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Winter Garden Theatre , (1/11/1976 - 6/27/1976)
First Preview:Dec 31, 1975 Total Previews:13
Opening Date:Jan 11, 1976   
Closing Date:Jun 27, 1976 Total Performances:193

Category: Musical, Comedy, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: Japan, 1853-Present.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by Harold Prince; Produced in association with Ruth Mitchell
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by John Weidman; Additional material by Hugh Wheeler; Music orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick; Musical Director: Paul Gemignani; Dance music by Danny Troob
Directed by Harold Prince; Choreographed by Patricia Birch; Kabuki consultant: Haruki Fujimoto
Scenic Design by Boris Aronson; Costume Design by Florence Klotz; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser; Sound Design by Jack Mann; Make-Up Design by Richard Allen; Wig Design by Richard Allen and Paul Huntley; Masks & Dolls by E.J. Taylor
General Manager: Howard Haines; Company Manager: Leo K. Cohen
Production Stage Manager: George Martin; Stage Manager: John Grigas; Technical Supervisor: John J. Moore
Music published by Tommy Valando; Original cast album & tapes: RCA Records; Musician - Percussion: Genji Ito; Associate Conductor: Les Scott; Musician - Shamisen: Fusako Yoshida
Casting: Joanna Merlin; Press Representative: Mary Bryant; Dance Captain: Haruki Fujimoto; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne; Martial Arts Sequence by Soon-Teck Oh
Cast
Mako
Broadway debut
Reciter
Shogun
Jonathan Goble
Soon-Teck Oh Tamate
Kayama's Wife
Samurai
Storyteller
Swordsman
Isao Sato
Broadway debut
Kayama
Yuki Shimoda Abe, First Councillor
Sab Shimono Manjiro
Ernest Abuba Samurai
Adams
Noble
James Dybas Second Councillor
Old Man
French Admiral
Kenneth S. Eiland Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Timm Fujii Son
Priest
Girl
Noble
British Sailor
Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Haruki Fujimoto Servant
Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry
Joey Ginza Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Larry Hama Williams
Lord of the South
Ernest Harada Physician
Madam
British Admiral
Alvin Ing Shogun's Mother
Observer
Merchant
American Admiral
Susan Kikuchi Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Patrick Kinser-Lau Shogun's Companion
Girl
Dutch Admiral
British Sailor
Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Diane Lam Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Jae Woo Lee Fisherman
Sumo Wrestler
Lord of the South
Freddy Mao Third Councillor
Samurai's Daughter
Tony Marinyo Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Tom Matsusaka Imperial Priest
Kevin Maung Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Kim Miyori Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Dingo Secretario Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Freda Foh Shen Shogun's Wife
Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Mark Hsu Syers Samurai
Thief
Soothsayer
Warrior
Russian Admiral
British Sailor
Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Ricardo Tobia Observer
Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Gedde Watanabe Priest
Girl
Boy
Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Leslie Watanabe Girl
Proscenium Servant, Sailor and Townsperson
Conrad Yama Grandmother
Sumo Wrestler
Japanese Merchant
Fusako Yoshida Musician - Shamisen
Understudies: Ernest Abuba (Abe, First Councillor, Swordsman), Patrick Kinser-Lau (Manjiro), Jae Woo Lee (Reciter), Freddy Mao (Samurai, Storyteller), Tony Marinyo (Third Councillor), Tom Matsusaka (Kayama), Ricardo Tobia (Second Councillor) and Gedde Watanabe (Tamate)
Tony Award®
 1976 Best Musical [nominee]
Produced by Harold Prince; Produced in association with Ruth Mitchell
 1976 Best Book of a Musical [nominee]
Book by John Weidman
 1976 Best Original Score [nominee]
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
 1976 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Mako
 1976 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Isao Sato
winner 1976 Best Scenic Design [winner]
Boris Aronson
winner 1976 Best Costume Design [winner]
Florence Klotz
 1976 Best Lighting Design [nominee]
Tharon Musser
 1976 Best Choreography [nominee]
Patricia Birch
 1976 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Harold Prince
Drama Desk Award
 1976 Outstanding Musical/Book [nominee]
Produced by Harold Prince; Produced in association with Ruth Mitchell; Book by John Weidman
 1976 Outstanding Music and Lyrics [nominee]
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
 1976 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Haruki Fujimoto
 1976 Outstanding Choreography [nominee]
Patricia Birch
 1976 Outstanding Director of a Musical [nominee]
Directed by Harold Prince
winner 1976 Outstanding Costume Design [winner]
Florence Klotz
winner 1976 Outstanding Set Design [winner]
Scenic Design by Boris Aronson
The Advantages of Floating in the Middle of the Sea Reciter and Company
There Is No Other Way Tamate (Kayama's Wife) and Observers
Four Black Dragons Fisherman, Thief, Reciter and Townspeople
Chrysanthemum Tea Shogun, Shogun's Mother, Shogun's Wife, Soothsayer, Priests, Shogun's Companion, Physician and Sumo Wrestlers
Poems Kayama and Manjiro
Welcome To Kanagawa Madam and Girls
Someone in a Tree Old Man, Reciter, Boy and Warrior
Lion Dance Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry
Please Hello! Lord Abe, Reciter, American Admiral, British Admiral, Dutch Admiral, Russian Admiral and French Admiral
A Bowler Hat Kayama and Manjiro
Pretty Lady Sailors
Next Reciter and Company