THE SCREENING ROOM: Celebrating the Tony-Winning Musical Gypsy (Video)

The original 1959 Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim, Arthur Laurents and Jule Styne's iconic musical Gypsy took its final bow March 25, 1961. Here, we take a look at various performances from the award-winning show.

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":

"Together, Wherever We Go," performed by Laura Benanti, LuPone and Boyd Gaines:

Peters performs "Some People":

Minnelli sings "Some People":

Highlights of the 2003 revival:

Highlights of the 2008 revival:

Ann Reinking, Donna McKechnie and Chita Rivera perform "Let Me Entertain You":

"Let Me Entertain You" from the 1993 film: