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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


Productions Date of Productions
A Chorus Line
[Musical, Drama, Revival]
  • Conceived by Michael Bennett
  • Originally directed by Michael Bennett
  • Originally choreographed by Michael Bennett
Oct 05, 2006 - Aug 17, 2008
Dreamgirls
[Musical, Revival]
  • Directed by Michael Bennett
  • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
  • Originally produced on Broadway by Michael Bennett
Jun 28, 1987 - Nov 29, 1987
Dreamgirls
[Musical, Original]
  • Directed by Michael Bennett
  • Produced by Michael Bennett
  • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
Dec 20, 1981 - Aug 11, 1985
Ballroom
[Musical, Original]
  • Directed by Michael Bennett
  • Produced by Michael Bennett
  • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
Dec 14, 1978 - Mar 24, 1979
A Chorus Line
[Musical, Drama, Original]
  • Directed by Michael Bennett
  • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
  • Conceived by Michael Bennett
Jul 25, 1975 - Apr 28, 1990
God's Favorite
[Play, Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by Michael Bennett
Dec 11, 1974 - Mar 23, 1975
Bette Midler
[Special, Concert, Original]
  • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
Dec 03, 1973 - Dec 23, 1973
Seesaw
[Musical, Romantic Comedy, Original]
  • Directed by Michael Bennett
  • Book by Michael Bennett
  • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
Mar 18, 1973 - Dec 08, 1973
Twigs
Emily
[Play, One Act, Original]
  • Directed by Michael Bennett
Celia
[Play, One Act, Original]
  • Directed by Michael Bennett
Dorothy
[Play, One Act, Original]
  • Directed by Michael Bennett
Ma
[Play, One Act, Original]
  • Directed by Michael Bennett
  • Production Assistant: Michael Bennett
Nov 14, 1971 - Jul 23, 1972
Follies
[Musical, Drama, Original]
  • Directed by Michael Bennett
  • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
Apr 04, 1971 - Jul 01, 1972
Company
[Musical, Drama, Original]
  • Musical Staging by Michael Bennett
Apr 26, 1970 - Jan 01, 1972
Coco
[Musical, Original]
  • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
Dec 18, 1969 - Oct 03, 1970
Promises, Promises
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
Dec 01, 1968 - Jan 01, 1972
Henry, Sweet Henry
[Musical, Original]
  • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
Oct 23, 1967 - Dec 31, 1967
A Joyful Noise
[Musical, Original]
  • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
Dec 15, 1966 - Dec 24, 1966
Bajour
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Michael Bennett [Dancer]
Nov 23, 1964 - Jun 12, 1965
Here's Love
[Musical, Original]
  • Performer: Michael Bennett [Dancer, Clerk]
Oct 03, 1963 - Jul 25, 1964
Nowhere to Go But Up
[Musical, Original]
  • Asst. to the Choreographer: Michael Bennett
Nov 10, 1962 - Nov 17, 1962
Subways Are for Sleeping
[Musical, Comedy, Original]
  • Performer: Michael Bennett [A Delivery Boy, Teenager, Dancer]
Dec 27, 1961 - Jun 23, 1962
1984 Drama Desk Award Special Award
nominee Michael 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
winnerDreamgirls [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
winnerBallroom [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
winnerBallroom [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
winnerA Chorus Line [winner]
Choreographed by Michael Bennett
1976 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Musical
winnerA Chorus Line [winner]
Directed by Michael Bennett
1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
winnerA Chorus Line [winner]
Choreographed by Michael Bennett; Conceived by Michael Bennett; Directed by Michael Bennett
1976 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Choreography
winnerA Chorus Line [winner]
Choreographed by Michael Bennett
1976 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Musical
winnerA 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
winnerSeesaw [winner]
Choreographed by Michael Bennett
1974 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Musical
 Seesaw [nominee]
Directed by Michael Bennett
1972 Tony Award® Best Choreography
winnerFollies [winner]
Choreographed by Michael Bennett
1972 Tony Award® Best Direction of a Musical
winnerFollies [winner]
Directed by Michael Bennett
1971 Tony Award® Best Choreography
 Company [nominee]
Musical Staging by Michael Bennett
1971 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Choreography
winnerFollies [winner]
Choreographed by Michael Bennett
1971 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director
winnerFollies [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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