MusicalDramaOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Nov 16, 1959
Closing Date
Jun 15, 1963
Previews
5
Performances
1,443
MusicalDramaOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
(Nov 16, 1959 - Nov 03, 1962)
Mark Hellinger Theatre
(Nov 06, 1962 - Jun 15, 1963)

Description
A musical in two acts

Setting
Austria. Early in 1938.

Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse; Music by Richard Rodgers; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Based on "The Trapp Family Singers" by Maria Augusta Trapp; Musical Director: Frederick Dvonch; Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett; Choral arrangements by Trude Rittman
Directed by Vincent J. Donehue; Musical Staging by Joe Layton
Scenic Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Lucinda Ballard; Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal; Mary Martin's clothes by Mainbocher; Assistant to Miss Ballard: Florence Klotz; Assistant to Mr. Smith: William Pitkin; Production Assistant to Miss Rosenthal: Marian Kinsella
General Manager: Herman Bernstein; Company Manager: Warren O'Hara; Assistant Co. Mgr: Clayton Cootes
Production Stage Manager: Peter Zeisler; Stage Manager: Randall Brooks; Assistant Stage Mgr: Steven Meyer and Tom Millott
Assistant Conductor: Peter Howard; Music Contractor: Sol Gusikoff
Press Representative: Frank Goodman and Ben Washer; Casting: Edward Blum; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner; Asst. to the Choreographer: Gloria Stevens
Maria Rainer
a postulant at Nonnberg Abbey
Captain Georg von Trapp
Max Detweiler
Elsa Schraeder
The Mother Abbess
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Rolf Gruber
Ensemble
Louisa von Trapp
Ursula
a maid
 
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Herr Zeller
Admiral von Schreiber
Ensemble
Ensemble
Sister Berthe
Mistress of Novices
Ensemble
Ensemble
Gretl von Trapp
Marta von Trapp
Frau Schmidt
the housekeeper
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Sister Margaretta
Mistress of Postulants
Liesl von Trapp
Ensemble
Franz
the butler
Ensemble
Brigitta von Trapp
Ensemble
Ensemble
Sister Sophia
Baron Elberfeld
Friedrich von Trapp
Ensemble
Kurt von Trapp
Ensemble
Ensemble
A Postulant
Standby: Renee Guerin (Maria Rainer) and Kenneth Harvey (Captain Georg von Trapp)
Understudies: Dorothy Dallas (Sister Berthe), David Gress (Friedrich von Trapp, Kurt von Trapp), Joey Heatherton (Liesl von Trapp, Louisa von Trapp), Lucas Hoving (Herr Zeller), Elizabeth Howell (The Mother Abbess, Frau Schmidt), Sheppard Kerman (Max Detweiler), Maria Kova (Sister Sophia), Mary Susan Locke (Brigitta von Trapp), Keith Prentice (Rolf Gruber), Nancy Reeves (Sister Margaretta), Karen Shepard (Elsa Schraeder), Kirby Smith (Admiral von Schreiber, Franz) and Frances Underhill (Gretl von Trapp, Marta von Trapp)

Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (Nov 16, 1959 - Nov 03, 1962)

Theatre Owned / Operated by Feuer & Martin Musicals, Inc.
General Manager: Marshall Young
Assistant Stage Mgr: Richard Via
Assistant Conductor: John Lesko
Chorus Captain: Zoya Leporska

Cast

The Mother Abbess
Elsa Schraeder
Max Detweiler
Elsa Schraeder
Ensemble
Franz
the butler
Kurt von Trapp
Maria Rainer
a postulant at Nonnberg Abbey
Jul 1962 - ?
Ensemble
 
Liesl von Trapp
Maria Rainer
a postulant at Nonnberg Abbey
Sep 1962 - ?
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Kurt von Trapp
Gretl von Trapp
A Postulant
 
Ensemble
Sister Margaretta
Mistress of Postulants
Marta von Trapp
Brigitta von Trapp
Herr Zeller
Liesl von Trapp
Gretl von Trapp
Brigitta von Trapp
Sister Berthe
Mistress of Novices
 
The Mother Abbess
Ensemble
Ursula
a maid
Captain Georg von Trapp
Gretl von Trapp
Friedrich von Trapp
Baron Elberfeld
Friedrich von Trapp
Rolf Gruber
Admiral von Schreiber
Ensemble
Rolf Gruber
Friedrich von Trapp
Ensemble
Ensemble
Maria Rainer
a postulant at Nonnberg Abbey
Oct 1961 - ?
Standby: Barbara Meister (Maria Rainer)
Understudies: Maureen Bailey (Liesl von Trapp), Imelda De Martin (Liesl von Trapp, Louisa von Trapp), Kenny Doré (Friedrich von Trapp, Kurt von Trapp), Dan Ferrone (Rolf Gruber), Cleo Fry (Sister Berthe), Sarah Hageman (Frau Schmidt), Valerie Lee (Gretl von Trapp, Marta von Trapp), Sara Letton (Liesl von Trapp), Evanna Lien (Marta von Trapp, Brigitta von Trapp), Shirley Mendonca (Sister Sophia), Steven Meyer (Herr Zeller), Laura Michaels (Marta von Trapp, Gretl von Trapp), Patty Michaels (Louisa von Trapp), Lizabeth Pritchett (The Mother Abbess), Wayne Sullivan (Friedrich von Trapp, Kurt von Trapp) and Webb Tilton (Herr Zeller, Franz, Admiral von Schreiber)

Mark Hellinger Theatre (Nov 06, 1962 - Jun 15, 1963)

Theatre Owned / Operated by Anthony Brady Farrell

Cast

Maria Rainer
a postulant at Nonnberg Abbey
Understudy: Philip Proctor (Rolf Gruber)
Act 1
Sung By
Preludium
The Sound of Music
Maria Rainer
Maria
The Mother Abbess, Sister Margaretta, Sister Berthe and Sister Sophia
My Favorite Things
Maria Rainer and The Mother Abbess
Do-Re-Mi
Children and Maria Rainer
You Are Sixteen
Liesl von Trapp and Rolf Gruber
The Lonely Goatherd
Maria Rainer and Children
How Can Love Survive?
Elsa Schraeder, Max Detweiler and Captain Georg von Trapp
The Sound of Music (Reprise)
Maria Rainer, Captain Georg von Trapp and Children
So Long, Farewell
Children
Climb Every Mountain
The Mother Abbess
Act 2
Sung By
No Way to Stop It
Captain Georg von Trapp, Max Detweiler and Elsa Schraeder
Ordinary Couple
Maria Rainer and Captain Georg von Trapp
Wedding Processional
Ensemble
You Are Sixteen (Reprise)
Maria Rainer and Liesl von Trapp
Do-Re-Mi (Reprise)
Maria Rainer, Captain Georg von Trapp and Children
Edelweiss
Captain Georg von Trapp, Maria Rainer and Children
So Long, Farewell (Reprise)
Maria Rainer, Captain Georg von Trapp and Children
Climb Every Mountain (Reprise)
Company

Tony Award®

Best Actress in a Musical

1960 Winner
Mary Martin
 

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1960 Nominee
Theodore Bikel and Kurt Kasznar

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1960 Winner
Patricia Neway
 

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

1960 Nominee
along with the rest of the children: Kathy Dunn, Evanna Lien, Mary Susan Locke, Marilyn Robers, William Snowden, and Joseph Stewart Lauri Peters(along with the rest of the children: Kathy Dunn, Evanna Lien, Mary Susan Locke, Marilyn Robers, William Snowden, and Joseph Stewart)

Best Scenic Design (Musical)

1960 Winner
Scenic Design by Oliver Smith
 

Best Direction of a Musical

1960 Nominee
Directed by Vincent J. Donehue

Best Conductor and Musical Director

1960 Winner
Musical Director: Frederick Dvonch

Theatre World

Award

1960 Recipient
Lauri Peters
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