Sunrise at Campobello

Drama - Original

Cort Theatre

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  • First Preview:
  • Opening Date: January 30, 1958
  • Closing Date: May 30, 1959
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 556

Playwright: Dore Schary


Franklin Delano Roosevelt's struggle to return to political life after he was stricken with polio in 1921, with the help of his wife Eleanor and trusted adviser Louis Howe, is the subject of Dore Schary's play.


Opening Night Cast

Ralph Bellamy in Sunrise at Campobello Ralph Bellamy Franklin Delano Roosevelt
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Dore Schary Writer
  Vincent J. Donehue Director
  Ralph Alswang Scenic Design
  Virginia Volland Costume Design
  Ralph Alswang Lighting Design
  Peter Davis General Manager
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Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1958 Outstanding Actor in a Play Henry Jones Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1958 Actor in a Play Ralph Bellamy Winner
1958 Direction (pre-1960) Vincent J. Donehue Winner
1958 Featured Actor in a Play Henry Jones Winner
1958 Featured Actress in a Play Mary Fickett Nominee
1958 Play   Winner
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