Savion Glover Biography (1973-)

Born November 19, 1973, in Newark, NJ; son of Yvette Glover (a performer andmanager). Addresses: Agent: William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr.,Beverly Hills, CA 90212.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, dancer, choreographer
Birth Details
November 19, 1973
Newark, New Jersey, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Appearances
  • (Broadway debut) Title character, The Tap Dance Kid, 1984
  • Black and Blue, Minskoff Theatre, New York City, 1989-1991
  • Young Jelly, Jelly's Last Jam, Virginia Theatre, New York City, 1992-1993
  • Bring in da Noise, Bring in da Funk, Ambassador Theatre, New YorkCity, 1996-1997
  • Savion Glover: Downtown, Variety Arts Theatre, New York City, 1998
  • Keep Bangin', Players Theatre, New York City, 1999
  • Foot Notes, Wilshire Theatre, Los Angeles, 2001
  • Savion Glover with TiDii the Egg, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY,2002
  • Major Tours
  • Bring in da Noise, Bring in da Funk, U.S. cities, beginning 2002,later international cities
  • Also toured U.S. cities in Jelly's Last Jam.
  • Stage Work
  • Choreographer, Bring in da Noise, Bring in da Funk, Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 1996-1997
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Savion, Sesame Street (also known as Les amis de Sesame, Canadian Sesame Street, The New Sesame Street, Open Sesame, and Sesame Park), PBS, 1990-1995
  • Movies
  • Bracey Mitchell, The Wall, Showtime, 1998
  • Newcomer, Bojangles, Showtime, 2001
  • Specials
  • Tap Dance in America (also known as Gregory Hines' Tap Dance inAmerica), PBS, 1989
  • The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, CBS, 1991
  • Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, NBC, 1992
  • Jammin': Jelly Roll Morton on Broadway (documentary), PBS, 1992
  • Savion, Sesame Street Stays Up Late! (also known as Sesame Street Stays Up Late! A Monster New Year's Eve Party), PBS, 1993
  • Sesame Street's All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever!,ABC, 1994
  • In a New Light `94, ABC, 1994
  • The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, CBS, 1995
  • Vanessa Williams & Friends: Christmas in New York, ABC, 1996
  • It Just Takes One, USA, 1997
  • 53rd Presidential Inaugural Gala, CBS, 1997
  • Stomp, Slide and Swing with Savion Glover, PBS, 1998
  • Host, Savion Glover's Nu York, ABC, 1998
  • Quincy Jones--The First 50 Years, ABC, 1998
  • The New Jersey Performing Arts Center Opening Night Gala, PBS, 1998
  • Host, In Performance at the White House, 1998
  • Disney's Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra in Concert, Disney Channel, 1999
  • Voice of toy dancer, The Steadfast Tin Soldier: An Animated Special from the "Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child" Series (animated), HBO, 2000
  • Brother Time, Barbra Streisand--Timeless, Fox, 2001
  • (Closing ceremony) 2002 Olympic Winter Games, NBC, 2002
  • AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Tom Hanks, USA, 2002
  • Awards Presentations
  • The 61st Annual Academy Awards Presentation, ABC, 1989
  • 16th Annual Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame, syndicated, 1989
  • Presenter, Broadway `97: Launching the Tonys, PBS, 1997
  • The 51st Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1997
  • 39th Grammy Awards, CBS, 1997
  • The 13th Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards, syndicated, 1998
  • 12th Annual Soul Train Music Awards, syndicated, 1998
  • 30th NAACP Image Awards, Fox, 1999
  • The 32nd NAACP Image Awards, Fox, 2001
  • Pilots
  • Shangri-La Plaza, CBS, 1990
  • Episodic
  • Super Dave, 1987
  • Sin City Spectacular (also known as Penn & Teller's Sin City Spectacular), FX, 1998
  • "Taps for Royal," The Jamie Foxx Show, The WB, 1999
  • (Uncredited) Saturday Night Live, NBC, 1999
  • America!, Odyssey, 2000
  • Bartholomew, Cedric the Entertainer Presents, Fox, 2003
  • Television Work
  • Movies
  • Choreographer, The Rat Pack, HBO, 1998
  • Specials
  • Executive producer and choreographer, Savion Glover's Nu York, ABC, 1998
  • Choreographer, Barbara Streisand--Timeless, Fox, 2001
  • Film Appearances
  • Audition artist, Driving Me Crazy, First Run, 1988
  • Louis, Tap, TriStar, 1989
  • Manray/Mantan, Bamboozled, New Line, 2000
  • The Making of "Bamboozled," 2001
  • Film Work
  • Choreographer, Bamboozled, New Line, 2000
  • RECORDINGS
  • Music Videos
  • Brother Time, Timeless: Live in Concert, 2001
  • Also appeared in the music video "Havana" by Kenny G. And "All about theBenjamins" by Puff Daddy and the Family.
  • Albums
  • Black and Blue (original cast recording), DRG, 1989
  • Jelly's Last Jam (original cast recording), Mercury, 1992
  • Hot Jaz for Cool Yule, Pacific Vista Productions, 1995
  • Bring in da Noise, Bring in da Funk (original cast recording), RCAVictor, 1996
  • WRITINGS
  • Television Music
  • Specials
  • Savion Glover's Nu York, ABC, 1998
  • Other
  • (With Bruce Weber) Savion! My Life in Tap, HarperCollins, 2000

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Black Biography, Volume 14, Gale, 1997
    • Newsmakers, Issue 4, Gale, 1997
    Periodicals
    • Dance Magazine, November, 1994; April, 1996
    • TV Guide, May 23, 1998, p. 6

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