Gregory Hines

Gregory Hines

Performer

Tap-dancing actor-singer Gregory Hines, recognized as part of a rich tradition of African-American tap masters, died Aug. 9, 2003, of cancer, his publicist said. Mr. Hines, who, with his brother Maurice, appeared as an act for several years (including in the musical, Eubie!) before they took separate performance jobs, won the 1992 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical for Jelly's Last Jam, for which he was also nominated for a Best Choreography. He played the title character.

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  • Born: Feb 14, 1946 in New York, NY, USA
  • Death: Aug 9, 2003 in Los Angeles, CA, USA

Awards

Drama Desk Award
1992 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Jelly's Last Jam Winner
1992 Outstanding Choreography Jelly's Last Jam Nominee
1992 Outstanding Choreography Jelly's Last Jam Nominee
Outer Critics Circle
1993 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Jelly's Last Jam Nominee
1993 Outstanding Choreography Jelly's Last Jam Winner
1979 Special Award Eubie! Winner
Theatre World
1979 Theatre World Award Eubie! Winner
Tony Award
1992 Actor in a Musical Jelly's Last Jam Winner
1992 Choreography Jelly's Last Jam Nominee
1981 Actor in a Musical Sophisticated Ladies Nominee
1980 Actor in a Musical Comin' Uptown Nominee
1979 Featured Actor in a Musical Eubie! Nominee