Tony Award winner George Schaefer (The Royal Family) produced and directed the television production, which had musical direction by two-time Tony winner Franz Allers (My Fair Lady, Camelot). That recording is currently available for streaming on Amazon Prime.
The cast also includes Bill Hayes as Bill Calhoun, Harvey Lembeck as First Gunman, Jack Klugman as Second Gunman, Paul McGrath as Harrison Howell, Robinson Stone as Harry Trevor/Baptista, Lee Cass as Gremio, Jerry Duane as Hortensio, Eva Jessye as Hattie, and Lee Richardson as Ralph.
Kiss Me, Kate has a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and a score by Cole Porter. The original production opened on Broadway December 30, 1948, and ran for 1,077 performances. It earned five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Author and Best Composer and Lyricist.
The most recent Broadway revival, in 2019, co-starred Tony winner Kelli O'Hara and Tony nominee Will Chase.