Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, (4/25/1976 - 6/05/1976)

First Preview: Apr 15, 1976
Opening Date: Apr 25, 1976
Closing Date: Jun 05, 1976
Total Previews: 14
Total Performances: 48

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Messrs. Nederlander; Theatre Operated by Arthur Rubin

Produced by Richard Adler; Produced in association with Roger Berlind and Edward R. Downe, Jr.

Music by Richard Rodgers; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick; Book by Sherman Yellen; Music orchestrated by Irwin Kostal; Musical Director: Jay Blackton; Dance arrangements by David Baker

Directed by Edwin Sherin; Choreographed by Dania Krupska

Scenic Design by John Conklin; Costume Design by John Conklin; Lighting Design by Jennifer Tipton; Hair Design by Werner Sherer; Make-Up Consultant: Jaine Aldinger and Jennifer Crandall

General Manager: Theatre Now, Inc., Edward H. Davis and William Court Cohen; Company Manager: Leo K. Cohen

Production Stage Manager: Bob Bernard; Stage Manager: Jack Timmers; Technical Supervisor: Mitch Miller

Original Broadway Cast Album Recorded by RCA Records; Music published by Williamson Music, Inc. and Mayerling Productions, Ltd.; Musical Supervision and Copying: Mathilde Pincus and Al Miller

General Press Representative: Jeffrey Richards; Advertising: Ash / LeDonne; Casting: Judith Abbott; Dance Captain: Gerald R. Teijelo, Jr.; Photographer: Martha Swope; Wrestling Advisor: John Andosca

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Opening Night Cast

Nicol WilliamsonHenry VIII, King of England
Tom AldredgeWill Somers
Penny FullerAnne Boleyn
Princess Elizabeth
Barbara AndresQueen Catherine of England
Glenn ClosePrincess Mary
Martha DanielleQueen Claude of France
Lady Margaret
Queen Katherine Parr of England
Dennis DanielsSecond Guard
Sword and Morris Dancer
Ed EvankoMark Smeaton
Harry FawcettEnsemble
Paul ForrestEnsemble
Pat GideonEnsemble
Merwin GoldsmithComus
William GriffisCardinal Wolsey
Ken HenleyFirst Guard
Sword and Morris Dancer
Dawn HerbertEnsemble
Robin HoffEnsemble
Don JohansonEnsemble
Sword and Morris Dancer
Michael JohnPrince Edward
Keith KoppmeierDauphin
Jim LittenEnsemble
Sword and Morris Dancer
Craig LucasEnsemble
Carol Jo LugenbealEnsemble
Valerie MahaffeyCatherine Howard
G. Eugene MooseEnsemble
Stephen D. NewmanFrancis, King of France
Jeff PhillipsFrench Herald
Sword and Morris Dancer
Charles RuleNorfolk
Danny RuvoloEnglish Herald
Sword and Morris Dancer
Sparky ShapiroYoung Princess Elizabeth
April ShawhanLady Jane Seymour
Lillian ShelbyNurse
Jo SperosEnsemble
Gerald R. Teijelo, Jr.Thomas Cromwell
Candace TovarEnsemble
John UlricksonEnsemble
Melanie VaughanLady in Waiting

Understudies: Martha Danielle (Anne Boleyn), Pat Gideon (Lady Margaret, Princess Mary), Michael John (Dauphin), Keith Koppmeier (Prince Edward), Craig Lucas (Mark Smeaton), Carol Jo Lugenbeal (Lady Jane Seymour, Princess Elizabeth), Valerie Mahaffey (Queen Claude of France), Stephen D. Newman (Henry VIII, King of England), Jeff Phillips (Will Somers), Charles Rule (Cardinal Wolsey), Lillian Shelby (Queen Catherine of England), Gerald R. Teijelo, Jr. (Comus, Francis, King of France) and Candace Tovar (Queen Katherine Parr of England)

Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Award

 1976 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Nicol Williamson

 1976 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Penny Fuller


music by Richard Rodgers; lyrics by Sheldon Harnick

ACT 1 Sung By
No Song More PleasingMark Smeaton
The Field of Cloth of GoldCompany
Where Is My Son?Company
Basse DancesCompany
The ChaseComus, Will Somers, Mark Smeaton and Gentlemen
Away From You Henry VIII, King of England
As Once I Loved You Catherine Howard
Away From You (Reprise) Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII, King of England
ElizabethMark Smeaton, Lady Margaret and Lady in Waiting
No Song More Pleasing (Reprise) Lady Jane Seymour and Henry VIII, King of England
So Much You Loved MeAnne Boleyn
So Much You Loved Me (Reprise) Anne Boleyn
Te DeumCompany
ACT 2 Sung By
Christmas at Hampton CourtPrincess Elizabeth, Prince Edward and Princess Mary
The Wee Golden WarriorWill Somers, Prince Edward, Princess Elizabeth, Ladies and Gentlemen
The MasqueWill Somers, Prince Edward, Princess Elizabeth, Princess Mary, Ladies and Gentlemen
Sword DanceSword Dancers
From AfarHenry VIII, King of England
In Time Princess Elizabeth and Will Somers
In Time (Reprise) Princess Elizabeth and Prince Edward
Te Deum (Reprise) Company
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