Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

David Merrick

 
Date of Birth: November 27, 1911
Date of Death: April 25, 2000 (88)

Birth Place: St. Louis, MO, USA

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1996]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1990]
Producer
 
[West End, 1984]
Producer
 
[US Tour, 1984]
Producer
 
[US Tour, 1983]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1981]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1980]
Producer
 
[US Tour, 1976]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1976]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1975]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1975]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1975]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1974]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1974]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1972]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1972]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1972]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1972]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1971]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1970]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1969]
Producer
 
[West End, 1969]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1969]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1968]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1968]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1968]
Producer
 
[West End, 1968]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1968]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1968]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1967]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1967]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1967]
Producer
 
[West End, 1967]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1967]
Producer
 
[US Tour, 1967]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1966]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1966]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1966]
Producer
 
[US Tour, 1966]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1965]
Producer
 
[West End, 1965]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1965]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1965]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1965]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1965]
Producer
 
[US Tour, 1965]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1964]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1964]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1964]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1964]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1964]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1964]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1963]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1963]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1963]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1963]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1963]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1963]
Producer
 
[US Tour, 1963]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1963]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1962]
Producer
 
[US Tour, 1962]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1962]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1962]
Producer
 
[West End, 1962]
Producer
 
[US Tour, 1962]
Producer
 
[US Tour, 1962]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1961]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1961]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1961]
Producer
 
[West End, 1961]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1961]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1961]
Producer
 
[US Tour, 1961]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1960]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1960]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1960]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1960]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1960]
Producer
 
[US Tour, 1960]
Producer
 
[West End, 1960]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1960]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1959]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1959]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1959]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1958]
Producer
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1958]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1958]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1958]
Producer
 
[West End, 1958]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1958]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1957]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1957]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1957]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1955]
Producer
Production Supervisor
 
[Broadway, 1954]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1949]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1944]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1942]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 1966]
Producer

Photos

David Merrick & Lee Roy Reams Photo

David Merrick & Lee Roy Reams

From: 
Date:
10/08/2017


The David Merrick Dancers

From: 
Date:
10/18/2009

 

Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 1996]
Producer

[Broadway, 1990]
Producer

[West End, 1984]
Producer

[US Tour, 1984]
Producer

[US Tour, 1983]
Producer

[Broadway, 1981]
Producer

[Broadway, 1980]
Producer

[US Tour, 1976]
Producer

[Broadway, 1976]
Producer

[Broadway, 1975]
Producer

[Broadway, 1975]
Producer

[Broadway, 1975]
Producer

[Broadway, 1974]
Producer

[Broadway, 1974]
Producer

[Broadway, 1972]
Producer

[Broadway, 1972]
Producer

[Broadway, 1972]
Producer

[Broadway, 1972]
Producer

[Broadway, 1971]
Producer

[Broadway, 1970]
Producer

[Broadway, 1969]
Producer

[West End, 1969]
Producer

[Broadway, 1969]
Producer

[Broadway, 1968]
Producer

[Broadway, 1968]
Producer

[Broadway, 1968]
Producer

[West End, 1968]
Producer

[Broadway, 1968]
Producer

[Broadway, 1968]
Producer

[Broadway, 1967]
Producer

[Broadway, 1967]
Producer

[Broadway, 1967]
Producer

[West End, 1967]
Producer

[Broadway, 1967]
Producer

[US Tour, 1967]
Producer

[Broadway, 1966]
Producer

[Broadway, 1966]
Producer

[Broadway, 1966]
Producer

[US Tour, 1966]
Producer

[Broadway, 1965]
Producer

[West End, 1965]
Producer

[Broadway, 1965]
Producer

[Broadway, 1965]
Producer

[Broadway, 1965]
Producer

[Broadway, 1965]
Producer

[US Tour, 1965]
Producer

[Broadway, 1964]
Producer

[Broadway, 1964]
Producer

[Broadway, 1964]
Producer

[Broadway, 1964]
Producer

[Broadway, 1964]
Producer

[Broadway, 1964]
Producer

[Broadway, 1963]
Producer

[Broadway, 1963]
Producer

[Broadway, 1963]
Producer

[Broadway, 1963]
Producer

[Broadway, 1963]
Producer

[Broadway, 1963]
Producer

[US Tour, 1963]
Producer

[Broadway, 1963]
Producer

[Broadway, 1962]
Producer

[US Tour, 1962]
Producer

[Broadway, 1962]
Producer

[Broadway, 1962]
Producer

[West End, 1962]
Producer

[US Tour, 1962]
Producer

[US Tour, 1962]
Producer

[Broadway, 1961]
Producer

[Broadway, 1961]
Producer

[Broadway, 1961]
Producer

[West End, 1961]
Producer

[Broadway, 1961]
Producer

[Broadway, 1961]
Producer

[US Tour, 1961]
Producer

[Broadway, 1960]
Producer

[Broadway, 1960]
Producer

[Broadway, 1960]
Producer

[Broadway, 1960]
Producer

[Broadway, 1960]
Producer

[US Tour, 1960]
Producer

[West End, 1960]
Producer

[Broadway, 1960]
Producer

[Broadway, 1959]
Producer

[Broadway, 1959]
Producer

[Broadway, 1959]
Producer

[Broadway, 1958]
Producer

Producer

[Broadway, 1958]
Producer

[Broadway, 1958]
Producer

[Broadway, 1958]
Producer

[West End, 1958]
Producer

[Broadway, 1958]
Producer

[Broadway, 1957]
Producer

[Broadway, 1957]
Producer

[Broadway, 1957]
Producer

[Broadway, 1955]
Producer

Production Supervisor

[Broadway, 1954]
Producer

[Broadway, 1949]
Producer

[Broadway, 1944]
Producer

[Broadway, 1942]
Producer

[Broadway, 1966]
Producer


David Merrick Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1981 - Best Musical Gold Star
David Merrick, 42nd Street
 
Tony Awards - 1980 - Best Musical Gold Star
David Merrick, 42nd Street
 
Tony Awards - 1976 - Best Play Gold Star
David Merrick, Travesties
 
Tony Awards - 1975 - Best Musical
David Merrick, Mack and Mabel
 
Tony Awards - 1973 - Best Musical
David Merrick, Sugar
 
Tony Awards - 1972 - Best Play
David Merrick , Vivat! Vivat! Regina!
 
Tony Awards - 1971 - Best Play
David Merrick, The Philanthropist
 
Tony Awards - 1970 - Best Play
David Merrick, Child's Play
 
Tony Awards - 1968 - Special Tony Award Gold Star
David Merrick
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 1966 - Other Awards Gold Star
David Merrick
 
Tony Awards - 1965 - Producer (Musical)
David Merrick, The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd
 
Tony Awards - 1964 - Producer (Musical) Gold Star
David Merrick, Hello, Dolly!
 
Tony Awards - 1963 - Producer (Musical)
David Merrick, Oliver!
 
Tony Awards - 1962 - Producer (Dramatic)
David Merrick, Ross
 
Tony Awards - 1962 - Producer (Musical)
David Merrick, Carnival
 
Tony Awards - 1961 - Special Tony Award Gold Star
David Merrick

David Merrick News

Review: Gerrilyn Sohn IF JOE ALLEN'S WALLS COULD SING & OTHER HIDDEN GEMS at Don't Te Photo Review: Gerrilyn Sohn IF JOE ALLEN'S WALLS COULD SING & OTHER HIDDEN GEMS at Don't Tell Mama by Guest Reviewer Andrew Poretz
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 3, 2022

Guest reviewer Andrew Poretz has heaps of praise for Gerrilyn Sohn and her new musical cabaret.

New Production of 42nd STREET Will Open at Curve, Leicester Ahead of UK Tour Photo New Production of 42nd STREET Will Open at Curve, Leicester Ahead of UK Tour
by Stephi Wild - Jul 25, 2022

David Ian for Crossroads Live UK and Jonathan Church Theatre Productions present the Curve and Sadler's Wells production of the musical 42nd STREET, opening at Curve, Leicester on Wednesday 17 May 2023, where it will play until Saturday 3 June 2023, followed by a season at Sadler's Wells from Wednesday 7 June 2023 to Sunday 2 July 2023 ahead of a UK tour with touring dates to be announced soon.

TheatreWorks Announces 52nd Season Including Two World Premieres Photo TheatreWorks Announces 52nd Season Including Two World Premieres
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2022

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley announced its 52nd season, featuring six plays and musicals to be presented November 2022 through August 2023. Three of the season's productions will be mounted at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, and three will be staged at Palo Alto's Lucie Stern Theatre. Subscriptions are now available; single tickets will be available in the coming months at TheatreWorks.org.

Sunday Morning Michael Dale:  Best Friends Become Two Unlikely (or Maybe Perfectly Ma Photo Sunday Morning Michael Dale: Best Friends Become Two Unlikely (or Maybe Perfectly Matched) Lovers (or Maybe Not) in Reality-Based Musical Straight Forward
by Michael Dale - Jun 12, 2022

Billy Aberle and Chris Sabol's Straight Forward is an original musical inspired by an article by Mike Iamele that went viral on social media in 2014, explaining how he began developing romantic and sexual feelings for his male best friend Garrett Lech, despite them both identifying as straight.

42ND STREET Complete Recording Will Be Released on April 8 Photo 42ND STREET Complete Recording Will Be Released on April 8
by Stephi Wild - Mar 15, 2022

Jay commenced the first complete recording of the original version of the musical with the original orchestrations by Philip J. Lang at Abbey Road Studios, London on October 5 1996 and completed it at Clinton Recording Studios, New York on October 19 1996. This will be the first time it is released to the public.

Sunday Morning Michael Dale: THE BAKER'S WIFE Sublimely Returns and ANYONE CAN WHISTL Photo Sunday Morning Michael Dale: THE BAKER'S WIFE Sublimely Returns and ANYONE CAN WHISTLE's Satire Remains Uncomfortably Relevant
by Michael Dale - Mar 13, 2022

This week I saw productions of two decades-old musicals, each written by one of theatre's great composer/lyricists, which, in their original productions, ran a combined total of nine performances on Broadway.

BWW Interview: BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL at Lesher Center For The Arts Sings in Celebrati Photo BWW Interview: BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL at Lesher Center For The Arts Sings in Celebration of Life
by Jim Munson - Feb 22, 2022

BroadwayWorld talks to legendary actor and singer Brian Stokes Mitchell about the uplifting show he'll be performing at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek on February 25th.

Carleton Carpenter, Stage and Screen Actor, Passes Away at 95 Photo Carleton Carpenter, Stage and Screen Actor, Passes Away at 95
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 31, 2022

Carleton Upham Carpenter, Jr. (95) an American film, television and stage actor, songwriter, and novelist died Monday, January 31, 2022 in Warwick, NY.  He had been in declining health for some years.

BWW Feature: Michael Kushner - The Accidental Impresario Photo BWW Feature: Michael Kushner - The Accidental Impresario
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 2, 2021

‚ÄúThere should be something at stake in a cabaret and concert venue. The best nights are when there are stakes involved.‚ÄĚ

Geoffrey Johnson, Tony Award Winning Casting Director, Has Passed Away Photo Geoffrey Johnson, Tony Award Winning Casting Director, Has Passed Away
by Robert Diamond - Nov 28, 2021

Geoffrey Johnson, renowned casting director, passed away Friday, November 26th in his sleep of respiratory failure at Henry J Carter Hospital, NY, NY at the age of 91.

David Merrick Videos

VIDEO: Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell Reunite On RAGTIME Duet VideoVIDEO: Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell Reunite On RAGTIME Duet
by Alan Henry - Jan 25, 2019

Twenty years after they first performed the roles, Broadway stars Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell re-united to sing 'Wheels of a Dream' from Ragtime LIVE at the Kennedy Center at the et Freedom Ring! concert in collaboration with Georgetown University on January 21st, 2019. Check out the video below!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Fulton Theatre's 42ND STREET VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Fulton Theatre's 42ND STREET
by Alan Henry - Nov 29, 2018

The historic Fulton Theatre is tapping in the holiday season with a signature Fulton dance extravaganza! The glitz, glamour, and the 'Lullaby of Broadway,' 42nd Street. This classic Broadway Music is bursting with show-stopping number after show-stopping number including memorable Broadway standards such as 'We're In the Money,' 'About a Quarter to Nine,' 'Shuffle Off to Buffalo,' and the title song 'Forty-Second Street'! 42nd Street at the Fulton will excite your senses and energize your spirits for the holidays!

VIDEO: Stars Turn Out to Help BC/EFA Raise Over $900,000 at the 2018 Broadway Flea Ma VideoVIDEO: Stars Turn Out to Help BC/EFA Raise Over $900,000 at the 2018 Broadway Flea Market
by Stage Tube - Oct 1, 2018

Broadway's most sensational onstage and offstage stars, passionate fans, avid collectors and animated bidders celebrated the biggest day for Broadway fans on Sunday, September 30, 2018, as the 32nd Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction raised $906,825 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

BWW TV Exclusive: Konversations with Keeme: A Chat with Tamara Tunie VideoBWW TV Exclusive: Konversations with Keeme: A Chat with Tamara Tunie
by Konversations with Keeme - Jun 20, 2018

This episode features: Tamara Tunie who starred for 15 seasons as Medical Examiner Dr. Melinda Warner in the top-rated series 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.' Tunie, also, starred as Marie Van Der Veen, the matriarch and the "moral fiber" of a Native American tribe, on Sundance TV's THE RED ROAD. COMING SOON, Tunie stars in AMC's new series DIETLAND and the BBC/Netflix political drama "The Forgiving Earth".   She also appeared in the highly visible role of Alberta Green in season one of the hit series '24', as well as guest appearances on "Better Call Saul", "Blue Bloods", "Billions", "Alpha House", "Elementary" "Survivor's Remorse", "Zoo", "The Good Wife", 'Law and Order,' 'Sex and the City,' and 'NYPD Blue",  to name a handful.

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones on Stage Together One Last Time VideoBWW TV Exclusive: Watch Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones on Stage Together One Last Time
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 1, 2018

As magical as the evening was, after Freddie Gershon gave an impassioned presentation to the duo, Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones hit the stage and brought the house down at ages 88 and 89 respectively. They joined forces onstage to perform a song from their musical The Bone Room, described by Jones as being about 'the pleasures of dying and being embalmed in this great country of ours.' Below, watch as they perform together for the last time. BWW feels privileged to share with you a bit of highlights of these two legends together before a rapt and ecstatic audience who precded to shower them with a (well deserved) standing ovation... RIP Harvey Schmidt. 

BWW Flashback: HELLO, DOLLY! Comes to Broadway (for the First Time) with Carol Channi VideoBWW Flashback: HELLO, DOLLY! Comes to Broadway (for the First Time) with Carol Channing!
by Stage Tube - Jan 16, 2018

The Shubert Theatre may be getting a fresh marquee this week, with Bernadette Peters' name in lights, but 54 years ago today, Dolly Gallagher Levi made her very first appearance on Broadway.

BWW TV: Maria Friedman, Andrea McArdle, Lee Roy Reams and Winifred Sanderson (?) Prev VideoBWW TV: Maria Friedman, Andrea McArdle, Lee Roy Reams and Winifred Sanderson (?) Preview Their Fall Shows at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by TV - Press Previews - Sep 24, 2017

Little orphan Annie, a Brit, a tapper and a witch walk into a bar... Earlier this week, Tony nominee Maria Friedman (Lenny & Steve: September 19-23); Jay Armstrong Johnson (Not So Scary Halloween Party: October 31); Tony nominee Andrea McArdle (An Evening with Andrea McArdle: October 10-14); and Tony nominee Lee Roy Reams (Celebrating 42nd Street: October 6-7) stopped by Feinstein's/54 Below to preview their upcoming shows.

VIDEO: 30 Days of TONY, Day 11: Carol Channing Joins the Tony Parade
by Stage Tube - May 31, 2017

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's Tony Award Countdown: 30 Days of TONY, a loving look at some of the most memorable moments from Tony's history featuring today's nominees!

STAGE TUBE: See Rare Footage of Mary Tyler Moore in BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY's
by Stage Tube - Jan 25, 2017

Take a look at Mary Tyler Moore onstage in this vintage footage shot during a dress rehearsal during the Philadelphia run of Breakfast at Tiffany's the musical. Filmed by a cast member, the silent, color 8mm footage includes clips from rehearsal as well as footage of the cast traveling to the Forrest Theater for the show's out of town tryout.

VIDEO: David Hyde Pierce Talks HELLO DOLLY, A LIFE & More on 'Live'
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 18, 2016

David Hyde Pierce talked with Kelly Ripa and guest co-host Matt Bomer about his current Off-Broadway project, A LIFE, at Playwrights Horizons and his starring role in the upcoming production of HELLO DOLLY opposite, Bette Midler.


David Merrick Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has David Merrick been nominated for?
Best Musical (Tony Awards) for 42nd Street , Best Musical (Tony Awards) for 42nd Street , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Travesties , Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Mack and Mabel , Best Musical (Tony Awards) for Sugar , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Vivat! Vivat! Regina! , Best Play (Tony Awards) for The Philanthropist , Best Play (Tony Awards) for Child's Play , Special Tony Award (Tony Awards) , Other Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) , Producer (Musical) (Tony Awards) for The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd , Producer (Musical) (Tony Awards) for Hello, Dolly! , Producer (Musical) (Tony Awards) for Oliver! , Producer (Dramatic) (Tony Awards) for Ross Producer (Musical) (Tony Awards) for Carnival and Special Tony Award (Tony Awards) .

What awards has David Merrick won?
Best Musical (Tony Awards) for 42nd Street, Best Musical (Tony Awards) for 42nd Street, Best Play (Tony Awards) for Travesties , Special Tony Award (Tony Awards), Other Awards (Outer Critics Circle Awards) Producer (Musical) (Tony Awards) for Hello, Dolly!and Special Tony Award (Tony Awards).