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High Society   

St. James Theatre, (4/27/1998 - 8/30/1998)
First Preview: Mar 31, 1998 Total Previews: 27
Opening Date: Apr 27, 1998    
Closing Date: Aug 30, 1998 Total Performances: 144

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York. June 1938.

Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director)
Produced by Lauren Mitchell, Robert Gailus, Hal Luftig, Richard Samson and Dodger Endemol Theatricals; Produced in association with Bill Haber; Associate Producer: Kevin C. Whitman
Originally produced by American Conservatory Theatre of San Francisco
Music by Cole Porter; Lyrics by Cole Porter; Additional lyrics by Susan Birkenhead; Book by Arthur Kopit; Based on the play "The Philadelphia Story" by Philip Barry; Also based on the movie "High Society" owned by Turner Entertainment Co.; Dance arrangements by Glen Kelly; Music orchestrated by William David Brohn; Musical Director: Paul Gemignani
Directed by Christopher Renshaw; Musical Staging by Lar Lubovitch; Associate Choreographer: Marcia Milgrom Dodge; Assistant Director: Anders Cato
Scenic Design by Loy Arcenas; Associate Scenic Design: Myung Hee Cho; Assistant Scenic Design: Emily Beck, Ann Keehbauch, Russell Parkman, Michael V. Sims and Mikiko Uesugi; Assistant to the Scenic Designer: Anthony Bishop, Andrew Sachs and Matthew Anderson; Costume Design by Jane Greenwood; Assistant Costume Design: MaryAnn D. Smith and Jan Finnell; Lighting Design by Howell Binkley; Associate Lighting Design: Chad McArver; Assistant Lighting Design: Les Dickert; Sound Design by Tony Meola; Associate Sound Design: Kai Harada; Hair and Wig Design by Paul Huntley
General Manager: Stuart Thompson; Associate Gen. Mgr: Florie Seery; Company Manager: Kimberly Kelley; Assistant Co. Mgr: Thia Calloway
Production Supervisor: Steven Zweigbaum; Technical Supervisor: Gene O'Donovan; Stage Manager: Rolt Smith; Assistant Stage Mgr: Tamlyn Freund; Technical Supervision: Aurora Productions
Conducted by Paul Gemignani; Associate Conductor: Nicholas Archer; 2nd Assistant Conductor: Thad Wheeler; Concert Master: Suzanne Ornstein; Keyboard 1: Nicholas Archer; Keyboard 2: Paul Ford; Guitar / Banjo: Andy Schwartz; String Bass: Peter Donovan; Drums: Paul Pizzuti; Woodwind 1: Scott Shachter; Woodwind 2: Dennis Anderson; Solo Trumpet: Bob Millikan; Solo Trombone: James Pugh; Solo French Horn: Ronald Sell; Violin: Suzanne Ornstein; Violin 2: Martin Agee; Viola: Richard Brice; Cello: Clay C. Ruede; Percussion: Thad Wheeler; Music Contractor: Ronald Sell
Casting: Jay Binder; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Marketing: Margery Singer; Dance Captain: Vince Pesce; Assistant to the Director: Jules Ochoa; Press Associate: Amy Jacobs, Susanne Tighe and Jim Sapp
Stephen BogardusMike Connor
Melissa ErricoTracy Samantha Lord
Daniel McDonaldC. K. Dexter Haven
John McMartinUncle Willie
Randy GraffLiz Imbrie
Lisa BanesMargaret Lord
Barry FinkelChester
House Man
Daniel GerrollSeth Lord
Kisha Howard
Broadway debut
Scullery Maid
Betsy JoslynPatsy
Anna Kendrick
Broadway debut
Dinah Lord
Marc KudischGeorge Kittredge
William RyallEdmund
Major Domo
Jeff SkowronStanley
House Boy
Jennifer SmithPolly
Downstairs Maid
Dorothy StanleyPeg
Upstairs Maid
Glenn TurnerArthur
Swings: Vince Pesce and Sarah Solie Shannon
Standby: Stacey Logan (Tracy Samantha Lord) and Richard Muenz (C. K. Dexter Haven, George Kittredge, Mike Connor)
Understudies: Barry Finkel (Seth Lord, Uncle Willie), William Ryall (Seth Lord, Uncle Willie), Holiday Segal (Dinah Lord), Sarah Solie Shannon (Tracy Samantha Lord), Jeff Skowron (Mike Connor), Jennifer Smith (Liz Imbrie, Margaret Lord) and Dorothy Stanley (Liz Imbrie, Margaret Lord)
Tony Award®
 1998 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  John McMartin
 1998 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Anna Kendrick
Drama Desk Award
 1998 Outstanding New Musical [nominee] 
 Produced by Lauren Mitchell , Robert Gailus , Hal Luftig , Richard Samson and Dodger Endemol Theatricals ;  Produced in association with Bill Haber
 1998 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Melissa Errico
 1998 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  John McMartin
 1998 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Anna Kendrick
Theatre World
winner 1998 Award [recipient] 
  Anna Kendrick
music by Cole Porter; lyrics by Cole Porter
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1 Sung By
High Society
(lyrics by Cole Porter and Susan Birkenhead)
The Household Staff
Ridin' High (from RED, HOT AND BLUE)Tracy Samantha Lord and The Household Staff
Throwing A Ball Tonight (from PANAMA HATTIE)
(lyrics by Cole Porter and Susan Birkenhead)
Margaret Lord, Tracy Samantha Lord, Uncle Willie and Dinah Lord
Little OneC. K. Dexter Haven and Dinah Lord
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?Liz Imbrie and Mike Connor
I Love Paris (from CAN CAN)Dinah Lord and Tracy Samantha Lord
She's Got That Thing (from FIFTY MILLION FRENCHMEN)Uncle Willie, C. K. Dexter Haven and The Company
Once Upon A Time
(lyrics by Cole Porter and Susan Birkenhead)
Tracy Samantha Lord
True LoveC. K. Dexter Haven and Tracy Samantha Lord
ACT 2 Sung By
High Society (Reprise)
(lyrics by Cole Porter and Susan Birkenhead)
The Household Staff
Let's Misbehave (from PARIS)
(lyrics by Cole Porter and Susan Birkenhead)
Tracy Samantha Lord, Uncle Willie and The Company
I'm Getting Myself Ready For You (from THE NEW YORKERS)Uncle Willie and Liz Imbrie
Once Upon A Time (Reprise)
(lyrics by Cole Porter and Susan Birkenhead)
C. K. Dexter Haven
Just One Of Those Things (from JUBILEE)C. K. Dexter Haven
Well, Did You Evah?
(lyrics by Cole Porter and Susan Birkenhead)
The Household Staff, Tracy Samantha Lord, Uncle Willie and Liz Imbrie
You're SensationalMike Connor
Say It With Gin (from THE NEW YORKERS)Uncle Willie
Ridin' High (from RED, HOT AND BLUE) (Reprise) Margaret Lord
It's All Right With Me (from CAN CAN)Tracy Samantha Lord
He's A Right Guy (from SOMETHING FOR THE BOYS)Liz Imbrie
SamanthaC. K. Dexter Haven
True Love (Reprise) Tracy Samantha Lord and C. K. Dexter Haven