MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Aug 15, 2002
Closing Date
Jan 04, 2009
1st Preview
Jul 18, 2002
1st Preview
Jul 18, 2002
Previews
31
Performances
2,642
MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Neil Simon Theatre
(Aug 15, 2002 - Jan 04, 2009)

Description
A musical in two acts

Setting
Baltimore. 1962.

Book by Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell; Music by Marc Shaiman; Lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman; Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters; Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler; Musical Director: Lon Hoyt; Music arranged by Marc Shaiman
Directed by Jack O'Brien; Choreographed by Jerry Mitchell; Associate Director: Matt Lenz; Associate Choreographer: Michele Lynch
Scenic Design by David Rockwell; Costume Design by William Ivey Long; Lighting Design by Kenneth Posner; Sound Design by Steve C. Kennedy; Hair and Wig Design by Paul Huntley; Make-Up Design by Randy Houston Mercer; Associate Scenic Design: Richard Jaris; Assistant Scenic Design: Emily Beck, Robert Bissinger and Ted LeFevre; Associate to David Rockwell: Barry Richards; Assistant to David Rockwell: Michael Dereskewicz and Joanie Schlafer; Associate Costume Design: Martha Bromelmeier; Assistant Costume Design: Laura Oppenheimer; Assistant to William Ivey-Long: Melissa-Anne Blizzard and Donald Sanders; Associate Lighting Design: Philip Rosenberg; Assistant Lighting Design: Paul Miller; Associate Sound Design: John Shivers; Associate Hair and Wig Design: Amy Solomon; Automated Lighting Programmer: Paul J. Sonnleitner
General Manager: Richard Frankel Productions and Laura Green; Company Manager: Marc Borsak; Associate Co. Mgr: Aliza Wassner; Exclusive Tour Direction: On The Road
Production Supervisor: Steven Beckler; Technical Supervisor: Michael Altbaum, Elliot Bertoni, Colleen Houlehen, Jarid Sumner and Tech Production Services, Inc.; Stage Manager: J. Philip Bassett; Assistant Stage Mgr: Marisha Ploski; Production Stage Manager: Steven Beckler
Conducted by Lon Hoyt; Associate Conductor: Keith Cotton; Assistant Conductor: Seth Farber; Guitar 1 (Electric/Acoustic guitar): David Spinozza; Guitar 2 (Electric/Acoustic guitar): Peter Calo; Keyboard 1: Lon Hoyt; Keyboard 2: Keith Cotton; Keyboard 3: Seth Farber; Electric Bass: Francisco Centeno; Drums/Synth drums/Percussion: Clint de Ganon; Percussion: Walter "Wally" Usiatynski; Reed 1 (Saxs, Flute, Clarinet): David Mann; Reed 2 (Saxs, Flute, Clarinet): Dave Riekenberg; Trumpet/Flugelhorn/Piccolo Trumpet: Danny Cahn; Trombone/Bass Trombone: Birch Johnson; Violin: Carol Pool and Robert Shaw; Cello: Sarah Hewitt-Roth; Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Music Preparation: Emily Grishman Music Preparation; Onstage Guitar: Matthew Morrison; Onstage Keyboards: Linda Hart; Onstage Glockenspiel: Joel Vig; Onstage Harmonica: Kerry Butler; Assistant Musical Coord: Chuck Butler and Matthew Ettinger
Press Representative: Tom D'Ambrosio, Carrie Friedman, Richard Kornberg and Don Summa; Casting: Bernard Telsey Casting, Inc.; Dance Captain: Greg Graham; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Promotions: TMG - The Marketing Group; Photographer: Paul Kolnik
Edna Turnblad
Jul 18, 2002 - May 02, 2004
Tracy Turnblad
Jul 18, 2002 - Aug 10, 2003
Amber Von Tussle
Jul 18, 2002 - Jul 13, 2003
Penny Pingleton
Jul 18, 2002 - Jul 13, 2003
Motormouth Maybelle
Velma Von Tussle
Jul 18, 2002 - Jul 13, 2003
Wilbur Turnblad
Jul 18, 2002 - Aug 01, 2004
Link Larkin
Jul 18, 2002 - Jan 11, 2004
Seaweed J. Stubbs
Jul 18, 2002 - Jul 13, 2003
Corny Collins
Jul 18, 2002 - Jan 11, 2004
Little Inez
Jul 18, 2002 - Jul 18, 2003
Duane
 
Denizen of Baltimore
Shelly
 
Denizen of Baltimore
Gilbert
 
Denizen of Baltimore
Sketch
Jul 18, 2002 - Feb 08, 2004
 
Denizen of Baltimore
Jul 18, 2002 - Feb 08, 2004
Brenda
Jul 18, 2002 - Mar 30, 2003
 
Denizen of Baltimore
 
Denizen of Baltimore
Fender
Jul 18, 2002 - Jun 29, 2003
 
Denizen of Baltimore
Prudy Pingleton
 
Gym Teacher
 
Matron
 
Denizen of Baltimore
 
Denizen of Baltimore
 
Denizen of Baltimore
One of The Dynamites
 
Denizen of Baltimore
 
Denizen of Baltimore
One of The Dynamites
 
Denizen of Baltimore
Brad
Jul 18, 2002 - Mar 13, 2005
 
Denizen of Baltimore
 
Denizen of Baltimore
One of The Dynamites
 
Denizen of Baltimore
Harriman F. Spritzer
 
Principal
 
Mr. Pinky
 
Guard
 
Denizen of Baltimore
John Waters
Uncredited
TV Announcer
Recorded voice only
Understudies: Eric Anthony (Seaweed J. Stubbs), Shoshana Bean (Tracy Turnblad, Velma Von Tussle), Eric Dysart (Seaweed J. Stubbs), Adam Fleming (Link Larkin), Jennifer Gambatese (Penny Pingleton), Danielle Lee Greaves (Motormouth Maybelle), David Greenspan (Edna Turnblad, Wilbur Turnblad), Katy Grenfell (Tracy Turnblad), John Hill (Link Larkin, Corny Collins), Jackie Hoffman (Velma Von Tussle), Hollie Howard (Amber Von Tussle, Penny Pingleton), Katharine Leonard (Amber Von Tussle), Kamilah Martin (Motormouth Maybelle), Judine Richárd (Little Inez), Peter Matthew Smith (Corny Collins), Shayna Steele (Little Inez) and Joel Vig (Edna Turnblad, Wilbur Turnblad)

Neil Simon Theatre (Aug 15, 2002 - Jan 04, 2009)

Tracy & Edna Turnblad's Makeup & Additional Makeup Designs by Justen M. Brosnan
Company Manager: Sammy Ledbetter and Aliza Wassner; Assistant Co. Mgr: Tracy Geltman; Associate Co. Mgr: Tracy Geltman
Production Stage Manager: Lois L. Griffing and Frank Lombardi; Assistant Stage Mgr: Jason Brouillard and Thomas Gates; Stage Manager: Marisha Ploski
Onstage Keyboards: Karen Mason (Apr 08, 2008 - ?), Michele Pawk (Aug 21, 2007 - ?) and Barbara Walsh; Onstage Harmonica: Jennifer Gambatese and Niki Scalera; Trumpet/Flugelhorn/Piccolo Trumpet: Bob Milliken; Onstage Guitar: Ashley Parker Angel (Jan 19, 2007 - ?) and Constantine Rousouli; Onstage Glockenspiel: Kevin Meaney (Sep 06, 2005 - ?); Guitar 1 (Electric/Acoustic guitar): Jon Herington
Dance Captain: Joe Abraham, Brooke Engen (Feb 02, 2007 - ?), Michelle Kittrell, Rusty Mowery, Robbie Roby, Jason Snow and Lindsay Thomas; Press Representative: Alyssa Hart and Rick Miramontez

Cast

Tracy Turnblad
Aug 12, 2003 - May 02, 2004
Tracy Turnblad
Sep 06, 2005 - ?
Edna Turnblad
Nov 11, 2008 - Jan 04, 2009
Tracy Turnblad
May 04, 2004 - Sep 04, 2005
Tracy Turnblad
? - Dec 07, 2008
Tracy Turnblad
Jun 08, 2005 - Jul 03, 2005
 
Tracy Turnblad
Dec 09, 2008 - Jan 04, 2009
Tracy Jai Edwards
Broadway debut
Amber Von Tussle
Jul 15, 2003 - ?
Penny Pingleton
Jul 15, 2003 - Apr 11, 2004
 
Penny Pingleton
circa. Jun 15, 2004 - ?
Seaweed J. Stubbs
Jul 15, 2003 - ?
Amber Von Tussle
Jul 18, 2008 - ?
Corny Collins
Velma Von Tussle
Jul 15, 2003 - Oct 17, 2005
 
Velma Von Tussle
Nov 15, 2005 - Dec 04, 2005
Brenda
 
Denizen of Baltimore
 
Tammy
Amber Von Tussle
Oct 05, 2004 - ?
Corny Collins
Aug 14, 2007 - Jan 06, 2008
One of The Dynamites
 
Denizen of Baltimore
 
Denizen of Baltimore
Velma Von Tussle
? - Apr 06, 2008
Link Larkin
Jan 13, 2004 - ?
Lou Ann
 
Denizen of Baltimore
 
Amber Von Tussle
Harriman F. Spritzer
Mar 2005 - ?
 
Mr. Pinky
Mar 2005 - ?
 
Harriman F. Spritzer
Aug 2004 - ?
 
Mr. Pinky
Aug 2004 - ?
 
Wilbur Turnblad
Sep 18, 2007 - ?
 
Principal
 
Guard
Wilbur Turnblad
Jan 30, 2007 - ?
One of The Dynamites
 
Denizen of Baltimore
Seaweed J. Stubbs
 
Denizen of Baltimore
 
Denizen of Baltimore
Michael Cunio
Broadway debut
Brad
 
Denizen of Baltimore
Gilbert
 
Denizen of Baltimore
One of The Dynamites
Wilbur Turnblad
Sep 06, 2005 - ?
Penny Pingleton
Feb 07, 2006 - May 14, 2006
 
Penny Pingleton
Sep 08, 2006 - Feb 11, 2007
Corny Collins
Jan 13, 2004 - ?
Katie Donohue
Broadway debut
Lou Ann
Amber Von Tussle
Jul 18, 2006 - ?
Little Inez
Tammy
 
Denizen of Baltimore
 
Lou Ann
Lou Ann
 
Amber Von Tussle
Duane
Prudy Pingleton
Nov 05, 2004 - Jul 02, 2006
 
Matron
Nov 05, 2004 - Jul 02, 2006
 
Gym Teacher
Nov 05, 2004 - Jul 02, 2006
 
Denizen of Baltimore
Nov 05, 2004 - Jul 04, 2006
Harriman F. Spritzer
 
Principal
 
Mr. Pinky
 
Guard
 
Edna Turnblad
May 30, 2006 - ?
Fender
 
Denizen of Baltimore
Sketch
 
Denizen of Baltimore
One of The Dynamites
 
Denizen of Baltimore
Leah Hocking
Barbara Walsh's vacation
Velma Von Tussle
Oct 18, 2005 - Nov 13, 2005
 
Velma Von Tussle
Dec 06, 2005 - ?
Sketch
 
Denizen of Baltimore
Little Inez
Prudy Pingleton
Jul 04, 2006 - ?
 
Gym Teacher
Jul 04, 2006 - ?
 
Matron
Jul 04, 2006 - ?
 
Denizen of Baltimore
Jul 04, 2006 - ?
 
Duane
 
Denizen of Baltimore
Velma Von Tussle
Jun 06, 2006 - ?
 
Denizen of Baltimore
Leslie Kritzer
Broadway debut
Shelly
Apr 21, 2004 - ?
Sketch
Feb 20, 2004 - ?
 
Fender
Liz Larsen
During Linda Hart's vacation
Velma Von Tussle
 
Prudy Pingleton
 
Gym Teacher
 
Matron
Penny Pingleton
Motormouth Maybelle
Apr 22, 2008 - ?
Heather Lindell
Broadway debut
Tammy
 
Denizen of Baltimore
Amber Von Tussle
Sep 19, 2008 - Jan 04, 2009
Motormouth Maybelle
Jul 05, 2005 - Apr 20, 2008
Amber Von Tussle
Aja Maria
Broadway debut
Little Inez
Jul 15, 2003 - ?
Shelly
Sep 22, 2006 - ?
 
Denizen of Baltimore
Sep 22, 2006 - ?
 
Denizen of Baltimore
Wilbur Turnblad
 
Denizen of Baltimore
Velma Von Tussle
Apr 08, 2008 - ?
Jerry Mathers
Broadway debut
Wilbur Turnblad
Jun 05, 2007 - ?
Alli Mauzey
Broadway debut
Brenda
Lou Ann
 
Denizen of Baltimore
Sep 22, 2006 - ?
Edna Turnblad
May 04, 2004 - Oct 03, 2004
Harriman F. Spritzer
Sep 06, 2005 - ?
 
Principal
Sep 06, 2005 - ?
 
Guard
Sep 06, 2005 - ?
 
Denizen of Baltimore
Sep 06, 2005 - ?
 
Mr. Pinky
Sep 06, 2005 - ?
Penny Pingleton
? - Feb 05, 2006
Gym Teacher
Jan 16, 2007 - ?
 
Matron
Jan 16, 2007 - ?
 
Prudy Pingleton
Jan 16, 2007 - ?
 
Denizen of Baltimore
Sep 22, 2006 - ?
Little Inez
Amber Von Tussle
Jan 19, 2007 - ?
Link Larkin
Jan 19, 2007 - Sep 14, 2008
Velma Von Tussle
Aug 21, 2007 - ?
Edna Turnblad
? - May 28, 2006
Denizen of Baltimore
Sep 22, 2006 - ?
 
Tammy
Sep 22, 2006 - ?
Andrew Rannells
Broadway debut
Fender
Jan 2005 - ?
 
Denizen of Baltimore
Jan 2005 - ?
 
Link Larkin
Lorraine
 
Denizen of Baltimore
Little Inez
One of The Dynamites
Sep 06, 2005 - ?
Racquel Roberts
Broadway debut
One of The Dynamites
 
Denizen of Baltimore
 
Denizen of Baltimore
 
Denizen of Baltimore
Daniel Robinson
Broadway debut
Fender
Sep 22, 2006 - ?
 
Denizen of Baltimore
Sep 22, 2006 - ?
Link Larkin
Sep 16, 2008 - ?
Penny Pingleton
Peter Scolari
During Dick Latessa's vacation
Wilbur Turnblad
Oct 28, 2003 - Nov 02, 2003
 
Wilbur Turnblad
Aug 03, 2004 - ?
Lou Ann
Little Inez
One of The Dynamites
 
Denizen of Baltimore
Nia Imani Soyemi
Broadway Debut
Little Inez
Amber Von Tussle
Jul 24, 2007 - Oct 21, 2007
Todd Susman
During Dick Latessa's vacation
Wilbur Turnblad
 
Wilbur Turnblad
Oct 05, 2004 - ?
Penny Pingleton
Apr 13, 2004 - ?
Link Larkin
Jul 18, 2006 - ?
Penny Pingleton
Feb 13, 2007 - ?
Edna Turnblad
Oct 05, 2004 - Sep 04, 2005
Shelly
Jun 25, 2005 - ?
 
Denizen of Baltimore
Jun 25, 2005 - ?
Edna Turnblad
Jan 30, 2007 - ?
Lou Ann
 
Denizen of Baltimore
Edna Turnblad
Oct 23, 2007 - Jan 20, 2008
 
Edna Turnblad
Sketch
 
Denizen of Baltimore
 
Denizen of Baltimore
Candice Marie Woods
Broadway Debut
One of The Dynamites
 
Denizen of Baltimore
Standby: Kathy Brier (Tracy Turnblad)
Understudies: Cameron Adams (Amber Von Tussle), Shoshana Bean (Prudy Pingleton, Gym Teacher, Matron), Tracee Beazer (Motormouth Maybelle), Denosh Bennett (One of The Dynamites), Gretchen Bieber (Amber Von Tussle, Velma Von Tussle, Prudy Pingleton, Gym Teacher, Matron), Summer Broyhill (Velma Von Tussle, Prudy Pingleton, Gym Teacher, Matron), Iris Burruss (Little Inez), Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Penny Pingleton, Prudy Pingleton, Gym Teacher, Matron), Charlotte Crossley (Motormouth Maybelle), Michael Cunio (Corny Collins, Principal, Harriman F. Spritzer, Mr. Pinky, Guard), Steven Cutts (Seaweed J. Stubbs), Scott Davidson (Edna Turnblad, Wilbur Turnblad, Harriman F. Spritzer, Principal, Mr. Pinky, Guard), Katie Donohue (Amber Von Tussle), J.P. Dougherty (Edna Turnblad, Harriman F. Spritzer, Principal, Mr. Pinky, Guard, Wilbur Turnblad), Michelle Dowdy (Tracy Turnblad), Shannon Durig (Tracy Turnblad), Brooke Engen (Prudy Pingleton, Gym Teacher, Matron, Amber Von Tussle), Annie Funke (Tracy Turnblad), Leslie Goddard (Penny Pingleton), Danielle Lee Greaves (Gym Teacher, Matron, One of The Dynamites), Julie Halston (Velma Von Tussle), Blake Hammond (Harriman F. Spritzer, Principal, Mr. Pinky, Guard, Edna Turnblad, Wilbur Turnblad), Tyler Hanes (Link Larkin, Corny Collins, Mr. Pinky, Principal, Harriman F. Spritzer, Guard), Curt Hansen (Link Larkin), Carla J. Hargrove (Motormouth Maybelle, Little Inez), Van Hughes (Link Larkin, Corny Collins), Lisa Jolley (Velma Von Tussle), Michelle Kittrell (Amber Von Tussle, Penny Pingleton), Lauren Kling (Penny Pingleton), Serge Kushnier (Link Larkin), Liz Larsen (Velma Von Tussle, Prudy Pingleton, Gym Teacher, Matron), Lori Eve Marinacci (Tracy Turnblad), Kasey Marino (Corny Collins), John Jeffrey Martin (Link Larkin, Corny Collins), Leslie McDonel (Amber Von Tussle, Velma Von Tussle, Prudy Pingleton, Gym Teacher, Matron), Kevin Meaney (Edna Turnblad, Wilbur Turnblad), Matthew S. Morgan (Seaweed J. Stubbs), Kenny Morris (Principal, Mr. Pinky, Harriman F. Spritzer), Susan Mosher (Velma Von Tussle), Rusty Mowery (Corny Collins), Rashad Naylor (One of The Dynamites, Seaweed J. Stubbs), Hayley Podschun (Amber Von Tussle, Penny Pingleton), Jacqui Polk (Penny Pingleton), Nicole Powell (One of The Dynamites), Andrew Rannells (Link Larkin, Corny Collins, Harriman F. Spritzer, Principal, Mr. Pinky, Guard), Terita R. Redd (One of The Dynamites, Motormouth Maybelle), Travis Robertson (Seaweed J. Stubbs, One of The Dynamites), Arbender J. Robinson (Seaweed J. Stubbs), Daniel Robinson (Link Larkin, Corny Collins), Robbie Roby (Corny Collins, Harriman F. Spritzer, Guard, Mr. Pinky, Principal), Ed Romanoff (Edna Turnblad, Wilbur Turnblad, Harriman F. Spritzer, Principal, Mr. Pinky, Guard), Jackie Seiden (Amber Von Tussle), Peter Matthew Smith (Harriman F. Spritzer, Principal, Mr. Pinky, Guard), Brooke Tansley (Amber Von Tussle, Penny Pingleton, One of The Dynamites), Lindsay Thomas (Prudy Pingleton, Gym Teacher, Matron), Donna Vivino (Tracy Turnblad, Velma Von Tussle, Prudy Pingleton, Gym Teacher, Matron), Anne Warren (Amber Von Tussle), Bryan West (Link Larkin, Corny Collins), Tommar Wilson (Seaweed J. Stubbs, One of The Dynamites) and Candice Marie Woods (Little Inez)
music by Marc Shaiman; lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
Act 1
Sung By
Good Morning Baltimore
Tracy Turnblad and Company
The Nicest Kids in Town
Amber Von Tussle, Brad, Brenda, Corny Collins, Fender, IQ, Link Larkin, Lou Ann and Shelly
Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now
Amber Von Tussle, Edna Turnblad, Penny Pingleton, Prudy Pingleton, Tracy Turnblad and Velma Von Tussle
I Can Hear the Bells
Tracy Turnblad
(The Legend of) Miss Baltimore Crabs
Amber Von Tussle, Brad, Brenda, Fender, IQ, Link Larkin, Lou Ann, Shelly and Velma Von Tussle
The Madison
Corny Collins
The Nicest Kids in Town (Reprise)
Amber Von Tussle, Brad, Brenda, Corny Collins, Fender, IQ, Link Larkin, Lou Ann and Shelly
It Takes Two
Link Larkin and Tracy Turnblad
Welcome to the '60s
Tracy Turnblad, Edna Turnblad and The Dynamites, and Company
Run and Tell That
Seaweed J. Stubbs, Little Inez and Company
Big, Blonde & Beautiful
Company
The Big Dollhouse
Amber Von Tussle, Edna Turnblad, Matron, Motormouth Maybelle, Penny Pingleton, Tracy Turnblad, Velma Von Tussle and Women
Act 2
Sung By
Good Morning Baltimore (Reprise)
Tracy Turnblad
Timeless to Me
Edna Turnblad and Wilbur Turnblad
Without Love
Link Larkin, Penny Pingleton, Seaweed J. Stubbs and Tracy Turnblad
I Know Where I've Been
Motormouth Maybelle and Company
Hairspray
Corny Collins and Council Members
Cooties
Amber Von Tussle and and Council Members
You Can't Stop the Beat
Edna Turnblad, Link Larkin, Motormouth Maybelle, Penny Pingleton, Seaweed J. Stubbs, Tracy Turnblad and Wilbur Turnblad

Tony Award®

Best Book of a Musical

2003 Winner
Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan

Best Original Score

2003 Winner
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman

Best Actor in a Musical

2003 Winner
Harvey Fierstein

Best Actress in a Musical

2003 Winner
Marissa Jaret Winokur

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

2003 Winner
Dick Latessa
 

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

2003 Nominee
Corey Reynolds
 

Best Scenic Design

2003 Nominee
Scenic Design by David Rockwell

Best Costume Design

2003 Winner
Costume Design by William Ivey Long
 

Best Lighting Design

2003 Nominee
Lighting Design by Kenneth Posner
 

Best Choreography

2003 Nominee
Choreographed by Jerry Mitchell

Best Direction of a Musical

2003 Winner
Directed by Jack O'Brien
 

Best Orchestrations

2003 Nominee
Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding Book of a Musical

2003 Winner
Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan

Outstanding Actor in a Musical

2003 Winner
Harvey Fierstein

Outstanding Actress in a Musical

2003 Winner
Marissa Jaret Winokur

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

2003 Winner
Dick Latessa
 

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

2003 Nominee
Corey Reynolds
 

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

2003 Nominee
Kerry Butler
 

Oustanding Choreography

2003 Nominee
Choreographed by Jerry Mitchell

Outstanding Director of a Musical

2003 Winner
Directed by Jack O'Brien

Outstanding Orchestrations

2003 Winner
Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler

Outstanding Lyrics

2003 Winner
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman
 

Outstanding Set Design of a Musical

2003 Nominee
Scenic Design by David Rockwell

Outstanding Music

2003 Winner
Music by Marc Shaiman

Outstanding Costume Design

2003 Winner
Costume Design by William Ivey Long

Theatre World

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