Bojangles


1h 45m 2001

Brief Synopsis

Biopic about tap dancer/actor Bill Robinson also known as "Bojangles." He headlined vaudeville and Broadway for almost 30 years as the first black solo dancer in an era in which black entertainers were not allowed to perform alone on stage.

Film Details

Release Date
2001
Production Company
MGM Television Entertainment; Panavision, Ltd.; Showtime Networks; Wilshire Stages
Distribution Company
Showtime Networks
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Synopsis

Biopic about tap dancer/actor Bill Robinson also known as "Bojangles." He headlined vaudeville and Broadway for almost 30 years as the first black solo dancer in an era in which black entertainers were not allowed to perform alone on stage.

Cast

Gregory Hines

Bill "Bojangles" Robinson

Peter Riegert

Marty Forkins

Kimberly Elise

Fanny

Maria Ricossa

Rae

Savion Glover

Newcomer Rae

Philip Akin

Williamson

Addison Bell

Stagehand

Jason Bernard

Blackbird Dancer

Kirsten Bishopric

Mrs Temple

Bernard Browne

Doctor

Shawn Byfield

Desmond Campbell

Cardsharp

Ayodole Casel

Blackbird Dancer

Richard Chevolleau

Young Militant

David Cox

Blackbird Dancer; Stormy Dancer

Martin Doyle

Doc Kerner

Michael Dunston

Card Dealer

Carson Durven

Black Soldier

Jill Dyck

Rich Lady

Novie Edwards

Clarissa

Judi Embden

Prostitute

Leamarie Golde

Shirley Temple

Melissa Haizlip

Blackbird Dancer

Quancetia Hamilton

Hattie Mcdaniels

Jeremy Harris

The Producer'S Assistant

Jonathan Higgins

Zanuck

Channing Cook Holmes

Challenged Dancer

Oscar Hsu

Asian Performer

Dexter Terrell Jones

Stormy Dancer

Jeff Jones

Club Owner

Travis Knights

Challenged Dancer

Michael Eric Kramer

Radio Announcer

Bill Lake

The Director

Charmaynn Lawrence

Sexy Woman

Ted L Levy

Stormy Dancer

Claudio Masciulli

The Stage Manager

Donovan Ian Hunter Mcknight

Lem

Aaron Meeks

William/ Young Percy

Roger Montgomery

Trumpet Player

Billy Parrott

The Assistant Director

Thomas Patrice

Black Musician

Arnold Pinnock

Lincoln

Aaron Poole

The Assistant Director

Jackie Richardson

Bedelia

Martin Roach

Percy

Latoya Robinson

Stormy Dancer

Linette Robinson

Elaine

Kiera Sangster

Blackbird Dancer

Sherisse Springer

Blackbird Dancer

Caliaf St Aubin

Luther--Young Bojangles

Nelson Tynes

Block Performer

Richard Yearwood

Randy Benson

Crew

Jon Bankson

Construction Coordinator

Jessica Berman-bogdan

Researcher

Daisy Bijac

Makeup Artist

Terence Blanchard

Music

Todd Bozung

Music Editor

Candis Buder

Production Accountant

Shelley Cook

Stunt Coordinator

Franco De Cotiis

Production Designer

Gabriele Dichiara

Lighting Technician

Stephen Edwards

Music

Dorothy Fields

Song

Rick Forsayeth

Stunt Coordinator

Daniel Fort

Assistant Editor

Marshall Garlington

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Jim Haskins

Book As Source Material ("Mr Bojangles -- The Biography Of Bill Robinson")

Claude Hazanavicius

Sound Mixer

Gregory Hines

Executive Producer

Pearlena Igbokwe

Creative Executive

Darlene Jackson

Costume Supervisor

Christopher Jenkins

Property Master

Robert L Johnson

Screenwriter

Robert L. Johnson

Screenplay

Doug Kent

Sound Editor

Diane Kerbel

Casting

Tim King

Executive In Charge Of Post-Production

Beth Klein

Casting

Henry Letang

Choreographer

Arlene Lott

Assistant Art Director

Joanne Malo

Assistant Director

Nancy Markle

Script Supervisor

Anthony Mazzei

Sound Editor

Jerome Mccann

Transportation Supervisor

Pat Mccorkle

Casting

Jimmy Mchugh

Song

Laurie Mirsky

Line Producer

N.r. Mitgang

Book As Source Material ("Mr Bojangles -- The Biography Of Bill Robinson")

Donald M Morgan

Director Of Photography

Karen Perry

Costume Designer

Joanne Rider

Production Coordinator

Robert Riesenberg

Executive Producer

Madeleine Russell

Hair Stylist

Fran Saperstein

Executive Producer

B.j. Sears

Editor

Mark Silver

Key Grip

Jeff Skochko

Special Effects Supervisor

Miles O'fun Sound

Sound Department

Bruce Speyer

Assistant Director

John Stoneham

Stunt Coordinator

Shea Sullivan

Choreographer

Michael Tassie

Assistant Director

Ken Teaney

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Jerri Thrasher

Set Decorator

Chad Tomasoski

Post-Production Supervisor

Cheryl Toy

Art Director

Richard Vane

Executive Producer

Thomas Vencelides

Location Manager

Steve Wakefield

Executive In Charge Of Production

Barbara A Warren

Set Costumer

Claire Welland

Production Manager

Richard Wesley

Screenwriter

Kit Whitmore

Camera Operator

Joan Ziff

Publicity

Film Details

Release Date
2001
Production Company
MGM Television Entertainment; Panavision, Ltd.; Showtime Networks; Wilshire Stages
Distribution Company
Showtime Networks
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States February 4, 2001

Released in United States on Video February 19, 2002

Began shooting July 3, 2000.

Completed shooting August 11, 2000.