MusicalComedy DramaOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Mar 29, 1951
Closing Date
Mar 20, 1954
Performances
1,246
MusicalComedy DramaOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
St. James Theatre
(Mar 29, 1951 - Mar 20, 1954)

Setting
On the docks and in and around the Royal Palace in Bangkok. The 1860s.

Media
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Theatre Owned by The Shubert Organization; Theatre Operated by the 138 West 48th St. Theatre Co., Inc.
Produced by Rodgers & Hammerstein
Music by Richard Rodgers; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Book by Oscar Hammerstein II; Based on the novel "Anna and the King of Siam" by Margaret Landon; Musical Director: Frederick Dvonch; Ballet Arrangements by: Trude Rittman; Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
Directed by John Van Druten; Choreographed by Jerome Robbins
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Costume Design by Irene Sharaff; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner; Assistant Designer to Mr. Mielziner: John Harvey; Assistant to Miss Sharaff: Florence Klotz
General Manager: Morris Jacobs; Company Manager: William G. Norton
Orchestra Personnel Manager: Sol Gusikoff
General Press Representative: Michel Mok; Press Representative: John L. Toohey; Casting: John Fearnley; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner; Assistant to Mr. Hammerstein: Mary Steele; Assistant to Mr. Rodgers: Margot Hopkins; Assistant to Mr. Robbins: June Graham; Consultant on Oriental Dancing: Michiko
The King of Siam
Gertrude Lawrence
Her last performance as "Anna" was three weeks before her death
Anna Leonowens
Mar 29, 1951 - Aug 16, 1952
 
Narrator
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Lady Thiang
Slave
 
Musician
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Royal Dancer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Royal Dancer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Royal Dancer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Priest
Priest
Slave
 
Musician
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Royal Child
Royal Child
Royal Child
Sir Edward Ramsey
 
Musician
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
King Simon
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Royal Child
Lun Tha
Little Eva
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Captain Orton
Royal Dancer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Royal Dancer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Slave
 
Drummer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
The Interpreter
 
Priest
Royal Child
Royal Child
 
Royal Dancer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
The Kralahome
Louis Leonowens
Wife
Topsy
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Amazon
Princess Yaowlak
Royal Child
Royal Dancer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Royal Child
Royal Child
Priest
Phra Alack
Angel
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Royal Dancer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Priest
Royal Child
Royal Child
 
Royal Dancer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Prince Chulalongkorn
Royal Child
Royal Dancer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Royal Child
Uncle Thomas
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Eliza
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Understudies: Constance Carpenter (Anna Leonowens), Joseph Caruso (Lun Tha), Leonard Graves (The King of Siam), Norma Larkin (Lady Thiang), Gloria Marlowe (Tuptim), Jack Matthew (The Interpreter), Len Mence (The Kralahome, Captain Orton, Sir Edward Ramsey), Ed Preston (Phra Alack) and Herbie Walsh (Louis Leonowens)

St. James Theatre (Mar 29, 1951 - Mar 20, 1954)

Assistant Stage Mgr: Ed Preston
Press Representative: Peggy Phillips and Ben Kornzweig

Cast

Anna Leonowens
Aug 16, 1952 - Dec 1953
Anna Leonowens
Dec 1953 - Feb 16, 1954
Alfred Drake
During Yul Brenner's vacation
The King of Siam
Apr 06, 1953 - Jun 20, 1953
Celeste Holm
During Gertrude Lawrence's vacation
Anna Leonowens
Jul 01, 1952 - Aug 09, 1952
Anna Leonowens
Feb 17, 1954 - Mar 20, 1954
 
Narrator
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Royal Child
Musician
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
 
Louis Leonowens
Royal Dancer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
King Simon
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Priest
 
Slave
 
Musician
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Royal Child
Royal Child
Royal Child
Lun Tha
Louis Leonowens
Louis Leonowens
Royal Dancer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Royal Dancer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Royal Dancer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Royal Dancer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Royal Dancer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Royal Child
Royal Child
Royal Child
Royal Dancer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Royal Child
Royal Dancer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Royal Child
Royal Dancer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Royal Child
Prince Chulalongkorn
Jul 1951 - Oct 1952
Royal Child
Royal Dancer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Royal Child
King Simon
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Royal Child
Royal Child
Royal Child
Prince Chulalongkorn
Royal Dancer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Royal Child
Royal Dancer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Royal Dancer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Lady Thiang
Wife
Captain Orton
Princess Yaowlak
 
Royal Child
Royal Dancer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Royal Dancer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Topsy
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Royal Dancer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Royal Child
 
Royal Dancer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Royal Child
 
Royal Dancer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Standby: Annamary Dickey (Anna Leonowens)
Understudies: Ronald Batz (Louis Leonowens), Ina Hahn (King Simon), Suzanne Lake (Tuptim), Salvatore Mineo (Prince Chulalongkorn), Peter Monsen (Louis Leonowens), Robert Ozores (Prince Chulalongkorn), Ed Preston (The Kralahome), Helena Schurgot (Tuptim), Leon Shaw (Captain Orton, Sir Edward Ramsey) and Rex Thompson (Louis Leonowens)
I Whistle a Happy Tune
Anna Leonowens and Louis Leonowens
My Lord and Master
Tuptim
Hello, Young Lovers
Anna Leonowens
March of the Siamese Children
Royal Children
A Puzzlement
The King of Siam
The Royal Bangkok Academy
Anna Leonowens and Pupils
Getting to Know You
Anna Leonowens, Royal Wives and Royal Children
We Kiss in a Shadow
Lun Tha and Tuptim
Shall I Tell You What I Think of You?
Anna Leonowens
Something Wonderful
Lady Thiang
Western People Funny
Lady Thiang and Royal Wives
I Have Dreamed
Lun Tha and Tuptim
The Small House of Uncle Thomas
Tuptim and Ensemble
Shall We Dance
Anna Leonowens and The King of Siam

Tony Award®

Best Musical

1952 Winner
Book by Oscar Hammerstein II
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Richard Rodgers

Best Actress in a Musical

1952 Winner
Gertrude Lawrence

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1952 Winner
Yul Brynner

Best Scenic Design

1952 Winner
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner

Best Costume Design

1952 Winner
Costume Design by Irene Sharaff
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