*Broadway star and three time Tony Award winner Hinton Battle performs Tuesday June 3rd, 2014 9:30 pm at 54 Below in New York City for the release of his 2nd jazz CD titled “Something New,” produced by the great jazz drummer Lee Pearson.
Hinton won the hearts of theater fans at the age of 15 when he played the scarecrow in the Broadway production of The Wiz. Since then he has dazzled audiences around the world starring in musicals such as Dancin, Dreamgirls, The Tap Dance Kid, Chicago (Billy Flynn), Ragtime (Coalhouse Walker Jr.), Miss Saigon and Sophisticated Ladies to name a few.
In the Fall of 2014 three time Tony Award winner Hinton Battle will launch The Hinton Battle Dance Academy in Tokyo and Osaka, in partnership with Yoshimoto Kogyo Co., Ltd. (a major Japanese entertainment conglomerate founded in 1912). Hinton will be returning to Japan in 2015 with Hinton Battle’s American Variety Bang III.
Hinton Battle’s current CD “Something New” and previous release “Hinton Battle Meets The Count Basie Orchestra” (produced by legendary jazz producer “88”) are available on iTunes and in Tower Records. Tickets to Hinton’s show at 54 Below at 254 West 54th Street Cellar, New York, NY 10019 can be purchased at www.54Below.com. Hinton told EURweb.com what to expect from his show at 54 Below.
Hinton Battle’s awards include: NAACP Image Awards, Midtown International Theatre Festival Award, Fred Astaire Awards, Ira Aldridge Awards, the Choreographer Media Honors, Planet Connection Award, the 2012 Champion of the Arts Award from Big Boi’s“Antwan Patten” Big Kidz Foundation, and the Amas 2014 Rosie Award for Lifetime Achievement.
Battle has choreographed for the Academy Awards, the Outkast musical film “Idlewild” for which he created a new dance style SWOP (a union of swing and hip-hop), the Baltimore School of the Arts, Washington Reflections Dance Company, and Philadanco. To his long list of credits he now adds author, producer and director of Hinton Battle’s “Love Lies,” which starred Grammy winners Brian McKnight, and Angie Stone.
For more information go to www.HintonBattle.com.