Ethel Merman originated the role of Rose in Gypsy and received a Tony nomination for her performance. The production was also Tony-nominated for Best Conductor and Musical Director (Milton Rosenstock), Best Costume Design ( Raoul Pène Du Bois), Best Direction ( Jerome Robbins), Best Featured Actor ( Jack Klugman), Best Featured Actress (Sandra Church), Best Scenic Design ( Jo Mielziner) and Best Musical.
For more on the production, visit the Playbill Vault.
Ethel Merman performs "Everything's Coming Up Roses":
Patti LuPone and the cast of the 2008 revival performs at the Tony Awards:
LuPone sings "Everything's Coming Up Roses" in concert:
Bette Midler sings "Everything's Coming Up Roses" in the 1993 film:
Rosalind Russell performs "Everything's Coming Up Roses" in the 1962 film:
Angela Lansbury performs "Everything's Coming Up Roses":
Lansbury at the Tony Awards:
Audio of Tyne Daly:
Bernadette Peters on "Smash":
Audio of Peters in the 2003 revival:
Here is the audio of "Rose's Turn," performed by Merman:
Tony winner Liza Minnelli sings "Rose's Turn" in concert:
Lansbury's "Rose's Turn":
Here is some rare video footage from Lansbury's Gypsy, including snippets of "Some People," "Together Wherever We Go" and "Rose's Turn."
Peters at the 57th annual Tony Awards:
Matthew Morrison performs "All I Need Is the Girl" at the Tony Awards:
Frank Sinatra sings "All I Need Is the Girl":
Peters performs "Some People":
Minnelli sings "Some People":
Highlights of the 2003 revival:
Highlights of the 2008 revival:
"Let Me Entertain You" from the 1993 film: