My Fair Lady

Musical - Original

Mark Hellinger Theatre (March 15, 1956 - February 24, 1962)
Broadhurst Theatre (February 28, 1962 - April 14, 1962)
Broadway Theatre (April 18, 1962 - September 29, 1962)
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  • Opening Date: March 15, 1956
  • Closing Date: September 29, 1962
  • Previews: 0
  • Performances: 2717

Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner

Book: Alan Jay Lerner

Music: Frederick Loewe


An English professor of phonetics makes a bet that he can transform a Cockney flower girl into a lady, in Lerner and Loewe's musical adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion.


Opening Night Cast

Julie Andrews in My Fair Lady Julie Andrews Eliza Doolittle
Rex Harrison in My Fair Lady Rex Harrison Henry Higgins
Robert Coote Colonel Pickering
Stanley Holloway Alfred P. Doolittle
Cathleen Nesbitt Mrs. Higgins
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Opening Night Production Credits

Alan Jay  Lerner Alan Jay Lerner Book
  Frederick Loewe Music
Alan Jay  Lerner Alan Jay Lerner Lyrics
Moss Hart Moss Hart Director
  Hanya Holm Choreographer
  Cecil Beaton Costume Design
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New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1956 Best Musical Frederick Loewe
Alan Jay Lerner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1957 Outstanding Musical   Winner
1956 Outstanding Musical   Winner
1962 Special Award Margaret Moser Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1956 Theatre World Award John Michael King Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1957 Actor in a Musical Rex Harrison Winner
1957 Actress in a Musical Julie Andrews Nominee
1957 Choreography Hanya Holm Nominee
1957 Conductor and Musical Director Franz Allers Winner
1957 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Cecil Beaton Winner
1957 Direction (pre-1960) Moss Hart Winner
1957 Featured Actor in a Musical Stanley Holloway Nominee
1957 Featured Actor in a Musical Robert Coote Nominee
1957 Musical Alan Jay Lerner
Frederick Loewe
1957 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Oliver Smith Winner
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