The Most Happy Fella

Musical - Revival

Majestic Theatre

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  • First Preview: September 20, 1979
  • Opening Date: October 11, 1979
  • Closing Date: November 25, 1979
  • Previews: 23
  • Performances: 53

Lyrics: Frank Loesser

Book: Frank Loesser

Music: Frank Loesser


A middle-aged Italian vineyard owner falls in love with a pretty waitress from afar, sends her the picture of his handsome foreman, and convinces her to move to his California vineyard and marry him, in Frank Loesser's musical adaptation of Sidney Howard's play They Knew What They Wanted.


Opening Night Cast

Giorgio Tozzi Tony
Steven Alex-Cole Neighbor
Lawrence Asher The Priest
Dean Badolato Neighbor
Frederick Burchinal Tony
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Opening Night Production Credits

Frank Loesser Frank Loesser Book
Frank Loesser Frank Loesser Music
Frank Loesser Frank Loesser Lyrics
Jack O'Brien Jack O'Brien Director
Graciela Daniele Graciela Daniele Choreographer
Douglas W. Schmidt Douglas W. Schmidt Scenic Design
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1980 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Giorgio Tozzi Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1980 Actor in a Musical Giorgio Tozzi Nominee
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