Donald McKayle

Donald McKayle


Donald McKayle, the first African-American to choreograph and direct a Broadway musical, died April 6 at the age of 87 in Irvine, California, according to The New York Times.

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  • Also known as: Don McKayle
  • Born: Jul 6, 1930 in New York, NY
  • Death: Apr 6, 2018 in Irvine, CA


Outer Critics Circle
1981 Outstanding Choreography Sophisticated Ladies Winner
Tony Award
1981 Best Choreography Sophisticated Ladies Nominee
1975 Best Choreography Doctor Jazz Nominee
1974 Best Choreography Raisin Nominee
1974 Best Direction of a Musical Raisin Nominee
1965 Best Choreography Golden Boy Nominee