Lee (Becker) Theodore (died September 3, 1987) was a Broadway director/choreographer and performer. Lee appeared as Anybodys in the original production of West Side Story and in Tenderloin and The King And I. As a choreographer, Theodore created dances for Baker Street, Darling Of The Day, Flora, The Red Menace and in 1967, was nominated for the Tony Award for The Apple Tree. Theodore founded and created The American Dance Machine, which was a living archive of Broadway theatre dance, with seasons on Broadway and international tours. She also choreographed the feature film, Song Of Norway.
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