Barnum (Broadway, St. James Theatre, 1980) | Playbill




Circus impresario Phineas T. Barnum builds "The Greatest Show on Earth," despite his wife's disapproval and a brief affair with "Swedish Nightingale" Jenny Lind.

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Drama Desk Award
1980 Outstanding Music Nominee
1980 Outstanding Set Design Nominee
1980 Outstanding Choreography Nominee
1980 Outstanding Musical Nominee
1980 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Winner
1980 Outstanding Director of a Musical Nominee
Outer Critics Circle
1980 Outstanding New Broadway Musical Winner
Theatre World Awards
1980 Theatre World Award Winner
Tony Award
1980 Best Direction of a Musical Nominee
1980 Best Actor in a Musical Winner
1980 Best Book of a Musical Nominee
1980 Best Choreography Nominee
1980 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Winner
1980 Best Featured Actress in a Musical Nominee
1980 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Nominee
1980 Best Original Score Nominee
1980 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Winner
1980 Musical Nominee

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