Michael Bennett

Director, Producer, Performer, Choreographer, Writer, Conception, Production Crew, Assistant
( b. Apr 08, 1943 Buffalo, New York, USA - d. Jul 02, 1987 Tucson, Arizona, USA ) Male
Also known as:     Michael DiFiglia [Birthname]
Relations:Husband of Donna McKechnie (1976 - 1977) divorced

Broadway Production Credits

A Chorus Line
Musical, Drama, Revival
Oct 05, 2006 - Aug 17, 2008
Conceived by Michael Bennett
Originally directed by Michael Bennett
Originally choreographed by Michael Bennett

Dreamgirls
Musical, Revival
Jun 28, 1987 - Nov 29, 1987
Directed by Michael Bennett
Choreographed by Michael Bennett
Originally produced on Broadway by Michael Bennett

Dreamgirls
Musical, Original
Dec 20, 1981 - Aug 11, 1985
Directed by Michael Bennett
Produced by Michael Bennett
Choreographed by Michael Bennett

Ballroom
Musical, Original
Dec 14, 1978 - Mar 24, 1979
Directed by Michael Bennett
Produced by Michael Bennett
Choreographed by Michael Bennett

A Chorus Line
Musical, Drama, Original
Jul 25, 1975 - Apr 28, 1990
Directed by Michael Bennett
Choreographed by Michael Bennett
Conceived by Michael Bennett

God's Favorite
Play, Comedy, Original
Dec 11, 1974 - Mar 23, 1975
Directed by Michael Bennett

Bette Midler
Special, Concert, Original
Dec 03, 1973 - Dec 23, 1973
Choreographed by Michael Bennett

Seesaw
Musical, Romantic Comedy, Original
Mar 18, 1973 - Dec 08, 1973
Directed by Michael Bennett
Book by Michael Bennett
Choreographed by Michael Bennett

Twigs
Emily
Play, One Act, Original
Nov 14, 1971 - Jul 23, 1972
Directed by Michael Bennett
Celia
Play, One Act, Original
Nov 14, 1971 - Jul 23, 1972
Directed by Michael Bennett
Dorothy
Play, One Act, Original
Nov 14, 1971 - Jul 23, 1972
Directed by Michael Bennett
Ma
Play, One Act, Original
Nov 14, 1971 - Jul 23, 1972
Directed by Michael Bennett
Production Assistant: Michael Bennett

Follies
Musical, Drama, Original
Apr 04, 1971 - Jul 01, 1972
Directed by Michael Bennett
Choreographed by Michael Bennett

Company
Musical, Drama, Original
Apr 26, 1970 - Jan 01, 1972
Musical Staging by Michael Bennett

Coco
Musical, Original
Dec 18, 1969 - Oct 03, 1970
Choreographed by Michael Bennett

Promises, Promises
Musical, Comedy, Original
Dec 01, 1968 - Jan 01, 1972
Choreographed by Michael Bennett

Henry, Sweet Henry
Musical, Original
Oct 23, 1967 - Dec 31, 1967
Choreographed by Michael Bennett

A Joyful Noise
Musical, Original
Dec 15, 1966 - Dec 24, 1966
Choreographed by Michael Bennett

Bajour
Musical, Comedy, Original
Nov 23, 1964 - Jun 12, 1965
Performer: Michael Bennett [Dancer]

Here's Love
Musical, Original
Oct 03, 1963 - Jul 25, 1964
Performer: Michael Bennett [Dancer, Clerk]

Nowhere to Go But Up
Musical, Original
Nov 10, 1962 - Nov 17, 1962
Asst. to the Choreographer: Michael Bennett

Subways Are for Sleeping
Musical, Comedy, Original
Dec 27, 1961 - Jun 23, 1962
Performer: Michael Bennett [A Delivery Boy, Teenager, Dancer]

Awards and Nominations

1984 Drama Desk Award Special Award

nomineeMichael Bennett  (for the 3,389th performance of "A Chorus Line")  [recipient]

1983 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Play

Michael Bennett  (for "Third Street")  [nominee]

1982 Tony Award® Best Choreography

nomineeDreamgirls [winner]
Choreographed by Michael Bennett

1982 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Musical

Dreamgirls [nominee]
Directed by Michael Bennett

1982 Tony Award® Best Musical

Dreamgirls [nominee]
Produced by Michael Bennett

1982 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Musical

Dreamgirls [nominee]
Directed by Michael Bennett

1982 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Musical

Dreamgirls [nominee]
Produced by Michael Bennett

1979 Tony Award® Best Choreography

nomineeBallroom [winner]
Choreographed by Michael Bennett

1979 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Musical

Ballroom [nominee]
Directed by Michael Bennett

1979 Tony Award® Best Musical

Ballroom [nominee]
Produced by Michael Bennett

1979 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Choreography

nomineeBallroom [winner]
Choreographed by Michael Bennett

1979 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Musical

Ballroom [nominee]
Directed by Michael Bennett

1976 Tony Award® Best Choreography

nomineeA Chorus Line [winner]
Choreographed by Michael Bennett

1976 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Musical

nomineeA Chorus Line [winner]
Directed by Michael Bennett

1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama

nomineeA Chorus Line [winner]
Choreographed by Michael Bennett; Conceived by Michael Bennett; Directed by Michael Bennett

1976 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Choreography

nomineeA Chorus Line [winner]
Choreographed by Michael Bennett

1976 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Musical

nomineeA Chorus Line [winner]
Directed by Michael Bennett

1974 Tony Award® Best Book of a Musical

Seesaw [nominee]
Book by Michael Bennett

1974 Tony Award® Best Choreography

nomineeSeesaw [winner]
Choreographed by Michael Bennett

1974 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Musical

Seesaw [nominee]
Directed by Michael Bennett

1972 Tony Award® Best Choreography

nomineeFollies [winner]
Choreographed by Michael Bennett

1972 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Musical

nomineeFollies [winner]
Directed by Michael Bennett

1971 Tony Award® Best Choreography

Company [nominee]
Musical Staging by Michael Bennett

1971 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Choreography

nomineeFollies [winner]
Choreographed by Michael Bennett

1971 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director

nomineeFollies [winner]
Directed by Michael Bennett

1970 Tony Award® Best Choreography

Coco [nominee]
Choreographed by Michael Bennett

1969 Tony Award® Best Choreography

Promises, Promises [nominee]
Choreographed by Michael Bennett

1968 Tony Award® Best Choreography

Henry, Sweet Henry [nominee]
Choreographed by Michael Bennett

1967 Tony Award® Best Choreography

A Joyful Noise [nominee]
Choreographed by Michael Bennett

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