Gender
Male
Born
Apr 08, 1943
Died
Jul 02, 1987
Director Producer Performer Choreographer Writer Conception Production Crew Assistant
Also Known As
Michael Bennett
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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