My One and Only

Musical - Original

St. James Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: March 31, 1983
  • Opening Date: May 1, 1983
  • Closing Date: March 3, 1985
  • Previews: 37
  • Performances: 767

Lyrics: Ira Gershwin

Music: George Gershwin

Book: Peter Stone, Timothy S. Mayer


In 1927, aviator Billy Buck Chandler falls for English swimmer Edythe Herbert, yearns to become the first American to make a nonstop trans-Atlantic flight to Paris, and sings and dances to classic George and Ira Gershwin tunes.


Opening Night Cast

Tommy Tune in My One and Only Tommy Tune Captain Billy Buck Chandler
Twiggy  in My One and Only Twiggy Edith Herbert
Roscoe Lee Browne Rt. Rev. J.D. Montgomery
Charles "Honi" Coles Mr. Magix
Denny Dillon in My One and Only Denny Dillon Mickey
Bruce McGill in My One and Only Bruce McGill Prince Nicolai Erraclyovitch Tchatchavadze
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Opening Night Production Credits

Peter Stone Peter Stone Book
  Timothy S. Mayer Book
George Gershwin George Gershwin Music
Ira Gershwin Ira Gershwin Lyrics
Tommy Tune Tommy Tune Staging
  Thommie Walsh Staging
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1982 - 1983

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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1983 Outstanding Actress in a Musical   Nominee
1983 Outstanding Choreography Tommy Tune Winner
1983 Outstanding Choreography Thommie Walsh
Tommy Tune
1983 Outstanding Costume Design Rita Ryack Nominee
1983 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Charles "Honi" Coles Winner
1983 Outstanding Musical   Nominee
1983 Outstanding Orchestrations Michael Gibson Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1984 Special Award   Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1983 Actor in a Musical Tommy Tune Winner
1983 Actress in a Musical Twiggy Nominee
1983 Book of a Musical Peter Stone
Timothy S. Mayer
1983 Choreography Tommy Tune
Thommie Walsh
1983 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Rita Ryack Nominee
1983 Direction of a Musical Tommy Tune
Thommie Walsh
1983 Featured Actor in a Musical Charles "Honi" Coles Winner
1983 Featured Actress in a Musical Denny Dillon Nominee
1983 Musical   Nominee
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