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Priscilla Queen of the Desert    The Musical

Palace Theatre, (3/20/2011 - 6/24/2012)
First Preview: Feb 28, 2011 Total Previews: 23
Opening Date: Mar 20, 2011    
Closing Date: Jun 24, 2012 Total Performances: 526

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Stewart F. Lane, James M. Nederlander and James L. Nederlander
Produced by Bette Midler, James L. Nederlander, Garry McQuinn, Liz Koops, Michael Hamlyn, Allan Scott, Roy Furman/Richard Willis, Terry Allen Kramer, Terri and Timothy Childs, Ken Greiner, Ruth Hendel, Chugg Entertainment, Michael Buckley, Stewart F. Lane/Bonnie Comley, Bruce Davey, Thierry Suc/TS3, Bartner/Jenkins, Broadway Across America/H. Koenigsberg, M. Lerner/D. Bisno/K.Seidel/R. Gold, Paul Boskind and Martian Entertainment/Spirtas-Mauro Productions/MAS Music Arts & Show and David Mirvish; Produced in association with MGM On Stage, Darcie Denkert and Dean Stolber; Associate Producer: Ken Sunshine
Book by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott; Based on the motion picture by Latent Image/Specific Films; Film Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.; Musical Director: Jeffrey Klitz; Music orchestrated by Stephen "Spud" Murphy and Charlie Hull; Music arranged by Stephen "Spud" Murphy
Directed by Simon Phillips; Choreographed by Ross Coleman; Developed for the Stage by Simon Phillips; Associate Director: Dean Bryant; Associate Choreographer: Andrew Hallsworth
Bus Concept and Production Design by Brian Thomson; Costume Design by Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner; Lighting Design by Nick Schlieper; Sound Design by Jonathan Deans and Peter Fitzgerald; Make-Up Design by Cassie Hanlon; Associate Scenic Design: Bryan Johnson; Associate Costume Design: Brian J. Bustos; Associate Lighting Design: Michael P. Jones; Associate Wig Design: Richard Mawbey; Moving Lights and Video Programmer: Chris Herman
General Manager: B.J. Holt; Executive Producer: Alecia Parker; Company Manager: Thom Clay; Associate Gen. Mgr: Hilary Hamilton
Technical Supervisor: David Benken; Production Supervisor: Jerry Mitchell; Production Stage Manager: David Hyslop; Stage Manager: Mahlon Kruse; Associate Tech. Suprvr: Rose Palombo
Musical Supervisor: Stephen "Spud" Murphy; Conducted by Jeffrey Klitz; Associate Conductor: Jeff Marder; Woodwinds: David Mann; Guitar: Ed Hamilton; Trumpet: Barry Danielian; Trombone: Michael Davis; Bass: Luico Hopper; Drums: Warren Odze; Percussion: Roger Squitero; Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Music Copying: Martine Monroe
Flying by Foy
Dance Captain: Eric Sciotto; Casting: Telsey + Company; Director of Marketing: Nick Pramik; Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Website Design/Online Marketing: SPOTCo, Inc.; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Photographer: Joan Marcus
Cast
Nick Adams
Adam (Felicia)
C. David Johnson
Broadway debut
Bob
Tony Sheldon
Broadway debut
Bernadette
Will Swenson
Tick (Mitzi)
Jacqueline B. Arnold
Diva
Ensemble
James Brown III
Jimmy
Ensemble
Nathan Lee Graham
Miss Understanding
Ensemble
J. Elaine Marcos
Cynthia
Ensemble
Anastacia McCleskey
Diva
Ensemble
Mike McGowan
Frank
Ensemble
Jessica Phillips
Marion
Ensemble
Steve Schepis
Farrah
Ensemble
Young Bernadette
Keala Settle
Shirley
Ensemble
Ashley Spencer
Diva
Ensemble
Thom Allison
Ensemble
Kyle Brown
Ensemble
Gavin Lodge
Ensemble
Luke Mannikus
Benji
Alternate
Jeff Metzler
Ensemble
Bryan West
Ensemble
Tad Wilson
Ensemble
Ashton Woerz
Benji
(Feb 28, 2011 - Sep 24, 2011) Alternate
Swings: Ellyn Marie Marsh, Eric Sciotto, Amaker Smith and Esther Stilwell
Understudies: Thom Allison (Bernadette, Jimmy, Miss Understanding), James Brown III (Miss Understanding), Kyle Brown (Frank), Gavin Lodge (Bernadette, Frank, Tick (Mitzi)), Luke Mannikus (Benji), Ellyn Marie Marsh (Cynthia, Diva, Marion, Shirley), Mike McGowan (Bob), Jeff Metzler (Young Bernadette), Steve Schepis (Adam (Felicia)), Eric Sciotto (Tick (Mitzi)), Amaker Smith (Jimmy), Esther Stilwell (Cynthia, Diva, Marion, Shirley), Bryan West (Adam (Felicia)), Tad Wilson (Bob) and Ashton Woerz (Benji)
Tony Award®
2011 Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical [nominee]
Tony Sheldon
winner 2011 Best Costume Design of a Musical [winner]
Costume Design by Tim Chappel and Lizzy Gardiner
Drama Desk Award
2011 Outstanding Musical [nominee]
Produced by Bette Midler, James L. Nederlander, Garry McQuinn, Liz Koops, Michael Hamlyn, Allan Scott, Roy Furman/Richard Willis, Terry Allen Kramer, Terri and Timothy Childs, Ruth Hendel, Chugg Entertainment, Michael Buckley, Stewart F. Lane/Bonnie Comley, Bruce Davey, Thierry Suc/TS3, Bartner/Jenkins, Broadway Across America/H. Koenigsberg, M. Lerner/D. Bisno/K.Seidel/R. Gold, Paul Boskind and Martian Entertainment/Spirtas-Mauro Productions/MAS Music Arts & Show and David Mirvish; Produced in association with MGM On Stage, Darcie Denkert and Dean Stolber
2011 Outstanding Book of a Musical [nominee]
Book by Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott
2011 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Tony Sheldon
winner 2011 Outstanding Costume Design [winner]
Tim Chappel
winner 2011 Outstanding Costume Design [winner]
Lizzy Gardiner
Theatre World
winner 2011 Award [recipient]
Tony Sheldon

ACT 1 Sung By
It's Raining Men The Divas, Tick and Company
What's Love Got to Do With It? Miss Understanding
I Say a Little Prayer Tick
Don't Leave Me This Way Bernadette, Tick and Company
Material Girl Felicia and the Boys
Go West Bernadette, Tick, Adam and Company
Holiday Adam, Tick and Bernadette
Like a Virgin Adam, Tick and Bernadette
I Say a Little Prayer (Reprise) Tick and the Divas
I Love the Nightlife Shirley, Bernadette, Mitzi, Felicia and Company
True Colors Bernadette, Mitzi and Felicia
Sempre Libre Felicia and the Divas
Color My World Adam, Tick, Bernadette and Company
I Will Survive Bernadette, Felicia, Mitzi, Jimmy and Company
ACT 2 Sung By
Thank God I'm a Country Boy The Company
A Fine Romance Young Bernadette and Les Girls
Thank God I'm a Country Boy (Reprise) The Company
Shake Your Groove Thing Mitzi, Bernadette, Felicia and the Divas
Pop Muzik Cynthia and Company
A Fine Romance (Reprise) Bob
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Adam and the Divas
Hot Stuff Felicia, the Divas and Bernadette
MacArthur Park Bernadette, Tick, the Divas and Company
Boogie Wonderland The Company
The Floor Show Mitzi, Bernadette, Felicia and Company
Always on My Mind Tick and Benji
Like a Prayer Felicia and Company
We Belong Felicia, Mitzi, Bernadette and Company
Finally Medley The Company