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How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Music: Frank Loesser
Lyrics: Frank Loesser

  • Abe Burrows
  • Jack Weinstock
  • Willie Gilbert

Opened: October 14, 1961
At: 46th Street Theatre

  • Robert Morse
  • Rudy Vallee
  • Charles Nelson Reilly

Tony Awards

  • Best Musical
  • Best Book of a Musical
  • Best Direction of a Musical (Abe Burrows)
  • Best Conductor and Musical Director
  • Best Producers of a Musical (Cy Feuer and Ernest Martin)
  • Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical (Robert Morse)
  • Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical (Charles Nelson Reilly)

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is a production, and this is a general overview of that production.


Act IEdit

This is a summary of act I.

Act IIEdit

This is a summary of act II.


This describes any professional productions of the show that have taken place, be they Broadway, West End, Off-Broadway, Touring, etc.

Song ListEdit

This is a list of songs.

Character ListEdit

This is a list of all prominent characters, along with vocal ranges.

Amateur ProductionsEdit

This is a place to list community, high school, semi-professional, etc. productions, along with the dates.