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Mr. President   

 
St. James Theatre, (10/20/1962 - 6/08/1963)
First Preview: Oct 17, 1962 Total Previews: 4
Opening Date: Oct 20, 1962    
Closing Date: Jun 08, 1963 Total Performances: 265

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: The story of a fictional U.S. president and his family; their last days in the White House; and retirement into civilian life.
Setting: The present. The White House, the President's plane, the Middle East, the Henderson home, and a fairground.



Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (Samuel H. Schwartz)
Produced by Leland Hayward
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse; Music by Irving Berlin; Lyrics by Irving Berlin; Musical Director: Jay Blackton; Dance arrangements by Jack Elliott; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang; Musical Underscoring: Jay Blackton
Directed by Joshua Logan; Choreographed by Peter Gennaro
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner; Hair Design by Ronald De Mann; Associate Designer: Richard Casler
General Manager: Herman Bernstein; Company Manager: Warren O'Hara
Production Stage Manager: Howard Whitfield; Stage Manager: Fred Hearn
Orchestra Supervisor: Sol Gusikoff; Copyist: Tom Brown
Press Representative: Richard Maney and Martin Shwartz; Dance Captain: Bob Bakanic
Cast
Nanette FabrayNell Henderson
Robert RyanPresident Stephen Decatur Henderson
David BrooksManager
Governor Harmon Bardahl
Wisa D'OrsoPrincess Kyra
Charlotte FairchildTippy Taylor
a Secretary
Anita GilletteLeslie Henderson
Stanley GroverCharley Wayne
of the Secret Service
Jack HaskellPat Gregory
of the Secret Service
John Cecil HolmChester Kincaid
Jerry StricklerLarry Henderson
Jack WashburnYoussein Davair
John AmanRadio Operator
Singer
Don AtkinsonDancer
East Indian Marching Team
Performer in The Trip
Bob BakanicDancer
Japanese Beatnik
Performer in The Trip
Carlos BasAbou
Dancer
Tahitian
Performer in The Trip
Elephant
Performer in The Trip
Lynn BernayDancer
East Indian Marching Team
Performer in The Trip
Warren J. BrownDavid Caldwell
Kellie BryttSinger
Connie BurnettDancer
Lord Krishna
Performer in The Trip
Sterling ClarkDancer
East Indian Marching Team
Performer in The Trip
Anthony FalcoAli Hassoud
Singer
Kabuki Lion
Performer in The Trip
La Verne FrenchDancer
South Sea Warrior
Performer in The Trip
Marian HaraldsonMrs. Lotta Pendleton
Singer
Carol Lee JensenBetty Chandler
Singer
Louis KosmanCommentator
Dancer
Tahitian
Performer in The Trip
Elephant
Performer in The Trip
Bob LaCrosseDancer
Baayork LeeDeborah Chakronin
Dancer
East Indian Marching Team Leader
Performer in The Trip
Lynn Gay LorinoDancer
Tahitian
Performer in The Trip
Mary LouiseSinger
Jack McMinnArthur Blanchard
Commentator
Singer
Jack MettéRussian Soldier
Singer
Donna MonroeSinger
Anna Marie MoylanDancer
Butterfly
Performer in The Trip
East Indian Marching Team
Performer in The Trip
Lispet NelsonMiss Barnes
Singer
Barbara NewmanDancer
Butterfly
Performer in The Trip
East Indian Marching Team
Performer in The Trip
Carl NicholasMr. Thomas
Deacon
Singer
Joan PetlakDancer
Lowell PurvisDancer
Kabuki Spider
Performer in The Trip
Jack RainsWalter O'Connor
a Secretary
Spieler
Singer
Lynn RossDancer
Japanese Beatnik
Performer in The Trip
Mari SheltonDancer
Butterfly
Performer in The Trip
East Indian Marching Team
Performer in The Trip
Ruth ShepardSinger
Dan SirettaWorkman
Dancer
East Indian Marching Team
Performer in The Trip
Van StevensColonel Wilson
President's Pilot
Singer
Beau TildenGeorge Perkins
Sergeant Stone
of the State Police
Arline WoodsDancer
East Indian Marching Team
Performer in The Trip
Maggie WorthSinger
Standby: David Brooks (President Stephen Decatur Henderson) and Charlotte Fairchild (Nell Henderson)
Understudies: Don Atkinson (Larry Henderson), Lynn Bernay (Leslie Henderson), Warren J. Brown (Governor Harmon Bardahl, Manager, Sergeant Stone), Jack Metté (Youssein Davair), Lynn Ross (Princess Kyra), Van Stevens (Charley Wayne, Spieler), Beau Tilden (Chester Kincaid) and Maggie Worth (Tippy Taylor)
Tony Award®
 1963 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Nanette Fabray
 1963 Best Conductor and Musical Director [nominee] 
 Musical Director: Jay Blackton
winner 1963 Best Stage Technician [winner] 
  Solly Pernick
music by Irving Berlin; lyrics by Irving Berlin
ACT 1 Sung By
Let's Go Back to the WaltzNell Henderson and Ensemble
In Our Hide-AwayNell Henderson and Steve
The First LadyNell Henderson
Meat and PotatoesPat Gregory (of the Secret Service) and Charley Wayne (of the Secret Service)
I've Got to Be AroundPat Gregory (of the Secret Service)
The Secret ServiceLeslie Henderson
It Gets Lonely in the White HouseSteve
Is He the Only Man in the World?Nell Henderson and Leslie Henderson
They Love MeNell Henderson
Pigtails and FrecklesPat Gregory (of the Secret Service) and Leslie Henderson
Don't Be Afraid of RomanceYoussein Davair
Laugh It UpNell Henderson, Steve, Leslie Henderson and Larry Henderson
Empty Pockets Filled with LovePat Gregory (of the Secret Service) and Leslie Henderson
In Our Hide-Away (Reprise) Nell Henderson and Steve
ACT 2 Sung By
Glad to Be HomeNell Henderson and Ensemble
Laugh It Up (Reprise) Nell Henderson and Steve
You Need a HobbyNell Henderson and Steve
Don't Be Afraid of Romance (Reprise) Youssein Davair
The Washington TwistLeslie Henderson and Dancers
Pigtails and Freckles (Reprise) Pat Gregory (of the Secret Service)
The Only Dance I KnowPrincess Kyra
Meat and Potatoes (Reprise) Pat Gregory (of the Secret Service)
Is He the Only Man in the World? (Reprise) Leslie Henderson
I'm Gonna Get HimNell Henderson and Leslie Henderson
This Is a Great CountrySteve
FinaleEntire Company