The Dresser

Play - Original

Brooks Atkinson Theatre

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  • First Preview: October 15, 1981
  • Opening Date: November 9, 1981
  • Closing Date: May 1, 1982
  • Previews: 20
  • Performances: 200

Playwright: Ronald Harwood


A theatrical dresser struggles to prepare his celebrated actor employer to go on for another performance as King Lear in the English provinces.


Opening Night Cast

Tom Courtenay Norman
Paul Rogers Sir
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Ronald Harwood Writer
  Michael Elliott Director
  Laurie Dennett Scenic Design
  Stephen Doncaster Costume Design
  Beverly Emmons Lighting Design
  Ian Gibson Sound Design
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Shows That Opened That Season: 1981 - 1982

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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1982 Outstanding Actor in a Play Paul Rogers Nominee
1982 Outstanding Lighting Design Beverly Emmons Nominee
1982 Outstanding Set Design Laurie Dennett Nominee

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1982 Actor in a Play Tom Courtenay Nominee
1982 Play   Nominee
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