The role was written FOR Phil, actually


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Posted Bykurt on February 18, 2003 at 15:52:32:

In Reply to: Phil Harris As "THE MUSIC MAN"? posted byGerry O. on February 18, 2003 at 07:26:58:

Meredith Willson, who knew Harris from radio days, when Willson was the musical conductor on the Maxwell House program, wrote Harold Hill with Philsie in mind.

There's not much difference between "Ya Got Trouble" and "That's What I Like About the South."

But Harris wasn't a bankable Broadway commodity, and the rest is history....


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