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The Who's Tommy   

 
St. James Theatre, (4/22/1993 - 6/17/1995)
First Preview: Mar 29, 1993 Total Previews: 27
Opening Date: Apr 22, 1993    
Closing Date: Jun 17, 1995 Total Performances: 899

Category: Musical, Original, Broadway
Setting: 1941-1963. In and around London.



Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (James H. Binger: Chairman; Rocco Landesman: President; Paul Libin: Producing Director; Jack Viertel: Creative Director)
Produced by PACE Theatrical Group, Inc., Dodger Productions and Kardana Productions; Associate Producer: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Originally produced at the LaJolla Playhouse (Des McAnuff, Artistic Director)
Music by Pete Townshend; Lyrics by Pete Townshend; Book by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff; Additional music and lyrics by John Entwistle and Keith Moon; Music orchestrated by Steve Margoshes; Musical Director: Joseph Church; Featuring songs by Sonny Boy Williamson
Directed by Des McAnuff; Choreographed by Wayne Cilento
Scenic Design by John Arnone; Costume Design by David C. Woolard; Lighting Design by Chris Parry; Projection Design by Wendall K. Harrington; Sound Design by Steve Canyon Kennedy; Hair Design by David H. Lawrence; Associate Sound Design: Jon Weston; Associate Projection Design: Bo G. Eriksson; Projection Graphics: Eriksson Design, Inc.; Projection Production Coordinator: Sage Carter
Executive Producer: David, Strong, Warner, Inc., Scott Zeiger and Gary Gunas; General Manager: David, Strong, Warner, Inc.; Company Manager: Sandy Carlson
Production Stage Manager: Frank Hartenstein; Technical Supervisor: Gene O'Donovan and Neil A. Mazzella; Stage Manager: Karen Armstrong
Musical Supervisor: Joseph Church; Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Conducted by Joseph Church; Associate Conductor: Jeanine Levenson; Music Preparation: Donald Oliver, Evan Morris and Chelsea Music Services, Inc.
Video Design by Batwin & Robin Productions, Inc.; Special Effects by Gregory Meeh; Flying Effects by Foy
Fight direction by Steve Rankin; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Casting (L.A.): Mary Margiotta and Brian Chavanne; Casting (NY): Hughes / Moss Casting; Dance Captain: Lisa Leguillou; Dialect Coach: Elizabeth Smith; Advertising: Serino Coyne, Inc.; Marketing Consultant: Margery Singer; Projection Photography: Peter Cunningham and Jock Pottle; Photographer: Joan Marcus and Marc Bryan-Brown
Cast
Michael ArnoldAllied Solder #2
Local Lad
Security Guard
Ensemble
Anthony BarrileCousin Kevin
Bill BuellMinister
Mr. Simpson
Ensemble
Maria CalabreseKevin's Mother
Local Lass
Ensemble
Michael Cerveris
Broadway Debut
Tommy
Tracy Nicole ChapmanLocal Lass
Ensemble
Paul DobieLocal Lad
Security Guard
Ensemble
Jonathan DokuchitzCaptain Walker
Tom FlynnJudge
Kevin's Father
News Vendor
D.J.
Ensemble
Cheryl FreemanThe Gypsy
Jody GelbMinister's Wife
Ensemble
Christian HoffLocal Lad
Security Guard
2nd Pinball Lad
Ensemble
Paul KandelUncle Ernie
Donnie KehrAllied Solder #1
Local Lad
Security Guard
1st Pinball Lad
Ensemble
Pam KlingerLocal Lass
Mrs. Simpson
Ensemble
Lisa LeguillouNurse
Local Lass
Ensemble
Norm Lewis
Broadway Debut
Specialist
Ensemble
Crysta Macalush
Tues, Wed eve, Fri, Sat eve
Tommy, Age 4
Alternate
Michael McElroyOfficer #1
Local Lad
Security Guard
Hawker
Ensemble
Marcia MitzmanMrs. Walker
Lee MorganLover
Harmonica Player
Ensemble
Alice RipleyLocal Lass
Specialist's Assistant
Ensemble
Sherie ScottLocal Lass
Sally Simpson
Ensemble
Buddy SmithTommy, Age 10
Carly Jane Steinborn
Mon, Wed mat, Thurs, Sat mat
Tommy, Age 4
Alternate
Timothy WarmenOfficer #2
Local Lad
Security Guard
Ensemble
Swings: Victoria Lecta Cave, Romain Frugé, Todd Hunter and Tracey Langran
Understudies: Bill Buell (Uncle Ernie), Tracy Nicole Chapman (The Gypsy), Paul Dobie (Captain Walker), Tom Flynn (Uncle Ernie), Romain Frugé (Cousin Kevin, Tommy), Jody Gelb (Mrs. Walker), Todd Hunter (Captain Walker), Donnie Kehr (Cousin Kevin, Tommy), Pam Klinger (Mrs. Walker), Tracey Langran (The Gypsy), Alice Ripley (Mrs. Walker), Ari Vernon (Tommy, Age 10) and Timothy Warmen (Captain Walker)
Tony Award®
 1993 Best Musical [nominee] 
 Produced by PACE Theatrical Group, Inc. , Dodger Productions and Kardana Productions
 1993 Best Book of a Musical [nominee] 
 Book by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff
winner 1993 Best Original Score [winner] 
 Lyrics by Pete Townshend ;  Music by Pete Townshend
 1993 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Michael Cerveris
 1993 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Paul Kandel
 1993 Best Featured Actress in a Musical [nominee] 
  Marcia Mitzman
winner 1993 Best Scenic Design [winner] 
  John Arnone
 1993 Best Costume Design [nominee] 
  David C. Woolard
winner 1993 Best Lighting Design [winner] 
  Chris Parry
winner 1993 Best Choreography [winner] 
  Wayne Cilento
winner 1993 Best Direction of a Musical [winner] 
  Des McAnuff
Theatre World
winner 1993 Award [recipient] 
  Michael Cerveris
Drama Desk Award
 1993 Outstanding Musical [nominee] 
 Produced by PACE Theatrical Group, Inc. , Dodger Productions and Kardana Productions
winner 1993 Outstanding Choreography [winner] 
  Wayne Cilento
winner 1993 Outstanding Director of a Musical [winner] 
 Directed by Des McAnuff
winner 1993 Outstanding Orchestrations [winner] 
  Steve Margoshes
winner 1993 Outstanding Lighting Design [winner] 
  Chris Parry
winner 1993 Outstanding Sound Design [winner] 
 Sound Design by Steve Canyon Kennedy
winner 1993 Outstanding Set Design [winner] 
 Scenic Design by John Arnone ;  Projection Design by Wendall K. Harrington
music by Pete Townshend; lyrics by Pete Townshend
(Unless otherwise noted)

ACT 1 Sung By
Overture: 1941Company
Captain WalkerOfficers
It's a BoyNurses and Mrs. Walker
We've WonCaptain Walker and Allied Soldiers
Twenty-OneMrs. Walker, Lover and Captain Walker
Amazing JourneyTommy
Sparks
Amazing Journey (Reprise) Tommy
ChristmasCaptain Walker, Mrs. Walker, Minister, Minister's Wife and Ensemble
See Me, Feel MeTommy
Do You Think It's AlrightCaptain Walker and Mrs. Walker
Fiddle About
(music by John Entwistle; lyrics by John Entwistle)
Uncle Ernie and Ensemble
See Me, Feel Me (Reprise) Tommy
Cousin Kevin
(music by John Entwistle; lyrics by John Entwistle)
Cousin Kevin and Ensemble
SensationTommy and Ensemble
Sparks (Reprise)
Eyesight to the Blind
(music by Pete Townshend and Sonny Boy Williamson; lyrics by Pete Townshend and Sonny Boy Williamson)
Hawker, Harmonica Player and Ensemble
Acid QueenThe Gypsy
Pinball WizardLocal Lads, Cousin Kevin and Ensemble
ACT 2 Sung By
Underture (Entr'acte): 1960Ensemble
There's a DoctorCaptain Walker and Mrs. Walker
Go to the MirrorSpecialist, Specialist's Assistant, Captain Walker and Mrs. Walker
Listening to YouTommy, Tommy, Age 10 and Tommy, Age 4
Tommy Can You Hear MeLocal Lads
I Believe My Own EyesCaptain Walker and Mrs. Walker
Smash the MirrorMrs. Walker
I'm FreeTommy
Miracle CureNews Vendor and Local Lads
Sensation (Reprise) Tommy and Ensemble
I'm Free (Reprise) Tommy and Company
Pinball Wizard (Reprise) Tommy and Company
Tommy's Holiday Camp
(music by Keith Moon; lyrics by Keith Moon)
Uncle Ernie
Sally SimpsonCousin Kevin, Security Guards, Sally Simpson, Mr. Simpson and Mrs. Simpson
WelcomeTommy and Ensemble
Sally's QuestionSally Simpson
We're Not Going to Take ItTommy and Ensemble
See Me, Feel Me (Reprise) Tommy and Company
Listening to You (Reprise) Tommy and Company
FinaleTommy and Company