Glover is the 1996 Tony Award winner for his choreography in the Broadway smash hit Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring In ‘Da Funk. Mr. Glover also won the 1996 Drama Desk Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award, for choreography, two Obie Awards and two Fred Astaire Awards for his performance in Bring In ‘Da Noise, Bring In ‘Da Funk, as well as the 1996 Dance Magazine Choreographer of the Year Award. Mr. Glover made his Broadway debut, at age 12, starring in The Tap Dance Kid. Additional Broadway credits include Black and Blue and Jelly's Last Jam co-starring with Gregory Hines. Mr. Glover made his feature film debut, at age 13, in Tap with Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis Jr. On television, he was a series regular on Sesame Street for five seasons. Mr. Glover is featured on Kenny G's video Havanna, and in Puff Daddy and the Family's All About the Benjamins. He has written a photo-essay autobiography with Morrow Books. Mr. Glover executive produced and choreographed the ABC Special Savion Glover's Nu York. He starred in the Showtime movie The Wall. Mr. Glover choreographed the HBO movie The Rat Pack. In 1997, he created a dance company, NYOTs (Not Your Ordinary Tappers). Savion has performed in concert, with NYOTs, internationally and they are featured in the 1997 ABC opening to Monday Night Football which he also choreographed. Savion and NYOTs performed for President Clinton in "Savion Glover's Stomp, Slide and Swing: In Performances at the White House" for PBS. Most recently, Savion and NYOTs appeared in Savion Glover/Downtown: Live Communication at the Variety Arts Theater in New York City.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2000.
Savion Glover Facts
|November 19, 1973 (50)
|Newark, New Jersey, USA