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Season 1


Season 1, Episode 1: The Rimers of Eldritch

4 November 1972
A backwater Iowa town is in ethical turmoil after the sexual assult of a teenage girl and murder trial.

Roberts Blossom ... Judge / Preacher

K Callan ... Evelyn Jackson

Cliff Carpenter ... Peck Johnson
Sarah Cunningham ... Nelly Winrod

Kathleen Doyle ... Lena Truit
Will Hare ... Skelly Mannor
Kate Harrington ... Martha Truit

Rue McClanahan ... Cora
Clifford A. Pellow ... Trucker
Joanna Roos ... Mary Winrod

Susan Sarandon ... Patsy Johnson
Vance Sorrells ... Josh Johnson

James Staley ... Robert Conklin (Driver Jr.)
Helen Stenborg ... Mavis Johnson

Frances Sternhagen ... Wilma Atkins
Ernest Thompson ... Walter
Carol Williard ... Eva Jackson

Season 1, Episode 10: Hogan's Goat

18 October 1971
A young Irish ward boss has a chance to be elected mayor, but the disgraced current mayor makes sure the candidate's wife learns about his affair with a just-deceased rich girl.

Philip Bosco ... Father Coyne

Kevin Conway ... Peter Boyle
John Devlin ... Confessional Priest

Faye Dunaway ... Kathleen Stanton

Robert Foxworth ... Matt Stanton
Margaret Linn ... Bessie

Rue McClanahan ... Josey Finn

Biff McGuire ... Murphy
Patrick McVey ... Haggerty
George Rose ... Quinn

Betty Sinclair ... Ann Mulcahy
Margaret Sinclair ... Bessie Legg
Dee Victor ... Maria

Season 2


Season 2, Episode 10: Cyrano de Bergerac

6 February 1974
Long-nosed Cyrano de Begerac helps an army officer woo Roxanne, the woman he loves.
Jane Atkins ... Orange Girl / Nun
Andy Backer ... Poet / Capuchin
Joseph Bird ... Meddler

Earl Boen ... Le Bret

Roger Aaron Brown ... Bellerose / Cadet
Robert Chapline ... Lord / Poet
Patrick Crean ... Valvert

Kathryn Grant ... Lise (as Kathryn Crosby)

Peter Donat ... Cyrano de Bergerac

Charles Hallahan ... Montfleury / Cadet

John Hancock ... Cut Purse
Henry Hoffman ... Ligniere / Cadet
Elizabeth Huddle ... Duenna
Daniel Kern ... Musician / Page

Marsha Mason ... Roxane
Robert Mooney ... Ragueneau
E. Kerrigan Prescott ... Chavigny

Paul Shenar ... De Guiche
Howard Sherman ... Jodelet / Cadet

Marc Singer ... Christian de Neuvillette
Shirley Slater ... Mother Marguerite / Townswoman
J. Steven White ... Cuigy / Musketeer
Phoebe Alexander ... Townswoman / Nun
Karen Bailey ... Townswoman / Nun
Bonita Bradley ... Townswoman / Nun
Christopher Cara ... Townsman / Cadet
Eugene Carroll ... Townsman / Cadet
Anthony Costa ... Townsman / Cadet
Jennifer Dawson ... Townswoman / Nun
Robert Dicken ... Townsman / Cadet
Barbara Dirickson ... Townswoman / Nun
Bobby F. Ellerbee ... Townsman / Cadet (as Bobby Ellerbee)
Karl Ellis ... Townsman / Cadet
Sandra Shotwell ... Townswoman

Season 3


Season 3, Episode 3: The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd

8 May 1974
Mr. Holroyd is an alcoholic, abusive miner in pre-WWI England who terrorizes his family. Mrs. Holroyd plans to run away with her would-be lover when Mr. Holroyd dies in a mining accident, leaving the family torn with guilt over their hatred of the dead man. Geraldine Page and Rex Robins star.
Emery Battis ... Rigley
Veronica Castang ... Laura

Frank Converse ... Blackmore
Joyce Ebert ... Mrs. Holroyd

Geraldine Fitzgerald ... Grandmother
Vicky Geyer ... Minnie Holroyd

Roberta Maxwell ... Clara
Timothy Ousey ... Jack Holroyd
Rex Robbins ... Holroyd
William Swetland ... Mine manager

Season 3, Episode 7: The Seagull

5 January 1975
This quintessential Chekhov drama--his first success--is both comic and tragic. A group of friends and relations gather at a country estate to see the first performance of an experimental play written and staged by the young man of the house, Konstantin (Frank Langella), an aspiring writer who dreams of bringing new forms to the theatre.

Season 3, Episode 15: The Rules of the Game

30 April 1975


Season 4


Season 4, Episode 22: The Prince of Homburg

27 April 1977
The Prince of Homburg, a general in the army of the Brandenburg Elector, sometimes has difficulty separating his dreams from reality. He falls in love with the Princess Natalia, ward of the Elector, and as a result of his infatuation does not pay close attention to the orders for the next day's battle. As a result, he precipitously engages the enemy before being ordered to do so, and thus both helps win the battle but also brings down on his own head the charge of disobedience to orders. When a court-martial orders his death, everyone involved, including the Prince himself, comes to mixed opinion about whether the sentence should be carried out.

Frank Langella ... The Prince of Homburg
George Morfogen ... Count Hohenzollern
K. Lype O'Dell ... The Elector
M'el Dowd ... The Elector's wife
Randy Danson ... Princess Natalia
Robert Einenkel ... Baron Goltz
Frank Anderson ... Count Reuss
Larry Swansen ... Field Marshall Dorfling
William Myers ... Count Truchss
Jon Peter Benson ... Colonel Hennings

Roger De Koven ... Colonel Kottwitz

Season 5


Season 5, Episode 7: Secret Service

12 January 1977
Set in Richmond, Virginia in October 1864, tells the story of a Union spy working to seize control of the telegraph office.

Lenny Baker ... Henry Dumont

Frederick Coffin ... Lt. Maxwell

Alice Drummond ... Mrs. Varney

Joe Grifasi ... Cpl. Matson

David Harris ... Jonas

Mary Beth Hurt ... Caroline Mitford

Jeffrey Jones ... Sgt. Wilson

Charles Kimbrough ... Benton Arrelsford

John Lithgow ... Capt. Thorne
Arthur Miller ... Messenger B
Moultrie Patten ... Cavalry orderly
Jonathan Penzner ... Lt. Allison

Roy Poole ... Maj. Gen. Randolph
Rex Robbins ... Lt. Foray

Hansford Rowe ... Messenger A

Don Scardino ... Wilfred Varney

Meryl Streep ... Edith Varney
Louise Stubbs ... Martha
Stuart Warmflash ... Pvt. Eddinger

Hal Holbrook ... Himself - Host (uncredited)

Season 5, Episode 9: Arthur Rubinstein at 90

26 January 1977


Robert MacNeil ... Host / Interviewer

Artur Rubinstein

Season 6


Season 6, Episode 5: Verna: USO Girl

25 January 1978
A young singer (Sissy Spacek) during World War II, gets a job singing in the USO with the hopes that this "big break" will make her a star. She will stop at nothing to become famous, even the attentions of a young soldier, played by William Hurt, who falls in love with her.

Sissy Spacek ... Verna Vane

Howard Da Silva ... Eddie

Sally Kellerman ... Maureen

William Hurt ... Walter
Joseph Turrin ... Pete
Vaughan Hooks ... Sammy
Robert Roelse ... Sergeant
Jamie Flanery ... Driver
Greg Enos ... Lt. Smith
Thomas Kersey ... Major
George Wolfert ... Captain
Louise Haraczka ... WAC sergeant

Season 6, Episode 10: Uncommon Women... and Others

20 June 1979
While at an impromptu reunion lunch, five women reminisce and relive their college days at Mount Holyoke, and weigh their goals and aspirations against their lives.

Jill Eikenberry ... Kate Quin
Ann McDonough ... Samantha Stewart

Alma Cuervo ... Holly Kaplan
Ellen Parker ... Muffet DiNicola

Swoosie Kurtz ... Rita Altabel
Josephine Nichols ... Mrs. Plumm
Cynthia Herman ... Susie Friend

Meryl Streep ... Leilah

Anna Levine ... Carter

Alexander Scourby ... Narrator (voice)

Season 7


Season 7, Episode 6: The Good Doctor

8 November 1978
A writer (made to resemble Russian playwright Anton Chekhov) narrates a collection of his stories, all of which are written in the style of Chekhov.

Edward Asner ... Various Roles

Richard Chamberlain ... Anton Chekhov / Various Roles

Bob Dishy ... Various Roles
Gary Dontzig ... Various Roles

Lee Grant ... Various roles

Marsha Mason ... Various Roles

Season 8


Season 8, Episode 15: Samuel Beckett's Happy Days

25 June 1980


George Voskovec ... Willie (as Jiri Voskovec)

Irene Worth ... Winnie

Season 9


Season 9, Episode 10: A Lincoln Center Special: Beverly! Her Farewell Performance

5 January 1981


Carol Burnett ... Herself

Kitty Carlisle ... Herself (as Kitty Carlisle Hart)

Plácido Domingo ... Himself
Eileen Farrell ... Herself
James Galway ... Himself
Cynthia Gregory ... Herself

Mary Martin ... Herself

Peter Martins ... Himself
Zubin Mehta ... Himself

Ethel Merman ... Herself
Sherrill Milnes ... Himself
Leontyne Price ... Herself
Renata Scotto ... Herself

Dinah Shore ... Herself

Bobby Short ... Himself

Beverly Sills ... Herself

Season 9, Episode 16: The Girls in Their Summer Dresses and Other Stories

1 June 1981
Three Irwin Shaw short stories are dramatized. In "The Girls in Their Summer Dresses" a young married couple stop for a drink on a Sunday morning in Manhattan, and the conversation turns to the husband's fidelity. "The Monument" centers on the conflict between a popular bartender with a following in an upscale Irish bar in 1938 Manhattan and its owner, who is determined to introduce a more economical whiskey in the establishment over the barkeep's objections. In "The Man Who Married a French Wife" the influential American husband of a French woman is asked by her former lover, a former resistance fighter, to help him escape the country.

Jeff Bridges ... Michael Loomis (story 'The Girls in Their Summer Dresses')

Carol Kane ... Frances Loomis (story 'The Girls in Their Summer Dresses')

Charles Durning ... McMahon (story 'The Monument')

Brian Dennehy ... Grimmet (story 'The Monument')

Claudine Auger ... Ginette Beauchurch (story 'The Man Who Married a French Wife')
Bob Sherman ... Tom Beauchurch (story 'The Man Who Married a French Wife')
Pierre Santini ... Claude Morin (story 'The Man Who Married a French Wife')

Season 10


Season 10, Episode 1: Norma

20 September 1981
Norma, a Druid priestess, has broken her vow of chastity with an enemy of her people, the Roman Proconsul Pollione, who has now turned to another lover. Norma must choose between taking vengeance against her lover or atoning for her sins.

Season 10, Episode 4: La clemenza di Tito

19 October 1981

Eric Tappy ... Tito
Tatiana Troyanos ... Sesto
Anne Howells ... Annio
Kurt Rydl ... Publio
Catherine Malfitano ... Servilia
Carol Neblett ... Vitellia

Season 11


Season 11, Episode 3: Great Performances' 10th Anniversary Celebration

6 December 1982


John Cullum ... Himself

Blythe Danner ... Herself

Ruby Dee ... Herself

Joan Hackett ... Herself

Edward Herrmann ... Himself

John Houseman ... Himself

Jeremy Irons ... Himself

Sally Kellerman ... Herself
Sherrill Milnes ... Himself

Season 11, Episode 9: Ellington: The Music Lives On

7 March 1983

Karen Akers ... Herself
Kathleen Battle ... Herself
The Boys Choir of Harlem ... Themselves

André De Shields ... Himself

Tammy Grimes ... Herself
Ben Harney ... Himself

Patti LaBelle ... Herself
Esther Marrow ... Herself

Carly Simon ... Herself

Treat Williams ... Himself

Season 11, Episode 11: The Innocents Abroad

9 May 1983


Craig Wasson ... Mark Twain

Brooke Adams ... Julia Newell

David Ogden Stiers ... Doc

Gigi Proietti ... Ferguson

Barry Morse ... Captain Duncan

Andréa Ferréol ... Mary

Jess Hahn ... Blucher
Gianni Bonagura

Andrea Occhipinti ... Charlie
Carlo Giuffrè

Charles Kimbrough ... Editor
Ed Van Nuys ... Publisher
Richard McNamara ... Reverend Hutchinson
John Stacy ... Dr. Andrews
Cindy Leadbetter ... Kate

Venantino Venantini ... Bartender
Brunello Chiodetti ... Czar
Jacques Peyrac

Season 12


Season 12, Episode 2: Alice in Wonderland

3 October 1983
From the elaborate Broadway revival of the 1932 Eva Le Gallienne/Florida Friebus production comes a whimsical retelling of the Lewis Carroll classic.

Season 13


Season 13, Episode 4: You Can't Take It with You

21 November 1984
A man from a family of rich snobs becomes engaged to a woman from a good-natured but decidedly eccentric family.

Season 13, Episode 10: Judy Garland: The Concert Years

22 March 1985


Lorna Luft ... Herself - Hostess

Edward Albee ... Himself

Tony Bennett ... Himself (archive footage)

Bobby Darin ... Himself (archive footage)

Judy Garland ... Herself (archive footage)

Robert Goulet ... Himself (archive footage)

Lena Horne ... Herself (archive footage)

Alan King ... Himself

Peggy Lee ... Herself (archive footage)
Mort Lindsey ... Himself
Joey Luft ... Himself

Sidney Luft ... Himself

Melissa Manchester ... Herself

Ethel Merman ... Herself (archive footage)

Liza Minnelli ... Herself (archive footage)

Bob Newhart ... Himself (archive footage)

Donald O'Connor ... Himself (archive footage)

Rex Reed ... Himself
Nelson Riddle ... Himself

Barbra Streisand ... Herself (archive footage)

Season 14


Season 14, Episode 2: The Gospel at Colonus

8 November 1985

Season 14, Episode 10: Follies in Concert

14 March 1986
Film of the legendary 1985 concert performance presented by the New York Philharmonic of Stephen Sondheim's classic musical at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. The plot of the musical centers around a reunion of showgirls who appeared in an annual Follies extravaganza when it was staged between the wars. Sally and Phyllis are two of these former showgirls, now middle-aged. Sally is married to Buddy, and Phyllis is married to Ben. Sally is unhappy with Buddy, and still is madly in love with Ben after a brief affair they had when they were younger. Phyllis is going to divorce Ben, so all seems right. But the reason Phyllis is divorcing Ben is because he is incapable of showing real, genuine love. Will Sally truly be happy if she leaves Buddy and marries Ben? Okay, the plot isn't much, but the songs are wonderful. The show features frequent "pastiche numbers" in which other former showgirls perform numbers in the style of the period in which this Follies was staged. These numbers, juxtaposed against the moving "book songs," make for a truly brilliant score.

Andre Gregory ... Dimitri Weismann

Stephen Sondheim ... Himself - Composer
Arthur Rubin ... Roscoe

Barbara Cook ... Sally Durant Plummer

George Hearn ... Benjamin Stone

Herbert Ross ... Himself - concert director
Jim Walton ... Young Buddy

Paul Gemignani ... Himself - conducting Philharmonic

Howard McGillin ... Young Ben

Mandy Patinkin ... Buddy Plummer

Lee Remick ... Phyllis Rogers Stone

Liz Callaway ... Young Sally
Daisy Prince ... Young Phyllis
Betty Comden ... Emily Whitman
Adolph Green ... Theordore Whitman

Liliane Montevecchi ... Solange Lafitte

Elaine Stritch ... Hattie Walker
Phyllis Newman ... Stella Deems

Carol Burnett ... Carlotta Campion
Licia Albanese ... Heidi Schiller
Erie Mills ... Young Heidi

Ronn Carroll ... Chorus
Susan Cella ... Chorus
Robert Henderson ... Chorus

Frank Kopyc ... Chorus
Marti Morris ... Chorus
Ted Sperling ... Chorus
Susan Terry ... Chorus
Sandra Wheeler ... Chorus
Karen E. Fraction ... Dancer (as Karen Fraction)
Jamie M. Pisano ... Dancer
Elvera Sciarra ... Dancer

Roy Scheider ... Narrator
Thomas Z. Shepard ... Himself - Interviewee

Season 15


Season 15, Episode 1: Monsignor Quixote

13 February 1987
In this modern adaptation of the Don Quixote theme based on a novel by Graham Greene, Quixote is an old Spanish village priest who travels through Spain with his friend, Sancho, the village's mayor and his car called Rocinante. On their way he has to master the same adventures as his ancestor.

Alec Guinness ... Father Quixote

Leo McKern ... Sancho Zancas

Ian Richardson ... Bishop of Motopo

Graham Crowden ... The Bishop
Maurice Denham ... Senor Diego
Philip Stone ... Father Leopoldo

Rosalie Crutchley ... Teresa

Valentine Pelka ... Father Herrera
Don Fellows ... Professor Pilbeam
Gareth Kirkland ... Paco

Clive Merrison ... Shop Assistant
Roland Oliver ... Stout Guardia
Carl Forgione ... Second Guardia
Peter Gale ... Undertaker
Colin Haigh ... Guardia by River

Anton Lesser ... Robber
Michael Poole ... Dr. Galvan
Chris Sanders ... Mexican Businessman
Joseph Blatchley ... Father Jose (as Joseph Blatchely)
Paul Imbusch ... Priest at Fiesta
John Hug ... Guardia at Monastery

Season 15, Episode 2: The Comedy of Errors

1 April 1987

Season 15, Episode 9: Bacall on Bogart

13 March 1988
Lauren Bacall tells the story of her late husband Humphrey Bogart, presenting clips from his movies and interview clips with his peers.

Lauren Bacall ... Herself - Host / Narrator

Humphrey Bogart ... Himself (archive footage)

Peter Bogdanovich ... Himself

Richard Brooks ... Himself

Alistair Cooke ... Himself
Julius J. Epstein ... Himself

Katharine Hepburn ... Herself

Van Johnson ... Himself

Budd Schulberg ... Himself

Ingrid Bergman ... Herself (archive footage)

John Huston ... Himself (archive footage)

Season 16


Season 16, Episode 2: Nixon in China

2 February 1988

Season 16, Episode 4: Celebrating Gershwin: The Jazz Age

27 November 1987
Part one of a two-part tribute to the composer that blends newsreel clips, home movies, stills and musical performances.

Leonard Bernstein ... Himself

Gregg Burge ... Himself
The Copasetics ... Themselves
Peter Donohoe ... Himself

Madeline Kahn ... Herself - Performer
Nigel Kennedy ... Himself
Larry Kert ... Himself
Cleo Laine ... Herself
The Manhattan Rhythm Kings ... Themselves

Maureen McGovern ... Herself

Julia Migenes ... Herself
Erie Mills ... Herself

Bobby Short ... Himself

Season 16, Episode 5: Celebrating Gershwin: 'S Wonderful

4 December 1987
Part two of this tribute to the composer concludes with Hollywood, Broadway and concert music.

Mikhail Baryshnikov ... Himself

Rosemary Clooney ... Herself

Bob Dylan ... Himself

Damon Evans ... Himself

Michael Feinstein ... Himself
Cynthia Haymon ... Herself

Ruby Hinds ... Herself
London Symphony Orchestra ... Themselves (as The London Symphony Orchestra)

Liza Minnelli ... Herself

Chita Rivera ... Herself

Tommy Tune ... Himself

Christopher Walken ... Himself

Season 17


Season 17, Episode 2: The New Moon

8 April 1989
Videotaped before a live audience, this is the New York City Opera's production of the operetta, with, unlike the film versions, its original plot and characters.
Leigh Munro ... Marianne Beaunoir
James Billings ... Monsieur Beaunoir
Joyce Campana ... Julie
Muriel Costa-Greenspon ... Clotilde Lombaste
Richard White ... Robert Mission
Michael Cousins ... Phillippe Dupres
Gerald Isaac ... Alexander
David Rae Smith ... Vicounte Ribaud
Jim Coleman ... Himself - Conductor
Harris Davis ... Cafe Proprietor
David Frye ... Jacques
Esperanza Galan ... Flower Dancer
Kenneth Kantor ... Bessac
Terry Lacy ... A Spaniard
John Langston ... Admiral Dejean
New York City Opera Orchestra ... Themselves - Orchestra

Allen Riberdy ... Fouchette

Beverly Sills ... Herself - Host

Season 17, Episode 10: Linda Ronstadt: Canciones de mi Padre

3 March 1989


Season 18


Season 18, Episode 4: Show Boat

27 October 1989
A stage production of the classic musical, videotaped in front of a live audience at the Paper Mill Playhouse, New Jersey.

Season 18, Episode 5: An Evening with Alan Jay Lerner

24 November 1989
Musical celebration of the songs of lyricist Alan Jay Lerner.
June Anderson ... Herself

Julie Andrews ... Herself

Peter Bayliss ... Himself

Leonard Bernstein ... Himself

Georgia Brown ... Herself
Meg Bussert ... Herself

Len Cariou ... Himself

John Cullum ... Himself
Peter Durkin ... Himself

Kenneth Garner ... Himself

Robert Goulet ... Himself

Sally Ann Howes ... Herself

Judy Kaye ... Herself

Richard Kiley ... Himself
Burton Lane ... Himself
Alan Jay Lerner ... Himself (archive footage)

Hal Linden ... Himself
Patrick McIntyre ... Himself
Robert Meadmore ... Himself

Liza Minnelli ... Herself

Rudolf Nureyev ... Himself

Jane Powell ... Herself
Harold Prince ... Himself
Lee Roy Reams ... Himself
Liz Robertson ... Herself
Charles Strouse ... Himself
Richard White ... Himself

Season 18, Episode 10: Julie Andrews in Concert

18 March 1990


Julie Andrews ... Herself

Season 19


Season 19, Episode 1: Spike & Co.: Do It Acapella

10 May 1990
Spike and Debbie play with and appreciate a number of top a'capella singing groups.

Debbie Allen ... Herself

Samuel L. Jackson ... Janitor
The Mint Juleps ... Themselves

Spike Lee ... Himself
Ladysmith Black Mambazo ... Themselves
The Persuasions ... Themselves
Rockapella ... Themselves

Season 19, Episode 2: The Colored Museum

1 February 1991

Danitra Vance ... Miss Pat / The Woman / Normal Jean Reynolds

Linda Hopkins ... Aunt Ethel

Victor Love ... The Guy

Kevin Jackson ... Junie Robinson
Reggie Montgomery ... Miss Roj / Walter-Lee-Beau-Willie-Jones

Vickilyn Reynolds ... LaWanda / Mama

Loretta Devine ... Janine
Tommy Hollis ... The Man / The Narrator

Phyllis Yvonne Stickney ... Topsy Washington

Suzzanne Douglas ... Lady in Plaid / The Girl
Victor Mack ... The waiter / The kid
Pamala Tyson ... Medea
Mary Ann Hannon ... Gallery Attendant (uncredited)
Joseph Papp ... Party Guest (uncredited)

George C. Wolfe ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Season 19, Episode 4: The Fred Astaire Songbook

8 March 1991


Audrey Hepburn ... Herself - Host

Adele Astaire ... Herself (voice)
Peter Duchin ... Himself
Will Friedwald ... Himself (voice only)
Burton Lane ... Himself

June Gale ... Herself (as June Levant)

Melissa Manchester ... Herself

Liza Minnelli ... Herself

Hermes Pan ... Himself

Richard Schickel ... Himself

Dick Cavett ... Himself (archive footage)

Fred Astaire ... Himself (archive footage)

Oscar Levant ... Himself (archive footage)

Season 20


Season 20, Episode 1: Everybody Dance Now

2 October 1991


Paula Abdul ... Herself (archive footage)

James Brown ... Himself (archive footage)

Janet Jackson ... Herself (archive footage)

Michael Jackson ... Himself (archive footage)

Michele L. Jennings ... Herself - Mc Hammer Dancer (archive footage)

Michael Kidd ... Himself

M.C. Hammer ... Himself (archive footage)

Madonna ... Herself (archive footage)

Martin Scorsese ... Himself

Kevin Alexander Stea ... Himself

Season 20, Episode 2: Paul McCartney's Liverpool Oratorio

30 October 1991

Sally Burgess ... Herself (mezzo)
Carl Davis ... Himself (conductor)
Jerry Hadley ... Himself (tenor)

Paul McCartney ... Himself
Kiri Te Kanawa ... Herself (soprano)
Willard White ... Himself (bass)

Season 20, Episode 3: La pastorela

23 December 1991
It is the day before Christmas. Gila Diaz is a young adolescent girl, the oldest child in a large rural Tex-Mex family. She is frustrated with her family's poverty and the drudgery of her life in caring for her many younger siblings. Gila's parents drag her and the family to midnight Mass. They go to hear the Pastorela, a traditional play about the shepherds who are told of the the birth of Christ and the triumph of the God's angels over Satan's diablos. Gila is knocked unconscious by a prop and suddenly she is transported into the real story of the Pastorela and begins a frightening fantastic quest to Bethlehem to find the Christ Child's manger.

Season 20, Episode 7: Pavarotti and the Italian Tenor

20 November 1992


Luciano Pavarotti ... Himself

Enrico Caruso ... Himself (archive footage)
Giuseppe Di Stefano ... Himself (archive footage)
Leone Magiera ... Himself
Tito Schipa ... Himself (archive footage)

Season 20, Episode 10: Unforgettable, with Love: Natalie Cole Sings the Songs of Nat King Cole

6 March 1992


Nat 'King' Cole ... Himself (archive footage)

Natalie Cole ... Herself - Performer

Season 20, Episode 17: The Lost Language of Cranes

14 November 1991
When a young gay man comes out of the closet. His friends support him, but when he comes out to his parents, he stirs up a wealth of hidden feelings and secrets in their relationship.

Season 21


Season 21, Episode 2: Jammin': Jelly Roll Morton on Broadway

2 November 1992


Melissa Haizlip ... Herself
Luther Henderson ... Himself

Gregory Hines ... Himself
Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton ... Himself (archive footage)

Tonya Pinkins ... Herself

Denzel Washington ... Narrator (voice)

George C. Wolfe ... Himself

Season 21, Episode 4: Guys and Dolls: Off the Record

7 December 1992
A behind-the-scenes look at the cast-album recording session of the 1992 Tony-winning Broadway revival of the Frank Loesser musical.

Walter Bobbie ... Himself
Christopher Chadman ... Himself
Jossie DeGuzman ... Herself (as Josie de Guzman)

Peter Gallagher ... Himself

Nathan Lane ... Himself - Performer

Faith Prince ... Herself

Ernie Sabella ... Himself
Jay David Saks ... Himself

J.K. Simmons ... Himself
Herschel Sparber ... Himself
Michael Starobin ... Himself

Ruth Williamson ... Herself

Jerry Zaks ... Himself

Season 21, Episode 6: The Hard Nut

16 December 1992

Marianne Moore ... Fritz / Russian / Party Guests / Snow Flowers
Tina Fehlandt ... Louise / Princess Pirlipat / Party Guests / Snow Flowers
Barry Alterman ... Dr. Stahlbaum / King
Peter Wing Healey ... Mrs. Stahlbaum / Queen
Kraig Patterson ... Housekeeper / Nurse / Party Guests / Snow Flowers
Rob Besserer ... Drosselmeier
Jean-Guillaume Weis ... Nutcracker / Young Drosselmeier
Ruth Davidson ... Barbie Doll and Robot / Russian / Party Guests / Snow Flowers
Gene Reddick ... Barbie Doll and Robot / G.I. Joe Soldiers
June Omura ... Rat King / Chinese / Party Guests / Snow Flowers
Katharina Bader ... Rat Soldiers / Russian / Party Guests / Snow Flowers
Alyce Bochetter ... Rat Soldiers / French / Party Guests / Snow Flowers
Olivia Maridjan-Koop ... Rat Soldiers / Chinese / Party Guests / Snow Flowers
Deniz Oktay ... Rat Soldiers
Amy Schwartz ... Rat Soldiers / Party Guests / Snow Flowers
Jordana Toback ... Rat Soldiers / Party Guests / Snow Flowers
Derek Clifford ... G.I. Joe Soldiers / Party Guests / Snow Flowers
Dan Joyce ... G.I. Joe Soldiers / Suitors / Party Guests / Snow Flowers
Nathaniel Lee ... G.I. Joe Soldiers / Dentist / Party Guests / Snow Flowers
Mark Nimkoff ... G.I. Joe Soldiers / Suitors / Party Guests / Snow Flowers
Rachel Murray ... Rat Queen / Party Guests / Snow Flowers
Francky Arras ... Changers
Sam Louwyck ... Changers
Mireille Radwan-Dana ... Spanish / Party Guests / Snow Flowers
Guillermo Resto ... Spanish / Party Guests / Snow Flowers
Keith Sabado ... Chinese / Party Guests / Snow Flowers
Derrick Brown ... Russian / Party Guests / Snow Flowers
Penny Hutchinson ... Russian / Party Guests / Snow Flowers
Holly Williams ... Russian / Party Guests / Snow Flowers
Joe Bowie ... French / Party Guests / Snow Flowers
William Wagner ... French / Party Guests / Snow Flowers
Megan Williams ... French / Party Guests / Snow Flowers
Sylvain Cambreling ... Himself
Clarice Marshall ... Marie
Mark Morris ... Himself

Season 21, Episode 10: Suddenly, Last Summer

6 January 1993
The only son of wealthy widow Violet Venable dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine. What the girl saw was so horrible that she went insane; now Mrs. Venable wants Catherine lobotomized to cover up the truth.

Season 21, Episode 11: Black and Blue

17 February 1993
The famous rhythm and blues revue featuring such standards as the title song, "After You've Gone" and "In a Sentimental Mood," to name just a few, and sung by R&B legends Ruth Brown, Linda Hopkins and Carrie Smith.

Season 21, Episode 12: Miles Davis: A Tribute

19 February 1993


Bill Cosby ... Himself

Miles Davis ... Himself (archive footage)
Gil Evans ... Himself
Dizzy Gillespie ... Himself

Quincy Jones ... Himself

Charlie Parker ... Himself (archive footage) (as Charlie 'Bird' Parker)

Wayne Shorter ... Himself

Season 21, Episode 13: Sondheim: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall

3 March 1993


Paul Gemignani ... Himself
American Theater Orchestra ... Themselves
Jerry Hadley ... Himself - Performer
Eugene Perry ... Himself - Performer:
Herbert Perry ... Himself - Performer

Bill Irwin ... Master of Ceremony
Jeanne Lehman ... Herself - Performer
Mark Jacoby ... Himself - Performer

Madeline Kahn ... Herself - Performer

Liza Minnelli ... Herself - Performer
Billy Stritch ... Himself - Performer
The Tonics ... Themselves
Dorothy Loudon ... Herself - Performer
The Boys Choir of Harlem ... Themselves

Betty Buckley ... Herself - Performer

Patti LuPone ... Herself - Performer

Karen Ziemba ... Herself - Performer

Patrick Cassidy ... Himself - Performer

Victor Garber ... Himself - Performer

Daisy Eagan ... Herself - Performer

Bernadette Peters ... Herself - Performer
Harolyn Blackwell ... Herself - Performer
Kevin Anderson ... Himself - Performer
George Lee Andrews ... Himself - Performer
Beverly Lambert ... Herself - Performer
Maureen Moore ... Herself - Performer
Susan Terry ... Herself - Performer

Glenn Close ... Herself - Performer

Stephen Sondheim ... Himself
Ron Baker ... Himself - Performer
Peter Blanchet ... Himself - Performer

Nora Brennan ... Herself - Performer
The Carnegie Hall Broadway Chorus ... Themselves
Ruth Gottschall ... Herself - Performer

Jennifer Paulson Lee ... Herself - Performer
Mia Malm ... Herself - Performer
Carol Meyer ... Herself - Performer
Angela Piccinni ... Herself - Performer (as Angela C. Piccini)
Bronwyn Thomas ... Herself - Performer
Karyn Tomzak ... Herself - Performer
Blythe Walker ... Herself - Performer
Theara Ward ... Herself - Performer (as Theara J. Ward)
Ann Yocum ... Herself - Performer
Kent Heacock ... Serving Gentleman (uncredited)
Matthew Alan Jacobs ... Serving Gentleman (uncredited)

Michael Jeter ... Himself - Performer (uncredited)
Ron Kelley ... Serving Gentleman (uncredited)
Ian Klapper ... Serving Gentleman (uncredited)
Richard Muenz ... Himself - Performer (uncredited)

James Naughton ... Himself - Performer (uncredited)
Carolann Page ... Herself - Performer (uncredited)
John Henry Thomas ... Serving Gentleman (uncredited)

Mike Timoney ... Serving Gentleman (uncredited)

Season 21, Episode 14: John Barry: Moviola

29 March 1993


John Barry ... Himself

Richard Attenborough ... Himself

Kevin Costner ... Himself

Sydney Pollack ... Himself

Jane Seymour ... Herself

Kathleen Turner ... Herself

Season 21, Episode 15: Oedipus Rex

January 1993
A son is born to a young couple. The father, motivated by jealousy, takes the baby into the desert to be abandoned. The child is rescued, named Oedipus by King Polybus and Queen Merope of Corinth and raised as their own son. When Oedipus learns of a prophecy foretelling that he will kill his father and marry his mother, he leaves Corinth believing that Polybus and Merope are his true parents.

Season 21, Episode 17: The Real McTeague: A Synthesis of Forms

26 May 1993

Ben Heppner ... McTeague
Catherine Malfitano ... Trina Sieppe
Timothy Nolen ... Marcus Schouler
Emily Golden ... Maria Macapa
Patrick Denniston ... Sheriff
William F. Walker ... Papa Sieppe
Martha Jane Howe ... Mama Sieppe
John Capone ... Owgooste
Wilbur Pauley ... Lottery Agent / Health Inspector
Victor Benedetti ... Dentist

Studs Terkel ... Narrator

Season 21, Episode 19: Lean by Jarre

9 August 1993
Milan Records is excited to announce its release of the Lean by Jarre Director Series record, brought to you on a DualDisc. Lean By Jarre is a live performance by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performing music from some of Sir David Lean's most acclaimed films (Doctor Zhivago, Lawrence of Arabia, Ryan's Daughter, A Passage to India), conducted by the music's composer, Maurice Jarre, The concert was recorded live at the Barbican Center in London, 1992. The DualDisc features live audio recording, the video recording of this legendary performance, as well as bonus material. This bonus material includes a Maurice Jarre interview with Christian Lauliac, audio commentary by the composer and his discography, biography and filmography.

Maurice Jarre ... Himself

David Lean ... Himself (archive footage)

Season 22


Season 22, Episode 2: The Maestros of Philadelphia

22 September 1993


Blythe Danner ... Narrator (voice)

Deanna Durbin ... Patsy Cardwell (archive footage)

Marsha Hunt ... Nora Ryan (archive footage)

Frank McHugh ... John Donovan (archive footage)
Riccardo Muti ... Himself
Eugene Ormandy ... Himself (archive footage)
Wolfgang Sawallisch ... Himself

Leopold Stokowski ... Himself (archive footage)

Walt Disney ... Mickey Mouse (archive sound) (uncredited)

Season 22, Episode 4: The Sorceress

8 October 1993

Kiri Te Kanawa ... Alcina
Andrew Kelley ... Ruggiero
Jeannette Zingg ... Bradamante
Wilbert Hansen ... Alcina's servants
Christopher Hogwood ... Conductor

Season 22, Episode 5: Passing the Baton

20 October 1993


Daniel Barenboim ... Himself
Georg Solti ... Himself

Season 22, Episode 6: Pete Townshend's Psychoderelict

1 December 1993
This appearance includes a performance of Psychoderelict. In this composition a reclusive rock musician preparing a work on virtual reality is forced from retirement by means of a plot carried out by his manager and a well-known music critic.

Pete Townshend ... Himself
John Labanowski ... Ray High
Linal Haft ... Rastus Knight
Jan Ravens ... Ruth Streeting
Sage Carter ... Athena
John Bundrick ... Musician
Peter Hope Evans ... Musician
Andy Fairweather Low ... Musician
Deirdre Harrison ... Athena (voice)
Kathleen Kissoon ... Musician (as Katie Kissoon)
Billy Nicholls ... Musician
Pino Palladino ... Musician
Phil Palmer ... Musician
Simon Phillips ... Musician
Lee Whitlock ... Spinner (voice)

Season 22, Episode 7: On the Town in Concert

22 December 1993

Adolph Green ... Host / Narrator
Betty Comden ... Host / Narrator
Frederica von Stade ... Claire Huddesen

Tyne Daly ... Brunhilde 'Hildy' Esterhazy
Marie McLaughlin ... Ivy Smith
Thomas Hampson ... Gabey

David Garrison ... Ozzie
Kurt Ollmann ... Chip
Samuel Ramey ... Pitkin / First workman / Announcer

Evelyn Lear ... Madame Dilyovska
Cleo Laine ... Night Club Singer
Michael Tilson Thomas ... Conductor
Lindsay Benson ... Singer
Meriel Dickinson ... Singer
Bruce Ogston ... Singer
Lynda Richardson ... Singer

Season 22, Episode 8: Leonard Bernstein: The Gift of Music

29 December 1993


Leonard Bernstein ... Himself (archive footage)

Lauren Bacall ... Narrator (voice)
David Atkinson ... Sam from 'Trouble in Tahiti' (archive footage)
Michael Hume ... The Celebrant from 'Mass' (archive footage)
Felicia Montealegre ... Herself (archive footage)
Beverly Morgan ... Dede from "A Quiet Place' (archive footage)

Laurence Naismith ... Dr. Pangloss from 'Candide' (archive footage)
Denis Quilley ... Candide (from 'Candide') (archive footage)
Michael Wager ... Speaker in 'Kaddish' Symphony / Narrator from 'Oedipus Rex' (archive footage)
Beverly Wolff ... Dinah from 'Trouble in Tahiti' (archive footage)
Mary Costa ... Cunegonde from 'Candide' (archive footage) (uncredited)

Season 22, Episode 9: Turandot

1 January 1994

Eva Marton ... Turandot
Michael Sylvester ... Calaf
Lucia Mazzaria ... Liù
Kevin Langan ... Timur
Theodore Baerg ... Ping
Dennis Petersen ... Pang
Craig Estep ... Pong
Joseph Frank ... Emperor Altoum
Chestor Patton ... Mandarin
Tim Lewis ... Prince of Persia
Victor Liu ... Executiioner

Season 22, Episode 10: Jerry Herman: Broadway at the Bowl

4 March 1994

Bill Collins ... Himself- Host
Jerry Herman ... Himself

Season 22, Episode 11: Vladimir Horowitz: A Reminiscence

11 March 1993
Wanda Horowitz reminisces about her husband, the great pianist Vladimir Horowitz, with clips from his television appearances.
Vladimir Horowitz ... Himself (archive footage)

Albert Maysles ... Himself (archive footage)
Wanda Toscanini-Horowitz ... Herself (narrator) (as Wanda Toscanini Horowitz)

Season 22, Episode 13: The Songs of Six Families

1 April 1994


B.B. King ... Himself

Kris Kristofferson ... Himself - Host

Season 22, Episode 14: Carnegie Hall Salutes the Jazz Masters: Verve Records at 50

18 May 1994


Dee Dee Bridgewater ... Herself
Betty Carter ... Herself

Ella Fitzgerald ... Herself (archive footage)
Dizzy Gillespie ... Himself (archive footage)

Herbie Hancock ... Host

Billie Holiday ... Herself (archive footage)
Hank Jones ... Himself

Abbey Lincoln ... Herself
Pat Metheny ... Himself

Vanessa Williams ... Herself - Host

Season 22, Episode 15: La bohème

8 June 1994
In the 50's, in Paris, the neighbors Rodolfo and Mimi meet each other when Mimi's candle blows out in a cold and dark night. They immediately fall in love for each other, in times of financial difficulties in the post-war. Rodolfo introduces Mimi to his close friends Marcello and his beloved Musetta; Colline; and Schaunard and together they have a good-time in Café Momus. Some time later, Mimi tells Marcello that she can not support the jealousy of Rodolfo any longer and when Marcello discuss with Rodolfo, Mimi overhears the real reason for the behavior of her beloved Rodolfo.

Season 22, Episode 18: El gato Montés

5 October 1994


Season 23


Season 23, Episode 2: The Dangerous Liaisons

17 October 1994

Season 23, Episode 3: Paddy Chayefsky's 'The Mother'

24 October 1994

Season 23, Episode 4: The World of Jim Henson

23 November 1994


Jim Henson ... Himself / Kermit the Frog / Muppet Performer (archive footage)

Frank Oz ... Himself / Muppet Performer (also archive footage)

Jane Henson ... Herself / Muppet Performer (also archive footage) (as Jane Nebel Henson)
Jerry Juhl ... Himself (also archive footage)

Ted Koppel ... Himself
Jon Stone ... Himself

Francis Ford Coppola ... Himself
Lew Grade ... Himself (archive footage)

Maurice Sendak ... Himself

Harry Belafonte ... Himself

Brian Henson ... Himself / Muppet Performer (also archive footage)
Pam Arciero ... Muppet Performer (voice) (archive footage)

Candice Bergen ... Herself (archive footage)

Frances Bergen ... Mr. Winesop's Secretary (archive footage)

David Bowie ... Jareth (archive footage)

Ray Charles ... Himself (archive footage)

Jennifer Connelly ... Sarah (archive footage)

Jimmy Dean ... Himself (archive footage)

Danny DeVito ... Himself (archive footage)

Juliana Donald ... Jenny (archive footage)

Charles Durning ... Doc Hopper (archive footage)

Peter Falk ... Tramp (archive footage)

Charles Grodin ... Nicky Holiday (archive footage)

Goldie Hawn ... Herself (archive footage)

Michael Hirsch ... Man in Winesop's Office (archive footage)

John Hurt ... The Storyteller (archive footage)

Madeline Kahn ... Herself (archive footage)

John Landis ... Leonard Winesop (archive footage)

Steve Martin ... Himself (archive footage)

Roger Moore ... Himself (archive footage)
Christine Nelson ... Girl in Park (archive footage)

Willie Nelson ... Himself (archive footage)

Austin Pendleton ... Max (archive footage)

Rhea Perlman ... Herself (archive footage)

Lonny Price ... Ronny (archive footage)

Diana Rigg ... Lady Holiday (archive footage)
Martin P. Robinson ... Muppet Performer (archive footage)

David Rudman ... Muppet Performer (archive footage)

Paul Simon ... Himself (archive footage)

Caroll Spinney ... Muppet Performer (archive footage)
Alice Tweedy ... Muppet Performer (voice) (archive footage)
Scott Walker ... Frog Killer (archive footage)

Mike Wallace ... Himself - Correspondant (archive footage)

Louis Zorich ... Pete (archive footage)
Fran Brill ... Herself / Muppet Performer (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)

Johnny Carson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Kevin Clash ... Himself / Muppet Performer (archive footage) (uncredited)
Stephen Garlick ... Jen (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)

Dave Goelz ... Himself / Muppet Performer (archive footage) (uncredited)
Louise Gold ... Herself / Muppet Performer (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)

Richard Hunt ... Himself / Muppet Performer (archive footage) (uncredited)
Brian Muehl ... Himself / Muppet Performer (archive footage) (uncredited)

Kathryn Mullen ... Herself / Muppet Performer (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jerry Nelson ... Himself / Muppet Performer (archive footage) (uncredited)

Rudolf Nureyev ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Eren Ozker ... Herself / Muppet Performer (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)
Karen Prell ... Herself / Muppet Performer (voice) (archive footage) (uncredited)

Steve Whitmire ... Himself / Muppet Performer (archive footage) (voice) (uncredited)

Robin Williams ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Season 23, Episode 6: From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 1995

1 January 1995

Season 23, Episode 7: September Songs: The Music of Kurt Weill

1994


William S. Burroughs ... Himself
Betty Carter ... Herself

Nick Cave ... Himself

Elvis Costello ... Himself
Kathy Dalton ... Herself
Bob Dorough ... Himself
Charlie Haden ... Himself

PJ Harvey ... Herself (as P.J. Harvey)

David Johansen ... Himself

Lou Reed ... Himself

Stan Ridgway ... Himself
Ralph Schuckett ... Himself (as Ralph Shuckett)
Ellen Shipley ... Herself
Teresa Stratas ... Herself

Season 23, Episode 10: Some Enchanted Evening: Celebrating Oscar Hammerstein II

6 March 1995


Julie Andrews ... Herself - Hostess

James Barbour ... Himself
Michel Bell ... Joe in 'Show Boat'
Gretha Boston ... Herself
Sandra Brown ... Herself

Peabo Bryson ... Himself

Keith Carradine ... Himself
Betsy Chang ... Singer / Dancer
Desiree Densiti ... Herself
Michael Hayden ... Himself
Mark Jacoby ... Himself

Patti LaBelle ... Herself
Rebecca Luker ... Herself

Audra McDonald ... Herself (as Audra Ann McDonald)

Lonette McKee ... Herself

Sally Murphy ... Herself

Willie Nelson ... Himself

Mandy Patinkin ... Himself - Performer

Bernadette Peters ... Herself - Performer
Harold Prince ... Himself
John Marshall Sharp ... Himself

Stephen Sondheim ... Himself

Tom Titone ... Himself
Dawn Upshaw ... Herself

Vanessa Williams ... Herself

Season 23, Episode 11: Talking With

19 April 1995
Adapted from the group of stage monologues by the pseudononymous "Jane Martin," this is a series of characters snake handler, daughter, baton twirler, washed-up rodeo cowgirl, tattoed woman, and older woman in the twilight of her years talking with us about their experiences, in the poetic language that Jane Martin is known for bringing to all her stage characters. Kathy Bates does a wonderful job of translating these dead-on characters (talking directly to camera) from stage to television screen, and television turns out to be the perfect medium for these challenging figures. "Jane Martin" first came to prominence at the prestigious Louisville-based Humana Theatre Festival it was recently revealed that "she" is none other than the Festival's artistic director, Jon Jory.

Season 23, Episode 12: The Art of Conducting: Great Conductors of the Past

24 May 1995

Julius Baker ... Himself
John Barbirolli ... Himself (archive footage)
Hugh Bean ... Himself
Thomas Beecham ... Himself (archive footage)

Leonard Bernstein ... Himself (archive footage)
Fritz Busch ... Himself (archive footage)
Wilhelm Furtwängler ... Himself (archive footage)

Michael Gambon ... Himself / Narrator (video version)
Suvi Raj Grubb

Jascha Heifetz ... Himself (archive footage)

Marsha Hunt ... Nora Ryan (in clip from 1947 film 'Carnegie Hall') (archive footage)
Otto Klemperer ... Himself (archive footage)
Serge Koussevitzky ... Himself (archive footage)

Frank McHugh ... John Donovan (in clip from 1947 film 'Carnegie Hall') (archive footage)
Yehudi Menuhin ... Himself
Richard Mohr ... Himself
Arthur Nikisch ... Himself (archive footage)
Fritz Reiner ... Himself (archive footage)
Georg Solti ... Himself (in TV Broadcast version) (archive footage)
Isaac Stern ... Himself

Leopold Stokowski ... Himself - Clip from 1947 film 'Carnegie Hall' (archive footage)
Richard Strauss ... Himself (archive footage)
George Szell ... Himself (archive footage)

Arturo Toscanini ... Himself (archive footage)
Herbert von Karajan ... Himself (archive footage)
Bruno Walter ... Himself (archive footage)
Felix Weingartner ... Himself (archive footage)

Season 24


Season 24, Episode 1: Abbado in Berlin: The First Year

1 September 1995

Claudio Abbado ... Himself

Season 24, Episode 2: Julie Andrews: Back on Broadway

25 October 1995


Julie Andrews ... Herself

Blake Edwards ... Himself

Carol Burnett ... Herself

Richard Burton ... Himself (archive footage)

James Garner ... Himself

Jack Lemmon ... Himself

Tony Walton ... Himself

Dilys Laye ... Herself

Roddy McDowall ... Himself

Dick Van Dyke ... Himself

Robert Wise ... Himself
Michael Bentine ... Himself

Michael Kidd ... Himself

Emma Walton Hamilton ... Herself

Season 24, Episode 3: Music for the Movies: The Hollywood Sound

8 November 1995

John Mauceri ... Host
Erich Wolfgang Korngold ... Himself (archive footage)

Alfred Newman ... Himself (archive footage)
David Raksin ... Himself

Max Steiner ... Himself (archive footage)

Dimitri Tiomkin ... Himself (archive footage)

Franz Waxman ... Himself (archive footage)

Season 24, Episode 4: Itzhak Perlman: In the Fiddler's House

27 November 1995


Itzhak Perlman ... Himself

Red Buttons ... Himself

Fyvush Finkel ... Himself
The Klezmer Conservatory Band ... Themselves
Hankus Netsky ... Himself - Member of The Klezmer Conservatory Band (uncredited)

Season 24, Episode 5: Pavarotti: My World

4 December 1995


Luciano Pavarotti ... Himself

Season 24, Episode 6: The Sleeping Beauty

15 December 1995

Season 24, Episode 8: From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 1996

1 January 1996

Season 24, Episode 10: Les Misérables in Concert

14 October 1995
The story of the fall and redemption of Jean Valjean, arrested for stealing some bread for his starving family. In prison he's constantly bothered by the hard-nosed lawman Javert. Valjean is paroled, but runs away and becomes the mayor of a small town. He meets a dying woman named Fantine and swears to raise her daughter. Javert catches up to him, but Valjean escapes. The daughter, Cosette, grows up and falls in love with Marius, a student. An ill-fated, student-led revolution makes the mother of all climaxes for this beauty of a production. And the end with the 50 or so Valjeans is pretty impressive!
Colm Wilkinson ... Valjean

Philip Quast ... Javert

Ruthie Henshall ... Fantine

Jenny Galloway ... Madame Thénardier

Alun Armstrong ... Thénardier

Lea Salonga ... Eponine

Michael Ball ... Marius
Michael Maguire ... Enjolras

Judy Kuhn ... Cosette

Anthony Crivello ... Grantaire
Adam Searles ... Gavroche
Hannah Chick ... Young Cosette

Cameron Mackintosh ... Himself
John Cameron ... Himself
Herbert Kretzmer ... Himself
Trevor Nunn ... Himself
John Caird ... Himself
Alain Boublil ... Himself
Claude-Michel Schönberg ... Himself
Phil Cavill ... Valjean - United Kingdom
Robert Marien ... Valjean - France
Jerzy Jeske ... Valjean - Germany
Takeshi Kaga ... Valjean - Japan
Gyula Vikidál ... Valjean - Hungary (as Vikdal Gyula)

Tommy Körberg ... Valjean - Sweden
Krzysztof Stasierowski ... Valjean - Poland
Henk Poort ... Valjean - Nederlands
Michael Burgess ... Valjean - Canada
Reinhard Brussman ... Valjean - Austria
Rob Guest ... Valjean - Australia
Øystein Wiik ... Valjean - Norway
Jan Jezek ... Valjean - Czech Republic
Kurt Ravn ... Valjean - Denmark
Jeff Leyton ... Valjean - Ireland
Egill Ólafsson ... Valjean - Iceland
Craig Schulman ... Valjean - USA
Valda Aviks ... Lovely Lady
David Bardsley ... Combeferre
Keith Burns ... Montparnasse

Nick Holder ... Brujon
Gabriel Kakon ... Gavroche
Beverley Klein ... Hair Lady
Darryl Knock ... Joly
Jackie Marks ... Factory Girl
Jill Martin ... Old Prostitute
Marie Martin ... Cosette / Eponine
Stephen Matthews ... Claquesous
Michael McCarthy ... Factory Foreman
Paul Monaghan ... Bishop

Craig Pinder ... Convict

Peter Polycarpou ... Jean Prouvaire
Jérôme Pradon ... Courfeyrac
Gareth Snook ... Bamatabois
Tony Timberlake ... Babet
Gemma Wardle ... Lovely Lady
John Owen-Jones ... Choir (uncredited)

Season 24, Episode 11: Peter, Paul and Mary: Lifelines

2 March 1996


Peter Yarrow ... Himself
N. Paul Stookey ... Himself
Mary Allin Travers ... Herself (as Mary Travers)
Ronnie Gilbert ... Herself
Richie Havens ... Himself
Fred Hellerman ... Himself
Buddy Mondlock ... Himself
Odetta ... Herself
Tom Paxton ... Himself
Peter Paul & Mary ... Themselves

John Sebastian ... Himself
Dave Van Ronk ... Himself
Susan Werner ... Herself

Season 24, Episode 12: La Cenerentola

3 April 1996
The Prince changes places with his valet - and meets the girl of his dreams!
Cecilia Bartoli ... Angelina
Enzo Dara ... Don Magnifico
Raúl Giménez ... Don Ramiro (as Raul Gimémez)
Alessandro Corbelli ... Dandini
Michele Pertusi ... Alidoro
Laura Knoop ... Clorinda
Jill Grove ... Tisbe
Bruno Campanella ... Conductor
Spiro Winsett ... Supernumerary (uncredited)

Season 25


Season 25, Episode 4: Dido & Aeneas

4 November 1995

Maria Ewing ... Dido
Karl Daymond ... Aeneas
Rebecca Evans ... Belinda
Sally Burgess ... Sorceress
Patricia Rozario ... Second Woman
Mary Plazas ... First Enchantress
Pamela Helen Stephen ... Second Enchandress
Jamie MacDougall ... Aeneas' Lieutenant
François Testory ... Mercury
James Bowman ... Voice of Mercury (voice)

Season 25, Episode 6: Musicals Great Musicals: The Arthur Freed Unit at MGM

2 December 1996
Documentary chronicling Arthur Freed and his unit's contribution to some of Hollywood's most memorable musicals.

Cyd Charisse ... Herself
Arthur Freed ... Himself (archive footage)
Hugh Fordin ... Himself, biographer of Arthur Freed

Stanley Donen ... Himself

André Previn ... Himself
Betty Comden ... Herself
Adolph Green ... Himself

Michael Kidd ... Himself

Mickey Rooney ... Himself
Barbara Saltzman ... Herself, daughter of Arthur Freed
Nacio Herb Brown ... Himself (archive footage)

Louis B. Mayer ... Himself (archive footage) (as Louis Mayer)

Judy Garland ... Herself (archive footage)

Busby Berkeley ... Himself (archive footage)

Vincente Minnelli ... Himself (archive footage) (1973)
Irving Brecher ... Himself

Ann Miller ... Herself
Mildred Kaufman ... Herself, secretary of Arthur Freed

Gene Kelly ... Himself (archive footage)
Saul Chaplin ... Himself

Leslie Caron ... Herself

Ingrid Bergman ... Herself (archive footage)

Irving Berlin ... Himself (archive footage)

Margaret Hamilton ... Herself (archive footage)

Bert Lahr ... Himself (archive footage)

Season 25, Episode 7: Bobby McFerrin: Loosely Mozart, the New Innovators of Classical Music

10 December 1996

Bobby McFerrin ... Himself - Host-Performer

Season 25, Episode 10: From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 1997

1 January 1997

Season 25, Episode 11: Thomas Hampson: I Hear America Singing

8 January 1997

Thomas Hampson ... Baritone
Marilyn Horne ... Mezzo Soprano
Frederica von Stade ... Mezzo Soprano
Dawn Upshaw ... Soprano
Harolyn Blackwell ... Soprano
Jerry Hadley ... Tenor
John Browning ... Piano
Craig Rutenberg ... Piano
Jay R. Unger ... Violin, Guitar, Banjo, Harmonica (as Jay Unger)
Molly Mason ... Bass, Guitar
David Alpher ... Piano

Season 25, Episode 13: Robert Altman's Jazz '34

29 January 1997

Geri Allen ... Herself

Harry Belafonte ... Himself - Narrator
Ron Carter ... Himself
Cyrus Chestnut ... Himself
Craig Handy ... Himself

Joshua Redman ... Himself
David McKay ... Hey-Hey Club Musician - Baritone Saxophone (uncredited)

Season 25, Episode 14: The Story of Gospel Music

5 February 1997

Amiri Baraka ... Himself

Season 25, Episode 16: Ira Gershwin at 100: A Celebration at Carnegie Hall

7 March 1997

Karen Akers ... Herself

Christine Baranski ... Herself
Ruth Brown ... Herself
Tony Capone ... Himself

Rosemary Clooney ... Herself

Vic Damone ... Himself

Angie Dickinson ... Herself (Host)

Christine Ebersole ... Herself

Michael Feinstein ... Himself
Celia Fushille-Burke ... Herself

David Garrison ... Himself
Debbie Shapiro Gravitte ... Herself -Singer (as Debbie Gravitte)
Burton Lane ... Himself

Jon Lovitz ... Himself

James Ludwig ... Himself

Lorna Luft ... Herself

Maureen McGovern ... Herself
Ron Raines ... Himself
Abe Reybold ... Himself
Dawn Upshaw ... Herself
Joseph Webster ... Himself (as J.D. Webster)
Scott Wise ... Himself

Michael York ... Himself - Host

Karen Ziemba ... Herself

Season 25, Episode 18: Burt Bacharach... This Is Now

January 1996
A thorough look at the lifework of composer Burt Bacharach, complete with a great number of archive clips and new interviews.
Dusty Springfield ... Narrator

Herb Alpert ... Himself

Burt Bacharach ... Himself

Carole Bayer Sager ... Herself
Cilla Black ... Herself

Karen Carpenter ... Herself (archive footage)
Richard Carpenter ... Himself

Elvis Costello ... Himself

Hal David ... Himself

Angie Dickinson ... Herself (archive footage) (voice)

Marlene Dietrich ... Herself (archive footage)

Aretha Franklin ... Herself (archive footage)

Noel Gallagher ... Himself

Isaac Hayes ... Himself (archive footage)

Tom Jones ... Himself (archive footage)
Gillian Lynne ... Herself
Richard Mandella ... Himself
David Merrick ... Himself (voice) (archive footage)

Dionne Warwick ... Herself

Season 26


Season 26, Episode 1: Carnegie Hall Opening Night 1997

15 October 1997

Isaac Stern ... Host

Season 26, Episode 2: Henry V at Shakespeare's Globe

5 November 1997
In the midst of the Hundred Years' War, the young King Henry V of England embarks on the conquest of France in 1415.

Season 26, Episode 3: The Music of Kander and Ebb: Razzle Dazzle

3 December 1997

John Kander ... Himself
Fred Ebb ... Himself

Lauren Bacall ... Herself

Joel Grey ... Himself

Liza Minnelli ... Herself (archive footage)

Bebe Neuwirth ... Herself (archive footage)
Harold Prince ... Himself

Chita Rivera ... Herself (archive footage)

Frank Sinatra ... Himself (archive footage)

Barbra Streisand ... Herself (archive footage)

Gwen Verdon ... Herself

Season 26, Episode 4: San Francisco Opera Gala Celebration

5 December 1997


Derek Jacobi ... Master of Ceremonies

Season 26, Episode 5: The College of Comedy with Alan King

31 December 1997


Alan King ... Himself

Tim Conway ... Himself

Brad Garrett ... Himself

Larry Gelbart ... Himself

Judy Gold ... Herself

Shecky Greene ... Himself

Buddy Hackett ... Himself

Bill Maher ... Himself

Kathy Najimy ... Herself

Carl Reiner ... Himself

Caroline Rhea ... Herself

Paul Rodriguez ... Himself

Rita Rudner ... Herself

George Wallace ... Himself

Season 26, Episode 6: From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 1998

1 January 1998


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host

Season 26, Episode 7: Creating Ragtime

21 January 1998

Lynn Ahrens ... Herself
Graciela Daniele ... Herself

E.L. Doctorow ... Himself
Garth H. Drabinsky ... Himself
Stephen Flaherty ... Himself
Frank Galati ... Himself

Whoopi Goldberg ... Herself - Host

Quincy Jones ... Himself

Terrence McNally ... Himself

Season 26, Episode 8: Porgy and Bess: An American Voice

4 February 1998
A documentary detailing the history of Gershwin's opera and DuBose Heyward's original novel "Porgy", and the impact it has had on its casts and audiences as well as U.S. black culture in general, with rare archival footage of the 1952 world tour, and clips from the 1993 television production.

Ruby Dee ... Herself / Narrator

Christopher Jones ... Young DuBose Heyward

Maya Angelou ... Herself
Jonathan Brody ... George Gershwin
Anne Brown ... Bess (archive footage)
Bob Bruner ... DuBose Heyward (as Robert Bruner)
Grace Bumbry ... Herself

Cab Calloway ... Himself / Sportin' Life (also archive footage)

Kitty Carlisle ... Herself (as Kitty Carlisle Hart)

Diahann Carroll ... Herself

Todd Duncan ... Himself / Porgy (also archive footage)
Simon Estes ... Himself

Damon Evans ... Himself
Martha Flowers ... Herself
Frances Gershwin Godowsky ... Herself
Darlene Clark Hine ... Herself
Terry Platt ... Ira Gershwin
Leontyne Price ... Herself / Bess (archive footage)

Suzie Steen ... Hi-Brow Southerner
Billy Taylor ... Himself
William Warfield ... Himself / Porgy (also archive footage)
Willard White ... Himself / Porgy (also archive footage)

Jim Gooden ... Stevedore (uncredited)

Season 26, Episode 9: The New Jersey Performing Arts Center Opening Night Gala

13 February 1998

Kathleen Battle ... Herself

Savion Glover ... Himself

Wynton Marsalis ... Himself

Chita Rivera ... Herself

Season 26, Episode 10: Frank Sinatra: The Very Good Years

11 March 1998


Frank Sinatra ... Himself (archive footage)

Eddie Albert ... Himself - Interviewee
James Bacon ... Himself

Count Basie ... Himself (archive footage)

Joey Bishop ... Himself - Interviewee

Jacqueline Bisset ... Herself / Interviewee

Ernest Borgnine ... Himself

Vikki Carr ... Herself / Interviewee

Natalie Cole ... Herself (archive footage)

Sammy Davis Jr. ... Himself - Interviewee

John Denver ... Himself (archive footage)

Ella Fitzgerald ... Herself (archive footage)
Antonio Carlos Jobim ... Himself (archive footage)

Shirley Jones ... Herself / Interviewee

Gene Kelly ... Himself (archive footage)

Ann Miller ... Herself / Interviewee

Juliet Prowse ... Herself / Interviewee

Season 26, Episode 11: The Art of Singing: Golden Voices of the Century

25 March 1998


Jussi Björling ... Rodolfo in 'La Boheme' (archive footage)

Maria Callas ... Herself (archive footage)

Enrico Caruso ... Himself (archive footage)

Feodor Chaliapin Sr. ... Don Quichotte de la Manche (Don Quixote de la Mancha) in clip from 1933 film 'Don Quichotte' (archive footage)
Franco Corelli ... Himself (archive footage)
Giuseppe Di Stefano ... Canio in 'Pagliacci' (archive footage)

Geraldine Farrar ... Herself (archive footage)
Kirsten Flagstad ... (clip from 'The Big Broadcast of 1938') (archive footage)

Beniamino Gigli ... (archive footage)
Thomas Hampson ... Host (in televised version only) / Himself in interview
Giovanni Martinelli ... Himself (also archive footage)
Magda Olivero ... Herself

Ezio Pinza ... Feodor Chaliapin in "Tonight We Sing" (archive footage)

Lily Pons ... Herself (archive footage)
Rosa Ponselle ... M-G-M screen test for Carmen (archive footage)
Leontyne Price ... Herself (archive footage)
Conchita Supervia ... Herself (archive footage)

Richard Tauber ... Franz Schubert in 'Blossom Time' (archive footage)
Renata Tebaldi ... Mimi in 'La Boheme' (archive footage)
Jon Vickers ... Himself / Florestan in 'Fidelio' (clip) (also archive footage)

Season 26, Episode 15: Swan Lake

10 June 1998
The unhappy and unloved Prince is mocked, betrayed and rejected by everyone around him. When he decides to commit suicide by throwing himself in a lake at a city park, a beautiful Swan emerges from the water. The Prince and The Swan become close friends, but their friendship is destined to end in tragedy.
Adam Cooper ... The Swan / The Stranger

Scott Ambler ... The Prince
Fiona Chadwick ... The Queen
Barry Atkinson ... The Press Secretary

Emily Piercy ... The Girlfriend
Andrew Walkinshaw ... The Young Prince
Jacqui Anderson ... Various
Teresa Barker ... Various
Sarah Barron ... Various
Lee Boggess ... Various
Greig Cooke ... Various
Ross Cooper ... Various
Andrew Corbett ... Various

Saranne Curtin ... Various
Darren Ellis ... Various
Vicky Evans ... Various

Maxine Fone ... Various
Heather Habens ... Various
Floyd Hendricks ... Various
Phil Hill ... Various

Will Kemp ... Various (as William Kemp)
Stephan Kirkham ... Various
Mark Mitchell ... Various
Isabel Mortimer ... Various
Eddie Nixon ... Various
Pablo Pena ... Various
Simon Reglar ... Various
Alex Rose ... Various
Colin Ross-Waterson ... Various
Ian Wooller ... Various

William Yong ... Various (as Willam Yong)

Season 26, Episode 17: Sam Shepard: Stalking Himself

8 July 1998


Sam Shepard ... Himself

Edward Albee ... Himself

Paul Dawson ... Wesley

Ed Harris ... Himself

Ethan Hawke ... Himself

Gary Sinise ... Himself

Lois Smith ... Herself

Season 26, Episode 18: The Elixir of Love

12 August 1998


Season 27


Season 27, Episode 1: Carnegie Hall Opening Night 1998

30 September 1998


Audra McDonald ... Herself

Season 27, Episode 2: Zizi je t'aime

14 October 1998


Zizi Jeanmaire ... Herself
Roland Petit ... Himself

Season 27, Episode 3: Cats

5 October 1998
"Jellicle" cats join for a Jellicle ball where they rejoice with their leader, Old Deuteronomy. One cat will be chosen to go to the "Heavyside Layer" and be reborn. The cats introduce themselves.
Elaine Paige ... Grizabella

John Mills ... Gus the Theatre Cat

Ken Page ... Old Deuteronomy
Rosemarie Ford ... Bombalurina
Michael Gruber ... Munkustrap
John Partridge ... Rum Tum Tugger
Aeva May ... Demeter
Geoffrey Garratt ... Skimbleshanks (as Geoffrey Garrat)
James Barron ... Bustopher Jones
Jo Gibb ... Rumpleteazer
Drew Varley ... Mungojerrie
Susie McKenna ... Jennyanydots
Jacob Brent ... Mistoffelees
Susan Jane Tanner ... Jellylorum
Phyllida Crowley Smith ... Victoria
Bryn Walters ... Macavity

Veerle Casteleyn ... Jemima
Tommi Sliiden ... Coricopat
Kaye Brown ... Tantomile
Karl Morgan ... Pouncival
Leah Sue Morland ... Electra
Jo Bingham ... Etcetera
Fergus Logan ... Tumblebrutus
Tony Timberlake ... Asparagus
Jason Gardiner ... Alonzo

Femi Taylor ... Exotica
Frank Thompson ... Rumpus Cat
Rebecca Parker ... Cassandra
Beth Robson ... Stand In & Swing
David Arneil ... Skimbleshanks (voice)
Paul Baker ... Mungojerrie (voice)
Vicky Coote ... Rumpleteazer (voice)
Helen Massie ... Jemima (voice)
Sally Bentley ... Session singer (voice)
David Combes ... Session singer (voice)
Mary Carewe ... Session singer (voice)
Robert Fardell ... Session singer (voice)
Mark Frederick ... Session singer (voice)
Michael Dore ... Session singer (voice)
Jacqueline Barron ... Session singer (voice)
Annie Skates ... Session singer (voice) (as Anne Skates)
Janet Mooney ... Session singer (voice)

Season 27, Episode 4: Pavarotti & Friends for the Children of Liberia

2 December 1998


Victoria Beckham ... Herself (as Spice Girls)

Jon Bon Jovi ... Himself

Melanie Brown ... Herself (as Spice Girls)

Emma Bunton ... Herself (as Spice Girls)

Melanie C ... Herself (as Spice Girls)

Natalie Cole ... Herself
The Corrs ... Themselves
Pino Daniele ... Himself

Céline Dion ... Herself
Robbie Kondor ... Himself - House Band

Spike Lee ... Himself
Florent Pagny ... Himself

Luciano Pavarotti ... Himself
Eros Ramazzotti ... Himself

Spice Girls ... Themselves

Vanessa Williams ... Herself

Stevie Wonder ... Himself

Trisha Yearwood ... Herself
Zucchero ... Himself

Season 27, Episode 5: A Streetcar Named Desire

30 December 1998

Season 27, Episode 6: From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 1999

1 January 1999

Season 27, Episode 7: The Rodgers & Hart Story: Thou Swell, Thou Witty

6 January 1999


Larry Adler ... Himself

Eddie Albert ... Himself

Betsy Blair ... Herself

Eddie Bracken ... Himself
Kira Burke
Ayodele Casel
Mary Cleere Haran

Brian d'Arcy James

Christine Ebersole

Susan Egan
Rob Fisher ... 'Sing for Your Supper' Rehearsal Pianist

Julia Fowler
Jennifer Frankel
Debbie Shapiro Gravitte

Dorothy Hart ... Herself
Lorenz Hart ... Himself (archive footage)

June Havoc ... Herself

Al Jolson ... (archive footage)
Allen Kelman

Jane Krakowski
Rebecca Luker
Jeffrey Lunden ... Himself

Jeanette MacDonald ... (archive footage)
Hugh Martin ... Himself
Stanley Mathis

Jessie Matthews ... (archive footage)
Frederick Nolan ... Himself
Alet Oury
Karyn Overstreet
Susan Pfau

Jonathan Pryce ... Narrator (voice)
Ron Raines
Mary Rodgers ... Herself

Richard Rodgers ... Himself (archive footage)
Adam Young Roe

Vivienne Segal ... (archive footage)
Dormeshia Sumbry

Season 27, Episode 14: Star Crossed Lovers

5 March 1999

Season 27, Episode 15: Swingin' with Duke: The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

12 May 1999

Season 27, Episode 16: Turandot at the Forbidden City of Beijing

9 June 1999

Giovanna Casolla ... Turandot
Sergej Larin ... Calaf (as Sergeij Larin)
Barbara Frittoli ... Liù
Carlo Colombara ... Timur
José Fardilha ... Ping
Francesco Piccoli ... Pang
Carlo Allemano ... Pong
Aldo Bottion ... L'Imperatore Altoum
Vittorio Vitelli ... Un Mandarino
Yuanyuan Liu ... Executioner (as Liu Yuanyuan)
Zubin Mehta ... Himself - Conductor

Season 27, Episode 17: Parsifal: The Search for the Grail

8 July 1999


Season 28


Season 28, Episode 2: Crazy for You

20 October 1999
Bobby Child, scion of a New York banking family (and also a talented song-and-dance man), is sent by his mother to foreclose the Gaiety Theatre in Deadrock, Nevada. Once there, however, he falls in love with the daughter of the theatre's owner, and becomes involved in a scheme to save the day by putting on a magnificent show.
Bruce Adler ... Bela Zangler
Lori Alexander ... Sheila
Jeb Brown ... Lank Hawkins
Jane Connell ... Mother

Jennifer Lee Crowl ... Susie
Debra Denys Smith ... Elaine
Sandy Edgerton ... Irene Roth

Juliet Fischer ... Mitzi
Jerry Gallagher ... Moose
Alan Gilbert ... Sam
Stacey Todd Holt ... Pete
Mylinda Hull ... Tess
Temple Kane ... Betsy
Matt Lashey ... Harry

Larry Linville ... Everett Baker
Stacey Logan ... Polly Baker
Gair Morris ... Billy
Mia Price ... Patsy

Stephen Reed ... Wyatt
Kilty Reidy ... Junior
Scott Taylor ... Jimmy
Adriene Thorne ... Margie

Geoffrey Wade ... Eugene
Jim Walton ... Bobby Child
Amelia White ... Patricia
Scott Willis ... Mingo
James Young ... Perkins / Custus

Season 28, Episode 3: Burn the Floor

27 November 1999
An explosive journey through dance featuring some of the world's champion ballroom and Latin dancers.
Matthew Cutler ... Principal Latin Dancer
Nicole Cutler ... Latin Dancer
Rebecca De Roche ... Dancer

Jason Gilkison ... Blond Spanish Gentleman / other roles
Tonia Kosovic ... Urban Heat lead dancer / other roles
Fergus Logan ... Master of Ceremonies
Peta Roby ... Spanish Temptress / other roles

Season 28, Episode 4: My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies

1 December 1999
This film presents highlights of a concert given on 28 September 1998 at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Some of the ladies offer songs with which they have been closely associated over the years, while others explore the road not taken. There are also a couple of stunts: Rosie O'Donnell sneaks onto the stage and begins singing "Liza With a Z," only to be interrupted by Liza Minnelli, for whom the song was written. Later, the child actress Anna Kendrick sings "Life Upon the Wicked Stage," backed up by a chorus of cynical, strung-out Kit-Kat Girls from the 1990's revival of "Cabaret." Their fate, apparently, is what young Miss Kendrick can look forward to should she remain in her chosen profession!

Julie Andrews ... Herself - Hostess

Nell Carter ... Herself - Performer

Lea DeLaria ... Herself - Performer (as Lea Delaria)

Linda Eder ... Herself - Performer
Jennifer Holliday ... Herself - Performer
Dee Hoty ... Herself - Performer

Anna Kendrick ... Herself - Performer

Judy Kuhn ... Herself - Performer

Priscilla Lopez ... Herself - Performer
Rebecca Luker ... Herself - Performer

Marin Mazzie ... Herself - Performer

Andrea McArdle ... Herself - Performer

Audra McDonald ... Herself - Performer

Liza Minnelli ... Herself - Performer

Debra Monk ... Herself - Performer

Bebe Neuwirth ... Herself - Performer

Faith Prince ... Herself - Performer

Elaine Stritch ... Herself - Performer

Karen Ziemba ... Herself - Performer

Robert Morse ... Himself - Performer

Tony Roberts ... Himself - Performer
Luther Henderson ... Himself
Dorothy Loudon ... Herself - Performer

Rosie O'Donnell ... Herself

Wendy Rosoff ... Herself

Season 28, Episode 5: Andrea Bocelli: Sacred Arias

3 December 1999


Andrea Bocelli ... Himself

Season 28, Episode 7: From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2000

1 January 2000

Season 28, Episode 8: Central Park

19 January 2000
This is a filmed record of the original production of this collection of one-act operas set in New York's Central Park, the first being Wendy Wasserstein's "Festival of Regrets," with music by Deborah Drattell, followed by "Strawberry Fields," with libretto by A. R. Gurney and music by Michael Torke. The finale, "The Food of Love," boasts a score by Robert Beaser and libretto by Terrence McNally, the man responsible, as it turns out, for the whole idea of using a shared Central Park setting, thus providing the show's one obvious unifying element. On one level, after all, these are three autonomous works, sharing neither music, plot nor characters. It is perhaps telling, however, that one crucial cast member is carried over from the opening "Festival..." to "Strawberry Fields." Moreover, all three works are clearly connected thematically. What's more, their order of appearance is just as clearly premeditated. Each one deals, in increasingly intense fashion, with the alienation, the failure, sometimes willful, to communicate or connect, which, while not unique to the urban milieu, is certainly one of the latter's more distinctive, if less fortunate, features.

Season 28, Episode 9: Aïda's Brothers and Sisters: Black Voices in Opera

16 February 2000

Betty Allen ... Herself

Martina Arroyo ... Herself
Anne Brown ... Herself
Aubry Bryan ... Othello
Grace Bumbry ... Herself
Simon Estes ... Himself
Reri Grist ... Herself
Barbara Hendricks ... Herself
Marvin Lowe ... Crown
William Marshall ... Parson Alitalk
Ben Matthews ... Compere
Bobby McFerrin ... Himself
Geraldine Mcmillaian ... Aïda
Lori Mirabal ... Commere
Elias Mokole ... Papageno
Renay Peters ... Treemonisha
Paul Robeson Jr. ... Himself
Carolyn Sebron ... Selica
George Shirley ... Himself
Anthony Turner ... Monostatos
Shirley Verrett ... Herself
Camilla Williams ... Herself
Thomas L. Young ... Himself

Season 28, Episode 14: Play On!

21 June 2000


Season 29


Season 29, Episode 2: Chuck Jones: Extremes and In-Betweens - A Life in Animation

21 November 2000
The life and works of a legendary animator.

Ken Burns ... Himself
Linda Jones Clough ... Herself

Joe Dante ... Himself
Marian Dern ... Herself (as Marian Jones)

Roger Ebert ... Himself

June Foray ... Herself

Stan Freberg ... Himself
Robert Givens ... Himself (as Bob Givens)

Eric Goldberg ... Himself

Whoopi Goldberg ... Herself

Matt Groening ... Himself

Ron Howard ... Himself

Chuck Jones ... Himself
Norton Juster ... Himself

Glen Keane ... Himself

John Lasseter ... Himself

Leonard Maltin ... Himself

Roger Mayer ... Himself

Lorne Michaels ... Himself

Rob Minkoff ... Himself
Maurice Noble ... Himself

André Previn ... Himself
John Schulman ... Himself
Martha Sigall ... Herself

Steven Spielberg ... Himself

Robin Williams ... Himself

Season 29, Episode 3: Paul Simon: You're the One: In Concert from Paris

2 December 2000
Paul Simon in concert in Paris.

Paul Simon ... Himself
Jay Ashby ... Trombone
Tony Cedras ... Keyboards
Steve Gadd ... Drums
Steve Shehan ... Percussion

Season 29, Episode 5: From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2001

1 January 2001


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host

Season 29, Episode 6: Copland's America

21 January 2001

Richard Muenz ... Narrator

Season 29, Episode 7: The College of Comedy III with Alan King

28 February 2001


Larry Gelbart ... Himself

Shecky Greene ... Himself

Alan King ... Himself - Host

Bill Maher ... Himself

Rita Rudner ... Herself

Season 29, Episode 8: My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs

6 March 2001
This production is a filmed record of a concert given on 16 October 2000 at the City Center for Music and Dance, New York City, to raise funds for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. The occasion was particularly notable in that it marked Julie Andrews' (brief) return to singing in public after a four-year hiatus.

Julie Andrews ... Herself - Hostess

Michael Crawford ... Himself

Linda Eder ... Herself

Peter Gallagher ... Himself

Robert Goulet ... Himself
Heather Headley ... Herself

Nathan Lane ... Himself - Perfomer
Rebecca Luker ... Herself

Barry Manilow ... Himself

Marin Mazzie ... Herself

Bebe Neuwirth ... Herself - Performer

Adam Pascal ... Himself
Ron Raines ... Himself

Chita Rivera ... Herself

Brent Spiner ... Himself

Tom Wopat ... Himself
Dwayne Clark
Victor Trent Cook ... Himself (segment "Three Mo' Tenors' member)

Darius de Haas

Jeffry Denman
Rodrick Dixon ... Himself (segment "Three Mo' Tenors' member)

Joan Hess
Michael McCormick
Michael McElroy
Michael Mulheren
Thomas L. Young ... Himself (segment "Three Mo' Tenors' member)

Season 29, Episode 10: Don Giovanni Unmasked

6 April 2001

Season 29, Episode 11: Jesus Christ Superstar

16 October 2000
A rock musical version of the Passion Play seen from the point of view of Judas.
Glenn Carter ... Jesus of Nazareth
Jérôme Pradon ... Judas Iscariot (as Jerome Pradon)

Renée Castle ... Mary Magdalene
Fred Johanson ... Pontius Pilate

Rik Mayall ... King Herod
Frederick B. Owens ... Caiaphas

Michael Shaeffer ... Annas

Tony Vincent ... Simon Zealotes

Cavin Cornwall ... Peter
Pete Gallagher ... First Priest (as Peter Gallagher)
Michael McCarthy ... Second Priest
Philip Cox ... Third Priest

Matt Cross ... Apostle / Ensemble (as Matthew Cross)
Kevin Curtin ... Apostle / Ensemble
Paul Vickers ... Apostle / Ensemble
Mykal Rand ... Apostle / Ensemble
Paul Keating ... Apostle / Ensemble
Gerard Bentall ... Apostle / Ensemble
Simon Ward Nicholson ... Apostle / Ensemble
Robert Vicencio ... Apostle / Ensemble
Grant Anthony ... Apostle / Ensemble
Claire Coates ... Soul / Herod Girl 1
Nikki Belsher ... Soul / Herod Girl 2
Rebecca Parker ... Soul / Herod Girl 3
Colin Lainchbury-Brown ... Guard / Ensemble (as Colin Lainchbury Brown)
Michael Small ... Guard / Ensemble
Gary Bryden ... Guard / Ensemble

Mark Heenehan ... Guard / Ensemble
Quinn Williams ... Guard / Ensemble
Kevin Wainwright ... Guard / Ensemble
Mark Adams ... Guard / Ensemble
Nick Holmes ... Ensemble
Shaun Henson ... Ensemble
Mark Carroll ... Ensemble
Perry Douglin ... Ensemble
Stuart De La Mere ... Ensemble (as Stuart de la Mere)
Billy Carter ... Ensemble

Golda Rosheuvel ... Maid By Fire / Ensemble
Irene Alano ... Ensemble
Andrea Francis ... Ensemble

Lourdes Faberes ... Ensemble (as Lordes Faberes)
Asy'a O'Flaherty ... Ensemble
Peter Challis ... Herod Boy
Matthew Hudson ... Herod Boy
Fergus Logan ... Herod Boy
Sebastien Torkia ... Herod Boy
Darren Charles ... Herod Boy
Ben Clare ... Herod Boy
Brian Webster ... Herod Boy
Carl Parris ... Herod Boy
Richard Roe ... Herod Boy
David Wilder ... Herod Boy
Jacob Dunn ... Ensemble kid

Suzann McLean ... Ensemble
Fay Morgan ... Girl kissed by Jesus

Season 29, Episode 14: Three Mo' Tenors in Concert

28 July 2001

Victor Trent Cook ... Himself
Rodrick Dixon ... Himself

Darryl Reuben Hall ... Gospel Ensemble
Thomas L. Young ... Himself

Season 29, Episode 15: Recording 'The Producers': A Musical Romp with Mel Brooks

15 August 2001


Mel Brooks ... Himself

Thomas Meehan ... Himself - Co-Author 'The Producers'

Nathan Lane ... Himself - Performer

Matthew Broderick ... Himself - Leo Bloom

Roger Bart ... Himself - Carmen Ghia

Gary Beach ... Himself - Roger de Bris

Cady Huffman ... Herself - Ulla
Brad Oscar ... Himself - Franz Liebkind
Madeline Doherty ... Little Old Lady / Ensemble (as Madeleine Doherty)
Kathy Fitzgerald ... Shirley / Little Old Lady / Ensemble
Eric Gunhus ... Lead Tenor / Ensemble
Peter Marinos ... Bryan / Ensemble
Jennifer Smith ... Little Old Lady / Ensemble
Ray Wills ... Kevin / Ensemble

Jeffry Denman ... Scott / Ensemble
Bryn Dowling ... Ensemble
Robert Fowler ... Ensemble (as Robert F. Fowler)
Adrienne Gibbons ... Ensemble
Ida Gilliams ... Ensemble
Kimberly Hester ... Ensemble
Naomi Kakuk ... Ensemble
Jamie Laverdier ... Ensemble (as Jamie Laverdiere)
Matthew Loehr ... Ensemble (as Matt Loehr)
Brad Musgrove ... Ensemble
Christina Marie Norrup ... Ensemble
Angie L. Schworer ... Ensemble
Abe Sylvia ... Ensemble
Tracy Terstriep ... Ensemble

Susan Stroman ... Herself - Director / Choreographer
Glen Kelly ... Himself - Musical Arranger / Supervisor
Patrick S. Brady ... Himself - Music Director / Vocal Arrangements

Doug Besterman ... Himself - Orchestrator
Hugh Fordin ... Himself - Record Producer
Cynthia Daniels ... Herself - Recording Engineer / Mixer

Season 29, Episode 16: Little Women

18 March 2001
Louisa May Alcott's autobiographical account of her life with her three sisters in Concord, Massachusetts in the 1860s. With their father fighting in the American Civil War, sisters Jo, Meg, Amy and Beth are at home with their mother, a very outspoken women for her time. The story tells of how the sisters grow up, find love and find their place in the world.

Season 30


Season 30, Episode 2: Joshua Bell: West Side Story Suite from Central Park

10 October 2001


Joshua Bell ... Himself - Performer

Kristin Chenoweth ... Herself - Performer
William Eddins ... Himself - Conductor

Season 30, Episode 3: Shaolin: Wheel of Life

1 December 2001

Season 30, Episode 4: Alessandro Safina in Concert: Only You

1 December 2001


Patricia Manterola ... Special guest
Alessandro Safina ... Himself

Season 30, Episode 5: The Art of Violin

4 December 2000


George Enescu ... Himself (archive footage) (as Georges Enesco)
Ivry Gitlis ... Himself
Ida Haendel ... Commentary

Hilary Hahn ... Herself

Jascha Heifetz ... Himself (archive footage)

Léonide Kogan ... Himself (archive footage)
Laurent Korcia ... Commentary
Yehudi Menuhin ... Himself
Anja Søgaard Miechels ... Herself
David Oistrakh ... Himself

Itzhak Perlman ... Himself

Mstislav Rostropovich ... Himself
Isaac Stern ... Himself

Season 30, Episode 6: The Nutcracker

25 December 2001
A re-staging of the Royal Ballet's 1985 production, with Anthony Dowell - this time as Drosselmeyer - and a new supporting cast.

Julie Andrews ... Herself - Hostess
Anthony Dowell ... Drosselmeyer
Alina Cojocaru ... Clara Stahlbaum
Ivan Putrov ... Nutcracker / Hans-Peter (Drosselmeyer's Nephew)
Miyako Yoshida ... Sugar Plum Fairy
Jonathan Cope ... Sugar Plum Fairy's Prince
Justin Meissner ... Drosselmeyer's Assistant / Chinese Dancer
Diane Holland ... Maiden Aunt
Pauline Wadsworth ... Maiden Aunt
Romayne Grigorova ... Housekeeper
David Drew ... Dr. Stahlbaum
Oliver Till ... Fritz
Genesia Rosato ... Grandmother
William Tuckett ... Captain
Victor Alvarez ... Rose Fairy's Escort #2
Nigel Burley ... Spanish Dancer
Jane Burn ... Columbine / Dance of the Mirlitons
Ricardo Cervera ... Soldier / Spanish Dancer
Giacomo Ciraci ... Clara's Partner at the Christmas Party / Chinese Dancer
Chloe Davies ... Flower
Hubert Esskalow ... Harlequin / Rose Fairy Escort #1
Mara Galeazzi ... Dance of the Mirlitons
Bennet Gartside ... Russian Dancer

Martin Harvey ... Chinese Dancer
Martin Harvey ... Chinese Dancer
Julie Lack ... Spanish Dancer
Brian Maloney ... Devil
Alastair Marriott ... Arabian Dancer
Elizabeth McGorian ... Mrs. Stahlbaum
Laura Morera ... Vivandiére / Dance of the Mirlitons
Marianela Nuñez ... Flower
Leana Palmer ... Dance of the Mirlitons
Vanessa Palmer ... Spanish Dancer
Richard Ramsey ... St. Nicholas
Rachel Rawlins ... Flower
Tom Sapsford ... Russian Dancer
Yohei Sasaki ... Rose Fairy Escort #3
Christopher Saunders ... The Mouse King / Arabian Dancer
Students of the Royal Ballet Upper School ... Angels
Jamie Tapper ... Flower
Nicola Tranah ... Arabian Dancer / Dancing Mistress
Joshua Tuifua ... Chinese Dancer
Thomas Whitehead ... Spanish Dancer
Zenaida Yanowsky ... Rose Fairy

Season 30, Episode 7: From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2002

1 January 2002


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host

Season 30, Episode 9: Kurosawa

24 December 2000


Akira Kurosawa ... Himself (archive footage)

Sam Shepard ... Narrator (voice)

Paul Scofield ... Voice of Kurosawa (voice)

James Coburn ... Himself

Clint Eastwood ... Himself
Shinobu Hashimoto ... Himself
Hiromichi Horikawa ... Himself

Kon Ichikawa ... Himself
Shuichi Kato ... Himself
Masahiko Kumada ... Himself
Hisao Kurosawa ... Himself
Kazuko Kurosawa ... Herself

Machiko Kyô ... Herself

George Lucas ... Himself (archive footage)

Tatsuya Nakadai ... Himself
Teruyo Nogami ... Himself
Stephen Prince ... Himself
Donald Richie ... Himself
Tadao Sato ... Himself

Steven Spielberg ... Himself (archive footage)

Isuzu Yamada ... Herself

Season 30, Episode 11: Romeo and Juliet

1 July 2002
William Shakespeare's classic tale of passion, rage and the corruption of youth retold on the mean streets of Providence, Rhode Island.

Season 31


Season 31, Episode 1: Berlin Philharmonic Europakonzert: From Istambul

22 September 2002

Mariss Jansons ... Himself - Conductor

Season 31, Episode 2: Making 'The Misfits'

2 October 2002
A behind the scenes and in-depth look at the making of John Huston's the Misfits

Eli Wallach ... Himself

Arthur Miller ... Himself

Marilyn Monroe ... Herself (archive footage)

Clark Gable ... Himself (archive footage)
Frank E. Taylor ... Himself - Producer (archive footage) (as Frank Taylor)
Nan Taylor Abell ... Herself
Michael Taylor ... Himself
Curtice Taylor ... Himself
Eugene Taylor ... Himself - Nevada resident

John Huston ... Himself - Director (archive footage)

Tony Huston ... Himself
Elliott Erwitt ... Himself - Photographer
Lee Jones Schoenburg ... Herself - Magnum Special Projects
Inge Morath ... Herself - Photographer

Kevin McCarthy ... Himself
Angela Allen ... Herself - Script Supervisor
Edward Parone ... Himself - Assistant to Producer

C.O. Erickson ... Himself - Production Manager (as C.O. 'Doc' Erickson)

Thelma Ritter ... Herself (archive footage)
Dennis Stock ... Himself - Photographer

Montgomery Clift ... Himself (archive footage)
Eve Arnold ... Herself - Photographer
Harry Spencer ... Himself - Mapes Hotel Publicity Chief
William Martin ... Himself - Veterinarian (as William 'Doc' Martin)

Brian Dennehy ... Narrator
Russell Metty ... Himself (archive footage)

Yves Montand ... Himself (archive footage)
Alex North ... Himself (archive footage)

Simone Signoret ... Herself (archive footage)
Paula Strasberg ... Herself (archive footage)

Season 31, Episode 3: Carnegie Hall Opening Night 2002

16 October 2002


Peter Jennings ... Himself - Host

Season 31, Episode 4: Josh Groban in Concert

30 November 2002


Josh Groban ... Vocal

John Williams ... Conductor

David Foster ... Piano

Lili Haydn ... Violin

Andrea Corr ... Vocal

Daniel Ezralow ... Dancer

Angie Stone ... Herself

Season 31, Episode 5: Natalie Cole: Ask a Woman Who Knows

30 November 2002


Natalie Cole ... Herself

Diana Krall ... Herself

Season 31, Episode 6: The Merry Widow

25 December 2002

Yvonne Kenny ... Anna Glawari
Bo Skovhus ... Count Danilo Danilovitch
Angelika Kirchschlager ... Valencienne
Curtis Sullivan ... Vicomte Cascada
Bob Amaral ... Kromow

Jayne Taini ... Praskowia
Jodi Allen ... Frou-Frou
Jonathan Boyd ... Raoul de St. Brioche
Marnie Breckenridge ... Olga

Elijah Chester ... Njegus (as Kenn Chester)
Jim Croom ... Sugar Daddy
Cynthia Drayer ... Lolo
John Gardner ... Solo Dancer
Anne Greene ... Dodo
Carlo Hartmann ... Barin Mirko Zeta
Nora Heiber ... Margot
Matt Logan ... Maitre d'hotel

Janice Lynde ... Zozo
Colleen McGrath ... Sylviane
Amanda McKerrow ... Solo Dancers
Virginia Pluth ... A Lady guest
Juliann Rhodes ... Clo-Clo
Debra Rose ... Jou-Jou
Debra Rose ... Jou-Jou
William Saetre ... Pritschitch
Claudia Siefer ... Sugar Mama

Peter Strummer ... Bogdanovitch
Gregory Turay ... Camille de Rosillon

Season 31, Episode 7: From Vienna: The New Year's Celebration 2003

1 January 2003


Walter Cronkite ... Himself - Host

Season 31, Episode 9: Kiss Me Kate

26 February 2003
A live performance of the 1999 revival, taped in London in the theatre in which it was staged, and in front of a live audience.

Brent Barrett ... Fred Graham / Petruchio

Rachel York ... Lilli Vanessi / Katherine
Nancy Kathryn Anderson ... Lois Lane / Bianca (as Nancy Anderson)

Michael Berresse ... Bill Calhoun / Lucentio
Nicholas Colicos ... Harrison Howell (as Nicolas Colicos)

Teddy Kempner ... First Man
Jack Chissick ... Second Man
Kaye Brown ... Hattie (as Kaye E. Brown)
Nolan Frederick ... Paul
Colin Farrell ... Harry Trevor / Baptista
Nick Winston ... Gremio
Barry McNeill ... Hortensio
Alan Vicary ... Ralph the Stage Manager
Andrew Spillett ... Cab Driver / Nathaniel
Duncan Smith ... Pops
Phillip Sutton ... Phillip
Christopher Stewart ... Gregory
Richard Sidaway ... Haberdasher

Season 31, Episode 10: Reneé Fleming & Bryn Terfel: Music Under the Stars

1 March 2003