Neil Simon Theatre, (4/10/2011 - 9/04/2011)

First Preview: Mar 11, 2011
Opening Date: Apr 10, 2011
Closing Date: Sep 04, 2011
Total Previews: 32
Total Performances: 166

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman; James L. Nederlander: President)

Produced by Margo Lion, Hal Luftig, Stacey Mindich, Yasuhiro Kawana, Scott and Brian Zeilinger, The Rialto Group, The Araca Group, Michael Watt, Barbara and Buddy Freitag, Jay & Cindy Gutterman/Pittsburgh CLO, Elizabeth Williams, Johnny Roscoe Productions/Van Dean, Fakston Productions/Solshay Productions, Patty Baker/Richard Winkler, Nederlander Presentations, Inc. and Warren Trepp; Produced in association with Remmel T. Dickinson, Paula Herold/Kate Lear, Stephanie P. McClelland, Jamie deRoy, Barry Feirstein, Rainerio J. Reyes, Rodney Rigby, Loraine Boyle, Amuse Inc., Joseph & Matthew Deitch/Cathy Chernoff, Joan Stein/Jon Murray and The 5th Avenue Theatre; Associate Producer: Brian Smith and T. Rick Hayashi

World Premiere produced by The 5th Avenue Theatre (David Armstrong, Executive Producer and Artistic Director; Bernadine Griffin, Managing Director; Bill Berry, Producing Director)

Book by Terrence McNally; Music by Marc Shaiman; Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman; Based on the motion picture by DreamWorks; Musical Director: John McDaniel; Music orchestrated by Marc Shaiman and Larry Blank; Music arranged by Marc Shaiman

Directed by Jack O'Brien; Choreographed by Jerry Mitchell; Associate Director: Matt Lenz; Associate Choreographer: Joey Pizzi and Nick Kenkel

Scenic Design by David Rockwell; Costume Design by William Ivey Long; Lighting Design by Kenneth Posner; Sound Design by Steve Canyon Kennedy; Hair and Wig Design by Paul Huntley; Associate Scenic Design: Michael Todd Potter; Associate Costume Design: Martha Bromelmeier; Associate Lighting Design: Aaron Spivey; Associate Sound Design: Andrew Keister and Walter Trarbach; Associate Hair and Wig Design: Giovanna Calabretta and Edward J. Wilson

General Manager: The Charlotte Wilcox Company; Company Manager: James Lawson; Associate Gen. Mgr: Seth Marquette; Assistant Gen. Mgr: Regina Mancha

Production Stage Manager: Rolt Smith; Technical Supervisor: Chris "Smitty" Smith; Stage Manager: Andrea O. Saraffian

Conducted by John McDaniel; Associate Conductor: Lon Hoyt; Woodwinds: Todd Groves, Rick Heckman and Alden C. Banta; Trumpets: Dave Trigg and Trevor Neumann; Trombone: Alan Ferber; Guitar: Larry Saltzman; Bass: Vincent Fay; Drums: Clint de Ganon; Percussion: Joseph Passaro; Keyboards: Lon Hoyt and Jason Sherbundy; Keyboard/Guitar: Brian Koonin; Concert Master: Rick Dolan; Violin: Belinda Whitney; Cello: Clay Reude

Dance Captain: Nick Kenkel; Casting: Telsey + Company; Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Marketing: SPOTCo, Inc.; Press Representative: The Hartman Group; Photographer: Joan Marcus

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Opening Night Cast

Norbert Leo ButzAgent Carl Hanratty
Aaron TveitFrank Abagnale, Jr.
Tom WopatFrank Abagnale, Sr.
Kerry ButlerBrenda Strong
Joe CassidyAgent Branton
Ensemble
Rachel deBenedetPaula Abagnale
Linda HartCarol Strong
Timothy McCuen PiggeeAgent Cod
Ensemble
Brandon WardellAgent Dollar
Ensemble
Nick WymanRoger Strong
Alex EllisEnsemble
Jennifer FrankelEnsemble
Lisa GajdaEnsemble
Bob GaynorEnsemble
Kearran GiovanniEnsemble
Grasan KingsberryEnsemble
Michael X. MartinEnsemble
Aleks PevecEnsemble
Rachelle RakCheryl Ann
Ensemble
Joe Aaron ReidEnsemble
Angie SchworerEnsemble
Sabrina SloanEnsemble
Sarrah StrimelEnsemble
Charlie SuttonEnsemble
Katie WebberEnsemble
Candice Marie WoodsEnsemble

Swings: Sara Andreas, Will Erat, Nick Kenkel and Kristin Piro

Standby: Jay Armstrong Johnson (Frank Abagnale, Jr.)

Understudies: Joe Cassidy (Agent Carl Hanratty), Alex Ellis (Brenda Strong), Will Erat (Agent Carl Hanratty, Roger Strong), Jennifer Frankel (Carol Strong), Lisa Gajda (Carol Strong), Bob Gaynor (Frank Abagnale, Sr.), Michael X. Martin (Frank Abagnale, Sr., Roger Strong), Rachelle Rak (Paula Abagnale), Angie Schworer (Paula Abagnale), Brandon Wardell (Frank Abagnale, Jr.) and Katie Webber (Brenda Strong)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

 2011 Best Musical [nominee] 

Produced by Margo Lion, Hal Luftig, Stacey Mindich, Yasuhiro Kawana, Scott and Brian Zeilinger, The Rialto Group, The Araca Group, Michael Watt, Barbara and Buddy Freitag, Jay & Cindy Gutterman/Pittsburgh CLO, Elizabeth Williams, Johnny Roscoe Productions/Van Dean, Fakston Productions/Solshay Productions, Patty Baker/Richard Winkler, Nederlander Presentations, Inc. and Warren Trepp; Produced in association with Remmel T. Dickinson, Paula Herold/Kate Lear, Stephanie P. McClelland, Jamie deRoy, Barry Feirstein, Rainerio J. Reyes, Rodney Rigby, Loraine Boyle, Amuse Inc., Joseph & Matthew Deitch/Cathy Chernoff, Joan Stein/Jon Murray and The 5th Avenue Theatre

winner 2011 Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical [winner] 

Norbert Leo Butz

 2011 Best Orchestrations [nominee] 

Larry Blank

 2011 Best Orchestrations [nominee] 

Marc Shaiman

 2011 Best Sound Design of a Musical [nominee] 

Sound Design by Steve Canyon Kennedy

Drama Desk Award

winner 2011 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [winner] 

Norbert Leo Butz

 2011 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 

Tom Wopat

 2011 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 

Kerry Butler

 2011 Outstanding Orchestrations [nominee] 

Larry Blank

 2011 Outstanding Orchestrations [nominee] 

Marc Shaiman

 2011 Outstanding Lyrics [nominee] 

Lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman

 2011 Outstanding Music [nominee] 

Music by Marc Shaiman

Songs

music by Marc Shaiman; lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman

ACT 1 Sung By
Live in Living Color
(lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman)
Frank, Jr. and Company
The Pinstripes Are All That They SeeFrank, Sr., Frank, Jr. and Ladies
Someone Else's SkinFrank, Jr. and Company
Jet SetFrank Jr. and Company
Live in Living Color (Reprise)
(lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman)
Frank, Jr.
Don't Break the RulesHanratty and Company
The Pinstripes Are All That They See (Reprise) The Ladies
Butter Outta CreamFrank, Sr. and Frank, Jr.
The Man Inside the CluesHanratty
Christmas Is My Favorite Time of YearPartygoers
My Favorite Time of YearHanratty, Frank, Jr., Frank, Sr. and Paula
ACT 2 Sung By
Doctor's OrdersNurses
Live in Living Color (Reprise)
(lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman)
Frank, Jr.
Don't Be a StrangerPaula and Frank, Sr.
Little Boy, Be a ManFrank, Sr. and Hanratty
Seven WondersFrank, Jr. and Brenda
(Our) Family TreeCarol, Roger, Brenda, Frank, Jr. and Strong Family Singers
Fly, Fly AwayBrenda
Good-ByeFrank, Jr.
Strange But TrueFrank, Jr. and Hanratty
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