Gregory Hines to get own postal stamp

2019 Black Heritage US Postal StampThe late tap dancer Gregory Hines (1946–2003) will soon be honored in a new way — with his own stamp by the United States Postal Service. On January 28, his postal stamp will debut as the 42nd stamp in the Black Heritage series. 


Hines is renowned for revolutionizing the tap dance scene in the 1980s and ‘90s with his riveting and charismatic performances. Both on Broadway and the big screen, the trailblazing entertainer elevated tap dance in a new way and brought the art form to new heights. His commemorative stamp will honor his legacy. 


Art director Derry Noyes designed the stamp, which features a 1988 photograph by Jack Mitchell. In the image, the sole of Hines’ formidable tap shoe is presented to the camera.


The stamp will be available for purchase at and at local post offices.


If you happen to be in the NYC area, there’s a free celebratory day-of-issue event at Symphony Space at 11 a.m. Learn more here.