Project Description

A classic American musical comedy, in which a freshman writer on a 1950’s TV show must keep his movie star hero sober long enough to appear on a live broadcast. Based on the beloved feature film of the same name.

MY FAVORITE YEAR, with score by Lynn + Stephen and book by Joseph Dougherty, was directed by Ron Lagomarsino, and choreographed by Thommie Walsh. It was the first original American musical to have its premiere at Lincoln Center.

WINNER—TONY AWARD for BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL (Andrea Martin)

3 TONY NOMINATIONS

2 DRAMA DESK NOMINATIONS

NOMINATION, OUTER CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD

WINNER of the THEATRE WORLD AWARD (Andrea Martin)

World Premiere at Lincoln Center Theatre’s Vivian Beaumont Theatre, December 10, 1992.

“Bright, breezy, expert entertainment.”

-New York Times

“A sweet, snappy and altogether beguiling musical comedy. An exceptionally strong book and a stylish, smart score that pays homage to the big Broadway songs of 35 years ago.”

-Associated Press

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Show Credits

Vivian Beaumont Theatre
Produced by Lincoln Center Theater (André Bishop: Artistic Director; Bernard Gersten: Executive Producer); Produced in association with AT&T: OnStage ®

Book by Joseph Dougherty
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Based on the motion picture “My Favorite Year” by Dennis Palumbo and Norman Steinberg
Music orchestrated by Michael Starobin
Dance arrangements by Wally Harper
Musical Director: Ted Sperling
Directed by Ron Lagomarsino
Musical Staging by Thommie Walsh
Scenic Design by Thomas Lynch
Costume Design by Patricia Zipprodt
Lighting Design by Jules Fisher;
Associate Lighting Design: Peggy Eisenhauer
Sound Design by Scott Lehrer
Hair Design by Angela Gari
LCT General Manager: Steven C. Callahan
Company Manager: Edward J. Nelson
LCT Production Manager: Jeff Hamlin
Production Stage Manager: Robin Rumpf
Stage Manager: Dale Kaufman
Conducted by Ted Sperling
Associate Conductor: Jan Rosenberg
Woodwinds: Alva Hunt, Ken Hitchcock, Rick Heckman and Eugene Scholtens
Trumpet: Lawrence Lunetta, Phil Granger and Darryl Shaw
Trombone: Sonny Russo and Jack Schatz
French Horn: Kaitilin Mahoney
Violin: Belinda Whitney-Barratt, Janine Kam-Lal and Susan Lorentsen
Viola: Ruth Siegler
Cello: Matthias Naegele
Bass: John Babich
Keyboard: Joseph Thalken and Jan Rosenberg
Drums: John Redsecker; Percussion: Larry Spivack
Music Copying: Emily Grishman Music Preparation
Fight direction by B. H. Barry
LCT Casting Director: Daniel Swee
LCT General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey
LCT Director of Musical Theater: Ira Weitzman
Poster Design by Paul Rogers
Dance Captain: Robert Ashford
Fight Captain: Michael McGrath
LCT Director of Development: Hattie K. Jutagir
LCT Director of Marketing: Thomas Cott
LCT Dramaturg: Anne Cattaneo
Advertising: Russek Advertising
Photographer: Joan Marcus

Leslie Bell Ensemble
Maria Calabrese  Ensemble
Kevin Chamberlin  Ensemble
Tim Curry  Alan Swann
Colleen Dunn  Ensemble
Katie Finneran Tess/Ensemble
James Gerth  Ensemble
Michael Gruber  Ensemble
Thomas Ikeda  Rookie Carroca
Lainie Kazan  Belle Steinberg Carroca
David Lipman Uncle Morty/Ensemble
Roxie Lucas  Ensemble
Nora Mae Lyng Ensemble
Tom Mardirosian King Kaiser
Andrea Martin  Alice Miller
Michael McGrath  Ensemble
Josh Mostel  Sy Benson
Alan Muraoka Ensemble
Evan Pappas  Benjy Stone
Ethan Phillips  Herb Lee
Jay Poindexter  Ensemble
Russell Ricard Ensemble
Lannyl Stephens  K. C. Downing
Paul Stolarsky Leo Silver
Mary Stout  Aunt Sadie/Ensemble
Thomas Titone  Ensemble
Bruce Winant  Ensemble
Christina Youngman Ensemble

Swings: Robert Ashford and Amiee Turner
Standby: Michael O’Gorman (Alan Swann)

Understudies: Kevin Chamberlin (Sy Benson, Herb Lee), Katie Finneran (K. C. Downing), James Gerth (Leo Silver, Alan Swann), Roxie Lucas (Alice Miller), Nora Mae Lyng (Belle Steinberg Carroca), Michael McGrath(Benjy Stone, King Kaiser), Alan Muraoka (Rookie Carroca), Mary Stout (Alice Miller, Belle Steinberg Carroca), Thomas Titone (Benjy Stone, Herb Lee) and Bruce Winant (King Kaiser, Sy Benson, Leo Silver)