Kit Kat Klub, (3/19/1998 - 11/08/1998)
Studio 54, (11/12/1998 - 1/04/2004)

First Preview: Feb 13, 1998
Opening Date: Mar 19, 1998
Closing Date: Jan 04, 2004
Total Previews: 37
Total Performances: 2377

Category: Musical, Drama, Revival, Broadway
Setting: Berlin, Germany. 1929-30.
Comments: When this production transferred theatres, certain individuals received new production credits. These individuals are included on the replacement/transfer page. "Cabaret" was on hiatus from 7/20/1998 through 8/19/1998.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Durst Organization

Produced by The Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes: Artistic Director; Ellen Richard: General Manager; Gene Feist: Founding Director)

Inspired by the 1993 production of CABARET at The Donmar Warehouse (Sam Mendes, Artistic Director); The Donmar Warehouse production was directed by Sam Mendes

Book by Joe Masteroff; Music by John Kander; Lyrics by Fred Ebb; Based on the play by John Van Druten; Based on stories by Christopher Isherwood; Music orchestrated by Michael Gibson; Dance and Incidental Music arranged by David Krane; Original Dance Music arranged by David Baker; Musical Director: Patrick Vaccariello

Directed by Sam Mendes; Co-Directed by Rob Marshall; Choreographed by Rob Marshall; Associate Choreographer: Cynthia Onrubia

Set and Club Design by Robert Brill; Costume Design by William Ivey Long; Lighting Design by Peggy Eisenhauer and Mike Baldassari; Sound Design by Brian Ronan; Make-Up Design by Randy Mercer; Hair Design by Randy Mercer; Wig Design by Paul Huntley; Associate Costume Design: Susan O'Donnell; Associate Scenic Design: Scott Pask; Associate Lighting Design: David J. Lander

Roundabout Administrative Director: Sydney Davolos; Roundabout Company Manager: Peilin Chou; Company / House Manager: Beth Venable

Production Stage Manager: Peter Hanson; Production Manager: Michael D. Curry; Stage Manager: Jon Krause; Technical Director: Peter Barbieri

Musical Coordinator: John Monaco; Kit Kat Band - Piano: Patrick Vaccariello; Kit Kat Band - Keyboards: Fred Lassen; Kit Kat Band - Drums: Gary Tillman; Kit Kat Band - Bass: Bill Sloat; Kit Kat Band - Trumpet: Rich Raffio, Christina Pawl and Linda Romoff; Kit Kat Band - Trombone: Bill Szobody; Kit Kat Band - Clarinet: Denis O'Hare and Michael O'Donnell; Kit Kat Band - Clarinet / Tenor Sax: Kristin Olness; Kit Kat Band - Alto & Tenor Sax / Flute: Brian Duguay; Kit Kat Band - Alto Sax: Joyce Chittick; Kit Kat Band - Harp, Alto & Tenor Sax / Flute: Erin Hill; Kit Kat Band - Violin: Leenya Rideout; Kit Kat Band - Cello: Fred Rose; Kit Kat Band - Banjo / Accordian: Michele Pawk and Vance Avery; Music Preparation: Donald Oliver, Evan Morris and Chelsea Music Services, Inc.; Electronic Music System Design: Andrew Barrett

Roundabout Director of Development and Public Affairs: Julia C. Levy; Roundabout Director of Casting and Artistic Associate: Jim Carnahan; Casting: Pat McCorkle; Roundabout Director of Marketing: David B. Steffen; Dialect Coach: Tim Monich; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Dance Captain: Joyce Chittick; Advertising: Nappi / Eliran / Murphy, Ltd.

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Opening Night Cast

Alan CummingMaster of Ceremonies
(Feb 13, 1998 - Sep 13, 1998)
Natasha RichardsonSally Bowles
(Feb 13, 1998 - Aug 02, 1998)
Ron RifkinHerr Schultz
(Feb 13, 1998 - May 02, 1999)
John Benjamin HickeyClifford Bradshaw
(Feb 13, 1998 - Feb 28, 1999)
Denis O'HareErnst Ludwig
(Feb 13, 1998 - Apr 30, 1999)
Michele PawkFraulein Kost
(Feb 13, 1998 - Apr 30, 1999)
Fritzie
Kit Kat Girl
Mary Louise WilsonFraulein Schneider
(Feb 13, 1998 - Jul 21, 1998)
Alex BowenBoy Soprano
Recorded voice only
Joyce ChittickFrenchie
Kit Kat Girl
(Feb 13, 1998 - Apr 30, 1999)
Gorilla
(Feb 13, 1998 - Apr 30, 1999)
Brian DuguayVictor
Kit Kat Boy
(Feb 13, 1998 - Jul 31, 2000)
Erin HillLulu
Kit Kat Girl
(Feb 13, 1998 - May 31, 1998)
Michael O'DonnellBobby
Kit Kat Boy
(Feb 13, 1998 - Jan 04, 2004)
Kristin OlnessHelga
Kit Kat Girl
(Feb 13, 1998 - Jul 31, 2000)
Christina PawlRosie
Kit Kat Girl
(Feb 13, 1998 - Feb 29, 2000)
Leenya RideoutTexas
Kit Kat Girl
(Feb 13, 1998 - Nov 30, 1999)
Fred RoseHerman
Kit Kat Boy
Custom Official
Max
Bill SzobodyHans
Kit Kat Boy
(Feb 13, 1998 - Aug 31, 1998)
Rudy

Swings: Vance Avery and Linda Romoff

Standby: Taina Elg (Fraulein Schneider) and Bruce Katzman (Herr Schultz)

Understudies: Vance Avery (Master of Ceremonies), Joyce Chittick (Sally Bowles), Brian Duguay (Clifford Bradshaw), Erin Hill (Fraulein Kost), Linda Romoff (Sally Bowles) and Fred Rose (Ernst Ludwig)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

winner 1998 Best Revival of a Musical [winner] 

Produced by The Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes: Artistic Director; Ellen Richard: General Manager; Gene Feist: Founding Director)

winner 1998 Best Actor in a Musical [winner] 

Alan Cumming

winner 1998 Best Actress in a Musical [winner] 

Natasha Richardson

winner 1998 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner] 

Ron Rifkin

 1998 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Mary Louise Wilson

 1998 Best Costume Design [nominee] 

William Ivey Long

 1998 Best Lighting Design [nominee] 

Peggy Eisenhauer

 1998 Best Lighting Design [nominee] 

Mike Baldassari

 1998 Best Choreography [nominee] 

Rob Marshall

 1998 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 

Sam Mendes

 1998 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 

Rob Marshall

 1998 Best Orchestrations [nominee] 

Michael Gibson

Drama Desk Award

winner 1998 Outstanding Revival of a Musical [winner] 

Produced by The Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes: Artistic Director; Ellen Richard: General Manager; Gene Feist: Founding Director)

winner 1998 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [winner] 

Alan Cumming

winner 1998 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [winner] 

Natasha Richardson

 1998 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Michele Pawk

 1998 Outstanding Choreography [nominee] 

Rob Marshall

 1998 Outstanding Direction of a Musical [nominee] 

Sam Mendes

 1998 Outstanding Direction of a Musical [nominee] 

Rob Marshall

 1998 Outstanding Orchestrations [nominee] 

Michael Gibson

 1998 Outstanding Set Design of a Musical [nominee] 

Robert Brill

 1998 Outstanding Costume Design [nominee] 

William Ivey Long

 1998 Outstanding Lighting Design [nominee] 

Peggy Eisenhauer

 1998 Outstanding Lighting Design [nominee] 

Mike Baldassari

Theatre World

winner 1998 Award [recipient] 

Alan Cumming

Songs

music by John Kander; lyrics by Fred Ebb

ACT 1 Sung By
WillkommenMaster of Ceremonies and The Kit Kat Klub
So What?Fraulein Schneider
Don't Tell MamaSally Bowles and The Kit Kat Girls
Mein HerrSally Bowles and The Kit Kat Girls
Perfectly MarvelousClifford Bradshaw and Sally Bowles
Two LadiesMaster of Ceremonies, Lulu (Kit Kat Girl) and Bobby (Kit Kat Boy)
It Couldn't Please Me MoreFraulein Schneider and Herr Schultz
Tomorrow Belongs to MeMaster of Ceremonies
Maybe This TimeSally Bowles
MoneyMaster of Ceremonies and The Kit Kat Girls
MarriedFraulein Schneider, Herr Schultz and Fritzie (Kit Kat Girl)
Tomorrow Belongs to Me (Reprise) Fraulein Kost, Ernst Ludwig and Company
ACT 2 Sung By
Kick LineThe Kit Kat Klub
Married (Reprise) Herr Schultz
If You Could See HerMaster of Ceremonies and Frenchie (Kit Kat Girl)
What Would You Do?Fraulein Schneider
I Don't Care MuchMaster of Ceremonies
CabaretSally Bowles
FinaleCompany

Replacement/Transfer Info


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


Kit Kat Klub

(3/19/1998 - 11/8/1998)

Cast

Blair Brown
Fraulein Schneider (Aug 20, 1998 - May 2, 1999)
Victoria Lecta Cave
Lulu
Kit Kat Girl
(Jun 1998 - May 2000)
Richard Costa
Hans
Kit Kat Boy
(Sep 1998 - Nov 8, 1998)
Rudy (Sep 1998 - Nov 8, 1998)
Jennifer Jason Leigh
Sally Bowles (Aug 4, 1998 - Feb 28, 1999)
Christina Pawl
Gorilla
Scott Robertson
Herr Schultz
Robert Sella
Master of Ceremonies (Sep 15, 1998 - Nov 22, 1998)

Swing: Manoel Felciano, Susan Taylor.

Studio 54

(11/12/1998 - 1/4/2004)

Theatre Manager: Matthew Mundinger; House Manager: LaConya Robinson.

Produced in association with Anita Waxman, Elizabeth Williams.

Associate Director: Jennifer Uphoff Gray, B.T. McNicholl.

General Manager: Sydney Davolos; Company Manager: Barbara Crompton(Dec 20, 2000 - Jul 25, 2001), Denys Baker; Executive Producer: Sydney Davolos.

Production Stage Manager: Richard Hester; Production Supervisor: Steve Beers; Production Stage Manager: Peter Wolf, Tom Bartlett; Assistant Stage Mgr: Jenny Dewar; Production Stage Manager: Michael J. Passaro.

Conducted by Maggie Torre; Associate Conductor: Jim Laev, John O'Neill.

Dance Captain: Jeff Siebert; Photographer: Joan Marcus; Press Representative: Joe Perrotta.

Cast

Vance Avery
Master of Ceremonies (Oct 1999 - Nov 28, 1999)
Master of Ceremonies (Jul 2000 - Aug 2000)
Master of Ceremonies (Oct 2000 - Oct 16, 2000)
Master of Ceremonies (Oct 15, 2001 - Oct 25, 2001)
Master of Ceremonies (May 26, 2003 - Jun 1, 2003)
Peter Benson
Ernst Ludwig (Jan 19, 2001 - Oct 27, 2003)
Polly Bergen
Fraulein Schneider (Mar 25, 2002 - Sep 8, 2002)
Tom Bosley
Herr Schultz (Dec 13, 2002 - Sep 21, 2003)
Blair Brown
Fraulein Schneider (Sep 22, 2003 - Jan 4, 2004)
Candy Buckley
Fraulein Kost (Jun 2000 - ?)
Fritzie
Kit Kat Girl
(Jun 2000 - ?)
Thomas Cannizzaro
Hans
Kit Kat Boy
Rudy
Victoria Clark
Fraulein Kost (May 4, 1999 - Jun 2000)
Fritzie
Kit Kat Girl
(May 4, 1999 - Jun 2000)
Richard Costa
Hans
Kit Kat Boy
(Nov 12, 1998 - ?)
Rudy (Nov 12, 1998 - ?)
Alma Cuervo
Fraulein Schneider (Feb 17, 2003 - Mar 6, 2003)
Fraulein Schneider (Sep 1, 2003 - Sep 21, 2003)
Alan Cumming
Master of Ceremonies (Nov 24, 1998 - Jun 6, 1999)
Michael Curry
Victor
Kit Kat Boy
(Aug 2000 - ?)
Susan Egan
Sally Bowles (Jun 17, 1999 - Jan 30, 2000)
Sally Bowles (Feb 22, 2000 - Jun 2, 2000)
Sally Bowles (Sep 1, 2003 - Sep 9, 2003)
Sally Bowles (Sep 19, 2003 - Oct 25, 2003)
Sally Bowles (Nov 2, 2003 - Jan 4, 2004)
Raúl Esparza
Master of Ceremonies (Oct 26, 2001 - Apr 28, 2002)
Master of Ceremonies (Sep 9, 2002 - Dec 31, 2002)
Alison Ewing
Lulu
Kit Kat Girl
(May 2000 - Dec 2000)
Katie Finneran
Sally Bowles (Nov 21, 2000 - Jan 18, 2001)
Joely Fisher
Sally Bowles (Jun 3, 2000 - Jul 30, 2000)
Boyd Gaines
Clifford Bradshaw (Mar 2, 1999 - Jul 27, 1999)
Gina Gershon
Sally Bowles (Jan 19, 2001 - Jun 17, 2001)
Sally Bowles (Oct 30, 2001 - Dec 2, 2001)
Deborah Gibson
Sally Bowles (Feb 21, 2003 - Jun 15, 2003)
Milena Govich
Lulu
Kit Kat Girl
(Dec 2000 - ?)
Sally Bowles (Dec 3, 2001 - Dec 17, 2001)
Matthew Greer
Clifford Bradshaw (Jan 19, 2001 - Apr 28, 2002)
Michael Hall
Master of Ceremonies (Jun 8, 1999 - Oct 1999)
Master of Ceremonies (Nov 30, 1999 - Jul 2000)
Master of Ceremonies (Aug 2000 - Oct 2000)
Neil Patrick Harris
Master of Ceremonies (Jan 3, 2003 - May 25, 2003)
Mariette Hartley
Fraulein Schneider (Mar 7, 2003 - Aug 31, 2003)
Michael Hayden
Clifford Bradshaw (Jul 30, 1999 - Jan 18, 2001)
Tamra Hayden
Texas
Kit Kat Girl
(Dec 1999 - Jun 2000)
Rick Holmes
Clifford Bradshaw (Apr 29, 2002 - Jan 4, 2004)
Melina Kanakaredes
Sally Bowles (Jun 27, 2003 - Aug 31, 2003)
Larry Keith
Herr Schultz (Apr 2001 - Jan 2002)
Dick Latessa
Herr Schultz (Nov 9, 1999 - Apr 2001)
Heather Laws
Rosie
Kit Kat Girl
(Mar 2000 - ?)
Sally Bowles (Jul 15, 2002 - Aug 5, 2002)
Sally Bowles (Jan 27, 2003 - Feb 20, 2003)
Sally Bowles (Sep 10, 2003 - Sep 18, 2003)
Jane Leeves
Sally Bowles (Apr 29, 2002 - Jul 14, 2002)
Hal Linden
Herr Schultz (Apr 29, 2002 - Aug 2002)
Laurence Luckinbill
Herr Schultz (May 4, 1999 - Nov 7, 1999)
Penny Ayn Maas
Fraulein Kost
Fritzie
Kit Kat Girl
Texas
Kit Kat Girl
(Jun 2000 - ?)
Liz McConahay
Fraulein Kost (? - Jan 4, 2004)
Fritzie
Kit Kat Girl
(? - Jan 4, 2004)
Mary McCormack
Sally Bowles (Mar 2, 1999 - Jun 6, 1999)
Matt McGrath
Master of Ceremonies (Oct 17, 2000 - Oct 13, 2001)
Martin Moran
Ernst Ludwig (Nov 9, 1999 - Jan 2001)
Ernst Ludwig (circa. 2002 - ?)
Ernst Ludwig (Oct 27, 2003 - Jan 4, 2004)
Adam Pascal
Master of Ceremonies (Oct 17, 2003 - Jan 4, 2004)
Molly Ringwald
Sally Bowles (Dec 18, 2001 - Apr 28, 2002)
Sally Bowles (Aug 6, 2002 - Jan 26, 2003)
Tony Roberts
Herr Schultz (Sep 22, 2003 - Jan 4, 2004)
Hal Robinson
Herr Schultz (? - Dec 12, 2002)
Linda Romoff
Sally Bowles (Jun 8, 1999 - Jun 15, 1999)
Frenchie
Kit Kat Girl
(Feb 2000 - Dec 2000)
Sally Bowles (Feb 1, 2000 - Feb 20, 2000)
Jon Secada
Master of Ceremonies (Jun 3, 2003 - Oct 12, 2003)
Laura Sheehy
Frenchie
Kit Kat Girl
Gorilla
Helga
Kit Kat Girl
(Aug 2000 - ?)
Carole Shelley
Fraulein Schneider (May 4, 1999 - Mar 24, 2002)
Fraulein Schneider (Sep 9, 2002 - Feb 16, 2003)
Brooke Shields
Sally Bowles (Jul 3, 2001 - Oct 28, 2001)
Kate Shindle
Sally Bowles (Jun 19, 2001 - Jul 1, 2001)
John Stamos
Master of Ceremonies (Apr 29, 2002 - Sep 8, 2002)
Michael Stuhlbarg
Ernst Ludwig (May 4, 1999 - Nov 7, 1999)
Jane Summerhays
Fraulein Kost (Mar 7, 2003 - ?)
Fritzie
Kit Kat Girl
(Mar 7, 2003 - ?)
Lea Thompson
Sally Bowles (Aug 1, 2000 - Nov 19, 2000)
Nicole Van Giesen
Broadway debut
Frenchie
Kit Kat Girl
(May 1999 - Feb 2000)
Maurice Villa-Lobos
Herman
Kit Kat Boy
Max
Amanda Watkins
Frenchie
Kit Kat Girl
(Dec 2000 - ?)
Katrina Yaukey
Sally Bowles (Oct 26, 2003 - Nov 1, 2003)

Swing: Michael Arnold, Lori Eure, David Finch Broadway debut, Erin Hill, Derek Isetti, Joshua Judge, Tom Judson, Penny Ayn Maas, Jeff Siebert, Stacey Sipowicz, Alyssa Stec, Maurice Villa-Lobos, Jennifer Werner Broadway debut, Katrina Yaukey Broadway debut.

Standby: Barbara Andres (Fraulein Schneider), Sal Mistretta (Herr Schultz), Maureen Moore (Fraulein Schneider), Scott Robertson (Herr Schultz), Hal Robinson (Herr Schultz), Gordon Stanley (Herr Schultz).

Understudy: Victoria Lecta Cave (Fraulein Kost), Michael Curry (Clifford Bradshaw), Alison Ewing (Sally Bowles), Milena Govich (Sally Bowles), Derek Isetti (Master of Ceremonies), Heather Laws (Fraulein Kost, Sally Bowles), Penny Ayn Maas (Fraulein Kost), Michael O'Donnell (Clifford Bradshaw, Master of Ceremonies), Leenya Rideout (Fraulein Kost), Maurice Villa-Lobos (Ernst Ludwig), Amanda Watkins (Sally Bowles), Katrina Yaukey (Sally Bowles).



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