(1922- 1943). Active on Broadway
in the following productions:
(1922). Stage Play: The Red Poppy. Melodrama. Written by André Picard
and Francis Carco. Directed by B. Iden Payne. Greenwich Village Theatre: 20 Dec 1922- Dec 1922 (closing date unknown/13 performances). Cast: Herbert Ashton
(as "Boule"), Te Ata (as "Irma"), Blanche Boizon (as "Lea"), Clara T. Bracy
(as "Madame Boule"), Beatrice Bradley (as "Blanche"), John H. Brewer (as "Sorel"), Paul Broderick (as "Footman / A Tough"), Grace Connell (as "Pauline"), Frances Eldridge (as "Friquette"), Lorna Elliott (as "Madame Sorel"), Grace Gordon (as "A Lady"), Leon Gordon
(as "De Croy"), Ruby Gordon (as "Another Lady"), J.J. Greer (as "Jean / Sgt. deVille"), Grace Griswold (as "Mme. Vali"), Gerald Hamer
(as "Duthil"), Norris Hobbs (as "Dede"), Burdette Kappes (as "Becot"), Hubbard Kirkpatrick (as "Another Tough"), Robert Knight (as "Bob"), George A. Lawrence (as "Dudule"), Arthur Lubin
(as "Mimile") [Broadway debut
], Bela Lugosi
(as "Fernando") [Broadway debut
], Kay McKay (as "A Gentleman"), Elena Meade (as "Babe"), Arthur Metcalfe (as "Prince Sergius Saratoff"), Marco Mora (as "Victor"), Elizabeth North (as "Toto"), William Paul (as "Babe Rose"), Betty Ross-Clarke (as "Liane"), Byron Russell
(as "Pierre"), Joan Twain (as "Francine"), Estelle Winwood
(as "Claire"). Produced by Henry Baron
. Note: Mr. Lugosi's Broadway
career was complicated by having to learn his line phonetically (often with great difficulty). He was never fluent in English during his entire Broadway
(1925). Stage Play: Arabesque. Music by Ruth White Warfield. Written by Cloyd Head and Eunice Tietjens. Scenic Design by Norman Bel Geddes
and Cleon Throckmorton. Choreographed by Michi Itow. Directed by Norman Bel Geddes. National Theatre: 20 Oct 1925- 7 Nov 1925 (23 performances). Cast: Hortense Alden
(as "Laila, A Bedouine from the desert"), Hamad Attab, Geraldine Ballard, Merlin Ballard, Mohammed Basher, Mohammed Ben Ali, Charles Berkley, Hamad Bisher, Clayton Braun, John Brewster, Florence Brinton, Earle Caddock, Conrad Cantzen (as "Baba Youssef"), Chief Whitehawk, Curtis Cooksey
(as "Ahmed Ben Tahar"), Bus Daniels, Ruth Daniels, Boyd Davis
(as "Tall Bedouin"), Claude Dougal, Anna Duncan, Rona Fray, B.A. Fripp, M. Garboat, James Gaylor, Etienne Girardot
(as "The Caid of Nadour"), Lackaye Grant, Gladys Green, Ali Halel, Robert Halloway, Victor Hammond, Mustapha Hantoot, Ismut Hassen, Elsbeth Herbert, Mohammed Houssain, Yuji Itow, Larry Jason, Irene Joseph, Helen Judson, Raphael Kados, Helen Kim, Jacob Kingsbury
(as "Chief Bedouin"), Naoe Kondo, Sarat Lahiri, Raise Lehassen, Mactar Lehedder, Bela Lugosi
(as "Sheik of Hammam, a Minor Official"), Louise Mainland, Beine Makter, Yetta Malamude, Kay McKay, Hardwick Nevin, George Offerman Jr., Marie Offerman, Hamad B. Omar, Logan Paul, Nancy Pethbridge, Julia Ralph
(as "The Sheik's Mother, Who Would Live in Tunis"), Edward Ray, Herman O. Roberts, Samuel Rosen, Prince Singh, William Skavlan, Sara Sothern, Philip Spector, George Thornton, Roland Twombley (as "Cobbler"), Ben Welden, Olive West, Elsie Winslow. Produced by Norman Bel Geddes and Richard Herndon.
(1925). Stage Play: Open House. Comedy/drama. Written by Samuel R. Golding
. Directed by Henry Stillman and Ronald William Lawrence
. Daly's 63rd Street Theatre: 14 Dec 1925- Feb 1926 (closing date unknown/73 performances). Cast: Albert Andruss
[erroneously credited as Albert Andrus] (as "Basil Underwood") [final Broadway
role], Janice Elgin (as "Amy"), Guy Hitner (as "Dr. Roger Holt"), Jane Houston (as "Violet Raymond"), Marie Kenrick (as "Miss Langdon"), Robert W. Lawrence (as "Marsdon"), Bela Lugosi
(as "Sergius Chernoff"), Helen MacKellar
(as "Eugenie Bellamy"), Frank Martins (as "Travis"), Freddie Stange (as "Harold"), Ramsey Wallace
(as "Lloyd Bellamy"), Eugenie Woodward
(as "Margaret"). Produced by Samuel R. Golding.
(1926). Stage Play: Devil in the Cheese. Comedy. Written by Tom Cushing. Directed by Charles Hopkins
. Charles Hopkins Theatre: 29 Dec 1926- May 1927 (closing date unknown/157 performances). Cast: Hooper Bunch (as "A Gorilla"), Catherine Doucet
(as "Mrs. Quigley"), Dwight Frye
(as "Dr. Pointell Jones"), Joseph Hazel, Frank Norman Hearn, Bela Lugosi
(as "Father Petros"), Earl MacDonald, Fredric March
(as "Jimmie Chard"), Robert McWade
(as "Mr. Quigley"), George Riddell, Linda Watkins. Produced by Charles Hopkins.
(1927). Stage Play: Dracula. Drama. Written by Hamilton Deane
and John L. Balderston
. Based on the novel by Bram Stoker
. Directed by Ira Hards
. Fulton Theatre: 5 Oct 1927- May 1928 (closing date unknown/261 performances). Cast: Herbert Bunston (as "Dr. Seward"), Alfred Frith (as "Butterworth"), Nedda Harrigan
(as "Miss Wells, a maid"), Bernard Jukes
(as "R.M. Renfield"), Bela Lugosi
(as "Count Dracula"), Terence Neill (as "Jonathan Harker"), Dorothy Peterson (as "lucy Seward"), Edward Van Sloan
(as "Abraham Van Helsing"). Produced by Horace Liveright. Trivia: Producer O.E. Wee mounted a 1931 revival on Broadway
starring Courtney White in the title role. It flopped.
(1933). Stage Play: Murder at the Vanities. Musical comedy/drama. Book by Earl Carroll
and Rufus King
. Additional dialogue by Eugene Conrad. Lyrics by Edward Heyman. Additional lyrics by Ned Washington
, Paul Francis Webster and Herman Hupfeld. Music by Richard Meyers. Additional music by Victor Young
, John J. Loeb, Herman Hupfeld
and John W. Green. Musical Direction by Ray Kavanaugh. Music orchestrated by Edward Powell and [error]. Dialogue staged by Burk Symon
. Dances by Chester Hale
. Additional dance arrangements by Ned McGurn. Directed by Earl Carroll. New Amsterdam Theatre: (moved to The Majestic Theatre from 10 Mar 1934 to close): 12 Sep 1933- 10 Mar 1934 (207 performances). Cast: James Rennie, Sybil Aarons, Janet Abbott, Ednamay Adair, Jean Adair
(as "Madame Tanqueray, Wardrobe Mistress"), Wiley Adams, Ernestine Anderson, Renee Armour, Charles Ashley, Olga Baklanova, William Balfour
(as "Noomhouse, Night Watchman"), DeDon Blumier, Mickey Braatz, Eileen Burns, Marion Callahan, Earl Carroll (as Cameo appearance; is only time on stage as an actor), Eunice Coleman, Amby Costello, James Coughlin, Robert Cummings, Sylvia Curry, Dorothy Dawes, Nancy Dolan, Patsy Drew, Lew Eckles
(as "Mr. Kerrick, Assistant District Attorney"), Caja Eric, Muriel Evans
(as "[one of]The Most Beautiful Girls in the World"), William Fay, Betty French, Paul Gerrish, Dolores Grant, Flo Harris, Patricia Hayward, Ruth Hillard, Billy House
(as "Walter Buck, Assistant Stage Manager"), Charles G. Johnson, Joyce Johnson, Constance Jordan, Elise Joyce, Marie Kahrkahn, Evelyn Kelly, Irene Kelly, Alice Kerwin, Frank Kingdon
(as "Mr. Martin, the General Manager"), Evalyn Knapp
(as "[one of] The Most Beautiful Girls in the World"), Ben Lackland
(as "Billy Slade"), Al Lee, Sari Leone, Ben Lewis, Lewis & Van, Bela Lugosi
(as "Siebenkase") [final Broadway
role], Mackie & Lavallie, Helen Madison, Francis X. Mahoney, June Mahr, Ruth Mann, Adeline Martin, Ruth Miller, Woods Miller, Villi Milli, Pauline Moore
(as "Liane Ware, a Vanities Girl"), Kay Murphy, Martha Murray, Alice Nelson, Hazel Nevin, Gay Orlova, Anita Patterson, Dorothy Plant, Martha Pryor, Helena Rapport, Naomi Ray, F. Raymond, June Raymond, Lorna Rode, Elsie Rossi, Ann Rothey, Alma Saunders, Leone Sedalle, Marion Semler, Samuel Shaw, Phil Sheridan
(as "Winchester"), Laurie Shevlin, Lisa Silbert, Francine Sinclaire, Anya Taranda, Walker Thornton, Edwin Vickery, Una Vilon, Emily Von Hoven, Beryl Wallace
(as "Hope Carol, a Vanities Girl"), Ferne Ward, Marie Warren, Al Webster, Joan Webster, Barbara Winchester, Evelyn Witt. Produced by Earl Carroll.
(1920's- 1956). Mr. Lugosi appeared in numerous regional theatrical productions across the U.S. (this, despite a pronounced inability to speak English, which he really only gained fluency in English by late 1931 after completing the film version of Dracula at Universal). The following list is likely incomplete:
(1924). Play: "The Werewolf" (1924) (as "Don Eliphas Leone"), Chicago.
(1932). Play: "Murdered Alive" (1932) (as "Lukar"), Los Angeles.
Play: "Tovarich" (1937) (as "Commissar Gorotchenko"), San Francisco
Play: "Dracula" (1943) (as "Count Dracula"), Boston
Play: "Arsenic and Old Lace" (1944) (as "Jonathan Brewster"), San Francisco
Play: "No Traveler Returns" (1945) (as "Bharat Singh"), San Francisco
Play: "The Devil Also Dreams" (1950) (as "Hungarian butler"), Montreal
Radio: episode of Baker's Broadcast with Ozzie & Harriet, 1937-38 season.
episode of Crime Does Not Pay entitled Gasoline Cocktail, 12/12/1949.
episode of The Abbott & Costello Show, 5/05/1948.
episode of Command Performance with Bob Hope, 10 November 1946.
episode of Mystery House entitled The Thirsty Death, 1944.
episode of Texaco Star Theater with Fred Allen, 25 April 1943.
episode of Suspense entitled Doctor Prescribed Death, 2/02/1943.
In 1918 he played in a Hungarian movie called: Struggle for Life (English title) silent and in black and white.
In 1951 he was guest on a American TV-show called: Tribute to star.
In the twenties he played Jezus, in a Hungarian stage-play.
(1951). Play: "Dracula" (1951) (as "Count Dracula"), London, England, and on tour in the provinces.
(1956). Play: "Devil's Paradise" (1956) (as "drug smuggler"), Hollywood
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