At 16, Hinton starred as The Scarecrow in “The Wiz”, which launched his successful career on the New York Broadway stage starring in Dancin’, Dreamgirls, Chicago, The Wiz, Hinton received three Tony ™ awards for his work in Sophisticated Ladies, Miss Saigon, and The Tap Dance Kid.” He is also the proud recipient of the NAACP Image Award, The Fred Astaire Award, and Ira Aldridge Award from the Black Theater Alliance of Chicago.