Nederlander Theatre, (4/29/1996 - 9/07/2008)

First Preview: Apr 16, 1996
Opening Date: Apr 29, 1996
Closing Date: Sep 07, 2008
Total Previews: 16
Total Performances: 5123

Category: Musical, Drama, Original, Broadway
Setting: East Village, 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: Executive Vice-President)

Produced by Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum, Allan S. Gordon and New York Theatre Workshop

Music by Jonathan Larson; Lyrics by Jonathan Larson; Book by Jonathan Larson; Music arranged by Steve Skinner; Additional arrangements by Tim Weil; Additional lyrics for "Santa Fe" and "La Vie Boheme/I Should Tell You" by Billy Aronson; Original concept: Billy Aronson

Directed by Michael Greif; Choreographed by Marlies Yearby

Scenic Design by Paul Clay; Costume Design by Angela Wendt; Lighting Design by Blake Burba; Sound Design by Kurt Fischer; Wig, Hair and Make-Up Designer: David Santana

General Manager: Emanuel Azenberg and John S. Corker

Technical Supervisor: Unitech Productions, Inc.; Production Stage Manager: John Vivian; Stage Manager: Crystal Huntington

Musical Supervisor: Tim Weil; Conducted by Tim Weil; Associate Conductor: Daniel A. Weiss; Keyboards: Tim Weil; Bass: Steve Mack; Guitar: Kenny Brescia; Drums: Jeffrey Potter; Piano/Synthesizer/Organ, Electric & acoustic Guitar: Daniel A. Weiss; Music Preparation: Eva Gianono

Film by Tony Gerber

Press Representative: Richard Kornberg and Don Summa; Casting: Bernard Telsey Casting, Inc.; Dramaturg: Lynn M. Thomson; Production Coordinator: Susan White; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Photographer: Joan Marcus

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Opening Night Cast

Gilles Chiasson
Broadway Debut
Steve, man with squeegee, a waiter, and others
Taye DiggsBenjamin Coffin III
Wilson Jermaine Heredia
Broadway Debut
Angel Schunard
Rodney Hicks
Broadway Debut
Paul, a cop, and others
Kristen Lee Kelly
Broadway Debut
Mark's mom, and others
(Apr 16, 1996 - Dec 28, 1997)
Jesse L. MartinTom Collins
(Apr 16, 1996 - Jul 13, 1997)
Idina Menzel
Broadway Debut
Maureen Johnson
(Apr 16, 1996 - Jul 01, 1997)
Aiko NakasoneAlexi Darling, Roger's mom, and others
Timothy Britten ParkerGordon, the man, Mr. Grey, and others
Adam Pascal
Broadway Debut
Roger Davis
(Apr 16, 1996 - Nov 02, 1997)
Anthony RappMark Cohen
Daphne Rubin-Vega
Broadway Debut
Mimi Marquez
Gwen StewartMrs. Jefferson, woman with bags, and others
Byron UtleyChristmas caroler, Mr. Jefferson, a pastor and others
Fredi Walker
Broadway Debut
Joanne Jefferson
(Apr 16, 1996 - Nov 02, 1997)

Swings: Yassmin Alers, Darius de Haas, Shelley Dickinson, David Driver, Mark Setlock and Simone

Understudies: Yassmin Alers (Maureen Johnson, Mimi Marquez), Gilles Chiasson (Mark Cohen, Roger Davis), Darius de Haas (Angel Schunard, Benjamin Coffin III, Tom Collins), Shelley Dickinson (Joanne Jefferson), David Driver (Mark Cohen, Roger Davis), Rodney Hicks (Benjamin Coffin III), Kristen Lee Kelly (Maureen Johnson), Mark Setlock (Angel Schunard), Simone (Joanne Jefferson, Mimi Marquez) and Byron Utley (Tom Collins)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

winner 1996 Best Musical [winner] 

Produced by Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum, Allan S. Gordon and New York Theatre Workshop

winner 1996 Best Book of a Musical [winner] 

Book by Jonathan Larson

winner 1996 Best Original Score [winner] 

Music by Jonathan Larson; Lyrics by Jonathan Larson

 1996 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Adam Pascal

 1996 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Daphne Rubin-Vega

winner 1996 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner] 

Wilson Jermaine Heredia

 1996 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Idina Menzel

 1996 Best Lighting Design [nominee] 

Blake Burba

 1996 Best Choreography [nominee] 

Marlies Yearby

 1996 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 

Michael Greif

Drama Desk Award

winner 1996 Outstanding Musical [winner] 

Produced by Jeffrey Seller, Kevin McCollum, Allan S. Gordon and New York Theatre Workshop

winner 1996 Outstanding Book [winner] 

Book by Jonathan Larson

 1996 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Adam Pascal

 1996 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Daphne Rubin-Vega

winner 1996 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [winner] 

Wilson Jermaine Heredia

 1996 Outstanding Director of a Musical [nominee] 

Michael Greif

winner 1996 Outstanding Orchestrations [winner] 

Music arranged by Steve Skinner

winner 1996 Outstanding Lyrics [winner] 

Lyrics by Jonathan Larson

winner 1996 Outstanding Music [winner] 

Music by Jonathan Larson

 1996 Outstanding Costume Design [nominee] 

Angela Wendt

Pulitzer Prize

winner 1996 for Drama [winner] 

Music by Jonathan Larson; Lyrics by Jonathan Larson; Book by Jonathan Larson

Theatre World

winner 1996 Award [recipient] 

Adam Pascal

winner 1996 Award [recipient] 

Daphne Rubin-Vega

Songs

music by Jonathan Larson; lyrics by Jonathan Larson
(Unless otherwise noted)


ACT 1 Sung By
Tune Up/Voice Mail #1Mark Cohen, Roger Davis, Mrs. Cohen, Tom Collins and Benjamin Coffin III
RentThe Company
You Okay Honey?Angel Schunard and Tom Collins
One Song GloryRoger Davis
Light My CandleRoger Davis and Mimi Marquez
Voice Mail #2Mr & Mrs. Jefferson
Today 4 UAngel Schunard
You'll SeeBenjamin Coffin III, Mark Cohen, Tom Collins, Roger Davis and Angel Schunard
Tango: MaureenMark Cohen and Joanne Jefferson
Life SupportPaul, Gordon and The Company
Out TonightMimi Marquez
Another DayRoger Davis, Mimi Marquez and The Company
Will I?The Company
On the StreetThe Company
Sante Fe
(lyrics by Jonathan Larson and Billy Aronson)
Tom Collins and The Company
We're OkayJoanne Jefferson
I'll Cover YouAngel Schunard and Tom Collins
Christmas BellsThe Company
Over the MoonMaureen Johnson
La Vie Boheme/I Should Tell You
(lyrics by Jonathan Larson and Billy Aronson)
The Company
ACT 2 Sung By
Seasons of LoveThe Company
Happy New Year/Voice Mail #3Mimi Marquez, Roger Davis, Mark Cohen, Maureen Johnson, Joanne Jefferson, Tom Collins, Angel Schunard, Mrs. Cohen, Alexi Darling and Benjamin Coffin III
Take Me or Leave MeMaureen Johnson and Joanne Jefferson
Without YouRoger Davis and Mimi Marquez
Voice Mail #4Alexi Darling
ContactThe Company
I'll Cover You (Reprise) Tom Collins and The Company
HalloweenMark Cohen
Goodbye, LoveMark Cohen, Mimi Marquez, Roger Davis, Maureen Johnson, Joanne Jefferson, Tom Collins and Benjamin Coffin III
What You OwnPastor, Mark Cohen, Tom Collins, Benjamin Coffin III and Roger Davis
Voice Mail #5Roger's Mom, Mimi's Mom, Mr. Jefferson and Mrs. Cohen
Finale/Your EyesRoger Davis and The Company

Replacement/Transfer Info


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


Nederlander Theatre

(4/29/1996 - 9/7/2008)
Musical Director: Boko Suzuki, David Truskinoff, Henry Aronson.

Resident Assistant Director: Evan Ensign.

Company Manager: Brig Berney, Nick Kaledin; Assistant Co. Mgr: Nick Lugo(circa. Jan 2003 - circa. Jul 2003); Company Manager: Andrew Jones.

Assistant Stage Mgr: Kenneth McGee, Antonia Gianino, Ryan J. Bell, Gay Merwin.

Conducted by Boko Suzuki, David Truskinoff; Associate Conductor: John Korba; Keyboards: Boko Suzuki, David Truskinoff; Guitar: Bobby Baxmeyer; Piano/Synthesizer/Organ, Electric & acoustic Guitar: John Korba.

Dance Captain: Yassmin Alers, Richard H. Blake; Press Representative: Jim Byk, Tom D'Ambrosio, Carrie Friedman; Dance Captain: Owen Johnston II; Photographer: Carol Rosegg.

Cast

Karmine Alers
Mimi Marquez
Christian Anderson
Mark Cohen
Mayumi Ando
Broadway debut
Alexi Darling, Roger's mom, and others
Sebastian Arcelus
Roger Davis
Natalie Venetia Belcon
Joanne Jefferson
Maggie Benjamin
Mark's mom, and others
Broadway debutMaureen Johnson
Declan Bennett
Roger Davis (Oct 8, 2007 - ?)
Carla Bianco
Maureen Johnson
Richard H. Blake
Roger Davis
Jessica Boevers
Mark's mom, and others
Maureen Johnson
Rufus Bonds, Jr.
Tom Collins
Melanie Janine Brown
Broadway debut
Mimi Marquez (Apr 19, 2004 - May 31, 2004)
Mario Burrell
Christmas caroler, Mr. Jefferson, a pastor and others
Haven Burton
Broadway Debut
Mark's mom, and others
Norbert Leo Butz
Roger Davis (Nov 4, 1997 - ?)
Roger Davis (Jun 29, 2000 - Aug 6, 2000)
Matt Caplan
Mark Cohen (? - Aug 6, 2006)
Jodi Carmeli
Broadway debut
Mark's mom, and others
T.V. Carpio
Ensemble
Will Chase
Broadway debut
Steve, man with squeegee, a waiter, and others
Roger Davis (Dec 26, 2005 - Jan 29, 2006)
Roger Davis (May 2008 - Sep 7, 2008)
Luther Creek
Ensemble
Gordon, the man, Mr. Grey, and others
Roger Davis
Wilson Cruz
Angel Schunard
Krysten Cummings
Mimi Marquez
Merle Dandridge
Joanne Jefferson
Frenchie Davis
Mrs. Jefferson, woman with bags, and others (May 16, 2003 - ?)
Mrs. Jefferson, woman with bags, and others (Jun 1, 2004 - ?)
Maya Days
Mimi Marquez
Aisha de Haas
Mrs. Jefferson, woman with bags, and others
Robin De Jesús
Broadway Debut
Steve, man with squeegee, a waiter, and others
Shelley Dickinson
Mrs. Jefferson, woman with bags, and others
Tonya Dixon
Joanne Jefferson
D'Monroe
Benjamin Coffin III
Shaun Earl
Angel Schunard
Ensemble
Paul, a cop, and others
Amy Ehrlich
Broadway debut
Mark's mom, and others
Trey Ellett
Broadway debut
Mark Cohen
Eden Espinosa
Maureen Johnson (May 30, 2008 - Sep 7, 2008)
Cristina Fadale
Maureen Johnson
Joey Fatone
Broadway debut
Mark Cohen (Aug 5, 2002 - Dec 22, 2002)
Mark Richard Ford
Broadway debut
Tom Collins
Ava Gaudet
Broadway Debut
Maureen Johnson
Robert Glean
Paul, a cop, and others
Renée Elise Goldsberry
Mimi Marquez (Jun 16, 2008 - Sep 7, 2008)
Andrea Goss
Alexi Darling, Roger's mom, and others (? - Sep 7, 2008)
Tamyra Gray
Mimi Marquez (? - Jun 15, 2008)
Mimi Marquez (May 29, 2007 - Nov 25, 2007)
Danielle Lee Greaves
Joanne Jefferson
Christopher J. Hanke
Mark Cohen (Aug 7, 2006 - ?)
Colin Hanlon
Gordon, the man, Mr. Grey, and others
Marcy Harriell
Mimi Marquez
Nicolette Hart
Maureen Johnson
Rodney Hicks
Benjamin Coffin III (Sep 13, 2007 - Sep 7, 2008)
Troy Horne
Tom Collins
Tim Howar
Broadway debut
Roger Davis (Jan 30, 2006 - Jul 29, 2006)
Scott Hunt
Steve, man with squeegee, a waiter, and others
Sala Iwamatsu
Alexi Darling, Roger's mom, and others
Mark Leroy Jackson
Broadway debut
Tom Collins
Marcus Paul James
Broadway debut
Christmas caroler, Mr. Jefferson, a pastor and others
Stu James
Broadway debut
Benjamin Coffin III
Harley Jay
Mark Cohen (Oct 8, 2007 - ?)
Trisha Jeffrey
Mrs. Jefferson, woman with bags, and others
Justin Johnston
Angel Schunard (? - Sep 7, 2008)
Broadway debutSteve, man with squeegee, a waiter, and others
Owen Johnston II
Steve, man with squeegee, a waiter, and others
Catrice Joseph
Mrs. Jefferson, woman with bags, and others
Adam Kantor
Broadway debut
Mark Cohen (Mar 24, 2008 - Sep 7, 2008)
Kelly Karbacz
Maureen Johnson
Kristen Lee Kelly
Mark's mom, and others
Maureen Johnson (Dec 30, 1997 - Sep 1998)
Jamie Lee Kirchner
Mimi Marquez
Joshua Kobak
Roger Davis (? - Dec 2005)
Jeremy Kushnier
Roger Davis (Nov 17, 2003 - ?)
Drew Lachey
Mark Cohen (Sep 10, 2004 - Mar 11, 2005)
Tracey Langran
Mark's mom, and others
Anika Larsen
Ensemble (Jul 5, 2000 - ?)
Alia León
Joanne Jefferson
Telly Leung
Steve, man with squeegee, a waiter, and others (Nov 20, 2006 - ?)
Nicole Lewis
Joanne Jefferson
Ryan Link
Broadway debut
Roger Davis (Sep 8, 2003 - Nov 10, 2003)
Roger Davis (Jan 4, 2004 - Feb 1, 2004)
Jose Llana
Angel Schunard
Caren Lyn Manuel
Mark's mom, and others
Tracy McDowell
Mark's mom, and others
Michael McElroy
Tom Collins (Jul 1997 - Sep 1999)
Alan Mingo Jr.
Tom Collins
Matthew Murphy
Steve, man with squeegee, a waiter, and others
Leslie Odom, Jr.
Paul, a cop, and others
Darryl Ordell
Broadway debut
Paul, a cop, and others
Tina Ou
Alexi Darling, Roger's mom, and others
Destan Owens
Christmas caroler, Mr. Jefferson, a pastor and others
Tom Collins
Tom Collins (Aug 11, 2008 - Aug 17, 2008)
Adam Pascal
Roger Davis (Jul 30, 2007 - Oct 7, 2007)
Todd E. Pettiford
Christmas caroler, Mr. Jefferson, a pastor and others
Tamara Podemski
Maureen Johnson
Manley Pope
Broadway debut
Roger Davis
Jim Poulos
Mark Cohen
Steve, man with squeegee, a waiter, and others
Kenna J. Ramsey
Joanne Jefferson
Anthony Rapp
Mark Cohen (Jul 30, 2007 - Oct 7, 2007)
Chad Richardson
Broadway debut
Gordon, the man, Mr. Grey, and others
Enrico Rodriguez
Steve, man with squeegee, a waiter, and others
Jai Rodriguez
Broadway debut
Angel Schunard
Angel Schunard (Jul 5, 2004 - Jul 17, 2004)
Angel Schunard (Aug 2, 2004 - Aug 14, 2004)
Nick Sanchez
Paul, a cop, and others
Sherie Scott
Maureen Johnson (Jul 1997 - ?)
Andy Señor
Steve, man with squeegee, a waiter, and others
Broadway debutAngel Schunard
Mark Setlock
Gordon, the man, Mr. Grey, and others
Cary Shields
Broadway debut
Roger Davis
Antonique Smith
Mimi Marquez
Jacques C. Smith
Benjamin Coffin III
Peter Matthew Smith
Gordon, the man, Mr. Grey, and others
Gwen Stewart
Joanne Jefferson (Nov 4, 1997 - ?)
Mrs. Jefferson, woman with bags, and others (Nov 15, 2003 - ?)
Mrs. Jefferson, woman with bags, and others (Apr 29, 2007 - May 27, 2007)
Mrs. Jefferson, woman with bags, and others (Jul 21, 2008 - Sep 7, 2008)
Yuka Takara
Alexi Darling, Roger's mom, and others
Carly Thomas
Mark's mom, and others
Tracie Thoms
Joanne Jefferson (Jul 26, 2008 - Sep 7, 2008)
Kim Varhola
Broadway debut
Alexi Darling, Roger's mom, and others
Loraine Velez
Mimi Marquez
Tony Vincent
Mark Cohen
Krystal L. Washington
Mimi Marquez (May 16, 2003 - ?)
Myiia Watson-Davis
Broadway debut
Joanne Jefferson
Jay Wilkison
Gordon, the man, Mr. Grey, and others (? - Sep 7, 2008)
Maia Nkenge Wilson
Joanne Jefferson
Broadway debutMrs. Jefferson, woman with bags, and others




Standbys: Matt Caplan (Mark Cohen), Harley Jay (Mark Cohen).

Understudies: Karmine Alers (Maureen Johnson, Mimi Marquez), Sebastian Arcelus (Mark Cohen, Roger Davis), Dean Balkwill (Mark Cohen, Roger Davis), Richard H. Blake (Mark Cohen, Roger Davis), Justin Brill (Mark Cohen, Roger Davis), Hallie Bulleit (Maureen Johnson), Mario Burrell (Tom Collins), Haven Burton Broadway Debut (Maureen Johnson), Norbert Leo Butz (Mark Cohen, Roger Davis), Will Chase (Mark Cohen, Roger Davis), Luther Creek (Mark Cohen, Roger Davis), Frenchie Davis (Joanne Jefferson), Dana Dawson (Joanne Jefferson, Mimi Marquez), Aisha de Haas (Joanne Jefferson), Robin De Jesús Broadway Debut (Angel Schunard), Shaun Earl (Angel Schunard), Amy Ehrlich (Maureen Johnson), Ava Gaudet Broadway Debut (Mimi Marquez), Juan Carlos Gonzalez (Angel Schunard), Calvin Grant (Benjamin Coffin III, Tom Collins), Colin Hanlon (Mark Cohen, Roger Davis), Scott Hunt (Mark Cohen, Roger Davis), Marcus Paul James (Benjamin Coffin III, Tom Collins), Trisha Jeffrey (Joanne Jefferson, Mimi Marquez), Justin Johnston (Angel Schunard), Owen Johnston II (Angel Schunard, Roger Davis), Catrice Joseph (Joanne Jefferson), Diana Kaarina (Maureen Johnson), Joshua Kobak (Mark Cohen, Roger Davis), Tracey Langran (Maureen Johnson), Telly Leung (Angel Schunard), Caren Lyn Manuel (Maureen Johnson, Mimi Marquez), Kamilah Martin (Joanne Jefferson), Philip Dorian McAdoo (Benjamin Coffin III, Tom Collins), Tracy McDowell (Maureen Johnson), Moeisha McGill (Joanne Jefferson, Mimi Marquez), Crystal Monee Hall Broadway Debut (Joanne Jefferson), Matthew Murphy (Mark Cohen, Roger Davis), Karen Olivo (Maureen Johnson, Mimi Marquez), Darryl Ordell (Benjamin Coffin III), Destan Owens (Benjamin Coffin III, Tom Collins), John Eric Parker (Benjamin Coffin III, Tom Collins), Todd E. Pettiford (Benjamin Coffin III, Tom Collins), Kyle Post (Mark Cohen, Roger Davis), Jim Poulos (Mark Cohen, Roger Davis), Chad Richardson (Mark Cohen, Roger Davis), Enrico Rodriguez (Angel Schunard), Jai Rodriguez (Angel Schunard), Dominique Roy (Mimi Marquez), Andy Señor (Angel Schunard), Cary Shields (Roger Davis), Antonique Smith (Maureen Johnson, Mimi Marquez), Peter Matthew Smith (Mark Cohen, Roger Davis), Shayna Steele (Joanne Jefferson, Mimi Marquez), Gwen Stewart (Joanne Jefferson), Tony Vincent (Mark Cohen, Roger Davis), Jay Wilkison (Mark Cohen, Roger Davis), Maia Nkenge Wilson (Joanne Jefferson).


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