The production opened May 24, 1966, at the Winter Garden Theatre.
The original Broadway production of Mame, starring Tony Award winner Angela Lansbury in the title role, opened May 24, 1966, at the Winter Garden Theatre. The stage and screen star reprised her performance for the 1983 Broadway revival.
At the 1966 Tonys, the production received eight nominations, including Best Musical. For her starring role, Angela Lansbury took home her first Tony, and Bea Arthur earned an award for her featured performance. Eleven-year-old Frankie Michaels won a Tony for his performance as young Patrick Dennis; he still holds the record as the youngest winner in Tony Award history.
Flip through photos of the original production below:
Look Back at Angela Lansbury in the Original Broadway Production of Mame