Michael Bennett

Choreographer, Conception, Director

Mr Bennett choreographed Promises, Promises; Coco; Company; Follies (which he co-directed with Harold Prince) and Seesaw (which he also wrote and directed). In 1973 he made his debut as a dramatic director with Twigs, which starred Sada Thompson. A Chorus Line, which he conceived, choreographed and directed, won nine Tony Awards. In 1976 he and the other authors of A Chorus Line were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for drama. In 1979 he produced, directed and choreographed Ballroom, which was nominated for eight Tony Awards and won Mr. Bennett his sixth Tony. He won his seventh Tony Award for 1981’s Dreamgirls, and directed its acclaimed 1985 Broadway revival. The film adaptation of Dreamgirls was released in December 2006.