Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, (10/19/1995 - 1/28/1996)

First Preview: Oct 11, 1995
Opening Date: Oct 19, 1995
Closing Date: Jan 28, 1996
Total Previews: 11
Total Performances: 116

Category: Musical, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Setting: In and around Yonkers and New York City

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman; Robert E. Nederlander: President; James L. Nederlander: Vice-President)

Produced by Manny Kladitis, Magic Promotions & Theatricals, PACE Theatrical Group, Inc. and Jon B. Platt

Original production directed and choreographed by Gower Champion

Book by Michael Stewart; Music by Jerry Herman; Lyrics by Jerry Herman; Based on the play "The Matchmaker" by Thornton Wilder; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang; Dance arrangements by Peter Howard; Musical Director: Jack Everly

Directed by Lee Roy Reams; Choreographed by Lee Roy Reams; Associate Choreographer: Bill Bateman; Associate Director: Bill Bateman; Production Supervised by Jerry Herman

Scenic Design by Oliver Smith; Lighting Design by Ken Billington; Costume Design by Jonathan Bixby; Sound Design by Peter J. Fitzgerald; Miss Channing's wigs by Paul Huntley; Hair and Wig Design by Kevin Maybee

General Manager: Niko Associates, Inc. (Manny Kladitis, Founder and President); Company Manager: Brig Berney

Production Stage Manager: Thomas P. Carr; Stage Manager: Jim Semmelman

Musical Supervisor: Tim Stella; Conducted by Jack Everly; Reed: Lawrence Feldman, Robert Keller, Bill Meade and Frank Santigata; Trumpet: Larry Pyatt, Jeff Parke and David Rogers; Trombone: Dale Kirkland and Jack Schatz; Violin: Ann Labin, Carlos Villa, Elizabeth Chang, Claudia Hafer-Tondi and Robert Lawrence; Cello: Daniel D. Miller and Ellen Westerman; Bass: Jeff Ganz; Drums: Joseph DeLuca; Percussion: Ian Finkel; Harp: Lise Nadeau; Keyboard: Richard Riskin; Guitar: Steven Bargonetti

Scenic Supervision: Rosaria Sinisi; Casting: Mark Reiner; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown and Dennis Crowley; Advertising: LeDonne, Wilner, & Weiner, Inc.; Dance Captain: Bill Bateman

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Opening Night Cast

Carol ChanningMrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi
Michael DeVriesCornelius Hackl
Jay GarnerHorace Vandergelder
Florence LaceyIrene Molloy
John BantayEnsemble
Desta BarbieriEnsemble
Bill BatemanJudge
Ensemble
Kimberly BellmannEnsemble
Bruce Blanchard
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Stephen BourneufEnsemble
Julian BrightmanStanley
Ensemble
Holly CruikshankEnsemble
James DarrahAmbrose Kemper
Christine DeVitoErmengarde
Cory EnglishBarnaby Tucker
Simone GeeEnsemble
Jason GillmanEnsemble
Milica Govich
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Elizabeth GreenMrs. Rose
Ensemble
Donald IvesEnsemble
Dan LoBuonoEnsemble
Jim MaddenEnsemble
Lori Ann MahlMinnie Fay
Halden Michaels
Broadway debut
Court Clerk
Ensemble
Sharon MooreHorse
Ensemble
Steve Pudenz
Broadway debut
Rudolph
Michael Quinn
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Robert RandleEnsemble
Mitch Rosengarten
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Mary Setrakian
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Clarence M. SheridanEnsemble
Randy SlovacekEnsemble
Roger Preston SmithEnsemble
Ashley Stover
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Michele Tibbitts
Broadway debut
Horse
Ensemble
Monica M. WemittErnestina

Swings: Kevin M. Burrows, Jennifer Joan Joy, John Salvatore and Matthew A. Sipress

Standby: Florence Lacey (Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi)

Understudies: Julian Brightman (Barnaby Tucker), Christine DeVito (Minnie Fay), Milica Govich (Mrs. Rose), Elizabeth Green (Ernestina), Dan LoBuono (Ambrose Kemper), Jim Madden (Cornelius Hackl), Halden Michaels (Judge), Steve Pudenz (Horace Vandergelder), Mary Setrakian (Irene Molloy), Matthew A. Sipress (Stanley), Roger Preston Smith (Court Clerk, Rudolph) and Michele Tibbitts (Ermengarde)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1996 Best Revival of a Musical [nominee] 

Produced by Manny Kladitis, Magic Promotions & Theatricals, PACE Theatrical Group, Inc. and Jon B. Platt

Songs

music by Jerry Herman; lyrics by Jerry Herman

ACT 1 Sung By
I Put My Hand InMrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi and Company
It Takes A WomanHorace Vandergelder and The Instant Glee Club
Put On Your Sunday ClothesCornelius Hackl, Barnaby Tucker, Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi, Ambrose Kemper and Ermengarde
Ribbons Down My BackIrene Molloy
MotherhoodMrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi, Horace Vandergelder, Irene Molloy, Minnie Fay, Cornelius Hackl and Barnaby Tucker
DancingMrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi, Cornelius Hackl, Barnaby Tucker, Minnie Fay, Irene Molloy and Dancers
Before the Parade Passes ByMrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi, Horace Vandergelder and Company
ACT 2 Sung By
EleganceIrene Molloy, Cornelius Hackl, Minnie Fay and Barnaby Tucker
The Waiter's GallopRudolph and Waiters
Hello, Dolly!Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi, Rudolph, Waiters and Cooks
The Polka ContestAmbrose Kemper, Ermengarde, Irene Molloy, Cornelius Hackl, Minnie Fay, Barnaby Tucker and Contestants
It Only Takes a MomentCornelius Hackl, Irene Molloy, Prisoners and Policeman
So Long DearieMrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi
Hello, Dolly! (Reprise) Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi and Horace Vandergelder
FinaleCompany
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