Winter Garden Theatre, (5/24/1966 - 10/04/1969)
Broadway Theatre, (10/06/1969 - 1/03/1970)

First Preview: May 18, 1966
Opening Date: May 24, 1966
Closing Date: Jan 03, 1970
Total Previews: 5
Total Performances: 1508

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: Mame's Beekman Place apartment and various locales in which she becomes involved. 1928 - 1946.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization

Produced by Fryer, Carr & Harris Inc; Associate Producer: John Bowab

Book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee; Music by Jerry Herman; Lyrics by Jerry Herman; Based on the novel "Auntie Mame" by Patrick Dennis; Based on the play "Auntie Mame" by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee; Musical Director: Donald Pippin; Vocal arrangements by Donald Pippin; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang; Dance arrangements by Roger Adams

Directed by Gene Saks; Choreographed by Onna White; Assistant Choreographer: Tom Panko

Scenic Design by William and Jean Eckart; Costume Design by Robert Mackintosh; Lighting Design by Tharon Musser; Hair Design by Ronald De Mann

General Manager: Joseph P. Harris; Company Manager: Richard Grayson

Production Stage Manager: Terence Little; Stage Manager: Ralph Linn and Delman Hendricks; Assistant Stage Mgr: Stan Page and Nancy Lynch

Conducted by Donald Pippin; Orchestra Personnel Manager: Morris Stonzek

Press Representative: David Lipsky; Associate Press Representative: Lisa Lipsky and Marian Graham; Dance Captain: Pat Cummings; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner and Associates

Opening Night Cast

Angela LansburyMame Dennis
(May 18, 1966 - Mar 30, 1968)
Beatrice ArthurVera Charles
Jane ConnellAgnes Gooch
Frankie MichaelsPatrick Dennis, age 10
Willard WatermanDwight Babcock
Diana BaffaMame's Friend
John C. BecherMr. Upson
Jack BlacktonMame's Friend
Charles BraswellBeauregard Jackson Picket Burnside
David ChaneyMame's Friend
George CoeM. Lindsay Woolsey
Diane CoupéPegeen Ryan
Pat CummingsMame's Friend
Jack DavisonBishop
Leading Man
Mame's Friend
Johanna DouglasDance Teacher
Mrs. Upson
Clifford FearlUncle Jeff
Margaret HallSally Cato
Hilda HarrisMame's Friend
Charlotte JonesMadame Branislowski
Mother Burnside
Tommy KaratyMame's Friend
Nicole KarolMame's Friend
Gene KeltonMame's Friend
Randy KirbyJunior Babcock
Jerry LanningPatrick Dennis, age 19-29
Nancy LynchMame's Friend
Michael MaitlandPeter Dennis
Art MatthewsDoorman
Stage Manager
Mame's Friend
Ross MilesMame's Friend
Stan PageElevator Boy
Mame's Friend
Ruth RamseyCousin Fan
Mame's Friend
Betty RosebrockMame's Friend
Scotty SalmonMame's Friend
Bella ShalomMame's Friend
Sab ShimonoIto
Bill StantonMessenger
Mame's Friend
John TaliaferroGregor
Mame's Friend
Jo TractArt Model
Mame's Friend
Diana WalkerGloria Upson
Jodi WilliamsMame's Friend
Kathy WilsonMame's Friend
Ron YoungRalph Devine

Standby: Charlotte Fairchild (Mame Dennis)

Understudies: Jack Blackton (Patrick Dennis, age 19-29), David Chaney (Gregor, Junior Babcock, Stage Manager), Jack Davison (M. Lindsay Woolsey), Clifford Fearl (Dwight Babcock, Mr. Upson), Laurie Franks (Gloria Upson), Hilda Harris (Ito), Michael Maitland (Patrick Dennis, age 10), Art Matthews (Beauregard Jackson Picket Burnside), Stan Page (Uncle Jeff), Betty Rosebrock (Pegeen Ryan), Jo Tract (Madame Branislowski, Mother Burnside, Sally Cato) and Jodi Williams (Agnes Gooch, Cousin Fan, Dance Teacher, Mrs. Upson)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1966 Best Musical [nominee] 

Book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee; Music by Jerry Herman; Lyrics by Jerry Herman; Produced by Fryer, Carr & Harris Inc

 1966 Best Composer and Lyricist [nominee] 

Music by Jerry Herman; Lyrics by Jerry Herman

winner 1966 Best Actress in a Musical [winner] 

Angela Lansbury

winner 1966 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner] 

Frankie Michaels

winner 1966 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [winner] 

Beatrice Arthur

 1966 Best Scenic Design [nominee] 

William and Jean Eckart

 1966 Best Choreography [nominee] 

Onna White

 1966 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 

Gene Saks

Theatre World

winner 1967 Award [recipient] 

Sheila Smith

winner 1966 Award [recipient] 

Jerry Lanning


music by Jerry Herman; lyrics by Jerry Herman

ACT 1 Sung By
St. BridgetPatrick Dennis, age 10 and Agnes Gooch
It's TodayMame Dennis and All
Open a New WindowMame Dennis and All
The Man in the MoonVera Charles, Mame Dennis and All
My Best GirlPatrick Dennis, age 10 and Mame Dennis
We Need a Little ChristmasMame Dennis, Patrick Dennis, age 10, Agnes Gooch, Ito and Beauregard Jackson Picket Burnside
The Fox HuntUncle Jeff, Patrick Dennis, age 10, Cousin Fan, Mother Burnside and Cousins
MameBeauregard Jackson Picket Burnside and All
ACT 2 Sung By
Mame (Reprise) Patrick Dennis, age 10 and Patrick Dennis, age 19-29
My Best Girl (Reprise) Patrick Dennis, age 19-29
Bosom BuddiesMame Dennis and Vera Charles
Gooch's SongAgnes Gooch
That's How Young I FeelMame Dennis and All
If He Walked into My LifeMame Dennis
It's Today (Reprise) Mame Dennis and All
My Best Girl (Reprise) Patrick Dennis, age 19-29
Open a New Window (Reprise) Company and Mame Dennis

Replacement/Transfer Info

The following people are credited as replacements or additions if they were not credited on opening night.

Winter Garden Theatre

(5/24/1966 - 10/4/1969)

Production Stage Manager: Ralph Linn; Stage Manager: Paul Phillips; Assistant Stage Mgr: Art Matthews.

Dance Captain: Diana Baffa.


Sean Allan
Mame's Friend
Edward Becker
Mame's Friend
Diane Blair
Mame's Friend
Ron Bostick
Mame's Friend
Tally Brown
Madame Branislowski
Mother Burnside
Hank Brunjes
Ralph Devine
Henry Brunjes
Mame's Friend
Eileen Casey
Mame's Friend
David Chaney
Patrick Dennis, age 19-29
Audrey Christie
Vera Charles
Clifford Fearl
Mr. Upson
Anne Francine
Vera Charles
Laurie Franks
Cousin Fan
Gloria Upson
Helen Gallagher
Agnes Gooch
Vera Charles
Joseph Gallison
Patrick Dennis, age 19-29
Luigi Gasparinetti
Mame's Friend
Stuart Getz
Patrick Dennis, age 10 (May 8, 1967 - ?)
Chris Hagan
Patrick Dennis, age 10
Ed Herlihy
Dwight Babcock
Celeste Holm
During Angela Lansbury's vacation
Mame Dennis (Aug 14, 1967 - Aug 26, 1967)
Roland Ireland
Mame's Friend
Ruth Jaraslow
Madame Branislowski
Mother Burnside
Tommy Karaty
Junior Babcock
Robert Kaye
Beauregard Jackson Picket Burnside
Gene Kelton
Ray MacDonnell
M. Lindsay Woolsey
Alec MacKay
Mame's Friend
David Manning
Patrick Dennis, age 10
John Mark
Peter Dennis
Tom Matsusaka
Shawn McGill
Peter Dennis
Ross Miles
Elevator Boy
Ann Miller
Mame Dennis (May 26, 1969 - Jan 3, 1970)
Tod Miller
Broadway debut
Mame's Friend
Jane Morgan
Mame Dennis (Dec 2, 1968 - May 24, 1969)
Stan Page
Uncle Jeff
Janis Paige
Mame Dennis (Apr 1, 1968 - Nov 30, 1968)
Eric Painter
Mame's Friend
Randy Phillips
Beauregard Jackson Picket Burnside
Roger Allan Raby
Junior Babcock
Mame's Friend
Patrick Dennis, age 19-29
Joey Raymond
Peter Dennis
Carol Richards
Mame's Friend
Kathleen Robey
Mame's Friend
Mary Roche
Cousin Fan
Mame's Friend
Casper Roos
Leading Man
Mame's Friend
Uncle Jeff
Honey Sanders
Madame Branislowski
Mother Burnside
Sab Shimono
Roy Smith
Mame's Friend
Sheila Smith
Sally Cato
Vera Charles
During Angela Lansbury's vacationMame Dennis (Feb 13, 1967 - Feb 26, 1967)
Vera Charles (Mar 27, 1967 - Apr 9, 1967)
Danny Snow
Peter Dennis
Eleonore Treiber
Mame's Friend
Susan Walther
Gloria Upson
Mame's Friend
Willard Waterman
Dwight Babcock
Marilyn Wilber
Mame's Friend
Jerry Wyatt
Junior Babcock
Mame's Friend
Ron Young
Mame's Friend

Standby: Sheila Smith (Mame Dennis).

Understudy: Sean Allan (Patrick Dennis, age 19-29), Edward Becker (Mr. Upson, Uncle Jeff), David Chaney (Patrick Dennis, age 19-29), Laurie Franks (Agnes Gooch, Mrs. Upson), Luigi Gasparinetti (Gregor), John Mark (Patrick Dennis, age 10), Ruth Ramsey (Agnes Gooch, Mrs. Upson), Carol Richards (Gloria Upson, Pegeen Ryan), Mary Roche (Cousin Fan), Casper Roos (Dwight Babcock, M. Lindsay Woolsey), Betty Rosebrock (Gloria Upson), Eleonore Treiber (Ito), Marilyn Wilber (Cousin Fan), Jerry Wyatt (Junior Babcock, Stage Manager).

Broadway Theatre

(10/6/1969 - 1/3/1970)


Jim Connor
Uncle Jeff
Marilyn Cooper
Agnes Gooch (Dec 15, 1969 - ?)

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