Kiss Me, Kate

2003 Television Production

Kiss Me Kate, 2002 PBS

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Sam and Bella Spewack, loosely based on Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew

Broadcast on PBS' Great Perfomances on February 26, 2003
Filmed in August, 2002 at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London
Produced by Richard Price and Andy Picheta
Executive Producers: Jac Venza, David Horn, Margaret Smilow, Nobuo Isobe
Co-Executive Producer: Helen Asquith
Directed for Television by Chris Hunt
Produced for the Stage by Roger Berlind and Roger Horchow
Directed for the Stage and Adapted for Television by Michael Blakemore
Choreography by Kathleen Marshall
Sets by Robin Wagner
Costumes by Martin Pakledinaz
Lighting by Peter Kazorowski
Sound Design by Tony Meola
Dance Arrangements by David Chase
Music Supervision by Paul Gemignani
Musical Director: Paul Maguire
Orchestrations by Don Sebesky

Broadcast recording of the 2001 London Revival which was based on the 1999 Broadway Production


(in order of appearance)

Hattie: Kaye E. Brown
Paul: Nolan Frederick
Ralph (Stage Manager): Alan Vicary
Lois Lane: Nancy Anderson
Bill Calhoun: Michael Berresse
Lilli Vanessi: Rachel York
Dance Captain: Christopher Stewart
Fred Graham: Brent Barrett
Harry Trevor: Colin Farrell
Pops (Stage Doorman): Duncan Smith
Cab Driver: Andrew Spillett
First Man: Teddy Kempner
Second Man: Jack Chissick
Harrison Howell: Nicolas Colicos

"The Taming of the Shrew" Players
Bianca (Lois Lane): Nancy Anderson
Baptista (Harry Trevor): Colin Farrell
Gremio (First Suitor): Nick Winston
Hortensio (Second Suitor): Barry McNeill
Lucentio (Third Suitor): Michael Berresse
Katharine (Lilli Vanessi): Rachel York
Petruchio (Fred Graham): Brent Barrett
Nathaniel: Andrew Spillett
Gregory: Christopher Stewart
Philip: Philip Sutton
Haberdasher: Richard Sidaway

Vikki Coote, Louise Dearman, Catherine Digges, Rebecca Giacopazzi, Christian Gibson, Lizzie Leigh, Jo Napthine, Kimmi Richards, Sarah Soetaert, Annette Yeo

Musical Numbers

  • Overture - Orchestra
  • Act One

  • "Another Op'nin', Another Show" - Hattie and The Company
  • "Why Can't You Behave?" - Lois and Bill
  • "Wunderbar" - Fred and Lilli
  • "So in Love" - Lilli
  • "We Open in Venice" - Petruchio, Katherine, Bianca, Lucentio
  • "Tom, Dick or Harry" - Bianca, Lucentio, Gremio, Hortensio
  • "I've Come to Wive It Wealthily in Padua" - Petruchio and The Men
  • "I Hate Men" - Katherine
  • "Were Thine That Special Face" - Petruchio
  • “Cantiamo D’Amore (We Sing of Love)" - The Ensemble
  • "Kiss Me, Kate" - Petruchio, Katherine, The Ensemble
  • Act Two

  • "Too Darn Hot" - Paul and The Ensemble
  • "Where is the Life That Late I Led?" - Petruchio
  • "Always True to You (in My Fashion)" - Lois and Bill
  • "From This Moment On" - Harrison Howell and Lilli
  • "Bianca" - Bill and The Ensemble
  • "So in Love" (reprise) - Fred
  • "Brush Up Your Shakespeare" - First Man and Second Man
  • Pavane - Orchestra
  • "I Am Ashamed That Women Are So Simple" - Katherine
  • "Finale: Kiss Me, Kate" - The Company

Video Release

Kiss Me Kate
PBS Great Performances

  • DVD, 2003 [Image Entertainment]

Go to the Original Broadway Production of Kiss Me, Kate
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Go to the 1999 Broadway Production of Kiss Me, Kate
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