Vivian Beaumont Theatre, (4/16/2015 - 6/26/2016)

First Preview: Mar 12, 2015
Opening Date: Apr 16, 2015
Closing Date: Jun 26, 2016
Total Previews: 39
Total Performances: 499

Category: Musical, Comedy, Drama, Revival, Broadway
Setting: On the docks and in and around the Royal Palace in Bangkok. The 1860s.

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by Lincoln Center Theater (André Bishop: Producing Artistic Director; Adam Siegel: Managing Director; Hattie K. Jutagir, Executive Director of Development and Planning)

Produced by Lincoln Center Theater (André Bishop: Producing Artistic Director; Adam Siegel: Managing Director; Hattie K. Jutagir, Executive Director of Development and Planning); Produced in association with Ambassador Theatre Group; Mindich Chair Musical Theater Associate Producer: Ira Weitzman

Music by Richard Rodgers; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Book by Oscar Hammerstein II; Based on the novel "Anna and the King of Siam" by Margaret Landon; Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett; Musical Director: Ted Sperling; Dance arrangements by Trude Rittman; Incidental Music Arranged by Trude Rittman

Directed by Bartlett Sher; Choreographed by Christopher Gattelli; Based on the Original Choreography by Jerome Robbins; Associate Director: Tyne Rafaeli; Associate Choreographer: Greg Zane

Scenic Design by Michael Yeargan; Costume Design by Catherine Zuber; Lighting Design by Donald Holder; Sound Design by Scott Lehrer; Hair and Wig Design by Tom Watson; Make-Up Design by Jon Carter; Associate Scenic Design: Mikiko Suzuki MacAdams; Associate Lighting Design: Karen Spahn; Associate Sound Design: Alex Neumann; Associate Make-Up Design: Fiona Mifsud

General Manager: Jessica Niebanck; Company Manager: Matthew Markoff; Associate Gen. Mgr: Meghan Lantzy

Production Manager: Paul Smithyman; Production Stage Manager: Jennifer Rae Moore; Associate Prod. Mgr: Shaminda Amarakoon

Musical Coordinator: David Lai; Conducted by Ted Sperling; Associate Conductor: Andrew Resnick; Concert Master: Belinda Whitney; Violin: Lisa Matricardi, Karl Kawahara, Louise Owen, Matthew Lehmann and Rena Isbin; Viola: Liuh-Wen Ting and Debbie Shufelt-Dine; Cello: Peter Sachon and Charles duChateau; Bass: Lisa Stokes-Chin; Flute: Elizabeth Mann; Flute/Piccolo: Diva Goodfriend-Koven; Clarinet: Todd Palmer and Shari Hoffman; Clarinet/Bass Clarinet: Christopher Cullen; Oboe/English Horn: Keisuke Ikuma; Bassoon: Damian Primis; French Horn: Lawrence DiBello, Adam Krauthamer and Steven Sherts; Trumpet: John Chudoba, Jason Covey and Wayne duMaine; Trombone: Mark Patterson and Joël Vaïsse; Tuba: Morris Kainuma; Harp: Grace Paradise; Percussion: Daniel Haskins; Music Copying: Kaye-Houston Music

Casting: Telsey + Company and Abbie Brady-Dalton, CSA; LCT Director of Marketing: Linda Mason Ross; General Press Representative: Philip Rinaldi; Advertising: SPOTCo, Inc.; Marketing: SPOTCo, Inc.; Digital: SPOTCo, Inc.; Vocal & Dialect Coach: Deborah Hecht; Fight direction by Thomas Schall; Asian Movement Consultant: Jamie H. J. Guan; Dance Captain: Yuki Ozeki; Fight Captain: Brian Rivera; Photographer: Paul Kolnik; Video Services: Fresh Produce Productions; Videographer: Frank Basile

This production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I is dedicated to the memory of Mary Rodgers Guettel

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Opening Night Cast

Kelli O'HaraAnna Leonowens
(Mar 12, 2015 - Apr 17, 2016)
Ken Watanabe
Broadway debut
The King of Siam
(Mar 12, 2015 - Jul 12, 2015)
Edward Baker-DulySir Edward Ramsey
Jon Viktor CorpuzPrince Chulalongkorn
Murphy GuyerCaptain Orton
Jake LucasLouis Leonowens
(Mar 12, 2015 - Jan 17, 2016)
Ruthie Ann Miles
Broadway debut
Lady Thiang
Paul NakauchiThe Kralahome
Marc OkaPhra Alack
Propman
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Ashley ParkTuptim
Conrad Ricamora
Broadway debut
Lun Tha
Adriana BraganzaRoyal Child
Amaya BraganzaRoyal Child
LaMae CaparasUncle Thomas
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Royal Wife
Townsperson
Hsin-Ping ChangRoyal Wife
Townsperson
Archer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Andrew ChengA Guard
Monk
Townsperson
Guard
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Lynn Masako ChengRoyal Child
Olivia ChunRoyal Child
Ali EwoldtRoyal Wife
Townsperson
Royal Singer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Ethan Halford HolderFan Dancer
Royal Child
Cole HoribeAngel/George
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
A Guard
Monk
Townsperson
MaryAnn HuRoyal Wife
Townsperson
Royal Singer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
James IgnacioRoyal Child
Misa IwamaRoyal Wife
Townsperson
Royal Singer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Christie KimPrincess Ying Yaowalak
Royal Child
Kelvin Moon LohA Guard
Monk
Townsperson
Propman
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Sumie MaedaTopsy
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Royal Wife
Townsperson
Paul HeeSang MillerA Guard
Monk
Townsperson
Propman
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Rommel Pierre O'ChoaA Guard
Monk
Townsperson
Guard
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Kristen Faith OeiRoyal Wife
Townsperson
Royal Court Dancer
Archer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Autumn OgawaFan Dancer
Royal Wife
Townsperson
Dog
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Diane PhelanRoyal Wife
(Mar 12, 2015 - May 31, 2015)
Townsperson
(Mar 12, 2015 - May 31, 2015)
Royal Singer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
(Mar 12, 2015 - May 31, 2015)
William PoonRoyal Child
Brian RiveraA Guard
Monk
Townsperson
Propman
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Bennyroyce RoyonA Guard
Monk
Townsperson
Dog
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Lainie SakakuraRoyal Wife
Townsperson
Archer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Ann SandersRoyal Wife
Townsperson
Royal Singer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Ian SaraceniRoyal Child
(Mar 12, 2015 - Jul 19, 2015)
Atsuhisa ShinomiyaA Guard
Monk
Townsperson
Guard
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Michiko TakemasaLittle Eva
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Royal Wife
Townsperson
Kei TsuruharataniA Guard
Monk
Townsperson
Royal Court Dancer
Dog
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Christopher VoSimon of Legree
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
A Guard
Monk
Townsperson
Rocco WuRoyal Child
XiaoChuan XieEliza
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Royal Wife
Townsperson
Timothy YangRoyal Child

Swings: Aaron J. Albano, Billy Bustamante, Yuki Ozeki, Stephanie Jae Park and Sam Poon

Standby: Betsy Morgan (Anna Leonowens)

Understudies: Edward Baker-Duly (Captain Orton), Adriana Braganza (Princess Ying Yaowalak), LaMae Caparas (Eliza), Andrew Cheng (Angel/George, Phra Alack), Olivia Chun (Princess Ying Yaowalak), Ali Ewoldt (Tuptim), Murphy Guyer (Sir Edward Ramsey), Cole Horibe (Phra Alack), James Ignacio (Louis Leonowens), Misa Iwama (Lady Thiang), Kelvin Moon Loh (Lun Tha), Paul HeeSang Miller (Lun Tha), Paul Nakauchi (The King of Siam), Rommel Pierre O'Choa (Simon of Legree, Sir Edward Ramsey), Marc Oka (The Kralahome), Yuki Ozeki (Little Eva, Topsy, Uncle Thomas), Diane Phelan (Tuptim), Sam Poon (Louis Leonowens, Prince Chulalongkorn), Brian Rivera (Captain Orton, The King of Siam, The Kralahome), Ann Sanders (Anna Leonowens, Lady Thiang), Atsuhisa Shinomiya (Angel/George), Michiko Takemasa (Eliza), Kei Tsuruharatani (Simon of Legree) and Rocco Wu (Prince Chulalongkorn)

Awards and Nominations

Tony Award®

winner 2015 Best Revival of a Musical [winner] 

Produced by Lincoln Center Theater (André Bishop: Producing Artistic Director; Adam Siegel: Managing Director; Hattie K. Jutagir, Executive Director of Development and Planning); Produced in association with Ambassador Theatre Group

 2015 Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical [nominee] 

Ken Watanabe

winner 2015 Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical [winner] 

Kelli O'Hara

winner 2015 Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical [winner] 

Ruthie Ann Miles

 2015 Best Choreography [nominee] 

Christopher Gattelli

 2015 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 

Bartlett Sher

 2015 Best Scenic Design of a Musical [nominee] 

Michael Yeargan

winner 2015 Best Costume Design of a Musical [winner] 

Catherine Zuber

 2015 Best Lighting Design of a Musical [nominee] 

Donald Holder

Drama Desk Award

winner 2015 Outstanding Revival of a Musical or Revue [winner] 

Produced by Lincoln Center Theater (André Bishop: Producing Artistic Director; Adam Siegel: Managing Director; Hattie K. Jutagir, Executive Director of Development and Planning); Produced in association with Ambassador Theatre Group

 2015 Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical [nominee] 

Sound Design by Scott Lehrer

Songs

ACT 1 Sung By
I Whistle a Happy TuneAnna Leonowens and Louis Leonowens
My Lord and MasterTuptim
Hello, Young LoversAnna Leonowens
March of the Siamese ChildrenOrchestra
A PuzzlementThe King of Siam
The Royal Bangkok AcademyRoyal Children and Wives
Getting to Know YouAnna Leonowens, Royal Children and Wives
We Kiss in a ShadowLun Tha and Tuptim
A Puzzlement (Reprise) Prince Chulalongkorn and Louis Leonowens
Shall I Tell You What I Think of You?Anna Leonowens
Something WonderfulLady Thiang
ACT 2 Sung By
Western People FunnyLady Thiang and Royal Wives
I Have DreamedLun Tha and Tuptim
Hello, Young Lovers (Reprise) Anna Leonowens
The Small House of Uncle ThomasTuptim, Royal Singers and Dancers
Song of The KingAnna Leonowens and The King of Siam
Shall We DanceAnna Leonowens and The King of Siam
I Whistle a Happy Tune (Reprise) Anna Leonowens

Replacement/Transfer Info


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


Vivian Beaumont Theatre

(4/16/2015 - 6/26/2016)
Associate Prod. Mgr: Kevin Orzechowski.

Conducted by Andrew Resnick; Associate Conductor: Charles duChateau; Viola: Mark Holloway; Assistant Conductor: Keisuke Ikuma.

Assistant Dance Captain: Christopher Vo(Aug 11, 2015 - ?).

Cast

Alan Ariano
Phra Alack
Propman
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Korey Buecheler
Dog
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Fan Dancer
Royal Wife
Townsperson
Hana Colley
Broadway debut
Fan Dancer
Royal Child
Avery Oliver Espiritu
Royal Child
Bonale Fambrini
Royal Child
Aidan Fong
Royal Child
Lydia Gaston
Royal Singer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Royal Wife
Townsperson
Jim Kaplan
Royal Child (Jul 21, 2015 - ?)
Daniel Dae Kim
The King of Siam (May 3, 2016 - Jun 26, 2016)
Mindy Lai
Royal Wife
Topsy
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Townsperson
Analisa Leaming
Anna Leonowens (Apr 19, 2016 - May 1, 2016)
Hoon Lee
The King of Siam (Sep 29, 2015 - Mar 16, 2016)
Kasey Youme Lee
Royal Child
Q Lim
Royal Singer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
(Jun 2, 2015 - Jun 14, 2015)
Royal Wife (Jun 2, 2015 - Jun 14, 2015)
Townsperson (Jun 2, 2015 - Jun 14, 2015)
Royal Singer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
(Jun 23, 2015 - Jul 5, 2015)
Royal Singer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
(Jul 14, 2015 - ?)
Royal Wife (Jul 14, 2015 - ?)
Townsperson (Jul 14, 2015 - ?)
Jose Llana
The King of Siam (Jul 14, 2015 - Sep 27, 2015)
The King of Siam (Apr 19, 2016 - May 1, 2016)
Marin Mazzie
Anna Leonowens (May 3, 2016 - Jun 26, 2016)
Nobutaka Mochimaru
A Guard
Dog
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Monk
Townsperson
Koh Mochizuki
A Guard
Monk
Propman
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Townsperson
Arisa Odaka
Dog
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Fan Dancer
Royal Wife
Townsperson
Stephanie Jae Park
Archer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Royal Court Dancer
Royal Wife
Townsperson
Diane Phelan
Royal Singer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
(Jun 16, 2015 - ?)
Royal Wife (Jun 16, 2015 - ?)
Townsperson (Jun 16, 2015 - ?)
Emilio Ramos
A Guard
Monk
Townsperson
Dog
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
(Jul 7, 2015 - ?)
Kitana Rojanatavorn
Royal Child
Julius Sermonia
A Guard
Monk
Simon of Legree
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Townsperson
Atsuhisa Shinomiya
Royal Court Dancer (Jul 7, 2015 - ?)
Alicia Shumway
Royal Singer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Royal Wife
Townsperson
Rocco Sisto
Captain Orton
Emily Stillings
Archer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Broadway debutRoyal Wife
Townsperson
Nicky Torchia
Louis Leonowens (Jan 19, 2016 - Jun 26, 2016)
Kei Tsuruharatani
Angel/George
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
(Jul 7, 2015 - ?)
Ken Watanabe
The King of Siam (Mar 17, 2016 - Apr 17, 2016)
Erica Wong
Archer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Royal Court Dancer
Royal Wife
Townsperson
Kelli Youngman
Archer
"Small House of Uncle Thomas" Ballet
Broadway debutRoyal Wife
Townsperson




Standbys: Analisa Leaming (Anna Leonowens, Anna Leonowens).

Understudies: Aaron J. Albano (Simon of Legree), Alan Ariano (The Kralahome), Korey Buecheler (Little Eva, Topsy, Uncle Thomas), Billy Bustamante (Lun Tha), Bonale Fambrini (Louis Leonowens, Prince Chulalongkorn), MaryAnn Hu (Lady Thiang), Q Lim (Tuptim), Kelvin Moon Loh (Phra Alack), Tony Marin (Prince Chulalongkorn), Arisa Odaka (Little Eva, Topsy, Uncle Thomas), Autumn Ogawa (Little Eva, Topsy, Uncle Thomas), Yuki Ozeki (Eliza), Bobby Pestka (Phra Alack), Diane Phelan (Tuptim), Ann Sanders (Lady Thiang), Julius Sermonia (Lun Tha), Alicia Shumway (Tuptim), Rocco Sisto (Sir Edward Ramsey), Christopher Vo (Angel/George, Simon of Legree), Minami Yusui (Little Eva, Topsy, Uncle Thomas).


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