Fayard Nicholas

Performer, Choreographer
( b. Oct 20, 1914 Mobile, Alabama, USA - d. Jan 24, 2006 Toluca Lake, California, USA ) Male
Relations:Brother of Harold Nicholas
Fayard Nicholas was half of the show-stopping tap-dancing duo (along with younger brother Harold) that thrilled audiences during the 1930s and beyond. They tap-danced their way from vaudeville and Harlem's legendary Cotton Club to Broadway and Hollywood. Known for their airborne splits and acrobatics, the handsome, dapper duo is considered by many to be the greatest dance team ever to work in American movies.  

Broadway Production Credits

Black and Blue
Musical, Revue, Original
Jan 26, 1989 - Jan 20, 1991
Choreographed by Fayard Nicholas

Special, Original
Apr 23, 1974 - May 04, 1974
Performer: Nicholas Brothers

St. Louis Woman
Musical, Original
Mar 30, 1946 - Jul 06, 1946
Performer: Fayard Nicholas [Barney]

Babes in Arms
Musical, Comedy, Original
Apr 14, 1937 - Dec 18, 1937
Performer: Fayard Nicholas [Irving DeQuincy]
Performer: Nicholas Brothers [The Nubians]

Ziegfeld Follies of 1936
Musical, Revue, Original
Jan 30, 1936 - May 09, 1936
Performer: Nicholas Brothers [Performer]

Awards and Nominations

1989 Tony Award® Best Choreography

nomineeBlack and Blue [winner]
Choreographed by Fayard Nicholas

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