Gregg Burge

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Gregg Burge
Born (1957-11-14)November 14, 1957
Merrick, New York
U.S.
Died July 4, 1998(1998-07-04) (aged 40)
Atlanta, Georgia
U.S.
Occupation Dancer, Actor, Singer
Years active 1972—1998

Gregg Burge (November 14, 1957 - July 4, 1998) was a tap dancer and choreographer.

Career[edit]

Burge graduated from New York's prestigious Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts in 1975. His credits ranged from television's The Electric Company to the stage and film version of A Chorus Line (1985), for which he served as assistant to choreographer Jeffrey Hornaday and performed the role of Richie, as he had on Broadway.

A tap dancer from the age of 7, Burge won a scholarship to study at the Juilliard School when he was 17.

Burge was nominated for two Drama Desk Awards, twice won the Fred Astaire Award, and also received accolades for his Broadway performances in Song and Dance and Oh, Kay! for which he received a Tony Award nomination. He also performed as the Scarecrow for four years in the Broadway production of The Wiz and appeared in the long-running Sophisticated Ladies.

Burge was also active in the music video industry, choreographing Michael Jackson's Bad music video (directed by Martin Scorsese) with Jeffrey Daniel and another video for the reggae band Steel Pulse.

In addition, Burge ran a dance studio on Long Island.

Death[edit]

Burge was 40 years old when he died in 1998. Though the official cause of death was a brain tumor, it is widely believed Burge was suffering from AIDS at the time of his death.[1]

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