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2006-2007 Season

State of the Union
A Ford’s Theatre Production
Written by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Directed by Kyle Donnelly
Featuring: Jim Abele, Christopher Bloch, Michael Gabel, Martha Hackett, Naomi Jacobson, Ellen Karas, Floyd King, James Konicek, High Nees, Joe Peck, Kip Pierson, Andrew Polk, Nancy Robinette, Sam Tsoutsouvas, Esther Williamson
September 22- October 22, 2006

A Christmas Carol
A Ford’s Theatre Society Production
Adapted by Michael Wilson
Directed by Matt August
Featuring: Clinton Brandhagen, Michael Bunce, Michael John Casey, Teresa Castracane, Elliot Dash, Jaclyn DiLauro, Carlos Gonzalez, Michael Goodwin, Bill Hensel, Katie Kleiger, Amy McWilliams, Claudia Miller, Kip Pierson, Richard Poe, Suzanne Richard, Todd Scofield, Erin Sloan.
November 15- December 30, 2006

Jitney
A Ford’s Theatre Production in association with African Continuum Theatre Company
Written by August Wilson
Directed by Jennifer L. Nelson
Featuring: Doug Brown, Jessica Francis Dukes, Thembi Duncan, Cleo Reginald Pizana, Ken Yatta Rogers, Fred Strother, Addison Switzer, David Emerson Toney, Craig Wallace, Michael Anthony Williams, Lance Coadie Williams.
January 19-February 18, 2007

Mark Russell ... and the Pendulum Swings
A Ford’s Theatre Production
February 21- 25, 2007

Meet John Doe - Musical (World Premiere)
A Ford’s Theatre Production
Written by Andrew Gerle and Eddie Sugarman
Additional story by Matt August
Directed by Eric Schaeffer
Featuring: Heidi Blickenstaff, Christopher Bloch, Joel Blum, Suzanne Briar, Michael Bunce, Evan Casey, Daniel Cohen, Danielle Eden, Eleasha Gamble, Kimberly McNeese, Channez McQuay, Amy McWilliams, James Moye, Tracy Lynn Olivera, Guy Paul, Joe Peck, Thomas Adrian Simpson, Stephen Gregory Smith, Patrick Ryan Sullivan.
March 16- May 20, 2007

One Destiny
Commissioned by Ford’s Theatre
Written by Richard Hellesen
Directed by Mark Ramont
Featuring: Michael Bunce as Harry Hawk; Stephen F. Schmidt as Harry Ford
April 3- May 12, 2007

ABC-TV Special – An American Celebration at Ford’s Theatre
Featuring: Rascal Flatts, Yolanda Adams, Jonathan Roberts, Karina Smirnoff, D.L. Hughley, Olivia Newton-John, James Pickens, Jr., Jon Secada, Wynonna, Heidi Blickenstaff, Guy Paul, Stephen Gregory Smith.
Gala Date: June 24, 2007
Air Date: December 19, 2007

2005-2006 Season

Leading Ladies
A Ford’s Theatre Society Production
Written by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Mark Rucker
Featuring: John Astin, JD Cullum, Daniel Frith, Ian Kahn, Patrick Kerr, Lacey Kohl, Charlotte Rae, Karen Ziemba
September 23- October 23, 2005

A Christmas Carol
A Ford’s Theatre Society Production
Adapted by Michael Wilson
Directed by Matt August
Featuring: Clinton Brandhagen, Michael Bunce, Michael John Casey, Teresa Castracane, Elliot Dash, Carlos Gonzalez, Michael Goodwin, Kimberly Parker Green, Bill Hensel, Illiana Inocencio, Kathleen Kulikowski, Amy McWilliams, Claudia Miller, Kip Pearson, Martin Rayner, Suzanne Richard, Todd Scofield.
November 16- December 31, 2005

Trying
A Ford’s Theatre Society Production
Written by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Gus Kaikkonen
Featuring: James Whitmore and Karron Graves
January 20th- February 25, 2006

Mark Russell: Mondays with Mark
A Ford’s Theatre Production
February 6, 13, & 20, 2006

Shenandoah
A Ford’s Theatre Production
Book by: James Lee Barrett, Peter Udell and Philip Rose
Based on the Original Screenplay by: James Lee Barrett
Music by: Gary Geld
Lyrics by: Peter Udell
Directed by: Jeff Calhoun
Featuring: Scott Bakula (thru April 30th), Cherry Harth Baumbusch, Christopher Bloch, Peter Boyer, Evan Casey, Kevin Clay, Rick Faugno, Richard Frederick, Ryan Jackson, Megan Lewis, Timothy Dale Lewis, Garrett Long, Mike Mainwaring, Tracy Lynn Olivera, Geoff Packard, Richard Pelzman, Noah Racey, Aaron Ramey, Andrew Samonsky, Anna Marie Sell, Stephen Schmidt, Bret Shuford, Brian Sutherland ( May 2nd- May 21st), Danny Tippett, Rachel Zampelli
March 17- May 21, 2006

ABC-TV Special – An American Celebration at Ford’s Theatre
Featuring: Tom Selleck, Heather Headley, Steve Bridges, Chris Botti, Kevin Clay & Mike Mainwaring, Renee Olstead, Lonestar, Josh Turner, Kevin Nealon, Bill Conti and The American Celebration Orchestra, The Choral Arts Society of Washington.
Gala Date: June 25, 2006

2004-2005 Season

The Matchmaker
A Ford’s Theatre Society Production
Written by Thornton Wilder
Directed by Mark Lamos
Featuring: Ross Bickell, Anne Bowles, Stephanie Burden, Brad Fraizer, Michael Goodwin, Jonathan Hadary, Christopher J. Hanke, Timmy Ray James, Andrea Martin, David McNamara, Matthew Floyd Miller, Lola Pashalinski, Thomas Adrian Simpson, Anne Stone, Sarah Zimmerman
September 24-October 24, 2004

*A Christmas Carol
A Ford’s Theatre Society Production
Adapted by Michael Wilson
Directed by Matt August
Featuring: Jackie Baker, Briana Lynn Banks, Clinton Brandhagen, Simone Brown, Kent Burnham, Michael John Casey, Allison Comotto, Spencer Michael Deese, Saskia de Vries, Alix Elias, Michael Goodwin, Carlos Juan Gonzalez, David Grindrod, Bill Hensel, Kent Jenkins, Amy McWilliams, Claudia Miller, Natalie Perez-Dual, Kip Pierson, Angela Denise Polite, Martin Rayner, Austin Riggs, Frank Robinson, Jr., Marshall Samuel Swing, Gracie Terzian, Jeorge Watson, Carl Wilson, KC Wright
November 23, 2004-January 2, 2005

Mark Russell: Comedy, Music, Bribery & Conspiracy
A Ford’s Theatre Society Production
January 18-23,2005

The Member of the Wedding

A Ford’s Theatre Society Production
Written by Carson McCullers
Directed by Marshall W. Mason
Featuring: Doug Brown, Linda Gravátt, Beth Hylton, James J. Johnson, Nina Kauffman, Alexander L. Lange, John Lepard, Nathalie Nicole Paulding, Jewell Robinson, Lee Aaron Rosen, Kyle Schliefer, Kimberly Schraf, Ellen Warner
February 4-27, 2005

Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Produced by Atlanta’s Theater of the Stars with Ford’s Theatre, Deaf West Theatre, Dallas Summer Musicals, Gorgeous Entertainment, Theatre Under the Stars, Wang Center Productions in association with Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum, Roundabout Theatre Company and Jeff Calhoun
Book by William Hauptman
Adapted from the novel by Mark Twain
Music and lyrics by Roger Miller
Featuring: Michael McElroy, Bill O’Brien, Christopher B. Corrigan, Darren Frazier, Jay Lusteck, Jeannette Bayardelle, Catherine Brunell, Stanley Bahorek, Linda Bove, Michelle A. Banks, Christopher Bloch Debra Buonaccorsi, Walter Charles, Willy Conley, Christopher Michael Desouza, Desiré Dubose, Elizabeth Greene, Dan Manning, David McLellen, Andres Otalora, David Michael Roth, Ben Thompson, Charles E. Wallace
March 18-June 4, 2005

ABC-TV Special – An American Celebration at Ford’s Theatre
Featuring: Jeff Foxworthy, Hilary Duff,, Jesse McCartney, Julie Roberts, Josh Gracin, Denyce Graves and Geena Davis, Debbie Allen Dance Academy and the U.S. Air Force Singing Sergeants.
Gala Date June 12, 2005.

2003-2004 Season

The Grapes of Wrath
A Ford’s Theatre Society Production
Adapted by Frank Galati
Based on the novel by John Steinbeck
Directed by David Cromer
Music by Josh Schmidt
Featuring: Annabel Armour, Susan Bennett, Lonnie Burr, Rusty Clauss, Aubrey Deeker, Brian Hamman, Jeffrey Hutchinson, Jack Kyrieleison, Amy McWilliams, Stephen McWilliams, Jim Ortlieb, Joe Peck, Craig Walker, Jim Zidar
October 1-November 15, 2003

*A Christmas Carol
A Ford’s Theatre Society Production
Adapted by David H. Bell
Directed by Timothy Gregory
Musical Direction by Kevin Wallace
Featuring: Johanna Aldrich, Mark Aldrich, Jim Beard, Stephen Crossley, Scott Evans, Brian Gill, Stephen Patrick Martin, Brian Jordan Riemer, Howie Smith
November 22-December 31, 2003

George Gershwin Alone
Written by Hershey Felder
Music and Lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin
Directed by Joel Zwick
Featuring: Hershey Felder
January 6-25, 2004

Looking Over the President’s Shoulder
A Ford’s Theatre Society Production
Written by James Still
Directed by James Still
Featuring: Wendell Wright
January 30-March 7, 2004

ABC-TV Special – An American Celebration at Ford’s Theatre
Featuring: Kelsey Grammer, Jessica Simpson, David Spade, Rascal Flatts, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Patti Labelle, Brad Paisley, Michelle Williams, Ron Lucas, Gary Sinise
Gala Date: March 14, 2004
Air Date: July 4, 2004

Children of Eden
A Ford’s Theatre Society Production
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by John Caird
Directed by David H. Bell
Featuring: Becca Ayers, Matt Baker, Nicholas Belton, Joe Cassidy, Tyrone Davis, Bradley Dean, Andre’ Garner, David W. Gilleo, Ivo Gueorguiev, Clark Johnsen, Telly Leung, Kelly McCormick, Monique L. Midgette, Karen Olivo, Brendt Reil, Christeena M. Riggs, Eduardo Rioseco, Toni Trucks, Kara Tameika Watkins, Ronya-Lee Anderson, Rob Sutton
March 25-June 6, 2004

2002-2003 Season

*A Christmas Carol
A Ford’s Theatre Society Production
Adapted by David H. Bell
Directed by Timothy Gregory
Music Direction by Kevin Wallace
Featuring: Steven Crossley, Mark Aldrich, Johanna Aldrich, Jim Beard, Christopher Bloch, Brandy Burre, David Covington, Mindy Dougherty, Scott Evans, Brian Gill, Tara Hugo, Sue Judin, Carolyn Pasquantonio, Kathryn Rice, Howie Smith, John Leslie Wolfe, Nicolas Cable, Henry Hodges, Madi Ferguson, Marshall Swing
November 24-December 30, 2002

*Mark Russell and His Piano of Mass Destruction
January 15-19, 2003

George Gershwin Alone
Written by Hershey Felder
Music and Lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin
Directed by Joel Zwick
Featuring: Hershey Felder
January 23-February 23, 2003

ABC-TV Special – An American Celebration at Ford’s Theatre
Featuring: Kelsey Grammer, LeAnn Rimes, George Lopez, Jamia Simone Nash, Sam Waterston, Alison Krauss and Union Station Featuring Jerry Douglas, Brian McKnight, Michelle Lee, Lonestar
Gala Date: March 2, 2003
Air Date: June 23, 2003

1776
A Ford’s Theatre Society Production
Written by Peter Stone
Directed by David H. Bell
Music by Sherman Edwards
Featuring: David Huddleston, Lewis Cleale, Mark Aldrich, Kate Baldwin, Jim Beard, Trent Blanton, Christopher Bloch, Steven Crossley, Scott Evans, Daniel Felton, Michael L. Forrest, Matthew R. Jones, Anne Kanengeiser, Bill Largess, James Ludwig, Buzz Mauro, Chris Peluso, Frank Robinson, Jr., Graham Rowat, Stephen F. Schmidt, Jim Scopeletis, Thomas Adrian Simpson, Franklin Trapp, John Leslie Wolfe, Johanna Aldrich, Ryan Duncan
March 12-June 8, 2003

2001-2002 Season

To Kill a Mockingbird
A Ford’s Theatre Society Production
Written by Harper Lee
Adapted by Christopher Sergel
Directed by Timothy Childs
Featuring: Robert Emmet Lunney, Rita Glynn, Tim Carlin, David Aron Damane, Gabrielle Goyette, Wayne Jordan, Woodwyn Koons, Connor Paolo, Cherene Snow, Gregory Droggitis, Rodney Hussey, Maureen Kerrigan, Paul Morris, Robin Lynn Reaves, John Leslie Wolfe, Judith Knight Young, Michael L. Forrest, Timmy Ray James, Kate Kiley, Giulia Pagano, Pamela Sherman, Michael Anthony Williams
September 26-November 18, 2001

*A Christmas Carol
A Ford’s Theatre Society Production
Adapted by David H. Bell
Directed by Timothy Gregory
Music Direction by Kevin Wallace
Featuring: Steven Crossley, Mark Aldrich, Jim Beard, Jennifer Dickison, Ryan Duncan, Scott Evans, Johanna Gerry, Monica Lijewski, Tracy McMullan, Tracy Lynn Olivera, Julie Price, Amy Sheff, Thomas Adrian Simpson, Rich Sullivan, Dwight Tolar, John Leslie Wolfe, Nicolas Cable, Henry Hodges, Katie Leslie, Joshua Turgel
November 24-December 30, 2001

I'm Not Rappaport
A Ford’s Theatre Society Production in Association with Coconut Grove Playhouse and Paper Mill Playhouse
Written by Herb Garner
Directed by Daniel Sullivan
Featuring: Judd Hirsch, Ben Vereen, Anthony Arkin, Steven Boyer, Jeb Brown, Tanya Clarke, Mimi Lieber
January 23-February 17, 2002

ABC-TV Special – An American Celebration at Ford’s Theatre
Featuring: Yolanda Adams, Kristen Chenoweth, David Copperfield, Dennis Franz, Kelsey Grammer, Mandy Moore, Daniel Rodriguez, John Spencer, SHeDAISY, Stevie Wonder. Special surprise guests: Olympic gold medalists Jill Bakken and Vonetta Flowers, bobsledding; Derek Parra, speedskating; Jim Shea, Jr., skeleton; and Chris Witty, speedskating.
Gala Date: March 3, 2002
Air Date: April 12, 2002

*Hot Mikado
A Ford’s Theatre Society Production
Adapted by David H. Bell
Directed by David H. Bell
Music Direction by Rob Bowman
Featuring: Ross Lehman, Ted L. Levy, David Ayers, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Bryan Crawford, Chandra Currelley, Randy A. Davis, Craig D’Amico, Kurt Domoney, Mamie Duncan-Gibbs, Pauline Locsin Kanter, Sean McKnight, Erich McMillan-McCall, Carolyn Ockert, Gina Philistine, Kelli Rabke, Jonathan Sharp, Denise Summerford, Denton Tarver, LaParee Young
March 13-June 16, 2002

2000-2001 Season

Inherit the Wind
A Ford’s Theatre Society Production
Written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee
Directed by Tim Childs
Featuring James Whitmore and Robert Prosky
September 26-November 5, 2000

*A Christmas Carol
A Ford’s Theatre Society Production
Adapted by David H. Bell
Directed by Timothy Gregory
Music Direction by Kevin Wallace
Featuring: Steven Crossley, Mark Aldrich, Genevieve Baer, Jim Beard, Scott Evans, Johanna Gerry, Amy McWilliams, Tracy Olivera, Mary Jane Raleigh, Sara Ridberg, Judy Simmons, Thomas Adrian Simpson, Rich Sullivan, Dwight Tolar, Tim Tourbin, John Leslie Wolfe, Nicholas Cable, Zachary Goldbaum, Kate Kirschner, Justin Pereira
November 24-December 31, 2000

Mark Russell: Let the Games Begin
January 16-21, 2001

Fully Committed
Written by Becky Mode
Directed by Nicholas Martin
Featuring Ethan Sandler
January 25-February 25, 2001

Songs from the Tall Grass - Musical (World Premiere)
A Ford’s Theatre Society Production
Book by Michael A. Ross & Phoef Sutton and Randy Hale & Emily Corey
Music and Lyrics by Randy Hale
(adapted or rewritten based on materials from 1840-1910)
Directed by Will Mackenzie
Choreography by Kay Cole
Featuring: Scott Waara, John Antony, Cliff Bemis, Teri Bibb, Emilyann Cummings, Tiffany Fraser, Johanna Gerry, Josh Hawkins, Kathleen Kulikowski, Celine Massuger, James Soller, Christopher Winsor, John Leslie Wolfe
March 13-June 3, 2001

ABC-TV Special – An American Celebration at Ford’s Theatre
Featuring: Jeff Foxworthy, Billy Gilman, Patricia Heaton, Ronn Lucas, Mya, SHeDAISY, Russell Watson and Bill Conti
Gala Date: June 10, 2001
Air Date: august 18, 2001

1999-2000 Season

A Couple of Blaguards
Written by Frank McCourt and Malachy McCourt
Directed by Howard Platt
Featuring: Mickey Kelly and Malachy McCourt
September 15-October 31, 1999

National Folk Theatre of Ireland
Sean agus Nua ‘99
Directed by John Sheehan
November 2-14, 1999

*A Christmas Carol
A Ford’s Theatre Society Production
Adapted by David H. Bell
Directed by Timothy Gregory
Music Direction by Kevin Wallace
Featuring: Mark Aldrich, Bev Appleton, Justin Brill, Patrick Collins, Sheri L. Edelen, Scott Evans, Tim Fullerton, Nicole Halmos, Joshua Hawkins, Frank Kopyc, Sean MacLaughlin, Kara Maguire, Amy McWilliams, Zach Moody, Ron Parady, Julie Price, Shari Rager, Laura Serafino, Lauren Elizabeth Smith, Dwight Tolar
November 20, 1999-January 2, 2000

Marcel Marceau
January 25-February 13, 2000

*Will Rogers' U.S.A.
A Ford’s Theatre Society Production
Staged and Adapted by Paul Shyre
Featuring James Whitmore
February 15-27, 2000

Reunion: A Musical Epic in Miniature - Musical (World Premiere)
A Ford’s Theatre Society Production
Book by Jack Kyrieleison
Story by Jack Kyrieleison and Ron Holgate
Directed by Ron Holgate
Music arranged by Michael O’Flaherty
March 7-June 18, 2000

1998-1999 Season

Picasso at the Lapin Agile
Written by Steve Martin
Directed by Randall Arney
Featuring James Asher, Dan Hiatt, Ken Grantham, Kimberly King, Howard Swain, Michael Oosterom, Susannah Schulman, James Kruk, William Marchetti, Zachary Barton, Jason Antoon, Herman Petras
September 24-November 15, 1998

*A Christmas Carol
A Ford’s Theatre Society Production
Adapted by David H. Bell
Directed by David H. Bell
Music Direction by Kevin Wallace
Featuring: Steven Carpenter, Joel Carron, Robyn Cohen, Jesse Coleman, Sherri L. Edelen, Wyatt Fenner, Adam Graham, Mary Melyssa Hall, Joshua Hawkins, Simon Key, Paul Martin Kovic, Frank Kopyc, John McCarthy, Amy McWilliams, John Michaelson, Donna Migliaccio, Ron Parady, Mary Jane Raleigh, Bill Thomas, Stephanie Waters
November 21, 1898-January 3, 1999

Mark Russell: Full Disclosure
January 13-17, 1999

Inspiration - Musical (American Premiere)
Featuring Queen Ester Marrow and the Harlem Gospel Singers
February 2-28, 1999

Eleanor: An American Love Story - Musical
A Ford’s Theatre Society Production
Featuring Jesse Coleman, Anthony Cummings, David Eye, Ryan Ford, Osborn Forth, Kristen Huxhold, Kate Jetmore, Anne Kanengeiser, Kate Kiley, Emily Leonard, Rita Gardner, Tamra Hayden, Christine Hewitt, Andrew MacPhail, Gary Marachek, Andre Montgomery, Mary Jayne Raleigh, Steve Routman, Stephen Schmidt, Nathan Taylor
March 10-June 4, 1999

ABC-TV Special – An American Celebration
Featuring: Debbie Allen, Kathleen Battle, Charlotte Church, Alan Jackson, Diana Krall, Nathan Lane, Queen Ester Marrow, The Harlem Gospel Singers, Cartier Anthony Williams, Adam Arkin, Beau Bridges, James McDaniel and Bill Conti
Gala Date: June 13, 1999
Air Date: July 29, 1999

1997-1998 Season

All I Really Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten -Musical
A Ford’s Theatre Society Production
Conceived and Adapted by Ernest Zulia
Music & Lyrics by David Caldwell
Directed by Ernest Zulia
Featuring Bonnie Franklin, Gary Holcomb, Liz Sheridan, Lara Teeter and James Whitmore
September 23-November 2, 1997

Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher
November 4-7, 1997

*A Christmas Carol
A Ford’s Theatre Society Production
Adapted by David H. Bell
Directed by David H. Bell
Music Direction by Kevin Wallace
Featuring: Ron Parady
November 23, 1997-January 5, 1998

ABC-TV Special – A Festival at Ford’s
Featuring: Whoopi Goldberg, Anthony Clark, David Copperfield, John Fogerty, Kirk Franklin and God’s Property, Martina McBride
Gala Date: February 8, 1998
Air Date: April 9, 1998

Kudzu, A Southern Musical (World Premiere)
Written by Jack Herrick, Doug Marlette and Bland Simpson
Directed by Lisa Portes
Featuring:  Nicole Bradin, Clay Buckner, Ed Butler, Kevin Carolan, Donna English, Chris Frank, Joilet F. Harris, Jack Herrick, Rodney Hicks, Tim Hodgin, Roger Howell, Beth Leavel, James Ludwig, Bland Simpson
March 4-June 23, 1998

*Encore Production