Musical - Original

46th Street Theatre (March 16, 1969 - December 27, 1970)
St. James Theatre (December 28, 1970 - April 24, 1971)
Majestic Theatre (April 27, 1971 - April 27, 1972)
Data not verified
  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: March 16, 1969
  • Closing Date: February 13, 1972
  • Previews: 5
  • Performances: 1217

Lyrics: Sherman Edwards

Music: Sherman Edwards

Concept: Sherman Edwards

Book: Peter Stone

Opening Night Cast

William Daniels John Adams
Clifford David Edward Rutledge
Paul Hecht John Dickinson
Roy Poole Stephen Hopkins
Howard Da Silva Benjamin Franklin
Emory Bass James Wilson
Duane Bodin George Read
Betty Buckley in 1776 Betty Buckley Martha Jefferson
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Opening Night Production Credits

Peter Stone Peter Stone Book
  Sherman Edwards Music
  Sherman Edwards Lyrics
  Peter Hunt Director
  Onna White Musical Staging
  Jo Mielziner Scenic Design
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1969 Outstanding Book of a Musical Peter Stone Winner
1969 Outstanding Costume Design Patricia Zipprodt Winner

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1969 Best Musical Sherman Edwards
Peter Stone

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1969 Composer and Lyricist Sherman Edwards Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1969 Theatre World Award Ken Howard Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1969 Direction of a Musical Peter Hunt Winner
1969 Featured Actor in a Musical Ron Holgate Winner
1969 Featured Actress in a Musical Virginia Vestoff Nominee
1969 Musical Peter Stone
Sherman Edwards
1969 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Jo Mielziner Nominee
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