The King and I

Musical - Revival

Uris Theatre

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  • First Preview: April 12, 1977
  • Opening Date: May 2, 1977
  • Closing Date: December 30, 1978
  • Previews: 24
  • Performances: 695

Music: Richard Rodgers

Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II

Book: Oscar Hammerstein II


Welsh schoolteacher Anna Leonowens travels from England to Siam to serve as governess to the king's many children. Their clash of wills and the lessons they learn from each other are examined in this Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, based on Leonowens's account of her experiences.


Opening Night Cast

Mary Woo Ensemble
Yul Brynner in The King and I Yul Brynner The King of Siam
Constance Towers Anna Leonowens
Michael Kermoyan The Kralahome
Alan Amick Louis Leonowens
June Angela Narrator
Hye-Young Choi Lady Thiang
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Opening Night Production Credits

Oscar Hammerstein II Oscar Hammerstein II Book
Richard Rodgers Richard Rodgers Music
Oscar Hammerstein II Oscar Hammerstein II Lyrics
  Yuriko Director of Entire Production
Jerome Robbins Jerome Robbins Original choreography
  Peter Wolf Scenic Design
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1977 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Yul Brynner Nominee
1978 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Angela Lansbury Nominee
1977 Outstanding Musical   Nominee
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