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Steel Pier   

Richard Rodgers Theatre, (4/24/1997 - 6/28/1997)
First Preview: Mar 27, 1997 Total Previews: 33
Opening Date: Apr 24, 1997    
Closing Date: Jun 28, 1997 Total Performances: 76

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: Time: August 1933. Place: Steel Pier, Atlantic City.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman Emeritus; James L. Nederlander: Chairman; Robert E. Nederlander: President)
Produced by Roger Berlind; Associate Producer: PACE Theatrical Group, Inc.
Book by David Thompson; Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb; Conceived by Scott Ellis, Susan Stroman and David Thompson; Dance arrangements by Glen Kelly; Incidental music arrangements by Glen Kelly; Music orchestrated by Michael Gibson; Musical Director: David Loud; Vocal arrangements by David Loud
Directed by Scott Ellis; Choreographed by Susan Stroman; Associate Choreographer: Chris Peterson
Scenic Design by Tony Walton; Costume Design by William Ivey Long; Associate Costume Design: Lynn Bowling and Martha Bromelmeier; Lighting Design by Peter Kaczorowski; Sound Design by Tony Meola; Projection Design by Wendall K. Harrington; Hair Design by David Brian Brown
General Manager: Marvin A. Krauss Associates, Inc.; Company Manager: Carl Pasbjerg
Production Stage Manager: Beverley Randolph; Stage Manager: Frank Lombardi
Musical Coordinator: John Monaco; Conducted by David Loud; Associate Conductor: James Moore; Trumpet: Jeffrey Kievit, Christian Jaudes and Richard Kelley; Concert Master: Alexander Vselensky; Tenor Trombone: Charles Gordon; Bass Trombone / Tuba: Earl McIntyre; French Horn: Roger Wendt and Anita Miller; Bass: Robert Renino; Guitar / Banjo: Greg Utzig; Keyboard: Antony Geralis and James Moore; Drums: Bruce Doctor; Percussion: Mark Sherman; Violin: Alexander Vselensky, Christopher Cardona and Paul Woodiel; Viola / Violin: Susan Follari and Jill Jaffe; Cello: Jennifer Langham; Woodwind: Lawrence Feldman, William Shadel, Andy Drelles and Ken Berger; Synthesizer Programmer: Andrew Barrett
Magic Consultant: Mike Makman
Casting: Johnson-Liff Associates; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Dance Captain: Chris Peterson; Dialect Coach: K.C. Ligon; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.
Cast
Gregory Harrison
Mick Hamilton
Daniel McDonald
Broadway debut
Bill Kelly
Couple #39
Karen Ziemba
Rita Racine
Couple #39
Debra Monk
Shelby Stevens
Couple #32
Alison Bevan
Dora Foster
Couple #26
Andy Blankenbuehler
Couple #8
Joel Blum
Buddy Becker
Couple #17
Brad Bradley
Broadway debut
Couple #54
Couple #14
Couple #55
Ronn Carroll
Mr. Walker
Kristin Chenoweth
Broadway debut
Precious McGuire
Couple #4
Couple #25
Rosa Curry
Mick's Pick
Couple #3
Couple #11
Couple #34
Robert Fowler
A Flying Dunlap
Couple #56
Couple #11
Couple #40
Ida Gilliams
Couple #44
Couple #41
Couple #40
John C. Havens
Broadway debut
Luke Adams
Couple #32
Jack Hayes
A Flying Dunlap
Couple #50
Couple #18
Couple #34
JoAnn M. Hunter
A Flying Dunlap
Couple #46
Mary Illes
Mick's Pick
Couple #54
Couple #19
Couple #29
John MacInnis
Dr. Johnson
A Flying Dunlap
Couple #3
Couple #41
Dana Lynn Mauro
Broadway debut
Couple #8
Elizabeth Mills
Couple #50
Couple #30
Gregory Mitchell
Sonny
Couple #46
Couple #25
Jim Newman
Happy McGuire
Couple #4
Casey Nicholaw
Corky
Couple #51
Couple #19
Adam Pelty
Preacher
Couple #44
Couple #30
Sarah Solie Shannon
Mick's Pick
Couple #51
Couple #55
Timothy Warmen
Johnny Adel
Couple #26
Couple #29
Leigh-Anne Wencker
A Flying Dunlap
Couple #56
Couple #18
Couple #14
Valerie Wright
Bette Becker
Couple #17
Swings: Julio Agustin, Leslie Bell, Angelique Ilo and Scott Taylor
Standby: Cady Huffman (Rita Racine, Shelby Stevens) and Brian Sutherland (Bill Kelly, Mick Hamilton)
Understudies: Julio Agustin (Johnny Adel), Leslie Bell (Bette Becker), Alison Bevan (Shelby Stevens), Brad Bradley (Buddy Becker, Mr. Walker), JoAnn M. Hunter (Bette Becker), Mary Illes (Precious McGuire), Angelique Ilo (Dora Foster), John MacInnis (Happy McGuire), Gregory Mitchell (Johnny Adel), Jim Newman (Bill Kelly), Casey Nicholaw (Luke Adams, Mr. Walker), Adam Pelty (Buddy Becker, Luke Adams), Sarah Solie Shannon (Precious McGuire), Scott Taylor (Happy McGuire), Timothy Warmen (Mick Hamilton), Leigh-Anne Wencker (Dora Foster) and Valerie Wright (Rita Racine)
Tony Award®
1997 Best Musical [nominee]
Produced by Roger Berlind
1997 Best Book of a Musical [nominee]
Book by David Thompson
1997 Best Original Musical Score [nominee]
Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
1997 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Daniel McDonald
1997 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Karen Ziemba
1997 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Joel Blum
1997 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Debra Monk
1997 Best Scenic Design [nominee]
Tony Walton
1997 Best Choreography [nominee]
Susan Stroman
1997 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Scott Ellis
1997 Best Orchestrations [nominee]
Michael Gibson
Drama Desk Award
1997 Outstanding New Musical [nominee]
Produced by Roger Berlind
1997 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Daniel McDonald
1997 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Karen Ziemba
1997 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Debra Monk
1997 Outstanding Choreography [nominee]
Susan Stroman
1997 Outstanding Direction of a Musical [nominee]
Scott Ellis
1997 Outstanding Orchestrations [nominee]
Michael Gibson
1997 Outstanding Set Design of a Musical [nominee]
Scenic Design by Tony Walton; Projection Design by Wendall K. Harrington
1997 Outstanding Music [nominee]
Music by John Kander
Theatre World
winner 1997 Award [recipient]
Kristin Chenoweth
winner 1997 Award [recipient]
Daniel McDonald
music by John Kander; lyrics by Fred Ebb
ACT 1 Sung By
Willing to Ride Rita Racine
Everybody Dance Mick Hamilton, Mick's Picks and Company
Second Chance Bill Kelly
Montage I Company
A Powerful Thing Mick Hamilton and Company
Dance With Me / The Last Girl Mick Hamilton, Rita Racine, Bill Kelly and Company
Montage II Company
Everybody's Girl Shelby Stevens
Wet Rita Racine and Bill Kelly
Lovebird Rita Racine
Everybody Dance (Reprise) Mick Hamilton and Company
ACT 2 Sung By
Leave the World Behind Bill Kelly, Rita Racine and Company
Montage III Company
Somebody Older Shelby Stevens
Running in Place Rita Racine
Two Little Words Precious McGuire, Mick's Picks and Company
First You Dream Bill Kelly and Rita Racine
Steel Pier Mick Hamilton, Rita Racine and Mick's Picks
Steel Pier (Reprise) Company