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The following people are credited as replacements or additions if they were not credited on opening night.

Once Upon a Mattress
Phoenix Theatre, 189 Second Ave at 12th St., New York, NY
Alvin Theatre, 250 W. 52nd St., New York, NY
Winter Garden Theatre, 1634 Broadway (At W. 50th St.), New York, NY
Cort Theatre, 138 W. 48th St., New York, NY
St. James Theatre, 246 W. 44th St., New York, NY

Phoenix Theatre (5/11/1959 - )
Musical Director: Art Wagner.

Assistant Press Representative: Eugene Secunda.


Joseph Carow Sir Joseph  
Patti Karr Lady Rowena  
Will Lee The King Sextimus  
Jean Mattox Lady Dora  
Marjorie Pragon Lady Mabelle  
 Lady Merrill  
Dan Resin Sir Harry
Knight of the Herald 
Casper Roos Lord Casper  
Anthony Rossi Sir Anthony  
Jack Schwartz Sir Steven  

Understudies: Luce Ennis (The Queen Aggravain), Patti Karr (Princess Winnifred), Casper Roos (Sir Harry), Anthony Rossi (Minstrel), Jack Sydow (The King Sextimus, Wizard).

Alvin Theatre (11/25/1959 - 2/22/1960)
Musical Director: Hal Hastings.

Company Manager: Harry Essex.

Production Stage Manager: John Allen; Stage Manager: Jack Sydow.

Conducted by Don Plumby; Assistant Conductor: Jacques Rabiroff.

Press Representative: Robert Ganshaw; Dance Captain: David Neuman; Assistant Press Representative: Lawrence Witchel.


Anne Fielding Lady Merrill  
Dorothy Frank Lady Beatrice  
Stuart Hodes Sir Luce  
Peter Holmes Sir Nicholas  
Gene Kelton Lord Howard  
Cheryl Kilgren Princess Number Twelve  
Jerane Michel Lady Jerane  
Tom Mixon Sir Studley  
Jerry Newby Jester  
Paul Richards Sir Paul  
Gina Viglione The Nightingale of Samarkand
a royal pet 
Ellie Zalon Lady Lucille  

Understudies: Anne Fielding (Lady Larken), Stuart Hodes (Jester), Patti Karr (The Queen Aggravain), Paul Richards (Minstrel), Gina Viglione (The Queen Aggravain).

Winter Garden Theatre (2/24/1960 - 4/23/1960)
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization.

Cort Theatre (4/25/1960 - 5/7/1960)
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Shubert Organization.

St. James Theatre (5/9/1960 - 7/2/1960)
Theatre Owned / Operated by Jujamcyn Theaters (Samuel H. Schwartz).


Dorothy Aull Lady Rowena  
Edmund Balin Sir Edmund  
John Baylis Sir Luce  
Ann B. Davis Princess Winnifred
Princess of Farfelot 
(circa. 1960 - ?) 
Stuart Hodes Sir Studley  
Beth Howland Lady Beth  
Carla Huston Lady Merrill  
Betty Linton Lady Elizabeth  

Understudies: Dorothy Aull (Princess Winnifred), John Baylis (Prince Dauntless), Carla Huston (Lady Larken).

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