Hello, Dolly!

Musical - Original

St. James Theatre

  • First Preview: January 15, 1964
  • Opening Date: January 16, 1964
  • Closing Date: December 27, 1970
  • Previews: 2
  • Performances: 2844

Lyrics: Jerry Herman

Music: Jerry Herman

Book: Michael Stewart


A meddlesome matchmaker brings together the young clerk of a wealthy Yonkers merchant and his assistant with a widowed milliner and her assistant, while making sure she herself gets to marry the merchant, in Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart's musical adaptation of Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker.


Opening Night Cast

Carol Channing in Hello, Dolly! Carol Channing Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi
David Burns Horace Vandergelder
Charles Nelson Reilly in Hello, Dolly! Charles Nelson Reilly Cornelius Hackl
Eileen Brennan in Hello, Dolly! Eileen Brennan Irene Molloy
Sondra Lee Minnie Fay
Jerry Dodge Barnaby Tucker
Gordon Connell Judge
Igors Gavon Ambrose Kemper
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Opening Night Production Credits

Michael Stewart Michael Stewart Book
Jerry Herman Jerry Herman Music
Jerry Herman Jerry Herman Lyrics
Gower Champion Gower Champion Director
Gower Champion Gower Champion Choreographer
  Oliver Smith Scenic Design
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1970 Outstanding Performance Ethel Merman Winner

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1964 Best Musical Jerry Herman
Michael Stewart

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1968 Outstanding Performance Cab Calloway Winner
1968 Outstanding Performance Pearl Bailey Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1968 Theatre World Award Jack Crowder Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1964 Actress in a Musical Carol Channing Winner
1964 Author of a Musical Michael Stewart Winner
1964 Choreography Gower Champion Winner
1964 Composer and Lyricist Jerry Herman Winner
1964 Conductor and Musical Director Shepard Coleman Winner
1964 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Freddy Wittop Winner
1964 Direction of a Musical Gower Champion Winner
1964 Featured Actor in a Musical Charles Nelson Reilly Nominee
1964 Musical   Winner
1964 Producer of a Musical David Merrick Winner
1964 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Oliver Smith Winner
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