Musical - Original

Majestic Theatre

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  • First Preview: December 1, 1960
  • Opening Date: December 3, 1960
  • Closing Date: January 5, 1963
  • Previews: 2
  • Performances: 873

Lyrics: Alan Jay Lerner

Book: Alan Jay Lerner

Music: Frederick Loewe


King Arthur founds the kingdom of Camelot and the Knights of the Round Table, who fight for justice and right, only to see his ideal crumble when his wife Guenevere falls in love with his favorite knight, Sir Lancelot.


Opening Night Cast

Julie Andrews in Camelot Julie Andrews Guenevere
Richard Burton in Camelot Richard Burton Arthur
Robert Coote King Pellinore
John Cullum in Camelot John Cullum Sir Dinadan
M'el Dowd Morgan Le Fey
Robert Goulet in Camelot Robert Goulet Lancelot Du Lac
Roddy McDowall Mordred
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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 Staging
  Hanya Holm Choreographer
  Oliver Smith Scenic Design
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Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1961 Outstanding Set Design Oliver Smith Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1961 Theatre World Award Robert Goulet Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1961 Actor in a Musical Richard Burton Winner
1961 Actress in a Musical Julie Andrews Nominee
1961 Conductor and Musical Director Franz Allers Winner
1961 Costume Design of a Musical Adrian
Tony Duquette
1961 Scenic Design of a Musical Oliver Smith Winner
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