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  • (1933) Stage: Appeared in "The Lady Refuses" on Broadway. Comedy. Written / directed by Saxon Kling. Bijou Theatre: 7 Mar 1933-Mar 1933 (closing date unknown/7 performances). Produced by H. Clayborne.
  • (1934) Stage: Appeared (as "Boy"; credited as Master Eddie Bracken) in "The Drunkard" on Broadway. Melodrama. Written by H.S. Smith. Directed by Harry Bannister. American Music Hall: 10 Mar 1934-Nov 1934 (closing date unknown/554 performances). Cast: Hal Conklin (as "Edward Middleton"), James Coyle (as "Farmer Stevens"), Dortha Duckworth (as "Mary" / "Mrs. Wilson's daughter"), Katherine Hirsch (as "Agnes" / "Dowton's sister"), Stan Huff (as "Bar Fly"), Vera G. Hurst (as "Mrs. Wilson"), Charles Jordan (as "William Dowton"), George Mura (as "Arden Rendelaw"), June Mura (as "Julia"), Alfred Regali (as "Landlord"), Herbert Shelley (as "Farmer Gates"), Sandy Strouse (as "Bar Fly"), Robert Vivian (as "Squire Cribbs"). Produced by Fifty-fifth Street Group Inc.
  • (1935) Stage: Appeared in "Life's Too Short" on Broadway. Comedy.
  • (1936) Stage: Appeared (as "Plebe Cadet") in "So Proudly We Hail" on Broadway. Drama. Written by Joseph M. Viertel. Directed by Anthony Mann [credited as Anton Bundesmann]. 46th Street Theatre: 22 Sep 1936-Oct 1936 (closing date unknown/14 performances). Cast: Edward Andrews (as "Rodney Burns"), Robert Angevine, Ronald Brogan, John Call (as "William McDost"), Vernon Crane, Richard Cromwell (as "Jim Thornton"), Jack Davis, Charles Dingle, Angus Duncan, Blanche Haring, Stanley Hughes, Ethel Jackson, Peter Johnston, James Keogan, Gordon Nelson, Edwin Philips, Jean Rouverol, Reed Smith, Charles Walters, Norman Williams. Produced by James R. Ullman. Produced in association with International Productions Inc. NOTE: Play has no connection with the film So Proudly We Hail! (1943).
  • (1936) Stage: Appeared in "Iron Man" on Broadway. Drama.
  • (1938) Stage: Appeared in "What a Life" on Broadway. Comedy.
  • (1939) Stage: Appeared (as "Jojo Jordan") in "Too Many Girls" on Broadwayh. Musical comedy. Book by George Marion Jr. Music by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Lorenz Hart. Musical Staging by Robert Alton. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Costume Design by Raoul Pene Du Bois. Directed / produced by George Abbott. Imperial Theatre (moved to The Broadway Theatre from unknown date 1940-18 Mar 1940): 18 Oct 1939-18 May 1940 (249 performances). Cast: Desi Arnaz (as "Manuelito"), Robert Arnold, Margorie Baglin, Sondra Barrett, Libby Bennett, John Beton, Betty Boyce, Florine Callahan, Renee Cettel, Diosa Costello, Alice Craig, Betty De Elmo, Louise de Forrest, Romolo Di Spirito, Willis Duncan, Marge Ellis, Leila Ernst (as "Talullah Lou"), Vera Fern, Clyde Fillmore (as "Harvey Casey"), Vernon Hammer, Charlene Harkins, Bob Howard, Randolph Hughes, Harry Jackson, Clarence Jaeger, Van Johnson (as "Student"), Richard Kollmar (as "Clint Kelley"), Jeanette Lavis, Mildred Law, Lita Lede, Hal Le Roy (as "Al Terwilliger"), La Verne Lupton, Herb Lurie, James MacColl, William Mende, Russ Milton, Amarilla Morris, Mildred Patterson, Harry Pedersen, Dorothy Poplar, Edison Rice, Jack Riley, Hans Robert, Ivy Scott, Bob Shaw, Byron Shores, Diane Sinclair, Leonor Sola, Mildred Solly, Olga Suarez (as "Co-Ed"), Key Taylor, Anna Mae Tesslo, Mary Jane Walsh, Davenie Watson, Marcy Wescott (as "Consuelo Casey"), James Wilkinson, Claire Wolf, Harold Young. NOTE: Filmed as Too Many Girls (1940). Directed by Mr. Abbott, it featured much of the stage cast along with the significant addition of Lucille Ball, who replaced Marcy Westcott in the role of Consuelo Casey.
  • (1952) Stage: Appeared in "The Seven Year Itch" on Broadway. Comedy. NOTE: Filmed as The Seven Year Itch (1955).
  • (1957) Stage: Appeared (as "archy") in "Shinbone Alley" on Broadway. Musical. Book by Joe Darion (also lyrics) and Mel Brooks. Based on the "archie and mehitabel" stories by Don Marquis. Music by / music orchestrated by George Kleinsinger. Music / Choral Direction by Maurice Levine. Additional orchestrations by Irwin Kostal. Additional Musical Routines by John Morris. Choreographed by Joe Alexander and Rod Alexander. Production Stage Manager: Morty Halpern. Stage Manager: Julian Barry and Gilbert Cates [earliest Broadway credit]. Production Supervised by Sawyer Falk. Broadway Theatre: 13 Apr 1957-25 May 1957 (49 performances). Cast: Eartha Kitt (as "mehitabel"), Jacques d'Amboise (as "Frankie" / "Dancer"), Gwen Harmon (as "Jail Crony" / "Edie" / "Lady Bug" / "Singer"), George S. Irving (as "Big Bill"), Allegra Kent (as "Penny" / "Dancer"), Ross Martin (as "Broadway"; final Broadway role), Erik Rhodes (as "Tyone T. Tattersal"), Dorothy Aull (as "Ricky" / "Lady Bug" / "Singer"), Julian Barry (as "Voice of Newspaperman"), Cathryn Damon (as "Jail Crony" / "Rusty" / "Dancer"), Jack Eddleman (as "Harry" / "Singer"), Don Farnworth (as "Fighting Dog" / "Dancer"), Gene Gavin (as "Fighting Dog" / "Dancer"), Carolyn George (as "Dancer"), Harold E. Gordon (as "Fighting Dog" / "Dancer"), Reri Grist (as "Phyllis" / "Singer"), Carmen Gutierrez (as "Jail Crony" / "Gladys" / "Dancer"), Buzz Halliday (as "Jail Crony" / "Lady Bug" / "Singer"), Lillian Hayman (as "Mother" / "Singer"), Moses LaMarr (as "Butch" "/Singer"), Bruce MacKay (as "Bartender" / "Singer"), James Marley (as "Copper" / Singer"), Larry Montaigne (as "Blackie"), Albert Popwell (as "Tall Cat" / "Dancer"), Jack Rains (as "Singer"), Nora Reho (as "Jail Crony" / "Dancer"), Howard Roberts (as "Buzz" / "Singer"), Dorothy Scott (as "Dancer"), James Tarbutton (as "Tall Cat" / "Dancer"), Elizabeth Taylor ([not the film actress] as "Jail Crony" / "Dancer"), Claude Thompson (as "Fighting Dog" / "Dancer"), Elmarie Wendel (as "Jail Crony" "/Singer"), Myrna White (as "Dancer"), David Winters (as "Shorty" / "Dancer"). Standbys: Larry Montaigne, Tom Poston (as "archy"), Chita Rivera (as "mehitabel"). Produced by Peter Lawrence.
  • (1961) Stage: Produced / appeared (as "Pistol") in "Beg, Borrow or Steal" on Broadway. Musical. Music by Leon Pober. Book / Lyrics / material by Bud Freeman. Based on a story by Bud Freeman and Marvin Seiger. Music orchestrated by Peter Matz and Hal Hidey. Choreographed by Peter Hamilton. Directed by Billy Matthews. Martin Beck Theatre: 10 Feb 1960-13 Feb 1960 (5 performances). Cast: Richard Armbruster, Charles Arnett, Virginia Barnes, Jean Bruno, Claiborne Cary, Colleen Corkrey, Harold Da Silva, Michael Davis, Shelia Dee, David Doyle (as "Blanding"), Jack Drummond, Garold Gardner, Betty Garrett (as "Clara"), Ellen Halpin, Dell Hanley, Tom Hestor, Esther Horrocks, Adriana Keathley, Georgia Kennedy, Fred Kimbrough, Sally Lee, Fran Leone, Bill Linton, Bernice Massi, Biff McGuire, Carmen Morales, Willard Nagel, Larry Parks (as "Rafe"), Estelle Parsons, Betty Rhodes, Karen Sargent, Beti Seay, Lucinda Stevens, Michel Stuart, Roy Stuart, Mary Sullivan, John Tormey, Arthur Whitfield, Keith Willis, Mara Wirt, Richard Woods. Co-produced by Carol Masterson and Harris Masterson.
  • (1961) Stage: Directed "How to Make a Man" on Broadway. Written by William Welch. Based on a story by Clifford D. Simak. Electronic Sound Composition: Bruce Haack. Brooks Atkinson Theatre: 2 Feb 1961-11 Feb 1961 (12 performances). Cast: Barbara Britton (as "Grace Knight"), Vicki Cummings (as "Harriet Lee"; final Broadway role), Michael Dunn (as "Adam, A legal Robot"), David E. Durston (as "First Counsel"), Harold Gary (as "Judge"), Scott Hale (as "Announcer" / "A Delivery Man" / "Second Counsel"), Pepi Krisch (as "Beer Robot" / "Second Legal Robot"), Peter Marshall (credited as Pete Marshall; as "Albert"), Monica May (as "How-2 Co. Operator" / "Miss Jenkins" / "Ava"), Tommy Noonan (as "Gordon Knight"), Charles Pursell (as "Abe, A Robot"), Erik Rhodes (as "Anson Lee"), Alois Sapik (as "Gardener Robot"), John Schon (as "Adolph, A waiter Robot"), Allen Swift (as "Commentator" / "Trial Commentators" / "All Voices"). Produced by Dick Randall, Jerome Rudolph and Play Producers Inc. Produced by arrangement with Jay Garon, Morgan Wilson and Spice Wood Enterprises.
  • (1965) Stage: Appeared (as replacement "Felix Ungar" from 10/25/65) in "The Odd Couple" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by Neil Simon. Scenic Design by Oliver Smith. Lighting Design by Jean Rosenthal. Directed by Mike Nichols. Plymouth Theatre (moved to The Eugene O'Neill Theatre from 1 Aug 1966-close): 10 Mar 1965-2 Jul 1967 (964 performances + 2 previews that began on 8 Mar 1965). Cast: Art Carney (as "Felix Ungar"), Walter Matthau (as "Oscar Madison"), Paul Dooley (as "Speed"), John Fiedler (as "Vinnie"), Nathaniel Frey (as "Murray"), Sidney Armus (as "Roy"), Monica Evans (as "Cecily Pigeon"), Carole Shelley (as "Gwendolyn Pigeon"). Standby: Louis Zorich (as "Oscar Madison"). Understudies: Paul Dooley (as "Felix Ungar"), Carol Gustafson (as "Cecily Pigeon" / "Gwendolyn Pigeon"), Bernard Pollock (as "Roy" / "Vinnie"). Replacement actors during Plymouth Theatre run: Pat Hingle (as "Oscar Madison") (from 28 Feb 1966-?], Jack Klugman (as "Oscar Madison") [from 8 Nov 1965-?], Alfred Sandor (as "Speed"), Ralph Williams (as "Vinnie"). Standby: Alfred Sandor (as "Oscar Madison"). Replacement actor during Eugene O'Neill Theatre run: Mike Kellin (as "Oscar Madison"). Produced by Arnold Saint Subber. NOTES: (1) Eugene O'Neill Theatre was at the time owned by Neil Simon (as Nancy Enterprises Inc. (2) Filmed as The Odd Couple (1968), The Odd Couple (1970), The New Odd Couple (1982).
  • (1946-47). Radio: Starred in "The Eddie Bracken Show" on CBS.
  • (1945) Radio: Starred in "The Eddie Bracken Story" on NBC.
  • (1992) Stage: Appeared in "Dreamtime". Directed by David Niles. Ed Sullivan Theatre, New York City. NOTE: This was his final stage performance.
  • (1979) Stage: Appeared in "Sugar Babies". Musical revue/comedy/burlesque.
  • (1978) Stage: Appeared (as "Horace Vandergelder") in "Hello, Dolly!" on Broadway. Musical comedy (revival). NOTE: He was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actor (Musical).
  • (9/79). Stage: Appeared in Jerry Herman's musical, "Hello, Dolly!," at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London, England, with Carol Channing, Tudor Davies, Ian Burford and Maureen Scott in the cast. Lucia Victor was director.
  • (2000) Stage: Appeared (as "Dimitri Weissman") in "Follies" at the Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn, NJ.
  • (1972) TV commercial: Campbell's Soup.
  • (1969) Stage: Appeared in Robert Anderson's play, "You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, MA, with Michaele Myers in the cast.
  • (1960) Album: "Bat Masterson" (Chancellor Records).
  • (1969) He acted and directed Robert Anderson's play, "You Know I Can't Hear You When The Water's Running," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Eddie Bracken in the cast.
  • (1970) He acted in Neil Simon's play, "Plaza Suite," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Barbara Baxley in the cast. Harvey Medlinsky was director.
  • (1976) He acted in Stephen Sondheim's musical, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to The Forum," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Coley Worth and Lizabeth Pritchett in the cast. Sue Lawless was director.
  • (1984 - 1985) He acted in Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern's musical, "Show Boat," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Leigh Beery, Judith McCauley and Richard White in the cast. Robert Johanson was director. Sharon Halley was choreographer. Jim Coleman was musical director. Michael Anania was scenic supervisor. Brian MacDevitt was lighting designer. Guy Geoly was costume designer.
  • (1988-1989 Season) He acted in Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern's musical, "The Show Boat," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Marshal Bagwell, Rebecca Baxter, P.L. Brown, Shelly Burch, Elia English, Lenora Nemetz, Lee Roy Reams and Richard White in the cast. Robert Johanson was director. Sharon Halley was choreographer. Peter Howard was musical director. Michael Anania was scenic designer. Ken Billington was lighting designer. Gregory A. Poplyk and Bradford Wood were costume designers.
  • (1992-1993 season) He acted in Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg's musical, "The Wizard of Oz," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Evan Bell, Mark Chimel, Elizabeth Farnz, Michael Hayward-Jones, Judith McCauley, Michael O'Gorman and Kelli Rabke in the cast. Robert Johanson and James Rocco were directors and choreographers. Michael Anania was scenic designer. Jeff Rizzo was musical director. Tim Hunter was lighting designer. Gregg Barnes was costume designer.
  • (1993-1994 Season) He acted in Ray Cooney's play, "It Runs in the Family," in an American premiere at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Ray Cooney, Barbara Rosenblatt, Anne Rogers, Robert Mandan and Kay Walbye in the cast. Ray Cooney was also director. Michael Anania was scenic designer. F. Mitchell Dana was lighting designer. Gregg Barnes was costume designer.
  • (1996-1997 Season) He acted in Vincent Youmans, Frank Mandel, William O. Harbach and Emil Nyitray's musical, "No, No Nanette," at the Paper Mill playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Kaye Ballard, Helen Gallagher, Daniel Herron, Lee Roy Reams, Virginia Sandifur and Debra Wiseman in the cast. Donald Saddler was director and choreographer. Jim Coleman was musical director. San Bernardino Civic Ligth Opera provided the sets. Mark Stanley was lighting designer. Gregg Barnes was costume designer.
  • (April 15 to May 31, 1998) He acted in Stephen Sondheim's musical, "Follies," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Kaye Ballard, Michael Gruber, Laurence Guittard, Ingrid Ladendorf, Donna McKechnie, Ann Miller, Liliane Montevecchi, Natalie Mosco, Phyllis Newman, Meredith Patterson, Tony Roberts and Donald Saddler in the cast. Robert Johanson was director. Jerry Mitchell was choreographer. Jim Coleman and Tim Helm were musical directors. Michael Anania was scenic designer. Mark Stanley was lighting designer. Gregg Barnes was costume designer.
  • (August 1969) She acted in Robert Anderson's play, "You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine.
  • (1960) Children's record album: "Bat Masterson: Gun-fighting Cowboys and Indians of the Golden West", reading stories written by Michael Avallone.

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