Fiorello musical (1959)
Release date: 1959.
Type: Broadway musical.
Fiorello! is a musical about New York City mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia, a reform Republican who took on Tammany Hall. The book is by Jerome Weidman and George Abbott, drawn substantially from the 1955 volume Life With Fiorello by Ernest Cuneo, with lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and music by Jerry Bock. It is one of only eight musicals to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Tom Bosley (Fiorello), Bob Holiday (Neil), Nathaniel Frey (Morris), Patricia Wilson (Marie),
Pat Stanley (Dora), Howard Da Silva (Ben Marino), Mark Dawson (Floyd),
Ellen Hanley (Thea), Eileen Rodgers (Miss Mitzi Travers)