MusicalDramaOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Apr 11, 1991
Closing Date
Jan 28, 2001
1st Preview
Mar 23, 1991
1st Preview
Mar 23, 1991
Previews
19
Performances
4,092
MusicalDramaOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Broadway Theatre
(Apr 11, 1991 - Jan 28, 2001)

Setting
Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City); USA; Bangkok. 1975 - October 1978.

Produced by Cameron Mackintosh; Associate Producer: Martin McCallum
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyrics by Alain Boublil and Richard Maltby, Jr.; Book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg; Adapted from the original French lyrics by Alain Boublil; Additional material by Richard Maltby, Jr.; Music orchestrated by William D. Brohn; Musical Director: Edward G. Robinson
Directed by Nicholas Hytner; Musical Staging by Bob Avian; Associate Director: Peter Lawrence and Mitchell Lemsky; Associate Choreographer: Jodi Moccia; Associate Choreographer (U.K.): Maggie Goodwin
Scenic Design by John Napier; Costume Design by Suzy Benzinger and Andreane Neofitou; Lighting Design by David Hersey; Sound Design by Andrew Bruce; Associate Scenic Design: Peter David Gould and Benedict Hilliard; Associate Costume Design: John Glaser; Associate Lighting Design: Ted Mather; Associate Sound Design: Mark Menard; Make-Up Coordinator: Chris Evans
Executive Producer: Mitchell Lemsky, Richard Jay-Alexander and Peter Lawrence; General Manager: Alan Wasser; Company Manager: Martin Cohen; Associate Gen. Mgr: Allan Williams
Technical Director: Jake Bell and John H. Paull, III; Production Stage Manager: Fred Hanson; Stage Manager: Tom Capps and Sherry Cohen
Musical Supervisor: Robert Billig and David Caddick; Conducted by Robert Billig and Edward G. Robinson; Associate Conductor: Jay Alger and Joshua Rosenblum; Assistant Conductor: Braden Toan; Rehearsal Pianist: Jay Alger, Peter Calandra and Beth Fremgen; Keyboards: Joshua Rosenblum; Bassoon: Braden Toan; Concertmaster: Mineko Yajima; Violin: Sandra Billingslea, Nicholas Milton and Ming Yeh; Viola: Mitsue Takayama; Cello: David Bakamjian and Julie Green; Bass: John Arbo; Bamboo Flutes/Flute/Piccolo: David Weiss; Flute/Piccolo: Timothy Malosh; Clarinet: Lino Gomez; Clarinet/Saxophone: Salvatore Spicola; Oboe/English Horn: Blair Tindall; French Horn: Russell Rizner; French Horns: Daniel Culpepper; Trumpet: Anthony Gorruso and Richard Henly; Trombone: Jack Gale; Bass Trombone/Tuba: John Hahn; Keyboard: Peter Calandra; Guitar: Doug Quinn; Percussion: Michael Hinton and Howard Joines
Assistant to the Scenic Designer: Raymond Huessy and Dana Kenn
Casting: Johnson-Liff & Zerman; General Press Representative: The Fred Nathan Company, Inc.; Logo Design by Dewynters, Limited; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Jeans courtesy of Levi Strauss & Co.; Sunglasses by Bausch & Lomb; Dance Captain: Howard Kaye; Press Associate: Dennis Crowley; Photographer: Michael Le Poer Trench; Associate Photographer: Joan Marcus
Ellen
Chris
Mar 23, 1991 - Dec 14, 1991
The Engineer
Mar 23, 1991 - Aug 17, 1991
Kim
Mar 23, 1991 - ?
Kam Cheng
Saturday matinees
Kim
Alternate
Barman
 
Soldier
 
Hustler
 
Ensemble
Alan Ariano
With the show during the entire run
Barman
 
Soldier
 
Ensemble
Vietnamese Customer
 
Guard
 
Ensemble
Brian R. Baldomero
Tuesday, Thursday Evenings and Wednesday, Saturday Matinees
Tam
Alternate
Ensemble
Bar Girl
 
Ensemble
Bar Girl
 
Ensemble
Vietnamese Customer
 
Assistant Commissar
 
Ensemble
 
Ensemble
Bar Girl
 
Ensemble
Francis J. Cruz
With the show during the entire run
Vietnamese Customer
 
Guard
 
Owner of the Moulin Rouge
 
Ensemble
 
Ensemble
Marine
 
Gibbons
 
Ensemble
 
Dragon Acrobat
 
Ensemble
 
Ensemble
 
Ensemble
 
Troy
 
Ensemble
Philip Lyle Kong
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings
Tam
Alternate
Vietnamese Customer
 
Dragon Acrobat
 
Ensemble
Barman
 
Soldier
 
Hustler
 
Ensemble
 
Soldier
 
Hustler
 
Ensemble
 
Frye
 
Ensemble
 
Shultz
 
Ensemble
Marine
 
Nolen
 
Ensemble
 
Ensemble
 
Huston
 
Ensemble
Marine
 
Ensemble
 
Ensemble
Ray Santos
With the show during the entire run
Vietnamese Customer
 
Soldier
 
Hustler
 
Ensemble
 
Ensemble
 
Ensemble
 
Antoine
 
Ensemble
Vietnamese Customer
 
Dragon Acrobat
 
Soldier
 
Hustler
 
Ensemble
Marine
 
Reeves
 
Ensemble
Understudies: Zar Acayan (Thuy), Tony C. Avanti (The Engineer), Jane Bodle (Ellen), Annette Calud (Kim), Imelda de los Reyes (Kim), Leonard Joseph (John), Jason Ma (Thuy), Paul Matsumoto (The Engineer), Sean McDermott (Chris), Christopher Pecaro (Chris), Melanie Mariko Tojio (Kim) and Alton F. White (John)

Broadway Theatre (Apr 11, 1991 - Jan 28, 2001)

Musical Director: Jay Alger
Associate Director: Fred Hanson
Company Manager: Susan Bell; Assistant Co. Mgr: Dave Ehle (Jul 1995 - Jan 1998); Associate Co. Mgr: Thomas Schlenk; Executive Producer: Fred Hanson
Stage Manager: Lisa Buxbaum (Jan 05, 1998 - Jan 28, 2001), Mark Dobrow, Beverly Jenkins, Mahlon Kruse (circa. Aug 1992 - circa. Sep 1994) and Peter Wolf; Production Stage Manager: Sherry Cohen and Mark Dobrow
Keyboards: Charles duChateau; Assistant Conductor: Charles duChateau, Deborah Hurwitz (Dec 1997 - Jul 1998), Matthew Sklar (Apr 11, 1991 - Jan 28, 2001) and Matthew Sklar; Bass: John Arbo (circa. 1994 - circa. 2001) and Douglas Romoff; Concertmaster: Luann Montesi; Conducted by Jay Alger and Paul Raiman (Apr 12, 1999 - Aug 01, 1999); Associate Conductor: Braden Toan; Violin: Robert Shaw; Bamboo Flutes/Flute/Piccolo: Paula Bing; Oboe/English Horn: Lynne Cohen; French Horn: Patrick Milando and Jerry W. Peel; Bass Trombone/Tuba: Dean Plank; Guitars: Greg Utzig; Percussion: Keith Crupi
Assistant to General Manager: Bill Klemm; General Press Representative: The Publicity Office; Promotions: The Walton Group (1996 - 2001)

Cast

The Engineer
Sep 30, 1991 - Dec 14, 1991
 
Nolen
Ensemble
Jun 1991 - Dec 1996
Bar Girl
Bar Girl
 
Mimi
The Engineer
1994 - ?
 
The Engineer
Aug 15, 1988 - ?
Vietnamese Customer
 
Dragon Acrobat
 
Soldier
 
Frye
 
Doc
Ensemble
Ellen
Sep 1996 - Oct 1998
Ensemble
Sep 16, 1996 - Apr 26, 1997
 
Bar Girl
 
Gibbons
Marine
 
Doc
Kim
Alternate
 
Bar Girl
Marine
 
Reeves
 
Shultz
Ensemble
Ellen
Jun 22, 1992 - ?
 
Army Nurse
Chris
Jan 12, 1998 - ?
Justin Bohon
Broadway debut
Soldier
Marine
 
Nolen
John
Jan 03, 2000 - ?
 
Reeves
Bar Girl
Kim
Alternate
Marine
 
Doc
Marine
 
Reeves
 
Chris
May 15, 1995 - Jun 15, 1995
 
Doc
 
Marine
 
Dragon Acrobat
Hustler
 
Barman
 
Soldier
Chris
Jul 20, 1998 - ?
 
Chris
Dec 31, 2000 - Jan 28, 2001
Tam
Alternate
Tam
Alternate
Kim
May 22, 2000 - Jun 17, 2000
 
Kim
Jul 17, 2000 - Dec 30, 2000
 
Kim
Jan 02, 2001 - Jan 28, 2001
Alternate
Emy Coligado
Broadway debut
Yvonne
Oct 1998 - Dec 1999
Ellen
 
Army Nurse
Soldier
Vietnamese Customer
 
Soldier
 
Hustler
 
Troy
John
Aug 1998 - ?
 
Frye
Shultz
 
Chris
Army Nurse
 
Huston
Chris
Kim
Aug 1993 - Jul 1995
Leila Florentino
Married on the stage of the Broadway Theatre 9/04/1993, officiated by Mayor David Dinkins
Kim
Mar 16, 1992 - Sep 04, 1993
The Engineer
Nov 11, 1996 - ?
Margaret Gates
First Asian actress to play Ellen
Yvette
 
Ellen
Oct 26, 1998 - Dec 30, 2000
Marine
 
Dragon Acrobat
Yvette
Andrew Goon
Plays Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday Evenings:
Tam
Army Nurse
Marine
 
Huston
 
Reeves
Ensemble
 
Dragon Acrobat
 
Soldier
Ensemble
1994 - ?
 
Dragon Acrobat
Ellen
Dec 31, 2000 - Jan 28, 2001
Gigi
Bar Girl
circa. Sep 2000 - Jan 28, 2001
 
Vietnamese Customer
 
Soldier
 
Hustler
 
Guard
 
Soldier
 
Hustler
Tam
Alternate
Tam
Tam
Alternate
Vietnamese Customer
 
Soldier
 
Hustler
Chris
Tam
Alternate
Mimi
Barman
 
Soldier
John
Bar Girl
Thuy
 
Vietnamese Customer
 
Assistant Commissar
Kim
Jul 21, 1997 - ?
 
Kim
Jun 14, 1999 - ?
Yvonne
Aug 1999 - Jan 28, 2001
 
Gibbons
Chris
Dec 16, 1991 - ?
Army Nurse
circa. 1994 - ?
Dragon Acrobat
 
Marine
The Engineer
Bar Girl
Ensemble
1994 - ?
 
Bar Girl
1994 - ?
 
Gibbons
 
Bar Girl
 
Kim
Alternate
Chris
 
Guard
 
Vietnamese Customer
 
Soldier
John
May 17, 1999 - Jan 01, 2000
Tam
Alternate
Tam
Alternate
Marine
Kim
Jun 14, 1999 - ?
Alternate
 
Bucky
Marine
 
Dragon Acrobat
Army Nurse
Chris
Francis Ruivivar
During Jonathan Pryce's vacation
The Engineer
Dec 16, 1991 - Mar 1993
 
The Engineer
Aug 19, 1991 - Sep 28, 1991
Vietnamese Customer
 
Soldier
 
Hustler
Kim
Jan 18, 1999 - ?
 
Kim
Dec 31, 2000 - Jan 28, 2001
The Engineer
Marine
 
Gibbons
Marine
Marine
 
Troy
Tam
Alternate
Kim
Alternate
 
Mimi
Kim
Alternate
 
Bar Girl
Kim
Alternate
Ellen
Hustler
 
Vietnamese Customer
 
Soldier
 
Shultz
Army Nurse
Ellen
 
Army Nurse
The Engineer
Oct 02, 1995 - ?
Marine
 
Dragon Acrobat
Shultz
 
Marine
Tam
Alternate
Thuy
 
Assistant Commissar
Bar Girl
Understudies: Donnell Aarone (John), Frank Baiocchi (Chris), Robert Bartley (Chris), Erik Bates (Chris), Emy Baysic (Kim), Sekiya Billman (Ellen), C.C. Brown (John), Tony Capone (Chris), Charlene Carabeo (Ellen), Curtiss I' Cook (John), Jay Douglas (Chris), Stephanie Douglas (Ellen), Margaret Gates (Ellen), Ai Goeku (Ellen), Cliffton Hall (Chris), Jim Harrison (Thuy), Devanand N. Janki (Thuy), Norman Wendall Kauahi (The Engineer), Thomas C. Kouo (Thuy), Ming Lee (The Engineer), Heidi Meyer (Ellen), Michelle Nigalan (Kim), Marc Oka (Thuy), Jenni Padua (Kim), Raymond Patterson (John), Elizabeth Paw (Kim), Juan P. Pineda (Thuy), Jeff Reid (John), Andrea Rivette (Ellen), Ray Santos (The Engineer), Brad Sharp (Chris), Thos Shipley (John), Chloe Stewart (Kim), Jade Kaiwalani Stice (Ellen), Roxanne Taga (Kim), Stephen Tewksbury (Chris), Lucy Vance (Ellen) and Frank Wright II (John)
Act 1
Sung By
The Heat Is On in Saigon
The Engineer, Girls, Marines and Company
The Movie in My Mind
Gigi, Kim and Girls
The Transaction
John, The Engineer, Chris and Company
Why God Why?
Chris
Sun and Moon
Kim and Chris
The Telephone
John, Chris and The Engineer
The Ceremony
Kim, Chris and Girls
The Last Night of the World
Kim and Chris
The Morning of the Dragon
Company, Thuy and The Engineer
I Still Believe
Kim and Ellen
Back in Town
Kim, The Engineer and Thuy
You Will Not Touch Him
Kim and Thuy
If You Want to Die in Bed
The Engineer
I'd Give My Life for You
Kim and Company
Act 2
Sung By
Bui-Doi
John and Company
What a Waste
The Engineer and Company
Please
John and Kim
The Guilt Inside Your Head (The Fall of Saigon, April 1975)
Thuy, Kim, Chris, John and Company
Sun and Moon (Reprise)
Kim
Room 317
Ellen and Kim
Now That I've Seen Her
Ellen
The Confrontation
Ellen, Chris and John
The American Dream
The Engineer and Company
Little God of My Heart
Kim and Tam

Tony Award®

 

Best Musical

1991 Nominee
Produced by Cameron Mackintosh
 

Best Book of a Musical

1991 Nominee
Book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg
 

Best Original Score

1991 Nominee
Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg
Lyrics by Alain Boublil and Richard Maltby, Jr.

Best Actor in a Musical

1991 Winner
Jonathan Pryce

Best Actress in a Musical

1991 Winner
Lea Salonga

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1991 Winner
Hinton Battle
 

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1991 Nominee
Willy Falk
 

Best Scenic Design

1991 Nominee
Scenic Design by John Napier
 

Best Lighting Design

1991 Nominee
Lighting Design by David Hersey
 

Best Choreography

1991 Nominee
Musical Staging by Bob Avian
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1991 Nominee
Directed by Nicholas Hytner

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding Actor in a Musical

1991 Winner
Jonathan Pryce

Outstanding Actress in a Musical

1991 Winner
Lea Salonga

Outstanding Orchestration

1991 Winner
Music orchestrated by William D. Brohn

Outstanding Lighting Design

1991 Winner
Lighting Design by David Hersey

Theatre World

Award

1991 Recipient
Lea Salonga
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