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St. James Theatre , (3/29/1951 - 3/20/1954)
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Opening Date:Mar 29, 1951   
Closing Date:Mar 20, 1954 Total Performances:1246

Category: Musical, Comedy, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: On the docks and in and around the Royal Palace in Bangkok. The 1860s.


Production Staff
Theatre Owned by The Shubert Organization; Theatre Operated by the 138 West 48th St. Theatre Co., Inc.
Produced by Rodgers & Hammerstein
Music by Richard Rodgers; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Book by Oscar Hammerstein II; Based on the novel "Anna and the King of Siam" by Margaret Landon; Musical Director: Frederick Dvonch; Ballet Arrangements by: Trude Rittman; Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
Directed by John Van Druten; Choreographed by Jerome Robbins
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Costume Design by Irene Sharaff; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner; Assistant Designer to Mr. Mielziner: John Harvey; Assistant to Miss Sharaff: Florence Klotz
General Manager: Morris Jacobs; Company Manager: William G. Norton
Stage Manager: Jerome Whyte, John Cornell and Ruth Mitchell
Orchestra Personnel Manager: Sol Gusikoff
General Press Representative: Michel Mok; Press Representative: John L. Toohey; Casting: John Fearnley; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner; Assistant to Mr. Hammerstein: Mary Steele; Assistant to Mr. Rodgers: Margot Hopkins; Assistant to Mr. Robbins: June Graham; Consultant on Oriental Dancing: Michiko
Cast
Yul Brynner The King of Siam
Gertrude Lawrence
Her last performance as "Anna" was three weeks before her death
Anna Leonowens
Doretta Morrow Tuptim
Narrator
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Dorothy Sarnoff Lady Thiang
Stephanie Augustine Wife
Doria Avila Slave
Musician
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Jamie Bauer Royal Dancer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Lee Becker Royal Dancer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Mary Burr Royal Dancer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Duane Camp Priest
Joseph Caruso Priest
Raul Celada Slave
Musician
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Cristanta Cornejo Royal Child
Rodolfo Cornejo Royal Child
Robert Cortazal Royal Child
Robin Craven Sir Edward Ramsey
Beau Cunningham Slave
Musician
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Gemze de Lappe King Simon
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Andrea Del Rosario Royal Child
Larry Douglas Lun Tha
Shellie Farrell Little Eva
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Charles Francis Captain Orton
Marilyn Gennaro Royal Dancer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Evelyn Giles Royal Dancer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Tommy Gomez Slave
Drummer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Leonard Graves The Interpreter
Priest
Thomas Griffin Royal Child
Geraldine Hamburg Amazon
Maribel Hammer Amazon
Marcia James Wife
Margie James Royal Child
Royal Dancer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
John Juliano The Kralahome
Sandy Kennedy Louis Leonowens
Ruth Korda Wife
Ina Kurland Topsy
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Suzanne Lake Wife
Norma Larkin Amazon
Miriam Lawrence Amazon
Baayork Lee Princess Yaowlak
Barbara Luna Royal Child
Nancy Lynch Royal Dancer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Alfonso Maribo Royal Child
James Maribo Royal Child
Gloria Marlowe Wife
Jack Matthew Priest
Carolyn Maye Wife
Len Mence Phra Alack
Helen Merritt Wife
Michiko Angel
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Helen Murielle Royal Dancer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Ed Preston Priest
Orlando Rodriguez Royal Child
Corrine St. Denis Royal Child
Royal Dancer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Johnny Stewart Prince Chulalongkorn
Nora Suarez Royal Child
Prue Ward Royal Dancer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Bunny Warner Royal Child
Phyllis Wilcox Wife
Dusty Worrall Uncle Thomas
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Yuriko Eliza
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Understudies: Constance Carpenter (Anna Leonowens), Joseph Caruso (Lun Tha), Leonard Graves (The King of Siam), Norma Larkin (Lady Thiang), Gloria Marlowe (Tuptim), Jack Matthew (The Interpreter), Len Mence (Captain Orton, Sir Edward Ramsey, The Kralahome), Ed Preston (Phra Alack) and Herbie Walsh (Louis Leonowens)
Tony Award®
winner 1952 Best Musical [winner]
Book by Oscar Hammerstein II; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Music by Richard Rodgers
winner 1952 Best Actress in a Musical [winner]
Gertrude Lawrence
winner 1952 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner]
Yul Brynner
winner 1952 Best Scenic Design [winner]
Jo Mielziner
winner 1952 Best Costume Design [winner]
Irene Sharaff
I Whistle a Happy Tune Anna Leonowens and Louis Leonowens
My Lord and Master Tuptim
Hello, Young Lovers Anna Leonowens
March of the Siamese Children Royal Children
A Puzzlement The King of Siam
The Royal Bangkok Academy Anna Leonowens and Pupils
Getting to Know You Anna Leonowens, Royal Wives and Royal Children
We Kiss in a Shadow Lun Tha and Tuptim
Shall I Tell You What I Think of You? Anna Leonowens
Something Wonderful Lady Thiang
Western People Funny Lady Thiang and Royal Wives
I Have Dreamed Lun Tha and Tuptim
The Small House of Uncle Thomas Tuptim and Ensemble
Shall We Dance Anna Leonowens and The King of Siam