The Elephant Man

Drama - Original

Booth Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: April 12, 1979
  • Opening Date: April 19, 1979
  • Closing Date: June 28, 1981
  • Previews: 8
  • Performances: 916

Playwright: Bernard Pomerance

Synopsis

The life of John Merrick, intensely disfigured by a rare disease, who was rescued from a life as a carnival freak by a kindly doctor and patronized by actresses and royalty, is dramatized by Bernard Pomerance.

 

Opening Night Cast

Philip Anglim John Merrick
Kevin Conway in The Elephant Man Kevin Conway Frederick Treves
Belgian Policeman
Carole Shelley in The Elephant Man Carole Shelley Mrs. Kendal
Pinhead
Richard Clarke in The Elephant Man Richard Clarke Carr Gomm
Conductor
Dennis Creaghan Orderly
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Bernard Pomerance Writer
  Jack Hofsiss Director
  David Jenkins Scenic Design
Julie Weiss Julie Weiss Costume Design
  Beverly Emmons Lighting Design
  Erskine-Shapiro Theatre Technology, Inc. Sound Consultant
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1979 Outstanding Actor in a Play Philip Anglim Winner
1979 Outstanding Actress in a Play Carole Shelley Nominee
1979 Outstanding Costume Design Julie Weiss Nominee
1979 Outstanding Director of a Play Jack Hofsiss Winner
1979 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play I. M. Hobson Nominee
1979 Outstanding Lighting Design Beverly Emmons Nominee
1979 Outstanding New Play Bernard Pomerance Winner

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1979 Best Play Bernard Pomerance Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1979 Outstanding Director of a Play Jack Hofsiss Winner
1979 Outstanding New Broadway Play   Winner
1979 Outstanding Performance Carole Shelley Winner
1979 Special Award Philip Anglim Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1979 Theatre World Award Philip Anglim Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1979 Actor in a Play Philip Anglim Nominee
1979 Actress in a Play Carole Shelley Winner
1979 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Julie Weiss Nominee
1979 Direction of a Play Jack Hofsiss Winner
1979 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Beverly Emmons Nominee
1979 Play Bernard Pomerance Winner
1979 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) David Jenkins Nominee
 
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