Christopher Gattelli: 2012 Tony Winner for Best Choreography
A 2008 Tony nominee for his work on South Pacific, Newsies' choreographer Christopher Gattelli finally took the prize for Best Choreography at the 2012 Tony Awards ceremony. His fusion of tap and ballet has his cast of newsboys leaping across the stage — in a way that's tailored to each individual dancer. Shortly after his win on June 10, Gattelli explained catering to the strengths of his dancers, the historically accurate props used in the show-stopping "Seize the Day" number and how the Disney show revitalized his creative powers. For a complete list of Tony winners, click here.