He played Iago to James Earl Jones' Othello in Shakespeare's "Othello" on Broadway
He played Macbeth opposite Glenda Jackson's Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare's "Macbeth" on Broadway
The Lark (1955). Drama. Written by Jean Anouilh
. Book adapted by Lillian Hellman
. Incidental music by Leonard Bernstein
. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner
. Costume Design by Alvin Colt. Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner. Assistant Scenic Design: John Harvey. Assistant Costume Design: Frank Spencer. Directed by Joseph Anthony
. Longacre Theatre: 17 Nov 1955- 2 Jun 1956 (229 performances). Cast: Julie Harris
(as "Joan"), Theodore Bikel
(as "Robert de Beaudricourt"), Boris Karloff
(as "Cauchon"), Christopher Plummer
(as "Warwick"), Joseph Wiseman
(as "The Inquisitor"), Vincent Beck, Joe Bernard, Charles Bressler, Arthur Burrows, Michael Conrad
(as "A Monk/A Soldier"), Ward Costello
(as "Joan's Father"), Roger De Koven
(as "The Promoter"), Joan Elan, Bruce Gordon, Edgar Grower, Jean Hakes, Michael Higgins, Ann Hillary, Lois Holmes, Milton Katselas, Edward Knight, Elizabeth Lawrence, William Lennard, Brayton Lewis, Ruth Maynard, Richard Nicholls, Russell Oberlin, Michael Price, John Reese, Ralph Roberts, Paul Roebling
(as "The Dauphin"), Pauline Seim, Rita Vale, Betty Wilson. Produced by Kermit Bloomgarden.
Play "Lock up your daughters" in Dublin, Ireland
January 31, 2009: Live play "Julius Caesar" (on cinema screens across Canada).
Autobiography, "In Spite of Myself: A Memoir," Published in New York City, NY by Alfred A. Knopf, 2008. ISBN 0-679-42162-9.
The Dark Is Light Enough (1955). Comedy. Written by Christopher Fry
. Directed by Guthrie McClintic
. ANTA Playhouse: 23 Feb 1955- 23 Apr 1955 (69 performances). Cast: Katharine Cornell
(as "Countess Rosmarin Ostenburg"), Tyrone Power
(as "Richard Gettner, An Austrian in the Hungarian rebel army"), Arnold Moss
(as "Colonel Janik, A Hungarian rebel officer"), John Williams
(as "Belmann, Member of the Countess, Salon"), Dario Barri, Eva Condon
(as "Bella, A Housekeeper"), Jerome Gardino, Ted Gunther
(as "Beppy, A Hungarian corporal"), Donald Harron, Charles Macaulay, Christopher Plummer
(as "Count Peter Zichy, A Hungarian in the Austrian government"), William Podmore, Sydney Pollack
(as "Rusti, a Hungarian corporal"), Paul Roebling
(as "Stefan, Son of the Countess"), Marian Winters. Produced by Katharine Cornell and Roger L. Stevens. Produced by arrangement with H.M. Tennent, Ltd.
(May 24,1961) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Richard III" in the Royal Shakespeare Company production in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Eric Porter and Edith Evans in the cast. William Gaskill was director.
(April 4,1961) He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Much Ado About Nothing" in the Royal Shakespeare Company production in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England with Geraldine McEwan in the cast. Michael Langham was director.
(July 11, 1961) He acted in Jean Anouilh's play, "Becket," in the Stratford Theatre Festival at the Aldwych Theatre in London, England in the Royal Shakespeare/Stratford-On-Avon Company production with Eric Porter, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Peter Jeffrey, Diana Rigg, Ian Holm, and Roy Dotrice in the cast. Peter Hall was director.
(December 13, 1961-April 1962) He acted in Jean Anouilh's play, "Becket," for the Stratford Theatre Festival for the Royal Shakespeare Company Theatre at the Globe Theatre in London, England with Eric Porter, Gwen Ffrangcon-Davies, Diana Rigg, Philip Voss, Esmond Knight, and Robert Lang in the cast. Peter Hall was director.
Arturo Ui (1963). Written by Bertolt Brecht
(from "The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui"). Book adapted by George Tabori
. Incidental music by Jule Styne
. Music orchestrated by Ray Ellis. Production Design by Rouben Ter-Arutunian. Make-up Supervisor: Mitchell Erickson. Lighting Assistant: Martin Aronstein. Directed by Tony Richardson
. Lunt-Fontanne Theatre: 11 Nov 1963 - 16 Nov 1963 (8 performances + 5 previews that began on 6 Nov 1963). Cast: Christopher Plummer
(as "Arturo Ui"), Michael Constantine
(as "Dogsborough"), Elisha Cook Jr.
(as "Giuseppe Givola"), Roger De Koven
(as "The Actor"), Hugh Franklin (as "Clark"), Henry Lascoe (as "Butcher"), Lionel Stander
(as "Manuele Giri"), Murvyn Vye (as "Ernesto Roma"), Sandy Baron (as "Bowl/Priest/Ensemble"), Leonardo Cimino (as "Fish/Ensemble"), Oliver Clark (as "Young Dogsborough"), James Coco
(as "O'Casey/Ensemble"), George Cotton
(as "Mulberry"), James Frawley (as "Flake/Ensemble"), Harold Gary (as "Arturo Ui's Bodyguard"), Louis Guss (as "Ragg/Ensemble"), Chuck Haren (as "Inna/Ensemble"), Diane Higgins (as "Ensemble"), Dossie Hollingsworth (as "Dockdaisy"), Bobby Dean Hooks (as "Ensemble"), John Karlen (as "Shorty/Ensemble"), Frank Loren (as "Ensemble"), Gubi Mann (as "Ensemble"), John Marriott (as "Jim Crocket/Ensemble"), Paul Michael (as "The Barker/Goodwill"), David O'Brien (as "Defense Counsel/Ensemble"), Tom Pedi
(as "Arturo Ui's Bodyguard"), Antony Ponzini (as "Ensemble"), Beah Richards (as "The Woman"), Madeleine Sherwood (as "Betty Dullfeet"), William Shust (as "Sheet/Ensemble"), Jim Stark (as "Ensemble"), Glenn Stensel (as "Doctor/Ensemble"), Warren Wade (as "Gaffles/Judge"), Robert Weil
(as "Ignatius Dullfeet"). Produced by David Merrick
. Associate Producer: Neil Hartley.
(1971) He acted in Jean Giraudoux's play, "Amphitryon 38," in a National Theatre production at the New Theatre in London, England with Geraldine McEwan, Constance Cummings, Richard Kay, and Jeanne Watts in the cast. Laurence Olivier was director.
(1971) He acted in Georg Buchner's play, "Danton's Death," in a National Theatre production at the New Theatre in London, England with Gillian Barge, Louise Purnell, Tom Georgeson, Charles Kay, Ronald Pickup, and Anna Carteret in the cast. Jonathan Miller was director.
(June 1971-January 1972) He acted in the Repertoire Season in the National Theatre production in Georg Buchner's play, "Danton's Death;" Adrian Mitchell's play, "Tyger;" Jean Giraudoux's play, "Amphitryon 38;" Luigi Pirandello's play, "The Rules of the Game;" and Eugene O'Neill's play, "Long Day's Journey Into Night;" at the New Theatre in London, England with Tom Baker, Anna Carteret, Constance Cummings, Bill Fraser, Geraldine McEwan, Laurence Olivier, Ronald Pickup, Joan Plowright, Denis Quilley, Paul Scofield, and Benjamin Whitrow in the cast.
The Good Doctor (1973). Written by Neil Simon
. Adapted and suggested from stories by Anton Chekhov
. Additional lyrics by Neil Simon. Incidental music by Peter Link
. Directed by A.J. Antoon. Eugene O'Neill Theatre: 27 Nov 1973- 25 May 1974 (208 performances + 8 previews that began on 19 Nov 1973). Cast: Rene Auberjonois
, Barnard Hughes
, Marsha Mason
, Christopher Plummer
, Frances Sternhagen
. Replacement actor during run: Kathryn Walker
[from ? Feb 1974- ?]. Produced by Emanuel Azenberg
and Eugene V. Wolsk
(1954). Stage Play: Home Is the Hero. Written by Walter Macken
credit]. Directed by Worthington Miner
. Booth Theatre: 22 Sep 1954- 16 Oct 1954 (30 performances). Cast: Glenda Farrell
(as "Daylia"), Frances Fuller (as "Mrs. Green"), Peggy Ann Garner
(as "Josie"), Donald Harron (as "Willie O'Reilly"), Loretta Leversee
(as "Lily Green"), Walter Macken (as "Paddo O'Reilly"), J. Pat O'Malley
(as "Dovetail"), Christopher Plummer
(as "Manchester Monagham"), Art Smith (as "Trapper"), Ann Thomas (as "Bid"). Produced by The Theatre Guild and Worthington Miner. Note: Filmed as Home Is the Hero
(2007). Stage Play: Inherit the Wind. Drama (revival). Written by Jerome Lawrence
and Robert E. Lee
. Associate Director: Mark Schneider. Scenic Design by Santo Loquasto. Directed by Doug Hughes. Lyceum Theatre: 12 Apr 2007- 8 Jul 2007 (100 performances + 27 previews that began on 19 Mar 2007). Cast: Brian Dennehy
(as "Matthew Harrison Brady"), Christopher Plummer
(as "Henry Drummond"), Byron Jennings (as "Rev. Jeremiah Brown"), Denis O'Hare (as "E.K. Hornbeck"), Terry Beaver (as "Judge"), Anne Bowles (as "Mrs. Loomis/Townsperson"), Steve Brady (as "Townsperson"), Bill Buell (as "Mr. Bannister"), Bill Christ (as "Vendor/Townsperson"), Carson Church (as "Gospel Quartet"), Conor Donovan
(as "Howard"), Lanny Flaherty (as "Elijah"), Kit Flanagan (as "Townsperson"), Beth Fowler
(as "Mrs. Brady"), Sherman Howard
(as "Townsperson"), Katie Klaus (as "Gospel Quartet"), Maggie Lacey (as "Rachel Brown"), Jordan Lage
(as "Tom Davenport"), Mary Kate Law
(as "Gospel Quartet"), Philip LeStrange (as "Townsperson"), Kevin Loomis
(as "Monkey Man/Townsperson"), David M. Lutken (as "Gospel Quartet"), Charlotte Maier (as "Mrs. Krebs/Townsperson"), Matthew Nardozzi (as "Timmy/Townsperson"), Randall Newsome (as "Photographer/Townsperson"), Jay Patterson (as "Dunlap/Townsperson"), Pippa Pearthree (as "Mrs. Blair/Townsperson"), Scott Sowers (as "Meeker"), Amanda Sprecher (as "Melinda"), Erik Steele (as "Reuter's Reporter/Harry Y. Esterbrook/Townsperson"), Jeff Steitzer (as "Mayor"), Henry Stram (as "Mr. Goodfellow"), Benjamin Walker (as "Bertram Cates"), Andrew Weems (as "Sillers/Townsperson"). Understudies: Anne Bowles (as "Rachel Brown"), Steve Brady (as "Dunlap/Elijah/Sillers"), Bill Christ (as "Mr. Goodfellow/Rev. Jeremiah Brown"), Kit Flanagan (as "Mrs. Blair/Mrs. Brady/Mrs. Krebs"), Sherman Howard (as "Henry Drummond/Monkey Man"), Jordan Lage (as "E.K. Hornbeck"), Philip LeStrange (as "Judge/Mayor/Mr. Bannister"), Kevin Loomis (as "Meeker/Reuter's Man"), Matthew Nardozzi (as "Howard/Melinda"), Erik Steele (as"Bertram Cates/Photographer") and Jeff Steitzer (as "Matthew Harrison Brady"). Produced by Boyett Ostar Productions, The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman. Philip J. Smith: President. Robert E. Wankel: Executive Vice President), Lawrence Horowitz, Jon Avnet, Ralph Guild, Roy Furman, Debra Black, Daryl Roth, Bill Rollnick, Nancy Ellison Rollnick and Stephanie McClelland. Associate Producer: Judith Resnick.
(1958). Stage Play: J.B. Drama. Written by Archibald Macleish
. Production Designed by Boris Aronson. Costume Design by Lucinda Ballard
. Directed by Elia Kazan
. ANTA Playhouse: 11 Dec 1958- 24 Oct 1959 (364 performances). Cast: Raymond Massey
(as "Mr. Zuss"), Christopher Plummer
(as "Nickels"), Nan Martin
(as "Sarah"), Lane Bradbury, Bert Conway, Ivor Francis, Pat Hingle
(as "J.B."), Arnold Merritt, Judith Lowry (as "Mrs. Adams"), James Olson
(as "First Roustabout"), Laura Pierpont
(as "Mrs. Murphy"), Ford Rainey
(as "Prompter"), Jeffrey Rowland (as "Jonathan"), Fay Sappington
(as "Mrs. Lesure"), Andreas Voutsinas (as "Eliphaz"), Janet Ward (as "Girl"), Helen Waters (as "Mrs. Botticelli"). Replacement actors: Nancy Cushman (as "Mrs. Botticelli"), James Daly
(as "J.B."), Clifton James
(as "Second Roustabout"), Pamela King (as "Jolly"), Elaine Martin (as "Mary"), James Olson
(as "First Roustabout"), Ford Rainey
(as "J.B."), Basil Rathbone
(as "Mr. Zuss"), Ronnie Walken (as "David"). Produced by Alfred De Liagre Jr.
Associate Producer: Joseph I. Levine. Note: Won 1959 Tony Award
for Best Play and 1959 Pulitzer Prize for Drama (Archibald Macleish).
(1954). Stage Play: The Starcross Story. Written by Diana Morgan
credit]. Scenic Design by Watson Barratt. Directed by John C. Wilson. Royale Theatre: 13 Jan 1954 (1 performance). Cast: Mary Astor
(as "Anne Meredith"), Lynn Bailey (as "Christine Starcross"), Margaret Bannerman (as "Alice Venning"), Philippa Bevans
(as "Laura Shipman"), Eva Le Gallienne
(as "Lady Starcross"), Marta Linden (as "Chloe Gwynn"), Una O'Connor
(as "Ellen"), Doris Patston (as "Jean Benson Halliday"), Christopher Plummer
(as "George Phillips") [Broadway debut
], Anthony Ross (as "James Trenchard"). Produced by John C. Wilson, Lee Shubert and J.J. Shubert, and Sherman S. Krellberg
(May 2, 1983) He performed in the revue, "Parade of Stars," at the Palace Theatre on Broadway
in New York CIty, New York for the Actors' Fund Benefit with Eddie Albert, Debbie Allen, Edward Asner, Lauren Bacall, Harry Belafonte, Milton Berle, George Burns, David Cassidy, Dick Cavett, Carol Channing, Pam Dawber, Sandy Duncan, Bonnie Franklin, Jack Gilford, Gregory Hines, Ann Jillian, Larry Kert, Richard Kiley, Jack Klugman, Linda Lavin, Michele Lee, Rich Little, Dorothy Loudon, Lee Meredith, Jeanne Moreau, Tony Randall, Lee Roy Reams, Ann Reinking, Dinah Shore, Jean Stapleton, Gwen Verndon, Fred Waring, James Whitmore, Shelley Winters, and MIchael York in the cast. Hildy Parks was the writer. John Kander and Fred Ebb were composers. Michael Frayn wrote the book. Robert Randolph was set designer. Alvin Colt was costume designer. Elliott Lawrence was musical director. Albert Stephenson was special musical stager. Clark Jones was director. Alexander H. Cohen was producer.
(December 20, 1954) He acted in Christopher Fry's play, "The Dark Is Light Enough," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Katharine Cornell and Tyrone Power in the cast.
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