Savion Glover (right, with Jim Cullum) is one of the youngest men to be nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in Black and Blue. He made his Broadway debut as the title character in The Tap Dance Kid at the age of 12. He appeared on Broadway opposite Gregory Hines in Jelly’s Last Jam and toured with that show. In 1988, Savion co-starred in the film Tap with Mr. Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr. On television he has appeared in Dance in America: Tap! with Mr. Hines and Tommy Tune for PBS and Nickelodeon, The Academy Awards, Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame and is currently a series regular on Sesame Street. He has also danced in a tribute to the Nicholas Brothers on The Kennedy Center Honors for CBS.
In 1996, Savion won the Tony Award for his dancing and choreography of the Broadway smash-hit, Bring In Da Noize, Bring In Da Funk. The show had a successful international tour in 2002. Savion has danced on concert stages throughout the world, including the Moulin Rouge, Lincoln Center, and Carnegie Hall. He choreographed a work for the Washington Society for the Performing Arts in association with the NEA and has received an Endowment Grant for Choreography, making him the youngest person in NEA history to receive this honor.
Additional Broadway credits include Black and Blue. He appeared in an ABC TV special, Savion Glover’s Nu York. Other film credits include Bamboozled. In 1997, he created a dance company, NYOTs (Not Your Ordinary Tappers), with which he performed on the 1997 ABC opening to Monday Night Football and on a PBS special at the White House, Savion Glover’s Stomp, Slide and Swing: In Performance.