Michael Kidd (Choreographer) | Playbill

Michael Kidd

Choreographer

In addition to his stage success, Mr. Kidd also enjoyed a Hollywood career. He staged dances and musical numbers for "The Band Wagon," "Knock on Wood," "Guys and Dolls," "Li'l Abner," "Star!" and "Movie Movie" and is credited with choreographing "Where's Charley?," "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," "Merry Andrew" and "Hello, Dolly!" Mr. Kidd also appeared in a handful of films: "Happy Days Are Here Again," "It's Always Fair Weather," "Smile," "Movie Movie" and "Skin Deep." He and Peter Anastos were Emmy-nominated for their choreography for the 1982 TV special "Baryshnikov in Hollywood."

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  • Also Known As: Milton Greenwald
  • Born: Aug 11, 1915 in New York, New York
  • Death: Dec 22, 2007 in Los Angeles, California

Roles (38)

The Goodbye Girl Playbill - Color, March 1993 The Goodbye Girl
Opened March 04, 1993
  • Director
The Music Man Playbill - June 1980 The Music Man
Opened June 05, 1980
  • Director
  • Choreographer
The Music Man Playbill - June 1980
The American Dance Machine Playbill - June 1978 The American Dance Machine
Opened June 14, 1978
  • Featuring choreography from Destry Rides Again and Can Can
Cyrano Playbill - May 1973 Cyrano
Opened May 13, 1973
  • Director
  • Choreographer
The Rothschilds Playbill - Oct 1970 The Rothschilds
Opened October 19, 1970
  • Director
  • Choreographer
Skyscraper Playbill - Nov 1965 Skyscraper
Opened November 13, 1965
  • Choreographer
Ben Franklin in Paris Playbill - Dec 1964 Ben Franklin in Paris
Opened October 27, 1964
  • Director
  • Choreographer
Here's Love Playbill - Dec 1963 Here's Love
Opened October 03, 1963
  • Choreographer
Subways Are for Sleeping Playbill - Feb 1962 Subways Are for Sleeping
Opened December 27, 1961
  • Director
  • Choreographer
Wildcat Playbill - Jan 1961 Wildcat
Opened December 16, 1960
  • Director
  • Choreographer
  • Producer
Destry Rides Again Playbill - Aug 1959 Destry Rides Again
Opened April 23, 1959
  • Director
  • Choreographer
Li'l Abner Playbill - Feb 1957 Li'l Abner
Opened November 15, 1956
  • Director
  • Choreographer
  • Producer
Pb Listing Placeholder BROADWAY V4 Finian's Rainbow
Opened May 18, 1955
  • Based the original choreography
Guys and Dolls Playbill - April 1955 Guys and Dolls
Opened April 20, 1955
  • Original choreographer
Can-Can Playbill - May 1953 Can-Can
Opened May 07, 1953
  • Dance and Musical Numbers Staged by
Guys and Dolls Playbill - June, 1951 Guys and Dolls
Opened November 24, 1950
  • Dances and Musical Numbers Staged
Arms and the Girl Playbill - Feb 1950 Arms and the Girl
Opened February 02, 1950
  • Choreographer
Love Life Playbill - Oct 1948 Love Life
Opened October 07, 1948
  • Choreographer
Hold It! Playbill - May 1948 Hold It!
Opened May 05, 1948
  • Choreographer
Finian's Rainbow Playbill - April 1947 Finian's Rainbow
Opened January 10, 1947
  • Choreographer
Pb Listing Placeholder BROADWAY V4 Fancy Free
Opened September 30, 1946
  • as Sailor (Original)
Pb Listing Placeholder BROADWAY V4 Concert Varieties
Opened June 01, 1945
  • Performer
Billy the Kid Playbill - April 1942 Billy the Kid
Opened April 21, 1942
  • as Billy (Original)
  • Re-Staging
Pb Listing Placeholder BROADWAY V4 Billy the Kid
Opened May 24, 1939
  • as Dancer (Original)
Pb Listing Placeholder BROADWAY V4 Pocahontas
Opened May 24, 1939
  • as Indian Man (Original)
Pb Listing Placeholder BROADWAY V4 Filling Station
Opened May 18, 1939
  • as The Gangster (Original)
Pb Listing Placeholder BROADWAY V4 Breakfast at Tiffany's
Opened May 25, 2022
  • Choreographer

Awards

Tony Award
1993 Best Direction of a Musical Nominee
1971 Best Direction of a Musical Nominee
1971 Best Choreography Nominee
1966 Best Choreography Nominee
1962 Best Choreography Nominee
1960 Best Direction of a Musical Nominee
1960 Best Choreography Winner
1957 Best Choreography Winner
1954 Best Choreography Winner
1951 Best Choreography Winner
1947 Best Choreography Winner
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