A world-traveling photographer returns home and tempts his godson with dreams of escape and no responsibility. In the original production of Kander & Ebb's The Happy Time George S. Irving was the eldest son (opposite Robert Goulet). Now 38 years later, he plays the father. Songs include: "A Certain Girl," "Please Stay," "Tomorrow Morning," and "Seeing Things."
With their 2007 season, Musicals Tonight salutes the career of George S. Irving. Other productions include Ernest in Love and Irene.
George S. Irving made his Broadway debut at the St. James Theatre on March 31, 1943 in the chorus of Oklahoma! He also appeared in the chorus of Lady in the Dark (1943) and the Broadway revue Call Me Mister (1946) with Dody Goodman. He won a Tony for his role in Irene (opposite Debbie Reynolds), and has appeared on stage with Kitty Carlisle Hart, Dina Merrill, Alfred Drake, Bette Davis, Vivian Leigh, Carol Channing, Sally Ann Howes, Jose Ferrer, Bobby Morse, Robert Goulet, Lillian Gish, and many, many more.