Broadway Theatre, (4/11/1991 - 1/28/2001)

First Preview: Mar 23, 1991
Opening Date: Apr 11, 1991
Closing Date: Jan 28, 2001
Total Previews: 19
Total Performances: 4092

Category: Musical, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City); USA; Bangkok. 1975 - October 1978.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)

Produced by Cameron Mackintosh; Associate Producer: Martin McCallum

Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyrics by Alain Boublil and Richard Maltby, Jr.; Book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg; Adapted from the original French lyrics by Alain Boublil; Additional material by Richard Maltby, Jr.; Music orchestrated by William D. Brohn; Musical Director: Edward G. Robinson

Directed by Nicholas Hytner; Musical Staging by Bob Avian; Associate Director: Mitchell Lemsky and Peter Lawrence; Associate Choreographer: Jodi Moccia; Associate Choreographer (U.K.): Maggie Goodwin

Scenic Design by John Napier; Costume Design by Andreane Neofitou and Suzy Benzinger; Lighting Design by David Hersey; Sound Design by Andrew Bruce; Associate Scenic Design: Peter David Gould and Benedict Hilliard; Associate Costume Design: John Glaser; Associate Lighting Design: Ted Mather; Associate Sound Design: Mark Menard; Make-Up Coordinator: Chris Evans

Executive Producer: Mitchell Lemsky, Richard Jay-Alexander and Peter Lawrence; General Manager: Alan Wasser; Company Manager: Martin Cohen; Associate Gen. Mgr: Allan Williams

Technical Director: John H. Paull, III and Jake Bell; Production Stage Manager: Fred Hanson; Stage Manager: Sherry Cohen and Tom Capps

Musical Supervisor: David Caddick and Robert Billig; Conducted by Robert Billig and Edward G. Robinson; Associate Conductor: Jay Alger and Joshua Rosenblum; Keyboards: Joshua Rosenblum; Bassoon: Braden Toan; Concertmaster: Mineko Yajima; Violin: Ming Yeh, Sandra Billingslea and Nicholas Milton; Viola: Mitsue Takayama; Cello: David Bakamjian and Julie Green; Bass: John Arbo; Bamboo Flutes/Flute/Piccolo: David Weiss; Flute/Piccolo: Timothy Malosh; Clarinet: Lino Gomez; Clarinet/Saxophone: Salvatore Spicola; Oboe/English Horn: Blair Tindall; French Horn: Russell Rizner; French Horns: Daniel Culpepper; Trumpet: Richard Henly and Anthony Gorruso; Trombone: Jack Gale; Bass Trombone/Tuba: John Hahn; Keyboard: Peter Calandra; Guitar: Doug Quinn; Percussion: Michael Hinton and Howard Joines

Casting: Johnson-Liff & Zerman; General Press Representative: The Fred Nathan Company, Inc.; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Dance Captain: Howard Kaye; Photographer: Michael Le Poer Trench; Associate Photographer: Joan Marcus

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Opening Night Cast

Hinton BattleJohn
Barry K. BernalThuy
Liz CallawayEllen
Willy FalkChris
(Mar 23, 1991 - Dec 14, 1991)
Jonathan PryceThe Engineer
(Mar 23, 1991 - Aug 17, 1991)
Lea SalongaKim
Kam Cheng
Saturday matinees
Kim
Alternate
Zar AcayanBarman
Soldier
Hustler
Ensemble
Alan Ariano
With the show during the entire run
Barman
Soldier
Ensemble
Tony C. AvantiVietnamese Customer
Guard
Ensemble
Brian R. Baldomero
Tuesday, Thursday Evenings and Wednesday, Saturday Matinees
Tam
Alternate
Jane BodleEnsemble
Raquel C. BrownBar Girl
Ensemble
Annette CaludBar Girl
Ensemble
Eric ChanVietnamese Customer
Assistant Commissar
Ensemble
Marina ChapaGigi
Ensemble
Mirla CristeBar Girl
Ensemble
Francis J. Cruz
With the show during the entire run
Vietnamese Customer
Guard
Owner of the Moulin Rouge
Ensemble
Imelda de los ReyesYvette
Ensemble
Paul DobieMarine
Gibbons
Ensemble
Michael GruberMarine
Dragon Acrobat
Ensemble
JoAnn M. HunterYvonne
Ensemble
Sala IwamatsuMimi
Ensemble
Leonard JosephMarine
Troy
Ensemble
Philip Lyle Kong
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings
Tam
Alternate
Darren LeeVietnamese Customer
Dragon Acrobat
Ensemble
Jason MaBarman
Soldier
Hustler
Ensemble
Paul MatsumotoMarine
Soldier
Hustler
Ensemble
Sean McDermottMarine
Frye
Ensemble
Thomas James O'LearyMarine
Shultz
Ensemble
Gordon OwensMarine
Nolen
Ensemble
Christopher PecaroMarine
Ensemble
Matthew PedersenMarine
Huston
Ensemble
Kris PhillipsMarine
Ensemble
W. Ellis PorterMarine
Ensemble
Ray Santos
With the show during the entire run
Vietnamese Customer
Soldier
Hustler
Ensemble
Jade Kaiwalani SticeBar Girl
Ensemble
Melanie Mariko TojioBar Girl
Ensemble
Alton F. WhiteMarine
Antoine
Ensemble
Nephi Jay WimmerVietnamese Customer
Dragon Acrobat
Soldier
Hustler
Ensemble
Bruce WinantMarine
Reeves
Ensemble

Swings: Sylvia Dohi, Henry Menendez, Marc Oka and Todd Zamarripa

Understudies: Zar Acayan (Thuy), Tony C. Avanti (The Engineer), Jane Bodle (Ellen), Annette Calud (Kim), Imelda de los Reyes (Kim), Leonard Joseph (John), Jason Ma (Thuy), Paul Matsumoto (The Engineer), Sean McDermott (Chris), Christopher Pecaro (Chris), Melanie Mariko Tojio (Kim) and Alton F. White (John)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1991 Best Musical [nominee] 

Produced by Cameron Mackintosh

 1991 Best Book of a Musical [nominee] 

Book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg

 1991 Best Original Score [nominee] 

Music by Claude-Michel Schönberg; Lyrics by Alain Boublil and Richard Maltby, Jr.

winner 1991 Best Actor in a Musical [winner] 

Jonathan Pryce

winner 1991 Best Actress in a Musical [winner] 

Lea Salonga

winner 1991 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner] 

Hinton Battle

 1991 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Willy Falk

 1991 Best Scenic Design [nominee] 

John Napier

 1991 Best Lighting Design [nominee] 

David Hersey

 1991 Best Choreography [nominee] 

Musical Staging by Bob Avian

 1991 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 

Nicholas Hytner

Drama Desk Award

winner 1991 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [winner] 

Jonathan Pryce

winner 1991 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [winner] 

Lea Salonga

winner 1991 Outstanding Orchestration [winner] 

William D. Brohn

winner 1991 Outstanding Lighting Design [winner] 

David Hersey

Theatre World

winner 1991 Award [recipient] 

Lea Salonga

Songs

ACT 1 Sung By
The Heat Is On in Saigon
(lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Alain Boublil)
The Engineer, Girls, Marines and Company
The Movie in My Mind
(lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Alain Boublil)
Gigi, Kim and Girls
The Transaction
(lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Alain Boublil)
John, The Engineer, Chris and Company
Why God Why?
(lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Alain Boublil)
Chris
Sun and Moon
(lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Alain Boublil)
Kim and Chris
The Telephone
(lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Alain Boublil)
John, Chris and The Engineer
The Ceremony
(lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Alain Boublil)
Kim, Chris and Girls
The Last Night of the World
(lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Alain Boublil)
Kim and Chris
The Morning of the Dragon
(lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Alain Boublil)
Company, Thuy and The Engineer
I Still Believe
(lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Alain Boublil)
Kim and Ellen
Back in Town
(lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Alain Boublil)
Kim, The Engineer and Thuy
You Will Not Touch Him
(lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Alain Boublil)
Kim and Thuy
If You Want to Die in Bed
(lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Alain Boublil)
The Engineer
I'd Give My Life for You
(lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Alain Boublil)
Kim and Company
ACT 2 Sung By
Bui-Doi
(lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Alain Boublil)
John and Company
What a Waste
(lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Alain Boublil)
The Engineer and Company
Please
(lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Alain Boublil)
John and Kim
The Guilt Inside Your Head (The Fall of Saigon, April 1975)
(lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Alain Boublil)
Thuy, Kim, Chris, John and Company
Sun and Moon (Reprise)
(lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Alain Boublil)
Kim
Room 317
(lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Alain Boublil)
Ellen and Kim
Now That I've Seen Her
(lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Alain Boublil)
Ellen
The Confrontation
(lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Alain Boublil)
Ellen, Chris and John
The American Dream
(lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Alain Boublil)
The Engineer and Company
Little God of My Heart
(lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Alain Boublil)
Kim and Tam

Replacement/Transfer Info


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


Broadway Theatre

(4/11/1991 - 1/28/2001)
Associate Director: Fred Hanson.

Company Manager: Susan Bell; Assistant Co. Mgr: Dave Ehle(Jul 1995 - Jan 1998); Associate Co. Mgr: Thomas Schlenk; Executive Producer: Fred Hanson.

Stage Manager: Peter Wolf; Production Stage Manager: Sherry Cohen; Stage Manager: Beverly Jenkins, Mark Dobrow, Lisa Buxbaum(Jan 5, 1998 - Jan 28, 2001), Mahlon Kruse(circa. Aug 1992 - circa. Sep 1994); Production Stage Manager: Mark Dobrow.

Assistant Conductor: Deborah Hurwitz(Dec 1997 - Jul 1998), Matthew Sklar(Apr 11, 1991 - Jan 28, 2001), Matthew Sklar; Bass: John Arbo(circa. 1994 - circa. 2001); Concertmaster: Luann Montesi; Bass: Douglas Romoff; Assistant Conductor: Charles duChateau; Conducted by Jay Alger; Associate Conductor: Braden Toan; Violin: Robert Shaw; Bamboo Flutes/Flute/Piccolo: Paula Bing; Oboe/English Horn: Lynne Cohen; French Horn: Jerry W. Peel, Patrick Milando; Bass Trombone/Tuba: Dean Plank; Guitars: Greg Utzig; Percussion: Keith Crupi; Conducted by Paul Raiman(Apr 12, 1999 - Aug 1, 1999); Keyboards: Charles duChateau.

Assistant to General Manager: Bill Klemm.

Cast

Donnell Aarone
Marine
Nolen
Tito Abeleda
Ensemble (Jun 1991 - Dec 1996)
Cristina Ablaza
Bar Girl
Joan Almedilla
Kim
Susan Ancheta
Bar Girl
Mimi
Raul Aranas
The Engineer (Aug 15, 1988 - ?)
The Engineer (1994 - ?)
Yancey Arias
Thuy
Darrell Autor
Dragon Acrobat
Soldier
Vietnamese Customer
Frank Baiocchi
Doc
Frye
Marine
Robert Bartley
Ensemble
Anastasia Barzee
Ellen (Sep 1996 - Oct 1998)
Stephanie Bast
Bar Girl
Ensemble (Sep 16, 1996 - Apr 26, 1997)
Ronald 'Cadet' Bastine
Gibbons
Marine
Erik Bates
Doc
Marine
Emy Baysic
Bar Girl
Kim Alternate
Craig Bennett
Marine
Reeves
Shultz
Randy Bettis
Ensemble
Sekiya Billman
Yvette
Timothy Robert Blevins
John
Jane Bodle
Army Nurse
Ellen (Jun 22, 1992 - ?)
Matt Bogart
Chris (Jan 12, 1998 - ?)
Justin Bohon
Broadway debut
Soldier
David Boyd
Marine
Nolen
C.C. Brown
Reeves
John (Jan 3, 2000 - ?)
Franne Calma
Bar Girl
Annette Calud
Kim Alternate
Paul Canaan
Doc
Marine
Tony Capone
Doc
Marine
Reeves
Chris (May 15, 1995 - Jun 15, 1995)
Charlene Carabeo
Gigi
Philipp Lee Carabuena
Tam
Buddy Casimano
Dragon Acrobat
Huston
Marine
Eric Chan
Soldier
Barman
Hustler
Will Chase
Chris (Jul 20, 1998 - ?)
Chris (Dec 31, 2000 - Jan 28, 2001)
Victoria Chin
Tam Alternate
Kristofer A. Chow
Tam Alternate
Karl Christian
Melinda Chua
Kim (May 22, 2000 - Jun 17, 2000)
Kim (Jul 17, 2000 - Dec 30, 2000)
Kim Alternate
(Jan 2, 2001 - Jan 28, 2001)
Emy Coligado
Broadway debut
Yvonne (Oct 1998 - Dec 1999)
Curtiss I' Cook
Marine
Misty Cotton
Army Nurse
Ellen
Alvin Crawford
Reeves
Francis J. Cruz
Soldier
Evan D'Angeles
Hustler
Soldier
Vietnamese Customer
Christopher F. Davis
Troy
Marine
Imelda de los Reyes
Gigi
Matthew Dickens
Frye
John (Aug 1998 - ?)
Paul Dobie
Shultz
Jay Douglas
Chris
Frye
Stephanie Douglas
Army Nurse
Andrew Driscoll
Huston
Marine
Jarrod Emick
Chris
Ambrose Eng
Tam
Rona Figueroa
Kim (Aug 1993 - Jul 1995)
Michael Flanigan
Chris
Leila Florentino
Married on the stage of the Broadway Theatre 9/04/1993, officiated by Mayor David Dinkins
Kim (Mar 16, 1992 - Sep 4, 1993)
Joseph Anthony Foronda
The Engineer (Nov 11, 1996 - ?)
Lyd-Lyd Gaston
Yvonne
Margaret Gates
Yvette
First Asian actress to play EllenEllen (Oct 26, 1998 - Dec 30, 2000)
Margaret Ann Gates
Bar Girl
Steve Geary
Dragon Acrobat
Marine
Ai Goeku
Yvette
Andrew Goon
Plays Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday Evenings:
Tam
Michael Gruber
Doc
Alisa Gyse
Army Nurse
Cliffton Hall
Huston
Marine
Kurt Andrew Hansen
Reeves
Marine
Moon Hi Hanson
Yvonne
Jim Harrison
Soldier
Dragon Acrobat
Ensemble
Jim Berkley Harrison
Dragon Acrobat
Ensemble (1994 - ?)
Ruthie Henshall
Ellen (Dec 31, 2000 - Jan 28, 2001)
Emily Hsu
Gigi
MaryAnn Hu
Bar Girl (circa. Sep 2000 - Jan 28, 2001)
Sala Iwamatsu
Gigi
Devanand N. Janki
Ensemble
Guard
Hustler
Soldier
Vietnamese Customer
Leonard Joseph
John
Norman Wendall Kauahi
Hustler
Marine
Soldier
Veronica Kelly
Tam Alternate
Jonathan Regner Kho
Tam
Kenny Kim
Tam
Vivian King
Tam Alternate
Keith Byron Kirk
John
Thomas C. Kouo
Hustler
Soldier
Vietnamese Customer
Eric Kunze
Chris
Jenna La Salla
Tam Alternate
Zoie Lam
Mimi
Michael K. Lee
Thuy
Ming Lee
Barman
Soldier
Norm Lewis
John
Peter Lockyer
Chris
Luzviminda Lor
Bar Girl
Jason Ma
Assistant Commissar
Thuy
Vietnamese Customer
Deedee Lynn Magno
Kim (Jul 21, 1997 - ?)
Kim (Jun 14, 1999 - ?)
Candese Marchese
Ellen
J. Elaine Marcos
Yvonne (Aug 1999 - Jan 28, 2001)
Kevin Neil McCready
Gibbons
Shultz
Sean McDermott
Chris (Dec 16, 1991 - ?)
Heidi Meyer
Army Nurse (circa. 1994 - ?)
J. T. Moye
Dragon Acrobat
Marine
Alan Muraoka
The Engineer
Edmund Nalzaro
Thuy
Milton Craig Nealy
John
Michelle Nigalan
Bar Girl
Jenni Padua
Bar Girl (1994 - ?)
Ensemble (1994 - ?)
Raymond Patterson
Gibbons
Marine
Elizabeth Paw
Kim Alternate
Bar Girl
Kim
Chris Pecaro
Chris
Christopher Peccaro
Chris
Juan P. Pineda
Guard
Soldier
Thuy
Vietnamese Customer
Jacquelyn Piro
Ellen
Billy Porter
John (May 17, 1999 - Jan 1, 2000)
Jonathan Pryce
The Engineer (Sep 30, 1991 - Dec 14, 1991)
Gail A. Quintos
Tam Alternate
Geena Quintos
Tam Alternate
Jeff Reid
Marine
Kristine Remigio
Kim Alternate
(Jun 14, 1999 - ?)
Rusty Reynolds
Bucky
Marine
Blake Riley
Dragon Acrobat
Marine
Andrea Rivette
Army Nurse
Tyley Ross
Chris
Francis Ruivivar
During Jonathan Pryce's vacation
The Engineer (Aug 19, 1991 - Sep 28, 1991)
The Engineer (Dec 16, 1991 - Mar 1993)
Glenn Sabalza
Hustler
Soldier
Vietnamese Customer
Lea Salonga
Kim (Jan 18, 1999 - ?)
Kim (Dec 31, 2000 - Jan 28, 2001)
Herman Sebek
The Engineer
Roger Seyer
Gibbons
Marine
Brad Sharp
Marine
Thos Shipley
Marine
Troy
Christine Sison
Tam Alternate
Chloe Stewart
Mimi
Kim Alternate
Natasha Tabandera
Yvette
Johanna Tacadena
Yvonne
Roxanne Taga
Bar Girl
Kim Alternate
Alex Lee Tano
Kim Alternate
Tami Tappan
Ellen
Robert Tatad
Hustler
Soldier
Vietnamese Customer
Stephen Tewksbury
Marine
Shultz
Thi Kim Thu Nguyen
Tam
Anne Torsiglieri
Army Nurse
Lucy Vance
Army Nurse
Ellen
Charles E. Wallace
John
Luoyong Wang
The Engineer (Oct 2, 1995 - ?)
Robert Weber
Dragon Acrobat
Marine
Alton F. White
John
Bruce Winant
Shultz
Frank Wright II
Marine
Troy
Albert G. Yalun
Tam Alternate
Welly Yang
Assistant Commissar
Thuy
Lisa Yuen
Bar Girl



Understudies: Donnell Aarone (John), Frank Baiocchi (Chris), Robert Bartley (Chris), Erik Bates (Chris), Emy Baysic (Kim), Sekiya Billman (Ellen), C.C. Brown (John), Tony Capone (Chris), Charlene Carabeo (Ellen), Curtiss I' Cook (John), Jay Douglas (Chris), Stephanie Douglas (Ellen), Margaret Gates (Ellen), Ai Goeku (Ellen), Cliffton Hall (Chris), Jim Harrison (Thuy), Devanand N. Janki (Thuy), Norman Wendall Kauahi (The Engineer), Thomas C. Kouo (Thuy), Ming Lee (The Engineer), Heidi Meyer (Ellen), Michelle Nigalan (Kim), Marc Oka (Thuy), Jenni Padua (Kim), Raymond Patterson (John), Elizabeth Paw (Kim), Juan P. Pineda (Thuy), Jeff Reid (John), Andrea Rivette (Ellen), Ray Santos (The Engineer), Brad Sharp (Chris), Thos Shipley (John), Chloe Stewart (Kim), Jade Kaiwalani Stice (Ellen), Roxanne Taga (Kim), Stephen Tewksbury (Chris), Lucy Vance (Ellen), Frank Wright II (John).


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