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St. James Theatre, (4/30/1980 - 5/16/1982)
First Preview: Apr 05, 1980 Total Previews: 26
Opening Date: Apr 30, 1980    
Closing Date: May 16, 1982 Total Performances: 854

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: 1835 through 1880. All over America and the major capitals of the world.

Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (under the direction of Richard G. Wolff, President)
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; 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; Press Representative: David Powers and Barbara Carroll; Dance Captain: Michael Mann; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne
Jim Dale
Phineas Taylor Barnum
Glenn Close
Chairy Barnum
(Apr 05, 1980 - Mar 02, 1981)
Catherine Carr
Broadway debut
Lady Plate Balancer
Pre-Show Entertainer
Leonard John Crofoot
Tom Thumb
Karen Gustafson
Steven Michael Harris
Broadway debut
One Man Band
Edward T. Jacobs
Chief Bricklayer
Dirk Lumbard
Sherwood Stratton
Terrence V. Mann
Broadway debut
Chester Lyman
Humbert Morrissey
Robbi Morgan
Broadway debut
Lady Aerialist
Barbara Nadel
Lady Juggler
Peter Phillips
Bruce Robertson
Pre-Show Entertainer
Sophie Schwab
Mrs. Sherwood Stratton
Baton Twirler
Bradley Steven-Fields
Pre-Show Entertainer
Marianne Tatum
Jenny Lind
Andy Teirstein
White-Faced Clown
Pre-Show Entertainer
Karen Trott
Susan B. Anthony
Kelly Walters
Amos Scudder
Edgar Templeton
Terri White
Joice Heth
(Apr 05, 1980 - Apr 13, 1981)
William C. Witter
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, James A. Bailey, Julius Goldschmidt, Ringmaster), 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)
Tony Award®
1980 Best Musical [nominee]
Produced by Judy Gordon, Cy Coleman, Lois F. Rosenfield and Maurice Rosenfield
1980 Best Book of a Musical [nominee]
Book by Mark Bramble
1980 Best Original Score [nominee]
Music by Cy Coleman; Lyrics by Michael Stewart
winner 1980 Best Actor in a Musical [winner]
Jim Dale
1980 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Glenn Close
winner 1980 Best Scenic Design [winner]
David Mitchell
winner 1980 Best Costume Design [winner]
Theoni V. Aldredge
1980 Best Lighting Design [nominee]
Craig Miller
1980 Best Choreography [nominee]
Joe Layton
1980 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Joe Layton
Drama Desk Award
1980 Outstanding Musical [nominee]
Produced by Judy Gordon, Cy Coleman, Maurice Rosenfield and Lois F. Rosenfield
winner 1980 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [winner]
Jim Dale
1980 Outstanding Choreography [nominee]
Joe Layton
1980 Outstanding Director of a Musical [nominee]
Directed by Joe Layton
1980 Outstanding Music [nominee]
Music by Cy Coleman
1980 Outstanding Set Design [nominee]
Scenic Design by David Mitchell
Theatre World
winner 1980 Award [recipient]
Marianne Tatum
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