Maurice Hines was cast as Nathan Detroit in the national tour of Guys and Dolls, after which he returned to Broadway in Eubie!. Additional Broadway credits include Bring Back Birdie and Sophisticated Ladies as a performer, Uptown… It’s Hot! as a performer (earning a Tony Award nomination as Best Actor in a Musical) and choreographer, and Hot Feet, which he conceived, choreographed, and directed.
Hines co-directed and choreographed the national tour of the Louis Armstrong musical biography Satchmo and directed, choreographed, and starred in the national tour of Harlem Suite. 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 the Netherlands.
Hines has directed and choreographed music videos, including one for Quincy Jones. He is the first African American to direct at Radio City Music Hall.
Hines’ film debut, Francis Ford Coppola’s The Cotton Club, remains his sole big screen credit to date. On television, he appeared in Eubie!, Love, Sidney, and Cosby.
In May 2013 he performed a tribute to his late brother Gregory, entitled Tappin’ Thru Life: An Evening with Maurice Hines.
Maurice Hines Tappin’ Thru Life: Feinstein’s/ 54 Below, 254 West 54th St. June 7 and 8th at 7pm