Ethel Merman101

Merman's Broadway Shows

compiled by John Kenrick

mutual.jpg (31209 bytes)Ethel Merman and Virginia Gibson sparked the otherwise forgettable Happy Hunting singing "Mutual Admiration Society."

For 41 years, Merman was one of the brightest stars the Broadway musical would ever know. Here is the full span of her New York stage career -- fifteen roles that made her one of the genre's most legendary stars.

Girl Crazy (1930) 272 Kate Fothergill I Got Rhythm, Sam & Delilah
George White's Scandals (1931) 202 Herself Life Is Just A Bowl Of Cherries
Humpty Dumpty (1932) Closed in Pittsburgh Wanda Brill Eadie Was a Lady
Take A Chance (1932) 243 Wanda Brill Eadie Was a Lady
Anything Goes (1934) 420 Reno Sweeney Anything Goes, I Get A Kick Out Of You, You're the Top, Blow Gabriel Blow
Red, Hot and Blue! (1936) 183 Nails Duquesne De-Lovely, Ridin' High, Down in the Depths on the 90th Floor, Red Hot and Blue
Stars In Your Eyes (1939) 127 Jeanette Adair A Lady Needs a Change
DuBarry Was A Lady (1939) 408 May Daly and Madame DuBarry Friendship, But In The Morning No, Come On In and See the Show
Panama Hattie (1940) 501 Hattie Maloney Let's Be Buddies
Something For The Boys (1943) 422 Blossom Hart Something For The Boys, Hey Good Lookin', By the Mississimewa
Annie Get Your Gun (1946) 1,147 Annie Oakley There's No Business Like Show Business, They Say It's Wonderful, Doin' What Comes Natur'ally, Anything You Can Do, You Can't Get a Man With a Gun
Call Me Madam (1950) 644 Sally Adams The Hostess With the Mostess, The Best Thing for You, You're Just In Love
Happy Hunting (1956) 412 Liz Livingstone Mutual Admiration Society, Gee But Its Good To Be Here, Mr. Livingstone, New-Fangled Tango
Gypsy (1959) 702 Rose Hovick Everything's Coming Up Roses, Together, Some People, Small World, Mr. Goldstone, Rose's Turn
Annie Get Your Gun (1966 - revival) 78 Annie Oakley Old Fashioned Wedding
Hello Dolly (1970 - replacement cast) 210 Dolly Levi Love Look In My Window, World Take Me Back, Before the Parade Passes By, Hello Dolly

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