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(1958- 1985). Active on Broadway in the following productions:

(1958). Stage Play: The Visit. Drama. Written by Friedrich Dürrenmatt. Book adapted by Maurice Valency. Production Design by Teo Otto. Directed by Peter Brook. Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (moved to The Morosco Theatre from 20 Aug 1958- close): 5 May 1958- 29 Nov 1958 (189 performances). Cast: Lynn Fontanne (as "Claire Zachanassian") [final Broadway role], Alfred Lunt (as "Anton Schill"), Marla Adams (as "Ottilie Schill, Schill's daughter") [only Broadway role], Frieda Altman (as "Frau Burgomaster, Mayor's Wife"), Jonathan Anderson (as "First Conductor"), David Clarke (as "Helmesberger, Second Man"), Robert Donley (as "Townsman"), Harrison Dowd (as "Vogel, Fourth Man"), Myles Eason (as "Pedro Cabral") [Broadway debut], Stanley Erickson (as "Mike, a bodyguard") [Broadway debut], Howard Fischer (as "Doctor Nusslin"), Vincent Gardenia (as "First Blind Man") [Broadway debut], William Hansen (as "Pastor"), Alfred Hoffman (as "Second Blind Man"), Lesley Hunt (as "First Grandchild") [Broadway debut], John Kane (as "Truck Driver"), Gertrude Kinnell (as "Frau Block"), Joseph Lebermann (as "Station Master"), James MacAaron (as "Athlete"), Lois McKim (as "Second Grandchild"), Kent Montroy (as "Townsman"), Edward Moor (as "Reporter"), Daphne Newton (as "Frau Schill"), Clarence Nordstrom (as "The Painter"), Eric Porter (as "Burgomaster, Mayor"), John Randolph (as "Police Chief Schultz"), Milton Selzer (as "Wechsler, Third Man"), Keneth Thornett (as "Hofbauer, First Man"), William Thourlby (as "Max, a bodyguard"), Ken Walken (as "Karl Schill, Schill's son"), Peter Woodthorpe (as "Professor Muller"), John Wyse (as "Bobby"). Replacement actors: Frieda Altman (as "Frau Schill"), Michael Chase (as "Townsman"), Sarah Cunningham (as "Frau Burgomaster, Mayor's Wife"), Robert Donley (as "Wechsler, Third Man"), Frank Hamilton (as "First Conductor"). Produced by The Producers Theatre.

(1958). Stage Play: The Cold Wind and the Warm. Drama. Written by S.N. Behrman. Suggested by "The Worcester Account" by S.N. Behrman. Directed by Harold Clurman. Morosco Theatre: 8 Dec 1958- 21 Mar 1959 (120 performances). Cast: Sidney Armus, Sig Arno, Morris Carnovsky, Timmy Everett, Vincent Gardenia (as "Jim Nightengale"), Carol Grace, Sanford Meisner (as "Norbert Mandel"), Suzanne Pleshette, Jada Rowland, Maureen Stapleton (as "Ida"), Peter Trytler, Eli Wallach. Produced by The Producers Theatre.

(1959). Stage Play: Rashomon. Drama. Written by Fay Kanin and Michael Kanin, from stories by Ryunosuke Akutagawa. Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner. Directed by Peter Glenville. Music Box Theatre: 27 Jan 1959- 13 Jun 1959 (159 performances). Cast: Jack Bittner (as "Deputy"), Claire Bloom, Elsa Freed, Oskar Homolka, Michael Shillo, Rod Steiger, Akim Tamiroff, Ruth White, Noel Willman. Replacement actor: Vincent Gardenia (as "Deputy"). Produced by David Susskind and Hardy Smith. Produced by arrangement with Peter Cookson.

(1959). Stage Play: Only in America. Written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. Based on the book by Harry Golden. Scenic Design by Peter Larkin. Directed by Herman Shumlin. Cort Theatre: 19 Nov 1959- 12 Dec 1959 (28 performances). Cast: Alan Alda (as "Telephone Man") [Broadway debut], David Baker (as "Calvin"), Shannon Bolin (as "Kate Golden"), Norris Borden (as "Young Man"), Flora Campbell (as "Dr. Leota Patterson"), Ludwig Donath (as "I. Birnbaum"), Don Fellows (as "Bill Drake"), Vincent Gardenia (as "Chairman"), Lynn Hamilton (as "Helen Cheney"), Harry Holcombe (as "State Senator Claypool"), Martin Huston (as "Herbert Loomis"), Daniel Keyes (as "Fred"), Enid Markey (as "Mrs. Archer-Loomis"), Laurens Moore (as "Legislator"), Nehemiah Persoff (as "Harry Golden"), Dinnie Smith (as "Velma"), Shepperd Strudwick (as "Lucius Whitmore"), Wayne Tippit (as "Ray"), Charlotte Whaley (as "Ruth-Ella"), Josh White Jr. (as "Jed"), Edwin Whitner (as "Hershey M. Stoddard"), Howard Wierum (as "Wes"), Edmund Williams (as "Stenotypist"), Jerry Wimberly (as "Balthasar"). Produced by Herman Shumlin.

(1960). Stage Play: The Wall. Drama. Written by Millard Lampell. Based on the novel by John Hersey [final Broadway credit]. Featuring songs by Robert De Cormier. Featuring songs with lyrics by Millard Lampell. Directed by 'Morton Da Costa'. Billy Rose Theatre: 11 Oct 1960- 4 Mar 1961 (167 performances + 6 previews that began on 5 Oct 1960). Cast: Yvonne Mitchell (as "Rachel Apt"), George C. Scott (as "Dolek Berson"), Joseph Buloff (as "Fishel Shpunt"), David Opatoshu (as "Pan Apt"), Marian Seldes (as "Symka Berson"), Lorraine Abate (as "Regina Kogan"), Joe Alfasa (as "Men and Women of the Ghetto"), Alice Beardsley (as "Men and Women of the Ghetto"), Joseph Bernard (as "Clerk"), Robert Burr (as "German Sergeant"), Richard Carafa (as "Beggar Child"), Don Doherty (as "Beggar Man"), Robert Drivas (as "Stefan Mazur"), Michael Ebert (as "Mordecai Apt"), Sol Frieder (as "Slonim"), Truman Gaige (as "Pan Kogan"), Vincent Gardenia (as "Pavel Menkes"), Norbert Horowitz (as "German Officer"), Rochelle Horowitz (as "Beggar Child"), Rita Karin (as "Woman in Babushka"), Marketa Kimbrell (as "Pani Kogan"), Paul Mace (as "David Apt"), Honey MacKenzie (as "Woman in Selection"), Leila Martin (as "Rutka Mazur"), Alberta Nelson (as "Woman"), Claudette Nevins (as "Halinka Apt"), James Nielsen (as "German Private"), James Ray (as "Katz"), Kenneth Reid (as "Men and Women of the Ghetto"), Muni Seroff (as "Reb Mazur"), Leon B. Stevens (as "Rappaport"), James Stevenson (as "Man"), Al Verb (as "Men and Women of the Ghetto"). Understudies: Joseph Bernard (as "Pan Apt/Pavel Menkes/Rappaport"), Robert Burr (as "Dolek Berson/Katz"), Richard Carafa (as "David Apt"), Don Doherty (as "Fishel Shpunt/Pan Kogan/Slonim"), Norbert Horowitz (as "Reb Mazur"), Rochelle Horowitz (as "Regina Kogan"), Rita Karin (as "Pani Kogan"), Marketa Kimbrell (as "Symka Berson"), Alberta Nelson (as "Halinka Apt/Rutka Mazur"), Arthur Seelen (as "Dolek Berson"), Marian Seldes (as "Rachel Apt") and James Stevenson (as "Mordecai Apt/Stefan Mazur"). Produced by Kermit Bloomgarden and Billy Rose.

(1961). Stage Play: Daughter of Silence. Comedy.

(1962). Stage Play: Seidman and Son. Comedy. Written by Elick Moll, based on his novel. Scenic Design by William Pitkin. Directed by Carmen Capalbo. Belasco Theatre: 15 Oct 1962- 20 Apr 1963 (216 performances). Cast: Hy Anzell, Frances Chaney, Vincent Gardenia, Mitchell Jason, Sam Levene, Diana Muldaur, Nancy Wickwire. Produced by Theatre Guild Productions, Inc., Joel W. Schenker and Michael Kanin.

(1970). Stage Play: The Chinese and Dr. Fish.

(1971). Stage Play: The Prisoner of Second Avenue. Comedy/drama. Written by Neil Simon. Directed by Mike Nichols. Eugene O'Neill Theatre: 11 Nov 1971- 29 Sep 1973 (798 performances + 4 previews that began on 8 Mar 1971). Cast: Peter Falk (as "Mel Edison"), Lee Grant (as "Edna Edison"), Vincent Gardenia (as "Harry Edison"), Dena Dietrich (as "Pauline"), Tresa Hughes (as "Jessie"), Florence Stanley (as "Pearl"), Wisner Washam (as "Roger Keating") [Recorded voice only]. Standbys: Mitchell Jason (as "Harry Edison"), Carol Morley (as "Jessie/Pauline/Pearl"). Produced by Arnold Saint Subber and Nancy Enterprises Inc. (Neil Simon).

(1974). Stage Play: God's Favorite. Comedy. Written by Neil Simon. Scenic Design by William Ritman. Directed by Michael Bennett. Assistant Director: Bob Avian. Eugene O'Neill Theatre: 11 Dec 1974- 22 Mar 1975 (116 performances + 7 previews that began on 3 Dec 1974). Cast: Vincent Gardenia (as "Joe Benjamin"), Maria Karnilova (as "Rose Benjamin"), Charles Nelson Reilly (as "Sidney Lipton"), Laura Esterman (as "Sara Benjamin"), Terry Kiser (as "David Benjamin"), Nick LaTour (as "Morris"), Rosetta LeNoire (as "Mady"), Lawrence John Moss (as "Ben Benjamin"). Standby: Ken Olfson (as "Ben Benjamin/Sidney Lipton"). Understudies: Jo Flores Chase (as "Rose Benjamin"), Philip Cusack (as "David Benjamin"), Richard Kuss (as "Joe Benjamin"), Mary Rio Lewis (as "Mady"), Philip Lindsay (as "Morris"), Ellen Ruskin (as "Sara Benjamin"). Produced by Emanuel Azenberg and Eugene V. Wolsk.

(1976). Stage Play: California Suite. Comedy. Written by Neil Simon. Directed by Gene Saks. Eugene O'Neill Theatre: 10 Jun 1976- 2 Ju 1977 (445 performances + 4 previews that began on 7 Jun 1976). Cast: Barbara Barrie (as "Millie Michaels/Beth Hollender"), Tammy Grimes (as "Hannah Warren/Diana Nichols/Gert Franklyn"), George Grizzard (as "William Warren/Sidney Nichols/Stu Franklyn"), Jack Weston (as "Marvin Michaels/Mort Hollender"), Leslie Easterbrook (as "Bunny"). Standbys: Jennifer Bassey [credited as Joan Bassie] (as "Beth Hollender/Diana Nichols/Gert Franklyn/Millie Michaels"), John Cunningham (as "Sidney Nichols/Stu Franklyn/William Warren"), Lani Sundsten (as "Bunny"), Michael Vale (as "Marvin Michaels/Mort Hollender"). Replacement cast during run: Vincent Gardenia (as "Mort Hollender/Marvin Michaels") [from 13 Jun 1977- ?], Kenneth Haigh (as "Sidney Nichols/Stu Franklyn/William Warren") [from 28 Feb 1977- ?], Joseph Leon (as "Mort Hollender/Marvin Michaels") [from May 1977- ?], David McCallum (as "Sidney Nichols/Stu Franklyn/William Warren") [from 2 May 1977- ?], Rue McClanahan (as "Diana Nichols/Gert Franklyn/Hannah Warren") [from 4 Apr 1977- ?], Marge Redmond (as "Beth Hollender/Millie Michaels") [from 7 Jan 1977- ?], Lani Sundsten (as "Bunny"). Standbys: Joseph Leon (as "Marvin Michaels/Mort Hollender"), Susan Tabor (as "Bunny/Hannah Warren"). Produced by Emanuel Azenberg and Robert Fryer. Note: Filmed as California Suite (1978) by Rastar Fims for Columbia Pictures.

(1976). Stage Play: Sly Fox. Comedy.

(1978). Stage Play: Ballroom. Musical. Book by Jerome Kass. Music by Billy Goldenberg. Lyrics by Alan Bergman and Marilyn Bergman. Music orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick. Musical Director: Don Jennings. Choreographed by Michael Bennett. Co-Choreographer: Bob Avian. Directed by Michael Bennett. Majestic Theatre: 14 Dec 1978- 24 Mar 1979 (116 performances + 11 previews that began 1 Dec 1978). Cast: Vincent Gardenia (as "Alfred Rossi"), Dorothy Loudon, Peter Alzado, Danny Carroll (as "Scooter"), Marilyn Cooper, Dick Corrigan, Dorothy Danner, Patricia Drylie, Barbara Erwin, David Evans, Bud Fleming, Carol Flemming, Peter Gladke, Victor Griffin (as "Harry The Noodle"), Svetlana McLee Grody, Mickey Gunnerson, John Hallow, Roberta Haze, Sally-Jane Heit, Alfred Karl, Adriana Keathley, Gene Kelton, Bernie Knee, Dorothy D. Lister, John J. Martin, Joe Milan, Mary Ann Niles, Howard Parker, Frank Pietri, Mavis Ray, Lynn Roberts, Liz Sheridan, Rudy Tronto, Jayne Turner, Terry Violino, Michael Vita, Janet Stewart. Produced by Michael Bennett. Co-Producer: Bob Avian, Bernard Gersten and Susan MacNair.

(1984). Stage Play: Glengarry Glen Ross. Drama. Written by David Mamet. Directed by Gregory Mosher. John Golden Theatre: 25 Mar 1984- 17 Feb 1985 (378 performances + 11 previews that began on 16 Mar 1984). Cast: Joe Mantegna (as "Richard Roma"), Mike Nussbaum, Robert Prosky (as "Shelly Levene"), Lane Smith (as "James Lingk"), James Tolkan (as "Dave Moss"), Jack Wallace, J.T. Walsh (as "John Williamson"). Standyby actors: Alfred Karl (as "Baylen," "Dave Moss," "Richard Roma"), Charles Stransky (as "Dave Moss"). Replacement actors: Vincent Gardenia (as "Shelly Levene"), J.J. Johnston, Howard Witt. Produced by Elliot Martin, The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman, Bernard B. Jacobs: President), Arnold Bernhard and Goodman Theatre).

(1954) He acted in Thomas Heggen and Joshua Logan's play, "Mister Roberts," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Jeffrey Lynn and Casey Walters in the cast. Daniel F. Keyes was director.

(1954) He acted in Donald Bevan and Edmund Trzcinski's play, "Stalag 17," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Robert Lansing and Richard Poston in the cast. Buford Armitage was director.

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