Awards & Honors

c.1946
  • DONALDSON AWARD Billion Dollar Baby
1947
  • ANTOINETTE PERRY AWARD FOR BEST CHOREOGRAPHER High Button Shoes
  • DONALDSON AWARD High Button Shoes
1948
  • NEW YORK DRAMA CRITICS AWARD High Button Shoes
  • NY DRAMA CRITICS AWARD High Button Shoes
1950
  • DANCE MAGAZINE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT
1951
  • DONALDSON AWARD The King and I
1952
  • DONALDSON AWARD Two’s Company
1953
  • SYLVANIA AWARD Ford 50th Anniversary Show
1954
  • DONALDSON AWARD The Pajama Game
1955
  • EMMY AWARD FOR BEST CHOREOGRAPHER Peter Pan (televised)
1956
  • LOOK MAGAZINE AWARD Peter Pan (televised)
  • BOX OFFICE BLUE RIBBON AWARD King and I (film)
1957
  • DANCE MAGAZINE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT
1958
  • ANTOINETTE PERRY AWARD FOR BEST CHOREOGRAPHER West Side Story (musical)
1958
  • LONDON EVENING STANDARD DRAMA West Side Story (musical)
1959
  • CITY OF NEW YORK CITATION bestowed by Mayor Wagner Ballets: U.S.A.
  • THEATRE DES NATIONS AWARD named Best Choreographer
1961
  • ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS & SCIENCES AWARD (Oscar) Best Director – West Side Story (with Robert Wise) Honorary Award for Brilliant Achievements in the Art of Choreography on Film
  • LAUREL AWARD, WRITERS’ GUILD OF AMERICA WEST West Side Story (film)
  • SBI GOLD OWL AWARD – BEST CHOREOGRAPHY West Side Story (film)
  • SCREEN DIRECTORS GUILD AWARD West Side Story (Film)
1964
  • CHEVALIER DE L’ORDRE DES ARTS ET DES LETTRES
1965
  • ANTOINETTE PERRY AWARD Fiddler on the Roof (Best Director 1965) Fiddler on the Roof (Best Choreographer 1965)
  • DRAMA CRITICS AWARD Best Musical – Fiddler on the Roof
1967
  • BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY CREATIVE ARTS AWARD Theater
1971
  • CITY OF PARIS AWARD International Dance Festival, Best Ballet: Les Noces
1974
  • HONORARY DEGREE FROM OHIO UNIVERSITY
1976
  • HANDEL MEDALLION OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK
  • CAPEZIO DANCE AWARD
1979
  • AMERICA-ISRAEL ARTS, SCIENCES & HUMANITIES AWARD
  • THEATRE HALL OF FAME
1980
  • HONORARY DOCTORATE, CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK Graduate School and University Center of CUNY
1981
  • KENNEDY CENTER HONOREE John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington, D.C. December 6, 1981
  • INTERNATIONAL DANCE, FILM & VIDEOTAPE FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE Dedicated to Jerome Robbins Sponsored by the Dance Collection of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and the International Dance Council, Inc./UNESCO
1982
  • AMERICA-ISRAEL CULTURAL FOUNDATION’S KING SOLOMON Award for Artistic Achievement
1984
  • BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY CREATIVE ARTS AWARD Dance
1985
  • AMERICAN ACADEMY & INSTITUTE OF ARTS AND LETTERS Honorary Member
  • HONORARY DOCTORATE OF FINE ARTS, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
  • ASTAIRE AWARD Lifetime Achievement in Dance — Given by the Anglo-American Contemporary Dance Foundation
1988
  • HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN BALLET PRIZE Royal Danish Theatre
  • NATIONAL MEDAL OF ARTS AWARD National Endowment for the Arts
1989
  • ANTOINETTE PERRY AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR OF A MUSICAL Jerome Robbins’ Broadway
1990
  • COMMONWEALTH AWARD OF DISTINGUISHED SERVICE IN THE DRAMATIC ARTS Bank of Delaware
  • COMMANDEUR DE L’ORDRE DES ARTS ET DES LETTRES
1993
  • FELLOW OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS & SCIENCES Honorary Member
1993
  • Chevalier dans l’Ordre National de la Legion d’Honneur
1997
  • GOVERNOR’S ARTS AWARD