His deep, rich speaking voice didn't go unnoticed by radio producers, and in between movie roles early in his career he worked steadily on a variety of radio soap operas, dramas, action shows, etc., eventually turning in more than 2000 performances.
(1935) Stage: Appeared in "End of Summer" on Broadway
(1928) Stage: Appeared (billed as Evan Heflin) in "Mr. Moneypenny" on Broadway
(1937) Stage: Appeared (as "Kaintuck") in "Western Waters" on Broadway
. Drama. Written by Richard Carlson
. Incidental music by Lehman Engel
. Directed by Elsa Moses and Richard Carlson. Hudson Theatre: 28 Dec 1937-Jan 1938 (closing date unknown/7 performances). Cast: Thomas Chalmers
(as "Josiah Cutler"), Thomas Gomez
(as "Rev. Barnabus Harpie"), Jackie Grimes, H. Dudley Hawley, Jimmy Lydon
(as "Danny"), Mabel Paige, Robert Shrewsbury, Morton Stevens
(as "Jabe Knuckles"), Maxine Stuart, Robert Thomsen, Joan Wheeler. Produced by Elsa Moses.
(1955) Stage: Appeared in Arthur Miller
's "A View from the Bridge" on Broadway
(1934) Stage: Appeared (as "Paul Ivins"; Broadway debut
) in "The Night Remembers" on Broadway
. Melodrama/mystery. Written by Martha O'Dwyer
(credited as Martha Madison). Directed by Leo Bulgakov
. Playhouse Theatre: 27 Nov 1934-Dec 1934 (closing date unknown/23 performances). Cast: Philip Bourneuf
(as "Jim"), Harry Clarke, F.G. Cleveland, Frank Coletti
(as "Mullen"), Frank Collins, Lizzie Cubitt, Frank Dae
(as "Inspector Kelly"), Bill Darwin, Hal Dearborn, Robert Elwyn, Howard Ferguson, Vincent Gerbino, Mary Holsman, Marie Hunt, Vera Hurst
(as "Maria Sebalios"), Wilfred Jessop
(as "Mr. Ivins"; final Broadway
role), Sheldon Leonard
(as "Tall Man"), Ann Martin, Tom Morrison, Robert J. Mulligan, Allen Nourse
, William Nunn
, Ernst Robert, André Salama, Margaret Seaman, Brandon Tynan
(as "Momo Sebalios"), Philip Van Zandt
(as "Taxi Driver"). Produced by B. Peters and Leslie J. Spiller.
(1934) Stage: Appeared in "The Bride of Torozko" on Broadway
. Comedy. Written by 'Otto Indig'. Material adapted by Ruth Langner. Directed by Herman Shumlin
. Henry Miller's Theatre: 13 Sep 1934-Sep 1934 (closing date unknown/12 performances). Cast: Jean Arthur
(as "Klari"), Genevieve Belasco, Harry M. Cooke, Don Costello
, Van Heflin
(as "Andreas") [disputed Broadway debut
], Sam Jaffe
(as "Herschkowitz"), Rose Keane, Victor Kilian
(as "Mate"), Francis Pierlot
(as "Comsa"), Lionel Stander
(as "Stephan"), Frank Verigun. Produced by Gilbert Miller
and Herman Shumlin.
(1/22/54) Radio: Appeared (as "Joe Starrett") in a "Lux Radio Theater" production of "Shane".
(12/14/50) Radio: Appeared in a "Screen Guild Players" production of "The Seventh Veil".
(1963) Stage: Appeared (as "Robert Sloane") in "A Case of Libel" on Broadway
(1939) Stage: Appeared (as "Mike Connor") in "The Philadelphia Story" on Broadway
. Comedy. Written by Philip Barry
. Directed by Robert B. Sinclair
. Shubert Theatre: 28 Mar 1939-30 Mar 1940 (417 performances). Cast: Vera Allen
, Lorraine Bate, Shirley Booth
(as "Elizabeth Imbrie"), Owen Coll
(as "Thomas"), Joseph Cotten
, Frank Fenton
, Philip Foster, Katharine Hepburn
, Nicholas Joy
, Lenore Lonergan, Hayden Rorke
, Forrest Orr
(as "William Tracy" / "Uncle Willy"), Myrtle Tannehill, Dan Tobin
. Produced by The Theatre Guild. NOTE: Filmed as The Philadelphia Story
(1947) Radio: Appeared (as "Philip Marlowe") in "The Pepsodent Program: Philip Marlowe" (NBC Radio).
(1933) Stage: Appeared in Edgar Wallace
's play, "Criminal at Large," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA. Also in cast: Cecilia Loftus
(1933) Stage: Appeared J.M. Barrie
's play, "What Every Woman Knows," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA, with Edith Barrett
and Shepperd Strudwick
in the cast.
(December 17, 1936) He acted in S. N. Behrman's play, "End of Summer," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Ina Claire in the cast.
(October 22, 1940) He acted in Philip Barry's play, "The Philadelphia Story," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Joseph Cotton and Katharine Hepburn in the cast.
(December 15, 1952) He acted in Joseph A. Kramm's play, "The Shrike," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio.
(1966) He acted in Henry Denker's play, "A Case of Libel," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Paul McGrath in the cast. Leonard Patrick was director.
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