Musical - Original

Broadhurst Theatre (November 23, 1959 - May 06, 1961)
Broadway Theatre (May 09, 1961 - October 28, 1961)
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  • Opening Date: November 23, 1959
  • Closing Date: October 28, 1961
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 796

Book: George Abbott, Jerome Weidman

Music: Jerry Bock

Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick


Fiorello LaGuardia's life, including his years as an anti-Tammany Hall political crusader, through World War I, and onto his election as mayor of New York City, is the subject of this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical by Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, George Abbott and Jerome Weidman.


Opening Night Cast

Tom Bosley Fiorello LaGuardia
Howard Da Silva Ben Marino
Mark Dawson Floyd
Nathaniel Frey Morris
Ellen Hanley Thea
Pat Stanley Dora
Patricia Wilson Marie
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Jerome Weidman Book
George Abbott George Abbott Book
Jerry Bock Jerry Bock Music
Sheldon Harnick Sheldon Harnick Lyrics
George Abbott George Abbott Director
Peter Gennaro Peter Gennaro Choreographer
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New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1960 Best Musical Jerry Bock
Sheldon Harnick
George Abbott
Jerome Weidman

Pulitzer Prize

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1960 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Jerome Weidman
George Abbott
Jerry Bock
Sheldon Harnick

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1960 Choreography Peter Gennaro Nominee
1960 Conductor and Musical Director Harold Hastings Nominee
1960 Direction of a Musical George Abbott Winner
1960 Featured Actor in a Musical Howard Da Silva Nominee
1960 Featured Actor in a Musical Tom Bosley Winner
1960 Musical   Winner
1960 Scenic Design of a Musical William and Jean Eckart Nominee
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