Stage work includes lead roles in the Broadway
(1953). Stage Play: The Teahouse of the August Moon. Comedy. Written by John Patrick
. Based on the novel by Vern J. Sneider
. Music composed by Dai-Keong Lee. Directed by Robert Lewis. Martin Beck Theatre: 15 Oct 1953- 24 Mar 1956 (1027 performances). Cast: John Forsythe
(as "Capt. Fisby"), David Wayne
(as "Sakini"), Paul Ford
(as "Col. Wainright Purdy III"), Larry Gates
(as "Capt. McLean"), William Hansen, Mariko Niki, Richard Akagi, Joyce Chen, Norman Chi, Kaie Deei, Jerry Fujikawa
(as "A Villager") [Broadway debut
], Kikuo Hiromura, Kame Ishikawa, Harry Jackson, Laurence Kim, Mara Kim, Naoe Kondo, Chuck Morgan, Shizu Moriya, Frank Ogawa, Mary Ann Reeve, Saki, Kuraji Seida, Yuki Shimoda, Moy Moy Thom, Vivian Thom, Haim Winant, Kenneth Wong. Produced by Maurice Evans
. Produced in association with George Schaefer. Note: Filmed by MGM as The Teahouse of the August Moon
"The Love Of Four Colonels" (directed by Rex Harrison).
"Hamlet" as Polonius
"Bell, Book, And Candle" as Redlitch
In 1962, he co-starred in an unsold pilot for a proposed TV series called "Dateline" which featured Rod Taylor as a San Francisco-based newspaper columnist. The pilot cost $200,000 and was shot on location.
(1959). Stage Play: The Highest Tree. Written by Dore Schary
. Scenic Design by Donald Oenslager. Costume Design by Marvin Reiss. Lighting Design by Donald Oenslager. Assistant to Mr. Oenslager: Klaus Holm. Directed by Dore Schary. Longacre Theatre: 4 Nov 1959- 21 Nov 1959 (21 performances). Cast: Diana Douglas (as "Mary Macready"), Kenneth MacKenna
(as "Aaron Cornish"), William Prince
(as "Dr. Robert Leigh"), Howard St. John
(as "Frederick Ashe"), Richard Anderson
(as "Caleb Cornish"), Joe De Santis (as "Bronislau Partos"), Larry Gates
(as "John Devereaux"), Frank Milan (as "Steven Cornish"), Natalie Schafer
(as "Susan Ashe") [final Broadway
role], Elizabeth Cole (as "Jane Ashe"), Miriam Goldina (as "Isabel"), Gloria Hoye (as "Amy Cornish"), Robert Redford
, Shirley Smith (as "Gloria Cornish"). Understudies: Joe De Santis
(as "John Devereaux"), Gloria Hoye
(as "Mary Macready") [only Broadway
role], Nicholas Pryor
(as "Arkady Clark/Frederick Ashe, Jr. (Buzz)"), Shirley Smith (as "Amy Cornish/Jane Ashe") and Dee Victor
(as "Isabel/Susan Ashe"). Produced by The Theatre Guild and Dore Schary. Associate Producer: Walter Reilly.
(1971) He acted in Lillian Hellman's play, "Another Part of the Forest," at the Ivanhoe Theater in Chicago, Illinois with John Saxon and Nancy Coleman in the cast.
(July 1980) He acted in D.L. Coburn's play, "The Gin Game," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine with Phyllis Thaxter in the cast.
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