Michael Kidd

Michael Kidd

Choreographer, Director, Performer, Producer

Michael Kidd, who won five Tony Awards as well as an Honorary Academy Award for his choreographic talents on Broadway and on screen, died Dec. 23, 2007, at his Los Angeles home, the New York Times reports. Mr. Kidd died from cancer, according to his nephew Robert Greenwald, who said his uncle was 92. Michael Kidd began his Broadway career as a performer in the late thirties/early forties in Filling Station, The Ballet Caravan, Billy the Kid, Interplay and Ballet Theatre. One of his early choreography credits was the original production of Finian's Rainbow, for which Mr. Kidd won a 1947 Tony Award, tying with Agnes de Mille (Brigadoon). He would go on to win four other Tony Awards — for his choreography for Guys and Dolls, Can-Can, Li'l Abner and Destry Rides Again.

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  • Also known as: Milton Greenwald
  • Born: Aug 12, 1915 in New York, New York
  • Death: Dec 23, 2007 in Los Angeles, California

Awards

Tony Award
1993 Direction of a Musical The Goodbye Girl Nominee
1971 Choreography The Rothschilds Nominee
1971 Direction of a Musical The Rothschilds Nominee
1966 Choreography Skyscraper Nominee
1962 Choreography Subways Are for Sleeping Nominee
1960 Choreography Destry Rides Again Winner
1960 Direction of a Musical Destry Rides Again Nominee
1957 Choreography Li'l Abner Winner
1954 Choreography Can-Can Winner
1951 Choreography Guys and Dolls Winner
1947 Choreography Finian's Rainbow Winner