BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Emmy® and Tony® Award-winning choreographer Rob Ashford has been tapped to provide musical staging and choreography for the 85th Academy Awards telecast, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today.

Ashford’s work has been seen on “The Kennedy Center Honors” and “The Tony® Awards,” and in 2009, he won an Emmy for his work on the 81st Academy Awards show. He has been nominated for eight Tony Awards and won for Best Choreography in 2002 for Thoroughly Modern Millie. Ashford’s other Broadway choreography credits include The Wedding Singer, Curtains, Cry-Baby and Evita. Currently, Ashford is directing a revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof starring Scarlett Johansson.

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