Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie?

Play - Original

Belasco Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: February 25, 1969
  • Closing Date: March 29, 1969
  • Previews: 19
  • Performances: 39

Playwright: Don Petersen


Juvenile drug addicts react to various attempts to rehabilitate them in detention, particularly those of a dedicated English teacher.


Opening Night Cast

Michael Brandon Prince
Bob Christian Deek
Laura Figueroa Marietta
Hal Holbrook in Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? Hal Holbrook Mr. Winters
Lauren Jones Linda
Catita Lord Rita
David Opatoshu Dr. Werner
Al Pacino in Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? Al Pacino Bickham
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Don Petersen Writer
  Michael Schultz Director
  Edward Burbridge Scenic Design
  David Toser Costume Design
  Thomas R. Skelton Lighting Design
Merle Debuskey Merle Debuskey Press Representative
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1969 Outstanding Director Michael Schultz Winner
1969 Outstanding Performance Al Pacino Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1969 Theatre World Award Al Pacino Winner
1969 Theatre World Award Lauren Jones Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1969 Direction of a Play Michael Schultz Nominee
1969 Featured Actor in a Play Al Pacino Winner
1969 Featured Actress in a Play Lauren Jones Nominee
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