MusicalThrillerOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Mar 01, 1979
Closing Date
Jun 29, 1980
1st Preview
Feb 06, 1979
1st Preview
Feb 06, 1979
Previews
19
Performances
557
MusicalThrillerOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Uris Theatre
(Mar 01, 1979 - Jun 29, 1980)

Setting
The 19th Century. London. Fleet Street and environs.

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization and Gerald Oestreicher
Produced by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson and Martin Richards; Produced in association with Dean Manos and Judy Manos; Associate Producer: Marc Howard
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by Hugh Wheeler; Based on a version of "Sweeney Todd" by Christopher Bond; Music orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick; Musical Director: Paul Gemignani; Assistant Musical Dir.: Les Scott
Directed by Harold Prince; Dance and movement by Larry Fuller
Scenic Design by Eugene Lee; Costume Design by Franne Lee; Lighting Design by Ken Billington; Hair and Wig Design by Lyn Quiyou; Make-Up Design by Barbara Kelly; Sound Design by Jack Mann; Assistant to Mr. Lee: Darrell Keister; Associate to Ms. Lee: Karen Roston; Assistant to Ms. Lee: Carr Garnett; Assistant to Mr. Billington: Marcia Madeira
General Manager: Gatchell & Neufeld, Ltd.; Company Manager: Drew Murphy; Management Associate: Douglas C. Baker
Production Stage Manager: Alan Hall; Stage Manager: Ruth E. Rinklin; Assistant Stage Mgr: Arthur Masella; Technical Director: Arthur Siccardi
Music published by Tommy Valando; Music Preparation: Al Miller and Mathilde Pincus; Rehearsal Pianist: Clay Fullum and Jim Stenborg
Assistant to Mr. Prince: Ruth Mitchell; Assistant to the Producers: Sam Crothers and Jerry Sirchia; Press Representative: Mary Bryant; Dance Captain: Duane Bodin; Casting: Joanna Merlin; Advertising: The Entertainment Group of J.W.T.; Logo Design by Fraver
Sweeney Todd
Feb 06, 1979 - Mar 02, 1980
Mrs. Lovett
Feb 06, 1979 - Mar 02, 1980
Anthony Hope
Tobias Ragg
Beggar Woman
Judge Turpin
Johanna
The Beadle
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Understudies: Walter Charles (Sweeney Todd), Cris Groenendaal (Anthony Hope), Skip Harris (Tobias Ragg), Betsy Joslyn (Johanna), Frank Kopyc (Pirelli), Pamela McLernon (Beggar Woman), Robert Ousley (Judge Turpin), Richard Warren Pugh (The Beadle) and Maggie Task (Mrs. Lovett)

Uris Theatre (Mar 01, 1979 - Jun 29, 1980)

Company Manager: James G. Mennen
Assistant Stage Mgr: Larry Mengden
Press Assistant: Philip Rinaldi; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi

Cast

Sweeney Todd
Mar 04, 1980 - Jun 29, 1980
Mrs. Lovett
Mar 04, 1980 - Jun 29, 1980
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Anthony Hope
Johanna
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Standby: Denise Lor (Mrs. Lovett) and Marge Redmond (Mrs. Lovett)
Understudies: Robert Hendersen (Anthony Hope), Michael Kalinyen (The Beadle) and Candace Rogers (Johanna)
music by Stephen Sondheim; lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Act 1
Sung By
The Ballad of Sweeney Todd
Company
No Place Like London
Anthony Hope, Sweeney Todd and Beggar Woman
The Barber and His Wife
Sweeney Todd
The Worst Pies In London
Mrs. Lovett
Poor Thing
Mrs. Lovett
My Friends
Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett
Green Finch and Linnet Bird
Johanna
Ah, Miss
Anthony Hope and Beggar Woman
Johanna
Anthony Hope
Pirelli's Miracle Elixir
Tobias Ragg, Sweeney Todd, Mrs. Lovett and Company
The Contest
Pirelli
Wait
Mrs. Lovett
Kiss Me
Johanna and Anthony Hope
Ladies in Their Sensitivities
The Beadle
Quartet
Johanna, Anthony Hope, The Beadle and Judge Turpin
Pretty Women
Sweeney Todd and Judge Turpin
Epiphany
Sweeney Todd
A Little Priest
Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett
Act 2
Sung By
God, That's Good!
Tobias Ragg, Mrs. Lovett, Sweeney Todd, Beggar Woman and Customers
Johanna (Reprise)
Anthony Hope, Sweeney Todd, Johanna and Beggar Woman
By the Sea
Mrs. Lovett
Not While I'm Around
Tobias Ragg and Mrs. Lovett
Parlour Songs
The Beadle and Mrs. Lovett
City on Fire
Lunatics, Johanna and Anthony Hope
Final Scene
Anthony Hope, Beggar Woman, Sweeney Todd, Judge Turpin, Mrs. Lovett, Johanna and Tobias Ragg
The Ballad of Sweeney Todd (Reprise)
Company

Tony Award®

Best Musical

Best Book of a Musical

1979 Winner
Book by Hugh Wheeler

Best Original Score

1979 Winner
Music by Stephen Sondheim
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Best Actor in a Musical

1979 Winner
Len Cariou

Best Actress in a Musical

1979 Winner
Angela Lansbury

Best Scenic Design

1979 Winner
Scenic Design by Eugene Lee

Best Costume Design

1979 Winner
Costume Design by Franne Lee
 

Best Lighting Design

1979 Nominee
Lighting Design by Ken Billington

Best Direction of a Musical

1979 Winner
Directed by Harold Prince

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding Musical

Outstanding Book

1979 Winner
Book by Hugh Wheeler

Outstanding Actor in a Musical

1979 Winner
Len Cariou

Outstanding Actress in a Musical

1979 Winner
Angela Lansbury

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

1979 Winner
Ken Jennings

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

1979 Winner
Merle Louise
 

Outstanding Choreography

1979 Nominee
Choreographed by Larry Fuller

Outstanding Director of a Musical

1979 Winner
Directed by Harold Prince

Outstanding Lyrics

1979 Winner
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Outstanding Music

1979 Winner
Music by Stephen Sondheim
 

Outstanding Costume Design

1979 Nominee
Costume Design by Franne Lee
 

Outstanding Lighting Design

1979 Nominee
Lighting Design by Ken Billington
 

Outstanding Set Design

1979 Nominee
Scenic Design by Eugene Lee

Theatre World

Award

1979 Recipient
Sarah Rice and Ken Jennings
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