Sophisticated Ladies starring Gregory Hines, Hinton Battle, Phyllis Hyman, Greg Burge and Paula Kelly is a musical revue based on the music of Duke Ellington. The musical opened on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on March 1, 1981 and closed on January 2, 1983 after 767 performances and fifteen previews.
Caravan- Gregg Burge and Company
The musical conceived by Donald McKayle, directed by Michael Smuin, and choreographed by McKayle, Smuin, Henry LeTang, Bruce Heath, and Mercedes Ellington. Scenic design was by Tony Walton, costume design by Willa Kim and lighting design was by Jennifer Tipton.
Sophisticated Lady Hinton Battle and Paula Kelly
The musical nominated for seven Tony Awards won two; Hinton Battle for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical, and Willa Kim for Best Costume Design.
It Don’t Mean A Thing- Phyllis Hyman, Gregg Burge and Hinton Battle and Dancers