Project Description

I Am My Own Wife (Broadway)


I Am My Own Wife (Broadway & Tour)

Doug Wright’s Pulitzer Prize-winning one-man play I AM MY OWN WIFE opened at the Lyceum Theatre, Broadway on Wednesday, December 3, 2003 and closed on Sunday, October 31, 2004, having grossed USD $8,648,562 during a run of 360 performances and 26 paid previews (previews began on Tuesday, November 11, 2003), with an average ticket price of $48.80.

Produced by Delphi Productions (David Richenthal, Anthony D. Marshall, Charlene T. Marshall, Francis X. Morrisey Jr., John G. Popp, Arthur Richenthal & Toby Simkin); Produced in Association with Playwrights Horizons; Associate Produced by Toby Simkin and Presented by the Shubert Organization.

Book by Doug Wright; Consultant / Translated by Jeffrey Schneider.

Directed by Moisés Kaufman; Set Design by Derek McLane; Costume Design by Janice Pytel; Sound Design by André Pluess and Artistic Consultant: Susan Lyons

STARRING Jefferson Mays playing 35 characters, including Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, et al.

Assistant Set Designer: Shoko Kambara; Assistant Lighting Designer: Ted Sullivan; Associate Sound Designer: Josh Bender-Dubiel; Production Supervisor: Arthur Siccardi; Associate Techincal Supervisor: Fred Phelan; Production Stage Manager: Andrea “Spook” Testani and Nancy Harrington [tour]; Assistant Stage Managed by Thea Bradshaw Gillies and Julie Badauff [tour].

General Managed by Manny Kladitis and Albert Poland [tour]; Company Managed by James Lawson; Management Associate: David Cole, Steve Marquard; Assistant General Manager: Michael Gesele [tour]; Press Representative: Richard Kornberg, Don Summa and Rick Miramontez; Marketing Online by Toby Simkin; Advertising by SPOTCo, Inc., Drew Hodges, Jim Edwards and Jim Aquino; and Opening Night by Tobak-Dantchik Events.

Head Carpenter: Adam Braunstein; Production Electrician: Richie Mortell; Production Props: Mike Pilipski; Head of Props: Steve McDonald; Production Sound Engineer: Tony Poleman; Wardrobe Supervisor: Christel Murdock; Production Assistant: Carol Sullivan; Production Assistant: Jeremy Lewit; Assistant to Mr. Richenthal: Judy Insel; Legal Counsel: Jason BarushDan Wasser and Elliot Brown; Banking by Mary Anne Viafore; Insurance by Marsh USA Inc., Elda Luisi; Payroll by Burton Greenhouse; Accounting by Robert Fried and Elliott Aranstam; Scenery Construction by Atlas Scenic; Lighting Supply by Fourth Phase; Sound Equipment by One Dream;

World premiere produced off-Broadway by Playwrights Horizons and written with support from Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford: Artistic Director, Leslie Marcus: Managing Director); A workshop was presented by La Jolla Playhouse (Des McAnuff, Artistic Director & Terrence Dwyer, Managing Director); A workshop of this play was presented by About Face Theatre (Eric Rosen, Artistic Director). This play was made possible by funds granted to the author through a program supported by Amblin Entertainment Inc.; This play was developed in part with the support of The Sundance Theatre Laboratory; A workshop of this play was presented in association with Museum of Contemporary Art; For their aid in the development of this play, the producers wish to thank Tectonic Theater Project.

“I Am My Own Wife” was on hiatus from 8/30/2004 through 9/6/2004. Thereafter it toured select cities in the USA and Australia.

I Am My Own Wife Awards

I Am My Own Wife Awards

  • TONY AWARD WINNER for Best Play to Delphi Productions
    (David Richenthal, Anthony D. Marshall, Charlene T. Marshall, Francis X. Morrisey Jr., John G. Popp, Arthur Richenthal & Toby Simkin);
  • TONY AWARD WINNER for Best Actor in a Play to Jefferson Mays;
  • TONY AWARD NOMINATION for Best Direction of a Play to Moisés Kaufman;
  • PULITZER PRIZE for For Drama to Doug Wright;
  • DRAMA DESK AWARD WINNER for Outstanding New Broaday Play to Delphi Productions
    (David Richenthal, Anthony D. Marshall, Charlene T. Marshall, Francis X. Morrisey Jr., John G. Popp, Arthur Richenthal & Toby Simkin);
  • DRAMA DESK AWARD NOMINATION for Outstanding Director Of A Play to Moisés Kaufman;
  • DRAMA DESK AWARD NOMINATION for Outstanding Set Design Of A Play to Derek McLane;
  • DRAMA DESK AWARD NOMINATION for Outstanding Lighting Design to David J. Lander;
  • DRAMA DESK AWARD WINNER for Outstanding Solo Performance to Jefferson Mays;
  • THEATRE WORLD AWARD for 2004 to Jefferson Mays;
  • DRAMA LEAGUE AWARD WINNER for Distinguished Production of a Play to Delphi Productions
    (David Richenthal, Anthony D. Marshall, Charlene T. Marshall, Francis X. Morrisey Jr., John G. Popp, Arthur Richenthal & Toby Simkin)
    ;
  • DRAMA LEAGUE AWARD WINNER for Outstanding New Broaday Play to Doug Wright;
  • OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD NOMINATION for Outstanding Director Of A Play to Moisés Kaufman;
  • OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD NOMINATION for Outstanding Lighting Design to David J. Lander;
  • OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER for Outstanding New Broaday Play to Doug Wright & Delphi Productions
    (David Richenthal, Anthony D. Marshall, Charlene T. Marshall, Francis X. Morrisey Jr., John G. Popp, Arthur Richenthal & Toby Simkin);
  • OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER for Outstanding Solo Performance to Jefferson Mays;

Following Broadway, I Am My Own Wife went on to play a limited US tour, and then an engagement in London’s West End, followed by a production in Melbourne Theatre Company in Australia.

I Am My Own Wife

This acclaimed one-man show, I Am My Own Wife explores the astonishing true story of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf, an East German transvestite and celebrated antiques dealer who successfully navigated the the encroaching dangers of the Nazi and Communist regimes while openly gay and defiantly in drag, von Mahlsdorf was both hailed as a cultural hero and accused of colluding with the Stasi.