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Lenny   

 
Brooks Atkinson Theatre, (5/26/1971 - 6/24/1972)
First Preview: May 10, 1971 Total Previews: 16
Opening Date: May 26, 1971    
Closing Date: Jun 24, 1972 Total Performances: 453

Category: Play, Original, Broadway
Setting: Act I: 1951-1961. Act II: 1962-1966



Production Staff
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization; Brooks Atkinson General Manager: Elizabeth I. McCann
Produced by Jules Fisher, Marvin Worth, Michael Butler and L.B. Co.
Written by Julian Barry; Based on the life and works of Lenny Bruce; Incidental music by Tom O'Horgan
Directed by Tom O'Horgan
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher; Costume Design by Randy Barcelo; Assistant to Mr. Wagner: Robert Yodice; Assistant to Mr. Fisher: Marc B. Weiss; Assistant to Mr. Barcelo: Frank Marino
General Manager: James Walsh; Executive Producer: Ivor David Balding
Production Manager: Richard Scanga; Production Stage Manager: Galen McKinley; Stage Manager: Marker Bloomst
General Press Representative: Gifford / Wallace, Inc.; Production Assistant: Robyn Watson and Richard Pinter; Advertising: Fred Golden and Blaine-Thompson; Assistant to Mr. O'Horgan: Harvey Milk
Cast
Cliff GormanLenny Bruce
Joe SilverJudges
Sherman Hart
General
Vampire Priest
Plainclothesman
Mr. Wollenstein
Photographer
Johnny ArmenArty
Igor
Hitler
Southern Gentleman
Photographer
Marker BloomstJuan
Primitive Drummer
Snoopy
Cop
Vaughn De ForestTrumpet
Sailor
Nod Out
Jeannette ErteltMema
Stripper
Lucille
Sister Theophane
R.C. Lady
Matron
Southern Lady
Ernie FurtadoBass
"Life" Reporter
Cop
John GordonTrombone
Nod Out
Jane HouseRusty
Paul LieberErnie
Kiki
Student
Interviewer
Warren MeyersPiano
D.A.
Old Leper
Lenny's Lawyer
Eichman
Ron OdrichReeds
Sailor
Nod Out
Jody OliverPrimitive Daughter
Girl in Wheel Chair
Little Girl at Pool
Melody SantangeloStripper
Singer
Mrs. Hart
Secretary
Girl Without I.D. Card
Bill SmithDrums
Cop
Robert WeilClubowner
Primitive Father
Lenny's Father
Ike
Blah, blah Judge
D.A.
Photographer
James WigfallCop
Witch Doctor
Chinese Waiter
Sophie Tucker
Bishop
Erica YohnSally
Primitive Daughter
Gypsy Woman
Phone Operator
Understudies: Johnny Armen (Lenny Bruce), Jeannette Ertelt (Girl Without I.D. Card, Gypsy Woman, Mrs. Hart, Phone Operator, Primitve Mother, Sally, Secretary, Singer, Stripper), Paul Lieber (Arty, Hitler, Igor, Photographer, Southern Gentleman), Warren Meyers (Bishop, Blah, blah Judge, Chinese Waiter, Clubowner, Cop, D.A., Ike, Lenny's Father, Photographer, Primitive Father, Sophie Tucker, Witch Doctor), Melody Santangelo (Lucille, Matron, Mema, R.C. Lady, Rusty, Sister Theophane, Southern Lady, Stripper) and Robert Weil (General, Judges, Mr. Wollenstein, Photographer, Plainclothesman, Sherman Hart, Vampire Priest)
Tony Award®
winner 1972 Best Actor in Play [winner] 
  Cliff Gorman
 1972 Best Featured Actor in a Play [nominee] 
  Joe Silver
Drama Desk Award
winner 1971 Outstanding Set Design [winner] 
 Scenic Design by Robin Wagner
winner 1971 Outstanding Performance [winner] 
 Performer: Cliff Gorman
winner 1971 Outstanding Director [winner] 
 Directed by Tom O'Horgan