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  • Staged the musical numbers in the Broadway musical version of the Tracy-Hepburn film "Woman of the Year".
  • Directed Shirley MacLaine's 1976 Broadway revue.
  • Portrayed the Lawyer in Kurt Weill and Alan Jay Lerner's 1948 Broadway musical fantasy, "Love Life".
  • (1955) Stage Play: Ankles Aweigh. Musical comedy. Music by Sammy Fain. Lyrics by Dan Shapiro. Book by Guy Bolton and Eddie Davis. Vocal and Orchestral Arrangements by Don Walker. Musical and Choral Director: Salvatore Dell'Isola. Dance Music Devised by Roger Adams. Additional dance music by Donald Pippin. Assistant to Mr. Walker: Seymour Ginzler. Assistant to Mr. Finklehoffe: Edward C. Lilley. Choreographed by Tony Charmoli. Uncredited show doctoring by Jerome Robbins. Directed by Fred F. Finklehoffe. Mark Hellinger Theatre: 18 Apr 1955- 17 Sep 1955 (176 performances). Cast: Betty Kean (as "Elsey"), Jane Kean (as "Wynne"), Mark Dawson (as "Lt. Bill Kelley"), Lew Parker (as "Dinky"), Dick Alderson (as "Dancer"), Mark Allen (as "Captain Zimmerman"), Sandi Bonner (as "Dancer"), Marilynn Bradley (as "Singer"), Hank Brunjes (as "Dancer"), Thelma Carpenter (as "Chipolata"), Gene Carrons (as "Dancer"), Frank Conville (as "Pizza Cart Man"), Bill Costin (as "Tommy"), Thelma Dare (as "Singer"), Gabriel Dell (as "Spud"), Don Emmons (as "Dancer"), Herb Fields (as "Tony/Singer"), Patty Fitzsimmons (as "Dancer"), Betty George (as "Lucia"), Don Graham (as "Singer"), Skeet Guenther (as "Shore Patrol/Dancer"), Henry Hamilton (as "Singer"), Ed Hanley (as "Russ"), Will Hussung (as "Admiral Pottles"), Mike Kellin (as "Joe Mancinni"), Warren J. Kemmerling (as "Singer"), Michael King (as "Singer"), Marilyn Marsh (as "Dancer"), Virginia Martin (as "Singer"), Ray Mason (as "Camera Man/Singer"), Ellen McCown (as "Singer"), Meri Miller (as "Dancer"), Marianne Olsen (as "Dancer"), Janet Pavek (as "Singer"), Jack Purcell (as "Dancer"), Jack Rains (as "Singer"), Marsha Rivers (as "Dancer"), Karen Shepard (as "The Duchess/Singer"), John Smolko (as "Dancer"), Nina Starkey (as "Dancer"), Gloria Stevens (as "Dancer"), Hobe Streiford (as "Singer"), Jack Timmers (as "Dancer"), Nancy Walters (as "Native Girl"), Singer"), Patricia White (as "Dancer"), Ethel Winter (as "Dancer"). Understudies: Frank Conville (as "Dinky"), Ed Hanley (as "Spud"), Virginia Martin (as "Wynne"), Ray Mason (as "Lt. Bill Kelley") and Karen Shepard (as "Chipolata"). Replacement actors: Juan Anduze (as "Dancer"), Ed Begley (as "Shore Patrol"), Vivian Dandridge (as "Chipolata"), Dorothy Dunau (as "Dancer"), Rosemary Gaines (as "Native Girl"), Betty Graber (as "Singer"), Larry Howard (as "Dancer"), Virginia Martin (as "Wynne"), Ray Mason (as "Lt. Bill Kelley"), Sheldon Ossosky (as "Shore Patrol"), Georgia Reed (as "Wynne"), Karen Shepard (as "Chipolata"), Parker Wilson (as "Dancer"). Produced by Howard Hoyt, Reginald R. Hammerstein and Fred F. Finklehoffe.

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