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Winter Garden Theatre , (10/07/1982 - 9/10/2000)
First Preview:Sep 23, 1982 Total Previews:13
Opening Date:Oct 07, 1982   
Closing Date:Sep 10, 2000 Total Performances:7485

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway

Production Staff [Collapse]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President); House Manager: Manuel L. Levine
Produced by Cameron Mackintosh, The Really Useful Theatre Company Ltd., David Geffen and The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Based on "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" by T.S. Eliot; Lyrics by T.S. Eliot; Additional lyrics for "Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats" and "Memory" by Trevor Nunn; Additional lyrics for "Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats" by Richard Stilgoe; Music orchestrated by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber; Production Musical Director: Stanley Lebowsky; Musical Director: Rene Wiegert and Sue Anderson; Assistant Musical Dir.: Keith Herrmann
Directed by Trevor Nunn; Associate Director: Gillian Lynne; Choreographed by Gillian Lynne; Assistant Choreographer: Jo-Anne Robinson
Scenic Design by John Napier; Costume Design by John Napier; Lighting Design by David Hersey; Sound Design by Martin Levan; Wig Design by Paul Huntley Productions, Inc.; Make-Up Design by Candace Carell; Lighting Design Assistant: Rick Belzer; Sound Design Assistant: Cynthia J. Hawkins; Assistant to Mr. Napier: Jonathan Arkin, Randy Drake, Peter David Gould, Wray Steven Graham, Beth Kunn and Patricia Woodbridge; Assistant Scenic Design: Raymond Huessy; Assistant Costume Design: Ann Emonts
Executive Producer: R. Tyler Gatchell, Jr. and Peter Neufeld; General Manager: Gatchell & Neufeld, Ltd.; Company Manager: James G. Mennen
Production Stage Manager: David Taylor; Stage Manager: Lani Sundsten; Assistant Stage Mgr: Sally J. Greenhut; Technical Supervisor: Theatrical Services, Inc.
Original Cast Album on Geffen Records and Tapes; Music Contractor: Mel Rodnon; Production Musical Supervisor: David Caddick; Associate Musical Supervisor: Kristen Blodgette
Casting: Johnson-Liff Associates; General Press Representative: The Fred Nathan Company, Inc.; Dance Captain: Bonnie Walker; Photographer: Martha Swope; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; "Cats" Trademark designed by Dewynters, Limited
Kenneth Ard Plato
Rumpus Cat
Betty Buckley Grizabella (Sep 23, 1982 - circa. Mar 1984)
René Ceballos Cassandra
Walter Charles Cats Chorus
René Clemente Coricopat
Wendy Edmead Demeter
Steven Gelfer Carbucketty
Harry Groener Munkustrap
Stephen Hanan Bustopher Jones
Robert Hoshour Tumblebrutus
Janet L. Hubert Tantomile
Reed Jones Skimbleshanks
Whitney Kershaw Sillabub
Donna King Bombalurina
Christine Langner Etcetera
Terrence V. Mann Rum Tum Tugger
Anna McNeely Jennyanydots
Héctor Jaime Mercado Alonzo
Cynthia Onrubia Victoria
Ken Page Old Deuteronomy
Susan Powers Cats Chorus
Carol Richards Cats Chorus
Joel Robertson Cats Chorus
Timothy Scott Mistoffelees
Herman W. Sebek Pouncival
Bonnie Simmons Jellylorum
Understudies: René Ceballos (Bombalurina), Walter Charles (Old Deuteronomy), René Clemente (Mistoffelees), Marlène Danielle (Bombalurina, Cassandra, Demeter, Tantomile), Diane Fratantoni (Cassandra, Etcetera, Griddlebone, Jellylorum, Rumpleteazer, Sillabub), Steven Gelfer (Asparagus, Bustopher Jones, Growltiger), Steven Hack (Carbucketty, Coricopat, Mungojerrie, Pouncival, Tumblebrutus), Janet L. Hubert (Demeter, Grizabella), Whitney Kershaw (Tantomile, Victoria), Christine Langner (Victoria), Héctor Jaime Mercado (Macavity, Plato, Rumpus Cat), Bob Morrisey (Alonzo, Munkustrap, Rum Tum Tugger, Skimbleshanks), Susan Powers (Jennyanydots) and Herman W. Sebek (Alonzo, Coricopat, Mungojerrie)
Tony Award®
winner 1983 Best Musical [winner]
Produced by Cameron Mackintosh, The Really Useful Theatre Company Ltd., David Geffen and The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
winner 1983 Best Book of a Musical [winner]
Based on "Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats" by T.S. Eliot
winner 1983 Best Original Score [winner]
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by T.S. Eliot
 1983 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Harry Groener
 1983 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Stephen Hanan
winner 1983 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [winner]
Betty Buckley
 1983 Best Scenic Design [nominee]
John Napier
winner 1983 Best Costume Design [winner]
John Napier
winner 1983 Best Lighting Design [winner]
David Hersey
 1983 Best Choreography [nominee]
Gillian Lynne
winner 1983 Best Direction of a Musical [winner]
Trevor Nunn
Drama Desk Award
 1983 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee]
Betty Buckley
 1983 Outstanding Lyrics [nominee]
Lyrics by T.S. Eliot
winner 1983 Outstanding Music [winner]
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
winner 1983 Outstanding Costume Design [winner]
John Napier
winner 1983 Outstanding Lighting Design [winner]
David Hersey
music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; lyrics by T.S. Eliot
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1Sung By
Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats
(lyrics by T.S. Eliot, Trevor Nunn and Richard Stilgoe)
The Company
The Naming of Cats The Company
Invitation to the Jellicle Ball Victoria, Mistoffelees and Munkustrap
The Old Gumbie Cat Jennyanydots, Munkustrap, Bombalurina, Jellylorum and Demeter
Rum Tum Tugger Rum Tum Tugger
Grizabella, the Glamour Cat Grizabella, Demeter and Bombalurina
Bustopher Jones Bustopher Jones, Jennyanydots, Jellylorum and Bombalurina
Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer
Old Deuteronomy Munkustrap, Rum Tum Tugger and Old Deuteronomy
"The Aweful Battle of the Pekes and Pollicles" together with "The Marching Song of the Pollicle Dogs Munkustrap and Rumpus Cat
The Jellicle Ball The Company
(lyrics by Trevor Nunn and T.S. Eliot)
ACT 2Sung By
The Moments of Happiness Old Deuteronomy and Sillabub
Gus: The Theatre Cat Jellylorum and Asparagus
Growltiger's Last Stand Growltiger, Griddlebone, The Crew and Genghis
Skimbleshanks Skimbleshanks
Macavity Demeter, Bombalurina, Alonzo, Macavity and Munkustrap
Mr. Mistoffolees Mistoffelees and Rum Tum Tugger
Memory (Reprise)
(lyrics by Trevor Nunn and T.S. Eliot)
Victoria and Grizabella
The Journey to the Heaviside Layer The Company
The Ad-Dressing of Cats Old Deuteronomy