- Stage: Appeared in Israel Horovitz's two-character play "The Indian Wants the Bronx" with Al Pacino as part of a two-act night of theater including Horovitz's "It's Called the Sugar Plum," which starred 'Marsha Mason'. Pacino's then-girlfriend Jill Clayburgh was Mason's understudy.
- Stage: Appeared in a production of "Measure for Measure" with Meryl Streep for Joseph Papp's Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival in 1976. Other actors in the cast who would become well-known were Sam Waterston and Howard E. Rollins Jr.
- Stage: Appeared as Angelo in William Shakespeare's "Measure for Measure" for Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival. The play opened at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park on July 29, 1976 and closed on August 29, 1976 after 27 performances.
- Stage: Appeared in Israel Horovitz's play "Acrobats & Line" at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, opening February 15, 1971 and closing Date March 14, 1971 after 31 performances.
- Stage: Appeared in his first Broadway play, Joseph Papp's production of Aeschylus' "Agamemnon," which began previews at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre on April 29, 1977. Cazale was replaced during the previews before the show opened on May 18, 1977.
- (1972) He acted in Eugene O'Neill's play, "The Iceman Cometh," at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut with David Sabin, Tom Atkins, Richard Kuss, John Beal, George Ede, Martha Schlamme, Louis Beachner, Austin Pendleton and Peter Brouwer in the cast. Arvin Brown was director. E. Webb and V. Dancy were set designers. Whitney Blausen was costume designer. Ronald Wallace was lighting designer.