Found 37 collections related to Musical theater

DaCosta, Morton, 1914-1989
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1989-005
6 linear feet (16 boxes)
Morton DaCosta (born Tecosky), stage and film director and actor, was born 7 March 1914 in Philadelphia. A graduate of Temple University, Mr. DaCosta began his career as an actor and director in regional theatre in 1937. He made his acting debut... more
Dalrymple, Jean
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1971-003
.4 linear feet (1 box)
The Jean Dalrymple papers, Additions contain mostly paid invoices and receipts, with related correspondence documenting Music Theater of Lincoln Center's production of The King and I (1964).
Fields, Dorothy, 1905-1974
Billy Rose Theatre Division | 8MWEZ 27913-914
.75 linear feet,(2 boxes)
Dorothy Fields, lyricist and librettist, was born in Allenhurst, New Jersey, July 15, 1905. She was the daughter of Lew Fields, comedian and producer, and Rose (Harris) Shoenfeld. Her first well known song was "I Can't Give You Anything But Love,"... more
Dillingham, C. B. (Charles Bancroft), 1868-1934
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 813
Collection consists of correspondence, stage managers'reports, receipt books, roster and salary records, and some personal papers of Dillingham. Correspondence, 1903-1927, of Dillingham and his associates Bruce Edwards and Fred G. Latham with... more
Harburg, E. Y. (Edgar Yipsel), 1896-1981
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1989-014
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg, Academy Award winning lyricist, created the lyrics for the Academy Award winning film The Wizard of Oz, as well as the Broadway shows Finian's Rainbow, more
Pearl, Jack
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1985-001
1.67 linear feet (4 boxes)
The Jack Pearl Papers consist of correspondence, contracts, scripts, programs and photographs and are primarily of his professional life and career.
Finizio, Victor L.
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2001-004
1.34 linear feet (4 boxes)
Clare Beecher Kummer (1873-1958) was a playwright and songwriter. She was most active between 1907 and 1944, when her plays and musicals were produced on the vaudeville circuits and on Broadway. The Victor Finizio research materials on Clare... more
LaChiusa, Michael John
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2015-017
31.95 linear feet (79 boxes, 3 volumes, 1 tube); 237.1 mb (972 computer files)
Michael John LaChiusa is an American composer, lyricist, and librettist working in musical theater and opera. His papers (1970s-2015) document the development and performance of his original operas and musicals, his collaborations with other... more
National Repertory Theatre Foundation
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1994-021
23.87 linear feet (48 boxes, 18 volumes, 1 oversized folder)
The National Repertory Theatre was an American theatre company founded by Michael Dewell and Frances Ann Hersey, which produced touring productions of classic and modern plays. This collection consists of the records of the National Repertory... more
Fielding, Edward, 1875-1945
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1996-056
4.67 linear feet (4 boxes, 4 volumes, 2 oversized folders)
Edward Fielding (1875-1945) was an actor in theater and film. Fielding's wife, Elizabeth Sherman Clark (1883-1959) was an opera singer. The Edward Fielding and Elizabeth Sherman Clark papers date from 1876 to 1975 and document their careers... more
Klemperer, Werner
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2003-018
1.26 linear feet (3 boxes)
Werner Klemperer (1920-2000) was an actor who worked in theater, film, and television. He was known for playing Colonel Klink in Hogan's Heroes, and won the Tony Award for his performance as Herr Schultz in the 1987 revival of Cabaret. The Werner... more
Clark, Harry, 1911-1956
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1996-033
.63 linear feet (2 boxes, 1 volume)
Harry Clark (1911-1956) was an actor best known for his work on stage in comedies and musicals. He also had a role on The Phil Silvers Show from 1955 to 1956. The Harry Clark papers (1937-1960) contain clippings,... more
Wiman, Dwight Deere, 1895-1951
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *ZC-310
37 reels of microfilm (35mm)
Theatrical producer, Dwight Deere Wiman produced 56 plays and musicals in 26 years on Broadway making his most distinctive imprint in the musical comedy and revue fields. He was born on August 8, 1895 in Moline, IL, a direct descendant of John... more
Richards, Jess
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1994-027
11.21 linear feet (28 boxes)
Jess Richards was a stage actor who performed primarily in musical theater. The Jess Richards papers (1943-1994) document Richards' acting career through scripts, scores, photographs, and promotional materials.
Miller, Buzz
Jerome Robbins Dance Division | (S) *MGZMD 127
1.46 linear feet (3 boxes, 3 volumes)
Buzz Miller was an American dancer who performed primarily in musical theater and ballets. The Buzz Miller papers (1906-1999) document his career as a dancer and choreographer from 1948 through 1980, as well as his personal life and his service in... more
Stahl, Irwin
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1990-017
10.71 linear feet (16 boxes, 6 volumes, 1 oversized folder)
Irwin Stahl was a theatrical director, playwright, actor, and educator. The Irwin Stahl theater files date from 1893 to 1988 and contain scripts, sheet music, programs, clippings, sketches, notes, photographs, and scrapbooks.
Rhodes, Erik, 1906-1990
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2014-147
1.2 linear feet (3 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Erik Rhodes (1906-1990) was an American theatrical actor and singer. The Erik Rhodes papers date from 1923 to 1979 and contain programs, correspondence, clippings, school records, certificates, notes, and souvenirs.
Drayton, Mary, 1905-1994
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1982-001
.1 linear feet (38 p.)
Playwright Mary Drayton, born in Hope, Arkansas, turned to writing after a car accident ended her acting career. Her plays DEBUT (1956) and PLAYROOM (1965) were produced on Broadway. She also wrote SALT OF THE EARTH, BUILD ME A BRIDGE, DUCKS IN A... more
Hart, Annie, d. 1947
Billy Rose Theatre Division | 8MWEZ/29441
.4 linear feet (1 box)
Annie Hart was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts circa 1860. A star of both vaudeville and Tony Pastor's Theater, she spent most of her life in the entertainment field. She first appeared in THE BLACK CROOK at Niblo's Gardens. She toured both in the... more
Cummings, Vicki, 1914-1969
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1995-013
.94 linear feet (2 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Vicki Cummings (1919-1969) was a stage actor who primarily performed in musicals and comedies. She appeared on Broadway in The Voice of the Turtle (1943; Cummings was a replacement in 1945), For Love... more
Young, Charles L.
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1985-010
4 linear feet (1 box, 5 volumes)
Charles L. Young was a manager and entrepreneur. The Charles L. Young scrapbooks date from 1892 to 1918 and consist of scrapbooks and a publication that document Young's work managing performing artists and aviators, theater companies, concert... more
Wasserman, Dale
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1996-027
15.96 linear feet (38 boxes)
Dale Wasserman (1914-2008) was an American playwright, television writer and screenwriter, working from the 1950s-the 1990s. He is best known for his play, One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (1963) and his book for the musical Man of La Mancha... more
New York Shakespeare Festival Productions
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1993-028
170.97 linear feet (416 boxes, 4 other items)
Since its inception in 1954, the New York Shakespeare Festival/the Public Theater has been a highly acclaimed theater company, dedicated to achieving artistic excellence while developing an American theater that is accessible and relevant to all... more
Comden, Betty
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 2010-107
8.64 linear feet (23 boxes)
Betty Comden was an American lyricist, playwright, screenwriter and actress working on stage and screen productions from the late 1930s through the 1990s. This collection is the personal and professional papers of Betty Comden. It consists mainly... more
Harburg, E. Y. (Edgar Yipsel), 1896-1981
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1990-002
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg, Academy Award winning lyricist created the lyrics for the Academy Award winning film The Wizard of Oz, as well as the Broadway shows Finian's Rainbow, more
Strouse, Charles
Music Division | JPB 06-64
21 linear feet (24 boxes)
Charles Strouse is a composer of stage and film musicals, known for such musicals as Bye Bye Birdie (1960), Applause (1970) and Annie (1977). He occasionally writes... more
Lillie, Beatrice, 1894-1989
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1990-025
Beatrice Lillie was an actress and comedian. The collection was created by Bruce Laffey, her biographer, and contains correspondence and photographs documenting Beatrice Lillie's career. Most of the correspondence is either to Bruce Laffey from... more
Harrigan, Edward, 1844-1911
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1941-003
Correspondence, scripts, songs, articles, programs and clippings document the life and career of Edward Harrigan. Includes extensive correspondence with his wife when he was touring with Tony Hart in the 1870s, photocopies of typescripts of a few... more
Held, Anna, 1877?-1918
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1990-010
The Anna Held Museum Papers consist of correspondence, photographs and manuscripts, which document the careers and personal lives of Anna Held, Florenz Ziegfeld, Billie Burke and Liane Carrera. Drafts of Anna Held's biography are among the papers.
Struble, Helen Gates
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1995-031
Helen Gates Struble was an actress who began her career as a Ziegfeld girl. The collection contains ephemera from her career in the theater.
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