BROADWAY    1960-1977


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Camelot - Opened 12/3/60 at the Majestic Theatre (873 performances*).   Pre-Broadway engagement in Toronto.
Mr. Cullum's
Broadway Debut.

Music by Frederick Loewe; Book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner.  Director: Moss Hart (Alan Jay Lerner uncredited)

Cast: Richard Burton, Julie Andrews, Roddy McDowell, Robert Coote, Robert Goulet, Mel Dowd, John Cullum (Dinadan), Bruce Yarnell, David Hurst, Michael Kermoyan.

Mr. Cullum originated the role of Sir Dinadan, understudied Richard Burton (Authur) and Roddy McDowell (Mordred); Went on four times for Burton, opposite Julie Andrews; Succeeded McDowell as the evil Mordred.

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* Number of performances listed in these pages are for the entire run of the show.


Infidel Caesar - 4/1/62 at the Music Box; 1 preview only; Never opened.

By Gene Wesson; Shakespeare's Julius Caesar reset in Catro's Cuba.

Cast: Michael Ansara, Marta Perez, Gene Wesson, Albert Popwell, John Cullum (Cassios), Mark Margolis, Arman Alzamora, James Earl Jones, Shelby Taylor, Frank Ferrer, Agustin Mayor, John Ireland, Rafael Campos, Maria Brenes, Ramon Navarro, Vic Campos, Dan Fern, Guy Grasso, Robert Earl Jones, Joseph Roman, Ann Johnson, Charles Gerald, Manuel Suarez, Charles Rappaport

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The Rehearsal - Opened 9/23/63 at the Royale Theatre; 110 performances.

By Jean Anouilh; Adapted by Kitty Black and Pamela Hansford Johnson

Cast: Guy Arbury, Coral Browne, Earl Montgomery, Keith Mitchell, Adrienne Corri, Alan Badel, Edward Bishop, Jennifer Hilary. John Cullum (Understudy to Keith Mitchell as the Count and Alan Badel as Hero)

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Hamlet - Opened 4/9/63 at the Lunt-Fontanne and ran for 137 performances; Pre-Broadway engagement in Toronto.

By William Shakespeare.  Directed by John Gielgud

Richard Burton, Hume Cronyn, Alfred Drake, Eileen Herlie, William Redfield, George Rose, George Voskovec, John Cullum (Laertes), Linda Marsh, Robert Milli, Clement Flowler, Michael Ebert, Barnard Hughes, Robert Burr, Voice of John Gielgud.

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On a Clear Day You Can See Forever - Opened 10/17/65 at the Mark Hellinger Theatre ; 280 performances.

Music by Burton Lane; Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner.Directed by Robert Lewis.

Cast: Barbara Harris, John Cullum (Dr. Mark Bruckner), Titos Vandis, William Daniels, Clifford David, Byron Webster, Rae Allen

Mr. Cullum's first starring role on Broadway. THEATRE WORLD AWARD. TONY NOMINATION (Best Actor in a Musical).  Alan Jay Lerner and Burton Lane received the GRAMMY AWARD for the Original Cast Recording at the  8th Annual Grammy Awards in 1965.      

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Man of La Mancha - opened 11/22/65 at the ANTA Washington SquareTheater, and ran 2,328 performances

Music by Mitch Leigh; Lyrics by Joe Darion; Book by Dale Wasserman.  Directed by Albert Marre.

Cast: Richard Kiley, John Cullum (Cervantes/Don Quixote, alt./repl.), Joan Diener, Irving Jacobson, Ray Middleton, Robert Rouseville,

Mr. Cullum was Richard Kiley's last alternate and first replacement, assuming the lead of from February to April 1967.

Also see "television" page on this site (listing for "Quantum Leap: Catch a Falling Star," 1989)

Show Credits from IBDB


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1776 - Opened 3/16/69 at the 46th Street Theatre; 1217 performances

Music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards; Book by Peter Stone.Directed by Peter Hunt.

Cast: William Daniels, Howard da Silva, Paul Hecht, John Cullum (Edward Rutledge, repl.), Ken Howard, Virginia Vestoff, Ronald Holgate, Betty Buckley, David Ford.

Mr. Cullum joined the 1776 cast late in 1969 as the fiery Edward Rutledge of South Carolina. He remained with the show for two years, performed the showstopping "Molasses to Rum" on the Ed Sullivan Show, and recreated his role in the film. The Broadway cast also performed the show at the White House for President Nixon.

Show Credits from IBDB


Vivat! Vivat Regina! - Opened 1/20/72 at the Broadhurst Theatre; 117 performances total

Claire Bloom, John Cullum (Lord Bothwell, repl.)

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Shenandoah - Opened 1/7/75 at the Alvin Theatre; Later moved to the Mark Hellinger Theatre; 1050 performances. Pre-Broadway engagements at the Goodspeed Opera House (East Haddam, CT) and The Colonial Theatre (Boston).

Mr. Cullum also performed the show at the Wolftrap (Vienna, VA), opened the national tour in Chicago and later reprised the role on Broadway in the 1989 revival.

Music by Gary Geld; Lyrics by Peter Udell; Book by James Lee Barrett with Philip Rose and Peter Udell; Based on the original screenplay by James Lee Barrett.  Directed by Philip Rose.

Cast: John Cullum (Charlie Anderson), Donna Theodore, Penelope Milford, Joel Higgins, Ted Agress, Gordon Halliday, Chip Ford.

For his performance as patriarch Charlie Anderson, Mr. Cullum received the Tony Award (Best Actor in a Musical), Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award.

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Kings - Alvin Theatre; Limited engagement; Presented on four consecutive Monday evenings.

A program of dance and drama adapted by Emily Frankel and John Cullum and from classic Greek myths.

Cast: John Cullum, Emily Frankel, Casper Roos, Paul Myrvold, Graham Brown, E. Allan Stevens, Carol Mayo Jenkins, William Duell, Ed Preble, Lisa Casko, Samantha Gold, Cynthia Riffle, Suzi Sfreddo, Kelly Taylor, David Anderson, and Stephen Casko, John David Cullum

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