John Golden Theatre, (4/29/1992 - 6/27/1993)

First Preview: Apr 08, 1992
Opening Date: Apr 29, 1992
Closing Date: Jun 27, 1993
Total Previews: 23
Total Performances: 486

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: Act I: 1979. Act II: 1981.
Comments: Originally produced off-Broadway as two separate shows. "March of the Falsettos" and "Falsettoland".

Opening Night Production Staff

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

Produced by Barry & Fran Weissler; Produced in association with James Cushing, Maureen O'Sullivan Cushing, Masakazu Shibaoka and Broadway Pacific; Associate Producer: Alecia Parker

FALSETTOLAND was produced off-Broadway by Maurice Rosenfield, Lois F. Rosenfield and Steven Suskin

Music by William Finn; Lyrics by William Finn; Book by William Finn and James Lapine; Music arranged by Michael Starobin; Musical Director: Scott Frankel; Additional vocal arrangements by Alison Fraser

Directed by James Lapine

Scenic Design by Douglas Stein; Costume Design by Ann Hould-Ward; Lighting Design by Frances Aronson; Sound Design by Peter Fitzgerald; Hair Design by Phyllis Della; Make-Up Design by Denise Spatarella

General Manager: Barbara Darwall; Company Manager: Kim Sellon

Technical Supervisor: Arthur Siccardi; Production Supervisor: Craig Jacobs; Stage Manager: Karen Armstrong

Conducted by Scott Frankel; Associate Conductor: Ted Sperling; Piano: Scott Frankel; Synthesizer: Ted Sperling; Percussion: Greg Landis; Flute/Oboe/Clarinet/Alto Sax: Rick Heckman; Music Contractor: John Monaco; Music Preparation: Emily Grishman

Casting: Wendy Ettinger, Stuart Howard and Amy Schecter; Press Representative: The Pete Sanders Group; Marketing Consultant: Dan Klores Associates, Inc. and Hayley Sumner; Advertising: Grey Entertainment, Inc.; Art by The Estate of Keith Haring; Photographer: Carol Rosegg and Martha Swope and Associates

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Opening Night Cast

Stephen BogardusWhizzer
Michael RupertMarvin
Chip ZienMendel
Carolee CarmelloCordelia
Jonathan KaplanJason
Andrew Harrison Leeds
at Wednesday and Saturday matinees
Heather MacRaeCharlotte
Barbara WalshTrina

Understudies: Philip Hoffman (Marvin, Mendel) and John Ruess (Whizzer)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 1992 Best Musical [nominee] 

Produced by Barry & Fran Weissler

winner 1992 Best Book of a Musical [winner] 

Book by William Finn and James Lapine

winner 1992 Best Original Score [winner] 

Music by William Finn; Lyrics by William Finn

 1992 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Michael Rupert

 1992 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Jonathan Kaplan

 1992 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Barbara Walsh

 1992 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 

James Lapine

Drama Desk Award

 1992 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Barbara Walsh

 1992 Outstanding Revival [nominee] 

Produced by Barry & Fran Weissler; Produced in association with James Cushing, Maureen O'Sullivan Cushing, Masakazu Shibaoka and Broadway Pacific

Theatre World

winner 1992 Award [recipient] 

Jonathan Kaplan


music by William Finn; lyrics by William Finn

ACT 1 Sung By
Four Jews in a Room BitchingWhizzer, Marvin, Jason and Mendel
A Tight Knit FamilyMarvin
Love is BlindMarvin, Jason, Whizzer, Mendel and Trina
Thrill of First LoveMarvin and Whizzer
Marvin at the Psychiatrist (A Three-Part Mini-Opera)Jason, Mendel, Whizzer and Marvin
Everyone Tells Jason to See a PsychiatristJason, Marvin, Trina and Whizzer
This Had Better Come to a StopMarvin, Whizzer, Jason, Trina and Mendel
I'm Breaking DownTrina
Jason's TherapyMendel, Trina, Whizzer, Marvin and Jason
A Marriage ProposalMendel, Trina and Jason
A Tight Knit Family (Reprise) Marvin and Mendel
Trina's SongTrina
March of the FalsettosMendel, Marvin, Jason and Whizzer
Trina's Song (Reprise) Trina
The Chess GameMarvin and Whizzer
Making a HomeMendel, Jason, Trina and Whizzer
The Games I PlayWhizzer
Marvin Goes CrazyMarvin, Mendel, Jason, Trina and Whizzer
I Never Wanted to Love YouMarvin, Mendel, Jason, Trina and Whizzer
Father to SonMarvin and Jason
ACT 2 Sung By
Welcome to FalsettolandCompany
The Year of the ChildCompany
Miracle of JudaismCompany
Sitting Watching Jason (Play Baseball)Company
A Day in FalsettolandCompany
Everyone Hates His ParentsMendel, Jason, Marvin and Trina
What More Can I SayMarvin and Whizzer
Something Bad Is HappeningCharlotte and Cordelia
Holding to the GroundTrina
Days Like This I Almost Believe in GodCompany
Cancelling the Bar MitzvahJason, Mendel and Trina
Unlikely LoversMarvin, Whizzer, Charlotte and Cordelia
Another Miracle of JudaismJason
You Gotta Die SometimeWhizzer
Jason's Bar MitzvahCompany
What Would I Do?Marvin and Whizzer

Replacement/Transfer Info

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

John Golden Theatre

(4/29/1992 - 6/27/1993)
Musical Director: Steve Margoshes, Joshua Rosenblum.

General Manager: Lynn Landis; Company Manager: Robb Lady.

Stage Manager: Rick Steiger; Production Stage Manager: Beverley Randolph, Maureen F. Gibson; Stage Manager: Kate Riddle.

Conducted by Steve Margoshes, Joshua Rosenblum; Associate Conductor: Joshua Rosenblum; Piano: Steve Margoshes, Joshua Rosenblum; Synthesizer: Joshua Rosenblum; Percussion: Bruce Doctor; Flute/Oboe/Clarinet/Alto Sax: Kenneth Dybisz.


Sivan Cotel
Gregg Edelman
Jason Graae
Randy Graff
Jeffrey Landman
Wednesday and Saturday matinees
Jason Alternate
Sean McDermott
Maureen Moore
Mandy Patinkin
Sal Viviano
Adrian Zmed

Standbys: Susan Goodman (Trina), Sal Viviano (Marvin, Whizzer).

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