Gypsy Robe

Honoring chorus members, called “gypsies” because they wander from show to show, the Gypsy Robe tradition dates back more than 50 years on Broadway. It started when a gypsy in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes sent a chorus girl’s robe as an opening-night gift to a friend, who attached a show memento and passed the robe to yet another gypsy for good luck. Today, the ceremony is a formal part of every Broadway musical’s premiere.

PYT follows this tradition. The production staff considers attitude, improvement and dedication in selecting the recipient, who dons the robe and circles around the cast for good luck before curtain. Later, the recipient attaches a memento, and presents the robe to his or her successor.

  • Julia Starr – Little Shop of Horrors, 2017
  • Sarah Mulzet – The Lion King Experience, Jr., 2017
  • Keira Wall – Cinderella, 2017
  • Emma O’Neill – CATS, 2017
  • Eva Colliou – The Wizard of Oz, 2016
  • Tessa Prodromou – James and the Giant Peach Jr., 2016
  • Becca Kitt – Sweeney Todd, 2016
  • Nikki Suzani – Seussical!, 2016
  • Madigan Felts – Mary Poppins, 2016
  • Anna Sonsini – Annie, 2015
  • Jamie Kesten – Into the Woods, 2015
  • Jianna Gladfelter – Puss n Boots, 2015
  • Noam Radwin – Once Upon a Mattress, 2015
  • Molly Mackris – Les Misérables, 2015
  • Abigail Mesel – Oklahoma!, 2014
  • Danielle Macuil – Shrek the Musical, 2014
  • Marie Claire Papamarcos – Sound of Music, 2014
  • Katerina Bacher – Legally Blonde, 2013
  • Christina Godinez – Pirates of Penzance, 2013
  • Kenneth Derryberry – Beauty and the Beast Jr. 2012
  • Bethany Springs – Hairspray, 2012
  • Naomi Shanson – Joseph…2012
  • Sabrina Sonner, CATS, 2011
  • Tessa Fletcher – Stuart Little, 2011
  • Katie Coyne, Annie Get Your Gun, 2011
  • Andrea Cramer – Footloose, 2010
  • Foster Westover – Seussical, 2010
  • Emily Hodgson – Annie, 2010
  • Nandini Iyer – Aladdin, 2009
  • Samuel Sauerhaft – The Music Man, 2009
  • Mackenzie Elmer, All Shook Up, 2008
  • Chelsea Prather – High School Musical, 2008
  • Rachel McIntyre – Oliver!, 2007
  • Amanda Cobb – A Little Princess, 2007
  • Sarah Breslin – Thoroughly Modern Millie, 2007
  • Kimberlee Vandenburg – Joseph, 2006
  • Audriana Hull – Honk!, 2006
  • Seannie Arce – Beauty and the Beast, 2005
  • Elexis Breitbart – The Little Mermaid, 2005
  • Annie Ashmore – The Wizard of Oz, 2005
  • Valerie Butler – West Side Story, 2004
  • Rebecca Pfeil – Holes, 2004
  • Nika Verweij – Les Misérables, 2003
  • Mary Albertolle – The Hobbit, 2003
  • Joyah Spangler – The Sound of Music, 2003
  • Mattie Pantling – The Wiz, 2002
  • Rebecca Wells – Guys and Dolls, 2002
  • Andrew Custer – The Music Man, 2001
  • Anne Cherniss – Little Princess, 2001
  • Julie Henderson – Anne of Green Gables, 2001
  • Emily Borromeo – Joseph, 2000
  • Jamie Evans – Bye Bye Birdie, 2000
  • Shannon O’Neil – Godspell, 1999
  • Alixanne Agnew – Little House, 1999
  • Paula Yoffe – Babes in Toyland, 1998
  • Anna Burns – Cinderella, 1998
  • Jennifer Marks – Charlie Brown, 1998
  • Lauren Rea – Crazy for You, 1997
  • Elizabeth Adelman – Winnie the Pooh, 1997
  • Christie Fremon – Peter Pan, 1996
  • Jamie Rea – Guys and Dolls, 1996
  • Cameron Lockwood – My One and Only, 1995
  • Jaime Dodds – Leader of the Pack, 1995
  • Julie Pfister – Bye Bye Birdie, 1994

  • Erica Trautman – Oliver!, 2014
  • Anjali Parikh – Peter Pan, 2013
  • Annie Leonard – Charlotte’s Web, 2013
  • Meraiah Martinez – Fiddler on the Roof, 2013
  • Anna Feenstra – A Year With Frog & Toad, 2012
  • Anna Moceyunas – Cinderella, 2012
  • Zachary Helfinstein – Bye Bye Birdie, 2011
  • James Cuff-Alvarado – Pinocchio, 2011
  • Caitlyn DeRouin – The Wizard of Oz, 2010
  • Laura Wiseman – Narnia, 2010
  • Elise Granath – Willy Wonka, 2010
  • Katie Keim – Les Miserables, 2009
  • Yekaterina Sinikova – Sleeping Beauty, 2009
  • Katie Semans – The Sound of Music, 2008
  • Jessie Guthrie – Charlotte’s Web, 2008
  • Jonah Kellman – Peter Pan, 2008
  • Michelle Talley – Sweet Charity, 2007
  • Ariana Meyers – Cinderella, 2007
  • Lauren Woo – Fiddler on the Roof, 2006
  • Lieza Chan – Wonderland, 2006
  • Sage Yort – Cats, 2006
  • Tiffanie Schang – Aida, 2005
  • Lani Yort – Pirates of Penzance, 2005
  • Annie Dow – Seussical, 2004
  • Camille Zubizarreta – Stuart Little, 2004
  • Trenton Myers – Once Upon a Mattress, 2004
  • Lily Richbourg – Children of Eden, 2003
  • Samantha Sanford – Into the Woods, 2003
  • Angela Marcinik – Annie, 2002
  • Sitar Terrass-Shah- Charlotte’s Web, 2002
  • Ambra Gargini – Oliver!, 2002
  • Melissa Fisher – Grease, 2001
  • Laurel Scruggs – Once on This Island, 2001
  • Carla Andrade – Peter Pan, 2000
  • Alison Koch – Aladdin, 2000
  • Amelia DePrimo – Miracle on 34th Street, 1999
  • Gwynne Leftwich – Charlie & Choc. Factory, 1999
  • Bill Walberg – Schoolhouse Rock Live!, 1999
  • Emily Elliott – Fiddler on the Roof, 1998
  • Will Canine – Velveteen Rabbit, 1998
  • Ben Halstead – The Wizard of Oz, 1997
  • Meredith Schreier – The Little Mermaid, 1997
  • Madeline Vidibor – A Christmas Carol, 1996
  • Natalie Loebner – Charlotte’s Web, 1996
  • Christopher Custer – Wind in the Willows, 1995
  • Jaime Melberg – Alice in Wonderland, 1995
  • Laurel Robbins – Annie, 1994

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