'Cats' Musical Wiki
Advertisement

The first US Tour of Cats ran from December 17, 1983, to November 7, 1987.[1] This production was groundbreaking as it introduced the concept of "Slow Tours" that are designed to only play large cities for relatively long runs. Now a staple of big Broadway shows, this concept allows producers to put on expensive large-scale touring productions and still recoup their investment.

The tour was produced by Cameron Mackintosh, The Really Useful Company Limited, David Geffen and The Shubert Organization.

Unlike the fore-running Broadway production, Rumpus Cat was played by Alonzo instead of Plato, and Mungojerrie and Rumpleteazer were their own characters, thus bringing the tour in line with most worldwide productions. The rest of the production however, was based on the Broadway version of the show. Published photos of this production are rare: the Souvenir Program sold for the opening months of this production featured the original Broadway Cast photography.

Production Specifics

Creative Team

Grizabella_Diane_Fratantoni_news_clip_US1_1986

Grizabella Diane Fratantoni news clip US1 1986

Tour Dates

City Theatre Dates
Boston, Massachusetts Shubert Theatre at the Boch Center December 17, 1983 - May 5, 1984 [3]
Washington, DC National Theatre May 11, 1984 - November 25, 1984
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Forrest Theatre November 30, 1984 - March 16, 1985
Chicago, Illinois Shubert Theatre March 23, 1985 - June 1, 1986
Denver, Colorado Ellie Caulkins Opera House June 5, 1986 - July 5, 1986
San Francisco, California Golden Gate Theatre July 9, 1986 - January 31, 1987
Detroit, Michigan Fisher Theatre February 5, 1987 - May 9, 1987
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Forrest Theatre May 14, 1987 - July 4, 1987
Washington, DC National Theatre July 9, 1987 - September 13, 1987
Boston, Massachusetts Shubert Theatre at the Boch Center September 17, 1987 - November 7, 1987

Cast

1983

Original Cast, December 1983[4]
Character Performer
Alonzo / Rumpus Cat Jamie Patterson
Asparagus / Bustopher Jones / Growltiger Sal Mistretta
Bombalurina Cindi Klinger
Cassandra Charlotte d'Amboise
Coricopat Allen Hidalgo
Demeter Pamela Blasetti
Grizabella Laurie Beechman
Jellylorum / Griddlebone Jennifer Butt
Jennyanydots Cindy Benson
Mistoffelees Jamie Torcellini
Mungojerrie Ray Roderick
Munkustrap Mark Dovey
Old Deuteronomy Kevin Marcum
Plato / Macavity Russell Warfield
Pouncival Barry K Bernal
Rum Tum Tugger Rich Hebert
Rumpleteazer Kelli Ann McNally
Sillabub Kathy Andrini
Skimbleshanks Willie Rosario
Tantomile Tori Brenno
Tumblebrutus Thomas McManus
Victoria Susan Zaguirre
Cats Chorus John Dewar
Cats Chorus Janene Lovullo
Cats Chorus Calvin E Remsberg
Cats Chorus Mimi Wyche
Swing Joel Ferrell
Swing Greg Minahan (Dance Captain)
Swing John Crutchman
Swing Michael Scott Gregory
Swing Nancy Hess
Swing Frankie Cassady
Swing Scott Dainton
Swing Cathy Carson
Swing Lily Lee Wong

1984

1984 Cast
Character January April[5] August[6] November[7][8]
Alonzo / Rumpus Cat Jamie Patterson
Asparagus / Bustopher Jones / Growltiger Sal Mistretta John Dewar
Bombalurina Cindi Klinger
Cassandra Charlotte d'Amboise Jessica Northrop
Coricopat Allen Hidalgo
Demeter Pamela Blasetti (until 11/84) Dorothy Tancredi (from 11/84)
Grizabella Laurie Beechman Diane Fratantoni (from 23/02/84)
Jellylorum / Griddlebone Jennifer Butt
Jennyanydots Cindy Benson
Mistoffelees Jamie Torcellini Barry K Bernal
Mungojerrie Ray Roderick
Munkustrap Mark Dovey Scott Dainton
Old Deuteronomy Kevin Marcum Calvin E Remsberg (by 05/84)
Plato / Macavity Russell Warfield
Pouncival Barry K Bernal Todd Lester
Rum Tum Tugger Rich Hebert David McDonald
Rumpleteazer Kelli Ann McNally
Sillabub Kathy Andrini (until 05/84) Tina Decker (from 05/84)
Skimbleshanks Willie Rosario
Tantomile Tori Brenno Stephanie McConlough
Tumblebrutus Thomas McManus Mark Esposito (by 05/84)
Victoria Susan Zaguirre
Cats Chorus John Dewar Peter Kevoian
Cats Chorus Janene Lovullo Anna Marie Gutierrez
Cats Chorus Calvin E Remsberg Bill Nolte (by 05/84)
Cats Chorus Mimi Wyche Susanna Wells (by 05/84)
Swing Joel Ferrell Joseph Konicki (by 04/84)
Swing Greg Minahan (Dance Captain) Douglas Graham
Swing Scott Dainton Robert Meadows
Swing John Crutchman
Swing Michael Scott Gregory Danny Rounds
Swing Frankie Cassady
Swing Nancy Hess
Swing Lily Lee Wong Claudia Shell
Swing Cathy Carson

1985

1985 Cast
Character January[9] July[10][11] November
Alonzo / Rumpus Cat Jamie Patterson (until 07/85) Fred Anderson (from 07/85)
Asparagus / Bustopher Jones / Growltiger John Dewar
Bombalurina Cindi Klinger
Cassandra Jessica Northrop (until 07/85) Kim Noor (from 07/85)
Coricopat Allen Hidalgo (until 07/85) Bob Amore (from 07/85)
Demeter Dorothy Tancredi
Grizabella Diane Fratantoni (until 07/85) Janene Lovullo (from 07/85)
Jellylorum / Griddlebone Jennifer Butt
Jennyanydots Cindy Benson
Mistoffelees Barry K Bernal Marvin Engran (by 06/85) Mark Esposito
Mungojerrie Todd Lester
Munkustrap Scott Dainton
Old Deuteronomy Calvin E Remsberg
Plato / Macavity Russell Warfield
Pouncival Brian Jay
Rum Tum Tugger David MacDonald Paul Mack (by 04/85) David MacDonald
Rumpleteazer Kelli Ann McNally
Sillabub Tina Decker
Skimbleshanks Willie Rosario
Tantomile Stephanie McConlough
Tumblebrutus Mark Esposito (until 07/85) Tony Jaeger (from 07/85)
Victoria Susan Zaguirre
Cats Chorus Peter Kevoian Bill Carmichael (by 06/85)
Cats Chorus Anna Marie Gutierrez
Cats Chorus Bill Nolte Clent Bowers (by 06/85)
Cats Chorus Susanna Wells (until 07/85) Sally Ann Swarm (from 07/85)
Swing Joseph Konicki Joseph Konicki (until 07/85)
Richard Stafford (from 07/85)
(not listed)
Swing Douglas Graham (not listed)
Swing Robert Meadows (not listed)
Swing John Crutchman John Crutchman (until 07/85)
Todd Niles (from 07/85)
(not listed)
Swing Danny Rounds (not listed)
Swing Claudia Shell Claudia Shell (until 07/85)
Andrea Karas (from 07/85)
(not listed)
Swing Frankie Cassady Tamara Jenkins (not listed)
Swing Nancy Hess Diana Kavilis (not listed)
Swing Cathy Carson Suzanne Samorez (not listed)

1986

1986 Cast
Character January[12] June[13] October[14]
Alonzo / Rumpus Cat Fred Anderson
Asparagus / Bustopher Jones / Growltiger John Dewar Bill Carmichael
Bombalurina Cindi Klinger
Cassandra Kim Noor
Coricopat Bob Amore
Demeter Dorothy Tancredi Diana Kavilis
Grizabella Janene Lovullo
Jellylorum / Griddlebone Jennifer Butt (until 06/86) Victoria Clark
Jennyanydots Cindy Benson Sally Ann Swarm
Mistoffelees Mark Esposito
Mungojerrie / Genghis Todd Lester
Munkustrap Scott Dainton Joe Locarro
Old Deuteronomy Calvin E Remsberg
Plato / Macavity Russell Warfield Gordon Cragg
Pouncival Brian Jay
Rum Tum Tugger Paul Mack Douglas Graham
Rumpleteazer Kelli Ann McNally Christine Langner
Sillabub Tina Decker Joanne Baum
Skimbleshanks Danny Rounds
Tantomile Stephanie McConlough Patricia Forestier
Tumblebrutus Tony Jaeger
Victoria Susan Zaguirre
Cats Chorus Bill Carmichael R F Daley
Cats Chorus Anna Marie Gutierrez
Cats Chorus Clent Bowers Richard Poole Frank Mastrone?
Cats Chorus Sally Ann Swarm Victoria Clark Jessica Molaskey?
Swing Douglas Graham Ron Meier
Swing Andrea Karas
Swing Tamara Jenkins
Swing Diana Kavilis Rebecca Timms
Swing Suzanne Samorez
Swing Eric Scott Kincaid
Swing Joe Locarro Dan McCoy
Swing Todd Niles Kelby Kirk
Swing Richard Stafford

1987

1987 Cast
Character February[15] May[16][17] July[18] August[19]
Alonzo / Rumpus Cat Fred Anderson Ken Nagy
Asparagus / Bustopher Jones / Growltiger Frank Mastrone
Bombalurina Nora Brennan
Cassandra Kim Noor
Coricopat Bob Amore Eric Kaufman (by 03/87)
Demeter Diana Kavilis
Grizabella Janene Lovullo
Jellylorum / Griddlebone Victoria Clark Jessica Molaskey (by 03/87)
Jennyanydots Sally Ann Swarm
Mistoffelees Mark Esposito Roger Kachel
Mungojerrie Roger Kachel Bill Brassea
Munkustrap Joe Locarro
Old Deuteronomy Calvin E Remsberg
Plato / Macavity Gordon Cragg Fred Anderson
Pouncival Daniel Jamison
Rum Tum Tugger Douglas Graham
Rumpleteazer Andrea Karas
Sillabub Joanne Baum
Skimbleshanks Eric Scott Kincaid
Tantomile Patricia Forestier
Tumblebrutus Tony Jaeger
Victoria Susan Zaguirre
Cats Chorus R F Daley
Cats Chorus Kirsti Carnahan
Cats Chorus Skip Harris
Cats Chorus Jessica Molaskey? Raissa Katona (from 02/87)
Swing Ron Meier
Swing Suzanne Viverito
Swing Kevin Backstrom Brett Larson
Swing Dan McCoy John Aller (by 03/87)
Swing Kelby Kirk Michael Ehlers
Swing Niki Harris
Swing Karen Babcock
Swing Cheryl Baxter Roberta Stiehm
Swing Beth Myatt Donna M Pompei (by 03/87)
  • Additional February 1987 Cast (Detroit, MI): Marybeth Abel, Tom Guerra, Dan Hild

Gallery

Media Coverage

Awards and Nominations

Main article: Awards

References


ve Broadway's Cats
Productions Original (1982 - 2000): CastGalleryCast RecordingScoreWinter Garden Theatre

Revival (2016 - 2017): CastGalleryScoreNeil Simon Theatre

National Tours US Tour #1 (1983 - 1987): Cast

US Tour #2/L.A. (1985 - 1986): Cast
US Tour #3 (1986 - 1988): Cast
US Tour #4 (1987 - 1999): Cast
US Tour #5 (2001 - 2012): CastGallery
US Tour #6 (2019 - present): CastGallery

Characters AlonzoBombalurinaBustopher JonesCarbuckettyCassandraCoricopatDemeterElectraEtceteraGriddleboneGrizabellaGrowltigerGusJellylorumJennyanydotsMacavityMr. MistoffeleesMungojerrieMunkustrapOld DeuteronomyPlatoPouncivalRum Tum TuggerRumpleteazerRumpus CatSkimbleshanksSillabubTantomileTumblebrutusVictoria
Advertisement