Louis Johnson and Hollywood

Louis Johnson and Sidney Lumet on the set of The Wiz 

In addition to choreographing for Broadway and operas, Johnson also choreographed for films. One of his most notable films is The Wiz (1978), an all-Black film adaptation based on the classic children’s book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Before that, Johnson also choreographed Cotton Comes to Harlem in 1970.






Louis Johnson: High Stepping in the Land of OZ, The Washington Post
Louis Johnson, I for Color

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