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Hello, Dolly!   

 
St. James Theatre, (1/16/1964 - 12/27/1970)
First Preview: Jan 15, 1964 Total Previews: 2
Opening Date: Jan 16, 1964    
Closing Date: Dec 27, 1970 Total Performances: 2844

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: In and around Yonkers and New York City. The 1880s.



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (Samuel H. Schwartz)
Produced by David Merrick and Champion-Five Inc.
Book by Michael Stewart; Music by Jerry Herman; Lyrics by Jerry Herman; Suggested by "The Matchmaker" by Thornton Wilder; Musical Director: Shepard Coleman; Vocal arrangements by Shepard Coleman; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang; Dance and incidental music arranged by Peter Howard
Directed by Gower Champion; Choreographed by Gower Champion
Scenic Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Freddy Wittop; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal; Assistant to Mr. Smith: Robin Wagner and David Guthrie; Assistant to Mr. Wittop: Mary McKinley; Production Assistant to Miss Rosenthal: Mickey Kinsella; Sound Design by Robert Maybaum
General Manager: Jack Schlissel; Company Manager: Richard Highley; Assistant to Mr. Schlissel: David Payne
Production Supervisor: Neil Hartley; General Stage Manager: Frank Dudley; Stage Manager: Pat Tolson; Assistant Stage Mgr: David Hartman; Assistant to Mr. Hartley: Warren Lyons
Music Contractor: Morris Stonzek; Music Copyist: Thomas Brown; Music published by Edwin H. Morris & Co.
Assistant to the Director: Lucia Victor; General Press Representative: Lee Solters and Harvey B. Sabinson; Press Representative: Lila Glaser King; Secretary to Mr. Merrick: Helen Nickerson; Special Assistant: Marge Champion; Dance Assistant to Mr. Champion: Ed Kresley; Dance Captain: Lowell Purvis; Advertising: Fred Golden; Staff Associate: Sylvia Schwartz, Warren Lyons and Linda Otto; Production Assistant: Mickey Kinsella
Cast
Carol ChanningMrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi
Eileen BrennanIrene Molloy
David BurnsHorace Vandergelder
Jerry DodgeBarnaby Tucker
Alice PlaytenErmengarde
Charles Nelson ReillyCornelius Hackl
Ken AyersCourt Clerk
Ensemble
Nicole BarthEnsemble
Alvin BeamEnsemble
Carvel CarterEnsemble
Monica CarterEnsemble
Mary Jo CatlettErnestina
Gordon ConnellJudge
Joel CraigEnsemble
Dick CrowleyEnsemble
Igors GavonAmbrose Kemper
Gene GeBauerEnsemble
Amelia HaasMrs. Rose
Ensemble
David HartmanRudolph
Joe HelmsEnsemble
Richard HermanyEnsemble
Neil JonesEnsemble
Charles KarelEnsemble
Paul KastlEnsemble
Jan LaPradeHorse
Ensemble
Sondra LeeMinnie Fay
Joan Buttons LeonardEnsemble
Jim MaherEnsemble
Marilyne MasonEnsemble
Bonnie MathisHorse
Ensemble
Joe McWherterEnsemble
John MineoEnsemble
Else OlufsenEnsemble
Randy PhillipsEnsemble
Yolanda PoropatEnsemble
Lowell PurvisEnsemble
Michael QuinnEnsemble
Will RoyEnsemble
Bonnie SchonEnsemble
Barbara SharmaEnsemble
Mary Ann SnowEnsemble
Paul SolenEnsemble
Jamie ThomasEnsemble
Pat TrottEnsemble
Ronnie YoungEnsemble
Standby: Jo Anne Worley (Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi)
Understudies: Gordon Connell (Horace Vandergelder), Amelia Haas (Ernestina), Charles Karel (Ambrose Kemper, Cornelius Hackl), John Mineo (Barnaby Tucker), Michael Quinn (Judge), Barbara Sharma (Minnie Fay), Mary Ann Snow (Irene Molloy) and Jamie Thomas (Mrs. Rose)
Drama Desk Award
winner 1970 Outstanding Performance [winner] 
 Performer: Ethel Merman
Theatre World
winner 1968 Award [recipient] 
  Jack Crowder
Tony Award®
winner 1964 Best Musical [winner] 
 Book by Michael Stewart ;  Music by Jerry Herman ;  Lyrics by Jerry Herman ;  Produced by David Merrick
winner 1964 Best Composer and Lyricist [winner] 
 Music by Jerry Herman ;  Lyrics by Jerry Herman
winner 1964 Best Actress in a Musical [winner] 
  Carol Channing
 1964 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Charles Nelson Reilly
winner 1964 Best Scenic Design [winner] 
  Oliver Smith
winner 1964 Best Costume Design [winner] 
  Freddy Wittop
winner 1964 Best Choreography [winner] 
  Gower Champion
winner 1964 Best Direction (Musical) [winner] 
 Directed by Gower Champion
winner 1964 Best Conductor and Musical Director [winner] 
 Musical Director: Shepard Coleman
winner 1964 Best Producer (Musical) [winner] 
 Produced by David Merrick
winner 1964 Best Author (Musical) [winner] 
 Book by Michael Stewart
music by Jerry Herman; lyrics by Jerry Herman
ACT 1 Sung By
I Put My Hand InMrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi and Company
It Takes A WomanHorace Vandergelder and The Instant Glee Club
World, Take Me BackMrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi
Put On Your Sunday ClothesCornelius Hackl, Barnaby Tucker, Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi, Ambrose Kemper and Ermengarde
Put On Your Sunday Clothes (Reprise) The People of Yonkers
Ribbons Down My BackIrene Molloy
MotherhoodMrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi, Horace Vandergelder, Irene Molloy, Minnie Fay, Cornelius Hackl and Barnaby Tucker
DancingMrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi, Cornelius Hackl, Barnaby Tucker, Minnie Fay, Irene Molloy and Dancers
Love, Look in My WindowMrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi
Before the Parade Passes ByMrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi, Horace Vandergelder and Company
ACT 2 Sung By
EleganceIrene Molloy, Cornelius Hackl, Minnie Fay and Barnaby Tucker
The Waiter's GallopRudolph and Waiters
Hello, Dolly!Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi, Rudolph, Waiters and Cooks
Come and Be My ButterflyAmbrose Kemper, Muses, Nymphs, Flowers and Butterflies
The Polka ContestAmbrose Kemper, Ermengarde, Irene Molloy, Cornelius Hackl, Barnaby Tucker and Ensemble
It Only Takes a MomentCornelius Hackl, Irene Molloy, Prisoners and Policeman
So Long DearieMrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi
Hello, Dolly! (Reprise) Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi and Horace Vandergelder
FinaleCompany