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Thoroughly Modern Millie

Thoroughly Modern Millie

by Jeanine Tesori, Dick Scanlan and Richard Morris

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Thoroughly Modern Millie

Thoroughly Modern Millie

This 2002 Tony Award­winner for Best Musical is based on the 1967 film starring Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore, which is itself based on the 1956 British musical “Chrysanthemum.”


Millie Dillmount, a Kansas girl determined to make it in New York City, tears up her return ticket shortly after arriving in the city and sets out in search of a job and a wealthy potential husband. Things seem wonderful when she finds a room at the Hotel Priscilla for Single Women and lands a job working for a rich boss she’d love to marry ­ but not everything is as it seems. With help from new friends Jimmy Smith, Miss Dorothy Brown, and Muzzy van Hossmere, Millie learns about herself, about love, and about living in the big city.

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Lyrics for the Musical's Songs


Jeanine Tesori


Lyricist and Librettist
Dick Scanlan


Richard Morris

  • Premiere
  • 1967 Film

Broadway Premiere

Marquis Theatre
Opening Night
Apr 18, 2002
Total Performances
Original Cast
Angela Christian, Gavin Creel, Sutton Foster, Harriet Harris, Francis Jue, Marc Kudisch, Ken Leung, Anne L. Nathan, Sheryl Lee Ralph
Michael Mayer
Rob Ashford
Michael Leavitt, Fox Theatricals, Hal Luftig, Stewart F. Lane, James L. Nederlander, Independent Presenters Network, Libby Adler Mages, Mari Glick, Dori Berinstein, Jennifer Manocherian, Dramatic Forces, John York Noble and Whoopi Goldberg
Musical Director
Michael Rafter
Doug Besterman and Ralph Burns
Scenic Design
David Gallo
Costume Design
Martin Pakledinaz
Lighting Design
Donald Holder

1967 Film Version

Movie Name
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Hollywood Musical
George Roy Hill
Richard Morris
Julie Andrews, James Fox, Mary Tyler Moore


Original Broadway Cast Album

Motion Picture Soundtrack


Vocal Selections


Original Hollywood Version DVD



2002 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Actress in a Musical - Sutton Foster
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Harriet Harris
Best Costume Design
Best Choreography
Best Orchestrations
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Marc Kudisch
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Musical Score
Best Actor in a Musical - Gavin Creel

2002 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding New Musical
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Harriet Harris
Outstanding Director of a Musical - Michael Mayer
Outstanding Orchestrations
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Sutton Foster
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Marc Kudisch
Outstanding Book of a Musical
Outstanding Choreography
Outstanding Lyrics
Outstanding Set Design of a Musical
Outstanding Music
Outstanding Costume Design

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