Michael Peters

Active - 1977 - 2004  |   Born - Aug 6, 1948   |   Died - Aug 29, 1994   |   Genres - Drama, Musical, Comedy, Romance

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Biography by Sandra Brennan

Choreographer Michael Peters worked on stage, television, and in feature films, as well as music videos. For his innovative work Peters received a Tony for Dreamgirls and two Emmys for the specials Liberty Weekend Closing Ceremonies and The Jacksons: An American Dream. He also won special awards for directing the dancing in pop artist Michael Jackson's groundbreaking videos Beat It and Thriller in the mid-'80s. Peters has also choreographed videos for such artists as Diana Ross, Billy Joel, and Earth, Wind & Fire. His film credits include Sister Act II: Back in the Habit (1993), What's Love Got to Do With It? (1993), and Mambo Kings (1992).

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