Vivian Beaumont Theatre, (11/29/1993 - 1/02/1994)

First Preview: Nov 04, 1993
Opening Date: Nov 29, 1993
Closing Date: Jan 02, 1994
Total Previews: 27
Total Performances: 40

Category: Play, Drama, Revival, Broadway
Setting: In and about New Salem, Illinois, in the 1830s. In and about Springfield, Illinois, 1840s - 1861.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by Lincoln Center Theater (André Bishop: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer)

Produced by Lincoln Center Theater (André Bishop: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer)

Written by Robert E. Sherwood; Incidental music by Robert Waldman; Music orchestrated by Robert Waldman

Directed by Gerald Gutierrez; Dances by Gemze de Lappe

Scenic Design by John Lee Beatty; Costume Design by Jane Greenwood; Lighting Design by Beverly Emmons; Sound Design by Guy Sherman and Aural Fixation; Hair Design by Angela Gari; Wig Design by Paul Huntley; Make-Up Design by Edward Jackson

LCT General Manager: Steven C. Callahan; Company Manager: Edward J. Nelson

LCT Production Manager: Jeff Hamlin; Production Stage Manager: Michael Brunner; Stage Manager: Jane E. Neufeld; Assistant Stage Mgr: Alexis Shorter

Special Effects by Gregory Meeh

Casting: Meg Simon; LCT General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; LCT Director of Development: Hattie K. Jutagir; LCT Director of Marketing: Thomas Cott; LCT Dramaturg: Anne Cattaneo; Advertising: Russek Advertising

Opening Night Cast

David Aaron BakerWilliam Herndon
Allan BenjaminEnsemble
Nesbitt BlaisdellBen Mattling
Melanie BolandEnsemble
Cameron BoydTad Lincoln
Scott BreitbartEnsemble
Ralph BuckleyTrum Cogdal
Robert BurkeEnsemble
Duane ButlerEnsemble
Stacie ChaikenEnsemble
Kevin ChamberlinFeargus
Cavalry Captain
Marissa ChibasAnn Rutledge
Bill CorcoranEnsemble
Constance CrawfordEnsemble
Richard DeDomenicoEnsemble
Ralph FelicielloEnsemble
Bob FreschiEnsemble
Ralph FriarEnsemble
Jason FuchsEnsemble
Bill GalarnoEnsemble
Charles GeyerBab
John Michael GilbertJasp
George HallMentor Graham
J. R. HorneSturveson
David HuddlestonJudge Bowling Green
Jeff Stuart JanusEnsemble
Robert JiménezEnsemble
Robert JoyJoshua Speed
Spencer LeuenbergerEnsemble
Joan MacIntoshNancy Green
Lizbeth MacKayMary Todd
Reese MadiganPhil
Charlotte MaierAggie Gale
Peter MaloneyCrimmin
David ManisEnsemble
Marilyn McDonaldEnsemble
Ann McDonoughElizabeth Edwards
John NewtonBarrick
P. J. OchlanRobert Lincoln
Michelle O'NeillEnsemble
Brian ReddyStephen A. Douglas
Bo RuckerGobey
Carol SchultzEnsemble
Jeffrey SternJimmy Gale
Willie Lincoln
Barton TinappJack Armstrong
Nell WadeEnsemble
Sam WaterstonAbe Lincoln
Robert WestenbergNinian Edwards
Tom WigginSeth Gale

Understudies: Cameron Boyd (Jimmy Gale, Willie Lincoln), Ralph Buckley (Barrick, Jed), Robert Burke (Joshua Speed, Kavanaugh, Ninian Edwards), Kevin Chamberlin (Sturveson), Bob Freschi (Bab, Crimmin, Feargus, Phil), Jason Fuchs (Tad Lincoln), Charles Geyer (Jack Armstrong, Seth Gale), John Michael Gilbert (William Herndon), J. R. Horne (Stephen A. Douglas, Trum Cogdal), Robert Jiménez (Gobey), Reese Madigan (Cavalry Captain, Jasp, Robert Lincoln), Charlotte Maier (Mary Todd), David Manis (Abe Lincoln), John Newton (Ben Mattling, Judge Bowling Green, Mentor Graham), Michelle O'Neill (Aggie Gale, Ann Rutledge) and Carol Schultz (Elizabeth Edwards, Nancy Green)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1994 Best Revival of a Play [nominee] 

Produced by Lincoln Center Theater (André Bishop: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer)

 1994 Best Actor in Play [nominee] 

Sam Waterston

 1994 Best Direction of a Play [nominee] 

Gerald Gutierrez

Drama Desk Award

 1994 Outstanding Play Revival [nominee] 

Produced by Lincoln Center Theater (André Bishop: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer)

 1994 Outstanding Actor in a Play [nominee] 

Sam Waterston

Replacement/Transfer Info

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

Vivian Beaumont Theatre

(11/29/1993 - 1/2/1994)


Robert Jiménez

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