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The Most Happy Fella   

 
Booth Theatre, (2/13/1992 - 8/30/1992)
First Preview: Jan 24, 1992 Total Previews: 23
Opening Date: Feb 13, 1992    
Closing Date: Aug 30, 1992 Total Performances: 229

Category: Musical, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Description: A musical in three acts
Setting: San Francisco; Napa, California; and Tony's home and barn. 1927.



Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Produced by The Goodspeed Opera House (Michael P. Price, Executive Producer), Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre (Gordon Davidson, Artistic/Producing Director), Lincoln Center Theater (André Bishop: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer), The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President), Japan Satellite Broadcasting, Inc. and Stagevision
Originally produced by The Goodspeed Opera House (Michael P. Price, Executive Producer)
Book by Frank Loesser; Music by Frank Loesser; Lyrics by Frank Loesser; Based on "They Knew What They Wanted" by Sidney Howard; Musical Director: Tim Stella; Duo piano arrangements by Robert Page
Choreographed by Liza Gennaro; Entire production directed by Gerald Gutierrez
Scenic Design by John Lee Beatty; Costume Design by Jess Goldstein; Lighting Design by Craig Miller
LCT General Manager: Steven C. Callahan; Company Manager: Rheba Flegelman
LCT Production Manager: Jeff Hamlin; Production Stage Manager: Michael Brunner; Stage Manager: Kate Riddle
Duo piano arrangements under the supervision of Frank Loesser; Conducted by Tim Stella
Artistic Associate: Jo Sullivan; Production Associate: Sue Frost; Poster Art by James McMullan; Casting Director: Warren Pincus; LCT General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; Advertising: Russek Advertising
Cast
Sophie HaydenRosabella
Spiro MalasTony
Claudia CataniaMarie
Buddy CrutchfieldCiccio
Tad IngramThe Cashier
The Postman
The Doctor
Liz LarsenCleo
Mark LotitoPasquale
Bill NabelGiuseppe
Charles PistoneJoe
Scott WaaraHerman
John AllerAll the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Anne AllgoodAll the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Bill BadolatoMax
The Priest
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Molly BrownAll the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Kyle CraigAll the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Mary Helen FisherAll the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Bob FreschiClem
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Ramon GalindoAll the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
T. Doyle LeverettAll the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Ken NagyAll the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Gail PenningtonAll the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Ed RomanoffAl
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Jane SmulyanAll the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
John SorokaJake
All the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Laura StreetsAll the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Thomas TitoneAll the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Melanie VaughanAll the Neighbors and All the Neighbors' Neighbors
Swings: Robert Ashford and Keri Lee
Standby: Jack Dabdoub (Tony)
Understudies: John Aller (Ciccio, Pasquale), Anne Allgood (Rosabella), Molly Brown (Cleo), Bob Freschi (The Cashier, The Doctor, The Postman), T. Doyle Leverett (Al, Tony), Ed Romanoff (Joe), Jane Smulyan (Marie), John Soroka (Herman), Thomas Titone (Clem, Giuseppe, Jake) and Melanie Vaughan (Cleo)
Theatre World
winner 1992 Award [recipient] 
  Spiro Malas
Tony Award®
 1992 Best Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Sophie Hayden
winner 1992 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Scott Waara
 1992 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Liz Larsen
 1992 Best Revival [nominee] 
 Produced by The Goodspeed Opera House (Michael P. Price, Executive Producer) , Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre (Gordon Davidson, Artistic/Producing Director) , Lincoln Center Theater (André Bishop: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer) , The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President) and Japan Satellite Broadcasting, Inc.
Drama Desk Award
 1992 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Spiro Malas
 1992 Outstanding Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Sophie Hayden
winner 1992 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical [winner] 
  Scott Waara
 1992 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Liz Larsen
 1992 Outstanding Director of a Musical [nominee] 
 Entire production directed by Gerald Gutierrez
 1992 Outstanding Revival [nominee] 
 Produced by The Goodspeed Opera House (Michael P. Price, Executive Producer) , Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre (Gordon Davidson, Artistic/Producing Director) , Lincoln Center Theater (André Bishop: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer) , The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President) , Japan Satellite Broadcasting, Inc. and Stagevision
music by Frank Loesser; lyrics by Frank Loesser
ACT 1 Sung By
Ooh! My Feet!Cleo
I Know How It IsRosabella and Cleo
Seven Million CrumbsCleo
I Don't Know (The Letter)Rosabella
Maybe He's Kind of CrazyCleo
Somebody, SomewhereRosabella
The Most Happy FellaTony and Company
A Long Time AgoMarie and Tony
Standing on the CornerHerman, Jake, Clem and Al
Joey, Joey, JoeyJoe
Soon You Gonna Leave Me, JoeTony
RosabellaTony
AbbondanzaPasquale, Giuseppe and Jake
Plenty BambiniTony
SposalizioGiuseppe, Jake, Pasquale and Company
Special Delivery! (I Seen Her at the Station)The Postman
BenvenutaPasquale, Jake and Giuseppe
Aren't You Glad?Rosabella
No Home, No JobRosabella
Don't CryJoe
ACT 2 Sung By
Fresno Beauties / Cold and DeadEnsemble, Joe and Rosabella
Love and KindnessThe Doctor
Happy to Make Your AcquaintanceTony, Rosabella and Cleo
I Don't Like This DameMarie and Cleo
Big DHerman, Cleo and Ensemble
How Beautiful the DaysTony, Rosabella and Joe
Young PeopleMarie, Tony and Ensemble
Warm All OverRosabella
Old People GottaTony
I Like EverybodyHerman and Cleo
I Love Him / I Know How It IsRosabella and Cleo
Like a Woman Loves a ManRosabella and Tony
My Heart Is So Full of YouTony and Rosabella
HoedownTony, Rosabella and Ensemble
Mamma, MammaTony
Abbondanza (Reprise) Pasquale, Giuseppe and Ciccio
Goodbye, Darlin' / I Like Everybody (Reprise) Cleo and Herman
Song of a Summer NightThe Doctor and Ensemble
Please Let Me Tell YouRosabella
Tell Tony and Rosabella Goodbye for Me (Tony's Thoughts)Joe
She Gonna Come Home Wit' MeTony
Nobody's Ever Gonna Love YouMarie and Tony
I Made a FistCleo and Herman
FinaleTony, Rosabella and Ensemble