Sleepy Hollow

Musical - Original

St. James Theatre

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  • Opening Date: June 3, 1948
  • Closing Date: June 12, 1948
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  • Performances: 12

Lyrics: Miriam Battista, Russell Maloney

Book: Miriam Battista, Russell Maloney

Music: George Lessner


A plain-looking schoolmaster is spurned by the local beauty and meets his fate against the terrifying Headless Horseman in a small, colonial-era New York town, in this musical adaptation of Washington Irving's story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow."


Opening Night Cast

Dorothy Bird The Lady from New Haven
Walter Butterworth Willie Van Twiller
Ray Drakeley Balt
Ann Dunbar Jenny
Morley Evans Mr. Van Ripper
William Ferguson Ike
Peggy Ferris Lena
Ken Foley Mr. Van Hooten
See Full Opening Night Cast

Opening Night Production Credits

  Russell Maloney Book
  Miriam Battista Book
  George Lessner Music
  Russell Maloney Lyrics
  Miriam Battista Lyrics
  John O'Shaughnessy Director
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Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1949 Theatre World Award Mary McCarty Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1949 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Jo Mielziner Winner
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