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Mr. President   

 
St. James Theatre , (10/20/1962 - 6/08/1963)
First Preview:Oct 17, 1962 Total Previews:4
Opening Date:Oct 20, 1962   
Closing Date:Jun 08, 1963 Total Performances:265

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Description: The story of a fictional U.S. president and his family; their last days in the White House; and retirement into civilian life.
Setting: The present. The White House, the President's plane, the Middle East, the Henderson home, and a fairground.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (Samuel H. Schwartz)
Produced by Leland Hayward
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse; Music by Irving Berlin; Lyrics by Irving Berlin; Musical Director: Jay Blackton; Dance arrangements by Jack Elliott; Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang; Musical Underscoring: Jay Blackton
Directed by Joshua Logan; Choreographed by Peter Gennaro
Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner; Costume Design by Theoni V. Aldredge; Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner; Hair Design by Ronald De Mann; Associate Designer: Richard Casler
General Manager: Herman Bernstein; Company Manager: Warren O'Hara
Production Stage Manager: Howard Whitfield; Stage Manager: Fred Hearn
Orchestra Supervisor: Sol Gusikoff; Copyist: Tom Brown
Press Representative: Richard Maney and Martin Shwartz; Dance Captain: Bob Bakanic
Cast
Nanette Fabray Nell Henderson
Robert Ryan President Stephen Decatur Henderson
David Brooks Manager
Governor Harmon Bardahl
Wisa D'Orso Princess Kyra
Charlotte Fairchild Tippy Taylor
a Secretary
Anita Gillette Leslie Henderson
Stanley Grover Charley Wayne
of the Secret Service
Jack Haskell Pat Gregory
of the Secret Service
John Cecil Holm Chester Kincaid
Jerry Strickler Larry Henderson
Jack Washburn Youssein Davair
John Aman Radio Operator
Singer
Don Atkinson Dancer
East Indian Marching Team
Performer in The Trip
Bob Bakanic Dancer
Japanese Beatnik
Performer in The Trip
Carlos Bas Abou
Dancer
Tahitian
Performer in The Trip
Elephant
Performer in The Trip
Lynn Bernay Dancer
East Indian Marching Team
Performer in The Trip
Warren J. Brown David Caldwell
Kellie Brytt Singer
Connie Burnett Dancer
Lord Krishna
Performer in The Trip
Sterling Clark Dancer
East Indian Marching Team
Performer in The Trip
Anthony Falco Ali Hassoud
Singer
Kabuki Lion
Performer in The Trip
La Verne French Dancer
South Sea Warrior
Performer in The Trip
Marian Haraldson Mrs. Lotta Pendleton
Singer
Carol Lee Jensen Betty Chandler
Singer
Louis Kosman Commentator
Dancer
Tahitian
Performer in The Trip
Elephant
Performer in The Trip
Bob LaCrosse Dancer
Baayork Lee Deborah Chakronin
Dancer
East Indian Marching Team Leader
Performer in The Trip
Lynn Gay Lorino Dancer
Tahitian
Performer in The Trip
Mary Louise Singer
Jack McMinn Arthur Blanchard
Commentator
Singer
Jack Metté Russian Soldier
Singer
Donna Monroe Singer
Anna Marie Moylan Dancer
Butterfly
Performer in The Trip
East Indian Marching Team
Performer in The Trip
Lispet Nelson Miss Barnes
Singer
Barbara Newman Dancer
Butterfly
Performer in The Trip
East Indian Marching Team
Performer in The Trip
Carl Nicholas Mr. Thomas
Deacon
Singer
Joan Petlak Dancer
Lowell Purvis Dancer
Kabuki Spider
Performer in The Trip
Jack Rains Walter O'Connor
a Secretary
Spieler
Singer
Lynn Ross Dancer
Japanese Beatnik
Performer in The Trip
Mari Shelton Dancer
Butterfly
Performer in The Trip
East Indian Marching Team
Performer in The Trip
Ruth Shepard Singer
Dan Siretta Workman
Dancer
East Indian Marching Team
Performer in The Trip
Van Stevens Colonel Wilson
President's Pilot
Singer
Beau Tilden George Perkins
Sergeant Stone
of the State Police
Arline Woods Dancer
East Indian Marching Team
Performer in The Trip
Maggie Worth Singer
Standbys: David Brooks (President Stephen Decatur Henderson) and Charlotte Fairchild (Nell Henderson)
Understudies: Don Atkinson (Larry Henderson), Lynn Bernay (Leslie Henderson), Warren J. Brown (Governor Harmon Bardahl, Manager, Sergeant Stone), Jack Metté (Youssein Davair), Lynn Ross (Princess Kyra), Van Stevens (Charley Wayne, Spieler), Beau Tilden (Chester Kincaid) and Maggie Worth (Tippy Taylor)
Tony Award®
 1963 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Nanette Fabray
 1963 Best Conductor and Musical Director [nominee]
Musical Director: Jay Blackton
winner 1963 Best Stage Technician [winner]
Solly Pernick
music by Irving Berlin; lyrics by Irving Berlin
ACT 1Sung By
Let's Go Back to the Waltz Nell Henderson and Ensemble
In Our Hide-Away Nell Henderson and Steve
The First Lady Nell Henderson
Meat and Potatoes Pat Gregory (of the Secret Service) and Charley Wayne (of the Secret Service)
I've Got to Be Around Pat Gregory (of the Secret Service)
The Secret Service Leslie Henderson
It Gets Lonely in the White House Steve
Is He the Only Man in the World? Nell Henderson and Leslie Henderson
They Love Me Nell Henderson
Pigtails and Freckles Pat Gregory (of the Secret Service) and Leslie Henderson
Don't Be Afraid of Romance Youssein Davair
Laugh It Up Nell Henderson, Steve, Leslie Henderson and Larry Henderson
Empty Pockets Filled with Love Pat Gregory (of the Secret Service) and Leslie Henderson
In Our Hide-Away (Reprise)Nell Henderson and Steve
ACT 2Sung By
Glad to Be Home Nell Henderson and Ensemble
Laugh It Up (Reprise)Nell Henderson and Steve
You Need a Hobby Nell Henderson and Steve
Don't Be Afraid of Romance (Reprise)Youssein Davair
The Washington Twist Leslie Henderson and Dancers
Pigtails and Freckles (Reprise)Pat Gregory (of the Secret Service)
The Only Dance I Know Princess Kyra
Meat and Potatoes (Reprise)Pat Gregory (of the Secret Service)
Is He the Only Man in the World? (Reprise)Leslie Henderson
I'm Gonna Get Him Nell Henderson and Leslie Henderson
This Is a Great Country Steve
Finale Entire Company