Hot L Baltimore opened on March 22, 1973 at Circle Repertory Theatre (now Circle in the Square Downtown), where it ran for 1666 performances, closing on January 4, 1976. It was written by Lanford Wilson and directed by Marshall W. Mason. Sets were designed by Ronald Radice, sound was designed by Charles London, and costumes were designed by Dina Costa.

Original Cast

  • Henrietta Bagley (Mrs. Bellotti)
  • Louise Clay (Mrs. Oxenham)
  • Conchata Ferrell (April Green)
  • Marcial Gonzales (Delivery Boy)
  • Stephanie Gordon (Suzy)
  • Mari Gorman (Jackie)
  • Trish Hawkins (The Girl)
  • Judd Hirsch (Bill)
  • Jonathan Hogan (Paul Granger III)
  • Zane Lasky (Jamie)
  • Burke Pearson (Suzy’s John)
  • Helen Stenborg (Millie)
  • Anthony Tenuta (Mr. Katz)
  • Rob Thirkield (Mr. Morse)
  • Peter Tripp (Cab Driver)


Hot L Baltimore’s award wins included the 1972-1973 New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best New Play and 3 Obies: Best New Play, Distinguished Performance (Mari Gorman), Distinguished Direction (Marshall W. Mason).