Henry, Sweet Henry

Musical - Original

Palace Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: October 12, 1967
  • Opening Date: October 23, 1967
  • Closing Date: December 31, 1967
  • Previews: 12
  • Performances: 80

Lyrics: Bob Merrill

Music: Bob Merrill

Book: Nunnally Johnson


A lonely and neglected teenager idolizes and follows the exploits of a famous concert pianist and ladykiller, in Bob Merrill and Nunnally Johnson's musical adaptation of the Nora Johnson novel and film The World of Henry Orient.


Opening Night Cast

Don Ameche Henry Orient
Milo Boulton Mr. Boyd
Carol Bruce Mrs. Boyd
Louise Lasser Stella
Alice Playten Kafritz
Julie Sargant Usherette
Neva Small Marian Gilbert
K. C. Townsend Big Val
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Nunnally Johnson Book
  Bob Merrill Music
  Bob Merrill Lyrics
  George Roy Hill Director
Michael Bennett Michael Bennett Choreographer
  Robert Randolph Scenic Design
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Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1968 Theatre World Award Alice Playten Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1968 Choreography Michael Bennett Nominee
1968 Featured Actress in a Musical Alice Playten Nominee
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