(1900- 1936). Stage actor and playwright. He was active on Broadway
in the following productions:
(1900). Stage Play: Monte Cristo (Revival). Adapted from the story by Alexandre Dumas père
. Academy of Music: 23 Oct 1900- Jan 1901 (closing date unknown/80 performances). Cast: Thurlow Bergen
(as "Albert de Morcerf") [Broadway debut
], Benjamin Bradbury, Edmund Breese
(as "Danglars") [Broadway debut
], Warren Conlan, Augustus Cook, Frederic De Belleville, W.J. Dixon, Mark Ellsworth, Robert Paton Gibbs
(as "Fernande"), Claude Gilbert, John Green, James Hall, Selene Johnson
, Edward Lally, Robert Lauer, Alfred Long, Frank Luce, Vicencia Martinez, Edith Miller, James O'Neill (as "Edmond Dantes, Comte de Monte Cristo"), John Parks, Edward Short, Edward Smith, Frank Strong, Edward Thomas, Annie Ward Tiffany.
(1903). Stage Play: Romeo and Juliet (Revival). Written by William Shakespeare
. Mrs. Osborn's Playhouse: 16 Feb 1903- Feb 1903 (closing date unknown/9 performances). Cast: Edmund Breese
(as "Romeo, son of Montague"), Victor Burthe, Charles Chapman, William Crossman, Fernanda Eliscu
(as "Juliet, daughter to Capulet"), Emma Brennan Ince (as "Nurse to Juliet"), Stanley Jessup
, F.M. Kendrick, Harry Leighton (as "Mercutio, Kinsman to the prince and friend to Romeo"), Willard MacKegney, Becton Radford, William Romain, George Turner (as "Friar Laurence, a Franciscan"), Robert C. Turner, Susanne Willis. Produced by Frank Lea Short.
(1903). Stage Play: Romeo and Juliet. Tragedy (revival). Written by 'William Shakespeare (I). Directed by Eugene Wiley Presbrey
. Knickerbocker Theatre: 25 May 1903- Jun 1903 (closing date unknown/8 performances). Cast: Edwin Arden
, F.C. Bangs, H. Kyrle Bellew
[credited as Kyrle Bellew] (as "Romeo, son of Montague"), Edmund Breese
, George Clarke
], T.M. Hunter, Franklyn Hurleigh, Mrs. W.G. Jones (as "Nurse to Juliet"), John E. Kellerd
, A.W. Mafflin, E.J. Norris, Eben Plympton (as "Mercutio, kinsman to the prince and friend to Romeo"), W.V. Ranous, Forrest Robinson
, Eleanor Robson Belmont
[credited as Eleanor Robson] (as "Juliet, daughter to Capulet"), William H. Thompson
(as "Friar Laurence, a Franciscan"). Produced by Liebler & Co.
(1904). Stage Play: The Shepherd King.
(1905). Stage Play: Strongheart. Comedy/drama. Written by William C. de Mille
. Directed by William Harris and Taylor Holmes. Hudson Theatre: 30 Jan 1905- 20 Feb 1905 (66 performances). Cast: Sidney Ainsworth
, Francis Bonn, Clay Boyd, Edmund Breese
(as "Black Eagle"), Louise Compton, Herbert Corthell
, Robert Edeson
(as "Soangataha/Strongheart"), Harrison Ford
, Macy Harlam, Taylor Holmes, Henry Kolker
, Jeanne Madeira, Jane Rivers, Lawrence Sheehan, B.F. Small, Madison Smith, Richard Sterling, Charles Sturgis, F.A. Turner, Percita West, Marjorie Wood. Produced by Henry B. Harris.
(1905). Stage Play: The Lion and the Mouse.
(1909). Stage Play: The Third Degree. Drama. Written by Charles Klein
. Directed by Charles Klein. Hudson Theatre: 1 Feb 1909- Jun 1909 (168 performances). Cast: George Barnum, Edmund Breese
, Henry Brown, Francis Byrne (as "Robert Underwood"), Verner Clarges
, Walter Craven, Ralph Delmore
(as "Captain Clinton"), Wallace Eddinger
(as "Howard Jeffries, Jr."), Grace Filkins, John Flood, Alfred Moore, Helen Ware
, William Wray. Produced by Henry B. Harris. Note: Filmed by Vitagraph Company of America as The Third Degree
(1910). Stage Play: The Spendthrift.
(1911). Stage Play: The Scarecrow [A "Tragedy of the Ludicrous"]. Written by Percy MacKaye
. Garrick Theatre: 17 Jan 1911- Feb 1911 (closing date unknown/23 performances). Cast: Edmund Breese
(as "Dickon"), Earle Browne (as "Richard"), Henry Carvill
, Harold M. Cheshire, Georgia Dvorak, Alice Fisher (as "Goody Rickby"), Regan Hughston, Fola La Follette (as "Rachel"), Clifford Leigh, William Levis, Harry Lillford, Mrs. Felix Morris, Frank Reicher
, Brigham Royce (as "Gilead Merton"), Eleanor Sheldon, Zenaidee Williams. Produced by Henry B. Harris.
(1911). Stage Play: A Man of Honor.
(1912). Stage Play: The Right to Be Happy. Written by Henry K. Chambers
. Hudson Theatre: 26 Mar 1912- Apr 1912 (closing date unknown/31 performances), Cast: Edmund Breese
(as "James Morehouse"), Dorothy Donnelly
(as "Janet Van Roof"), Leslie Faber
(as "John Forrester"), Louise Galloway, Arthur T. Hendon, George Le Guere, Grace Morrissey. Produced by Henry B. Harris.
(1913). Stage Play: The Master Mind. Drama. Written by David Daniel Cohen
[credited as Daniel D. Carter]. Harris Theatre: 17 Feb 1913- Jun 1913 (closing date unknown/128 performances). Cast: Walter Allen, Edmund Breese
(as "The Master Mind"), Morgan Coman
, Archie J. Curtis, Sidney Cushing, Elliott Dexter (as "Courtland Wainwright'), Edward Gillespie, William Riley Hatch', Katherine La Salle (as "Lucene Blount"), Harry Neville
], Dorothy Rossmore. Produced by Louis F. Werba and Mark A. Luescher. Note: This courtroom drama was filmed twice, first by Jesse L. Lasky
as The Master Mind
(1914) (starring Mr. Bresee as "Richard Allen") and by Whitman Bennett Productions [distributed by Associated First National Pictures] as The Master Mind
(1920) (starring Lionel Barrymore
in the role originated by Mr. Breese that was renamed as "Henry Allen" in this version).
(1913). Stage Play: The Love Leash. Written by Anna Steese Richardson
and Edmund Breese
. Directed by Joseph P. Bickerton Jr. Harris Theatre: 20 Oct 1913- Nov 1913 (closing date unknown/16 performances). Cast: Elliott Dexter, Bernard Fairfax, Grace Filkins, Maud Granger
, Paul Ker, Lawrence C. Knapp, Anne Meredith, Isabel Richards, Henry Stephenson
, Harry Stevens. Produced by New Era Producing Co.
(1916). Stage Play: The Fear Market.
(1917). Stage Play: Friend Martha.
(1917). Stage Play: Why Marry? Written by Jesse Lynch Williams
. Astor Theatre: 25 Dec 1917- Apr 1918 (closing date unknown/120 performances). Cast: Beatrice Beckley, Edmund Breese
, Walter Goodson, Nat C. Goodwin
, Shelly Hull
, Ernest Lawford
, Richard Pitman, Lotus Robb
], Harold West
, Estelle Winwood
. Produced by Selwyn & Co. Produced in arrangement with Roi Cooper Megrue
. Note: No apparent connection to the short, Why Marry?
(1924) [Hal Roach Studios].
(1920). Stage Play: Welcome Stranger.
(1921). Stage Play: Bluebeard's Eighth Wife. Comedy. Book adapted by Charlton Andrews
. Based on the French of Alfred Savoir
. Directed by Lester Lonergan and Robert Milton
. Ritz Theatre: 19 Sep 1921- Feb 1922 (closing date unknown/155 performances). Cast: Barry Baxter (as "Albert De Marceau"), Edmund Breese
(as "John Brandon"), Ina Claire
(as "Monna"), Jules Epailly
(as "M. Kay"), Leonore Harris
(as "Mlle. George"), Anne Meredith (as "Lucienne"), Ernest Stallard
(as "The Marquis de Briac"), Philip Tonge
(as "A Secretary"). Produced by William Harris Jr. Note: Filmed as Bluebeard's Eighth Wife
(1923), Bluebeard's Eighth Wife
(1922). Stage Play: So This Is London.
(1925). Stage Play: Chivalry. Written by William Hurlbut
. Directed by James Durkin
credit]. Wallack's Theatre: 15 Dec 1925- Jan 1926 (closing date unknown/23 performances). Cast: Joseph Bell (as "Arthur Meredith"), Fan Bourke (as "School Teacher/Florence"), Edmund Breese
(as "Emerson Jarvis"), Laurett Browne (as "Divorcee"), John Coleman (as "Foreman of the Jury"), Henry Crosby (as "Contractor"), Camilla Crume (as "Mrs. James"), Arthur Davies (as "Guard"), Segric Ellis (as "Bridget"), Roy Gordon (as "Fred Taggert"), Betsy Hampton (as "Matron"), Violet Heming
(as "Lucy Meredith"), William J. Kline (as "Butler"), Paula MacLean (as "Stenographer"), Jack Matthews (as "Man out of a Job"), Mabel Montgomery
(as "Matronly Woman"), Thomas V. Morrison (as "Clerk of the Court"), Frances Neilson (as "Julia Taggert"), Doris Rankin
(as "Kathleen Taggert"), Alfred L. Rigali (as "Lawyer's Clerk"), Joseph Selman (as "District Attorney"), L. Sterling (as "The Judge"), Grace Valentine
(as "Tottie Lanier"). Produced by Joseph E. Shea.
(1935). Stage Play: Night of January 16. Melodrama. Written by Ayn Rand
. Scenic Design by Herbert Moore. Directed by John Hayden
. Ambassador Theatre: 16 Sep 1935- Apr 1936 (closing date unknown/235 performances). Cast: George Anderson, Edmund Breese
(as "District Attorney Flint") [final Broadway
role], Clyde Fillmore
(as "John Graham Whitfield"), Richard French, Verna Hillie, Leo A. Kennedy
(as "Elmer Sweeney"), Maurice Morris, Doris Nolan, Donald Oliver (as "Bailiff"), Sarah Padden, Walter Pidgeon
(as "Guts Regan"), Arthur Pierson, Robert Shayne, Harry Short
(as "Homer Van Fleet"), [final Broadway
role], Marcella Swanson (as "Roberta Van Renssalear"), Calvin Thomas (as "John Hutchins"), Edward Wing, J. Arthur Young. Produced by A.H. Woods Ltd.
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