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The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

 
Uris Theatre , (3/01/1979 - 6/29/1980)
First Preview:Feb 06, 1979 Total Previews:19
Opening Date:Mar 01, 1979   
Closing Date:Jun 29, 1980 Total Performances:557

Category: Musical, Thriller, Original, Broadway
Setting: The 19th Century. London. Fleet Street and environs.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization and Gerald Oestreicher
Produced by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson and Martin Richards; Produced in association with Dean Manos and Judy Manos; Associate Producer: Marc Howard
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by Hugh Wheeler; Based on a version of "Sweeney Todd" by Christopher Bond; Music orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick; Musical Director: Paul Gemignani
Directed by Harold Prince; Dance and movement by Larry Fuller
Scenic Design by Eugene Lee; Costume Design by Franne Lee; Lighting Design by Ken Billington; Hair and Wig Design by Lyn Quiyou; Make-Up Design by Barbara Kelly; Sound Design by Jack Mann
General Manager: Gatchell & Neufeld, Ltd.; Company Manager: Drew Murphy; Management Associate: Douglas C. Baker
Production Stage Manager: Alan Hall; Stage Manager: Ruth E. Rinklin; Technical Director: Arthur Siccardi
Music published by Tommy Valando; Music Preparation: Mathilde Pincus and Al Miller
Assistant to Mr. Prince: Ruth Mitchell; Assistant to the Producers: Jerry Sirchia and Sam Crothers; Press Representative: Mary Bryant; Dance Captain: Duane Bodin; Casting: Joanna Merlin; Advertising: The Entertainment Group of J.W.T.
Cast
Len Cariou Sweeney Todd
Angela Lansbury Mrs. Lovett
Victor Garber Anthony Hope
Ken Jennings Tobias Ragg
Merle Louise Beggar Woman
Edmund Lyndeck Judge Turpin
Sarah Rice Johanna
Joaquin Romaguera Pirelli
Jack Eric Williams The Beadle
Duane Bodin Member of The Company
Walter Charles Member of The Company
Carole Doscher Member of The Company
Nancy Eaton Member of The Company
Mary-Pat Green Member of The Company
Cris Groenendaal Member of The Company
Skip Harris Member of The Company
Marthe Ihde Member of The Company
Betsy Joslyn Member of The Company
Nancy Killmer Member of The Company
Frank Kopyc Member of The Company
Spain Logue Member of The Company
Craig Lucas Member of The Company
Pamela McLernon Member of The Company
Duane Morris Member of The Company
Robert Ousley Jonas Fogg
Member of The Company
Richard Warren Pugh Member of The Company
Maggie Task Member of The Company
Swings: Robert Hendersen and Heather B. Withers
Understudies: Walter Charles (Sweeney Todd), Cris Groenendaal (Anthony Hope), Skip Harris (Tobias Ragg), Betsy Joslyn (Johanna), Frank Kopyc (Pirelli), Pamela McLernon (Beggar Woman), Robert Ousley (Judge Turpin), Richard Warren Pugh (The Beadle) and Maggie Task (Mrs. Lovett)
Tony Award®
winner 1979 Best Musical [winner]
Produced by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson and Martin Richards
winner 1979 Best Book of a Musical [winner]
Book by Hugh Wheeler
winner 1979 Best Original Score [winner]
Music by Stephen Sondheim; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
winner 1979 Best Actor in a Musical [winner]
Len Cariou
winner 1979 Best Actress in a Musical [winner]
Angela Lansbury
winner 1979 Best Scenic Design [winner]
Eugene Lee
winner 1979 Best Costume Design [winner]
Franne Lee
 1979 Best Lighting Design [nominee]
Ken Billington
winner 1979 Best Direction of a Musical [winner]
Harold Prince
Theatre World
nominee 1979 Award [recipient]
Ken Jennings
nominee 1979 Award [recipient]
Sarah Rice
Drama Desk Award
winner 1979 Outstanding Musical [winner]
Produced by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson and Martin Richards
winner 1979 Outstanding Book [winner]
Book by Hugh Wheeler
winner 1979 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [winner]
Len Cariou
winner 1979 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [winner]
Angela Lansbury
winner 1979 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [winner]
Ken Jennings
winner 1979 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [winner]
Merle Louise
 1979 Outstanding Choreography [nominee]
Larry Fuller
winner 1979 Outstanding Director of a Musical [winner]
Directed by Harold Prince
winner 1979 Outstanding Lyrics [winner]
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
winner 1979 Outstanding Music [winner]
Music by Stephen Sondheim
 1979 Outstanding Costume Design [nominee]
Franne Lee
 1979 Outstanding Lighting Design [nominee]
Ken Billington
 1979 Outstanding Set Design [nominee]
Scenic Design by Eugene Lee
ACT 1Sung By
The Ballad of Sweeney Todd Company
No Place Like London Anthony Hope, Sweeney Todd and Beggar Woman
The Barber and His Wife Sweeney Todd
The Worst Pies In London Mrs. Lovett
Poor Thing Mrs. Lovett
My Friends Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett
Green Finch and Linnet Bird Johanna
Ah, Miss Anthony Hope and Beggar Woman
Johanna Anthony Hope
Pirelli's Miracle Elixir Tobias Ragg, Sweeney Todd, Mrs. Lovett and Company
The Contest Pirelli
Wait Mrs. Lovett
Kiss Me Johanna and Anthony Hope
Ladies in Their Sensitivities The Beadle
Quartet Johanna, Anthony Hope, The Beadle and Judge Turpin
Pretty Women Sweeney Todd and Judge Turpin
Epiphany Sweeney Todd
A Little Priest Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett
ACT 2Sung By
God, That's Good! Tobias Ragg, Mrs. Lovett, Sweeney Todd, Beggar Woman and Customers
Johanna (Reprise)Anthony Hope, Sweeney Todd, Johanna and Beggar Woman
By the Sea Mrs. Lovett
Not While I'm Around Tobias Ragg and Mrs. Lovett
Parlour Songs The Beadle and Mrs. Lovett
City on Fire Lunatics, Johanna and Anthony Hope
Final Scene Anthony Hope, Beggar Woman, Sweeney Todd, Judge Turpin, Mrs. Lovett, Johanna and Tobias Ragg
The Ballad of Sweeney Todd (Reprise)Company