IMDb > The Man Who Came to Dinner (2000) (TV)

The Man Who Came to Dinner (2000) (TV) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 4 | slideshow)


User Rating:
7.7/10   268 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Up 4% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Moss Hart (play) &
George S. Kaufman (play) ...
View company contact information for The Man Who Came to Dinner on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
7 October 2000 (USA) See more »
Broadcast of a live performance of the Roundabout Theater Company's 2000 New York revival of the classic Kaufman-Hart comedy... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Best of the best See more (10 total) »


  (in credits order)

Nathan Lane ... Sheridan Whiteside

Jean Smart ... Lorraine Sheldon

Harriet Sansom Harris ... Maggie Cutler (as Harriet Harris)
Lewis J. Stadlen ... Banjo
Hank Stratton ... Bert Jefferson

Byron Jennings ... Beverly Carlton
Linda Stephens ... Mrs. Stanley
Terry Beaver ... Mr. Stanley
William Duell ... Dr. Bradley
Mary Catherine Wright ... Miss Preen

Stephen DeRosa ... Professor Metz
Ruby Holbrook ... Harriet Stanley
Julie Boyd ... Sarah
Jeff Hayenga ... John (as Jeffrey Hayenga)

Mary Catherine Garrison ... June Stanley
Zach Shaffer ... Richard Stanley
Kit Flanagan ... Mrs. Dexter

Ryan Shively ... Sandy

Julie Halston ... Mrs. McCutcheon
Hans Hoffman ... Prison Guard / Radio Technician / Deputy
André Rishi ... Prisoner / Radio Technician / Expressman (Act III) (as André Steve Thompson)
André Thompson ... Prisoner / Radio Technician / Expressman (Act III) (as André Steve Thompson)

Michael Bakkensen ... Prisoner / Expressman (Act II) / Deputy

Ian Blackman ... Prisoner / Expressman (Act II) / Mr. Westcott / Police Officer / Expressman (Act III)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cora Cahan ... Herself - Interviewee

Kitty Carlisle ... Herself - Interviewee (as Kitty Carlisle Hart)
Todd Haimes ... Himself - Interviewee

Liam Neeson ... Himself - Host

Natasha Richardson ... Herself - Host

Anne Kaufman Schneider ... Herself - Interviewee
Alexander Woollcott ... Himself (archive footage)
Jerry Zaks ... Himself - Interviewee

Jozef Fahey ... Choir Boy (uncredited)
Brandon Perry ... Choir Boy (uncredited)
Matthew Salvatore ... Choir Boy (uncredited)

Directed by
Jay Sandrich 
Judy Kinberg (segments: introduction and intermissions)
Jerry Zaks (directed for the stage by)
Writing credits
Moss Hart (play) &
George S. Kaufman (play)

Adam Green (segments: introduction and intermission)

Produced by
Judy Kinberg .... producer
Jodee Nimerichter .... associate producer
Steven Tabakin .... associate producer: Stage on Screen
Jac Venza .... executive producer
Film Editing by
Girish Bhargava (segment editor: introduction and intermissions)
Casting by
Jim Carnahan 
Production Design by
Tony Walton 
Costume Design by
William Ivey Long 
Makeup Department
Cynthia Faye .... makeup: television
Paul Huntley .... hair and wig designer
Production Management
Mitch Owgang .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ken Diego .... associate director
Leslie Williams .... second associate director
Art Department
Amy Caspare .... chyron
David Chomowicz .... graphic design
Matthew Feuer .... graphic design
Renaldo Kiel .... graphic design
Don Stecher .... graphic design
Tom Wheeler .... graphic design
B.T. Whitehill .... graphic design
Sound Department
Daryl Bornstein .... audio
John Bowen .... audio file
Peter Fitzgerald .... sound designer
Ken Hahn .... audio post-production
Rich Jacob .... audio producer
Skip Kent .... audio
Steve Lamphere .... audio
Peter Miller .... audio
Roger Phenix .... audio (as Roger Phoenix)
Tony Pipitone .... audio file
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Adelman .... lighting director
Greg Andracke .... camera
Greg Barna .... camera
Bob Benedetti .... video (as Bob Bendetti)
Alan Buchner .... videotape operator
Tom Carroll .... camera utilities
Anthony De Fonzo .... camera utilities (as Anthony Defonzo)
Bob DelRusso .... camera
Ed Fussel .... camera (as Ed Fussell)
Paul Gallo .... lighting designer
Ned Hallick .... gaffer
Tom Hurwitz .... camera
Steven Joyce .... videotape operator
Robert Long Jr. .... camera (as Bob Long Jr.)
Gill McDowell .... gaffer (as Gil McDowell)
Peter Nelson .... camera
Donna Quante .... camera
Matty Randazzo .... video
John M. Roche .... gaffer (as John Roche)
Mark Schubin .... engineer-in-charge
Ron Smith .... camera
Buddy Squires .... camera
Billy Steinberg .... video
A.J. Vij .... videotape operator (as AJ Vij)
Carol Wetovich .... camera
Judy Willinger .... camera
Steve Yaconetti .... camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Melissa Crawford .... wardrobe
Music Department
John Adams .... music services
Josie Fishel .... music services
Lawrence E. Yurman .... musician: piano (as Lawrence Yurman)
Other crew
Arlen Appelbaum .... business and legal affairs
Nadine Aronson .... production coordinator
Fred Cotton .... transmission
Sydney Davolos .... general manager: Roundabout Theater Company
Jeffrey Gitter .... television stage manager (as Jeff Gitter)
Jan Gura .... director of special projects: Stage on Screen
Jean Haring .... company manager: Roundabout Theater Company
Nichole Larson .... director of sales operations: Roundabout Theater Company
Julia C. Levy .... executive director of external affairs: Roundabout Theater Company
Emmett Loughran .... technical director
Jason P. McLaughlin .... assistant managing director: Roundabout Theater Company
Doug McNeill .... stage hand: Roundabout Theater Company
Grayson Meritt .... stage manager: Roundabout Theater Company
Glenn Merwede .... technical director: Roundabout Theater Company
Bill O'Donnell .... director of program development: Stage on Screen
Ellen Richard .... managing director: Roundabout Theater Company
William K. Rowland .... stage hand: Roundabout Theater Company
James Stapleton .... stage hand: Roundabout Theater Company
Andrea J. Testani .... production stage manager
James Uphoff .... stage hand: Roundabout Theater Company
Guy Veryzer .... researcher
Dann Wojnar .... stage hand: Roundabout Theater Company
Jerry Zaks .... director: stage production
Jane Klain .... special thanks: Museum of Television & Radio

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

176 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

This production restored some lines that had been censored or omitted from the 1941 film, among them Sheridan Whiteside's opening line "I may vomit". It also restored the line "you have the touch of a sex-starved cobra", which had been changed in the old film to "you have the touch of a love-starved cobra".See more »
Lorraine Sheldon:Don't argue with me, you French bitch!See more »
Movie Connections:
References Fantasia (1940)See more »
What Am I To DoSee more »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Best of the best, 12 June 2001
Author: RobT-2 from Tulsa, Oklahoma

As someone who goes out of his way to see performances of "The Man Who Came to Dinner"--one of the greatest comic concoctions of the 20th century--I thought this was the best media presentation of the play to date, much better than the 1940 film version. My only quibble concerns the decision to pattern Lewis Stadlen's Banjo after Jimmy Durante's version in the film, rather than Harpo Marx (upon whom the character was originally modelled), but that's a matter of personal taste. (And to be fair, Stadlen does just fine, perhaps even out-Duranting Durante.) Conversely, I can't imagine anyone better in the title role than Nathan Lane, and he lives up to my hopes splendidly. (I hope PBS broadcasts him in "The Producers" one of these days!)

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (10 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for The Man Who Came to Dinner (2000)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Favorite Quotes Lady_in_Redx3
The most wonderful play chareli
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
No Time for Comedy Accent on Youth Paramount Headliner: Broadway Highlights No. 1 Gold Diggers of 1933 Stage Door
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits IMDb Comedy section
IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.