MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Apr 30, 1980
Closing Date
May 16, 1982
1st Preview
Apr 05, 1980
1st Preview
Apr 05, 1980
Previews
26
Performances
854
MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
St. James Theatre
(Apr 30, 1980 - May 16, 1982)

Setting
1835 through 1880. All over America and the major capitals of the world.

Produced by Judy Gordon, Cy Coleman, Maurice Rosenfield and Lois F. Rosenfield; Produced in association with Irvin Feld and Kenneth Feld; Associate Producer: Steven A. Greenberg and Michael Scharf
Book by Mark Bramble; Music by Cy Coleman; Lyrics by Michael Stewart; Music orchestrated by Hershy Kay; Vocal arrangements by Cy Coleman and Jeremy Stone; Musical Director: Peter Howard
Directed by Joe Layton; Musical Staging by Joe Layton
Scenic Design by David Mitchell; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Lighting Design by Craig Miller; Sound Design by Otts Munderloh; Hair Design by Ted Azar
General Manager: James Walsh; Company Manager: Susan Bell
Production Supervisor: Mary Porter Hall; Stage Manager: Marc Schlackman; Assistant Stage Mgr: Michael Mann; Technical Supervisor: Peter Feller, Sr.
Music Contractor: John Miller
Circus Training by The New York School for Circus Arts; Casting: Howard Feuer and Jeremy Ritzer; Assistant to the Director: John Mineo; Press Representative: David Powers and Barbara Carroll; Dance Captain: Michael Mann; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne and Scott Mauro; Assistant Propertyperson: Laura Koch
Phineas Taylor Barnum
Chairy Barnum
Apr 05, 1980 - Mar 02, 1981
Catherine Carr
Broadway debut
Lady Plate Balancer
 
Pre-Show Entertainer
Pianist
Steven Michael Harris
Broadway debut
One Man Band
Chief Bricklayer
Sherwood Stratton
Terrence V. Mann
Broadway debut
Chester Lyman
 
Humbert Morrissey
Robbi Morgan
Broadway debut
Lady Aerialist
Lady Juggler
Pianist
 
Pre-Show Entertainer
Mrs. Sherwood Stratton
 
Baton Twirler
Pre-Show Entertainer
Jenny Lind
White-Faced Clown
 
Pre-Show Entertainer
Susan B. Anthony
Amos Scudder
 
Edgar Templeton
Joice Heth
Apr 05, 1980 - Apr 13, 1981
Ringmaster
 
Julius Goldschmidt
 
James A. Bailey
Standby: SuEllen Estey (Chairy Barnum, Jenny Lind) and Harvey Evans (Phineas Taylor Barnum)
Understudies: Leonard John Crofoot (Amos Scudder, Edgar Templeton), Edward T. Jacobs (Tom Thumb), Dirk Lumbard (Chester Lyman, Humbert Morrissey, Ringmaster, Julius Goldschmidt, James A. Bailey), Terrence V. Mann (Sherwood Stratton), Barbara Nadel (Mrs. Sherwood Stratton, Susan B. Anthony), Bruce Robertson (Chester Lyman, Humbert Morrissey), Bradley Steven-Fields (Ensemble), Mary Testa (Joice Heth) and Kelly Walters (Wilton)

St. James Theatre (Apr 30, 1980 - May 16, 1982)

Circus Training by The Big Apple Circus

Cast

Phineas Taylor Barnum
Oct 13, 1981 - ?
White-Faced Clown
Chairy Barnum
Mar 03, 1981 - ?
Chairy Barnum
 
Jenny Lind
Lady Aerialist
Jenny Lind
Fred Garbo Garver
Broadway debut
Chief Bricklayer
 
Pre-Show Entertainer
Amos Scudder
 
Edgar Templeton
Chester Lyman
 
Humbert Morrissey
 
Pre-Show Entertainer
 
Sherwood Stratton
 
Wilton
Pre-Show Entertainer
Ringmaster
Apr 14, 1981 - ?
 
Julius Goldschmidt
 
James A. Bailey
Chief Bricklayer
Humbert Morrissey
 
Chester Lyman
Pre-Show Entertainer
Tony Orlando
During Jim Dale's vacation
Phineas Taylor Barnum
May 05, 1981 - May 25, 1981
Chairy Barnum
Pre-Show Entertainer
 
Lady Juggler
Wilton
 
Ringmaster
Lady Plate Balancer
Lillias White
Broadway debut
Joice Heth
Apr 14, 1981 - ?
Lady Juggler
 
Mrs. Sherwood Stratton
Standby: Jess Richards (Phineas Taylor Barnum)
Understudies: S.J. Davis (Ensemble), Fred Feldt (Ensemble), Colleen Flynn (Ensemble), Fred Garbo Garver (Tom Thumb), Steven Michael Harris (Amos Scudder), Robert Hoshour (Ensemble), R. J. Lewis (Sherwood Stratton), Dirk Lumbard (Edgar Templeton), Terrence V. Mann (Phineas Taylor Barnum), Navarre Matlovsky (Ensemble), Jerry Mitchell (Ensemble), Sophie Schwab (Chairy Barnum, Jenny Lind) and Mary Testa (Ensemble)
music by Cy Coleman; lyrics by Michael Stewart
Act 1
Sung By
There's a Sucker Born Ev'ry Minute
Phineas Taylor Barnum
Thank God I'm Old
Joice Heth and Tambourine Players
The Colors of My Life
Phineas Taylor Barnum and Chairy Barnum
One Brick at a Time
Chairy Barnum, Phineas Taylor Barnum and Bricklayers
Museum Song
Phineas Taylor Barnum
I Like Your Style
Phineas Taylor Barnum and Chairy Barnum
Bigger Isn't Better
Tom Thumb
Love Makes Such Fools of Us All
Jenny Lind
Out There
Phineas Taylor Barnum
Act 2
Sung By
Come Follow the Band
Potomac Marching Band and Washingtonians
Black and White
Chairy Barnum, Choir, Blues Singer, Phineas Taylor Barnum and Citizens of Bridgeprot
The Colors of My Life (Reprise)
Phineas Taylor Barnum and Chairy Barnum
The Prince of Humbug
Phineas Taylor Barnum
Join the Circus
James A. Bailey, Circus Performers and Phineas Taylor Barnum

Tony Award®

 

Best Musical

1980 Nominee
Produced by Judy Gordon, Cy Coleman, Maurice Rosenfield and Lois F. Rosenfield
 

Best Book of a Musical

1980 Nominee
Book by Mark Bramble
 

Best Original Score

1980 Nominee
Music by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by Michael Stewart

Best Actor in a Musical

1980 Winner
Jim Dale
 

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1980 Nominee
Glenn Close

Best Scenic Design

1980 Winner
Scenic Design by David Mitchell

Best Costume Design

1980 Winner
Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge
 

Best Lighting Design

1980 Nominee
Lighting Design by Craig Miller
 

Best Choreography

1980 Nominee
Musical Staging by Joe Layton
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1980 Nominee
Directed by Joe Layton

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Musical

1980 Nominee
Produced by Judy Gordon, Cy Coleman, Maurice Rosenfield and Lois F. Rosenfield

Outstanding Actor in a Musical

1980 Winner
Jim Dale
 

Outstanding Choreography

1980 Nominee
Musical Staging by Joe Layton
 

Outstanding Director of a Musical

1980 Nominee
Directed by Joe Layton
 

Outstanding Music

1980 Nominee
Music by Cy Coleman
 

Outstanding Set Design

1980 Nominee
Scenic Design by David Mitchell

Theatre World

Award

1980 Recipient
Marianne Tatum
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