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The Who's Tommy   

St. James Theatre, (4/22/1993 - 6/17/1995)
First Preview: Mar 29, 1993 Total Previews: 27
Opening Date: Apr 22, 1993    
Closing Date: Jun 17, 1995 Total Performances: 899

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: 1941-1963. In and around London.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director)
Produced by PACE Theatrical Group, Inc., Dodger Productions and Kardana Productions; Associate Producer: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Originally produced at the LaJolla Playhouse (Des McAnuff, Artistic Director)
Music by Pete Townshend; Lyrics by Pete Townshend; Book by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff; Additional music and lyrics by John Entwistle and Keith Moon; Music orchestrated by Steve Margoshes; Musical Director: Joseph Church; Featuring songs by Sonny Boy Williamson
Directed by Des McAnuff; Choreographed by Wayne Cilento
Scenic Design by John Arnone; Costume Design by David C. Woolard; Lighting Design by Chris Parry; Projection Design by Wendall K. Harrington; Sound Design by Steve Canyon Kennedy; Video Design by Batwin & Robin Productions, Inc.; Hair Design by David H. Lawrence; Associate Sound Design: Jon Weston; Associate Projection Design: Bo G. Eriksson; Projection Graphics: Eriksson Design, Inc.; Projection Photography: Peter Cunningham and Jock Pottle; Projection Production Coordinator: Sage Carter
Executive Producer: David, Strong, Warner, Inc., Scott Zeiger and Gary Gunas; General Manager: David, Strong, Warner, Inc.; Company Manager: Sandy Carlson; Assistant Co. Mgr: Joshua Rosenblum
Technical Supervisor: Gene O'Donovan and Neil A. Mazzella; Production Stage Manager: Frank Hartenstein; Stage Manager: Karen Armstrong
Musical Supervisor: Joseph Church; Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Conducted by Joseph Church; Associate Conductor: Jeanine Levenson; Music Preparation: Donald Oliver, Evan Morris and Chelsea Music Services, Inc.; Guitars: Kevin Kuhn and John Putnam; Drums: Luther Rix; Bass: David Kuhn; Keyboards: Ted Baker, Henry Aronson and Jeanine Levenson; Percussion: Charles Descarfino and John Meyers; French Horn: Kaitilin Mahoney and Alexandra Cook; Violin: Dale Stuckenbruck and Cecelia Hobbs Gardner; Viola: Crystal Garner; Cello: Maria Kitsopoulous; Synthesizer Programmer: Ted Baker
Special Effects by Gregory Meeh; Flying Effects by Foy
Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Casting (L.A.): Mary Margiotta and Brian Chavanne; Casting (NY): Hughes / Moss Casting; Advertising: Jim Edwards and Serino Coyne, Inc.; Marketing Consultant: Margery Singer; Photographer: Joan Marcus, Marc Bryan-Brown and Peter Cunningham; Fight direction by Steve Rankin; Dance Captain: Lisa Leguillou; Dialect Coach: Elizabeth Smith; Dramaturgical Consultant: Chad Sylvain
Cast
Michael Arnold
Allied Solder #2
Local Lad
Security Guard
Ensemble
Anthony Barrile
Cousin Kevin
Bill Buell
Minister
Mr. Simpson
Ensemble
Maria Calabrese
Kevin's Mother
Local Lass
Ensemble
Michael Cerveris
Broadway Debut
Tommy
Tracy Nicole Chapman
Local Lass
Ensemble
Paul Dobie
Local Lad
Security Guard
Ensemble
Jonathan Dokuchitz
Captain Walker
Tom Flynn
Judge
Kevin's Father
News Vendor
D.J.
Ensemble
Cheryl Freeman
The Gypsy
Jody Gelb
Minister's Wife
Ensemble
Christian Hoff
Local Lad
Security Guard
2nd Pinball Lad
Ensemble
Paul Kandel
Uncle Ernie
Donnie Kehr
Allied Solder #1
Local Lad
Security Guard
1st Pinball Lad
Ensemble
Pam Klinger
Local Lass
Mrs. Simpson
Ensemble
Lisa Leguillou
Nurse
Local Lass
Ensemble
Norm Lewis
Broadway Debut
Specialist
Ensemble
Crysta Macalush
Tues, Wed eve, Fri, Sat eve
Tommy, Age 4
Alternate
Michael McElroy
Officer #1
Local Lad
Security Guard
Hawker
Ensemble
Marcia Mitzman
Mrs. Walker
Lee Morgan
Lover
Harmonica Player
Ensemble
Alice Ripley
Local Lass
Specialist's Assistant
Ensemble
Sherie Scott
Local Lass
Sally Simpson
Ensemble
Buddy Smith
Tommy, Age 10
Carly Jane Steinborn
Mon, Wed mat, Thurs, Sat mat
Tommy, Age 4
Alternate
Timothy Warmen
Officer #2
Local Lad
Security Guard
Ensemble
Swings: Victoria Lecta Cave, Romain Frugé, Todd Hunter and Tracey Langran
Understudies: Bill Buell (Uncle Ernie), Tracy Nicole Chapman (The Gypsy), Paul Dobie (Captain Walker), Tom Flynn (Uncle Ernie), Romain Frugé (Cousin Kevin, Tommy), Jody Gelb (Mrs. Walker), Todd Hunter (Captain Walker), Donnie Kehr (Cousin Kevin, Tommy), Tracey Langran (The Gypsy), Alice Ripley (Mrs. Walker), Ari Vernon (Tommy, Age 10) and Timothy Warmen (Captain Walker)
Tony Award®
1993 Best Musical [nominee]
Produced by PACE Theatrical Group, Inc., Dodger Productions and Kardana Productions
1993 Best Book of a Musical [nominee]
Book by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff
winner 1993 Best Original Score [winner]
Lyrics by Pete Townshend; Music by Pete Townshend
1993 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Michael Cerveris
1993 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Paul Kandel
1993 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Marcia Mitzman
winner 1993 Best Scenic Design [winner]
John Arnone
1993 Best Costume Design [nominee]
David C. Woolard
winner 1993 Best Lighting Design [winner]
Chris Parry
winner 1993 Best Choreography [winner]
Wayne Cilento
winner 1993 Best Direction of a Musical [winner]
Des McAnuff
Theatre World
winner 1993 Award [recipient]
Michael Cerveris
Drama Desk Award
1993 Outstanding Musical [nominee]
Produced by PACE Theatrical Group, Inc., Dodger Productions and Kardana Productions
winner 1993 Outstanding Choreography [winner]
Wayne Cilento
winner 1993 Outstanding Director of a Musical [winner]
Directed by Des McAnuff
winner 1993 Outstanding Orchestrations [winner]
Steve Margoshes
winner 1993 Outstanding Lighting Design [winner]
Chris Parry
winner 1993 Outstanding Sound Design [winner]
Sound Design by Steve Canyon Kennedy
winner 1993 Outstanding Set Design [winner]
Scenic Design by John Arnone; Projection Design by Wendall K. Harrington
music by Pete Townshend; lyrics by Pete Townshend
(Unless otherwise noted)
ACT 1 Sung By
Overture: 1941 Company
Captain Walker Officers
It's a Boy Nurses and Mrs. Walker
We've Won Captain Walker and Allied Soldiers
Twenty-One Mrs. Walker, Lover and Captain Walker
Amazing Journey Tommy
Sparks
Amazing Journey (Reprise) Tommy
Christmas Captain Walker, Mrs. Walker, Minister, Minister's Wife and Ensemble
See Me, Feel Me Tommy
Do You Think It's Alright Captain Walker and Mrs. Walker
Fiddle About
(music by John Entwistle; lyrics by John Entwistle)
Uncle Ernie and Ensemble
See Me, Feel Me (Reprise) Tommy
Cousin Kevin
(music by John Entwistle; lyrics by John Entwistle)
Cousin Kevin and Ensemble
Sensation Tommy and Ensemble
Sparks (Reprise)
Eyesight to the Blind
(music by Pete Townshend and Sonny Boy Williamson; lyrics by Pete Townshend and Sonny Boy Williamson)
Hawker, Harmonica Player and Ensemble
Acid Queen The Gypsy
Pinball Wizard Local Lads, Cousin Kevin and Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
Underture (Entr'acte): 1960 Ensemble
There's a Doctor Captain Walker and Mrs. Walker
Go to the Mirror Specialist, Specialist's Assistant, Captain Walker and Mrs. Walker
Listening to You Tommy, Tommy, Age 10 and Tommy, Age 4
Tommy Can You Hear Me Local Lads
I Believe My Own Eyes Captain Walker and Mrs. Walker
Smash the Mirror Mrs. Walker
I'm Free Tommy
Miracle Cure News Vendor and Local Lads
Sensation (Reprise) Tommy and Ensemble
I'm Free (Reprise) Tommy and Company
Pinball Wizard (Reprise) Tommy and Company
Tommy's Holiday Camp
(music by Keith Moon; lyrics by Keith Moon)
Uncle Ernie
Sally Simpson Cousin Kevin, Security Guards, Sally Simpson, Mr. Simpson and Mrs. Simpson
Welcome Tommy and Ensemble
Sally's Question Sally Simpson
We're Not Going to Take It Tommy and Ensemble
See Me, Feel Me (Reprise) Tommy and Company
Listening to You (Reprise) Tommy and Company
Finale Tommy and Company
   
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