By: Sandi Durell

Members of the ORIGINAL CAST of Dolly will be together for the first time in 50 years!

January 18th to commemorate the 50th Anniversary at  the New York Sheet Music Society (NYSMS)

Sondra Lee (Dolly’s ORIGINAL Minnie Fay) will be joined by Nicole BarthDavid HartmanRon Young  (original Company) and Carleton Carpenter and Johnny Beecher Sheridan (Cornelius Hackl and Barnaby Tucker: Mary Martin International Company) and others all together on one stage! 

Arrive by 1:30pm  LOCAL 802 MUSICIAN’S HALL – NY SHEET MUSIC SOCIETY, 322 West 48th Street, NYC



Richard Skipper will be kicking off a yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of Hello, Dolly with members of the original Broadway cast!

As a member of the Board of the New York Sheet Music Society, I’m thrilled that Richard Skipper will be presenting this program: 2:00 – 3:00P with cast members from the original Broadway cast! (Scheduled: Nicole Barth (Original cast), Paul Berne (replacement dancer, Original Company), Carleton Carpenter and Johnny Beecher (Sheridan (Cornelius Hackl and Barnaby Tucker: Mary Martin International Company), Wayne Clark (first National Company with Carol Channing), John Anthony Gilvey: Author, Before the Parade Passes By: Gower Champion and the Glorious American Musical, David Hartman (Rudolph and Stage Manager: Original Company), Charles Karel (Original cast), Jan LaPrad (Original Company dancer), Jeanne Lehman (Carol’s last Mrs. Molloy), Sondra Lee (Broadway’s original Minnie Fay), Joan “Buttons” Leonard (original company), Bob  Lydiard (Barnaby Tucker, Carol’s first Broadway Revival), Lee Roy Reams (Cornelius Hackl 1977 tour and Broadway Revival, director 1996 Broadway tour and Revival), Megan Thomas (Carol’s last tour), Andrea Bell (started with Carol Channing, as Ermengarde at the age of seventeen, in Carol’s FIRST national tour as well as other productions.) Ron Young (dancer original cast). Non-member guest fee $10.

In addition to Saturday’s event, there are other events happening around town:

Carol Channing will be appearing at Town Hall on January 20th with Justin Vivian Bond.