MusicalComedy DramaRevivalBroadway
Opening Date
Apr 11, 1996
Closing Date
Feb 22, 1998
1st Preview
Mar 19, 1996
1st Preview
Mar 19, 1996
Previews
27
Performances
780
MusicalComedy DramaRevivalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Neil Simon Theatre
(Apr 11, 1996 - Feb 22, 1998)

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

Music by Richard Rodgers; Book by Oscar Hammerstein II; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Based upon the novel "Anna and the King of Siam" by Margaret Landon; Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett; Musical Director: Michael Rafter; Additional orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin
Directed by Christopher Renshaw; Choreographed by Jerome Robbins; Musical staging by Lar Lubovitch
Scenic Design by Brian Thomson; Costume Design by Roger Kirk; Lighting Design by Nigel Levings; Sound Design by Tony Meola and Lewis Mead; Hair and Wig Design by David H. Lawrence; Associate Costume Design: Nancy Palmatier; Associate Scenic Design: Patrick Fahey; Associate Lighting Design: Michael Baldassari; Associate Sound Design: Jason P. Krueger
General Manager: David, Strong, Warner, Inc.; Associate Gen. Mgr: Robert C. Strickstein; Company Manager: Sandra Carlson; Executive Producer: Dodger Productions; Assistant Co. Mgr: Matthew Shepherd
Production Stage Manager: Frank Hartenstein; Production Supervisor: Aurora Productions and Gene O'Donovan; Stage Manager: Karen Armstrong; Assistant Stage Mgr: Kelly Martindale and Donna A. Drake
Musical Supervisor: Eric Stern; Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Conducted by Michael Rafter; Associate Conductor: Cherie Rosen; Concert Master: Martin Agee; Flute: Helen Campo; Oboe: Rich Dallessio; Clarinet: Jon Manasse, Larry Guy and Anthony Bracket; Bassoon: Kim Laskowski; Trumpet: Alex Holten and Chuck Olsen; French Horn: Kaitilin Mahoney and Alexandra Cook; Trombone: Dick Clark; Trombone/Tuba: Jeff Caswell; Violin: Roy Lewis, Darryl Kubian and Shinwon Kim; Viola: Crystal Garner; Cello: Stephanie Cummins and Sarah Carter; Bass: Bill Ellison; Harp: Victoria Drake; Percussion: James Baker; Keyboard: Cherie Rosen; Music Preparation: Miller Music Services
Casting: Jay Binder; Marketing Consultant: Margery Singer; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Jerome Robbins' choreography supervised by Susan Kikuchi; Dialect Coach: Deborah Hecht; Dance Captain: Susan Kikuchi; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Assistant to the Director: Jonathan Bernstein; Asst. to the Choreographer: Scott Rink and Rebecca Rigert; Assistant Dance Captain: Shawn Ku; Marketing: Dodger Marketing
Anna Leonowens
Mar 19, 1996 - Mar 21, 1997
Lou Diamond Phillips
Broadway debut
The King of Siam
Mar 19, 1996 - Jun 15, 1997
Prince Chulalongkorn
Joohee Choi
Broadway debut
Tuptim
Captain Orton
Ryan Hopkins
Broadway debut
Louis Leonowens
The Kralahome
Lady Thiang
Jose Llana
Broadway debut
Lun Tha
Mar 19, 1996 - Jun 29, 1997
Sir Edward Ramsey
Mar 19, 1996 - Jun 1997
Ensemble
 
Simon of Legree
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Ensemble
 
Dog
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Fan Dancer
 
Royal Child
Princess Yaowlak
 
Royal Child
Royal Child
Camille M. Brown
Broadway debut
Ensemble
 
Archer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Benjamin Bryant
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Mar 19, 1996 - Jun 29, 1997
 
Propman
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Mar 19, 1996 - Jun 29, 1997
Ensemble
 
Angel George
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Ensemble
 
Singer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Ensemble
 
Archer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Ensemble
 
Singer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Ensemble
 
Guard
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Ensemble
 
Guard
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Jacqueline Te Lem
Broadway debut
Royal Child
Royal Child
Doan MacKenzie
Broadway debut
Ensemble
 
Dog
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Kenji Miyata
Broadway debut
Royal Child
Paolo Montalban
Broadway debut
Ensemble
 
Propman
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
The Interpreter
 
Ensemble
 
Propman
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Ensemble
 
Propman
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Royal Child
Ensemble
 
Topsy
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Ensemble
 
Guard
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Mami Saito
Broadway debut
Ensemble
 
Uncle Thomas
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Ensemble
 
Archer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Royal Child
 
Little Eva
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Carol To
Broadway debut
Ensemble
 
Singer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Yolanda Tolentino
Broadway debut
Ensemble
 
Singer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Jenna Noelle Ushkowitz
Broadway debut
Royal Child
Shelby Rebecca Wong
Broadway debut
Royal Child
Royal Child
Yan Ying
Broadway debut
Ensemble
 
Eliza
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Ensemble
 
Archer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Ensemble
 
Dog
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Swings: John Bantay (Partial Swing), Lydia Gaston (Partial Swing), Jonathan Giordano , Devanand N. Janki , Susan Kikuchi , Shawn Ku and Joan Tsao
Standby: Raul Aranas (The King of Siam)
Understudies: Benjamin Bryant (Lun Tha), Kam Cheng (Tuptim), John Curless (Sir Edward Ramsey), Lydia Gaston (Lady Thiang), Jonathan Giordano (Louis Leonowens), Barbara McCulloh (Anna Leonowens), Paolo Montalban (Lun Tha), Alan Muraoka (The Kralahome), Paul Nakauchi (The King of Siam, The Kralahome), Guy Paul (Captain Orton), Carol To (Tuptim) and Yolanda Tolentino (Lady Thiang)

Neil Simon Theatre (Apr 11, 1996 - Feb 22, 1998)

Assistant Stage Mgr: Tripp Phillips; Production Stage Manager: Karen Armstrong
Press Associate: Amy Jacobs, Susanne Tighe and Erin Dunn

Cast

The King of Siam
Jun 17, 1997 - Feb 22, 1998
Anna Leonowens
Dec 19, 1997 - Feb 22, 1998
Anna Leonowens
Mar 22, 1997 - Dec 14, 1997
Lun Tha
Jul 01, 1997 - Feb 22, 1998
Louis Leonowens
Royal Child
Ensemble
 
Archer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Royal Child
Royal Child
 
Guard
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Prince Chulalongkorn
Royal Child
Royal Child
Ensemble
 
Propman
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Ensemble
 
Archer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Royal Child
Ensemble
 
Guard
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Ensemble
 
Singer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
 
Tuptim
Sir Edward Ramsey
Jun 1997 - Feb 22, 1998
Royal Child
Ensemble
Singer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
 
Ensemble
Fan Dancer
 
Royal Child
Ensemble
 
Topsy
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Ensemble
 
Guard
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Royal Child
 
Princess Yaowlak
Prince Chulalongkorn
Ensemble
 
Archer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Ensemble
 
Propman
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Propman
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
 
Archer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
 
Topsy
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Ensemble
 
Dog
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Standby: Kay McClelland (Anna Leonowens)
Understudies: Jeremy Chu (Prince Chulalongkorn), Wesley Fine (Prince Chulalongkorn, Louis Leonowens), Jonathan Giordano (Prince Chulalongkorn), Marc Gwinn (The King of Siam), Randall Duk Kim (The King of Siam), Ronobir Lahiri (The King of Siam, The Kralahome), Cornilla Luna (Tuptim), Doan MacKenzie (Lun Tha), Graeme Malcolm (Captain Orton), Mary McGuinness (Tuptim), Kenji Miyata (Prince Chulalongkorn), James Saito (The Kralahome) and Martín Solá (Lun Tha)
Act 1
Sung By
Overture
Orchestra
I Whistle a Happy Tune
Anna Leonowens and Louis Leonowens
Royal Dance Before The King
Company
My Lord and Master
Tuptim
Hello, Young Lovers
Anna Leonowens
March of the Siamese Children
Royal Children
A Puzzlement
The King of Siam
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
Finale to Act One
Company
Act 2
Sung By
I Have Dreamed
Lun Tha and Tuptim
Hello, Young Lovers (Reprise)
Anna Leonowens
The Small House of Uncle Thomas
Tuptim and Ensemble
Song of The King
The King of Siam and Anna Leonowens
Shall We Dance
Anna Leonowens and The King of Siam
Procession of the White Elephant
Company
I Whistle a Happy Tune (Reprise)
Anna Leonowens
Finale
Company

Tony Award®

 

Best Actor in a Musical

1996 Nominee
Lou Diamond Phillips

Best Actress in a Musical

1996 Winner
Donna Murphy
 

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1996 Nominee
Joohee Choi

Best Scenic Design

1996 Winner
Scenic Design by Brian Thomson

Best Costume Design

1996 Winner
Costume Design by Roger Kirk
 

Best Lighting Design

1996 Nominee
Lighting Design by Nigel Levings
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1996 Nominee
Directed by Christopher Renshaw

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Actor in a Musical

1996 Nominee
Lou Diamond Phillips
 

Outstanding Actress in a Musical

1996 Nominee
Donna Murphy

Outstanding Director of a Musical

1996 Winner
Directed by Christopher Renshaw

Outstanding Set Design for a Musical

1996 Winner
Scenic Design by Brian Thomson

Outstanding Costume Design

1996 Winner
Costume Design by Roger Kirk
 

Outstanding Lighting Design

1996 Nominee
Lighting Design by Nigel Levings

Theatre World

Award

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