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Kidd, Michael

Claude Conyers

in Oxford Music Online

Published in print November 2013 |
Published online February 2011 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630 | DOI:

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[Greenwald, Milton ]

(b New York, Aug 12, 1915; d Los Angeles, Dec 23, 2007). American dancer and choreographer for stage and film. After winning a scholarship to the School of American Ballet in 1937, he decided to pursue a career in dance. He danced on Broadway and with several ballet companies before joining Ballet Theatre in 1942. During his five years as a soloist with that company, he choreographed his only ballet, On Stage, to music by Norman Dello Joio, in 1945. This led to a commission to create dances for the Broadway musical Finian’s Rainbow (1947; music by Burton Lane), for which he won the first of five Tony awards for his choreography. He won the award again for Guys and Dolls (1950; music by Frank Loesser), Can-Can (1953; music by Cole Porter), Li’l Abner (1956; music by Gene de Paul), and Destry Rides Again...

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Subjects: Contemporary Music

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