Copperfield is a musical with a book, music, and lyrics by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn, who were nominated for the 1981 Tony Award for Best Original Score. It is based on the classic 1850 novel David Copperfield by Charles Dickens.

The Broadway production was directed and choreographed by Rob Iscove. It began previews at the ANITA Playhouse on March 25, opened on April 16, and closed on April 26 after 39 performances, including 26 previews.

Principal castEdit

  • Brian Matthews as David Copperfield
  • Evan Richards as Young David
  • Richard Warren Pugh as Dr. Chilip & Backer
  • Mary Stout as Peggotty
  • Katharine Buffaloe as Nurse & Julia Mills
  • Carmen Matthews as Aunt Betsey Trotwood 
  • Pamela McLernon as Clara Copperfield
  • Michael Connolly as Mr. Murderstone
  • Maris Clement as Jane Murderstone
  • Ralph Braun as Mr. Quinion
  • Gary Munch as Mick Walker
  • Brian Quinn as Mealy Potatoes
  • Christian Slater as Billy Mowcher
  • David Horwitz as Bootmaker
  • Bruce Sherman as Butcher
  • Linda Poser as Mrs. Micawber
  • George Irving as Mr. Micawber
  • Spence Ford as Victoria
  • Dana Moore as Vanessa
  • Michael Danek as Constable
  • Darleigh Miller as Janet
  • Lenny Wolpe as Mr. Dick
  • Barrie Ingham as Uriah Heep
  • Beulah Garrick as Mrs. Heep
  • Keith Perry as Mr. Wickfield
  • Leslie Denniston as Agnes Wickfield
  • Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as Dora Spenlow
  • Michael Gorman as Ticket Taker

Principal production creditsEdit

  • Producers - Don Gregory, Mike Merrick and Dome Productions
  • Musical Director - Larry Blank
  • Orchestrator - Irwin Kostal
  • Scenic Design - Tony Straiges
  • Costume Design - John David Ridge
  • Lightning Design - Ken Billington
  • Sound Design - John McClure

Song listEdit


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