Starred Alan Cumming as the Emcee, opposite newcomers Natasha Richardson as Sally, John Benjamin Hickey as Cliff, Ron Rifkin as Herr Schultz, Denis O’Hare as Ernst Ludwig, Michele Pawk as Fräulein Kost, and Mary Louise Wilson as Fräulein Schneider, along with Joyce Chittick, Leenya Rideout, Erin Hill, Christina Pawl, Kristen Olness, Michael O’Donnell, Bill Szobody and Fred Rose.
This production featured a number of notable replacements later in the run: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Susan Egan, Joely Fisher, Gina Gershon, Deborah Gibson, Teri Hatcher, Melina Kanakaredes, Jane Leeves, Molly Ringwald, Brooke Shields, and Lea Thompson as Sally; Michael C. Hall, Raúl Esparza, Neil Patrick Harris, Adam Pascal, Jon Secada, Norbert Leo Butz and John Stamos as the Emcee; Boyd Gaines and Michael Hayden as Cliff; Tom Bosley, Dick Latessa, Hal Linden, Laurence Luckinbill, and Tony Roberts as Herr Schultz; and Blair Brown, Polly Bergen, Mariette Hartley and Carole Shelley as Fräulein Schneider.
Associate Costume Design: Susan O’Donnell; Associate Scenic Design: Scott Pask; Assistant Costume Design: Martha Bromelmeier; Associate Lighting Design: David J. Lander; Assistant Scenic Design: Jane Epperson, Zhanna Gurvich, Akiko Kosaka, Pi-te Pan and Kris Stone
General Manager: Sydney Davolos; Company Manager: Peilin Chou; Company / House Manager: Beth Venable; Production Stage Manager: Peter Hanson; Production Manager: Michael D. Curry; Stage Manager: Jon Krause; Assistant Stage Mgr: Scott Crawford; Technical Director: Peter Barbieri; Roundabout Director of Development and Public Affairs: Julia C. Levy; Roundabout Director of Casting and Artistic Associate: Jim Carnahan; Casting: Pat McCorkle; Roundabout Director of Marketing: David B. Steffen; Online Marketing: Toby Simkin / BuyBroadway.com; Dialect Coach: Tim Monich; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Dance Captain: Joyce Chittick; Advertising: Nappi / Eliran / Murphy, Ltd.; Associate Casting: Matt Schreiber
Musical Coordinator: John Monaco; Kit Kat Band – Piano: Patrick Vaccariello; Keyboards: Fred Lassen; Drums: Gary Tillman; Bass: Bill Sloat; Trumpet: Rich Raffio, Christina Pawl and Linda Romoff; Trombone: Bill Szobody; Clarinet: Denis O’Hare and Michael O’Donnell; Clarinet / Tenor Sax: Kristin Olness; Alto & Tenor Sax / Flute: Brian Duguay; Alto Sax: Joyce Chittick; Harp, Alto & Tenor Sax / Flute: Erin Hill; Violin: Leenya Rideout; Cello: Fred Rose; Banjo / Accordian: Michele Pawk and Vance Avery; Music Preparation: Donald Oliver, Evan Morris and Chelsea Music Services, Inc.; Electronic Music System Design: Andrew Barrett
This Broadway production was nominated for 10 Tony Awards, winning 4 for Cumming, Richardson and Rifkin, as well as the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical.
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