Gender
Male
Born
Jun 25, 1887
Forestville, New York, USA
Died
Jan 31, 1995
Miami Beach, Florida, USA
Producer Director Performer Writer Choreographer Presenter Source Material Other
Also Known As
George Francis Abbott
Relations
Father of
Judith Abbott
Uncle of
Carl Fisher
Prince of Broadway (Aug 24, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017)
  • Book for "Flora, The Red Menace" by George Abbott [, , ]
MusicalRevueOriginal
The Pajama Game (Feb 23, 2006 - Jun 17, 2006)
  • Book by George Abbott
MusicalComedyRevival
The Boys from Syracuse (Aug 18, 2002 - Oct 20, 2002)
  • Based on the original book by George Abbott
MusicalComedyRevival
Damn Yankees (Mar 03, 1994 - Aug 06, 1995)
  • Book by George Abbott
MusicalComedyRevival
Three Men on a Horse (Apr 13, 1993 - May 16, 1993)
  • Written by George Abbott
PlayComedyRevival
Broadway (Jun 25, 1987 - Jun 27, 1987)
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Written by George Abbott
PlayDramaRevival
On Your Toes (Mar 06, 1983 - May 20, 1984)
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Book by George Abbott
MusicalComedyRevival
Music Is (Dec 20, 1976 - Dec 26, 1976)
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Book by George Abbott
MusicalComedyOriginal
Where's Charley? (Dec 20, 1974 - Feb 23, 1975)
  • Book by George Abbott
MusicalComedyRevival
The Pajama Game (Dec 09, 1973 - Feb 03, 1974)
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Book by George Abbott
MusicalComedyRevival
Not Now, Darling (Oct 29, 1970 - Nov 15, 1970)
  • Directed by George Abbott
PlayComedyOriginal
Norman, Is That You? (Feb 19, 1970 - Feb 28, 1970)
  • Directed by George Abbott
PlayOriginal
Three Men on a Horse (Oct 16, 1969 - Jan 10, 1970)
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Written by George Abbott
PlayComedyRevival
The Fig Leaves Are Falling (Jan 02, 1969 - Jan 06, 1969)
  • Directed by George Abbott
MusicalOriginal
The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N (Apr 04, 1968 - Apr 27, 1968)
  • Directed by George Abbott
MusicalOriginal
How Now, Dow Jones (Dec 07, 1967 - Jun 15, 1968)
  • Directed by George Abbott
MusicalComedyOriginal
Agatha Sue, I Love You (Dec 14, 1966 - Dec 17, 1966)
  • Directed by George Abbott
PlayComedyOriginal
Help Stamp Out Marriage! (Sep 29, 1966 - Oct 15, 1966)
  • Directed by George Abbott
PlayComedyOriginal
Anya (Nov 29, 1965 - Dec 11, 1965)
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Book by George Abbott
MusicalOperettaOriginal
Flora, The Red Menace (May 11, 1965 - Jul 24, 1965)
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Book by George Abbott
MusicalOriginal
Fade Out - Fade In (May 26, 1964 - Apr 17, 1965)
  • Directed by George Abbott
MusicalComedyOriginal
Never Too Late (Nov 27, 1962 - Apr 24, 1965)
  • Directed by George Abbott
PlayComedyOriginal
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (May 08, 1962 - Aug 29, 1964)
  • Directed by George Abbott
MusicalComedy FarceOriginal
Take Her, She's Mine (Dec 21, 1961 - Dec 08, 1962)
  • Directed by George Abbott
PlayComedyOriginal
Let It Ride! (Oct 12, 1961 - Dec 09, 1961)
  • Based on "Three Men on a Horse" by George Abbott
MusicalComedyOriginal
A Call on Kuprin (May 25, 1961 - Jun 03, 1961)
  • Directed by George Abbott
PlayOriginal
Tenderloin (Oct 17, 1960 - Apr 23, 1961)
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Book by George Abbott
MusicalComedyOriginal
Fiorello! (Nov 23, 1959 - Oct 28, 1961)
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Book by George Abbott
MusicalOriginal
Once Upon a Mattress (May 11, 1959 - Jul 02, 1960)
  • Directed by George Abbott
MusicalComedyOriginal
Drink to Me Only (Oct 08, 1958 - Dec 13, 1958)
  • Directed by George Abbott
PlayComedyOriginal
New Girl in Town (May 14, 1957 - May 24, 1958)
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Book by George Abbott
MusicalOriginal
The Skin of Our Teeth (Aug 17, 1955 - Sep 03, 1955)
  • Starring: George Abbott [Mr. Antrobus]
PlayComedyRevival
Damn Yankees (May 05, 1955 - Oct 12, 1957)
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Book by George Abbott
MusicalComedyOriginal
On Your Toes (Oct 11, 1954 - Dec 04, 1954)
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
  • Book by George Abbott
MusicalComedyRevival
The Pajama Game (May 13, 1954 - Nov 24, 1956)
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Book by George Abbott
MusicalComedyOriginal
Me and Juliet (May 28, 1953 - Apr 03, 1954)
  • Directed by George Abbott
MusicalComedyOriginal
Wonderful Town (Feb 25, 1953 - Jul 03, 1954)
  • Directed by George Abbott
MusicalComedyOriginal
In Any Language (Oct 07, 1952 - Nov 15, 1952)
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Directed by George Abbott
PlayComedyOriginal
The Number (Oct 30, 1951 - Jan 12, 1952)
  • Staged by George Abbott
PlayMelodramaOriginal
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Apr 19, 1951 - Dec 08, 1951)
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Book by George Abbott
MusicalOriginal
Where's Charley? (Jan 29, 1951 - Mar 10, 1951)
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Book by George Abbott
MusicalComedyOriginal
Out of This World (Dec 21, 1950 - May 05, 1951)
  • Additional direction by George Abbott
  • The Messrs. Subber and Ayers gratefully acknowledge the assistance of George Abbott
MusicalComedyOriginal
Call Me Madam (Oct 12, 1950 - May 03, 1952)
  • Directed by George Abbott
MusicalComedyOriginal
Touch and Go (Oct 13, 1949 - Mar 18, 1950)
  • Presented by George Abbott
MusicalRevueOriginal
Mrs. Gibbons' Boys (May 04, 1949 - May 07, 1949)
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
PlayComedyOriginal
Where's Charley? (Oct 11, 1948 - Sep 09, 1950)
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Book by George Abbott
MusicalComedyOriginal
Look, Ma, I'm Dancin'! (Jan 29, 1948 - Jul 10, 1948)
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Choreographed by George Abbott
MusicalOriginal
High Button Shoes (Oct 09, 1947 - Jul 02, 1949)
  • Directed by George Abbott
MusicalComedyOriginal
Barefoot Boy With Cheek (Apr 03, 1947 - Jul 05, 1947)
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
MusicalComedyOriginal
It Takes Two (Feb 03, 1947 - Feb 08, 1947)
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Directed by George Abbott
PlayComedyOriginal
The Dancer (Jun 05, 1946 - Jun 08, 1946)
  • Produced by George Abbott
PlayMelodramaRevival
Billion Dollar Baby (Dec 21, 1945 - Jun 29, 1946)
  • Production Directed by George Abbott
MusicalComedyOriginal
On the Town (Dec 28, 1944 - Feb 02, 1946)
  • Directed by George Abbott
MusicalComedyOriginal
Snafu (Oct 25, 1944 - Mar 10, 1945)
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
PlayOriginal
A Highland Fling (Apr 28, 1944 - May 20, 1944)
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
PlayOriginal
Get Away Old Man (Nov 24, 1943 - Dec 04, 1943)
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Directed by George Abbott
PlayOriginal
Kiss and Tell (Mar 17, 1943 - Jun 23, 1945)
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
PlayComedyOriginal
Sweet Charity (Dec 28, 1942 - Jan 02, 1943)
  • Directed by George Abbott
PlayComedyOriginal
Beat the Band (Oct 14, 1942 - Dec 12, 1942)
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Book by George Abbott
MusicalComedyOriginal
Three Men on a Horse (Oct 09, 1942 - Oct 31, 1942)
  • Written by George Abbott
PlayComedyRevival
Jason (Jan 21, 1942 - May 09, 1942)
  • Produced by George Abbott
PlayOriginal
Banjo Eyes (Dec 25, 1941 - Apr 12, 1942)
  • Based on "Three Men on a Horse" by George Abbott
MusicalComedyOriginal
Best Foot Forward (Oct 01, 1941 - Jul 04, 1942)
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Directed by George Abbott
MusicalComedyOriginal
Pal Joey (Dec 25, 1940 - Nov 29, 1941)
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
MusicalComedyOriginal
Goodbye in the Night (Mar 18, 1940 - Mar 23, 1940)
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
PlayMelodramaOriginal
The Unconquered (Feb 13, 1940 - Feb 17, 1940)
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
PlayDramaOriginal
Ring Two (Nov 22, 1939 - Nov 25, 1939)
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
PlayComedyOriginal
Too Many Girls (Oct 18, 1939 - May 18, 1940)
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
MusicalComedyOriginal
See My Lawyer (Sep 27, 1939 - Apr 06, 1940)
  • Produced by George Abbott
PlayComedyOriginal
Mrs. O'Brien Entertains (Feb 08, 1939 - Mar 1939)
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
PlayComedyOriginal
The Primrose Path (Jan 04, 1939 - May 1939)
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
PlayComedyOriginal
The Boys from Syracuse (Nov 23, 1938 - Jun 10, 1939)
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Book by George Abbott
MusicalComedyOriginal
What a Life (Apr 13, 1938 - Jul 08, 1939)
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Directed by George Abbott
PlayComedyOriginal
All That Glitters (Jan 19, 1938 - Mar 1938)
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
PlayComedyOriginal
Brown Sugar (Dec 02, 1937 - Dec 04, 1937)
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
PlayMelodramaOriginal
Angel Island (Oct 20, 1937 - Nov 1937)
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
PlayComedy MysteryOriginal
Room Service (May 19, 1937 - Jul 16, 1938)
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
PlayComedyOriginal
Brother Rat (Dec 16, 1936 - May 1938)
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Directed by George Abbott
PlayComedyOriginal
Sweet River (Oct 28, 1936 - Nov 1936)
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
  • Written by George Abbott
PlayDramaOriginal
On Your Toes (Apr 11, 1936 - Jan 23, 1937)
  • Book by George Abbott
MusicalComedyOriginal
Boy Meets Girl (Nov 27, 1935 - Jul 1937)
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
PlayComedyOriginal
Jumbo (Nov 16, 1935 - Apr 18, 1936)
  • Book directed by George Abbott
MusicalComedy PuppetsOriginal
Three Men on a Horse (Jan 30, 1935 - Jan 09, 1937)
  • Staged by George Abbott
  • Written by George Abbott
PlayComedyOriginal
Page Miss Glory (Nov 27, 1934 - Jan 19, 1935)
  • Staged by George Abbott
PlayComedyOriginal
Ladies' Money (Nov 01, 1934 - Dec 01, 1934)
  • Staged by George Abbott
  • Written by George Abbott
PlayDramaOriginal
Small Miracle (Sep 26, 1934 - Jan 1935)
  • Staged by George Abbott
PlayMelodramaOriginal
Kill That Story (Aug 29, 1934 - Dec 15, 1934)
  • Produced by Abbott-Dunning, Inc.
  • Staged by George Abbott
PlayComedyOriginal
John Brown (Jan 22, 1934 - Jan 1934)
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
  • Performer: George Abbott [John Brown]
PlayDrama HistoryOriginal
The Drums Begin (Nov 24, 1933 - Dec 1933)
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
PlayDramaOriginal
Heat Lightning (Sep 15, 1933 - Oct 1933)
  • Produced by Abbott-Dunning, Inc.
  • Staged by George Abbott
  • Written by George Abbott
PlayDramaOriginal
Twentieth Century (Dec 29, 1932 - May 20, 1933)
  • Produced by George Abbott
  • Staged by George Abbott
PlayComedyOriginal
The Great Magoo (Dec 02, 1932 - Dec 1932)
  • Staged by George Abbott
PlayDramaOriginal
Lilly Turner (Sep 19, 1932 - Oct 1932)
  • Produced by Abbott-Dunning, Inc.
  • Staged by George Abbott
  • Written by George Abbott
PlayOriginal
Louder, Please (Nov 12, 1931 - Jan 1932)
  • Staged by George Abbott
PlayComedyOriginal
Those We Love (Feb 19, 1930 - Apr 1930)
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Performer: George Abbott [Frederick Williston]
  • Written by George Abbott
PlayDramaOriginal
Poppa (Dec 24, 1928 - Mar 1929)
  • Staged by George Abbott
PlayComedyOriginal
Ringside (Aug 29, 1928 - Sep 1928)
  • Staged by George Abbott
  • Written by George Abbott
PlayOriginal
Gentlemen of the Press (Aug 27, 1928 - Dec 1928)
  • Staged by George Abbott
PlayOriginal
Bless You, Sister (Dec 26, 1927 - Jan 1928)
  • Directed by George Abbott
PlayOriginal
Coquette (Nov 08, 1927 - Sep 1928)
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Written by George Abbott
PlayRomance TragedyOriginal
Four Walls (Sep 19, 1927 - Jan 1928)
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Written by George Abbott
PlayOriginal
Spread Eagle (Apr 04, 1927 - Jun 1927)
  • Staged by George Abbott
PlayDramaOriginal
Chicago (Dec 30, 1926 - May 1927)
  • Directed by George Abbott
PlayComedyOriginal
Broadway (Sep 16, 1926 - Feb 11, 1928)
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Written by George Abbott
PlayDramaOriginal
Love 'em and Leave 'em (Feb 03, 1926 - Jun 1926)
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Written by George Abbott
PlayComedyOriginal
A Holy Terror (Sep 28, 1925 - Oct 1925)
  • Performer: George Abbott [Dirk Yancey]
  • Written by George Abbott
PlayOriginal
The Fall Guy (Mar 10, 1925 - Jun 1925)
  • Written by George Abbott
PlayComedy MelodramaOriginal
Processional (Jan 12, 1925 - Mar 1925)
  • Performer: George Abbott [Dynamite Jim]
PlayComedyOriginal
Lazybones (Sep 22, 1924 - Nov 1924)
  • Performer: George Abbott [Steve Tuttle]
PlayOriginal
Hell-bent Fer Heaven (Jan 04, 1924 - Apr 1924)
  • Performer: George Abbott [Sid Hunt]
PlayMelodramaOriginal
White Desert (Oct 18, 1923 - Oct 1923)
  • Performer: George Abbott [Sverre Peterson]
PlayDramaOriginal
Zander the Great (Apr 09, 1923 - Jun 1923)
  • Performer: George Abbott [Texas]
PlayComedyOriginal
The Broken Wing (Nov 29, 1920 - Apr 1921)
  • Performer: George Abbott [Sylvester Cross]
PlayComedy DramaOriginal
Daddies (Sep 05, 1918 - Jun 1919)
  • Performer: George Abbott [Henry Allen]
PlayOriginal
Gertrude Kingston and a Visiting Company (Nov 14, 1916 - Dec 30, 1916)
  • Performer: George Abbott [Twin Duke of Ethiopia]
PlayOne ActOriginal
The Yeomen of the Guard (Apr 19, 1915 - May 08, 1915)
  • Performer: George Abbott [Second Yeoman]
MusicalOperettaRevival
The Misleading Lady (Nov 25, 1913 - May 1914)
  • Performer: George Abbott
PlayOriginal
Damn Yankees (Sep 22, 1995 - May 04, 1997)
  • Book by George Abbott
MusicalComedyRevival
On Your Toes (Mar 21, 1984 - Apr 28, 1984)
  • Directed by George Abbott
  • Book by George Abbott
MusicalComedyRevival

Tony Award®

Special Award

1987 | Recipient
George Abbott (on the occasion of his 100th birthday)

Lawrence Langner Award

1976 | Recipient
George Abbott
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1968 | Nominee  | How Now, Dow Jones
Directed by George Abbott

Best Direction of a Musical

Directed by George Abbott
 

Best Direction of a Play

1963 | Nominee  | Never Too Late
Directed by George Abbott

Best Direction of a Musical

1960 | Winner  | Fiorello!
Directed by George Abbott

Best Musical

1960 | Winner  | Fiorello!
Book by George Abbott
 

Best Musical

1958 | Nominee  | New Girl in Town
Book by George Abbott

Best Musical

1956 | Winner  | Damn Yankees
Book by George Abbott

Best Musical

1955 | Winner  | The Pajama Game
Book by George Abbott

Pulitzer Prize

for Drama

1960 | Winner  | Fiorello!
Book by George Abbott

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding Director of a Musical

1983 | Winner  | On Your Toes
Directed by George Abbott

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