The original production was directed by Peter Hunt and starred William Daniels and Betty Buckley.
The Tony-winning musical about America’s founding fathers and the signing of the Declaration of Independence, 1776, opened on Broadway at the 46th Street Theatre March 16, 1969. With a score by Sherman Edwards and a book by Peter Stone, the original cast featured William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Betty Buckley, David Ford, Ronald Holgate, Ken Howard, and Virginia Vestoff.
Flip through photos of the original production below:
Look Back at William Daniels and Betty Buckley in 1776 on Broadway