(1902- 1965). Active on Broadway
in the following productions:
(1902). Stage Play: The Children of Kings. Special music by Englebert Humperdinck. Written by Frederick Langbridge and A.H. Ferro. Based on the German of Ernst Rosmer. Herald Square Theatre: 3 Nov 1902- Nov 1902 (closing date unknown/14 performances). Cast: John Alexander
(as a child)], Pat Alexander, Percy Anstey, Paul Barry, H. Blackmore, Amy Coleridge, George Cooke, Miss N. De Silva, Mrs. B.M. DeSolla, Bessie Elder, E.J. Frazer, Mercy Fuller, Edmund Grace, Grete Hahn, Martin Harvey, William Haviland, E.P. Lewer, Fuller Mellish
, Frederick Powell, Mrs. Frederick Powell, Michael Sherbrooke, Fred Wright. Produced by Klaw & Erlanger.
(1902). Stage Play: A Cigarette Maker's Romance/Rouget De L'Isle (1902).
(1914). Stage Play: Mary Goes First.
(1914). Stage Play: The Dumb and the Blind.
Richelieu (1917) (revival).
What's in a Name? (1920). Musical revue.
The Mirage (1920). Melodrama.
Cyrano de Bergerac (1923). Comedy (revival).
The Chocolate Dandies (1924). Musical comedy.
Cyrano de Bergerac (1926). Comedy (revival).
Jamboree (1932). Written by Bessie Beatty and Jack Black. Based on the novel "You Can't Win" by Jack Black. Directed by Charles Friedman
. Vanderbilt Theatre: 24 Nov 1932- Dec 1932 (closing date unknown/28 performances). Cast: John Alexander
(as "Bull"), Signa Andres, Carroll Ashburn
(as "Sanctimonious Slim"), Roger Bacon, Renee Cartier, Peter Goo Chong, Ruth Chorpenning, Jack Clifford, T.C. Connor, Charles Craig, Frank Dae
(as "Foot-'n'-Half George"), Lee Ellsworth, Richard Ewell, Ruth Gibson, Wesley Givens, Al Guin, Wanda Howard, Sheelagh Kennedy, Marie Kenney, Patsy Klein, Barry Macollum
(as "Blackie"), Carleton Macy
(as "Al Sheets"), George C. Mantell, John McNulty, Dodson Mitchell
(as "Jonathan Schorr"), Howard Morgan, Elizabeth Parks, Walter Roach, Olivia Wrightson. Produced by Elizabeth Miele.
The Petrified Forest (1935). Drama. Written by Robert E. Sherwood
. Scenic Design by Raymond Sovey. Directed by Arthur Hopkins
. Broadhurst Theatre: 7 Jan 1935- Jun 1935 (closing date unknown/197 performances). Cast: Leslie Howard (as "Alan Squier"), John Alexander
(as "Joseph"), Humphrey Bogart
(as "Duke Mantee"), Milo Boulton, Charles Dow Clark, Peggy Conklin, Guy Conradi, Aloysius Cunningham, James Doody, Tom Fadden, Ross Hertz
, Robert Hudson, Eugene Keith, Esther Leeming, Frank Milan, Robert Porterfield, Harry Sherwin, Blanche Sweet, Slim Thompson, Frank Tweddell
, Walter Vonnegut. Produced by Gilbert Miller and Leslie Howard
. Produced in association with Arthur Hopkins. Note: Mr. Howard would insist that Bogart be retained in the role of Duke Mantee when sold to Warner Brothers for it's hit 1936 film adaptation.
Nowhere Bound (1935). Melodrama.
Mid-West (1936). Drama.
The Devil of Pei-Ling (1936). Melodrama.
Swing Your Lady (1936). Comedy.
Red Harvest (1937). Drama.
The Greatest Show on Earth (1938). Comedy. Written by Vincent Duffey and Irene Alexander. Directed by George Somnes
. Playhouse Theatre: 5 Jan 1938- Jan 1938 (closing date unknown/29 performances). Cast: Jon Alexander
(as "Rajah"), Gertrude Barton (as "Mrs. Polar"), Alice Belmore
(as "Scheherazade"), Junior Eric Burtis (as "Cub"), Jack Davis (as "Narcissus"), John Gerard (as "Pee"), Arthur Griffin (as "Mr. Bear"), Alan Handley (as "Adonis"), Frank Lovejoy
(as "Laddie"), Dorothy Patten
(as "Princess"), Margaret Perry
(as "Kitty"), Shirley Poirier (as "Honey"), Anthony Ross (as "Leo"), Edgar Stehli
(as "Slimy"), William Whitehead (as "Freddie"). Produced by Bonfils & Somnes, Inc.
All the Living (1938). Drama.
Kiss the Boys Good-bye (1938). Drama.
Morning's at Seven (1939). Comedy.
Out From Under (1940). Comedy.
(1941). Stage Play: Arsenic and Old Lace. Comedy. Written by Joseph Kesselring
. Directed by Bretaigne Windust
. Fulton Theatre (moved to The Hudson Theatre on 25 Sep 1943- close): 10 Jan 1941- 17 Jun 1944 (1444 performances). Cast: Jean Adair
(as "Martha Brewster"), John Alexander
, Wyrley Birch
(as "Rev. Dr. Harper"), Helen Brooks, Bruce Gordon, Henry Herbert
(as "Mr. Gibbs"), Josephine Hull
, Allyn Joslyn
(as "Mortimer Brewster"), Boris Karloff
(as "Jonathan Brewster"), William Parke
, John Quigg, Anthony Ross, Edgar Stehli
, Victor Sutherland. Replacement actors [during Fulton Theatre run]: Patricia Collinge
(as "Abby Brewster"), Ashley Cooper (as "Mr. Witherspoon"), Laura Hope Crews
(as "Abby Brewster") [from Jun 1942- ?], Minnie Dupree
(as "Martha Brewster"), Harry Gribbon
(as "Teddy Brewster"), Margaret Joyce (as "Elaine Harper") [from 15 Jun 1942- ?], Clinton Sundberg
(as "Mortimer Brewster"), Erich von Stroheim
(as "Jonathan Brewster") [from Jun 1942 - ?]. Replacement actors [during Hudson Theatre run]: Wallace Acton
(as "Dr. Einstein"), Richard Bishop (as "Lieutenant Rooney"), Helen Brooks (as "Elaine Harper"), Solen Burry (as "Officer Klein"), Ross Chetwynd (as "Officer Brophy"), Blaine Cordner (as "Officer O'Hara"), Gilbert Douglas (as "Mr. Witherspoon"), Harry Gribbon
(as "Teddy Brewster"), Herbert Ranson (as "The Rev. Dr. Harper"), Effie Shannon
(as "Martha Brewster"), Joseph Sweeney (as "Jonathan Brewster"), Walter Wagner (as "Mortimer Brewster"). Produced by Howard Lindsay
and Russel Crouse
. Note: Filmed as Arsenic and Old Lace
(1946). Stage Play: Born Yesterday. Comedy. Written by Garson Kanin. Scenic Design by Donald Oenslager
. Costume Design by Ruth Kanin. Assistant Scenic Design: Charles Elson
. Directed by Garson Kanin
. Lyceum Theatre (moved to The Henry Miller's Theatre from 9 Nov 1948- close): 4 Feb 1946- 31 Dec 1949 (1642 performances). Cast: Paul Douglas
(as "Harry Brock"), Judy Holliday
(as "Billie Dawn"), Gary Merrill
(as "Paul Verrall"), Carroll Ashburn
(as "The Assistant Manager"), Mona Bruns (as "Mrs. Hedges"), C.L. Burke (as "A Waiter"), Ellen Hall (as "Helen / A maid"), William Harmon (as "A Bellhop"), Otto Hulett
(as "Ed Devery"), Rex King
(as "A Bellhop"), Mary Laslo (as "A Manicurist"), Ted Mayer (as "A Barber"), Paris Morgan (as "A Bootblack"), Larry Oliver (as "Sen. Norval Hedges"), Frank Otto (as "Eddie Brock"). Replacement cast (during Lyceum Theatre run): John S. Clubley (as "The Assistant Manager"), Harry Cooke
(as "Eddie Brock"), James Daly
(as "A Bellhop"), Jan Sterling
(as "Billie Dawn"). Replacement cast (during Henry Miller's Theatre run): Scott McKay (as "Paul Verrall"), Jean Parker
(as "Billie Dawn"). Produced by Max Gordon
. Note: Filmed as Born Yesterday
(1950), Born Yesterday
(1993), Born Yesterday
(1950). Stage Play: Hilda Crane. Drama.
(1954). Stage Play: Ondine. Romance.
(1962). Stage Play: Never Too Late. Comedy. Written by Sumner Arthur Long. Incidental music by John Kander
. "Never Too Late" cha-cha by Jerry Bock
. Lyrics for song "Never Too Late" cha-cha by Sheldon Harnick
. Scenic Design by William and Jean Eckart. Choreographed by Jerry Bock. Directed by George Abbott
. Playhouse Theatre: 27 Nov 1962- 24 Apr 1965 (1007 performances + 1 preview on 25 Nov 1962). Cast: Orson Bean
(as "Charlie"), Paul Ford
(as "Harry Lambert"), Maureen O'Sullivan
(as "Edith Lambert"), John Alexander
(as "Mayor Crane") [final Broadway
role], Wally Engelhardt
[credited as Wallace Engelhardt] (as "Mr. Foley"), Ed Griffith (as "Policeman"), House Jameson
(as "Dr. James Kimbrough"), Leona Maricle
(as "Grace Kimbrough"), Fran Sharon (as "Kate"). Understudies: Nancy Donohue (as "Kate"), Wallace Engelhardt (as "Dr. James Kimbrough), Ed Griffith (as "Charlie"), House Jameson (as "Mayor Crane") and Lorraine MacMartin (as "Edith Lambert/Grace Kimbrough"). Replacement cast: John Alexander (as "Harry Lambert"), John Allen (as "Mr. Foley"), Fred Burrell
(as "Policeman"), Wallace Engelhardt (as "Dr. James Kimbrough"), Will Hutchins
(as "Charlie"), House Jameson (as "Mayor Crane'), Richard Mulligan', Dennis O'Keefe
(as "Harry Lambert"), Martha Scott (as "Edith Lambert"). Understudies: Wallace Engelhardt (as "Mayor Crane"), House Jameson (as "Harry Lambert"). Produced by Elliot Martin and Daniel Hollywood.
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