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About the Show

A classic musical based on The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder, which featured Carol Channing in its original run as the title character.

Story: Dolly Levi, the famous matchmaker, spends most of her time pairing others like Ambrose Kemper and Ermengarde, Cornelius Hackl and Irene Malloy, and Minnie Fayand and Barnaby Tucker, but soon decides its time to settle a match for herself - Horace Vandergellar.

Cast and Creative Team

Composer and Lyricist: Jerry Herman
Librettist: Michael Stewart

Broadway Premiere
Theatre: St. James Theatre
Opening Night: Jan 16, 1964
Total Performances: 2844
Original Cast: Carol Channing, David Burns, Charles Nelson Reilly, Jerry Dodge, Eileen Brennan, Sondra Lee
Director and Choreographer: Gower Champion
Producer: David Merrick and Champion-Five Inc.
Musical Director: Shepard Coleman
Orchestrations: Philip J. Lang
Scenic Design: Oliver Smith
Costume Design: Freddy Wittop
Lighting Design: Jean Rosenthal

Broadway Revival
Theatre: Minskoff Theatre
Opening Night: Nov 6, 1975
Total Performances: 42
Original Cast: Pearl Bailey, Billy Daniels, Terrence Emanuel, Chip Fields, Grenoldo Frazier, Mary Louise
Director: Lucia Victor
Choreographer: Jack Craig
Producer: Robert Cherin
Musical Director: Al Cavaliere
Scenic Design: Oliver Smith
Costume Design: Robert Pusilo
Lighting Design: John Gleason

Broadway Revival
Theatre: Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
Opening Night: Mar 5, 1978
Total Performances: 147
Original Cast: Carol Channing, Eddie Bracken, John Anania, Michael C. Booker, Alexandra Korey, Florence Lacey, Robert Lydiard, Lee Roy Reams
Director: Lucia Victor
Choreographer: Jack Craig
Producer: James M. Nederlander and The Houston Grand Opera
Musical Director: John L. DeMain
Scenic Design: Oliver Smith
Costume Design: Freddy Wittop
Lighting Design: Martin Aronstein

Broadway Revival
Theatre: Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
Opening Night: Oct 19, 1995
Total Performances: 116
Original Cast: Carol Channing, Michael DeVries, Jay Garner, Florence Lacey, James Darrah, Christine DeVito, Cory English, Lori Ann Mahl, Monica M. Wemitt
Director and Choreographer: Lee Roy Reams
Producer: Manny Kladitis, Magic Promotions & Theatricals, PACE Theatrical Group, Inc. and Jon B. Platt
Musical Director: Jack Everly
Orchestrations: Philip J. Lang
Scenic Design: Oliver Smith
Costume Design: Jonathan Bixby
Lighting Design: Ken Billington

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