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Mr. President   

St. James Theatre, (10/20/1962 - 6/08/1963)
First Preview: Oct 17, 1962 Total Previews: 4
Opening Date: Oct 20, 1962    
Closing Date: Jun 08, 1963 Total Performances: 265

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: The story of a fictional U.S. president and his family; their last days in the White House; and retirement into civilian life.
Setting: The present. The White House, the President's plane, the Middle East, the Henderson home, and a fairground.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (Samuel H. Schwartz)
Produced by Leland Hayward
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse; Music by Irving Berlin; Lyrics by Irving Berlin; Musical Director: Jay Blackton; Dance arrangements by Jack Elliott; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang; Musical Underscoring: Jay Blackton
Directed by Joshua Logan; Choreographed by Peter Gennaro
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner; Hair Design by Ronald De Mann; Associate Designer: Richard Casler
General Manager: Herman Bernstein; Company Manager: Warren O'Hara
Production Stage Manager: Howard Whitfield; Stage Manager: Fred Hearn
Orchestra Supervisor: Sol Gusikoff; Copyist: Tom Brown
Press Representative: Richard Maney and Martin Shwartz; Dance Captain: Bob Bakanic
Cast
Nanette Fabray
Nell Henderson
Robert Ryan
President Stephen Decatur Henderson
David Brooks
Manager
Governor Harmon Bardahl
Wisa D'Orso
Princess Kyra
Charlotte Fairchild
Tippy Taylor
a Secretary
Anita Gillette
Leslie Henderson
Stanley Grover
Charley Wayne
of the Secret Service
Jack Haskell
Pat Gregory
of the Secret Service
John Cecil Holm
Chester Kincaid
Jerry Strickler
Larry Henderson
Jack Washburn
Youssein Davair
John Aman
Radio Operator
Singer
Don Atkinson
Dancer
East Indian Marching Team
Performer in The Trip
Bob Bakanic
Dancer
Japanese Beatnik
Performer in The Trip
Carlos Bas
Abou
Dancer
Tahitian
Performer in The Trip
Elephant
Performer in The Trip
Lynn Bernay
Dancer
East Indian Marching Team
Performer in The Trip
Warren J. Brown
David Caldwell
Kellie Brytt
Singer
Connie Burnett
Dancer
Lord Krishna
Performer in The Trip
Sterling Clark
Dancer
East Indian Marching Team
Performer in The Trip
Anthony Falco
Ali Hassoud
Singer
Kabuki Lion
Performer in The Trip
La Verne French
Dancer
South Sea Warrior
Performer in The Trip
Marian Haraldson
Mrs. Lotta Pendleton
Singer
Carol Lee Jensen
Betty Chandler
Singer
Louis Kosman
Commentator
Dancer
Tahitian
Performer in The Trip
Elephant
Performer in The Trip
Bob LaCrosse
Dancer
Baayork Lee
Deborah Chakronin
Dancer
East Indian Marching Team Leader
Performer in The Trip
Lynn Gay Lorino
Dancer
Tahitian
Performer in The Trip
Mary Louise
Singer
Jack McMinn
Arthur Blanchard
Commentator
Singer
Jack Metté
Russian Soldier
Singer
Donna Monroe
Singer
Anna Marie Moylan
Dancer
Butterfly
Performer in The Trip
East Indian Marching Team
Performer in The Trip
Lispet Nelson
Miss Barnes
Singer
Barbara Newman
Dancer
Butterfly
Performer in The Trip
East Indian Marching Team
Performer in The Trip
Carl Nicholas
Mr. Thomas
Deacon
Singer
Joan Petlak
Dancer
Lowell Purvis
Dancer
Kabuki Spider
Performer in The Trip
Jack Rains
Walter O'Connor
a Secretary
Spieler
Singer
Lynn Ross
Dancer
Japanese Beatnik
Performer in The Trip
Mari Shelton
Dancer
Butterfly
Performer in The Trip
East Indian Marching Team
Performer in The Trip
Ruth Shepard
Singer
Dan Siretta
Workman
Dancer
East Indian Marching Team
Performer in The Trip
Van Stevens
Colonel Wilson
President's Pilot
Singer
Beau Tilden
George Perkins
Sergeant Stone
of the State Police
Arline Woods
Dancer
East Indian Marching Team
Performer in The Trip
Maggie Worth
Singer
Standby: David Brooks (President Stephen Decatur Henderson) and Charlotte Fairchild (Nell Henderson)
Understudies: Don Atkinson (Larry Henderson), Lynn Bernay (Leslie Henderson), Warren J. Brown (Governor Harmon Bardahl, Manager, Sergeant Stone), Jack Metté (Youssein Davair), Lynn Ross (Princess Kyra), Van Stevens (Charley Wayne, Spieler), Beau Tilden (Chester Kincaid) and Maggie Worth (Tippy Taylor)
Tony Award®
1963 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Nanette Fabray
1963 Best Conductor and Musical Director [nominee]
Musical Director: Jay Blackton
winner 1963 Best Stage Technician [winner]
Solly Pernick
music by Irving Berlin; lyrics by Irving Berlin
ACT 1 Sung By
Let's Go Back to the Waltz Nell Henderson and Ensemble
In Our Hide-Away Nell Henderson and Steve
The First Lady Nell Henderson
Meat and Potatoes Pat Gregory and Charley Wayne
I've Got to Be Around Pat Gregory
The Secret Service Leslie Henderson
It Gets Lonely in the White House Steve
Is He the Only Man in the World? Nell Henderson and Leslie Henderson
They Love Me Nell Henderson
Pigtails and Freckles Pat Gregory and Leslie Henderson
Don't Be Afraid of Romance Youssein Davair
Laugh It Up Nell Henderson, Steve, Leslie Henderson and Larry Henderson
Empty Pockets Filled with Love Pat Gregory and Leslie Henderson
In Our Hide-Away (Reprise) Nell Henderson and Steve
ACT 2 Sung By
Glad to Be Home Nell Henderson and Ensemble
Laugh It Up (Reprise) Nell Henderson and Steve
You Need a Hobby Nell Henderson and Steve
Don't Be Afraid of Romance (Reprise) Youssein Davair
The Washington Twist Leslie Henderson and Dancers
Pigtails and Freckles (Reprise) Pat Gregory
The Only Dance I Know Princess Kyra
Meat and Potatoes (Reprise) Pat Gregory
Is He the Only Man in the World? (Reprise) Leslie Henderson
I'm Gonna Get Him Nell Henderson and Leslie Henderson
This Is a Great Country Steve
Finale Entire Company