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My One And Only   
The New Gershwin Musical

 
St. James Theatre, (5/01/1983 - 3/03/1985)
First Preview: Mar 31, 1983 Total Previews: 37
Opening Date: May 01, 1983    
Closing Date: Mar 03, 1985 Total Performances: 767

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: 1927.



Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (under the direction of Richard G. Wolff, President)
Produced by Paramount Theatre Productions, Francine LeFrak, Kenneth-Mark Productions (Kenneth S. Greenblatt: President; Mark Schwartz: Executive Vice President), King Street Productions and Lewis Allen; Produced in association with Jujamcyn Theaters (under the direction of Richard G. Wolff, President); Produced by arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc.; Associate Producer: Jonathan Farkas
Music by George Gershwin; Lyrics by Ira Gershwin; Book by Peter Stone and Timothy S. Mayer; Dance arrangements by Wally Harper and Peter Larson; Music orchestrated by Michael Gibson; The score includes music from "Funny Face" with book by Fred Thompson and Paul Gerard Smith; Musical and vocal direction by Jack Lee
Staged by Tommy Tune and Thommie Walsh; Choreographed by Tommy Tune and Thommie Walsh; Associate Choreographer: Baayork Lee; Associate Director: Phillip Oesterman
Scenic Design by Adrianne Lobel; Costume Design by Rita Ryack; Lighting Design by Marcia Madeira; Sound Design by Otts Munderloh; Wig Design by Paul Huntley; Make-Up Design by Anthony Clavet; Projection Design by Wendall K. Harrington
General Manager: Joseph P. Harris Associates
Production Stage Manager: Peter Von Mayrhauser; Stage Manager: Robert Kellogg; Technical Supervisor: Arthur Siccardi
Musical concept by Wally Harper; Music Consultant: Michael Feinstein; The score includes music from "Funny Face" with music by George Gershwin; The score includes music from "Funny Face" with lyrics by Ira Gershwin; Music Contractor: Mel Rodnon; Music Preparation: Mathilde Pincus and Katharine Edmonds
Casting: Hughes / Moss Casting; General Press Representative: Jacksina and Freedman; Dance Captain: Niki Harris; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; Photographer: Kenn Duncan; Special material by Charles "Honi" Coles
For his generous support, the producers gratefully acknowledge Ira Gershwin; For her generous support, the producers gratefully acknowledge Lenore Gershwin
Cast
Tommy TuneCaptain Billy Buck Chandler
TwiggyEdith Herbert
Roscoe Lee BrowneRt. Rev. J.D. Montgomery
Charles "Honi" ColesMr. Magix
Denny DillonMickey
Bruce McGillPrince Nicolai Erraclyovitch Tchatchavadze
Achmed
Achmed
Adrian BaileyConductor
Dancing Gentleman
Ensemble
Will BlankenshipA Member of the Ritz Quartette
Bardell ConnerDancing Gentleman
Ensemble
Jill CookPrawn
Fish
Reporter
Ronald DennisNew Rhythm Boy
Dancing Gentleman
Ensemble
Stephanie EleyMinnow
Fish
Niki HarrisKipper
Fish
Susan HartleySturgeon
Fish
David JacksonNew Rhythm Boy
Dancing Gentleman
Ensemble
Alde Lewis, Jr.Dancing Gentleman
Ensemble
Bernard MannersDancing Gentleman
Ensemble
Carl NicholasA Member of the Ritz Quartette
Paul-David RichardsA Member of the Ritz Quartette
Policeman
Stage Doorman
Ken Leigh RogersNew Rhythm Boy
Mrs. O'Malley
Dancing Gentleman
Ensemble
Casper RoosA Member of the Ritz Quartette
Karen TamburrelliAnchovie
Fish
Nana VisitorFlounder
Fish
Swings: Merilee Magnuson and Melvin Washington
Standby: Jill Cook (Mickey), David Jackson (Mr. Magix), Leon Morenzie (Rt. Rev. J.D. Montgomery), Nana Visitor (Edith Herbert) and Ronald Young (Captain Billy Buck Chandler, Prince Nicolai Erraclyovitch Tchatchavadze)
Tony Award®
 1983 Best Musical [nominee] 
 Produced by Paramount Theatre Productions , Francine LeFrak and Kenneth-Mark Productions (Kenneth S. Greenblatt: President; Mark Schwartz: Executive Vice President)
 1983 Best Book of a Musical [nominee] 
 Book by Peter Stone and Timothy S. Mayer
winner 1983 Best Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Tommy Tune
 1983 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Twiggy
winner 1983 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Charles "Honi" Coles
 1983 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Denny Dillon
 1983 Best Costume Design [nominee] 
  Rita Ryack
winner 1983 Best Choreography [winner] 
  Tommy Tune
winner 1983 Best Choreography [winner] 
  Thommie Walsh
 1983 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 
  Tommy Tune
 1983 Best Direction of a Musical [nominee] 
  Thommie Walsh
Drama Desk Award
 1983 Outstanding Musical [nominee] 
 Produced by Paramount Theatre Productions , Francine LeFrak and Kenneth-Mark Productions (Kenneth S. Greenblatt: President; Mark Schwartz: Executive Vice President)
 1983 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Twiggy
winner 1983 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Charles "Honi" Coles
winner 1983 Outstanding Choreography [winner] 
  Tommy Tune
winner 1983 Outstanding Choreography [winner] 
  Thommie Walsh
winner 1983 Outstanding Orchestration [winner] 
  Michael Gibson
 1983 Outstanding Costume Design [nominee] 
  Rita Ryack
music by George Gershwin; lyrics by Ira Gershwin
ACT 1 Sung By
I Can't Be Bothered NowThe New Rhythm Boys, Captain Billy Buck Chandler, Edith Herbert, Prince Nikki, Mickey and Ensemble
Blah, Blah, BlahCaptain Billy Buck Chandler
Boy WantedEdith Herbert and Reporter
SoonCaptain Billy Buck Chandler
High Hat/Sweet and Low DownMr. Magix, Captain Billy Buck Chandler and The New Rhythm Boys & Ensemble
Blah, Blah, Blah (Reprise) Edith Herbert
Just Another RhumbaRt. Rev. J.D. Montgomery and Ensemble
He Loves and She LovesCaptain Billy Buck Chandler and Edith Herbert
He Loves and She Loves (Reprise) Ritz Quartet
I Can't Be Bothered Now (Reprise) The New Rhythm Boys
'S WonderfulCaptain Billy Buck Chandler and Edith Herbert
'S Wonderful (Reprise) Ritz Quartet
Strike Up the BandCaptain Billy Buck Chandler
ACT 2 Sung By
In The Swim Fish and Nikki
Nice Work If You Can Get ItEdith Herbert
My One And OnlyMr. Magix and Captain Billy Buck Chandler
Funny FaceMickey and Minnow (Fish)
My One And Only (Reprise) Captain Billy Buck Chandler
Kicking The Clouds Away Rt. Rev. J.D. Montgomery and Ensemble
How Long Has This Been Goin' On?Edith Herbert and Captain Billy Buck Chandler
Strike Up the Band (Reprise)Company