Michael Kidd was born on August 12,1915 in Brooklyn,New York.He went to the School of American Ballet and then studied in the American Ballet Theater.He has done choreography for many Broadway musicals .His credits include The Bandwagon, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Hello, Dolly are some of his films. He has toured the country and has given performances in many roles,such as “Billy the kid” choreographed by Eugene Loring. Ballet Theater gave him the chance to create his own ballet and then he adopted the name “Michael Kidd”.He choreographed and directed ‘Merry Andrew”in 1958 ,a film starring Danny Kaye.He has choreographed ‘Destry Rides Again’ (1959), ‘Wildcat’ (1960), ‘Subways Are for Sleeping’ (1961) and ‘Ben Franklin in Paris’ (1964).”Seven Brides for Seven Brother” was also choreographed by him in 1954.Michael Kidd was the first choreographer to have won five Tony awards.He got married to Mary Heater in 1945 and had two kids.
- Kidd was the first choreographer to win five Tony Awards, the first of which he received for the lyrical musical ‘Finian's Rainbow’. He received a total of nine Tony Award nominations over the course of his career.
· In 1997, he was awarded an honorary Academy Award "in recognition of his services to the art of dance in the art of the screen".
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