MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Jan 16, 1964
Closing Date
Dec 27, 1970
1st Preview
Jan 15, 1964
1st Preview
Jan 15, 1964
Previews
2
Performances
2,844
MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
St. James Theatre
(Jan 16, 1964 - Dec 27, 1970)

Setting
In and around Yonkers and New York City. The 1880s.

Media
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Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (Samuel H. Schwartz)
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
Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi
Jan 15, 1964 - Aug 07, 1965
Irene Molloy
Horace Vandergelder
Barnaby Tucker
Ermengarde
Cornelius Hackl
Court Clerk
 
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Ernestina
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Ambrose Kemper
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Mrs. Rose
 
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Rudolph
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Horse
 
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Minnie Fay
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Standby: Jo Anne Worley (Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi)
Understudies: Gordon Connell (Horace Vandergelder), Amelia Haas (Ernestina), Charles Karel (Cornelius Hackl, Ambrose Kemper), John Mineo (Barnaby Tucker), Michael Quinn (Judge), Barbara Sharma (Minnie Fay), Mary Ann Snow (Irene Molloy) and Jamie Thomas (Mrs. Rose)

St. James Theatre (Jan 16, 1964 - Dec 27, 1970)

Musical Director: Saul Schechtman
Re-Staged by Lucia Victor
Sound Design by Charles Bellin; Coiffures by Robert Lattin and Hector Garcia
Assistant to Mr. Schlissel: Jay Kingwill and Robert Greenwald
Production Supervisor: Samuel Liff; Assistant Stage Mgr: E. B. Smith and Walter P. Brown; Stage Manager: Bob Bernard and Tony Manzi; Production Stage Manager: Jack Timmers
Dance Assistant: Jack Craig; Dance Captain: Julius Fields, Jack Craig and Joe Helms; Casting: Mitchell Erickson and Joel Thurm; Press Representative: Leo Stern and David Powers; Staff Associate: Elizabeth Kaye, John Bonanni, Lynn Middleton and Juliet Taylor

Cast

Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi
Nov 12, 1967 - ?
Thelma Carpenter
Performed Wednesday matinees before taking over the role
Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi
1969 - ?
Alternate
Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi
Dec 26, 1969 - ?
Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi
Jun 12, 1967 - Nov 04, 1967
Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi
Mar 28, 1970 - Dec 27, 1970
Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi
Nov 06, 1967 - Nov 11, 1967
Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi
Feb 27, 1967 - Jun 10, 1967
Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi
Aug 09, 1965 - Feb 25, 1967
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Rudolph
Rudolph
Ermengarde
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Mrs. Rose
 
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Sherri Peaches Brewer
Broadway debut
Minnie Fay
 
Ermengarde
Horse
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Mrs. Rose
Horace Vandergelder
Nov 12, 1967 - ?
Minnie Fay
Nov 12, 1967 - ?
Horse
 
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Cornelius Hackl
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Ermengarde
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Cornelius Hackl
Court Clerk
Mrs. Rose
 
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Horace Vandergelder
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Edloe
Broadway debut
Ermengarde
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Minnie Fay
Horse
 
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Minnie Fay
Dec 26, 1969 - ?
Ambrose Kemper
 
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Barnaby Tucker
Jul 1967 - ?
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Irene Molloy
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Don Forrest
Broadway debut
Rudolph
Rudolph
Nov 12, 1967 - ?
Ambrose Kemper
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Horace Vandergelder
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Irene Molloy
Apr 1967 - ?
 
Irene Molloy
Dec 26, 1969 - ?
Barnaby Tucker
Nov 12, 1967 - ?
Ambrose Kemper
 
Cornelius Hackl
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Cornelius Hackl
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Irene Molloy
Dec 06, 1969 - ?
 
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Nov 12, 1967 - ?
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Rudolph
Court Clerk
 
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Ambrose Kemper
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Court Clerk
 
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Ernestina
Nov 12, 1967 - ?
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Ambrose Kemper
Nov 12, 1967 - ?
 
Ambrose Kemper
Marcia Lewis
Broadway debut
Ernestina
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Barnaby Tucker
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Horse
Cornelius Hackl
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Rudolph
Barnaby Tucker
Aug 1966 - ?
Cornelius Hackl
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Cornelius Hackl
Mar 28, 1970 - ?
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Minnie Fay
Jul 1967 - ?
 
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Mrs. Rose
Ambrose Kemper
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Ermengarde
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Ernestina
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Horace Vandergelder
Mar 13, 1967 - ?
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Ernestina
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Aug 21, 1967 - ?
Irene Molloy
Nov 12, 1967 - ?
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Ambrose Kemper
Standby: Marie Bryant (Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi), Thelma Carpenter (Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi) and Bibi Osterwald (Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi)
Understudies: Guy Allen (Rudolph), Thomas Anderson (Horace Vandergelder), Nate Barnett (Cornelius Hackl), Marki Bey (Minnie Fay), George Blackwell (Horace Vandergelder), Edloe R. Brown (Ermengarde), Walter P. Brown (Horace Vandergelder), Leu Camacho (Minnie Fay), Donald Coleman (Ambrose Kemper), Joyce Dahl (Irene Molloy), Clifton Davis (Cornelius Hackl), Ronald Dennis (Barnaby Tucker), Merle Derby (Ermengarde), Eugene Edwards (Cornelius Hackl), David Evans (Ambrose Kemper), Larry Ferrell (Barnaby Tucker), Gene GeBauer (Cornelius Hackl, Ambrose Kemper), Olon Godare (Barnaby Tucker), Joe Helms (Barnaby Tucker), Richard Hermany (Cornelius Hackl), Ernestine Jackson (Irene Molloy), Don Jay (Judge), Keith Kaldenberg (Judge), J. David Kirby (Barnaby Tucker), Laverne Ligon (Ernestina), Debra Lyman (Ermengarde), Ed Mastin (Rudolph, Judge), Novella Nelson (Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi), Patti Pappathatos (Ermengarde), Yolanda Poropat (Ernestina), Ellie Rogers (Mrs. Rose), Bonnie Schon (Minnie Fay), Saundra Sharp (Irene Molloy) and E. B. Smith (Judge, Rudolph)
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

Tony Award®

Best Musical

1964 Winner
Book by Michael Stewart
Music by Jerry Herman
Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Produced by David Merrick

Best Composer and Lyricist

1964 Winner
Music by Jerry Herman
Lyrics by Jerry Herman

Best Actress in a Musical

1964 Winner
Carol Channing
 

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1964 Nominee
Charles Nelson Reilly

Best Scenic Design

1964 Winner
Scenic Design by Oliver Smith

Best Costume Design

1964 Winner
Costume Design by Freddy Wittop

Best Choreography

1964 Winner
Choreographed by Gower Champion

Best Direction (Musical)

1964 Winner
Directed by Gower Champion

Best Conductor and Musical Director

1964 Winner
Musical Director: Shepard Coleman

Best Producer (Musical)

1964 Winner
Produced by David Merrick

Best Author (Musical)

1964 Winner
Book by Michael Stewart

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding Performance

1970 Winner
Ethel Merman

Theatre World

Award

1968 Recipient
Jack Crowder
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