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My Fair Lady   

Mark Hellinger Theatre , (3/15/1956 - 2/24/1962)
Broadhurst Theatre , (2/28/1962 - 4/14/1962)
Broadway Theatre , (4/18/1962 - 9/29/1962)
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Opening Date:Mar 15, 1956   
Closing Date:Sep 29, 1962 Total Performances:2717

Category: Musical, Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: A musical in two acts
Setting: In and around London, 1912.

Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by Anthony Brady Farrell
Produced by Herman Levin
"Pygmalion" produced on the screen by Gabriel Pascal
Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Music by Frederick Loewe; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner; Adapted from "Pygmalion" by George Bernard Shaw; Music arranged by Robert Russell Bennett and Phil Lang; Dance arrangements by Trude Rittman; Musical Director: Franz Allers; Choral arrangements by Gino Smart
Directed by Moss Hart; Choreographed by Hanya Holm
Production Design by Oliver Smith; Costume Design by Cecil Beaton; Lighting Design by Feder; Hair Design by Ernest Adler; Wig Design by Ira Senz
General Manager: Philip Adler
Production Stage Manager: Samuel Liff; Stage Manager: Jerry Adler and Bernard Hart
Assistant Conductor: Harris Danziger; Dance Pianist: Freda Miller
Press Representative: Richard Maney, Peggy Phillips and Robert Hector; Press Assistant: Lila Glaser; Advertising: Lawrence Weiner; Dance Captain: Crandall Diehl
Julie Andrews Eliza Doolittle
Rex Harrison Henry Higgins (Mar 15, 1956 - Dec 23, 1957)
Robert Coote Colonel Pickering
Stanley Holloway Alfred P. Doolittle
Cathleen Nesbitt Mrs. Higgins
Estelle Aza Dancing Ensemble
Philippa Bevans Mrs. Pearce
Paul Brown Flunkey
Singing Ensemble
Thatcher Clarke Dancing Ensemble (circa. Sep 1956)
Melisande Congdon Singing Ensemble
Cathy Conklin Flower Girl
Dancing Ensemble
Margaret Cuddy Dancing Ensemble
Imelda De Martin Busker
Dancing Ensemble
Pat Diamond Dancing Ensemble
Crandall Diehl Dancing Ensemble
Gordon Dilworth Selsey Man
Lord Boxington
Pat Drylie Dancing Ensemble
David Evans Dancing Ensemble
Gordon Ewing Footman
Singing Ensemble
Lola Fisher Singing Ensemble
Rosemary Gaines Servant
Singing Ensemble
Maribel Hammer Queen of Transylvania
Singing Ensemble
Barbara Heath Dancing Ensemble
Christopher Hewett Bystander
Zoltan Karpathy
Carl Jeffrey Busker
Dancing Ensemble
Glenn Kezer Second Cockney
Singing Ensemble
John Michael King Freddy Eynsford-Hill
William Krach Footman
Singing Ensemble
Vera Lee Dancing Ensemble
Nancy Lynch Dancing Ensemble
Rod McLennan Another Bystander
James Morris Third Cockney
Singing Ensemble
Barton Mumaw Chauffeur
Dancing Ensemble
Gene Nettles Dancing Ensemble
Colleen O'Connor Servant
Singing Ensemble
Paul Olson Dancing Ensemble
Olive Reeves-Smith Mrs. Hopkins
Lady Boxington
Viola Roache Mrs. Eynsford-Hill
Joe Rocco Busker
Dancing Ensemble
Fernando Schaffenburg Dancing Ensemble
Muriel Shaw Servant
Singing Ensemble
Reid Shelton First Cockney
Singing Ensemble
Patti Spangler Singing Ensemble (circa. Sep 1956)
Herb Surface Fourth Cockney
Singing Ensemble
David Thomas Hoxton Man
Singing Ensemble
Gloria Van Dorpe Servant
Singing Ensemble
James White Dancing Ensemble
Judith Williams Mrs. Higgins' Maid
Dancing Ensemble
Understudies: Constance Brigham (Eliza Doolittle), Paul Brown (Jamie), Gordon Dilworth (Alfred P. Doolittle), Maribel Hammer (Mrs. Hopkins), Christopher Hewett (Henry Higgins), Glenn Kezer (Harry), Rod McLennan (Colonel Pickering), Olive Reeves-Smith (Mrs. Eynsford-Hill, Mrs. Pearce), Viola Roache (Mrs. Higgins), Reid Shelton (Freddy Eynsford-Hill) and David Thomas (Zoltan Karpathy)
Tony Award®
winner 1957 Best Musical [winner]
Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner; Music by Frederick Loewe; Produced by Herman Levin
winner 1957 Best Actor in a Musical [winner]
Rex Harrison
 1957 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Julie Andrews
 1957 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Robert Coote
 1957 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Stanley Holloway
winner 1957 Best Scenic Design [winner]
Oliver Smith
winner 1957 Best Costume Design [winner]
Cecil Beaton
 1957 Best Choreography [nominee]
Hanya Holm
winner 1957 Conductor and Musical Director [winner]
Musical Director: Franz Allers
winner 1957 Best Direction [winner]
Moss Hart
Theatre World
nominee 1956 Award [recipient]
John Michael King
music by Frederick Loewe; lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
ACT 1Sung By
Street Entertainers Buskers
Why Can't the English? Henry Higgins
Wouldn't It be Loverly? Eliza Doolittle and Cockneys
With a Little Bit of Luck Alfred P. Doolittle, Harry and Jamie
I'm an Ordinary Man Henry Higgins
With a Little Bit of Luck (Reprise)Alfred P. Doolittle and Ensemble
Just You Wait Eliza Doolittle
The Rain in Spain Henry Higgins, Eliza Doolittle and Colonel Pickering
I Could Have Danced All Night Eliza Doolittle, Mrs. Pearce and Maids
Ascot Gavotte Full Ensemble
On the Street Where You Live Freddy Eynsford-Hill
The Embassy Waltz Henry Higgins, Eliza Doolittle, Zoltan Karpathy and Full Ensemble
ACT 2Sung By
You Did It Henry Higgins, Colonel Pickering, Mrs. Pearce and The Servants
Just You Wait (Reprise)Eliza Doolittle
On the Street Where You Live (Reprise)Freddy Eynsford-Hill
Show Me Eliza Doolittle and Freddy Eynsford-Hill
Wouldn't It be Loverly? (Reprise)Eliza Doolittle and Cockneys
Get Me to the Church on Time Alfred P. Doolittle, Harry, Jamie and Ensemble
A Hymn to Him Henry Higgins
Without You Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins
I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face Henry Higgins