Louis Johnson and House of Flowers
Broadway musical House of Flowers featured a cast of many familiar faces from the ballet and modern dance world. Louis Johnson performed an ensemble role as a “Townsperson” in the production with Donald McKayle, Arthur Mitchell (New York City Ballet principal and founder of Dance Theatre of Harlem), and Walter Nicks. The cast also included Alvin Ailey as Alvin, Carmen de Lavallade as Carmen, Geoffrey Holder as The Champion, and Glory Van Scott as Mamselle Cigarette. Johnson and Mitchell had performed together previously in a 1952 production of Four Saints in Three Acts and would work together in the future when Johnson choreographed for the Dance Theatre of Harlem.