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Call Me Madam

Call Me Madam

by Irving Berlin, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse

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Call Me Madam

Call Me Madam




A political-satire, star-vehicle for Ethel Merman by Irving Berlin.


Story:

Sally Adams becomes Ambassador of Lichtenburg and charms Cosmo Constanstine with her undiplomatic manner. Meanwhile, her press attache, Keneth Gibson, falls in love with Princess Maria.


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Composer

Composer and Lyricist
Irving Berlin

Lyricist

Librettist
Howard Lindsay

Librettist

Librettist
Russel Crouse



  • Premiere
  • 1953 Film

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Imperial Theatre
Opening Night
Oct 12, 1950
Total Performances
644
Original Cast
Ethel Merman, Paul Lukas, Russell Nype, Galina Talva, Pat Harrington, Alan Hewitt, Tommy Rall and Nathaniel Frey
Director
George Abbott
Choreographer
Jerome Robbins
Musical Director
Jay Blackton
Orchestrations
Don Walker
Scenic Design
Raoul Pène Du Bois
Costume Design
Raoul Pène Du Bois

1953 Film Version

Movie Name
Call Me Madam
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
Walter Lang
Screenplay
Arthur Sheekman
Starring
Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor, Vera-Ellen, George Sanders, Billy De Wolfe, Helmut Dantine, Walter Slezak, Steven Geray, Ludwig Stössel, Lilia Skala, Charles Dingle, Emory Parnell, Percy Helton





CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
1953 Film Soundtrack


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD


Other

Merchandise




1952 Tony Award Nominations

Stage Technician - Pete Feller
Best Original Score
Best Actress in a Musical - Ethel Merman
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Russell Nype

1952 Theatre World Award Nominations

Russell Nype

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