(1945- 1966). Active on Broadway
in the following productions:
(1945). Stage Play: Hamlet. Tragedy (revival).
(1946). Stage Play: The Front Page. Comedy (revival). Written by Ben Hecht
and Charles MacArthur
. Scenic Design by Nat Karson. Directed by Charles MacArthur. Royale Theatre: 4 Sep 1946- 9 Nov 1946 (79 performances). Cast: Jack Arnold
(as "Endicott, Post), Benny Baker (as "McCue, City Press"), Rolly Beck, Fred Bemis, Isabel Bonner, Roger Clark, Joe De Santis, Olive Deering
(as "Mollie Malloy"), Harold Grau
(as "Mr. Pincus"), Pat Harrington Sr.
(as "Kruger, Journal of Commerce"), Curtis Karpe
(as "Woodenshoes Eichorn"), William H. Lynn
(as "Sheriff Hartman"), George Lyons (as "Earl Williams"), Blanche Lytell (as "Jennie"), Bruce MacFarlane
(as "Murphy, Journal") [final Broadway
role], Arnold Moss
(as "Walter Burns"), Lew Parker
(as "Hildy Johnson, Herald Examiner"), Edward H. Robins, Ray Walston
(as "Schwartz, Daily News"), Vic Whitlock, Cora Witherspoon
(as "Mrs. Grant"), Leonard Yorr (as "Tony"). Produced by Hunt Stromberg Jr.
and Thomas Spengler.
(1948). Stage Play: The Survivors. Written by Peter Viertel and Irwin Shaw
. Directed by Martin Gabel
. Playhouse Theatre: 19 Jan 1948- 24 Jan 1948 (8 performances). Cast: Louis Calhern
(as "Vincent Keyes"), Richard Basehart
(as "Steve Decker"), Russell Collins
(as "Roy Clemens"), Hume Cronyn
(as "Jodine Decker"), Marc Lawrence
(as "Rutson Hedge"), E.G. Marshall
(as "Finlay Decker"), Anthony Ross, Jane Seymour, Marianne Stewart, Guy Arbury, Edwin M. Bruce, Neil Fitzgerald, Tom Hoier, Kevin McCarthy
(as "Morgan Decker"), Edith Rand, Edgar Small, Eugene Steiner, Kenneth Tobey
(as "Leonard Hawkes"), Ray Walston
(as "Townsperson"). Produced by Bernard Hart and Martin Gabel.
(1948). Stage Play: The Alchemist (Revival). Written by Ben Jonson. Music by Deems Taylor
. Directed by Morton Da Costa. City Center: 6 May 1948- 16 May 1948 (14 performances). Cast: Bobby Busch, Mack Busch, Stanley Carlson, Robert Carroll, Leonardo Cimino, George Coulouris
(as "Subtle"), José Ferrer
(as "Jeremy/Face"), Phyllis Hill, Will Kuluva, Nan McFarland, Richard McMurray, William Nichols, Winston Ross, Hiram Sherman, Jacqueline Soans, Ezra Stone
(as "Sir Epicure Mammon"), Robinson Stone, Margaret Suttle, Anne Terris, Bertram Thorn, Ray Walston
(as "Drugger"), Tyler Winn. Produced by New York City Theatre Company.
(1948). Stage Play: S.S. Glencairn (Revival).
(1948). Stage Play: The Insect Comedy. Comedy. Written by Josef Capek
and Karel Capek
. Material adaption by Owen Davis
. City Center: 3 Jun 1948- 12 Jun 1948 (14 performances).
(1948). Stage Play: Summer and Smoke. Written by Tennessee Williams
. Lighting and Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner
. Incidental music by Paul Bowles
. Directed by Margo Jones. Music Box Theatre: 6 Oct 1948- 1 Jan 1949 (102 performances). Cast: Tod Andrews, Minica Boyar, Sid Cassel, Marga Ann Deighton, Donald Hastings, Anne Jackson
, Ellen James, Spencer James, William Layton
(as "Dusty"), Betty Greene Little, Arlene McQuade, Earl Montgomery, Hildy Parks
, Margaret Phillips, Ralph Theadore, Raymond Van Sickle, Ray Walston
. Produced by Margo Jones.
(1949). Stage Play: King Richard III. Historical drama (revival). Written by William Shakespeare
. Scenic Design by Richard Whorf
. Costume Design by Richard Whorf. Directed by Richard Barr
. Booth Theatre: 8 Feb 1949- 26 Feb 1949 (23 performances). Cast: Philip Bourneuf
(as "Henry Stafford, Duke of Buckingham"), Grace Coppin, Frances Reid (as "Lady Anne, widow of Edward, son to King Henry VI; afterward married to Richard"), Polly Rowles (as "Elizabeth, Queen to Edward IV, Walter F. Appler
(as "Lord Mayor of London"), Warren Burmeister (as "Sir Thomas Vaughan, cousin to Queen Elizabeth"), Robert Carricart
(as "Tressel"), David Clive, Joseph Foley, Alan Frost (as "Sir Robert Brackenbury, Lieutenant of the Tower"), Robert H. Harris
, Ed Hoffman, Will Kuluva
(as "George, Duke of Clarence, brother to the King"), Connie Lessard (as "Citizen"), Charles Nahabedian, William Nichols, Nehemiah Persoff
(as "Sir James Tyrrel"), Orrin Redfield (as "Lord Stanley, Earl of Derby"), Milton Selzer
(as "Berkeley"), Michael Sivy (as "Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, afterwards King Henry VII"), Ray Walston
(as "Sir Richard Ratcliffe"), Douglass Watson (as "Marquis of Dorset. son to Queen Elizabeth by her first marriage to John Grey"), Glenn Wilson (as "Anthony Woodville, Earl Rivers, brother to Queen Elizabeth"). Produced by Herman Levin
. Note: This version first presented by the Boston Repertory Association at the Copley Theatre.
(1949). Stage Play: Mrs. Gibbons' Boys. Written by Will Glickman
and Joseph Stein
. Scenic Design by John Root. Costume Design by John Robert Lloyd. Directed by George Abbott
. Music Box Theatre: 4 May 1949- 7 May 1949 (5 performances). Cast: Edward Andrews
(as "Woodrow Grupp"), Loïs Bolton
(as "Mrs. Peggy Gibbons"), Richard Carlyle
(as "Francis X. Gibbons"), Francis Compton
(as "Lester MacMichaels"), Royal Dano
(as "Ernie "Horse" Wagner"), William David
(as "Coles"), Glenda Farrell
(as "Myra Ward"), Tom Lewis (as "Rudy Gibbons"), Helen Mayon
(as "Pearl"), Richard Taber
(as "Mr. Rausch"), Ray Walston
(as "Rodla Gibbons"). Produced by George Abbott.
(1949). Stage Play: The Rat Race. Written by Garson Kanin
. Incidental music by Joe Bushkin
. Music arranged by Joe Bushkin. Scenic Design and Lighting Design by Donald Oenslager
. Directed by Garson Kanin
. Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 22 Dec 1949- 4 Mar 1950 (84 performances). Cast: Georgie Auld (as "Carl"), Joseph Bernard (as "Waiter"), Joe Bushkin (as "Frankie Jay"), Johnny Dale (as "Neighbor"), David Edelman (as "Police Department"), Betty Field
(as "Helen Brown"), Belle Flower (as "Neighbor"), Hal Green (as "Ralph"), Pat Harrington Sr.
(as "Bo Kerry"), Sherman Kane (as "Tip"), Doro Merande
(as "Soda"), 'Dennie Moore (as "Edie Kerry"), 'Barry Nelson' (as "Gus Hammer"), Lou Oles (as "Artie's Man"), Paul Shiers (as "Policeman"), Joseph Sweeney (as "Mac"), Toni Tucci (as "Carl's Girl"), Ray Walston
(as "Telephone Man"), Rex Williams
(as "Artie Bray"). Note: Filmed by The Perlsea Company [distributed by Paramount Pictures] as The Rat Race
(1952). Stage Play: Wish You Were Here. Material adaption by Arthur Kober and Joshua Logan. Based on the play "Having Wonderful Time' by Arthur Kober. Music by Harold Rome. Lyrics by Harold Rome. Musical Director: Jay Blackton
. Music orchestrated by Don Walker. Musical Continuity by Trude Rittman. Uncredited show doctoring by Jerome Robbins
. Scenic Design and Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner
. Directed by Joshua Logan
. Imperial Theatre: 25 Jun 1952- 26 Nov 1953 (598 performances). Cast: Frank Aletter
(as "Eli, Itchy's Assistant"), Sidney Armus, Tom Ayre, Nancy Baker, Mardi Bayne, Joan Berke, Larry Blyden
(as "Schmutz, Itchy's Assistant"), Sheila Bond, Sue Brin, Jack Cassidy
(as "Chick Miller"), Harry Clark, Robert Dixon, Norma Doggett, Elliott Feder, Richard France, Nancy Franklin, Gus Giordano, Elaine Gordon, Denise Griffin, Stanley Grover, Florence Henderson
(as "The New Girl"), Bill Hogue, Ray Hyson, Joan Johnston, Leo Kayeworth, Sybil Lamb, Al Lawrence, George Lenz, Roslynd Lowe, Patricia Marand, Leila Martin, Joe Milan, Phyllis Newman
(as "Sarah"), Toni Parker, Candi Parsons, Don Paterson, John Perkins, Shirley Ann Prior, Inga Rode, Fred Sadoff, Reid Shelton, Sammy Smith, Harry Snow, Ray Steele, Wally Strauss, Jan Stuart, Joseph Thomas, Tom Tryon
(as "Alex, Waiter"), Paul Valentine, Gloria Van Deweel, Don Wayne, Beverly Weston, Steve Wiland, Rain Winslow. Note: Ray Walston
(as "Itchy Flexner") was replaced in previews. Produced by Leland Hayward
and Joshua Logan.
(1953). Stage Play: Me and Juliet. Musical comedy. Music by Richard Rodgers
. Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
. Book by Oscar Hammerstein II. Vocal arrangements by Don Walker
. Music orchestrated by Don Walker. Musical Director: Salvatore Dell'Isola. Ballet arrangements: Roger Adams. Assistant to Mr. Dell'Isola: Robert Stanley. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner
. Costume Design by Irene Sharaff
. Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner; Assistant Designer to Mr. Mielziner: John Harvey. Directed by George Abbott
. Majestic Theatre: 28 May 1953- 3 Apr 1954 (358 performances). Cast: Lance Avant, Isabel Bigley, Francine Bond, Betty Buday, Barbara Carroll, Adele Castle, Mark Dawson, Grant Delaney, Jack Drummond, John Ford, Bob Fortier, John George, Penny Ann Green, Randy Hall, Henry Hamilton, Gwen Harmon, Lorraine Havercroft, Bill Hayes, Richard Hermany, George S. Irving, Patty Ann Jackson, Jackie Kelk, Helene Keller, Warren Kemmerling, Michael King, Jack Konzal, Lucia Lambert, Larry Laurence, Joe Lautner, Harriet Leigh, Sonya Lindgren, Ralph Linn, Elizabeth Logue, Susan Lovell, Shirley MacLaine
(as "Dancing Ensemble"), Therese Mari, Arthur Maxwell, Joan McCracken, Svetlana McLee, Buzz Miller, Cheryl Parker, Eddie Pfeiffer, Edwin Philips, Jack Rains, Georgia Reed, Deborah Remsen, Augustin Rodriguez, Joe Schulman, Helena Scott, Thelma Scott, Dorothy Silverherz, Barbara Lee Smith, Bob St. Clair, Thelma Tadlock, Norma Thornton, Janyce Ann Wagner, Ray Walston
(as "Mac, Stage Manager"), Herbert Wasserman, William Weber, Rosemary Williams. Produced by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.
(1954). Stage Play: House of Flowers. Musical.
(1955). Stage Play: Damn Yankees. Musical comedy. Written by George Abbott
and Douglass Wallop
, from Wallop's novel "The Year of the Yankees." Music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
. Lyrics by Richard Adler
and Jerry Ross. Book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop
. From the novel "The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant" by Douglass Wallop. Musical Director: Hal Hastings. Music orchestrated by Don Walker. Dance arrangements by Roger Adams. Dances and Musical Numbers Staged by Bob Fosse
. Directed by George Abbott. 46th Street Theater (moved to The Adelphi Theatre (6 May 1957- close): 5 May 1955- 6 May 1957 (1019 performances). Cast: Stephen Douglass
(as "Joe Hardy"), Gwen Verdon
(as "Lola"), Ray Walston
(as "Applegate"), Rae Allen (as "Gloria Thorpe"), Richard Bishop (as "Welch"), Shannon Bolin (as "Meg Boyd"), Frank Bouley (as "Singer"), Russ Brown (as "Van Buren"), Fred Bryan, Betty Carr (as "Dancer"), Ronn Cummins, Cherry Davis (as "Teen-Ager/Singer"), Robert Evans (as "Dancer"), Timmy Everett (as "Dancer"), Patricia Ferrier (as "Dancer"), Nathaniel Frey (as "Smokey"), Jeanne Grant (as "Singer"), Marlyn Greer (as "Dancer"), Janet Hayes (as "Singer"), Del Horstmann (as "Lynch/Commissioner/Singer"), Elizabeth Howell (as "Doris"), Janie Janvier (as "Miss Weston/Singer"), William Joyce (as "Dancer"), Harvey Jung (as "Dancer"), Joan Keenan (as "Singer"), Marie Kolin (as "Dancer"), James Komack
(as "Rocky") [credited as Jimmie Komack], Al Lanti (as "Henry/Dancer"), Albert Linville (as "Vernon/Postmaster/Singer"), Suzanne Lovell (as "Singer"), Ralph Lowe (as "Singer"), George Marcy (as "Guard/Dancer"), Julia Marlowe, Svetlana McLee, Eddie Phillips, Jackie Scholle, Robert Shafer (as "Joe Boyd"), Jean Stapleton
(as "Sister"), Ralph Strane, Mark Ward. Produced by Frederick Brisson
, Robert E. Griffith
and Harold Prince
. Produced in association with Albert B. Taylor. Note: Filmed as Damn Yankees!
(1958). Stage Play: Who Was That Lady I Saw You With? Comedy. Written by Norman Krasna
. Incidental music by Bernard Green. Scenic Design by Rouben Ter-Arutunian. Costume Design by Ruth Morley. Directed by Alex Segal
. Martin Beck Theatre: 3 Mar 1958- 30 Aug 1958 (208 performances). Cast: Roxanne Arlen, Robert Burr, Stephen C. Cheng, Pamela Curran, Virginia de Luce, Dan Frazer, Peter Gumeny, Peter Lind Hayes
(as "David Williams"), Mary Healey
(as "Ann Williams"), Richard Kuen Loo (as "Lee Wong"), Frank Milan
(as "Parker"), Joan Morgan, Gregory Morton, W. Edgar Rooney, Wallace Rooney
(as "Schultz"), Larry Storch
(as "Orlov"), William Swetland
, Ray Walston
(as "Michael Haney"), Roland Winters
(as "Harry Powell"). Relacement actor: Larry Blyden
(as "Michael Haney") [replaced Ray Walston]. Produced by Leland Hayward
. Note: Produced by Columbia Pictures as Who Was That Lady?
(1960), a Dean Martin
vehicle in 1960.
(1960). [Unsold TV Pilot]. Walston starred in a sitcom pilot, called "What is Harry's Business," concerning the misadventures of a small-town druggist and photographer. Elena Verdugo
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