Michael Peters (Co-Choreographer) was born in New York and is currently based in California. He recently choreographed the Broadway musical Comin' Uptown, the L.A. Shakespeare Festival's A Midsummer Night's Dream, and the German tours of Jesus Christ Superstar. He staged the cabaret acts of stars Debbie Reynolds, Donna Summer, Connie Stevens, Ben Vereen and Lola Falana. His television credits include the film "Scott Joplin - King of Ragtime," and "Soul," starring his own Michael Peters Dance Company. He has been commissioned to create dances for the Barbados Dance Theatre, the Bernice Johnson Theatre of the Arts, the Interhoro Ballet and the Danse Academie International of Paris. Michael grew up dancing and attended the famed Manhattan High School of Performing Arts which was the locale for the film Fame. He was a featured dancer in Broadway's The Wiz, Raisin, Purlie, Billie and Me and Bessie at the Mark Taper Forum in L.A. (Michael wishes to dedicate his creative forces in Dream Girls to his mother Rebecka Peters.)

He directed and choreographed Leader of the Pack on Broadway in 1985. He also choreographed several movies including What's Love Got To Do With It?, and Sister Act 2. His choreography was also seen in Michael Jackson's videos for "Beat It" and "Thriller." He died in 1994 from complications with AIDS.