Annie

Musical - Original

Alvin Theatre (April 21, 1977 - September 13, 1981)
ANTA Playhouse (September 16, 1981 - October 24, 1981)
Eugene O'Neill Theatre (October 29, 1981 - December 06, 1981)
Uris Theatre (December 10, 1981 - January 02, 1983)
  • First Preview: April 8, 1977
  • Opening Date: April 21, 1977
  • Closing Date: January 2, 1983
  • Previews: 15
  • Performances: 2377

Lyrics: Martin Charnin

Music: Charles Strouse

Book: Thomas Meehan

Synopsis

A spunky orphan girl finds a home with a New York millionaire during the Depression, but must dodge the clutches of her evil orphanage mistress, in Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin and Thomas Meehan's musical based on the popular Harold Gray comic strip.

 

Opening Night Cast

Sandy Faison Grace Farrell
Robert Fitch in Annie Robert Fitch Rooster Hannigan
Dorothy Loudon in Annie Dorothy Loudon Miss Hannigan
Andrea McArdle in Annie Andrea McArdle Annie
Reid Shelton Oliver Warbucks
Diana Barrows Tessie
Laurie Beechman Cecile
Sophie, the Kettle
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Opening Night Production Credits

Thomas Meehan Thomas Meehan Book
Charles Strouse Charles Strouse Music
Martin Charnin Martin Charnin Lyrics
Martin Charnin Martin Charnin Director
Peter Gennaro Peter Gennaro Choreographer
  David Mitchell Scenic Design
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1977 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Reid Shelton Nominee
1977 Outstanding Book of a Musical Thomas Meehan Winner
1977 Outstanding Choreography Peter Gennaro Winner
1977 Outstanding Costume Design Theoni V. Aldredge Winner
1977 Outstanding Director of a Musical Martin Charnin Winner
1977 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Dorothy Loudon Winner
1977 Outstanding Lyrics Martin Charnin Winner
1977 Outstanding Music Charles Strouse Nominee
1977 Outstanding Musical   Winner

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1977 Best Musical Charles Strouse
Martin Charnin
Thomas Meehan
Winner

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1977 Outstanding Debut Performance Andrea McArdle Winner
1977 Outstanding New Broadway Musical   Winner
1977 Outstanding Set Design David Mitchell Winner
1977 Special Award   Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1977 Theatre World Award Andrea McArdle Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1977 Actor in a Musical Reid Shelton Nominee
1977 Actress in a Musical Andrea McArdle Nominee
1977 Actress in a Musical Dorothy Loudon Winner
1977 Book of a Musical Thomas Meehan Winner
1977 Choreography Peter Gennaro Winner
1977 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Theoni V. Aldredge Winner
1977 Direction of a Musical Martin Charnin Nominee
1977 Musical   Winner
1977 Original Score Charles Strouse
Martin Charnin
Winner
1977 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) David Mitchell Winner
 
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