The Happy Time

Musical - Original

Broadway Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: December 29, 1967
  • Opening Date: January 18, 1968
  • Closing Date: September 28, 1968
  • Previews: 23
  • Performances: 286

Music: John Kander

Lyrics: Fred Ebb

Book: N. Richard Nash


A magazine photographer remembers visiting his French-Canadian home and family, including an aging father and impressionable nephew, after years of travel, in this musical adaptation of the Robert L. Fontaine novel and Samuel Taylor play.


Opening Night Cast

Robert Goulet in The Happy Time Robert Goulet Jacques Bonnard
David Wayne Grandpere Bonnard
Jeanne Arnold Suzanne Bonnard
Charles Durning in The Happy Time Charles Durning Louis Bonnard
Julie Gregg Laurie Mannon
George S. Irving Philippe Bonnard
Michael Rupert in The Happy Time Michael Rupert Bibi Bonnard
Tammie Fillhart Sylvie
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Opening Night Production Credits

  N. Richard Nash Book
John Kander John Kander Music
Fred Ebb Fred Ebb Lyrics
Gower Champion Gower Champion Directed and filmed
Gower Champion Gower Champion Choreographer
  Peter Wexler Scenic Design
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Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1968 Theatre World Award Michael Rupert Winner
1968 Theatre World Award Julie Gregg Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1968 Actor in a Musical Robert Goulet Winner
1968 Actor in a Musical David Wayne Nominee
1968 Choreography Gower Champion Winner
1968 Composer and Lyricist John Kander
Fred Ebb
1968 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Freddy Wittop Nominee
1968 Direction of a Musical Gower Champion Winner
1968 Featured Actor in a Musical Michael Rupert Nominee
1968 Featured Actress in a Musical Julie Gregg Nominee
1968 Musical   Nominee
1968 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Peter Wexler Nominee
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