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Songs

Act 1

  • "Overture" -Orchesta
  • "Sit Down, John" -Adams, Congress
  • Piddle, Twiddle and Resolve" -Adams
  • "Till Then" -Adams, Abigail
  • "The Lees of Old Virginia" -Lee, Franklin, Adams
  • "But, Mr. Adams" -Adams, Franklin, Jefferson, Sherman, Livingston
  • "Yours, Yours, Yours" -Adams, Abigail
  • "He Plays the Violin: -Martha, Franklin, Adams
  • "Cool, Cool, Considerate Men" -Dickinson, Conservatives
  • "Mama Look Sharp" -Courier, McNair, Leather Apron

Act 2

  • "The Egg" -Franklin, Adams, Jefferson, Congress
  • "Molasses to Rum" -Rutledge
  • "Compliments" -Abigail Adams
  • "Is Anybody There?" -Adams, Thompson
  • "Finale"

Cast

Character Original Cast
John Adams William Daniels
Benjamin Franklin Howard Da Silva
John Dickinson Paul Hecht
Edward Rutledge Clifford David

(Replaced by John Cullum)

Stephen Hopkins Roy Poole
Thomas Jefferson Ken Howard
John Hancock David Ford
Richard Henry Lee Ronald Holgate
Martha Jefferson Betty Buckley
Abigail Adams Virginia Vestoff
Charles Thompson Ralston Hill
Andrew McNair William Duell
Lewis Morris Ronald Kross
Dr. Lyman Hall Jonathan Moore
Rev. John Witherspoon Edmund Lyndeck
James Wilson Emory Bass

Awards

Year Award Category Nominee Result
1969 Tony Award Best Musical Won
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical Ronald Holgate Won
Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical Virginia Vestoff Nominated
Best Direction of a Musical Peter Hunt Won
Best Scenic Design Jo Mielziner Nominated
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Book of a Musical Peter Stone Won
Outstanding Design Patricia Zipprodt Won
Theatre World Award Ken Howard Won
1998 Tony Award Best Revival of a Musical Nominated
Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical Gregg Edelman Nominated
Best Direction of a Musical Scott Ellis Nominated
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Revival of a Musical Won
Outstanding Actor in a Musical Brent Spiner Nominated
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Gregg Edelman Won
Outstanding Director of a Musical Scott Ellis Nominated

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