Coming Uptownstarring Gregory Hines, directed and choreographed
Leader of the Pack,and won a Tony Award for his choreography for
DreamGirls.In live entertainment, he directed and choreographed acts for Diana Ross, Ben Vereen, Aretha Franklin, Phyllicia Rashad, the Pointer Sisters, and Earth, Wind and Fire. In television, Michael won Emmy Awards for his work on
The Jacksonsminiseries and for the ABC variety special,
Liberty Weekend.He also choreographed
The Martin Luther King Variety Specialfor NBC, and danced with Debbie Allen on the show. Michael directed multiple episodes of Fame, Knots Landing, and A Different World, to name a few. As a filmmaker, Michael choreographed “What’s Love Got to Do with It” with Angela Bassett, “Mambo Kings” with Antonio Banderas, and “Sister Act 2” with Whoopi Goldberg.