Sweeney Todd

Music: Stephen Sondheim
Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim
Book: Hugh Wheeler
Opened: March 1, 1979
At: Uris Theatre

  • Len Cariou
  • Angela Lansbury

Tony Awards

  • Best Musical
  • Best Book of a Musical
  • Best Original Score
  • Best Actor in a Musical (Len Cariou)
  • Best Actress in a Musical (Angela Lansbury)
  • Best Direction of a Musical (Hal Prince)
  • Best Scenic Design
  • Best Costume Design

Drama Desk Awards

  • Oustanding Musical
  • Outstanding Book
  • Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Len Cariou)
  • Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Angela Lansbury)
  • Oustanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Ken Jennings)
  • Oustanding Featured Actress in a Musical (Merle Louise)
  • Outstanding Director of a Musical
  • Outstanding Lyrics
  • Outstanding Music

Sweeney Todd is a production, and this is a general overview of that production.


Act IEdit

Act IIEdit


1979 Original Broadway Cast
Len Cariou as Sweeney Todd
Angela Lansbury as Mrs. Lovett
Edmund Lyndeck as Judge Turpin
Merle Louise as the Beggar Woman
Victor Garber as Antony Hope
Sarah Rice as Johanna
Ken Jennings as Tobias Ragg
Joaquin Romaguera as Adolfo Pirelli
Jack Eric Williams as Beadle Bamford

2001 Concert Cast
George Hearn as Sweeney Todd
Patti LuPone as Mrs. Lovett
Timothy Nolen as Judge Turpin
Victoria Clark as the Beggar Woman
Davis Gaines as Anthony Hope
Lisa Vroman as Johanna
Neil Patrick Harris as Tobias Ragg
Stanford Olsen as Adolfo Pirelli
John Aler as Beadle Bamford

2005 Broadway Revival Cast
Michael Cerveris as Sweeney Todd
Patti LuPone as Mrs. Lovett
Mark Jacoby as Judge Turpin
Diana DiMarzio as the Beggar Woman
Benjamin Magnuson as Anthony Hope
Lauren Molina as Johanna
Manoel Felciano as Tobias Ragg
Donna Lynne Champlin as Adolfo Pirelli
Alexander Gemignani as Beadle Bamford

2007 Film Cast
Johnny Depp as Sweeney Todd
Helena Bonham Carter as Mrs. Lovett
Alan Rickman as Judge Turpin
Laura Michelle Kelly as the Beggar Woman
Jamie Campbell Bower as Anthony Hope
Jayne Wisener as Johanna
Ed Sanders as Tobias Ragg
Sacha Baron Cohen as Adolfo Pirelli
Timothy Spall as Beadle Bamford

Song ListEdit

Act I

The Ballad of Sweeney Todd ~Sweeney Todd, Ensemble
No Place Like London ~Sweeney Todd, Antony, Beggar Woman
Poor Thing ~Mrs. Lovett
My Friends ~Sweeney Todd, Mrs. Lovett
Ah, Miss ~Antony Hope, Beggar Woman
Pirelli's Miracle Elixir ~Tobias Ragg, Sweeney Todd, Mrs. Lovett, Ensemble
The Contest ~Adolfo Pirelli, Sweeney Todd
Wait ~Mrs. Lovett
Johanna ~Judge Turpin
Kiss Me ~Johanna, Antony Hope
Kiss Me ~Beadle Bamford, Antony Hope, Judge Turpin, Johanna
Pretty Women ~Sweeney Todd, Judge Turpin
Epiphany ~Sweeney Todd
A Little Priest ~Mrs. Lovett, Sweeney Todd

Act II

God, That's Good! ~Tobias Ragg, Mrs. Lovett, Sweeney Todd, Ensemble
Johanna ~Antony Hope, Sweeney Todd, Johanna, Beggar Woman
By the Sea ~Mrs. Lovett
Wigmaker Sequence ~Sweeney Todd, Antony Hope
Not While I'm Around ~Tobias Ragg
Parlor Songs ~Beadle Bamford, Mrs. Lovett
City on Fire! ~Beggar Woman
Finale ~Sweeney Todd, Mrs. Lovett, Tobias Ragg, Ensemble

Character ListEdit

Sweeney Todd, a greatly depressed barber gone mad - bass-baritone
Mrs. Nellie Lovett, a widowed piemaker - alto

Beadle Bamford, Judge Turpin's beadle - tenor-counter tenor
Judge Turpin, the local judge - baritone-bass
Beggar Woman, a deranged rapee - mezzo-soprano
Anthony Hope, a young sailor - baritone or tenor
Johanna, Sweeney Todd's daughter and Judge Turpin's ward - soprano
Tobias Ragg, Pirelli's assistant. Can be cast as a child, or a "man-child" adult--Tenor-Falsetto
Adolfo Pirelli, a famous barber - tenor

Amateur ProductionsEdit

Four Seasons Theatre - Madison, Wisconsin - August 11-13, 2006
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