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"'S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous, 'S Gershwin" (17 January 1972), as Guest

(1930) Stage: Appeared (as "Kate Fothergill"; Broadway debut) in "Girl Crazy" on Broadway. Musical comedy. Music by / Music Conducted by George Gershwin. Lyrics by Ira Gershwin. Book by Guy Bolton and John McGowan. Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett. Musical Director: Earl Busby. Choreographed by George Hale. Costume Design by Kiviette. Scenic Design by Donald Oenslager. Directed by Alexander Leftwich. Alvin Theatre: 14 Oct 1930-6 Jun 1931 (272 performances). Cast: Jack Barrett, Gloria Beaumont, Gene Brady, Olive Brady (as "Tess Parker"), Bob Burton, Norma Butler, Lillian Carson, Kathryn Cathcart, Chief Rivers, Jack Classon, Arthur Craig, Norman Curtis, Bob Derden, Dorothy Donnelly (as "Ensemble"), Kay Downer, LaVern Evans, Jack Fago, Jacqueline Feeley, Mickie Forbs, Donald Foster, Bob Gebhardt, Dorothy Gordon, Faye Greene, Harry Griffin, Marion Harcke, Thomasine Haye, Eunice Healy, Willie Howard, Ray Johnson, Starr West Jones (as "Lariat Joe" / "Ensemble), Virginia Kay, Allen Kearns, Vivian Keefer, William Kent, Muriel LaCount, Rena Landeau, Jane Lane, Leila Laney, Lillian Lorray, Gertrude Lowe, Carlton Macy (as "Lank Sanders"), Mary Mascher, Betty Morton, Elsie Neal, Dick Nealy, Hazzard Newberry, Kendall Northrop, James Notono, Patsy O'Connor, Margie O'Shea, Lillian Ostrom, Lew Parker, Julia Pirie, Del Porter, Vivian Porter, Marvyne Ray, Ginger Rogers (as "Molly Gray"), Kathy Schauer, John Sciortino, Marshall Smith, Dwight Snyder, Drucilla Strain, Ruth Timmons, Clyde Veaux, Nondas Wayne (as "Ensemble") [Broadway debut]. Produced by Alex Aarons and Vinton Freedley.

(1931) Stage: Appeared in "George White's Scandals" on Broadway. Musical revue.

(1932) Stage: Appeared (as "Wanda Brill") in "Take a Chance" on Broadway. Music by Nacio Herb Brown and Richard A. Whiting. Additional songs by Vincent Youmans. Material by Buddy G. DeSylva (also lyrics, co-producer) and Laurence Schwab (also co-producer). Additional Dialogue by Sid Silvers. Music orchestrated by Stephen Jones, Edward Powell, Robert Russell Bennett and William Daly. Vocal Arrangements for Miss Merman's songs by Roger Edens. Musical numbers directed by Bobby Connolly. Material directed by Edgar J. MacGregor. Apollo Theatre: 26 Nov 1932-1 Jul 1932 (243 performances). Cast: Louise Allen, James Ardell, Jack Armstrong, Lee Beggs, Gerry Billings, Chet Bree, Lucille Brodin, Flo Brooks, Andrew Carr, Louise Carr, Jean Carson, Edward Delridge, Marian Dixon, Al Downing, Josephine Dunn, Neil Evans, Helen Fairweather, Emily Fitzpatrick, John Fleming, Arline Garfield, Robert Gleckler, Frances Gordon, John Grant, Ethel Green, Jack Haley, Marion Herson, Sara Jane, Julie Jenner, Dorothy Kal, Budd Kehlner, Gloria Kelly, Henry King, Paula King, June Knight, Tommy Land, Jane Lane, Evelyn Laurie, Clark Leston, Florence Mallee, Mitzi Mayfair, Frances McHugh, Anna Marie McKenney, Dorothy Morgan, George Pauncefort, Paul Peque, Blanche Poston, Oscar Ragland (as "Actor"), Adelaide Raleigh, Louise Seidel, Sid Silvers, William Stamm, Mildred Webb, Jack Whiting (as "Kenneth Raleigh"), Douglans Wood.

(1934) Stage: Appeared (as "Reno Sweeney") in "Anything Goes" on Broadway. Musical comedy. Music / lyrics by Cole Porter. Based on material by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse. Material revisions by Howard Lindsay (also director) and Russel Crouse. Music arranged by 'Robert Russell Bennett' (qvA) and Hans Spialek. Choral arrangements by Ray Johnson. Dances / ensembles by Robert Alton. Alvin Theatre (moved to The 46th Street Theatre from 30 Sep 1935 to close): 21 Nov 1934- 16 Nov 1935 (420 performances). Cast included: William Gaxton (as "Billy Crocker"), Victor Moore, Bettina Hall, May Abbey, Kay Adams, Leslie Barrie, William Barry, Ruth Bond, Chet Bree, Norma Butler, Billy Curtis, Ed Delbridge, Lola Dexter, Vera Dunn, Florence Earle, Enez Early, Maurice Elliott, Neal Evans, Paul Everton (as "Elisha J. Whitney"), Charlie Fang, Marjorie Fisher, Helen Folsom, Stuart Fraser, David Glidden, Ruth Gomley, Irene Hamlin, Maurine Holmes, Ray Johnson, Renee Johnson, Evelyn Kelly, Irene Kelly, John C. King, Leoda Knapp, George E. Mack, Doris Maye, Richard Nealy, Marquita Nicholai, Lillian Ostrom, Jackie Paige, Mary Philips, Irvin Pincus, Del Porter, Helen Raymond, Houston Richards, Pacie Ripple, Cornelia Rogers, Ruth Shaw, Eleanore Sheridan, Marshall Smith, Dwight Snyder, Ethel Sommerville, William Stamm, Frances Stewart, Drucilla Strain, The Stylists, Vivian Vance (as "Babe"), Val Vestoff, Finette Walker, John Walsh, Richard Wang, Harry Wilson. Produced by Vinton Freedley. NOTE: Historically significant production (and a monster hit) given it launched Ms. Merman into a major star. Production often cited as an example of the quintessential 1930s musical comedy.

(1936) Stage: Appeared (as "Nails O'Reilly Duquesne") in "Red, Hot and Blue" on Broadway. Musical comedy. Based on material by Howard Lindsay (also director) and Russel Crouse. Music / lyrics by Cole Porter. Music arranged by Robert Russell Bennett. Musical Direction by Frank Tours. Alvin Theatre: 29 Oct 1936-10 Apr 1937 (183 performances). Cast: Jimmy Durante (as "Policy Pinkle"), Bob Hope (as "Bob Hale"), May Abbey, Betty Allen, Joanne Allen, Frank Archer, Stella Bailey, Bill Benner, Ruth Bond, Jeanette Bradley, Cecile Carey, Gloria Clare, Brice Covert, Thurston Crane, Prentiss Davis, Muriel Downey, Althea Elder, Ruth Ernst, Geoffrey Errett, Grace Gillern, Ruth Gormely, Grace Hartman, Paul Hartman, Prudence Hayes, Ethelyne Holt, Beverly Hosier, Bill Houston, Helen Hudson, Dorothy Jackson, Marquerite James, Bernard Jannsen, Lucille Johnson, Evelyn Kelly, Karl Kohrs, June Le Roy, Nancy Lee, Robert Leonard, Norman Lind, Mary Joan Martin, Hazel Nevin, Marquita Nicolai, Annette Nine, Peggy Oden, Forrest Orr, Jeanette Owens, Lew Parker, Jessica Pepper, Kay Picture, Houston Richards, Leo Shippers, Dorothy Schwank, Jean Scott, Eve Sorel, Frances Stewart, Charlene Tucker, Vivian Vance, Dorothy Vernon, Anita Wallace, Eleanor Wallace, Polly Waters, Anne Wolf. Produced by Vinton Freedley.

(1939). Stage Play: Stars In Your Eyes. Musical comedy. Music by Arthur Schwartz. Material by J.P. McEvoy [final Broadway credit]. Lyrics by Dorothy Fields. Music orchestrated by Donald J. Walker, Hans Spialek and Al Goodman. Musical Director: Al Goodman. Choreographed by Carl Randall. Directed by Joshua Logan. Majestic Theatre: 9 Feb 1939- 27 May 1939 (127 performances). Cast: Jimmy Durante (as "Bill"), Ethel Merman (as "Jeanette Adair"), Richard Carlson (as "John Blake"), Mildred Natwick (as "Bess"), Tamara Toumanova, Anthony Albert, Alicia Alonso, Fernando Alonso, Paul Alvin, Savva Andreieff, Richard Barbee, Walter Cassel, Gloria Clare, Peggy Conrad, Ambrose Costello, Davis Cunningham, Dan Dailey, Natasha Dana, Maria De Galanta, Sandy Dietz, Jane Everett, Basil Galahoff, Ted Gary, Dwight Godwin, Gail Grant, Marion Haynes, Thekla Horn, Johanne Hoven, Marjorie Johnstone, Edward Kane, Maria Karniloff, Nora Kaye, George Kiddon, Kathryn Mayfield, Rennie McEvoy, David Morris, Russel Protopoff, Frances Rands, Richard Reed, Audrey Reynolds, Newcombe Rice, Jerome Robbins (as "Gentleman of the Ballet"), Dawn Roland, Phyllis Roque, Robert Ross, Robert Shanley, Roger Stearns, Olga Suarez, Clinton Sundberg, Margaret Vasilieff, Walter Wagner, Mary Wickes (as "Voice Coach"), Mary Jane Williams, Nancy Wiman. Produced by Dwight Wiman.

(1939). Stage Play: Du Barry Was a Lady. Musical comedy. Music by Cole Porter. Lyrics by Cole Porter. Book by Herbert Fields and Buddy G. DeSylva. Orchestra Arrangements by Hans Spialek. Additional Arrangements by Russell Bennett and Ted Royal. Choral Arrangements by Hugh Martin. Assistant to Hugh Martin: Ralph Blanc. Scenic Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois. Costume Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois. Lighting Design by Albert A. Ostrander. Assistant to Robert Alton: Charles Millang. Choreographed by Robert Alton. Directed by Edgar J. MacGregor. 46th Street Theatre (moved to The Royale Theatre from 21 Oct 1940- close): 6 Dec 1939- 12 Dec 1940 (408 performances). Cast: Bert Lahr (as "Louis Blore, His Most Royal Majesty, The King of France"), Ethel Merman (as "May Daly/Mme. La Comtesse du Barry"), Benny Baker (as "Charley, His Royal Highness, The Dauphin of France"), Betty Grable (as "Alice Barton, Mme. La Marquisse Alisande de Vernay"), Betty Allen, Gloria Arden, Walter Armin (as "Bill Kelly/Docteur Michel"), Gene Ashley, Johnny Barnes, Helen Bennett, Marguerite Benton, Ruth Bond, Evelyn Bonefine, Boris Butleroff, Hugh Cameron, Janice Carter, Virginia Cheneval, Stella Clauson, Harold Cromer, Mary Daniels, Jacqueline Franc, Joel Friend, Ronda Gale, Russell Georgiev, Tilda Getze, Anne Graham, Ronald Graham, Stanley Grill, Marion Harvey, Douglas Hawkins, Peter Holliday, Beverly Hosier, Dorothea Jackson, Adele Jergens (as "Dancing Girl"), Mel Kacher, Patricia Knight, Nancy Knott, Frances Krell, Don Liberto, Gloria Martin, Jean Moorehead, Carl Nicholas, Audrey Palmer, Barbara Pond, Tito Renaldo, Roy Ross, David Shelly, Geraldine Spreckels, Jane Sproule, Jane Sprowl, Jack Stanton, Kay Sutton, Paul Thorne, Edith Turgell, Lewis Turner, Marie Vannemen, Arlyne Varden, William Vaux, Charles Walters (as "Harry Norton, Captain of King's Guard"), Nina Wayler. Produced by Buddy G. DeSylva.

(1940). Stage Play: Panama Hattie. Musical comedy. Music by Cole Porter. Lyrics by Cole Porter. Book by Herbert Fields and Buddy G. DeSylva. Orchestral arrangements by Russell Bennett, Hans Spialek and Don Walker. Vocal arrangements by Lyn Murray. Choreographed by Robert Alton. Scenic Design by Raoul Pene Du Bois. Directed by Edgar J. MacGregor. 46th Street Theatre: 30 Oct 1940- 3 Jan 1942 (501 performances). Cast: Ethel Merman (as "Hattie Maloney"), Phyllis Brooks (as "Leila Tree"), Joan Carroll (as "Geraldine Bullett"), James Dunn (as "Nick Bullett"), Pat Harrington Sr. (as "Skat Briggs"), Betty Hutton (as "Florrie"), Frank Hyers (as "Windy Deegan"), Rags Ragland (as "Woozy Hogan") [final Broadway role], Arthur Treacher (as "Vivian Budd"), June Allyson (as "Dancing Girl"), Irene Austin (as "Dancing Girl"), Raymond Baine (as "Tom"), Jack Baker (as "Dancing Boy"), Jane Ball (as "Dancing Girl"), Marguerite Benton (as "Singing Girl"), Mimi Berry (as "Dancing Girl"), Betsy Blair (as "Dancing Girl") [Broadway debut], Lucille Bremer (as "Dancing Girl"), Janis Carter (as "Singing Girl"), Nancy Chaplin (as "Dancing Girl"), Conchita (as "Mrs. Gonzales"), Hal Conklin (as "First Stranger"), Kathlyn Coulter (as "Dancing Girl"), Marrianne Cude (as "Dancing Girl"), Ronnie Cunningham (as "Dancing Girl"), Ted Daniels (as "Ted"), Frank DeRoss (as "Second Stranger"), Vera Dean (as "Singing Girl"), Jack Donahue (as "Mike"), Doris Dowling (as "Dancing Girl"), Al Downing (as "Pete") [role changed to "First Stranger" after opening], Lipman Duckat (as "Ty"), Vera-Ellen (as "Dancing Girl"), Cliff Ferre (as "Dancing Boy"), Miriam Franklyn (as "Dancing Girl"), Nadine Gae (as "Chiquita"), Roger Gerry (as "Tim"), Anne Graham (as "Kitty Belle Randolph/Singing Girl"), Linda Griffith (as "Fruit Peddler"), Marguerite James (as "Dancing Girl"), James Kelso (as "Whitney Randolph"), Pat Likely (as "Dancing Girl"), Mary McDownell (as "Dancing Girl"), Fred Nay (as "Dancing Boy"), Eppy Pearson (as "Mac"), Jack Riley (as "Dancing Boy"), Harry Rogue (as "Dancing Boy"), Renee Russell (as "Dancing Girl"), Elaine Shepard (as "Mildred Hunter"), William Skipper [credited as Billy Skipper Jr.] (as "Dancing Boy"), Art Stanley (as "Dancing Boy"), Carl Trees (as "Dancing Boy"), Don Weissmuller (as "Dancing Boy"), Audrey Westphal (as "Dancing Girl"). Produced by Buddy G. DeSylva. Note: Filmed as Panama Hattie (1942).

(1943). Stage Play: Something for the Boys. Musical comedy. Music by Cole Porter. Book by Herbert Fields and Dorothy Fields. Lyrics by Cole Porter. Choral arrangements by William Parson. Music orchestrated by Hans Spialek, Robert Russell Bennett, Don Walker and Ted Royal. Scenic Design by Howard Bay. Costume Design by Billy Livingston. Assistant to Mr. Bay: Albert A. Ostrander. Assistant to Mr. Livingston: Grace Houston. Lighting Design by Hassard Short. Choreographed by Jack Cole. Book directed by Herbert Fields. Additional Numbers Staged by Lew Kessler. Directed by Hassard Short. Alvin Theatre: 7 Jan 1943- 8 Jan 1944 (422 performances). Cast: Ethel Merman (as "Blossom Hart"), Jimmy Allison (as "Singer"), Anita Alvarez (as "Micheala"), Alice Anthony (as "Dancer"), The Barnes Twins (as "Lois & Lucille"), Joseph Bell (as "Singer"), May Block (as "Dancer"), Betty Bruce (as "Betty-Jean"), William Callahan (as "Corp. Burns"), Stanley Catron (as "Dancer"), Madeleine Clive (as "Mrs. Grubbs"), Jean Coyne (as "Dancer"), Bob Davis (as "Dancer"), Betty Deane (as "Dancer"), Patricia Deering (as "Dancer"), Benny DeSio (as "Dancer"), Alan Fleming (as "Singer"), Jerry Florio (as "Dancer"), Albert Gaeta (as "Dancer"), Betty Garrett (as "Mary-Frances"), Aaron Gobetz (as "Dancer"), Ruth Godfrey (as "Dancer"), Dolores Goodman (as "Dancer"), Ray Harrison (as "Dancer"), Jack Hartley (as "Lt. Col. S.D. Grubbs"), Richard Harvey (as "Singer"), Betty Heather (as "Dancer"), Buddy Irving (as "Singer"), Margie Jackson (as "Dancer"), Allen Jenkins (as "Harry Hart"), Bill Johnson (as "Staff Sgt. Rocky Fulton"), Jeanne Jones (as "Dancer"), Art Lambert (as "Singer"), Stuart Langley (as "Sgt. Laddie Green"), Paula Laurence (as "Chiquita Hart"), Bruce Lord (as "Singer"), William Lynn (as "Mr. Tobias Twitch"), David Mann (as "Dancer"), Paul Mario (as "Singer"), Remi Martell (as "Sgt. Carter/Dancer"), Paul Martin (as "Dancer"), John Mayo (as "Singer"), Frances Mercer (as "Melanie Walker"), Joseph Monte (as "Singer"), Duncan Noble (as "Dancer"), Jean Owens (as "Dancer"), Jed Prouty (as "Roger Calhoun"), Ricky Riccardi (as "Dancer"), Walter Rinner (as "Burke/Singer"), Leslie Shannon (as "Dancer"), Ethel Sherman (as "Dancer"), Puddy Smith (as "Dancer"), Nina Starkey (as "Dancer"), William Vaux (as "Dancer"), Joe Viggiano (as "Dancer"), Murvyn Vye (as "Singer"), William Weber (as "Dancer"), Patricia Welles (as "Dancer"), Helen Wenzel (as "Dancer"), June Wieting (as "Dancer"), Lou Wills Jr. (as "Dancer"), Parker Wilson (as "Dancer"). Understudy: Betty Garrett (as "Blossom Hart"). Replacement actors: Leon Anthony (as "Dancer"), Tom Barrigan (as "Singer"), Dick Beard (as "Dancer"), Forrest Bonshire (as "Dancer"), Gloria Brooks (as "Dancer"), Betty Bruce (as "Chiquita Hart"), Edward Cassell (as "Singer"), Clarissa (as "Micheala"), Muriel Cole (as "Dancer"), William Drew (as "Dancer"), Charles Flynn (as "Singer"), Jack Foley (as "Dancer"), Charles Howard (as "Mr. Tobias Twitch"), Frank Hyers (as "Harry Hart"), George Lambrose (as "Singer"), Roma Leigh (as "Dancer"), Brayton Lewis (as "Singer"), June MacLaren (as "Dancer"), Jack Malis (as "Dancer"), Jerry Meilan (as "Dancer"), Mavis Mims (as "Betty-Jean"), Willamae Montur (as "Maid"), Ben Murphy (as "M.P./Singer"), Mischa Pompianov (as "Dancer"), Nancy Porter (as "Mary-Frances"), Bobby Preist (as "Dancer"), Dale Preist (as "Dancer"), Jules Racine (as "Dancer"), Gordon Richards (as "Singer"), Bob Roland (as "Singer"), Herbert Ross (as "Dancer"), Ruth Ryder (as "Dancer"), George Sabo (as "Dancer"), Shirl Thomas (as "Melanie Walker"), Terry Towne (as "Dancer"), Milton Watson (as "Sgt. Laddie Green"). Produced by Michael Todd.

(1944). Stage Play: Sadie Thompson.

(1946). Stage Play: Annie Get Your Gun. Musical comedy. Music and lyrics by Irving Berlin. Book by Herbert Fields and Dorothy Fields. Musical Director: Jay Blackton. Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang, Russell Bennett and Ted Royal. Vocal arrangements by Joe Moon. Piano Arangements by Helmy Kresa. Stage Manager: Beau Tilden. Lighting and Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Choreographed by Helen Tamiris. Directed by Joshua Logan. Imperial Theatre: 16 May 1946- 12 Feb 1949 (1147 performances). Cast: Ethel Merman, Ray Middleton, Franca Baldwin, Truly Barbara, Art Barnett, Jack Beaber, Harry Bellaver, Leon Bibb, Janice Bodenhoff, Kenny Bowers, Bernice Brady, Marlene Cameron, Pete Civello (as "Timothy Gardner/Ensemble"), Victor Clarke (as "Clyde Smith"), Marjorie Crossland (as "Sylvia Potter-Porter"), Camilla DeWitt (as "Jessie, Annie's Sister"), Robert Dixon (as "Freddie"), Cliff Dunstan (as "Mac, Property Man"), John Garth III (as "Trainman/Major Domo"), Mary Ellen Glass (as "Little Girl"), Marvin Goodis, Mary Grey (as "Cowgirl/Girl in White"), Bernard Griffin (as "Cowboy/Dr. Percy Ferguson"), Ellen Hanley (as "Mary"), Vincent Henry, Bobby Hookey (as "Little Jake, Annie's Brother"), Ray Hyson, Walter John (as "Yellow Foot/Pawnee's Messenger"), Don Liberto (as "Harry/Mr. Schuyler Adams"), Christina Lind (as "Girl in Pink"), Ostrid Lind (as "Louise/Ensemble"), George Lipton (as "Major Gordon Lillie/Pawnee Bill"), Roslynd Lowe, Elizabeth Malone (as "Mrs. Black Tooth"), Marty May (as "Charlie Davenport"), Dusty McCaffrey (as "Ensemble"), Roy Milton (as "Ensemble"), Ruth Mitchell, Daniel Nagrin, Duncan Noble, Betty Anne Nyman (as "Winnie Tate"), William O'Neal, Lea Penman, Edward Pfeiffer, Jack Pierce, Nancy Jean Raab, Nellie Ranson, Dorothy Richards (as "Nancy/Mrs. Schyler Adams"), Fred Rivett (as "Mr. Lockwood/Ensemble"), Harriet Roeder, Alma Ross, Lubov Roudenko (as "Riding Mistress"), Clifford Sales (as "Little Boy"), Bernice Saunders (as "Ensemble"), Earl Sauvain (as "Andy Turner"), Rob Taylor (as "Cowboy/John/Mr. Clay"), Beau Tilden (as "Coolie"), Clyde Turner (as "Porter/1st Waiter"), Katrina Van Oss (as "Girl With Bouquet"), Marietta Vore (as "Mrs. Percy Ferguson/Ensemble"), Ruth Vrana (as "Debutante"), William Weslow (as "Ensemble"), Ken Whelan (as "Ensemble"), Mary Woodley, Helen Wysatt. Replacement actors: Barbara Barlow (as "Mary/Ensemble"), Art Barnett (as "Charlie Davenport"), Jack Beaber, Warren Berlinger (as "Little Boy"), Wes Bowman, Marlene Cameron, Tessie Carrano, Pete Civello, Lloyd Cole, Joseph Cunneff, Camilla DeWitt, Sandra Deel, Madeleine Detry, Pat Dexter, Charles Dickson, Robert Dixon, Andrea Downing, Jane Earle, Rose Marie Wlliott, Bert Freed (as "Chief Sitting Bull"), Gerald Fries, Cyprienne Gableman, Barbara Gaye, Evelyn Giles, Mary Ellen Glass, Gloria Gordon, Harold Gordon, Noel Gordon, Gilbert Green, Bernard Griffin, Clarence Hall, Henry Hamilton, Betty Lou Holland, Eddie Howland, Ray Hyson, Jack Konzal, Martin Kraft, Don Liberto, Christina Lind, Paula Lloyd, Roslyn Lowe, Michael Maule, Phil McEneny, Ruth Mitchell, Kam Moran, Fernand Nault, James Newill, Doreen Oswald, Ralph Patterson, Jack Pierce, Fred Rivett, Beverly Sales, Bernice Saunders, William Skipper, Clifford Tatum Jr., Susan Taylor, Arthur Ulisse, Katrina Van Oss, Milton Watson, Jean Weeks, Elaine Baker Welch, William Weslow, Gordon West, Parker Wilson, Stanley Zompakos. Produced by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Note: Filmed as Annie Get Your Gun (1950). Sold to MGM at a then-record $650,000. It was intended as a Judy Garland vehicle with Frank Morgan to co-star as William F. Cody. Garland took ill and was replaced after taking ill and Morgan died and was replaced by veteran Louis Calhern.

(1950). Stage Play: Call Me Madam. Musical comedy. Music by Irving Berlin. Lyrics by Irving Berlin. Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. Musical Director: Jay Blackton. Music orchestrated by Don Walker. Dance arrangements by Genevieve Pitot and Jesse Meeker. Additional orchestrations by Joe Glover. Vocal arrangements by Jay Blackton. Piano Arrangements by Helmy Kresa. Scenic Design by Raoul Pene Du Bois.Costume Design by Raoul Pène Du Bois. Miss Merman's dresses by Mainbocher. Assistant to Mr. Du Bois: Willa Kim, Mason Arvold and Waldo Angelo. Dances and Musical Numbers Staged by Jerome Robbins. Directed by George Abbott. Imperial Theatre: 12 Oct 1950- 3 May 1952 (644 performances). Cast: Ethel Merman (as "Mrs. Sally Adams"), Paul Lukas (as "Cosmo Constantine"), Rae Abruzzo (as "Singer"), Jeanne Bal (as "Secretary to Mrs. Adams/Singer"), Aristide Bartis (as "Singer"), Muriel Bentley (as "Principal Dancer"), Ralph Chambers (as "Senator Gallagher"), Owen Coll (as "Supreme Court Justice/Grand Duke Otto"), William David (as "Henry Gibson/Court Chamberlain"), Trudy Deluz (as "Singer"), Ollie Engebretson (as "Potato Bug"), Shellie Farrell (as "Dancer"), Richard Fjellman (as "Potato Bug"), Lydia Fredericks (as "Singer"), Nina Frenkin (as "Dancer"), Nathaniel Frey (as "Singer"), Estelle Gardner (as "Singer"), William Hail (as "Butler/Singer"), Patricia Hammerlee (as "Dancer"), Pat Harrington (as "Congressman Wilkins"), Fred Hearn (as "Dancer"), Barbara Heath (as "Dancer"), Alan Hewitt (as "Pemberton Maxwell"), Norma Kaiser (as "Dancer/Principal Dancer"), Allan Knolls (as "Dancer"), E.A. Krumschmidt (as "Hugo Tantinnin"), Henry Lascoe (as "Sebastian Sebastian"), Kenneth Le Roy (as "Dancer"), Virginia Le Roy (as "Dancer"), Ralph Linn (as "Dancer"), Albert Linville (as "Singer"), Geoffrey Lumb (as "The Secretary of State"), Ruth McVayne (as "Singer"), Douglas Moppert (as "Dancer"), Russell Nype (as "Kenneth Gibson"), Lily Paget (as "A Maid/Singer"), Arthur Partington (as "Principal Dancer"), Noella Peloquin (as "Singer"), Robert Penn (as "Singer"), Stowe Phelps (as "Clerk"), Tommy Rall Principal Dancer"), Tom Reider (as "Singer"), John Sheehan (as "Singer"), Stanley Simmonds (as "Singer"), Lilia Skala (as "Grand Duchess Sophie"), Ray Stephens (as "Singer"), Galina Talva (as "Princess Maria"), Bobby Tucker (as "Dancer"), Kirsten Valbor (as "Dancer"), Jay Velie (as "Senator Brockbank"), William Weslow (as "Dancer"), Helene Whitney (as "Singer"). Standby: Elaine Stritch (as "Mrs. Sally Adams"). Produced by Leland Hayward.

Happy Hunting (1956). Musical comedy. Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. Music by Harold Karr. Lyrics by Matt Dubey. Musical Director: Jay Blackton. Music orchestrated by Ted Royal. Dance arrangements by Roger Adams. Additional orchestrations by Joe Glover, Don Walker and Seymour Ginzler. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Costume Design by Irene Sharaff. Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner. Hair styles by Ronald De Mann. Directed by Abe Burrows. Majestic Theatre: 6 Dec 1956- 30 Nov 1957 (412 performances). Cast: Fernando Lamas (as "Duke of Granada"), Ethel Merman (as "Liz Livingstone"), Leon Belasco, Renato Cibelli, Mary Finney, Virginia Gibson, Gordon Polk, Olive Templeton, Peggy Acheson, Delbert Anderson, Bob Bakanic, Edward Becker, Marilynn Bradley, Warren J. Brown, Betty Carr, Alice Clift, Madeleine Clive, David Collyer, John Craig, Jack Dabdoub, Florence Dunlap, Clifford Fearl, Jane Fischer, Mitchell M. Gregg, John Harmon, Robert C. Held, Jim Hutchison, Deedy Irwin, Jane Johnston, Roberta Keith, Dick Korthaze, Jean Kraemer, Mara Landi, John Leslie, Eugene Louis, George Martin (as "Freddy, a photographer/Albert, a groom/Dancer"), Betty McGuire, Svetlana McLee, Moe, Jim Moore, Patti Nestor, Carl Nicholas, Wendy Nickerson, Estelle Parsons (as "Mary Mills, a reporter/Singer"), Noella Peloquin, Ginny Perlowin, Lowell Purvis, Fleur Raup, Seth Riggs, Mary Roche, Charles Rule, Sigyn, Kelley Stephens, Jay Velie, Don Weissmuller, Gene Wesson, Helene Whitney, Roy Wilson, Mark Zeller. Produced by Jo Mielziner.

Gypsy (1959). Musical/drama.

Hello, Dolly! (1970). Musical comedy.

Annie Get Your Gun (1966). Musical comedy (revival). Music by Irving Berlin. Lyrics by Irving Berlin. Book by Herbert Fields and Dorothy Fields. Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett. Dance arrangements by Dick DeBenedictis. Musical Director: Jonathan Anderson. Dances and production numbers staged by Danny Daniels. Directed by Jack Sydow. Broadway Theatre: 21 Sep 1966- 26 Nov 1966 (78 performances). Cast: Ethel Merman (as "Annie Oakley"), Bruce Yarnell (as "Frank Butler"), Harry Bellaver (as "Chief Sitting Bull"), Jack Dabdoub (as "Major Gordon Lillie/Pawnee Bill"), Jerry Orbach (as "Charlie Davenport"), Rufus Smith (as "Col. Wm. F. Cody/Buffalo Bill"), Benay Venuta (as "Dolly Tate"), Kenny Adams (as "Singer"), Bobbi Baird (as "Mrs. Percy Ferguson/Singer"), Diana Banks (as "Shy Girl/Dancer"), Bjarne Buchtrup (as "Dancer"), Chrysten Carroll (as "Singer"), Lynn Carroll (as "Mrs. Ernest Henderson/Singer"), Ronn Carroll (as "Foster Wilson/Mr. Schuyler Adams"), Tony Catanzaro (as "Wild Horse/Ceremonial Dancer"), Donna Conforti (as "Nellie/Annie's Sister"), Audrey Dearden (as "Singer"), Frank Derbas (as "Dancer"), Joanne DiVito (as "Dancer'), John Dorrin' (as "Mac/Property Man/Mr. Clay/Singer"), Lynn Dovel (as "Singer"), Carolyn Dyer (as "Dancer"), Mary Falconer (as "Mrs. Little Horse/Sylvia Potter-Porter/Singer"), Rozann Ford (as "Dancer"), Ronn Forella (as "Dancer"), David Forssen (as "Waiter/Singer"), Beno Foster (as "Porter/Singer"), Marcelo Gamboa (as "Dancer"), Patricia Hall (as "Mrs. Schyler Adams/Singer"), Barbara Hancock (as "Dancer"), Walt Hunter (as "Pawnee's Messenger/Mr. T.L.C. Keeler/Singer"), Gary Jendell (as "Yellow Foot/Dancer"), Daniel Joel (as "Dancer"), Ben Laney (as "Major Domo/Singer"), Ruth Lawrence (as "Dancer"), Jim Lynn (as "Conductor/Singer"), David Manning (as "Little Jake/Annie's Brother"), Brynar Mehl (as "Iron Tail/Dancer"), Deanna Melody (as "Little Girl"), Florence Mercer (as "Singer"), Gene Myers (as "Dancer"), Kuniko Narai (as "Mrs. Yellow Foot/Dancer"), Marc Rowan (as "Dr. Percy Ferguson/Singer"), Eva Marie Sage (as "Mrs. Black Tooth/Dancer"), Jeffrey Scott (as "Little Boy/Indian Boy"), Holly Sherwood (as "Minnie/Annie's Sister"), Grant Spradling (as "Mr. Ernest Henderson/Singer"), Jeanne Tanzy (as "Jessie, Annie's Sister"), Evelyn Taylor (as "Dancer"), Susan Terry (as "Singer"). Produced by Music Theater of Lincoln Center (Richard Rodgers: president and producing director).

[Off Broadway] Call Me Madam (1952), National Theater, Washington, DC.

1947: Print ad for Chesterfield cigarettes.

CD: "There's No Business Like Show Business"

Merman headlined a half hour variety special for CBS on June 20, 1949. Lauritz Melchior, Gil Lamb, Peter Donald, The Mayo Brothers and the Allen Roth Orchestra & Chorus also appeared. Merman & Melchior teamed up to sing "Anything You Can Do."

(2014-2015 Season) "The Book of Merman" was performed at the Pride Films and Plays Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Sam Button-Harrison in the cast.


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