for AT&T (1997)
Appeared on Broadway
in Jean Kerr
's "Lunch Hour" which opened 11/20/1980 with co-stars Gilda Radner
and Susan Kellermann
, directed by Mike Nichols
Appeared in Joseph Papp
's stage production (on and off-Broadway
) of "Much Ado About Nothing", later shown on television.
Hosts "From the Archives" on the History Channel.
In June 2000 appeared with son James Waterston
and Tony Award
-winning actress Elizabeth Franz
in Eugene O'Neill
's "Long Day's Journey into Night" at Syracuse Stage.
Appeared in an episode of "Saturday Night Live"
(1975), as himself, in a sketch about "Old Glory Robot Attack Insurance."
(1999-2000) Hosted a series of one-minute "millennium milestones" vignettes, produced by the History Channel and broadcast on A&E, CNN and other networks.
Hosted the "Time Lab 2000" series on the History Channel.
(2003) TV commercial
for TD WaterhouseTV commercial
(voiceover) for "The Nation" magazine, 2004.
On May 5, 2004, he delivered Abraham Lincoln
's "Cooper-Union" address in Cooper-Union's Great Hall, where the speech was originally delivered in 1860. It was broadcast on the C-SPAN2 network and received rave reviews. Lincoln's original speech is considered to be the launching point of his successful presidential campaign.
Wrote the foreword for the book "A Take on British TV Drama" (Scarecrow Press, 2004)TV commercial
for TDAmeritrade (2007)
(1975). Stage Play: A Doll's House. Tragedy (revival).
(1975). Stage Play: Hamlet. Tragedy (revival). Written by William Shakespeare
. Incidental music by John Morris. by Michael Rudman. Vivian Beaumont Theatre: 17 Dec 1975- 25 Jan 1976 (47 performances + 14 previews that began on 5 Dec 1975). Produced by The New York Shakespeare Festival (Joseph Papp
, Producer). Associate Producer: Bernard Gersten.
(1963- ). Active on Broadway
in the following productions:
(1963). Stage Play: Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feelin' So Sad. Comedy. Written by Arthur Kopit
. Incidental music by Robert Prince. Scenic Design by William Eckart and Jean Eckart. Directed by Jerome Robbins
. Morosco Theatre: 27 Aug 1963- 5 Oct 1963 (47 performances + 1 preview on 26 Aug 19). Cast: Produced by Roger L. Stevens
and T. Edward Hambleton. Produced by arrangement with The Phoenix Theatre (T. Edward Hambleton: Co-Founder and Managing Director. Norris Houghton: Co-Founder)
(1966). Stage Play: First One Asleep, Whistle. Written by Oliver Hailey
credit]. Directed by John Berry
. Belasco Theatre: 26 Feb 1966 (1 performance + 13 previews that began on 14 Feb 1966). Cast: Frank Converse
(as "David") [Broadway debut
], Salome Jens
(as "Elaine"), Louise Shaffer (as "Esther"), Marya Zimmet (as "Susan"). Standbys: Sam Waterston
(as "David") and Nina Wilcox
(as "Elaine"). Produced by Edgar Lansbury
and Bruce Lansbury
(1967). Stage Play: Halfway Up the Tree. Comedy.
(1969). Stage Play: Indians.
(1970). Stage Play: Hay Fever. Comedy (revival).
(1971). Stage Play: The Trial of the Catonsville Nine. Drama.
(1972). Stage Play: Much Ado About Nothing. Comedy (revival). Written by William Shakespeare
(1980). Stage Play: Lunch Hour. Comedy.
(1985). Stage Play: Benefactors.
(1988). Stage Play: A Walk in the Woods.
(1993). Stage Play: Abe Lincoln in Illinois. Historical drama (revival).
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