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  • (1930 - 1958) Active on Broadway in the following productions:
  • (1930) Stage Play: Elizabeth the Queen. Historical drama.
  • (1932) Stage Play: Alley Cat. Comedy.
  • (1934) Stage Play: Take a Chance. Musical comedy.
  • (1934) Stage Play: Page Miss Glory. Comedy. Written by Joseph Schrank and Phillip Dunning. Directed by George Abbott. Mansfield Theatre: 27 Nov 1934- Mar 1935 (closing date unknown/63 performances). Cast: Royal Beal (as "Mr. Bates"), Harry Bellaver (as "Petey"), Carter Blake (as "First Bellboy"), Charles D. Brown, Chester Clute (as "Mr. Grace"), Edward Colebrook (as "Daily Worker Reporter"), Harry Dee, Joseph Downing, Betty Field (as "Telegram Reporter"), John Fleming, Pedro A. Galvan (as "Sun Reporter"), Roy Gordon, Harold Grau (as "A Gentleman of the Press"), Douglas Gregory, Dorothy Hall, Peggy Hart, H.S. Hopkins, J. Anthony Hughes, Bruce MacFarlane (as "Bingo Nelson"), Muriel Robert (as "Loretta"), Frank Sardo (as "Detective"), Jane Seymour, Peggy Shannon (as "Gladys Russell"), Maud Sinclair (as "The Mother"), Jerry Sloane (as " Tribune Reporter"), Ralph Sternard (as "Second Bellboy"), James Stewart (as "Ed Olsen"), Charles Strong (as "Post Reporter"), Royal Dana Tracey (as "Professor Noonan"), O.J. Vanasse (as "Detective"), Joseph Vitale (as "Nick"), Frederic Voight (as "Metz, of the Times"). Produced by Laurence Schwab and Phillip Dunning. Note: Filmed by Warner Bros. as Page Miss Glory (1935) [in an interesting case of casting, Mr. Stewart's role in the play was assumed by Frank McHugh in the film version).
  • (1935) Stage Play: Noah. Fantasy.
  • (1935) Stage Play: Achilles Had a Heel.
  • (1935) Stage Play: Boy Meets Girl. Comedy. Written by Bella Spewack and Sam Spewack. Directed by George Abbott. Cort Theatre: 27 Nov 1935- Jul 1937 (closing date unknown/669 performances). Cast: Joyce Arling (as "Susie"), Royal Beal (as "Mr. Friday, C.F."), John Clarke, Jerome Cowan (as "J. Carlyle Benson"), Philip Faversham, Robert Foulk (as "Cutter"), Helen Gardner, Peggy Hart (as "Peggy"), Perry Ivins (as "Doctor") [final Broadway role], Allyn Joslyn (as "Robert Law"), Garson Kanin (as "Green"), Marjorie Lytell, James MacColl, Charles McClelland, Lea Penman (as "Miss Crews"), Edison Rice (as "Chauffer"), Everett Sloane (as "Rosetti"), George W. Smith, Maurice Sommers. Produced by George Abbott. Note: Filmed by Warner Bros. as Boy Meets Girl (1938).
  • (1937) Stage Play: The Lady Has a Heart. Comedy.
  • (1938) Stage Play: All That Glitters. Comedy. Written by John Baragwanath and Kenneth Simpson. Directed by George Abbott. Biltmore Theatre: 19 Jan 1938- Mar 1938 (closing date unknown/69 performances). Cast: Kenneth Bates (as "Edwards"), Royal Beal (as "Dave Hamlin"), Florence Britton, Jean Casto (as "Jackie"), Colin Dawson (as "Saunders"), Arlene Francis (as "Elena"), Helen Gardner (as "Mrs. E. Mortimer Townsend"), Allyn Joslyn (as "Morgan 'Muggy' William"), Judson Laire (as "George Ten Eyck"), Edward Lester, David Orrick, Beverly Phalon (as "Honey"), Everett Sloane (as "Charlie"), Barry Sullivan (as "Atwood Post"), Edith Van Cleve (as Frances Fellowes"), Carmel White. Produced by George Abbott.
  • (1940) Stage Play: The Strangler Fig. Melodrama/mystery.
  • (1940) Stage Play: Suzanna and the Elders. Comedy. Written by Lawrence Langner and Armina Marshall Langner [credited as Armina Marshall]. Directed by Worthington Miner. Morosco Theatre: 29 Oct 1940- 23 Nov 1940 (30 performances). Cast: Paul Ballantyne (as "Charles Owen"), Royal Beal (as "Brother McIntosh"), Mary Boylan (as "Sister Olympia Herring"), Lloyd Bridges (as "Brother Tom"), Morris Carnovsky (as "John Adam Kent"), Rosemary Carver (as "Sister Flavilla Ford"), Bettina Cerf (as "Sister Amanda Perkins"), Richard Clark (as "Brother Lemuel"), Philip Coolidge (as "Reverend Abner Owen"), Tom Elwell (as "Brother Galusha"), Howard Freeman (as "Brother Tupper"), Charles Furcolowe (as "Brother Stafford"), Kathryn Grill (as "Sister Hannah Plunkett"), Lois Hall (as "Sister Mary Lamb"), Frances Harrison (as "Sister Clarissa Marshall"), Ross Hertz (as "Mike Lenihan"), Drina Hill (as "Sister Abigail Adams"), Theodore Newton (as "Brother Longhorne"), Hale Norcross (as "Brother Plunkett"), Jane Seymour (as "Patience Kent"), Haila Stoddard (as "Sister Suzanna Leeds"), Ralph Wordley (as "Brother Birdseye"). Produced by Jack Kirkland.
  • (1942) Stage Play: Papa Is All.
  • (1942) Stage Play: Without Love. Comedy.
  • (1943) Stage Play: Kiss and Tell. Comedy. Written by F. Hugh Herbert. Scenic Design by John Root. Press Representative: Phyllis Perlman. Production Assistant: Judith Abbott. Directed by George Abbott. Biltmore Theatre (moved to The Bijou Theatre from 1 Jan 1945- 9 Jun 1945, then moved to The Biltmore Theatre from 11 Jun 1945- 23 Jun 1945): 17 Mar 1943- 23 Jun 1945 (956 performances). Cast: Betty Caulfield (as "Corliss Archer") [Broadway debut], Jessie Royce Landis (as "Janet Archer"), Frances Bavier (as "Louise"), Walter Davis (as "Uncle George"), John Harvey (as "Private Earhart"), Lulu Mae Hubbard (as "Dorothy Pringle"), Robert Keith (as "Harry Archer"), Jessie Royce Landis (as "Janet Archer"), James Lane (as "Mr. Willard"), Tommy Lewis (as "Raymond Pringle"), Robert Lynn (as "Robert Pringle"), Judith Parrish (as "Mildred Pringle"), Calvin Thomas (as "Bill Franklin"), Paula Trueman (as "Mary Franklin"), Robert White (as "Dexter Franklin"), Richard Widmark (as "Lieut. Lenny Archer") [Broadway debut]. Replacement cast: Royal Beal (as "Harry Archer"), Kirk Douglas (as "Lieut. Lenny Archer"), "Wrinkles" Harris (as "Marchbanks"), Lois Holmes (as "Mary Franklin"), Charles Nevil (as "Raymond Pringle" [Alternate]), Bobby Schenk (as " Raymond Pringle" [Alternate]), Vera Tatum (as "Dorothy Pringle"), Si Vario (as "Private Earhart") [Broadway debut], Carolyn Wall (as "Mildred Pringle"), Lionel Wilson (as "Dexter Franklin"). Produced by George Abbott.
  • (1946) Stage Play: Woman Bites Dog. Comedy/satire/farce.
  • (1947) Stage Play: Parlor Story. Comedy.
  • (1948) Stage Play: Red Gloves.
  • (1958) Stage Play: Drink to Me Only. Comedy.
  • (1948) Stage Play: The Hallams. Written by Rose Franken. Scenic Design by Raymond Sovey. Directed by Rose Franken. Booth Theatre: 4 Mar 1948- 13 Mar 1948 (12 performances). Cast: Katharine Bard (as "Kendrick Hallam"), Alan Baxter (as "Victor Hallam"), Royal Beal (as "Paul Hallam"), Matt Briggs (as "Walter Hallam"), Mildred Dunnock (as "Etta Hallam"), Ethel Griffies (as "Mrs. Hallam"), John McKee (as "Mr. Hallam"), Dean Norton (as "Jerry Hallam"), Frank M. Thomas (as "Harry Hallam"), June Walker (as "Grace Hallam"), Mildred Wall (as "Helen Hallam"). Produced by William Brown Meloney.
  • (1955) Stage Play: No Time for Sergeants. Comedy. Written by Ira Levin. Adapted from the novel by Mac Hyman. Scenic Design by Peter Larkin. Directed by Morton DaCosta. Alvin Theatre: 20 Oct 1955- 14 Sep 1957 (796 performances). Cast: Carl Albertson (as "Inductee/Lt. Gardella/Co-Pilot"), Royal Beal (as "General Pollard"), Floyd Buckley (as "Pa Stockdale"), Maree Dow (as "Rosabelle/Cigarette Girl/A Nurse"), Rex Everhart (as "A Colonel/Lt. Abel"), Howard Freeman (as "General Bush"), Hazen Gifford (as "Lt. Bridges/Pilot"), Andy Griffith (as "Will Stockdale") [Broadway debut], William Hinnant (as "Lt. Cover/Navigator"), Earle Hyman (as "A Lieutennant"), Ray Johnson (as "Classification Corporal/Aide to General Pollard"), Edmund Johnston (as "Lt. Baker"), Arthur P. Keegan (as "An Infantryman/Inductee"), Don Knotts (as "Preacher/Corporal, Manual Dexterity") [Broadway debut], Myron McCormick (as "Sergeant King"), Roddy McDowall (as "Ben Whitledge"), Robert McQuade (as "Inductee"), James Millhollin (as "A Psychiatrist") [Broadway debut], Wynn Pearce (as "Capt. Charles/Inductee") [Broadway debut], Ed Peck (as "A Captain"), Jules Racine (as "Inductee/Air Force Policeman"), Cecil Rutherford (as "Inductee/Lt. Kendall/Engineer"), Michael Thoma (as "Bus Driver"), O. Tolbert-Hewitt (as "Draft Man/A Senator"), Robert Webber (as "Irvin Blanchard"), Van Williams (as "Inductee"). Replacement actors: Louis Beachner (as "Ben Whitledge"), Jack Collins (as "A Senator/Draft Man"), Ossie Davis (as "A Lieutennant"), Rex Everhart (as "Sergeant King"), Eric Fleming (as "Irvin Blanchard"), Will Geer (as "Pa Stockdale"), Charles Hohman (as "Will Stockdale"), Arte Johnson (as "Ben Whitledge"), Ray Johnson (as "A Colonel/Inductee/Lt. Abel"), Vincent Lynne (as "Lt. Cover/Navigator"), Robert McQuade (as "Classification Corporal"), William Mullaney (as "Corporal, Manual Dexterity/Preacher"), Karl K. Redcoff (as "Lt. Baker"), Alfred Sander (as "A Captain"), Elwood Smith (as "A Lieutennant"), Elwood Thompson (as "A Lieutennant"), John Topa (as "A Senator"), J. Robert Victor (as "Inductee/Lt. Gardella/Co-Pilot"), Van Williams (as "Aide to General Pollard"). Produced by Maurice Evans. Produced in association with Emmett Rogers. Notes: (1) Griffith was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor. (2) Filmed by Warner Bros. as No Time for Sergeants (1958) and inspired a short-lived TV series, No Time for Sergeants (1964).
  • (October 23, 1961) He acted in Loring Mandel's play, "Advise and Consent," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Farley Granger, Chester Morris, Russell Gaige, House Jameson, Atwood Levensalger, Betty Rollin, Archie Smith, Kay Doubleday, Grant Code, Harry Millard, and Van Ackerman in the cast. Rouben Ter-Arutunian was set designer. John Boxer was costume designer. Franklin Schaffner was director. Robert Fryer and Lawrence Carr were producers.

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