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Hello, Dolly!   

St. James Theatre, (1/16/1964 - 12/27/1970)
First Preview: Jan 15, 1964 Total Previews: 2
Opening Date: Jan 16, 1964    
Closing Date: Dec 27, 1970 Total Performances: 2844

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: In and around Yonkers and New York City. The 1880s.

Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (Samuel H. Schwartz)
Produced by David Merrick and Champion-Five Inc.
Book by Michael Stewart; Music by Jerry Herman; Lyrics by Jerry Herman; Suggested by "The Matchmaker" by Thornton Wilder; Musical Director: Shepard Coleman; Vocal arrangements by Shepard Coleman; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang; Dance and incidental music arranged by Peter Howard
Directed by Gower Champion; Choreographed by Gower Champion
Scenic Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Freddy Wittop; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal; Assistant to Mr. Smith: Robin Wagner and David Guthrie; Assistant to Mr. Wittop: Mary McKinley; Production Assistant to Miss Rosenthal: Mickey Kinsella; Sound Design by Robert Maybaum
General Manager: Jack Schlissel; Company Manager: Richard Highley; Assistant to Mr. Schlissel: David Payne
Production Supervisor: Neil Hartley; General Stage Manager: Frank Dudley; Stage Manager: Pat Tolson; Assistant Stage Mgr: David Hartman; Assistant to Mr. Hartley: Warren Lyons
Music Contractor: Morris Stonzek; Music Copyist: Thomas Brown; Music published by Edwin H. Morris & Co.
Assistant to the Director: Lucia Victor; General Press Representative: Lee Solters and Harvey B. Sabinson; Press Representative: Lila Glaser King; Secretary to Mr. Merrick: Helen Nickerson; Special Assistant: Marge Champion; Dance Assistant to Mr. Champion: Ed Kresley; Dance Captain: Lowell Purvis; Advertising: Fred Golden; Staff Associate: Sylvia Schwartz, Warren Lyons and Linda Otto; Production Assistant: Mickey Kinsella
Carol Channing
Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi
(Jan 15, 1964 - Aug 07, 1965)
Eileen Brennan
Irene Molloy
David Burns
Horace Vandergelder
Jerry Dodge
Barnaby Tucker
Alice Playten
Charles Nelson Reilly
Cornelius Hackl
Ken Ayers
Court Clerk
Nicole Barth
Alvin Beam
Carvel Carter
Monica Carter
Mary Jo Catlett
Gordon Connell
Joel Craig
Dick Crowley
Igors Gavon
Ambrose Kemper
Gene GeBauer
Amelia Haas
Mrs. Rose
David Hartman
Joe Helms
Richard Hermany
Neil Jones
Charles Karel
Paul Kastl
Jan LaPrade
Sondra Lee
Minnie Fay
Joan Buttons Leonard
Jim Maher
Marilyne Mason
Bonnie Mathis
Joe McWherter
John Mineo
Else Olufsen
Randy Phillips
Yolanda Poropat
Lowell Purvis
Michael Quinn
Will Roy
Bonnie Schon
Barbara Sharma
Mary Ann Snow
Paul Solen
Jamie Thomas
Pat Trott
Ronnie Young
Standby: Jo Anne Worley (Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi)
Understudies: Gordon Connell (Horace Vandergelder), Amelia Haas (Ernestina), Charles Karel (Ambrose Kemper, Cornelius Hackl), John Mineo (Barnaby Tucker), Michael Quinn (Judge), Barbara Sharma (Minnie Fay), Mary Ann Snow (Irene Molloy) and Jamie Thomas (Mrs. Rose)
Tony Award®
winner 1964 Best Musical [winner]
Book by Michael Stewart; Music by Jerry Herman; Lyrics by Jerry Herman; Produced by David Merrick
winner 1964 Best Composer and Lyricist [winner]
Music by Jerry Herman; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
winner 1964 Best Actress in a Musical [winner]
Carol Channing
1964 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Charles Nelson Reilly
winner 1964 Best Scenic Design [winner]
Oliver Smith
winner 1964 Best Costume Design [winner]
Freddy Wittop
winner 1964 Best Choreography [winner]
Gower Champion
winner 1964 Best Direction (Musical) [winner]
Directed by Gower Champion
winner 1964 Best Conductor and Musical Director [winner]
Musical Director: Shepard Coleman
winner 1964 Best Producer (Musical) [winner]
Produced by David Merrick
winner 1964 Best Author (Musical) [winner]
Book by Michael Stewart
Drama Desk Award
winner 1970 Outstanding Performance [winner]
Ethel Merman
Theatre World
winner 1968 Award [recipient]
Jack Crowder
music by Jerry Herman; lyrics by Jerry Herman
ACT 1 Sung By
I Put My Hand In Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi and Company
It Takes A Woman Horace Vandergelder and The Instant Glee Club
World, Take Me Back (Added during Ethel Merman's run as Dolly Levi.) Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi
Put On Your Sunday Clothes Cornelius Hackl, Barnaby Tucker, Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi, Ambrose Kemper and Ermengarde
Put On Your Sunday Clothes (Reprise) The People of Yonkers
Ribbons Down My Back Irene Molloy
Motherhood Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi, Horace Vandergelder, Irene Molloy, Minnie Fay, Cornelius Hackl and Barnaby Tucker
Dancing Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi, Cornelius Hackl, Barnaby Tucker, Minnie Fay, Irene Molloy and Dancers
Love, Look in My Window (Added during Ethel Merman's run as Dolly Levi.) Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi
Before the Parade Passes By Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi, Horace Vandergelder and Company
ACT 2 Sung By
Elegance Irene Molloy, Cornelius Hackl, Minnie Fay and Barnaby Tucker
The Waiter's Gallop Rudolph and Waiters
Hello, Dolly! Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi, Rudolph, Waiters and Cooks
Come and Be My Butterfly Ambrose Kemper, Muses, Nymphs, Flowers and Butterflies
The Polka Contest (Replaced "Come and Be My Butterfly" early in the run.) Ambrose Kemper, Ermengarde, Irene Molloy, Cornelius Hackl, Barnaby Tucker and Ensemble
It Only Takes a Moment Cornelius Hackl, Irene Molloy, Prisoners and Policeman
So Long Dearie Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi
Hello, Dolly! (Reprise) Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi and Horace Vandergelder
Finale Company