La Plume de Ma Tante
1960 playbill
MusicGerard Calvi
LyricsRoss Parker
Francis Blanche
BookRobert Dhéry
Productions1958 Broadway

La Plume de Ma Tante is a 1955 musical comedy, written, devised, and directed by Robert Dhéry, with music by Gérard Calvi, and English lyrics by Ross Parker. The play consisted of a number of short sketches in English, French, and pantomime, satirizing French society.[1]

It opened firstly in 1955 at the Garrick Theatre, London, and closed after a run of two and a half years. It then transferred to the USA.

On Broadway, it was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Musical, and in three other categories, winning the 1959 Special Tony Award. Pierre Olaf was one of the show's leading actors.[2]

It opened on Broadway at the Royale Theater on November 11, 1958 and closed on December 17, 1960 after a total of 835 performances. Subsequently, the show toured to Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco during 1961.

Awards and nominations

Original Broadway production

Year Award Category Nominee Result
1959 Tony Award Best Musical Nominated
Best Direction of a Musical Robert Dhéry Nominated
Best Conductor and Musical Director Gershon Kingsley Nominated
Special Tony Award Contribution to the Theatre The Cast Won


  1. ^ "La Plume de Ma Tante – Revue".
  2. ^ Ronald Bergan (22 September 1995). "Pierre Olaf: Surreal world of a pierrot". The Guardian. p. 17.