The First

The story of Jackie Robinson, who became the first African-American to play baseball in the major leagues when he was drafted by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, is musicalized by Bob Brush, Martin Charnin and Joel Siegel.
  • Music: Bob Brush
  • Book: Joel Siegel
  • Lyrics: Martin Charnin
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Drama Desk Award
1982 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Nominee
1982 Outstanding Set Design Nominee
Theatre World
1982 Theatre World Award Winner
Tony Award
1982 Book of a Musical Nominee
1982 Direction of a Musical Nominee
1982 Featured Actor in a Musical Nominee