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The Boy From Oz   
From Down Under to over the top.

Imperial Theatre , (10/16/2003 - 9/12/2004)
First Preview:Sep 16, 2003 Total Previews:32
Opening Date:Oct 16, 2003   
Closing Date:Sep 12, 2004 Total Performances:364

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: Various locations in Tenterfield, Australia; Hong Kong; New York City: Peter and Liza's apartment, Reno Sweeney, The Copacabana Club, Radio City Music Hall.

Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Philip J. Smith: President; Robert E. Wankel: Executive Vice President)
Produced by Ben Gannon and Robert Fox
Music by Peter Allen; Lyrics by Peter Allen; Book by Martin Sherman; Original book by Nick Enright; Music orchestrated by Michael Gibson; Musical Director: Patrick Vaccariello; Additional music by Burt Bacharach, Jeff Barry, Michael Callen, Christopher Cross, David Foster, Tom Keane and Marsha Malamet; Additional lyrics by Adrienne Anderson, Marie Cowan, A.B. "Banjo" Paterson, Dean Pitchford and Carole Bayer Sager; Dance arrangements by Mark Hummel; Incidental music and vocal arranger: Patrick Vaccariello
Directed by Philip William McKinley; Choreographed by Joey McKneely
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Costume Design by William Ivey Long; Lighting Design by Donald Holder; Sound Design by Acme Sound Partners and Nevin Steinberg; Hair and Wig Design by Paul Huntley; Associate Scenic Design: David Peterson; Associate Costume Design: Scott Traugott; Associate Lighting Design: Michelle Habeck
General Manager: Albert Poland; Company Manager: Lane Marsh; Associate Co. Mgr: Connie Yung
Production Stage Manager: Eileen F. Haggerty; Technical Supervisor: Neil A. Mazzella and David Benken; Stage Manager: Richard Rauscher
Musical Coordinator: Michael Keller; Conducted by Patrick Vaccariello; Associate Conductor: Jim Laev; Violin: Victor Heifets, Fritz Krakowski, Wende Namkung, Cecelia Hobbs Gardner and Nina Evtuhov; Concert Master: Sylvia D'Avanzo; Music Copying: Kaye-Houston Music; Cello: Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf and Vivian Israel; Lead Trumpet: Jeffrey Kievit; Trumpet: Tino Gagliardi and Earl Gardner; Trombone: Clint Sharman and Randy Andos; Reeds: Ted Nash, Ben Kono, Ken Dybisz and Don McGeen; Drums: Brian Brake; Bass: Cary Potts; Keyboards: Mark Berman and Jim Laev; Guitars: J. McGeehan; Percussion: Dan McMillan
Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Promotions: Hugh Hysell Communications; Dance Captain: Jessica Hartman; Casting: Dave Clemmons and Joseph McConnell; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Consultant: Stephen MacLean; Dialect Coach: Stephen Gabis; Photographer: Joan Marcus
Hugh Jackman
Broadway debut
Peter Allen
Stephanie J. Block Liza Minnelli
Jarrod Emick Greg Connell
Mitchel David Federan Boy
Young Peter
Beth Fowler Marion Woolnough
Peter's mother
Isabel Keating Judy Garland
Michael Mulheren Dick Woolnough
Peter's father
Dee Anthony
Leslie Alexander Ensemble
Brad Anderson Trick
Mark Herron
Victoria Lecta Cave Ensemble
Kelly Crandall Ensemble
Naleah Dey Ensemble
Nicolas Dromard Ensemble
Timothy A. Fitz-gerald Chris Bell
Christopher Freeman Ensemble
Tyler Hanes Ensemble
Colleen Hawks Member of Trio
John Hill Mark Herron
Pamela Jordan Girl
Tari Kelly Member of Trio
Stephanie Kurtzuba Member of Trio
Heather Laws Ensemble
Brian J. Marcum Ensemble
Jennifer Savelli Ensemble
Alice the Rockette
Matthew Stocke Ensemble
George Woolnough
Swings: Todd Anderson and Jessica Hartman
Standbys: Michael Halling (Peter Allen) and Kevin Spirtas (Peter Allen)
Understudies: Leslie Alexander (Marion Woolnough), Brad Anderson (Greg Connell, Peter Allen), Victoria Lecta Cave (Judy Garland), Michael Halling (Chris Bell, Greg Connell), John Hill (Greg Connell, Peter Allen), Tari Kelly (Liza Minnelli), Stephanie Kurtzuba (Judy Garland), Heather Laws (Judy Garland, Liza Minnelli), Kevin Spirtas (Greg Connell), Matthew Stocke (Dee Anthony, Dick Woolnough) and P. J. Verhoest (Boy)
Tony Award®
 2004 Best Musical [nominee]
Produced by Ben Gannon and Robert Fox
 2004 Best Book of a Musical [nominee]
Book by Martin Sherman; Original book by Nick Enright
winner 2004 Best Actor in a Musical [winner]
Hugh Jackman
 2004 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Beth Fowler
 2004 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Isabel Keating
Theatre World
nominee 2004 Award [recipient]
Mitchel David Federan
nominee 2004 Award [recipient]
Hugh Jackman
nominee 2004 Award [recipient]
Isabel Keating
Drama Desk Award
winner 2004 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [winner]
Hugh Jackman
 2004 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Mitchel David Federan
winner 2004 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [winner]
Isabel Keating
music by Peter Allen; lyrics by Peter Allen
ACT 1Sung By
The Lives of Me Peter Allen
When I Get My Name in Lights Boy (Young Peter) and Ensemble
When I Get My Name in Lights (Reprise)Peter Allen
Love Crazy Chris Bell, Peter Allen and Ensemble
Waltzing Matilda Peter Allen and Chris Bell
All I Wanted Was the Dream Judy Garland
Only an Older Woman Judy Garland, Peter Allen, Chris Bell and Mark Herron
Best That You Can Do Peter Allen and Liza Minnelli
Don't Wish Too Hard Judy Garland
Come Save Me Liza Minnelli and Peter Allen
Continental American Peter Allen and Ensemble
She Loves to Hear the Music Liza Minnelli and Ensemble
Quiet Please, There's a Lady On Stage Peter Allen and Judy Garland
I'd Rather Leave While I'm in Love Liza Minnelli and Peter Allen
Not the Boy Next Door Peter Allen and Marion Woolnough (Peter's mother)
ACT 2Sung By
Bi-Coastal Peter Allen and Trio
If You Were Wondering Peter Allen and Greg Connell
Sure Thing Baby Dee Anthony, Greg Connell, Peter Allen, Trio and Male Ensemble
Everything Old is New Again Peter Allen and The Rockettes
Everything Old is New Again (Reprise)Marion Woolnough (Peter's mother), Dee Anthony and Greg Connell
Love Don't Need a Reason Peter Allen and Greg Connell
I Honestly Love You Greg Connell
You and Me Liza Minnelli and Peter Allen
I Still Call Australia Home Peter Allen and Ensemble
Don't Cry Out Loud Marion Woolnough (Peter's mother)
Once Before I Go Peter Allen
I Go to Rio Peter Allen and Company