Gender
Male
Born
Nov 27, 1911
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Died
Apr 25, 2000
London, ENGLAND
Producer Director
Also Known As
David Lee Margulois [Birthname]
Relations
Husband of
Etan Aronson (1969 - 1969) divorced; remarried (1983 - 1995) divorced
Husband of
Lenore Beck (? - 1963) divorced
Husband of
Natalie Lloyd (1999 - 2000) his death
Husband of
Karen Prunczik (July 1, 1982 - 1983) divorced
Husband of
Jeanne Gibson Merrick (1963 - ?) divorced
See Also
David Merrick Arts Foundation, (Nov 1965 - Apr 2000)
Hello, Dolly! (Apr 20, 2017 - Aug 25, 2018)
  • Originally produced on the New York stage by David Merrick
MusicalComedyRevival
State Fair (Mar 27, 1996 - Jun 30, 1996)
  • Produced by David Merrick
MusicalComedyOriginal
Oh, Kay! (Nov 01, 1990 - Apr 14, 1991)
  • Produced by David Merrick
MusicalAll Black CastRevival
Loot (Apr 07, 1986 - Jun 28, 1986)
  • Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation
PlayComedyRevival
I Won't Dance (May 10, 1981 - May 10, 1981)
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayOriginal
42nd Street (Aug 25, 1980 - Jan 08, 1989)
  • Produced by David Merrick
MusicalComedyOriginal
Very Good Eddie (Dec 21, 1975 - Sep 05, 1976)
  • Produced by David Merrick
MusicalRevival
Travesties (Oct 30, 1975 - Mar 13, 1976)
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayOriginal
The Misanthrope (Mar 12, 1975 - May 31, 1975)
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayComedyRevival
Dreyfus in Rehearsal (Oct 17, 1974 - Oct 26, 1974)
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayComedyOriginal
Mack & Mabel (Oct 06, 1974 - Nov 30, 1974)
  • Produced by David Merrick
MusicalOriginal
Out Cry (Mar 01, 1973 - Mar 10, 1973)
  • Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation
PlayOriginal
Sugar (Apr 09, 1972 - Jun 23, 1973)
  • Produced by David Merrick
MusicalComedyOriginal
Moonchildren (Feb 21, 1972 - Mar 04, 1972)
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayComedyOriginal
Vivat! Vivat Regina! (Jan 20, 1972 - Apr 29, 1972)
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayOriginal
There's One in Every Marriage (Jan 03, 1972 - Jan 15, 1972)
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayFarceOriginal
The Philanthropist (Mar 15, 1971 - May 15, 1971)
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayComedyOriginal
Four on a Garden (Jan 30, 1971 - Mar 20, 1971)
  • House of Dunkelmayer
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayOne Act ComedyOriginal
  • Betty
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayOne Act ComedyOriginal
  • Toreador
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayOne Act ComedyOriginal
  • The Swingers
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayOne Act ComedyOriginal
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Jan 20, 1971 - Mar 13, 1971)
  • Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation
PlayComedyRevival
Child's Play (Feb 17, 1970 - Dec 12, 1970)
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayDramaOriginal
Private Lives (Dec 04, 1969 - May 30, 1970)
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayComedy Romantic ComedyRevival
The Penny Wars (Oct 15, 1969 - Oct 18, 1969)
  • Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation
PlayOriginal
A Patriot for Me (Oct 06, 1969 - Nov 15, 1969)
  • Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation
PlayDramaOriginal
Play It Again, Sam (Feb 12, 1969 - Mar 14, 1970)
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayComedyOriginal
Forty Carats (Dec 26, 1968 - Nov 07, 1970)
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayComedyOriginal
Promises, Promises (Dec 01, 1968 - Jan 01, 1972)
  • Produced by David Merrick
MusicalComedyOriginal
Rockefeller and the Red Indians (Oct 24, 1968 - Oct 26, 1968)
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayOriginal
The Seven Descents of Myrtle (Mar 27, 1968 - Apr 20, 1968)
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayOriginal
The Happy Time (Jan 18, 1968 - Sep 28, 1968)
  • Produced by David Merrick
MusicalComedyOriginal
How Now, Dow Jones (Dec 07, 1967 - Jun 15, 1968)
  • Produced by David Merrick
MusicalComedyOriginal
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Oct 16, 1967 - Oct 19, 1968)
  • Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation
PlayComedyOriginal
Keep It In the Family (Sep 27, 1967 - Sep 30, 1967)
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayComedyOriginal
The Astrakhan Coat (Jan 12, 1967 - Jan 28, 1967)
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayOriginal
Breakfast at Tiffany's (Never Officially Opened - Dec 14, 1966)
  • Produced by David Merrick
MusicalOriginal
I Do! I Do! (Dec 05, 1966 - Jun 15, 1968)
  • Produced by David Merrick
MusicalComedyOriginal
Don't Drink the Water (Nov 17, 1966 - Apr 20, 1968)
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayComedyOriginal
We Have Always Lived in the Castle (Oct 19, 1966 - Oct 26, 1966)
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayOriginal
The Loves of Cass McGuire (Oct 06, 1966 - Oct 22, 1966)
  • Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation
PlayOriginal
Philadelphia, Here I Come! (Feb 16, 1966 - Nov 26, 1966)
  • Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation
PlayOriginal
  • Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation
PlayDrama Play with musicOriginal
Cactus Flower (Dec 08, 1965 - Nov 23, 1968)
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayComedyOriginal
Inadmissible Evidence (Nov 30, 1965 - Apr 23, 1966)
  • Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation
PlayOriginal
Pickwick (Oct 04, 1965 - Nov 20, 1965)
  • Produced by David Merrick
MusicalOriginal
Oliver! (Aug 02, 1965 - Sep 25, 1965)
  • Produced by David Merrick
MusicalComedy DramaOriginal
  • Produced by David Merrick
MusicalComedyOriginal
I Was Dancing (Nov 08, 1964 - Nov 21, 1964)
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayOriginal
A Severed Head (Oct 28, 1964 - Nov 21, 1964)
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayComedyOriginal
Oh What a Lovely War (Sep 30, 1964 - Jan 16, 1965)
  • Produced by David Merrick
MusicalRevueOriginal
Foxy (Feb 16, 1964 - Apr 18, 1964)
  • Produced by David Merrick
MusicalComedyOriginal
Hello, Dolly! (Jan 16, 1964 - Dec 27, 1970)
  • Produced by David Merrick
MusicalComedyOriginal
The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore (Jan 01, 1964 - Jan 04, 1964)
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayRevival
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Nov 13, 1963 - Jan 25, 1964)
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayDramaOriginal
Arturo Ui (Nov 11, 1963 - Nov 16, 1963)
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayDramaOriginal
110 in the Shade (Oct 24, 1963 - Aug 08, 1964)
  • Produced by David Merrick
MusicalOriginal
Luther (Sep 25, 1963 - Mar 28, 1964)
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayOriginal
The Rehearsal (Sep 23, 1963 - Dec 28, 1963)
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayOriginal
Rattle of a Simple Man (Apr 17, 1963 - Jul 06, 1963)
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayOriginal
Oliver! (Jan 06, 1963 - Nov 14, 1964)
  • Produced by David Merrick
MusicalComedy DramaOriginal
Tchin-Tchin (Oct 25, 1962 - May 18, 1963)
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayOriginal
Stop the World - I Want to Get Off (Oct 03, 1962 - Feb 01, 1964)
  • Produced by David Merrick
MusicalOriginal
I Can Get It for You Wholesale (Mar 22, 1962 - Dec 08, 1962)
  • Produced by David Merrick
MusicalComedyOriginal
Subways Are for Sleeping (Dec 27, 1961 - Jun 23, 1962)
  • Produced by David Merrick
MusicalComedyOriginal
Ross (Dec 26, 1961 - May 12, 1962)
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayOriginal
Sunday in New York (Nov 29, 1961 - May 12, 1962)
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayOriginal
Becket (May 08, 1961 - May 27, 1961)
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayOriginal
Carnival! (Apr 13, 1961 - Jan 05, 1963)
  • Produced by David Merrick
MusicalPuppetsOriginal
Do Re Mi (Dec 26, 1960 - Jan 13, 1962)
  • Produced by David Merrick
MusicalComedyOriginal
Becket (Oct 05, 1960 - Mar 25, 1961)
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayOriginal
A Taste of Honey (Oct 04, 1960 - Sep 09, 1961)
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayOriginal
Irma La Douce (Sep 29, 1960 - Dec 31, 1961)
  • Produced by David Merrick
MusicalComedyOriginal
Vintage '60 (Sep 12, 1960 - Sep 17, 1960)
  • Produced by David Merrick
MusicalRevueOriginal
The Good Soup (Mar 02, 1960 - Mar 19, 1960)
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayOriginal
Take Me Along (Oct 22, 1959 - Dec 17, 1960)
  • Produced by David Merrick
MusicalComedyOriginal
Gypsy (May 21, 1959 - Mar 25, 1961)
  • Produced by David Merrick
MusicalDramaOriginal
Destry Rides Again (Apr 23, 1959 - Jun 18, 1960)
  • Produced by David Merrick
MusicalComedyOriginal
La Plume de Ma Tante (Nov 11, 1958 - Dec 17, 1960)
  • Produced by David Merrick
MusicalRevueOriginal
Maria Golovin (Nov 05, 1958 - Nov 08, 1958)
  • Produced by David Merrick
MusicalDramaOriginal
Epitaph for George Dillon (Nov 04, 1958 - Nov 22, 1958)
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayDramaOriginal
The World of Suzie Wong (Oct 14, 1958 - Jan 02, 1960)
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayDramaOriginal
The Entertainer (Feb 12, 1958 - May 10, 1958)
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayDramaOriginal
Jamaica (Oct 31, 1957 - Apr 11, 1959)
  • Produced by David Merrick
MusicalOriginal
Romanoff and Juliet (Oct 10, 1957 - Sep 13, 1958)
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayComedyOriginal
Look Back in Anger (Oct 01, 1957 - Sep 20, 1958)
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayDramaOriginal
The Matchmaker (Dec 05, 1955 - Feb 02, 1957)
  • Produced by David Merrick
  • Production Supervised by David Merrick
PlayComedyOriginal
Fanny (Nov 04, 1954 - Dec 16, 1956)
  • Produced by David Merrick
MusicalOriginal
Clutterbuck (Dec 03, 1949 - Jun 10, 1950)
  • Produced in association with David Merrick
PlayComedyOriginal
Jeb (Feb 21, 1946 - Feb 28, 1946)
  • Produced in association with David Merrick
PlayOriginal
Bright Boy (Mar 02, 1944 - Mar 15, 1944)
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayComedyOriginal
The Willow and I (Dec 10, 1942 - Jan 02, 1943)
  • Produced by David Merrick
PlayOriginal
Hello, Dolly! (Sep 25, 2018 - Present)
  • Originally Produced on the New York Stage by David Merrick
MusicalComedyRevival
Hello, Dolly! (Oct 05, 2013 - Apr 05, 2014)
  • Produced for the Broadway stage by David Merrick
MusicalComedyRevival
42nd Street (Feb 19, 1985 - Jan 26, 1986)
  • Produced by David Merrick
MusicalComedyOriginal
42nd Street (Feb 03, 1984 - Dec 02, 1984)
  • Produced by David Merrick
MusicalComedyOriginal
42nd Street (Jan 01, 1983 - Mar 30, 1986)
  • Produced by David Merrick
MusicalComedyOriginal

Tony Award®

 

Best Reproduction (Play or Musical)

1986 | Nominee  | Loot
Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation

Best Musical

1981 | Winner  | 42nd Street
Produced by David Merrick

Best Play

1976 | Winner  | Travesties
Produced by David Merrick
 

Best Musical

1975 | Nominee  | Mack & Mabel
Produced by David Merrick
 

Best Musical

1973 | Nominee  | Sugar
Produced by David Merrick
 

Best Play

1972 | Nominee  | Vivat! Vivat Regina!
Produced by David Merrick
 

Best Play

1971 | Nominee  | The Philanthropist
Produced by David Merrick
 

Best Play

1970 | Nominee  | Child's Play
Produced by David Merrick
 

Best Musical

1969 | Nominee  | Promises, Promises
Produced by David Merrick
 

Best Musical

1968 | Nominee  | How Now, Dow Jones
Produced by David Merrick
 

Best Musical

1968 | Nominee  | The Happy Time
Produced by David Merrick

Best Play

1968 | Winner  | Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation

Best Producer of a Play

1968 | Winner  | Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation

Special Award

1968 | Recipient
David Merrick
 

Best Musical

1967 | Nominee  | I Do! I Do!
Produced by David Merrick
 

Best Play

1966 | Nominee  | Philadelphia, Here I Come!
Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation
 

Best Play

1966 | Nominee  | Inadmissible Evidence
Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation
 

Best Musical

1965 | Nominee  | Oh What a Lovely War
Produced by David Merrick
 

Best Producer of a Musical

Produced by David Merrick

Best Musical

1964 | Winner  | Hello, Dolly!
Produced by David Merrick

Best Play

1964 | Winner  | Luther
Produced by David Merrick

Best Producer (Musical)

1964 | Winner  | Hello, Dolly!
Produced by David Merrick
 

Best Musical

1963 | Nominee  | Stop the World - I Want to Get Off
Produced by David Merrick
 

Best Musical

1963 | Nominee  | Oliver!
Produced by David Merrick
 

Best Play

1963 | Nominee  | Tchin-Tchin
Produced by David Merrick
 

Best Producer of a Musical

1963 | Nominee  | Oliver!
Produced by David Merrick
 

Best Musical

1962 | Nominee  | Carnival!
Produced by David Merrick
 

Best Producer of a Musical

1962 | Nominee  | Carnival!
Produced by David Merrick
 

Best Producer of a Play

1962 | Nominee  | Ross
Produced by David Merrick
 

Best Musical

1961 | Nominee  | Irma La Douce
Produced by David Merrick
 

Best Musical

1961 | Nominee  | Do Re Mi
Produced by David Merrick

Best Play

1961 | Winner  | Becket
Produced by David Merrick

Special Award

1961 | Recipient
David Merrick (in recognition of a fabulous production record over the last seven years.)
 

Best Musical

1960 | Nominee  | Take Me Along
Produced by David Merrick
 

Best Musical

1960 | Nominee  | Gypsy
Produced by David Merrick
 

Best Musical

1959 | Nominee  | La Plume de Ma Tante
Produced by David Merrick
 

Best Play

1959 | Nominee  | Epitaph for George Dillon
Produced by David Merrick
 

Best Musical

1958 | Nominee  | Jamaica
Produced by David Merrick
 

Best Play

1958 | Nominee  | Look Back in Anger
Produced by David Merrick
 

Best Play

1958 | Nominee  | Romanoff and Juliet
Produced by David Merrick

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Revival

1986 | Nominee  | Loot
Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation
 

Outstanding Musical

1981 | Nominee  | 42nd Street
Produced by David Merrick
 

Outstanding Revival

1976 | Nominee  | Very Good Eddie
Produced by David Merrick

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