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Mrs. Santa Claus -- A musical adventure in which Mrs. Claus leaves the North Pole and finds herself in 1890s New York. She explores this new world by getting a job in a sweat shop and befriending a young suffragette, only to become empowered by urban life.


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Release Date:
8 December 1996 (USA) See more »
Neglected by her husband during the pre-Christmas rush, Mrs. Claus takes the reindeer and sleigh out for a drive... See more » | Add synopsis »
Won Primetime Emmy. Another 7 nominations See more »
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Directed by
Terry Hughes 
Writing credits
Mark Saltzman (written by)

Produced by
Mark A. Burley .... supervising producer
Eric Ellenbogen .... co-producer
J. Boyce Harman Jr. .... producer
Priscilla Morgan .... associate producer
David Shaw .... executive producer
Original Music by
Jerry Herman 
Cinematography by
Stephen M. Katz (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Stan Cole 
Casting by
Allison Cowitt 
Mike Fenton 
Production Design by
Hub Braden 
Art Direction by
Mary Dodson 
Set Decoration by
Ellen Totleben 
Costume Design by
Bob Mackie 
Makeup Department
Robin Beauchesne .... key makeup artist
Renate Leuschner .... wigs: Ms. Lansbury's
Lola 'Skip' McNalley .... hair stylist (as Lola 'Skip' McNalley)
Gloria Montemayor .... key hair stylist
Ray Sebastian .... makeup artist
Dorothy Andre .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Bridget Bergman .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Michael F. Blake .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Jeff Cox .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Iris V. Gillispie .... key makeup artist (uncredited)
Timothy A. Miguel .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Cass Coty .... production supervisor
Dee D'Orazio .... post-production supervisor
J. Boyce Harman Jr. .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Algric Leo Chaplin .... second second assistant director (as Algric Chaplin)
Kevin Corcoran .... first assistant director
Martha L. Mericka .... second assistant director
Art Department
Roger Apperson .... construction coordinator
Ellen Freund .... property master
Craig Gadsby .... leadman
Tony Guastella .... leadman
Leslie Lawson .... paint foreperson
Tedi Tate .... assistant property master
Doug Vlaming .... construction foreman
Tom Jung .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Steve Purdy .... art department production assistant (uncredited)
Rich Romig .... set designer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Wayne Ardman .... re-recording mixer
Brian Bidder .... sound mixer
Robert L. Harman .... re-recording mixer (as Bob Harman)
Michael A. Patillo .... sound playback (as Michael Patillo)
J.R. Westen .... re-recording mixer
Glenn Young .... boom operator
Tim Chilton .... foley artist (uncredited)
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Dennis Sager .... adr engineer (uncredited)
Dean St. John .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
James Reedy .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Stephanie Powell .... visual effects supervisor
Lon Tinney .... visual effects producer
Matt Haslam .... visual effects (uncredited)
Chere Rae .... stunt double: Ms. Lansbury's
Camera and Electrical Department
Marshall Adams .... gaffer
Steve Barnes .... camera operator (as Steven Barnes)
Matthew Devitt .... best boy grip
Bill Finger .... first assistant cameraman (as William Finger)
Michael Goldman .... best boy grip
Dennis Grow .... rigging gaffer
Bill Layton .... camera operator
Richard A. Ludt .... grip
Randall Marcus .... still photographer
Robin Melhuish .... first assistant cameraman
Andrew Smith .... best boy electric
Michael Starkey .... rigging grip
R. Michael Stringer .... grip (uncredited)
Keith Talley .... key grip (as Keith A. Talley)
Michael Bratkowski .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Ray Brown .... grip (uncredited)
Steve Cooke .... electrician (uncredited)
Michael Starkey .... key rigging grip (uncredited)
Maliz van Ooyen .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Rachel Davies .... casting assistant
Barbara Harris .... adr voice casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mary Fleming .... costumer: Ms. Lansbury's
James Gadd .... wardrobe supervisor
Lisa Tomczeszyn .... assistant costume designer
Eilish Zebrasky .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Viv Kim .... negative cutting
Mary Pritchard .... first assistant editor
Yelena Lanskaya .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Larry Blank .... music supervisor
Larry Blank .... orchestrator
Alice Borden .... audition vocalist
Dennis Dreith .... additional orchestrator
Patti Fidelibus .... music copyist (as Pat Fidelibus)
Sooky Fidelibus .... music copyist
Mark Green .... music editor
Jerry Herman .... lyricist
Jerry Herman .... musical supervisor
Steve Lively .... vocal contractor
Don Pippin .... conductor
Don Pippin .... music producer
John Richards .... music mixer
John Richards .... music recordist
Jeff Shannon .... assistant scoring engineer
Joe Soldo .... orchestra contractor
Joe Soldo .... orchestra manager
Rick Winquest .... scoring mixer
Transportation Department
Bobby Jo Cawley .... transportation coordinator
James D. D'Amico .... transportation coordinator (as James D'Amico)
Bruce Callahan .... driver (uncredited)
Mel Langford .... production driver (uncredited)
Lowell D. Smith .... driver: cast trailer (uncredited)
Other crew
Stefan Dessalines .... key production assistant
Betty A. Griffin .... script supervisor (as Betty Abbott-Griffin)
David Krane .... dance arranger
Asaf Landau .... key production assistant
Jack Lilley .... boss wrangler
Rob Marshall .... choreography
Billy Martin .... key production assistant
Barney McNulty .... cue cards
Sarah M. Miles .... assistant choreographer (as Sarah Miles)
Dorothy Morey .... assistant: David Shaw
Gayle Phelps .... trainer
Juanita Presley .... production associate
Lynnet Price .... production coordinator (as Lynnet Marie Price)
Rod Ripley .... key production assistant
Todd Schroeder .... voice coach: Ms. Lansbury's
Chip Touhey .... key production assistant (as John 'Chip' Touhey)
Pamela Varney .... assistant: Mr. Burley
Katherine Wallace .... executive assistant: Ms. Lansbury
Elise Ganz .... studio teacher (uncredited)
Matthew Howard .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Lauren Lim Jackson .... dancer (uncredited)
Mike Montesano .... on-set medic (uncredited)
Robert Penrose .... on-set medic (uncredited)
Michael Picarella .... production assistant (uncredited)
John Plant .... craft service (uncredited)
Maurice Schwartzman .... lead dancer (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby (as Dolby SurroundTM)
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Portugal:M/6 | UK:U (video rating) (2010) | USA:G

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Upon completion of exterior Universal Studios' New York Street filming, the company moved to the distant Valencia Business Warehouse Valley district, to a warehouse converted into a stage, where interior sets were built. The first set filmed was Santa Claus' interior workshop. Mr. Santa Claus' office set, which sat adjacent to the workshop, filmed after the workshop set area was finished filming. To expand the office set, the left wall, (with double doors leading into the workshop), had to be re-set in the middle of the workshop set. The actor, Charles Durning, playing Santa Claus, had an extreme weight problem which didn't allow him gracefully to move around the set. Durning's scenes were performed/played as he sat at his desk, with Mrs. Santa Claus charting her Christmas Eve sleigh route on a standing easel map adjacent the fireplace. After this set was filmed, the exterior of the main workshop entrance was filmed. The sleigh and the "pack of live reindeer" were positioned in the front foreground area of the exterior set facade. Evergreen pine trees and shrubs dressed the facade, which trailed off to each side, where black duvyteen drops masked the stage walls. Reverse angles were filmed with the black drops as background, with over head snow drop-boxes shaking particles of plastic snow swirling in the air, assisted and/or directed with giant wind/fan machines. Reindeer wranglers worked the herd to move off stage with the sleigh in tandem for Mrs. Santa Claus' departure. The sleigh loaded with tons of toys, dolls, games, cookies and fruit-cakes, and assorted treats! matching what had previously been filmed in the "effects blue screen stage" adjacent the Van Nuys Airport.See more »
Mrs. Santa Claus:[takes Nora aside] I have to go now, sweetheart.
Nora Kilkenny:All right, I'll see you tomorrow.
Mrs. Santa Claus:Actually, I'm going back home.
Nora Kilkenny:But you can't go! Not yet!
Mrs. Santa Claus:Someone back home really needs me. Now, don't worry, I haven't forgotten. I still have presents for you and the other kids.
Nora Kilkenny:Will I ever see you again?
Mrs. Santa Claus:Oh, I hope so. In the meantime, when you look up at the evening sky, and you see a star. You'll know who I'm thinking of.
[hugs Nora goodbye]
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Mrs. Santa Claus, 9 June 1999
Author: Tim Cox from Marietta, OH

Lansbury is charming as always in this musical from Jerry Herman about Old St. Nicks' Mrs. It's nice to see Lansbury singing again and having a good time.

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