GREGORY HINES... exemplifies the term 'multi-talented'.  As a dancer, singer and star of the Broadway stage, he has earned three Tony nominations and the Tony Award of Best Actor In A Musical, Jelly's Last Jam.
     He made his nightclub debut in 1949 with his brother, MAURICE, as The Hines Kids. His Broadway debut was in The Girl In Pink Tights - at the age of 8.
     From 1963 to 1973, his father MAURICE HINES SR. joined the act, which was renamed, Hines, Hines and Dad.
     When the act broke up, GREGORY toured for a while in Severance and then went into a series of Broadway shows including Eubie, Comin' Uptown and Sophisticated Ladies.  He made his film debut in MEL BROOKS' History of the World, Part I.
     His starring roles in movies were major accomplishments, first in FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA's The Cotton Club, then teaming with MIKHAIL BARYSHNIKOV in the spy thriller, White Nights.  He starred with BILLY CRYSTAL in Running Scared and had the lead role in Tap.
     He returned to Broadway in 1992 to play 'JELLY ROLL' MORTON in Jelly's Last Jam.
     On television he fronted his own sitcom, The Gregory Hines Show.  He also had a run as Grace's romance in the hit NBC series, Will and Grace.  Fulfilling a dream, GREGORY portrayed one of his idols in Showtime's Bojangles, the biopic of the great dancer, BILL ROBINSON.  Recently he made his directorial debut with The Red Sneakers, also for Showtime.
(video of this AWARDS LUNCHEON available)