Music: Stephen Sondheim
Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Book: John Weidman
Opened: December 18, 1990
At: Playwrights Horizons

  • Victor Garber
  • Terrence Mann
  • Patrick Cassidy
  • Debra Monk
  • Greg Germann
  • Annie Golden.

2004 Tony Awards (Revival)

  • Best Revival of a Musical
  • Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Michael Cerveris)
  • Best Lighting Design (Peggy Eisenhauer and Jules Fisher)
  • Best Direction of a Musical (Joe Mantello)
  • Best Orchestrations (Michael Starobin)

Assassins is a musical highlighting the lives of nine people who assassinated or attempted to assassinate an American president, formed around the experience of Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated President John F. Kennedy. The characters, from many different points in history, interact to reveal common themes among them.


Act IEdit

Act IIEdit


Original Off-Broadway CastEdit

2004 Broadway CastEdit

Song ListEdit

Character ListEdit

John Wilkes Booth
Assassinated Abraham Lincoln
Charles Guiteau
Assassinated James Garfield
Leon Czolgosz
Assassinated William McKinley
Giuseppe Zangara
Attempted to assassinate Franklin D. Roosevelt
Lee Harvey Oswald
Assassinated John F. Kennedy
Samuel Byck
Attempted to assassinate Richard Nixon
Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme
Attempted to assassinate Gerald Ford
Sara Jane Moore
Attempted to assassinate Gerald Ford
John Hinckley, Jr.
Attempted to assassinate Ronald Reagan