Gender
Male
Born
Apr 08, 1943
Buffalo, New York, USA
Died
Jul 02, 1987
Tucson, Arizona, USA
Director Producer Performer Choreographer Writer Conception Production Crew Assistant
Also Known As
Michael DiFiglia [Birthname]
Relations
Husband of
Donna McKechnie (1976 - 1977) divorced
  • CREDITS
    A Chorus Line (Oct 05, 2006 - Aug 17, 2008)
    • Conceived by Michael Bennett
    • Originally directed by Michael Bennett
    • Originally choreographed by Michael Bennett
    MusicalDramaRevival
    Dreamgirls (Jun 28, 1987 - Nov 29, 1987)
    • Directed by Michael Bennett
    • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
    • Originally produced on Broadway by Michael Bennett
    MusicalRevival
    Dreamgirls (Dec 20, 1981 - Aug 11, 1985)
    • Produced by Michael Bennett
    • Directed by Michael Bennett
    • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
    MusicalOriginal
    Ballroom (Dec 14, 1978 - Mar 24, 1979)
    • Produced by Michael Bennett
    • Directed by Michael Bennett
    • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
    MusicalOriginal
    A Chorus Line (Jul 25, 1975 - Apr 28, 1990)
    • Directed by Michael Bennett
    • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
    • Conceived by Michael Bennett
    MusicalDramaOriginal
    God's Favorite (Dec 11, 1974 - Mar 23, 1975)
    • Directed by Michael Bennett
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Bette Midler (Dec 03, 1973 - Dec 23, 1973)
    • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
    SpecialConcertOriginal
    Seesaw (Mar 18, 1973 - Dec 08, 1973)
    • Directed by Michael Bennett
    • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
    • Book by Michael Bennett
    MusicalRomantic ComedyOriginal
    Twigs (Nov 14, 1971 - Jul 23, 1972)
    • Emily
    • Directed by Michael Bennett
    PlayOne ActOriginal
    • Celia
    • Directed by Michael Bennett
    PlayOne ActOriginal
    • Dorothy
    • Directed by Michael Bennett
    PlayOne ActOriginal
    • Ma
    • Directed by Michael Bennett
    • Production Assistant: Michael Bennett
    PlayOne ActOriginal
    Follies (Apr 04, 1971 - Jul 01, 1972)
    • Directed by Michael Bennett
    • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
    MusicalDramaOriginal
    Company (Apr 26, 1970 - Jan 01, 1972)
    • Musical Staging by Michael Bennett
    MusicalDramaOriginal
    Coco (Dec 18, 1969 - Oct 03, 1970)
    • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
    MusicalOriginal
    Promises, Promises (Dec 01, 1968 - Jan 01, 1972)
    • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Henry, Sweet Henry (Oct 23, 1967 - Dec 31, 1967)
    • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
    MusicalOriginal
    A Joyful Noise (Dec 15, 1966 - Dec 24, 1966)
    • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
    MusicalOriginal
    Bajour (Nov 23, 1964 - Jun 12, 1965)
    • Performer: Michael Bennett [Dancer]
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Here's Love (Oct 03, 1963 - Jul 25, 1964)
    • Performer: Michael Bennett [Dancer, Clerk]
    MusicalOriginal
    Nowhere to Go But Up (Nov 10, 1962 - Nov 17, 1962)
    • Asst. to the Choreographer: Michael Bennett
    MusicalOriginal
    Subways Are for Sleeping (Dec 27, 1961 - Jun 23, 1962)
    • Performer: Michael Bennett [A Delivery Boy, Teenager, Dancer]
    MusicalComedyOriginal
    Dreamgirls (Nov 01, 2009 - Dec 26, 2010)
    • Original Broadway Production Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett
    MusicalRevival
    A Chorus Line (May 04, 2008 - Jun 13, 2010)
    • Conceived and Originally Choreographed and Directed by Michael Bennett
    MusicalDramaRevival
    Dreamgirls (Sep 30, 1997 - May 03, 1998)
    • Original Broadway Production Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett
    MusicalRevival
    A Chorus Line (Sep 24, 1996 - Jun 22, 1997)
    • Conceived by Michael Bennett
    • Originally Directed by Michael Bennett
    • Originally Choreographed by Michael Bennett
    MusicalDramaRevival
    A Chorus Line (Oct 02, 1990 - May 09, 1993)
    • Original Production Conceived, Choreographed and Directed by Michael Bennett
    MusicalDramaRevival
    Dreamgirls (Oct 08, 1985 - Jun 14, 1987)
    • Produced by Michael Bennett
    • Directed by Michael Bennett
    • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
    • Originally Produced on Broadway by Michael Bennett
    MusicalRevival
    Dreamgirls (Mar 17, 1983 - Jul 15, 1984)
    • Produced by Michael Bennett
    • Directed by Michael Bennett
    • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
    MusicalOriginal
    A Chorus Line (May 06, 1976 - Aug 17, 1980)
    • Directed by Michael Bennett
    • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
    • Conceived by Michael Bennett
    MusicalDramaOriginal
    A Chorus Line (Apr 29, 1976 - May 29, 1983)
    • Directed by Michael Bennett
    • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
    • Conceived by Michael Bennett
    MusicalDramaOriginal
    Twigs (Sep 06, 1972 - Mar 18, 1973)
    • Directed by Michael Bennett
    PlayComedyOriginal
    Follies (Jul 03, 1972 - Oct 01, 1972)
    • Directed by Michael Bennett
    • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
    MusicalDramaOriginal
    Company (May 20, 1971 - May 20, 1972)
    • Musical Numbers Staged by Michael Bennett
    MusicalDramaOriginal
    Coco (Jan 11, 1971 - Jun 26, 1971)
    • Musical Numbers and Fashion Sequences Staged by Michael Bennett
    MusicalOriginal
  • AWARDS

    Tony Award®

    Best Choreography

    1982 | Winner  | Dreamgirls
    Choreographed by Michael Bennett
     

    Best Direction of a Musical

    1982 | Nominee  | Dreamgirls
    Directed by Michael Bennett
     

    Best Musical

    1982 | Nominee  | Dreamgirls
    Produced by Michael Bennett

    Best Choreography

    1979 | Winner  | Ballroom
    Choreographed by Michael Bennett
     

    Best Direction of a Musical

    1979 | Nominee  | Ballroom
    Directed by Michael Bennett
     

    Best Musical

    1979 | Nominee  | Ballroom
    Produced by Michael Bennett

    Best Choreography

    1976 | Winner  | A Chorus Line
    Choreographed by Michael Bennett

    Best Direction of a Musical

    1976 | Winner  | A Chorus Line
    Directed by Michael Bennett
     

    Best Book of a Musical

    1974 | Nominee  | Seesaw
    Book by Michael Bennett

    Best Choreography

    1974 | Winner  | Seesaw
    Choreographed by Michael Bennett
     

    Best Direction of a Musical

    1974 | Nominee  | Seesaw
    Directed by Michael Bennett

    Best Choreography

    1972 | Winner  | Follies
    Choreographed by Michael Bennett

    Best Direction of a Musical

    1972 | Winner  | Follies
    Directed by Michael Bennett
     

    Best Choreography

    1971 | Nominee  | Company
    Musical Staging by Michael Bennett
     

    Best Choreography

    1970 | Nominee  | Coco
    Choreographed by Michael Bennett
     

    Best Choreography

    1969 | Nominee  | Promises, Promises
    Choreographed by Michael Bennett
     

    Best Choreography

    1968 | Nominee  | Henry, Sweet Henry
    Choreographed by Michael Bennett
     

    Best Choreography

    1967 | Nominee  | A Joyful Noise
    Choreographed by Michael Bennett

    Pulitzer Prize

    for Drama

    1976 | Winner  | A Chorus Line
    Directed by Michael Bennett
    Choreographed by Michael Bennett
    Conceived by Michael Bennett

    Drama Desk Award

    Special Award

    1984 | Recipient
    Michael Bennett (for the 3,389th performance of "A Chorus Line")
     

    Outstanding Director of a Play

    1983 | Nominee
    Michael Bennett (for "Third Street")
     

    Outstanding Director of a Musical

    1982 | Nominee  | Dreamgirls
    Directed by Michael Bennett
     

    Outstanding Musical

    1982 | Nominee  | Dreamgirls
    Produced by Michael Bennett

    Outstanding Choreography

    1979 | Winner  | Ballroom
    Choreographed by Michael Bennett
     

    Outstanding Director of a Musical

    1979 | Nominee  | Ballroom
    Directed by Michael Bennett

    Outstanding Choreography

    1976 | Winner  | A Chorus Line
    Choreographed by Michael Bennett

    Outstanding Director of a Musical

    1976 | Winner  | A Chorus Line
    Directed by Michael Bennett

    Outstanding Choreography

    1971 | Winner  | Follies
    Choreographed by Michael Bennett

    Outstanding Director

    1971 | Winner  | Follies
    Directed by Michael Bennett
A Chorus Line (Oct 05, 2006 - Aug 17, 2008)
  • Conceived by Michael Bennett
  • Originally directed by Michael Bennett
  • Originally choreographed by Michael Bennett
MusicalDramaRevival
Dreamgirls (Jun 28, 1987 - Nov 29, 1987)
  • Directed by Michael Bennett
  • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
  • Originally produced on Broadway by Michael Bennett
MusicalRevival
Dreamgirls (Dec 20, 1981 - Aug 11, 1985)
  • Produced by Michael Bennett
  • Directed by Michael Bennett
  • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
MusicalOriginal
Ballroom (Dec 14, 1978 - Mar 24, 1979)
  • Produced by Michael Bennett
  • Directed by Michael Bennett
  • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
MusicalOriginal
A Chorus Line (Jul 25, 1975 - Apr 28, 1990)
  • Directed by Michael Bennett
  • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
  • Conceived by Michael Bennett
MusicalDramaOriginal
God's Favorite (Dec 11, 1974 - Mar 23, 1975)
  • Directed by Michael Bennett
PlayComedyOriginal
Bette Midler (Dec 03, 1973 - Dec 23, 1973)
  • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
SpecialConcertOriginal
Seesaw (Mar 18, 1973 - Dec 08, 1973)
  • Directed by Michael Bennett
  • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
  • Book by Michael Bennett
MusicalRomantic ComedyOriginal
Twigs (Nov 14, 1971 - Jul 23, 1972)
  • Emily
  • Directed by Michael Bennett
PlayOne ActOriginal
  • Celia
  • Directed by Michael Bennett
PlayOne ActOriginal
  • Dorothy
  • Directed by Michael Bennett
PlayOne ActOriginal
  • Ma
  • Directed by Michael Bennett
  • Production Assistant: Michael Bennett
PlayOne ActOriginal
Follies (Apr 04, 1971 - Jul 01, 1972)
  • Directed by Michael Bennett
  • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
MusicalDramaOriginal
Company (Apr 26, 1970 - Jan 01, 1972)
  • Musical Staging by Michael Bennett
MusicalDramaOriginal
Coco (Dec 18, 1969 - Oct 03, 1970)
  • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
MusicalOriginal
Promises, Promises (Dec 01, 1968 - Jan 01, 1972)
  • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
MusicalComedyOriginal
Henry, Sweet Henry (Oct 23, 1967 - Dec 31, 1967)
  • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
MusicalOriginal
A Joyful Noise (Dec 15, 1966 - Dec 24, 1966)
  • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
MusicalOriginal
Bajour (Nov 23, 1964 - Jun 12, 1965)
  • Performer: Michael Bennett [Dancer]
MusicalComedyOriginal
Here's Love (Oct 03, 1963 - Jul 25, 1964)
  • Performer: Michael Bennett [Dancer, Clerk]
MusicalOriginal
Nowhere to Go But Up (Nov 10, 1962 - Nov 17, 1962)
  • Asst. to the Choreographer: Michael Bennett
MusicalOriginal
Subways Are for Sleeping (Dec 27, 1961 - Jun 23, 1962)
  • Performer: Michael Bennett [A Delivery Boy, Teenager, Dancer]
MusicalComedyOriginal
Dreamgirls (Nov 01, 2009 - Dec 26, 2010)
  • Original Broadway Production Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett
MusicalRevival
A Chorus Line (May 04, 2008 - Jun 13, 2010)
  • Conceived and Originally Choreographed and Directed by Michael Bennett
MusicalDramaRevival
Dreamgirls (Sep 30, 1997 - May 03, 1998)
  • Original Broadway Production Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett
MusicalRevival
A Chorus Line (Sep 24, 1996 - Jun 22, 1997)
  • Conceived by Michael Bennett
  • Originally Directed by Michael Bennett
  • Originally Choreographed by Michael Bennett
MusicalDramaRevival
A Chorus Line (Oct 02, 1990 - May 09, 1993)
  • Original Production Conceived, Choreographed and Directed by Michael Bennett
MusicalDramaRevival
Dreamgirls (Oct 08, 1985 - Jun 14, 1987)
  • Produced by Michael Bennett
  • Directed by Michael Bennett
  • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
  • Originally Produced on Broadway by Michael Bennett
MusicalRevival
Dreamgirls (Mar 17, 1983 - Jul 15, 1984)
  • Produced by Michael Bennett
  • Directed by Michael Bennett
  • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
MusicalOriginal
A Chorus Line (May 06, 1976 - Aug 17, 1980)
  • Directed by Michael Bennett
  • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
  • Conceived by Michael Bennett
MusicalDramaOriginal
A Chorus Line (Apr 29, 1976 - May 29, 1983)
  • Directed by Michael Bennett
  • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
  • Conceived by Michael Bennett
MusicalDramaOriginal
Twigs (Sep 06, 1972 - Mar 18, 1973)
  • Directed by Michael Bennett
PlayComedyOriginal
Follies (Jul 03, 1972 - Oct 01, 1972)
  • Directed by Michael Bennett
  • Choreographed by Michael Bennett
MusicalDramaOriginal
Company (May 20, 1971 - May 20, 1972)
  • Musical Numbers Staged by Michael Bennett
MusicalDramaOriginal
Coco (Jan 11, 1971 - Jun 26, 1971)
  • Musical Numbers and Fashion Sequences Staged by Michael Bennett
MusicalOriginal

Tony Award®

Best Choreography

1982 | Winner  | Dreamgirls
Choreographed by Michael Bennett
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1982 | Nominee  | Dreamgirls
Directed by Michael Bennett
 

Best Musical

1982 | Nominee  | Dreamgirls
Produced by Michael Bennett

Best Choreography

1979 | Winner  | Ballroom
Choreographed by Michael Bennett
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1979 | Nominee  | Ballroom
Directed by Michael Bennett
 

Best Musical

1979 | Nominee  | Ballroom
Produced by Michael Bennett

Best Choreography

1976 | Winner  | A Chorus Line
Choreographed by Michael Bennett

Best Direction of a Musical

1976 | Winner  | A Chorus Line
Directed by Michael Bennett
 

Best Book of a Musical

1974 | Nominee  | Seesaw
Book by Michael Bennett

Best Choreography

1974 | Winner  | Seesaw
Choreographed by Michael Bennett
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1974 | Nominee  | Seesaw
Directed by Michael Bennett

Best Choreography

1972 | Winner  | Follies
Choreographed by Michael Bennett

Best Direction of a Musical

1972 | Winner  | Follies
Directed by Michael Bennett
 

Best Choreography

1971 | Nominee  | Company
Musical Staging by Michael Bennett
 

Best Choreography

1970 | Nominee  | Coco
Choreographed by Michael Bennett
 

Best Choreography

1969 | Nominee  | Promises, Promises
Choreographed by Michael Bennett
 

Best Choreography

1968 | Nominee  | Henry, Sweet Henry
Choreographed by Michael Bennett
 

Best Choreography

1967 | Nominee  | A Joyful Noise
Choreographed by Michael Bennett

Pulitzer Prize

for Drama

1976 | Winner  | A Chorus Line
Directed by Michael Bennett
Choreographed by Michael Bennett
Conceived by Michael Bennett

Drama Desk Award

Special Award

1984 | Recipient
Michael Bennett (for the 3,389th performance of "A Chorus Line")
 

Outstanding Director of a Play

1983 | Nominee
Michael Bennett (for "Third Street")
 

Outstanding Director of a Musical

1982 | Nominee  | Dreamgirls
Directed by Michael Bennett
 

Outstanding Musical

1982 | Nominee  | Dreamgirls
Produced by Michael Bennett

Outstanding Choreography

1979 | Winner  | Ballroom
Choreographed by Michael Bennett
 

Outstanding Director of a Musical

1979 | Nominee  | Ballroom
Directed by Michael Bennett

Outstanding Choreography

1976 | Winner  | A Chorus Line
Choreographed by Michael Bennett

Outstanding Director of a Musical

1976 | Winner  | A Chorus Line
Directed by Michael Bennett

Outstanding Choreography

1971 | Winner  | Follies
Choreographed by Michael Bennett

Outstanding Director

1971 | Winner  | Follies
Directed by Michael Bennett

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