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The Most Happy Fella   

Majestic Theatre, (10/11/1979 - 11/25/1979)
First Preview: Sep 20, 1979 Total Previews: 23
Opening Date: Oct 11, 1979    
Closing Date: Nov 25, 1979 Total Performances: 53

Category: Musical, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Description: A musical in three acts
Setting: San Francisco; Napa, California; and Tony's home and barn. 1927.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by Sherwin M. Goldman; Produced in association with Michigan Opera Theatre (David DiChiera, General Director) and Emhan, Inc.
Book by Frank Loesser; Music by Frank Loesser; Lyrics by Frank Loesser; Based on "They Knew What They Wanted" by Sidney Howard; Musical Director: Andrew Meltzer; Music orchestrated by Don Walker
Directed by Jack O'Brien; Choreographed by Graciela Daniele
Scenic Design by Douglas W. Schmidt; Costume Design by Nancy Potts; Lighting Design by Gilbert V. Hemsley, Jr.
General Manager: Mario De Maria
Production Stage Manager: Herb Vogler; Stage Manager: Ben Janney
Conducted by Eric Stern; Music Contractor: Seymour "Red" Press; Associate Conductor: Al Cavaliere
Casting: Johnson-Liff Associates; General Press Representative: The Merlin Group, Ltd.; Dance Captain: Tina Paul; Press Representative: Becky Flora, Glen Gary and Marguerite Wolfe; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner and Associates
Cast
Giorgio Tozzi
Tony
Steven Alex-Cole
Max
Neighbor
Lawrence Asher
The Priest
Neighbor
Dean Badolato
Clem
Neighbor
Frederick Burchinal
Wednesday and Saturday matinees
Tony
Alternate
Michael Capes
The Bus Driver
Neighbor
Richard Croft
Neighbor
Sharon Daniels
Rosabella
Stephen Dubov
Sheriff
Neighbor
Louisa Flaningam
Cleo
Tim Flavin
Busboy
Neighbor
Karen Giombetti
Waitress
Neighbor
Bill Hastings
The Cashier
The Brakeman
Neighbor
D. Michael Heath
Neighbor
Melanie Helton
Neighbor's Lady
Neighbor
Adrienne Leonetti
Marie
Joe McGrath
The Doctor
Linda Michele
Wednesday and Saturday matinees
Rosabella
Alternate
David Miles
Jake
Neighbor
Richard Muenz
Joe
Darren Nimnicht
Pasquale
Dan O'Sullivan
The Postman
Tina Paul
Waitress
Neighbor
D'arcy Phifer
Waitress
Neighbor
Patrice Pickering
Neighbor
Candace Rogers
Neighbor
Dee Etta Rowe
Neighbor's Lady
Neighbor
Bonnie Simmons
Neighbor
Franco Spoto
Ciccio
Gene Varrone
Giuseppe
Dennis Warning
Herman
Jane Warsaw
Neighbor's Lady
Neighbor
Richard White
Neighbor
Carla Wilkins
Neighbor
Sally Williams
Neighbor's Lady
Neighbor
Kevin Wilson
Al
Neighbor
Smith Wordes
Waitress
Neighbor
Swings: Philip Jerry and Laurie Scandurra
Understudies: Lawrence Asher (The Postman), Michael Capes (Clem), Richard Croft (Ciccio), Stephen Dubov (Al), D. Michael Heath (Jake), David Miles (Herman), Dan O'Sullivan (Pasquale), Dee Etta Rowe (Cleo), Franco Spoto (Giuseppe, The Doctor), Richard White (Joe, The Cashier) and Carla Wilkins (Marie)
Tony Award®
1980 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Giorgio Tozzi
Drama Desk Award
1980 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Giorgio Tozzi
music by Frank Loesser; lyrics by Frank Loesser
ACT 1 Sung By
Ooh! My Feet! Cleo
I Know How It Is Cleo and Rosabella
Seven Million Crumbs Cleo
I Don't Know (The Letter) Rosabella
Maybe He's Kind of Crazy Rosabella and Cleo
Somebody, Somewhere Rosabella
The Most Happy Fella Tony and Neighbors
A Long Time Ago Marie and Tony
Standing on the Corner Herman, Clem, Jake and Al
Joey, Joey, Joey Joe
Soon You Gonna Leave Me, Joe Tony
Rosabella Tony
Abbondanza Giuseppe, Pasquale and Ciccio
Plenty Bambini Tony
Sposalizio Neighbors
Special Delivery! The Postman
Benvenuta Giuseppe, Pasquale, Ciccio and Joe
Aren't You Glad? Rosabella
No Home, No Job Rosabella
Eyes like a stranger Marie
Don't Cry Joe and Rosabella
ACT 2 Sung By
Fresno Beauties Workers
Cold and Dead Rosabella and Joe
Love and Kindness The Doctor
Happy to Make Your Acquaintance Rosabella, Tony and Cleo
I Don't Like This Dame Marie and Cleo
Big D Cleo, Herman and Neighbors
How Beautiful the Days Tony, Rosabella, Marie and Joe
Young People Marie, Tony and Young Neighbors
Warm All Over Rosabella
Old People Gotta Tony
I Like Everybody Herman and Cleo
I Love Him Rosabella
I Know How It Is Cleo
Like a Woman Loves a Man Rosabella
My Heart Is So Full of You Tony and Rosabella
Hoedown Tony, Rosabella and Neighbors
Mamma, Mamma Tony
Abbondanza (Reprise) Pasquale, Giuseppe and Ciccio
Goodbye, Darlin' Cleo and Herman
I Like Everybody (Reprise) Herman and Cleo
Song of a Summer Night The Doctor and Neighbors
Please Let Me Tell You Rosabella
Tell Tony and Rosabella Goodbye for Me (Tony's Thoughts) Joe
She Gonna Come Home Wit' Me Tony
Nobody's Ever Gonna Love You Tony, Marie and Cleo
I Made a Fist Herman and Cleo
Finale