Hello, Dolly!

Original Broadway Production (1964)

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Act One

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  • I Put My Hand In .... Dolly and Company
  • It Takes a Woman .... Vandergelder and the Instant Glee Club
  • Put on Your Sunday Clothes .... Cornelius, Barnaby, Dolly, Ambrose, Ermengarde and the People of Yonkers
  • Ribbons Down My Back .... Mrs. Molloy
  • Motherhood .... Dolly, Vandergelder, Mrs. Molloy, Minnie Fay, Cornelius, Barnaby
  • Dancing .... Dolly, Cornelius, Barnaby, Minnie Fay, Mrs. Molloy and Dancers
  • Before the Parade Passes By .... Dolly, Vandergelder and Company

Act Two

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  • Entr'acte .... Orchestra
  • Elegance .... Mrs. Molloy, Cornelius, Minnie Fay and Barnaby
  • The Waiters' Gallop .... Rudolph and Waiters
  • Hello, Dolly! .... Dolly, Rudolph, Waiters and Cooks
  • Come and Be My Butterfly .... Ambrose, Muses, Nymphs, Flowers and Butterflies
  • It Only Takes a Moment .... Cornelius, Mrs. Molloy, Prisoners and Policemen
  • So Long Dearie .... Dolly and Vandergelder
  • Hello, Dolly! (reprise) .... Dolly and Vandergelder
  • Finale .... Company

Additional Musical Numbers Lists

These song lists document any changes that the production went through aside from the opening night song list.

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Additional Musical Numbers Lists

Song list after "The Polka Contest" was added

The earliest playbill we have in which the change was made is from July 1965. A playbill from May 1965 still lists "Come and Be My Butterfly" but doesn't list "The Polka Contest."


Act One

  • I Put My Hand In .... Dolly and Company
  • It Takes a Woman .... Vandergelder and the Instant Glee Club
  • World, Take Me Back .... Dolly
  • Put on Your Sunday Clothes .... Cornelius, Barnaby, Dolly, Ambrose, Ermengarde and the People of Yonkers
  • Ribbons Down My Back .... Mrs. Molloy
  • Motherhood .... Dolly, Vandergelder, Mrs. Molloy, Minnie Fay, Cornelius, Barnaby
  • Dancing .... Dolly, Cornelius, Barnaby, Minnie Fay, Mrs. Molloy and Dancers
  • Love, Look in My Window .... Dolly
  • Before the Parade Passes By .... Dolly, Vandergelder and Company

Act Two

  • Entr'acte .... Orchestra
  • Elegance .... Mrs. Molloy, Cornelius, Minnie Fay and Barnaby
  • The Waiters' Gallop .... Rudolph and Waiters
  • Hello, Dolly! .... Dolly, Rudolph, Waiters and Cooks
  • The Polka Contest .... Ambrose, Ermengarde, Mrs. Molloy, Cornelius, Minnie Fay, Barnaby and the contestants
  • It Only Takes a Moment .... Cornelius, Mrs. Molloy, Prisoners and Policemen
  • So Long Dearie .... Dolly and Vandergelder
  • Hello, Dolly! (reprise) .... Dolly and Vandergelder
  • Finale .... Company

Washington DC Tryout


Act One

  • I Put My Hand In .... Dolly & Comany
  • It Takes a Woman .... Vandergelder, Barber & Dolly
  • Put on Your Sunday Clothes .... Cornelius, Barnaby, Dolly, Ambrose, Ermengarde
  • Put on Your Sunday Clothes .... The People of Yonkers
  • Ribbons Down My Back .... Mrs. Molloy
  • Dancing .... Dolly, Cornelius, Barnaby, Minnie Fay, Mrs. Molloy & Dancers
  • Dancing (reprise) .... Mrs. Molloy, Cornelius & Dancers
  • Penny in My Pocket .... Vandergelder, Dolly, Employees & Buyers
  • I Put My Hand In (reprise) .... Dolly

Act Two

  • Elegance .... Mrs. Molloy, Cornelius, Minnie Fay & Barnaby
  • The Waiters' Gallop .... Rudolph & Waiters
  • Hello, Dolly! .... Dolly, Rudolph, Waiters & Cooks
  • Come and Be My Butterfly .... Ambrose, Muses, Nymphs, Flowers & Butterflies
  • It Only Takes a Moment .... Cornelius, Mrs. Molloy, Prisoners & Policeman
  • So Long Dearie .... Dolly & Vandergelder
  • Hello, Dolly! (reprise) .... Horace & Dolly

Detroit Tryout


Act One

  • I Put My Hand In .... Dolly & Ensemble
  • It Takes a Woman .... Vandergelder & Men
  • Put on Your Sunday Clothes .... Cornelius, Barnaby Tucker, Dolly, Ambrose, Ermengarde & Ensemble
  • Ribbons Down My Back .... Mrs. Molloy
  • Motherhood .... Dolly, Mrs. Molloy, Minnie, Cornelius & Barnaby
  • Dancing .... Dolly, Cornelius, Barnaby, Minnie, Mrs. Molloy & Ensemble
  • Dancing (reprise) .... Mrs. Molloy, Cornelius & Dancers
  • Penny in My Pocket .... Vandergelder, Dolly, Employees & Buyers
  • I Put My Hand In (reprise) .... Dolly

Act Two

  • You're a Damned Exasperating Woman .... Vandergelder, Shoeshine Boy, Flower Seller, Coachman & Horse
  • The Waiters' Gallop .... Rudolph & Waiters
  • Hello, Dolly! .... Dolly & Waiters
  • No, a Million Times No .... Dolly & Vandergelder
  • Come and Be My Butterfly .... Ambrose, Muses, Nymphs, Flowers & Butterflies
  • It Only Takes a Moment .... Cornelius, Mrs. Molloy, Prisoners & Policeman
  • The Goodbye Song .... Dolly & Vandergelder
  • Hello, Dolly! (reprise) .... Vandergelder & Dolly

Song list for Merman's run (3/27/1970)


Act One

  • I Put My Hand In .... Dolly and Company
  • It Takes a Woman .... Vandergelder and the Instant Glee Club
  • World, Take Me Back .... Dolly
  • Put on Your Sunday Clothes .... Cornelius, Barnaby, Dolly, Ambrose, Ermengarde and the People of Yonkers
  • Ribbons Down My Back .... Mrs. Molloy
  • Motherhood .... Dolly, Vandergelder, Mrs. Molloy, Minnie Fay, Cornelius, Barnaby
  • Dancing .... Dolly, Cornelius, Barnaby, Minnie Fay, Mrs. Molloy and Dancers
  • Love, Look in My Window .... Dolly
  • Before the Parade Passes By .... Dolly, Vandergelder and Company

Act Two

  • Entr'acte .... Orchestra
  • Elegance .... Mrs. Molloy, Cornelius, Minnie Fay and Barnaby
  • The Waiters' Gallop .... Rudolph and Waiters
  • Hello, Dolly! .... Dolly, Rudolph, Waiters and Cooks
  • The Polka Contest .... Ambrose, Ermengarde, Mrs. Molloy, Cornelius, Minnie Fay, Barnaby and the contestants
  • It Only Takes a Moment .... Cornelius, Mrs. Molloy, Prisoners and Policemen
  • So Long Dearie .... Dolly and Vandergelder
  • Hello, Dolly! (Reprise) .... Dolly and Vandergelder
  • Finale .... Company


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