Geoffrey Holder

Geoffrey Holder

Choreographer

Geoffrey Holder, a multi-talented stage and film artist who directed and designed the original Broadway production of The Wiz, an African-American musical retelling of "The Wizard of Oz," died Oct. 5, 2014, in Manhattan. He was 84.

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  • Born: Aug 1, 1930 in Port of Spain, Trinidad
  • Death: Oct 5, 2014 in New York, NY

Roles (13)

The Wiz Playbill - Opening Night, May 1984 The Wiz (1984)
Opened May 24, 1984
  • Director
  • Costume Design
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Timbuktu! Playbill - April 1978 Timbuktu! (1978)
Opened Mar 1, 1978
  • Director
  • Choreographer
  • Costume Design
  • Playbill Cover Illustration
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The Wiz Playbill - December 1974 The Wiz (1975)
Opened Jan 5, 1975
  • Director
  • Costume Design
The Wiz - December 1974
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Josephine Baker and Her Company Playbill - Feb 1964 Josephine Baker (1964)
Opened Feb 4, 1964
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Production Placeholder Waiting for Godot (1957)
Opened Jan 21, 1957
  • as Lucky (Original)
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House of Flowers Playbill - March 1955 House of Flowers (1954)
Opened Dec 30, 1954
  • as The Champion (Original)
  • Banda Dance Choreography
House of Flowers - April 25, 1955
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The Boys Choir of Harlem Playbill - Opening Night, Jan 1993 The Boys Choir of Harlem and Friends (1993)
Opened Jan 19, 1993
  • Staging
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Awards

Drama Desk Award
1978 Outstanding Choreography Timbuktu! Nominee
1978 Outstanding Costume Design Timbuktu! Nominee
1975 Outstanding Costume Design The Wiz Winner
1975 Outstanding Director of a Musical The Wiz Nominee
Tony Award
1978 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Timbuktu! Nominee
1975 Best Direction of a Musical The Wiz Winner
1975 Costume Design (Play or Musical) The Wiz Winner
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