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|Also Known As:||Hinton G Battle||Died:|
|Born:||November 29, 1956||Cause of Death:|
|Birth Place:||Germany||Profession:||actor, singer, dancer, choreographer, dance teacher|
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Cantante, El (2006)
Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story (2001) Bill "Bojangles" Robinson
These Old Broads (2001) Pete
Foreign Student (1994) Sonny Boy Williamson
Switch, The (1992) Hildred Shumake
Wedding Band (1989) Hawk (Heliotrope Wedding)
Daddy's Boys (1988) Piano Player
Alamo: 13 Days to Glory, The (1987) Joe
67th Annual Academy Awards, The (1995) Performer
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Stage debut in "Shim Sham" at the Allentown Pennsylvania Stage Company
Breakthrough stage role, the Scarecrow in "The Wiz", the award-winning, all-black modern adaptation of "The Wizard of Oz"; reprised the role in 1977
Appeared in "Dancin'", directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse; toured with show before returning to Broadway in 1980
Co-starred in the revue "Sophisticated Ladies"; received first Tony Award; toured on and off with the show over a four-year period (1982-1986)
Appeared as James Thunder Early in the Michael Bennett-directed musical "Dreamgirls"
Acted in the British telefilm, "A Night on the Town"
Had featured role in "The Tap Dance Kid", starring Alfonso Ribeiro; garnered second Tony Award
Made first US TV-movie, "The Alamo: 13 Days to Glory" (NBC)
Made feature acting debut in bit role as a piano player in "Daddy's Boys"
Returned to Broadway in "Miss Saigon"; won third Tony Award
Served as associate choreographer and music editor on the ABC variety special "The Boys"; also acted
Had biggest onscreen role in "Foreign Student"; also served as choreographer and song performer
Played the slick mouthpiece Billy Flynn in the highly-praised revival of "Chicago"
Portrayed Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson in the ABC biopic "Child Star: The Shirley Temple Story"
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