David Merrick

Producer, Director
( b. Nov 27, 1911 St. Louis, Missouri, USA - d. Apr 25, 2000 London, ENGLAND ) Male
Also known as:     David Lee Margulois [Birthname]
Relations:Husband of Etan Aronson (1969 - 1969) divorced; remarried (1983 - 1995) divorced
Husband of Lenore Beck (? - 1963) divorced
Husband of Natalie Lloyd (1999 - 2000) his death
Husband of Karen Prunczik (July 1, 1982 - 1983) divorced
Husband of Jeanne Gibson Merrick (1963 - ?) divorced

Broadway Production Credits

Hello, Dolly!
Musical, Comedy, Revival
Apr 20, 2017 - Aug 25, 2018
Originally produced on the New York stage by David Merrick

A Delicate Balance
Play, Drama, Revival
Nov 20, 2014 - Feb 22, 2015
Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation

Disgraced
Play, Drama, Original
Oct 23, 2014 - Mar 01, 2015
Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation

State Fair
Musical, Comedy, Original
Mar 27, 1996 - Jun 30, 1996
Produced by David Merrick

Oh, Kay!
Musical, All Black Cast, Revival
Nov 01, 1990 - Apr 14, 1991
Produced by David Merrick

Loot
Play, Comedy, Revival
Apr 07, 1986 - Jun 28, 1986
Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation

I Won't Dance
Play, Original
May 10, 1981 - May 10, 1981
Produced by David Merrick

42nd Street
Musical, Comedy, Original
Aug 25, 1980 - Jan 08, 1989
Produced by David Merrick

Very Good Eddie
Musical, Revival
Dec 21, 1975 - Sep 05, 1976
Produced by David Merrick

Travesties
Play, Original
Oct 30, 1975 - Mar 13, 1976
Produced by David Merrick

The Misanthrope
Play, Comedy, Revival
Mar 12, 1975 - May 31, 1975
Produced by David Merrick

Dreyfus in Rehearsal
Play, Comedy, Original
Oct 17, 1974 - Oct 26, 1974
Produced by David Merrick

Mack & Mabel
Musical, Original
Oct 06, 1974 - Nov 30, 1974
Produced by David Merrick

Out Cry
Play, Original
Mar 01, 1973 - Mar 10, 1973
Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation

Sugar
Musical, Comedy, Original
Apr 09, 1972 - Jun 23, 1973
Produced by David Merrick

Moonchildren
Play, Comedy, Original
Feb 21, 1972 - Mar 04, 1972
Produced by David Merrick

Vivat! Vivat Regina!
Play, Original
Jan 20, 1972 - Apr 29, 1972
Produced by David Merrick

There's One in Every Marriage
Play, Farce, Original
Jan 03, 1972 - Jan 15, 1972
Produced by David Merrick

The Philanthropist
Play, Comedy, Original
Mar 15, 1971 - May 15, 1971
Produced by David Merrick

Four on a Garden
House of Dunkelmayer
Play, One Act, Comedy, Original
Jan 30, 1971 - Mar 20, 1971
Produced by David Merrick
Betty
Play, One Act, Comedy, Original
Jan 30, 1971 - Mar 20, 1971
Produced by David Merrick
Toreador
Play, One Act, Comedy, Original
Jan 30, 1971 - Mar 20, 1971
Produced by David Merrick
The Swingers
Play, One Act, Comedy, Original
Jan 30, 1971 - Mar 20, 1971
Produced by David Merrick

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Play, Comedy, Revival
Jan 20, 1971 - Mar 13, 1971
Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation

Child's Play
Play, Drama, Original
Feb 17, 1970 - Dec 12, 1970
Produced by David Merrick

Private Lives
Play, Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Revival
Dec 04, 1969 - May 30, 1970
Produced by David Merrick

The Penny Wars
Play, Original
Oct 15, 1969 - Oct 18, 1969
Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation

A Patriot for Me
Play, Drama, Original
Oct 06, 1969 - Nov 15, 1969
Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation

Play It Again, Sam
Play, Comedy, Original
Feb 12, 1969 - Mar 14, 1970
Produced by David Merrick

Forty Carats
Play, Comedy, Original
Dec 26, 1968 - Nov 07, 1970
Produced by David Merrick

Promises, Promises
Musical, Comedy, Original
Dec 01, 1968 - Jan 01, 1972
Produced by David Merrick

Rockefeller and the Red Indians
Play, Original
Oct 24, 1968 - Oct 26, 1968
Produced by David Merrick

The Seven Descents of Myrtle
Play, Original
Mar 27, 1968 - Apr 20, 1968
Produced by David Merrick

The Happy Time
Musical, Comedy, Original
Jan 18, 1968 - Sep 28, 1968
Produced by David Merrick

How Now, Dow Jones
Musical, Comedy, Original
Dec 07, 1967 - Jun 15, 1968
Produced by David Merrick

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
Play, Comedy, Original
Oct 16, 1967 - Oct 19, 1968
Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation

Keep It In the Family
Play, Comedy, Original
Sep 27, 1967 - Sep 30, 1967
Produced by David Merrick

The Astrakhan Coat
Play, Original
Jan 12, 1967 - Jan 28, 1967
Produced by David Merrick

Breakfast at Tiffany's
Musical, Original
Never Officially Opened - Dec 14, 1966
Produced by David Merrick

I Do! I Do!
Musical, Comedy, Original
Dec 05, 1966 - Jun 15, 1968
Produced by David Merrick

Don't Drink the Water
Play, Comedy, Original
Nov 17, 1966 - Apr 20, 1968
Produced by David Merrick

We Have Always Lived in the Castle
Play, Original
Oct 19, 1966 - Oct 26, 1966
Produced by David Merrick

The Loves of Cass McGuire
Play, Original
Oct 06, 1966 - Oct 22, 1966
Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation

Philadelphia, Here I Come!
Play, Original
Feb 16, 1966 - Nov 26, 1966
Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation

The Persecution and Assassination of Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade
Play, Drama, Play with music, Original
Dec 27, 1965 - Apr 30, 1966
Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation

Cactus Flower
Play, Comedy, Original
Dec 08, 1965 - Nov 23, 1968
Produced by David Merrick

Inadmissible Evidence
Play, Original
Nov 30, 1965 - Apr 23, 1966
Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation

Pickwick
Musical, Original
Oct 04, 1965 - Nov 20, 1965
Produced by David Merrick

Oliver!
Musical, Comedy, Drama, Original
Aug 02, 1965 - Sep 25, 1965
Produced by David Merrick

The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd
Musical, Comedy, Original
May 16, 1965 - Dec 04, 1965
Produced by David Merrick

I Was Dancing
Play, Original
Nov 08, 1964 - Nov 21, 1964
Produced by David Merrick

A Severed Head
Play, Comedy, Original
Oct 28, 1964 - Nov 21, 1964
Produced by David Merrick

Oh What a Lovely War
Musical, Revue, Original
Sep 30, 1964 - Jan 16, 1965
Produced by David Merrick

Foxy
Musical, Comedy, Original
Feb 16, 1964 - Apr 18, 1964
Produced by David Merrick

Hello, Dolly!
Musical, Comedy, Original
Jan 16, 1964 - Dec 27, 1970
Produced by David Merrick

The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore
Play, Revival
Jan 01, 1964 - Jan 04, 1964
Produced by David Merrick

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Play, Drama, Original
Nov 13, 1963 - Jan 25, 1964
Produced by David Merrick

Arturo Ui
Play, Drama, Original
Nov 11, 1963 - Nov 16, 1963
Produced by David Merrick

110 in the Shade
Musical, Original
Oct 24, 1963 - Aug 08, 1964
Produced by David Merrick

Luther
Play, Original
Sep 25, 1963 - Mar 28, 1964
Produced by David Merrick

The Rehearsal
Play, Original
Sep 23, 1963 - Dec 28, 1963
Produced by David Merrick

Rattle of a Simple Man
Play, Original
Apr 17, 1963 - Jul 06, 1963
Produced by David Merrick

Oliver!
Musical, Comedy, Drama, Original
Jan 06, 1963 - Nov 14, 1964
Produced by David Merrick

Tchin-Tchin
Play, Original
Oct 25, 1962 - May 18, 1963
Produced by David Merrick

Stop the World - I Want to Get Off
Musical, Original
Oct 03, 1962 - Feb 01, 1964
Produced by David Merrick

I Can Get It for You Wholesale
Musical, Comedy, Original
Mar 22, 1962 - Dec 08, 1962
Produced by David Merrick

Subways Are for Sleeping
Musical, Comedy, Original
Dec 27, 1961 - Jun 23, 1962
Produced by David Merrick

Ross
Play, Original
Dec 26, 1961 - May 12, 1962
Produced by David Merrick

Sunday in New York
Play, Original
Nov 29, 1961 - May 12, 1962
Produced by David Merrick

Becket
Play, Original
May 08, 1961 - May 27, 1961
Produced by David Merrick

Carnival!
Musical, Puppets, Original
Apr 13, 1961 - Jan 05, 1963
Produced by David Merrick

Do Re Mi
Musical, Comedy, Original
Dec 26, 1960 - Jan 13, 1962
Produced by David Merrick

Becket
Play, Original
Oct 05, 1960 - Mar 25, 1961
Produced by David Merrick

A Taste of Honey
Play, Original
Oct 04, 1960 - Sep 09, 1961
Produced by David Merrick

Irma La Douce
Musical, Comedy, Original
Sep 29, 1960 - Dec 31, 1961
Produced by David Merrick

Vintage '60
Musical, Revue, Original
Sep 12, 1960 - Sep 17, 1960
Produced by David Merrick

The Good Soup
Play, Original
Mar 02, 1960 - Mar 19, 1960
Produced by David Merrick

Take Me Along
Musical, Comedy, Original
Oct 22, 1959 - Dec 17, 1960
Produced by David Merrick

Gypsy
Musical, Drama, Original
May 21, 1959 - Mar 25, 1961
Produced by David Merrick

Destry Rides Again
Musical, Comedy, Original
Apr 23, 1959 - Jun 18, 1960
Produced by David Merrick

La Plume de Ma Tante
Musical, Revue, Original
Nov 11, 1958 - Dec 17, 1960
Produced by David Merrick

Maria Golovin
Musical, Drama, Original
Nov 05, 1958 - Nov 08, 1958
Produced by David Merrick

Epitaph for George Dillon
Play, Drama, Original
Nov 04, 1958 - Nov 22, 1958
Produced by David Merrick

The World of Suzie Wong
Play, Drama, Original
Oct 14, 1958 - Jan 02, 1960
Produced by David Merrick

The Entertainer
Play, Drama, Original
Feb 12, 1958 - May 10, 1958
Produced by David Merrick

Jamaica
Musical, Original
Oct 31, 1957 - Apr 11, 1959
Produced by David Merrick

Romanoff and Juliet
Play, Comedy, Original
Oct 10, 1957 - Sep 13, 1958
Produced by David Merrick

Look Back in Anger
Play, Drama, Original
Oct 01, 1957 - Sep 20, 1958
Produced by David Merrick

The Matchmaker
Play, Comedy, Original
Dec 05, 1955 - Feb 02, 1957
Produced by David Merrick
Production Supervised by David Merrick

Fanny
Musical, Original
Nov 04, 1954 - Dec 16, 1956
Produced by David Merrick

Clutterbuck
Play, Comedy, Original
Dec 03, 1949 - Jun 10, 1950
Produced in association with David Merrick

Jeb
Play, Original
Feb 21, 1946 - Feb 28, 1946
Produced in association with David Merrick

Bright Boy
Play, Comedy, Original
Mar 02, 1944 - Mar 15, 1944
Produced by David Merrick

The Willow and I
Play, Original
Dec 10, 1942 - Jan 02, 1943
Produced by David Merrick

Awards and Nominations

2015 Tony Award® Best Play

Disgraced [nominee]
Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation

1986 Tony Award® Best Reproduction (Play or Musical)

Loot [nominee]
Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation

1986 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Revival

Loot [nominee]
Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation

1981 Tony Award® Best Musical

nominee42nd Street [winner]
Produced by David Merrick

1981 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Musical

42nd Street [nominee]
Produced by David Merrick

1976 Tony Award® Best Play

nomineeTravesties [winner]
Produced by David Merrick

1976 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Revival

Very Good Eddie [nominee]
Produced by David Merrick

1975 Tony Award® Best Musical

Mack & Mabel [nominee]
Produced by David Merrick

1973 Tony Award® Best Musical

Sugar [nominee]
Produced by David Merrick

1972 Tony Award® Best Play

Vivat! Vivat Regina! [nominee]
Produced by David Merrick

1971 Tony Award® Best Play

The Philanthropist [nominee]
Produced by David Merrick

1970 Tony Award® Best Play

Child's Play [nominee]
Produced by David Merrick

1969 Tony Award® Best Musical

Promises, Promises [nominee]
Produced by David Merrick

1968 Tony Award® Best Musical

The Happy Time [nominee]
Produced by David Merrick

1968 Tony Award® Best Musical

How Now, Dow Jones [nominee]
Produced by David Merrick

1968 Tony Award® Best Play

nomineeRosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead [winner]
Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation

1968 Tony Award® Best Producer of a Play

nomineeRosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead [winner]
Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation

1968 Tony Award® Special Award

nomineeDavid Merrick   [recipient]

1967 Tony Award® Best Musical

I Do! I Do! [nominee]
Produced by David Merrick

1966 Tony Award® Best Play

nomineeThe Persecution and Assassination of Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade [winner]
Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation

1966 Tony Award® Best Play

Inadmissible Evidence [nominee]
Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation

1966 Tony Award® Best Play

Philadelphia, Here I Come! [nominee]
Produced by David Merrick Arts Foundation

1965 Tony Award® Best Musical

Oh What a Lovely War [nominee]
Produced by David Merrick

1965 Tony Award® Best Producer of a Musical

The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd [nominee]
Produced by David Merrick

1964 Tony Award® Best Musical

nomineeHello, Dolly! [winner]
Produced by David Merrick

1964 Tony Award® Best Play

nomineeLuther [winner]
Produced by David Merrick

1964 Tony Award® Best Producer (Musical)

nomineeHello, Dolly! [winner]
Produced by David Merrick

1963 Tony Award® Best Musical

Oliver! [nominee]
Produced by David Merrick

1963 Tony Award® Best Musical

Stop the World - I Want to Get Off [nominee]
Produced by David Merrick

1963 Tony Award® Best Play

Tchin-Tchin [nominee]
Produced by David Merrick

1963 Tony Award® Best Producer of a Musical

Oliver! [nominee]
Produced by David Merrick

1962 Tony Award® Best Musical

Carnival! [nominee]
Produced by David Merrick

1962 Tony Award® Best Producer of a Musical

Carnival! [nominee]
Produced by David Merrick

1962 Tony Award® Best Producer of a Play

Ross [nominee]
Produced by David Merrick

1961 Tony Award® Best Musical

Do Re Mi [nominee]
Produced by David Merrick

1961 Tony Award® Best Musical

Irma La Douce [nominee]
Produced by David Merrick

1961 Tony Award® Best Play

nomineeBecket [winner]
Produced by David Merrick

1961 Tony Award® Special Award

nomineeDavid Merrick  (in recognition of a fabulous production record over the last seven years.)  [recipient]

1960 Tony Award® Best Musical

Take Me Along [nominee]
Produced by David Merrick

1960 Tony Award® Best Musical

Gypsy [nominee]
Produced by David Merrick

1959 Tony Award® Best Musical

La Plume de Ma Tante [nominee]
Produced by David Merrick

1959 Tony Award® Best Play

Epitaph for George Dillon [nominee]
Produced by David Merrick

1958 Tony Award® Best Musical

Jamaica [nominee]
Produced by David Merrick

1958 Tony Award® Best Play

Look Back in Anger [nominee]
Produced by David Merrick

1958 Tony Award® Best Play

Romanoff and Juliet [nominee]
Produced by David Merrick

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