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Steel Pier

Steel Pier

by John Kander, Fred Ebb and David Thompson

Dance Musical

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Steel Pier

Steel Pier

John Kander and Fred Ebb's '


In the honky tonk world of marathon dancing in Atlantic City in 1933, a captivating assortment of depression era souls eager to dance their way into fame and prizes gather on the Steel Pier. The spectacle is presided over by an oily tongued emcee who is secretly married to Rita Racine, the champion dancer. Her usual partner doesn't show up, so she is paired with a handsome pilot on leave. As the hours of dancing whirl on, Rita becomes increasingly disillusioned with her sleazy, conniving husband and more and more infatuated with the handsome young aviator and a vision of life in a peaceful cottage.

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John Kander


Fred Ebb


David Thompson

Broadway Premiere

Richard Rodgers Theatre
Opening Night
Apr 24, 1997
Total Performances
Original Cast
Gregory Harrison, Daniel McDonald, Karen Ziemba, Debra Monk, Alison Bevan, Andy Blankenbuehler, Joel Blum, Brad Bradley, Ronn Carroll, Kristin Chenoweth, Rosa Curry, Robert Fowler, Ida Gilliams, John C. Havens, Jack Hayes, JoAnn M. Hunter, Mary Illes, John MacInnis, Dana Lynn Mauro, Daniel McDonald, Elizabeth Mills, Gregory Mitchell, Debra Monk, Jim Newman, Casey Nicholaw, Adam Pelty, Sarah Solie Shannon, Timothy Warmen, Leigh-Anne Wencker, Valerie Wright, Karen Ziemba
Scott Ellis
Susan Stroman
Roger Berlind
Musical Director
David Loud
Michael Gibson
Scenic Design
Tony Walton
Costume Design
William Ivey Long
Lighting Design
Peter Kaczorowski
Sound Design
Tony Meola
Projection Design
Wendall K. Harrington
Hair Design
David Brian Brown

1997 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Book Of A Musical
Best Original Musical Score
Best Actor In A Musical - Daniel McDonald
Best Actress In A Musical - Karen Ziemba
Best Featured Actor In A Musical - Joel Blum
Best Featured Actress In A Musical - Debra Monk
Best Scenic Design
Best Choreography
Best Direction Of A Musical
Best Orchestrations

1997 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding New Musical
Outstanding Actor In A Musical - Daniel McDonald
Outstanding Actress In A Musicalm - Karen Ziemba
Outstanding Featured Actress In A Musical - Debra Monk
Outstanding Choreography
Outstanding Direction Of A Musical
Outstanding Orchestrations
Outstanding Set Design Of A Musical
Outstanding Music

1997 Theatre World Award Nominations

Kristin Chenoweth
Daniel McDonald

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