Donald McKayle wove the African-American experience, including the pain of discrimination, into modern dance and directed and choreographed the musical “Raisin.”
Mr. McKayle had been working on Broadway for more than two decades when he achieved his triumph with “Raisin,” a musical based on “A Raisin in the Sun,” Lorraine Hansberry’s classic drama about a black family struggling with loss, change and identity in midcentury Chicago.
– Excerpt from “The New York Times”.
Donald McKayle passed away in Irvine, CA on April 6, 2018, at the age of 87. His obituary chronicling his achievements can be found online on the New York Times website.
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