Mr. Wonderful: Musical Info & Synopsis


Mr. Wonderful was initially created to showcase the talents of Sammy Davis Jr. and follows the story of Charlie Welch, who arrives in NYC with the goal of becoming a performer. Along the way, he learns valuable lessons about friendship, show business, and the importance of staying true to oneself. Mr. Wonderful captures the spirit of optimism and resilience, celebrating the joys that come with following one’s dreams.

Musical Information

Musical Type: Golden Age (1956)

Cast Size: 15+

Genre: Comedy

Setting: 1950s / USA (Florida, New Jersey, NYC)

Creative Team

Music/Lyrics: Jerry Bock, Larry Holofcener, George Weiss

Book: Joseph Stein, Will Glickman

Cast Albums

Original Broadway Cast (1957)➝


Sheet Music: Musicnotes➝


1950s, Comedic, Golden Age, Original, Tap Dance

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