November 14, 1957|
Merrick, New York
|Died||July 4, 1998
|Occupation||Dancer, Actor, Singer|
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.
Burge was nominated for two Drama Desk Awards, twice won the Fred Astaire Award, receiving accolades for his Broadway performances in Song and Dance and Oh, Kay! for which he received a Tony Award nomination. He performed as the Scarecrow for four years in the Broadway production of The Wiz and appeared in the long-running Sophisticated Ladies.
In the music industry, Burge choreographed Michael Jackson's Bad music video (directed by Martin Scorsese) with Jeffrey Daniel and another video for the reggae band Steel Pulse. Burge operated a dance studio on Long Island.