The Andersonville Trial

Play - Revival

Henry Miller's Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: December 29, 1959
  • Closing Date: June 1, 1960
  • Previews:
  • Performances: 179

Playwright: Saul Levitt


In this dramatization of a real-life trial, a superintendent of a Civil War prison where Union soldiers were badly treated is put on trial. It is suggested that he was responsible less for authorizing the conditions than for acting upon the orders of authorities.


Opening Night Cast

Herbert Berghof Henry Wirz
Albert Dekker Otis H. Baker
George C. Scott Lt. Col. N. P. Chipman
Robert Carroll Lt. Col. Handler
Robert Burr Lieutenant
Robert Gerringer Jasper Culver
Russell Hardie General Lew Wallace
Ian Keith Dr. John C. Bates
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Saul Levitt Playwright
  Henry Nemo Lyrics
  José Ferrer Director
  Will Steven Armstrong Scenic Design
  Will Steven Armstrong Lighting Design
  Irving Cooper General Manager
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Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1960 Actor in a Play George C. Scott Nominee
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