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Maurice Hines (born 1943) is an American actor, director, jazz singer and choreographer. Born in New York City, Hines began his career at the age of five, studying tap dance at the Henry LeTang Dance Studio in Manhattan. LeTang recognized his talent and began choreographing numbers specifically for him and his younger brother Gregory. He made his Broadway debut in The Girl in Pink Tights in 1954. Hines co-directed and choreographed the national tour of the Louis Armstrong musical bio Satchmo and directed, choreographed, and starred in the national tour of Harlem Suite with successive leading ladies Jennifer Holliday, Stephanie Mills, and Melba Moore. He directed and choreographed Havana Night in Cuba, an all-Latino production of The Red Shoes in the Dominican Republic, and created the revue Broadway Soul Jam to inaugurate an entertainment complex in Holland. He is the first African-American to direct at Radio City Music Hall.

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