1985 Studio Cast
The original 1979 Broadway cast of I Remember Mama did not record a cast album, so for several years there was no audio recording of Richard Rodgers’ final Broadway score. In 1985, That’s Entertainment Records assembled a new cast to remedy that problem with an original studio cast recording. Sally Anne Howes, best known to film audiences as Truly Scrumptious from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, sang the role of Mama. George Hearn and George S. Irving reprised their Broadway performances as Father and Uncle Chris, respectively. Other Broadway and West End notables, including Ann Morrison, Sian Phillips, Patricia Routledge, Elizabeth Seal and Gay Soper, filled out the supporting cast.
Recorded at Manhattan Center Studios in New York and Olympic Studios in London in May and June of 1985, the studio cast recording of I Remember Mama was released on July 14, 1985. Produced by Norman Newell, the recording was conducted by music director Bruce Pomohac, who also orchestrated the score.