Angels in America: Millennium Approaches


A Gay Fantasia on National Themes
This production played in repertory with Angels in America: Perestroika


Walter Kerr Theatre, (5/04/1993 - 12/04/1994)

First Preview: Apr 13, 1993
Opening Date: May 04, 1993
Closing Date: Dec 04, 1994
Total Previews: 20
Total Performances: 367

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: New York City, Salt Lake City and Elsewhere, 1985-1986

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director)

Produced by Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director), Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum (Gordon Davidson, Artistic Director; Charles Dillingham, Managing Director), Margo Lion, Susan Quint Gallin, Jon B. Platt, The Baruch-Frankel-Viertel Group and Frederick M. Zollo; (Uncredited) produced by Nicholas Paleologos; Produced in association with Herb Alpert and The Joseph Papp Public Theater / New York Shakespeare Festival (George C. Wolfe, Producer); Associate Producer: Dennis Grimaldi, Marilyn Hall, Ron Kastner, 126 Second Avenue Corporation and Suki Sandler

Written by Tony Kushner; Original music by Anthony Davis; Additional music by Michael Ward

Directed by George C. Wolfe

Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Costume Design by Toni-Leslie James; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher; Sound Design by Scott Lehrer; Hair Design by Jeffrey Frank; Make-Up Design by Jeffrey Frank; Associate Lighting Design: Peggy Eisenhauer; Assistant Scenic Design: Atkin Pace and Thomas Peter Sarr

Executive Producer: Benjamin Mordecai and Robert Cole; General Manager: Mordecai / Cole Productions; Company Manager: Lisa M. Poyer

Production Supervisor: Gene O'Donovan and Neil A. Mazzella; Production Stage Manager: Perry Cline; Stage Manager: Mary K Klinger and Michael J. Passaro

Special Effects by Gregory Meeh

Casting: Meg Simon and Stanley Soble; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Marketing Manager: Phillip K. Matthews; Fight direction by J. Allen Suddeth; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Dialect Coach: Deborah Hecht

Opening Night Cast

Kathleen ChalfantRabbi Chemelwitz
Henry
Hannah Pitt
Ethel Rosenberg
David Marshall GrantJoe Pitt
Prior 1
The Eskimo
Marcia Gay HardenHarper Pitt
Martin Heller
Ron LeibmanRoy Cohn
Prior 2
Joe MantelloLouis Ironson
Ellen McLaughlinEmily
Ella Chapter
The Woman in the South Bronx
The Angel
Stephen SpinellaPrior Walter
Man in the Park
Jeffrey WrightMr. Lies
Belize

Understudies: Susan Bruce (Harper Pitt, The Angel), Jay Goede (Joe Pitt, Louis Ironson, Prior Walter), Beth McDonald (Hannah Pitt, The Angel), Matthew Sussman (Louis Ironson, Roy Cohn) and Darnell Williams (Belize)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

winner 1993 Best Play [winner] 

Written by Tony Kushner; Produced by Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director), Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum (Gordon Davidson, Artistic Director; Charles Dillingham, Managing Director), Margo Lion, Susan Quint Gallin, Jon B. Platt, The Baruch-Frankel-Viertel Group and Frederick M. Zollo; Produced in association with Herb Alpert

winner 1993 Best Actor in Play [winner] 

Ron Leibman

winner 1993 Best Featured Actor in a Play [winner] 

Stephen Spinella

 1993 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 

Joe Mantello

 1993 Best Featured Actress in a Play [nominee] 

Kathleen Chalfant

 1993 Best Featured Actress in a Play [nominee] 

Marcia Gay Harden

 1993 Best Scenic Design [nominee] 

Robin Wagner

 1993 Best Lighting Design [nominee] 

Jules Fisher

winner 1993 Best Direction of a Play [winner] 

George C. Wolfe

Drama Desk Award

winner 1993 Outstanding New Play [winner] 

Produced by Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director), Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum (Gordon Davidson, Artistic Director; Charles Dillingham, Managing Director), Margo Lion, Susan Quint Gallin, Jon B. Platt, The Baruch-Frankel-Viertel Group and Frederick M. Zollo; Produced in association with Herb Alpert and The Joseph Papp Public Theater / New York Shakespeare Festival (George C. Wolfe, Producer); Written by Tony Kushner

winner 1993 Outstanding Actor in a Play [winner] 

Ron Leibman

winner 1993 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play [winner] 

Joe Mantello

winner 1993 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play [winner] 

Stephen Spinella

 1993 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 

David Marshall Grant

 1993 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play [nominee] 

Kathleen Chalfant

 1993 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play [nominee] 

Marcia Gay Harden

winner 1993 Outstanding Director of a Play [winner] 

George C. Wolfe

 1993 Outstanding Lighting Design [nominee] 

Jules Fisher

Pulitzer Prize

winner 1993 for Drama [winner] 

Written by Tony Kushner

Theatre World

winner 1993 Award [recipient] 

Marcia Gay Harden

winner 1993 Award [recipient] 

Stephen Spinella

Replacement/Transfer Info


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


Walter Kerr Theatre

(5/4/1993 - 12/4/1994)
Production Supervisor: Perry Cline; Production Stage Manager: Mary K Klinger; Stage Manager: Maximo Torres, Eric S. Osbun; Assistant Stage Mgr: Pat Sosnow.

Cast

F. Murray Abraham
Prior 2
Roy Cohn (Jan 11, 1994 - ?)
Susan Bruce
Martin Heller
Harper Pitt (Jan 1994 - ?)
Kevin Carroll
Belize
Mr. Lies
Dan Futterman
Louis Ironson
Megan Gallagher
Harper Pitt
Martin Heller
Jay Goede
Joe Pitt
Prior 1
The Eskimo
Daniel H. Jenkins
Man in the Park
Prior Walter
Cherry Jones
Ella Chapter
Emily
The Angel
The Woman in the South Bronx
Laurie Kennedy
Ethel Rosenberg
Hannah Pitt
Henry
Rabbi Chemelwitz
David Margulies
Prior 2
Roy Cohn
Cynthia Nixon
Martin Heller
Harper Pitt (Apr 1994 - ?)
Larry Pine
Prior 2
Roy Cohn
Tracy Sallows
Harper Pitt (Oct 4, 1994 - Oct 16, 1994)

Understudies: Larry Pine (Roy Cohn), Tracy Sallows (Harper Pitt), Daniel Zelman (Joe Pitt, Prior Walter).


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