Two-time Tony Award-winner Christian Borle stars as Cockney everyman Bill Snibson, who wreaks havoc on high society after being unexpectedly elevated to the lofty position of Earl of Hareford.
The other well-to-dos in town look down on Snibson’s Cockney girlfriend, Sally Smith, played by Laura Michelle Kelly. Me and My Girl also features Bill Buell, Chuck Cooper, Suzzanne Douglas, Mark Evans, Harriet Harris, John Horton, Simon Jones, Lisa O’Hare, and Don Stephenson.
L. Arthur Rose and Douglas Furber’s book—revised by Stephen Fry—and lyrics with Noel Gay’s infectious score, including “Leaning on a Lamp Post” and a title song that The New York Times wished “would never end,” comes to life as Rob Berman leads the Encores! Orchestra.
Part music hall frolic, part class-warfare comedy, Me and My Girl was the toast of the 1937 London season before becoming a Broadway darling in the 1980s. Tony Award-winner Warren Carlyle directs and choreographs, bringing “The Lambeth Walk”—the famous first act finale that launched a worldwide dance craze—back to New York for the first time in nearly 30 years to close this celebratory season of Encores! at 25.
Me and My Girl is the final production of Encores! 25th season.
Cast & Credits
Book and Lyrics by L. Arthur Rose and Douglas Furber
Book revised by Stephen Fry, with contributions by Mike Ockrent
Music by Noel Gay
Featuring The Encores! Orchestra
Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel
Encores! Music Director Rob Berman
Directed and Choreographed by Warren Carlyle
Starring Christian Borle, Bill Buell, Chuck Cooper, Suzzanne Douglas, Mark Evans, Harriet Harris, John Horton, Simon Jones, Laura Michelle Kelly, Lisa O’Hare, Don Stephenson
With Alex Aquilino, Maddy Apple, Philip Attmore, Florrie Bagel, Sam Bolen, Abby Church, Jake Corcoran, Christine DiGiallonardo, Ta'Nika Gibson, Jordan Grubb, Brittany Rose Hammond, Lizzie Klemperer, Eloise Kropp, Timothy McDevitt, David Scott Purdy, Mariah Reshea Reives, Price Waldman, Jessica Wockenfuss, Chaz Wolcott, Kevin Worley
Encores! Season Sponsors
Roz and Jerry Meyer
Stacey and Eric Mindich
Nathalie and Pablo Salame
The Shubert Foundation
Stephanie and Fred Shuman Fund for Encores!
Support for Me and My Girl is generously provided by The Malkin Fund and The Joseph S. and Diane H. Steinberg Charitable Trust.
Me and My Girl is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.