Musical - Original

Winter Garden Theatre (May 24, 1966 - October 04, 1969)
Broadway Theatre (October 06, 1969 - January 03, 1970)
Data not verified
  • First Preview: May 18, 1966
  • Opening Date: May 24, 1966
  • Closing Date: January 3, 1970
  • Previews: 5
  • Performances: 1508

Lyrics: Jerry Herman

Music: Jerry Herman

Book: Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee


Roaring Twenties socialite Mame Dennis teaches her orphaned nephew the nature of free living and free thinking, attempting to keep him from the clutches of the uptight world of his late father's estate executor and, later, his fiancée.


Opening Night Cast

Angela Lansbury in Mame Angela Lansbury Mame Dennis
Bea Arthur in Mame Bea Arthur Vera Charles
Jane Connell Agnes Gooch
Frankie Michaels Patrick Dennis, age 10
Willard Waterman Dwight Babcock
John C. Becher Mr. Upson
Charles Braswell Beauregard Jackson Picket Burnside
George Coe M. Lindsay Woolsey
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Opening Night Production Credits

Jerome Lawrence Jerome Lawrence Book
  Robert E. Lee Book
Jerry Herman Jerry Herman Music
Jerry Herman Jerry Herman Lyrics
Gene Saks Gene Saks Director
  Onna White Choreographer
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Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1966 Outstanding Performance Bea Arthur Winner
1966 Outstanding Performance Angela Lansbury Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1967 Theatre World Award Sheila Smith Winner
1966 Theatre World Award Jerry Lanning Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1966 Actress in a Musical Angela Lansbury Winner
1966 Choreography Onna White Nominee
1966 Composer and Lyricist Jerry Herman Nominee
1966 Direction of a Musical Gene Saks Nominee
1966 Featured Actor in a Musical Frankie Michaels Winner
1966 Featured Actress in a Musical Bea Arthur Winner
1966 Musical   Nominee
1966 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) William and Jean Eckart Nominee
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