President’s Day…

Can anyone out there name a musical that is about or has a President as a character?

… But you can’t take mine –“1776”!  That was the first musical that I worked on professionally! I was a props mistress at Candlelight Dinner Playhouse – in 1973!

Tell us some more and we will pick a winner from those who answer to join us at the opening night of WORKING!

Eileen

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30 Comments

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30 responses to “President’s Day…

  1. Lorna

    Assassins – about the presidential assassins and assassinations throughout the history of the US.

  2. Mike Nocek

    Mr. President with music by Irving Berlin

  3. Gabrielle Knight

    Assassins!

  4. Annie has FDR! as does Reefer Madness 🙂

  5. laura

    ANNIE! FDR was a character.

  6. Judith McGee

    Another Irving Berlin show – “Call Me Madam”. (Harry Truman.)

  7. Deb Hare

    Annie! (Roosevelt and Herbert Hoover!)

  8. Jeff Linamen

    Don’t forget Annie.

  9. Jenny Byers

    Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson!

  10. Alex moore

    Annie has FDR

  11. Alex moore

    Also Reefer Madness re musical has FDR

  12. Hannah

    Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Annie, Frost/Nixon, and Abraham Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party. 😀

  13. Jeff Linamen

    I’d Rather Be Right by Kaufman & Hart

  14. Elizabeth Nystedt

    Annie has FDR as a character!

  15. Teresa D Haltom

    bloody bloody andrew jackson!

  16. Alex

    Stretching a bit here but Fela was called the “black president”

    If that doesn’t count then I submit “mr. president.”

  17. Alex moore

    Nixon in China is an opera!

  18. Pulitzer prize winner “Of Thee I Sing” is all about the party picking the president of the United States- and his picking his secretary to be first lady instead of Miss America- becuase he loves his secretary’s corn muffins! The conflict is decided by the supreme court!

  19. Liam Gibbs

    Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

    A play: The Mouse that Roared

    Broadway composer Lin-Manuel Miranda is currently writing “The Hamilton Mixtape,” a concept album about Alexander Hamilton

    Annie

    Caroline, or Change centers around JFK’s death

    Evita is about the Argentinian president, Juan Perón’s, wife

    Mr. President by Irving Berlin, Howard Lindsay, and Russel Crowe

    Of Thee I Sing is about a man’s run for president

  20. David Shum

    Hair has Abraham Lincoln in the song “Four Score/Abie Baby.” This is especially relevant since Hair is opening in Chicago on March 8th!

  21. Alysia

    Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.

  22. Spencer Hahn

    Has anyone seen “Hope, the Obama Musical Story” (Frankfurt), “Obama on My Mind” (London), or “Obama, the Musical” (Nairobi)?

  23. Lauren Tarasewicz

    My musical is “Annie!” She meets and sings with FDR!

  24. Yankee Doodle Dandy !!!! The story of George M. Cohan. The 1942 film version with James Cagney as George M. Cohan. The President is FDR!

  25. Kelly McMahon

    ANNIE!

  26. Michael

    Caroline Or Change

  27. Irene

    Bush is Bad by Joshua Rosenblum. I would say Ragtime too but Sarah was singing to a VP candidate…

  28. Savannah Lee

    Annie!!
    President Roosevelt helps in the search for Annie’s parents

  29. Alex

    Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Saw it on Broadway in October, please bring it to Chicago!

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