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Winter Garden Theatre, (10/07/1982 - 9/10/2000)
First Preview: Sep 23, 1982 Total Previews: 13
Opening Date: Oct 07, 1982    
Closing Date: Sep 10, 2000 Total Performances: 7485

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President); House Manager: Manuel L. Levine
Produced by Cameron Mackintosh, The Really Useful Theatre Company Ltd., David Geffen and The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Based on "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" by T.S. Eliot; Lyrics by T.S. Eliot; Additional lyrics for "Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats" and "Memory" by Trevor Nunn; Additional lyrics for "Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats" by Richard Stilgoe; Music orchestrated by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber; Production Musical Director: Stanley Lebowsky; Musical Director: Rene Wiegert
Directed by Trevor Nunn; Associate Director: Gillian Lynne; Choreographed by Gillian Lynne
Scenic Design by John Napier; Costume Design by John Napier; Lighting Design by David Hersey; Sound Design by Martin Levan; Wig Design by Paul Huntley Productions, Inc.; Make-Up Design by Candace Carell
Executive Producer: R. Tyler Gatchell, Jr. and Peter Neufeld; General Manager: Gatchell & Neufeld, Ltd.; Company Manager: James G. Mennen; Assistant Co. Mgr: Nina Lannan
Production Stage Manager: David Taylor; Stage Manager: Lani Sundsten; Technical Supervisor: Theatrical Services, Inc.
Original Cast Album on Geffen Records and Tapes; Music Contractor: Mel Rodnon; Production Musical Supervisor: David Caddick; Associate Musical Supervisor: Kristen Blodgette; Musical Preparation Supervisor: Mathilde Pincus
Casting: Johnson-Liff Associates; General Press Representative: Fred Nathan & Associates; Dance Captain: Bonnie Walker; Photographer: Martha Swope; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; "Cats" Trademark designed by Dewynters, Limited; Associate Casting: Andrew M. Zerman
Cast
Kenneth Ard
Plato
Macavity
Rumpus Cat
Betty Buckley
Grizabella
(Sep 23, 1982 - circa. Mar 1984)
René Ceballos
Cassandra
Walter Charles
Cats Chorus
René Clemente
Coricopat
Mungojerrie
Wendy Edmead
Demeter
Steven Gelfer
Carbucketty
Harry Groener
Munkustrap
Stephen Hanan
Bustopher Jones
Asparagus
Growltiger
Robert Hoshour
Tumblebrutus
Janet L. Hubert
Tantomile
Reed Jones
Skimbleshanks
Whitney Kershaw
Sillabub
Donna King
Bombalurina
Christine Langner
Etcetera
Rumpleteazer
Terrence V. Mann
Rum Tum Tugger
Anna McNeely
Jennyanydots
Héctor Jaime Mercado
Alonzo
Cynthia Onrubia
Victoria
Ken Page
Old Deuteronomy
Susan Powers
Cats Chorus
Carol Richards
Cats Chorus
Joel Robertson
Cats Chorus
Timothy Scott
Mistoffelees
Herman W. Sebek
Pouncival
Bonnie Simmons
Jellylorum
Griddlebone
Understudies: René Ceballos (Bombalurina), Walter Charles (Old Deuteronomy), René Clemente (Mistoffelees), Marlene Danielle (Bombalurina, Cassandra, Demeter, Tantomile), Diane Fratantoni (Cassandra, Etcetera, Griddlebone, Jellylorum, Rumpleteazer, Sillabub), Steven Gelfer (Asparagus, Bustopher Jones, Growltiger), Steven Hack (Carbucketty, Coricopat, Mungojerrie, Pouncival, Tumblebrutus), Janet L. Hubert (Demeter, Grizabella), Whitney Kershaw (Tantomile, Victoria), Christine Langner (Victoria), Héctor Jaime Mercado (Macavity, Plato, Rumpus Cat), Bob Morrisey (Alonzo, Munkustrap, Rum Tum Tugger, Skimbleshanks), Susan Powers (Jennyanydots) and Herman W. Sebek (Alonzo, Coricopat, Mungojerrie)
Tony Award®
winner 1983 Best Musical [winner]
Produced by Cameron Mackintosh, The Really Useful Theatre Company Ltd., David Geffen and The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
winner 1983 Best Book of a Musical [winner]
Based on "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" by T.S. Eliot
winner 1983 Best Original Score [winner]
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by T.S. Eliot
1983 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Harry Groener
1983 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Stephen Hanan
winner 1983 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [winner]
Betty Buckley
1983 Best Scenic Design [nominee]
John Napier
winner 1983 Best Costume Design [winner]
John Napier
winner 1983 Best Lighting Design [winner]
David Hersey
1983 Best Choreography [nominee]
Gillian Lynne
winner 1983 Best Direction of a Musical [winner]
Trevor Nunn
Drama Desk Award
1983 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Betty Buckley
1983 Outstanding Lyrics [nominee]
Lyrics by T.S. Eliot
winner 1983 Outstanding Music [winner]
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
winner 1983 Outstanding Costume Design [winner]
John Napier
winner 1983 Outstanding Lighting Design [winner]
David Hersey
music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; lyrics by T.S. Eliot
(Unless otherwise noted)
ACT 1 Sung By
Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats
(lyrics by T.S. Eliot, Trevor Nunn and Richard Stilgoe)
The Company
The Naming of Cats The Company
Invitation to the Jellicle Ball Victoria, Mistoffelees and Munkustrap
The Old Gumbie Cat Jennyanydots, Munkustrap, Bombalurina, Jellylorum and Demeter
Rum Tum Tugger Rum Tum Tugger
Grizabella, the Glamour Cat Grizabella, Demeter and Bombalurina
Bustopher Jones Bustopher Jones, Jennyanydots, Jellylorum and Bombalurina
Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer
Old Deuteronomy Munkustrap, Rum Tum Tugger and Old Deuteronomy
"The Aweful Battle of the Pekes and Pollicles" together with "The Marching Song of the Pollicle Dogs Munkustrap and Rumpus Cat
The Jellicle Ball The Company
Memory
(lyrics by Trevor Nunn and T.S. Eliot)
Grizabella
ACT 2 Sung By
The Moments of Happiness Old Deuteronomy and Sillabub
Gus: The Theatre Cat Jellylorum and Asparagus
Growltiger's Last Stand Growltiger, Griddlebone, The Crew and Genghis
Skimbleshanks Skimbleshanks
Macavity Demeter, Bombalurina, Alonzo, Macavity and Munkustrap
Mr. Mistoffolees Mistoffelees and Rum Tum Tugger
Memory (Reprise)
(lyrics by Trevor Nunn and T.S. Eliot)
Victoria and Grizabella
The Journey to the Heaviside Layer The Company
The Ad-Dressing of Cats Old Deuteronomy