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Musicals by Cole Porter – The Full List of Shows

Cole Porter was a prolific and influential composer known for his contributions to the world of musical theatre. From Anything Goes to Kiss Me, Kate, Porter’s work continues to be cherished worldwide. His talent and vision have solidified his legacy as one of the foremost composers in the history of the theatre. Below is the full list of musicals by Cole Porter, sorted alphabetically.

This list is divided into two categories: “Musicals by Cole Porter” and “Lesser-Known Porter Musicals

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Musicals by Cole Porter

Anything Goes

Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter  Book: Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1934)


Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter  Book: Abe Burrows

Musical Type: Golden Age (1953)

Fifty Million Frenchmen

Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter  Book: Herbert Fields

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1929)

High Society

Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter  Lyrics: Susan Birkenhead  Book: Arthur Kopit

Musical Type: 1956 Film/Pre-Contemporary Musical (1997)

Kiss Me, Kate

Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter  Book: Bella Spewack, Samuel Spewack

Musical Type: Golden Age (1948)

Mexican Hayride

Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter  Book: Herbert Fields, Dorothy Fields

Musical Type: Golden Age (1944)

Nymph Errant

Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter  Book: Romney Brent, Steve Mackes, Michael Whaley

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1933)

Out of This World

Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter  Book: Dwight Taylor, Reginald Lawrence

Musical Type: Golden Age (1950)

Panama Hattie

Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter  Book: Herbert Fields, B.G. DeSylva

Musical Type: Golden Age (1940)

Silk Stockings

Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter  Book: George S. Kaufman, Leueen MacGrath, Abe Burrows

Musical Type: Golden Age (1955)

Something for the Boys

Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter  Book: Herbert Fields, Dorothy Fields

Musical Type: Golden Age (1943)

The New Yorkers

Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter  Book: Herbert Fields

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1930)

You Never Know

Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter  Book: Rowland Leigh, Paul Lazarus

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1938)

Lesser-Known Musicals by Cole Porter

The following musicals are listed in Theatre Trip’s Musical Archive, since they either lack cast albums or have limited information available online.

Around the World

Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter  Book: Orson Welles

Musical Type: Golden Age (1946)

Du Barry Was a Lady

Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter  Book: Herbert Fields, Buddy DeSylva

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1939)

Gay Divorce

Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter  Book: Dwight Taylor

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1932)

Happy New Year

Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter  Book: Burt Shevelove

Musical Type: Pre-Contemporary (1980)

Hitchy-Koo of 1919

Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter  Book: George V. Hobart

Musical Type: Pre-Jazz Age (1919)


Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter  Book: Moss Hart

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1935)

Leave It To Me

Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter  Book: Samuel Spewack, Bella Spewack

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1938)

Let’s Face It!

Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter  Book: Herbert Fields, Dorothy Fields

Musical Type: Golden Age (1941)


Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter, Walter Kollo, Louis Alter, E. Ray Goetz, Roy Turk  Book: Martin Brown

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1928)

Red, Hot and Blue

Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter  Book: Howard Lindsay, Russel Crouse

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1936)

See America First

Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter  Book. T. Lawrason Riggs

Musical Type: Pre-Jazz Age (1916)

Wake Up and Dream

Music/Lyrics: Cole Porter  Book: John Hastings Turner

Musical Type: Jazz Age (1929)

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Which of these musicals by Cole Porter is your favorite?

Or have you ever played a role in any of the above Cole Porter musicals? Feel free to share in the comments below. And if you like these types of lists, check out the musical database. That’s where you’ll find musicals sorted by composer, theme, setting, and more!

Stacy Karyn, Author of Musicals by Cole Porter.
Author: Stacy Karyn

Stacy Karyn is the founder of Theatre Trip, author of The Thespian’s Bucket List, and creator of The Cast Album List. She holds a BA in theatre, a TESOL drama certificate, and has worked and interned with Broadway and Off-Broadway theaters.


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