Opening Date
Oct 05, 1960
Closing Date
Mar 25, 1961
1st Preview
Oct 03, 1960
1st Preview
Oct 03, 1960


St. James Theatre
(Oct 05, 1960 - Dec 17, 1960)
Royale Theatre
(Dec 19, 1960 - Mar 25, 1961)

The time is between 1155 and 1170 A.D. England and France.

Produced by David Merrick
Written by Jean Anouilh; Translated by Lucienne Hill; Incidental music by Laurence Rosenthal
Directed by Peter Glenville
Scenic Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Motley; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal
General Manager: Jack Schlissel
Production Supervisor: Neil Hartley; Production Stage Manager: Lucia Victor; Stage Manager: Alan Shayne; Assistant Stage Mgr: Tom Leith, Julian Miller and Val Wrenne
Assistant to Oliver Smith: Jack Brown; Production Assistant to Miss Rosenthal: Marian Kinsella
Casting Director: Michael Shurtleff; Press Representative: James D. Proctor; Press Assistant: Judith S. Davidson; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company and Fred Golden; Technician: Teddy Van Bemmel
Thomas Becket
Henry II
Duke of Normandy and King of England
The Queen Mother
The Pope
His Daughter
Third English Baron
First Monk from Hastings
A Young Monk
Henry's Younger Son
A Servant
Henry's Page
King of France
The Queen
Wife to Henry
Fourth English Baron
The Bishop of Oxford
William of Corbeil
First French Baron
His Son
A Monk
Secretary to Becket
Second Servant
A Young Footsoldier
Gilbert Folliot
Bishop of London
A French Girl
Henry's Elder Son
Oct 03, 1960 - Feb 06, 1961
A French Priest
Cardinal Zambelli
The Bishop of York
The Provost Marshall
The Archbishop of Canterbury
Second French Baron
A Priest
A Saxon Peasant
Second English Baron
Second Monk from Hastings
A Soldier
The Duke of Arundel
First English Baron
An Old Footsoldier
Standby: Lee Richardson (Thomas Becket)

St. James Theatre (Oct 05, 1960 - Dec 17, 1960)

Royale Theatre (Dec 19, 1960 - Mar 25, 1961)


Feb 07, 1961 - ?

Tony Award®

Best Play

1961 Winner
Translated by Lucienne Hill
Written by Jean Anouilh
Produced by David Merrick

Best Actor in Play

1961 Nominee
Anthony Quinn

Best Scenic Design (Dramatic)

1961 Winner
Scenic Design by Oliver Smith

Best Costume Design (Dramatic)

1961 Winner
Costume Design by Motley

Best Stage Technician

1961 Winner
Technical Crew: Teddy Van Bemmel

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