Nathan is a high roller wanna be. A lovable gangster sho has been engaged to Adelaide for fourteen years. He finally agrees to marry her when he needs a cover for his crap game. A feckless and humorous manipulator. Comic timing, singing and dancing required.
Songs: The Oldest Established, Sue Me, Happy Ending
If you are interested in auditioning for Nathan Detroit, please select one of the rehearsal tracks below to sing for the audition.
The Biltmore garage wants a grand
But we ain't got a grand on hand.
And they now got a lock on the door
To the gym at P.S. 84.
There's the stock room behind the McCloskey's bar.
But Mrs. McCloskey ain't a good scout.
And things being how they are
The back of the police station is out!
So the Biltmore garage is the spot.
But the one thousand bucks we ain't got.
What's playing at the Roxy?
I'll tell you what's playing at the Roxy.
A picture about a Minnesota man falls in love with a Mississippi girl
That he sacrifices everything and moves all the way to Biloxi.
That's what's playing at the Roxy.
What's in the daily news?
I'll tell you what's in the daily news.
Story about a man bought his wife a small ruby
With what otherwise would have been his union dues.
That's what's in the daily news.
What's happening all over?
I'll tell you what's happening all over.
Guy sitting home by a television set
That used to be something of a rover.
That's what's happening all over.
Love is the thing that has nipped them.
And it looks like Nathan's just another victim.
NICELY (spoken) Yes, sir!
Nathan Lane performs "The Oldest Established"
Frank Sinatra and Vivian Blaine sing "Sue Me" in the original movie.