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Satchmo at the Waldorf

February 24 - March 18, 2018

  • Written and Directed by Terry Teachout

  • Hubbard Theatre

  • Suitable for mature audiences due to strong language.

  • #ArmstrongAtTheAlley

  • The run time is approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes with no intermission.


March 1971. Backstage at the Empire Room of New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Louis Armstrong, the greatest trumpet player in the world, sits in his dressing room trying to pull himself together to do one final show. Because as long as they clap, Louis will go out there and play. His mind wanders through the amazing journey of his life and his complex relationship with his manager Joe Glaser. In a tour de force performance, one actor journeys into the mind and heart of an American musical genius and the man behind the legend.



Supporting Sponsor

Creative Team

Terry Teachout

Playwright and Director

Lee Savage

Scenic Design

Ilona Somogyi

Costume Design

Kevin Adams

Lighting Design

John Gromada

Sound Design

Calleri Casting

New York Casting

Pamela Prather

Dialect, Voice, and Text Coach

Brandon Weinbrenner

Associate Director

Jason Brouillard

Stage Manager

Emily Bohannan

Assistant Stage Manager

Rachel Dooley-Harris

Assistant Stage Manager

The Cast


Jerome Preston Bates

as Louis Armstrong, Joe Glaser, Miles Davis