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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 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; Assistant Co. Mgr: Nina Lannan
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; Musical Preparation Supervisor: Mathilde Pincus
Casting: Johnson-Liff Associates; General Press Representative: Fred Nathan & Associates; Dance Captain: Bonnie Walker; Photographer: Martha Swope; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; "Cats" Trademark designed by Dewynters, Limited; Associate Casting: Andrew M. Zerman
Kenneth ArdPlato
Rumpus Cat
Betty BuckleyGrizabella
(Sep 23, 1982 - Feb 29, 1984)
René CeballosCassandra
Walter CharlesCats Chorus
René ClementeCoricopat
Wendy EdmeadDemeter
Steven GelferCarbucketty
Harry GroenerMunkustrap
Stephen HananBustopher Jones
Robert HoshourTumblebrutus
Janet L. HubertTantomile
Reed JonesSkimbleshanks
Whitney KershawSillabub
Donna KingBombalurina
Christine LangnerEtcetera
Terrence V. MannRum Tum Tugger
Anna McNeelyJennyanydots
Héctor Jaime MercadoAlonzo
Cynthia OnrubiaVictoria
Ken PageOld Deuteronomy
Susan PowersCats Chorus
Carol RichardsCats Chorus
Joel RobertsonCats Chorus
Timothy ScottMistoffelees
Herman W. SebekPouncival
Bonnie SimmonsJellylorum
Understudies: René Ceballos (Bombalurina), Walter Charles (Old Deuteronomy), René Clemente (Mistoffelees), Marlene 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 1 Sung By
Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats
(lyrics by T.S. Eliot, Trevor Nunn and Richard Stilgoe)
The Company
The Naming of CatsThe Company
Invitation to the Jellicle BallVictoria, Mistoffelees and Munkustrap
The Old Gumbie CatJennyanydots, Munkustrap, Bombalurina, Jellylorum and Demeter
Rum Tum TuggerRum Tum Tugger
Grizabella, the Glamour CatGrizabella, Demeter and Bombalurina
Bustopher JonesBustopher Jones, Jennyanydots, Jellylorum and Bombalurina
Mungojerrie and RumpleteazerMungojerrie and Rumpleteazer
Old DeuteronomyMunkustrap, Rum Tum Tugger and Old Deuteronomy
"The Aweful Battle of the Pekes and Pollicles" together with "The Marching Song of the Pollicle DogsMunkustrap and Rumpus Cat
The Jellicle BallThe Company
(lyrics by Trevor Nunn and T.S. Eliot)
ACT 2 Sung By
The Moments of HappinessOld Deuteronomy and Sillabub
Gus: The Theatre CatJellylorum and Asparagus
Growltiger's Last StandGrowltiger, Griddlebone, The Crew and Genghis
MacavityDemeter, Bombalurina, Alonzo, Macavity and Munkustrap
Mr. MistoffoleesMistoffelees and Rum Tum Tugger
Memory (Reprise)
(lyrics by Trevor Nunn and T.S. Eliot)
Victoria and Grizabella
The Journey to the Heaviside LayerThe Company
The Ad-Dressing of CatsOld Deuteronomy