Zoot Suit

Play - Original

Winter Garden Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: March 10, 1979
  • Opening Date: March 25, 1979
  • Closing Date: April 29, 1979
  • Previews: 17
  • Performances: 41

Music: Daniel Valdez, Lalo Guerrero

Playwright: Luis Valdez


The Sleepy Lagoon murder case of 1942 and the Zoot Suit riots of 1943, both of which centered around anti-Chicano racism in Los Angeles, are dramatized in Luis Valdez's play.


Opening Night Cast

Charles Aidman George Shearer
Helena Andreyko Blondie
Raymond Barry Bailiff
Sergeant Smith
Darlene Bryan Little Blue
Julie Carmen Elena Torres
Miguel Delgado Rafas
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Luis Valdez Writer
  Daniel Valdez Music
  Lalo Guerrero Music
  Lalo Guerrero Lyrics
  Luis Valdez Director
Patricia Birch Patricia Birch Choreographic Sequences
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Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1979 Theatre World Award Edward James Olmos Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1979 Featured Actor in a Play Edward James Olmos Nominee
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