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Michael Bennett (XI) (1943–1987)

Michael Bennett was born on April 8, 1943 in Buffalo, New York, USA as Michael Bennett DiFiglia. He is known for his work on A Chorus Line (1985), Muppets Most Wanted (2014) and Block Party (2005). He was married to Donna McKechnie. He died on July 2, 1987 in Tucson, Arizona, USA. See full bio »


(age 44) in Tucson, Arizona, USA

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 1986 Great Performances (TV Series) (stage director - 1 episode)
- Follies in Concert (1986) ... (stage director)
 1985 A Chorus Line (choreographer: original stage production) / (stage director: original stage production)
 1968 What's So Bad About Feeling Good? (choreographer)
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 2014 Muppets Most Wanted ("A Chorus Line")
 2005 Block Party (Documentary) (writer: "Overnight Celebrity")
 1985 A Chorus Line ("A Chorus Line")
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 1964 Once Upon a Mattress (TV Movie)
Chorus (uncredited)
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 1985 A Chorus Line (concept: musical "A Chorus Line")
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 2008 Every Little Step (Documentary) (in loving memory of)
 2006 Dreamgirls (in memory of)
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 1984 The 38th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Presenter: Best Musical
 1982 The 36th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Winner: Best Choreography & Nominee: Best Musical / Best Direction of a Musical
 1979 The 33rd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Winner: Best Choreography & Nominee: Best Direction of a Musical
 1976 The 30th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Winner: Best Director of a Musical & Best Choreographer
 1974 The 28th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
 1972 The 26th Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
 1968 The 22nd Annual Tony Awards (TV Special)
 1966 Hullabaloo (TV Series)
- Episode #2.30 (1966) ... Dancer
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 2008 Every Little Step (Documentary)
Himself - Original Choreographer & Director
 2004 Broadway: The American Musical (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- Tradition: 1957-1979 (2004) ... Himself

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Stage Play: A Chorus Line. Musical/drama. Book by James Kirkwood Jr. and Nicholas Dante. Music by Marvin Hamlisch. Lyrics by Ed Kleban [earliest Broadway credit]. Music orchestrated by Billy Byers [credited as Bill Byers], Hershy Kay and Jonathan Tunick. Musical Director: Don Pippin. Vocal arrangements by Don Pippin. Conceived by Michael ... See more »

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As director, co-producer, co-author and co-Choreographer of "A Chorus Line" the show won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, the Tony Award (8), and the Pulitzer Prize. The show ran until April 28, 1990, running for 6,137 performances. See more »

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