by dancing in the choruses of two minor musicals: Heres Love (1963) and, bajour (1964). Bennett sold the building to several of the dance companies housed there. Bennett thought of the studios -open, airy, sunlit, with comfortable greenrooms and showers for actors -as his gift to the community that had brought him artistic success and great fame.
He died alone in Tucson, refusing to see those he had once been close to; a sad and lonely end for a man who thrived on the company of his fellow showmen (and women the only people with whom he felt most at home. His commercial luck changed with Neil Simon's 'Promises, Promises a musical based on Billy Wilder's film 'The Apartment.' The show opened Dec. 'Chess' was taken over by Trevor Nunn. Michael Bennett (boxer) (born 1971 American professional boxer, michael Bennett (cricketer) (19091982 Somerset cricketer, michael Bennett (cyclist) (born 1949 British Olympic cyclist. Continue to: Part Two. He started dance lessons at the age of 3 and by 12, he was versed in tap, ballet, modern and folk dancing. He provided the essential funding, rehearsal/workshop space, and unusually generous time for the show to take shape.
But it proved their final collaboration, as from then on, it was The Michael Bennett Show. These three shows alone put him in the top ranks of those who contributed invaluably to the 20th century American musical. Exercising complete creative control was his goal, and he achieved it with A Chorus Line. A group of dancers met after rehearsals for other shows to talk about their personal and professional lives. But Bennett wasnt forgotten at Tony time, when he received his first nomination for choreography. Bennett's love of show business and the people associated with. He quit school at sixteen when he was cast as Baby John in a tour. In January 1986,.