At the 1987 Tony Awards this production was nominated in 2 categories:-
Best Actress in a Play – Amanda Plummer
It lost in both categories and the winners were:-
Best Revival – “All My Sons”
Best Actress in a Play – Linda Lavin “Broadway Bound”
There was some recasting for the Broadway production
Cast & Crew
|A Sarcastic Bystander (UK)||Anthony Bailey|
|A Sarcastic Bystander (US)||Ivar Brogger|
|Alfred Doolittle||John Mills|
|Bystander (UK)||Graham Brand|
|Bystander (UK)||Sarah Chard|
|Bystander (UK)||Rebecca Hancock|
|Bystander (UK)||David Hanson|
|Bystander (UK)||Kitty Lynne-Jones|
|Bystander (UK)||James Milner|
|Bystander (UK)||Anita Wright|
|Bystander (US)||Edward Conery|
|Bystander (US)||Robertson Dean|
|Bystander (US)||Lucy Martin|
|Bystander (US)||Richard Neilson|
|Bystander (US)||Angela Thornton|
|Colonel Pickering||Lionel Jeffries|
|Eliza Doolittle||Amanda Plummer|
|Freddy Eynsford-Hill||Osmond Bullock|
|Maid (UK)||Kitty Lynne-Jones|
|Maid (US)||Selena Carey-Jones|
|Miss Clara Eynsford-Hill||Kirstie Pooley|
|Mrs Eynsford-Hill||Mary Peach|
|Mrs Higgins (UK)||Joyce Carey|
|Mrs Higgins (US)||Joyce Redman|
|Mrs Pearce||Dora Bryan|
|Professor Henry Higgins||Peter O’Toole|
|Teamaid (UK)||Sarah Chard|
|Teamaid (US)||Wendy Makkena|
- Added by Michael Hope.
Pygmalion is a play by George Bernard Shaw, named after a Greek mythological character who fell in love with one of his sculptures which later came to life.
It was first presented on stage to the public in 1913.
Professor of phonetics Henry Higgins makes a bet that he can train a bedraggled Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, to pass for a duchess at a ball by teaching her to assume a veneer of gentility, the most important element of which, he believes, is impeccable speech. The play is a sharp lampoon of the rigid British class system of the day and a commentary on women’s independence.
Shaw mentioned that the character of Professor Henry Higgins was inspired by several British professors of phonetics: Alexander Melville Bell, Alexander J. Ellis, Tito Pagliardini, but above all, the cantankerous Henry Sweet.
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