Ashford is directing the new revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof starring Scarlett Johansson.
Find out more about Ashford and the upcoming Academy Awards nominations and telecast here.
Photo of Rob Ashford: Courtesy of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences