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(May 2002): Plays Bridget Conway in "A Letter from Ethel Kennedy" by Christopher Gorman (MCC Theater, New York City, New York, USA).

Active on Broadway in the following productions:

Gypsy (1959).

Carnival! (1961).

All American (1962). Nominated for Tony award.

Mr. President (1962). Musical comedy. Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. Music by Irving Berlin. Lyrics by Irving Berlin. Musical Director: Jay Blackton. Dance arrangements by Jack Elliott. Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang. Musical Underscoring: Jay Blackton. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Choreographed by Peter Gennaro. Directed by Joshua Logan. St. James Theatre: 20 Oct 1962- 8 Jun 1963 (265 performances + 4 previews). Cast: Nanette Fabray (as "Nell Henderson"), Robert Ryan (as "President Stephen Decatur Henderson"), David Brooks, Wisa D'Orso, Charlotte Fairchild, Anita Gillette (as "Leslie Henderson"), Stanley Grover, Jack Haskell, John Cecil Holm (as "Chester Kincaid"), Jerry Strickler, Jack Washburn, John Aman, Don Atkinson, Bob Bakanic, Carlos Bas, Lynn Bernay, Warren J. Brown, Kellie Brytt, Connie Burnett, Sterling Clark, Anthony Falco, La Verne French, Marian Haraldson, Carol Lee Jensen, Louis Kosman, Bob LaCrosse, Baayork Lee, Lynn Gay Lorino, Mary Louise, Jack McMinn, Jack Metté, Donna Monroe, Anna Marie Moylan, Lispet Nelson, Barbara Newman, Carl Nicholas, Joan Petlak, Lowell Purvis, Jack Rains, Lynn Ross, Mari Shelton, Ruth Shepard, Dan Siretta, Van Stevens, Beau Tilden (as "George Perkins/Sergeant Stone, of the State Police"), Arline Woods, Maggie Worth. Produced by Leland Hayward. Note: Both Naneete Fabray and Jay Blackton were nominated for Tony Awards (1963). Production garnered 1 winner (Best Stage Technician] for Solly Pernick.

Kelly (1965). Musical.

Guys and Dolls (1965). Musical comedy (revival). Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. Based on a story and characters by Damon Runyon. Music by Frank Loesser. Lyrics by Frank Loesser. Original Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Scenic Design adapted by Peter Wolf. Costume Design by Frank Thompson. Lighting Design by Peggy Clark. Choreographed by Ralph Beaumont. Directed by Gus Schirmer. City Center: 28 Apr 1965- 9 May 1965 (15 performances). Cast: Anita Gillette (as "Sarah Brown"), Alan King (as "Nathan Detroit"), Sheila MacRae (as "Miss Adelaide"), Jerry Orbach (as "Sky Masterson"), Rita Agnese, Ken Ayres, Ed Becker, Walter P. Brown, Frank Campanella (as "Lt. Brannigan"), Ginna Carr, Suzanne Channel, Frank Coppola, Jack De Lon, Dorothy D'Honau, Joey Faye, Tina Faye, Shelley Frankel, Joy Franz, Leslie Franzos, Ginny Gan, Luigi Gasparinetti, Altovise Gore, Fernando Grahal, Shari Greene, Victor R. Helou, Maria Hero, Mark Holliday, Maureen Hopkins, Daniel Joel, Joan Kruger, Jake LaMotta (as "Big Jule"), Violetta Landek, Henry Lawrence, Phillip Lucas, Jim Lynn, Carlos Macri, Stuart Mann, Clarence Nordstrom, Mitchell Nutick, Paul Owsley, John Peck, Tom Pedi (as "Harry the Horse"), Michael Quinn, Charles Reeder, Darrell Sandeen, Arthur Santry, Jeanne Schlegel, Marc Scott, Vern Shinnal, Maria Strattin, Ronald Stratton, Claire Waring. Produced by New York City Center Light Opera Company (Jean Dalrymple: Director).

Don't Drink the Water (1966). Comedy. Written by Woody Allen. Scenic/Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner. Design by Motley. Production Sound: Robert Maybaum. Sound Design by Lincoln J. Stulick. Associate Designer: Paul Trautvetter. Assistant to Mr. Mielziner: L.C. Warner. Directed by Stanley Prager. Morosco Theatre (moved to The Ethel Barrymore Theatre 22 Jan 1968- 23 Mar 1968, then moved to The Belasco Theatre from 25 Mar 1968- close): 17 Nov 1966- 20 Apr 1968 (598 performances + 19 previews that began on 2 Nov 1966). Cast: Lou Jacobi (as "Walter Hollander"), Kay Medford (as "Marion Hollander"), Tony Roberts (as "Axel Magee"), Anita Gillette (as "Susan Hollander"), Luke Andreas (as "Novotny"), Jonathan Bolt (as "Waiter"), Oliver Clark, James Dukas (as "Krojack"), John Hallow (as "Kaznar"), House Jameson (as "Ambassador James F. Magee") [final Broadway role], Richard Libertini, Gerry Matthews, Donna Mills (as "Sultan's 1st Wife"), Sharon Talbot (as "Countess Bordoni"), Gene Varrone (as "Chef"), Curtis Wheeler (as "Burns"). Standbys: Merle Albertson (as "Marion Hollander"), Don De Leo (as "Walter Hollander") [final Broadway role]. Understudies: Luke Andreas (as "Chef/Krojack/The Sultan of Bashir"), Jonathan Bolt [credited as Jonathan Bolt] (as "Axel Magee"), John Hallow (as "James F. Magee/Burns/Father Drobney"), Donna Mills (as "Susan Hollander"), Jim Stevenson (as "Kaznar/Kilroy"). Replacement cast during Morosco Theatre run: Understudy: Jim Stevenson (as "Axel Magee"). Replacement cast during Ethel Barrymore Theatre: James Beard (as "Chef"), Peggy Cass (as "Marion Hollander"), Len Cotchman (as "Kilroy") [from 31 Jul 1967- ?], Len Gochman (as "Axel Magee"), Dan Resin (as "Kilroy"), Gene Varrone (as "Father Drobney"). Understudies: Luke Andreas (as "Kaznar"), Jim Stevenson (as "Axel Magee"), Sharon Talbot (as "Susan Hollander"). Produced by David Merrick. Produced in association with Jack Rollins and Charles H. Joffe. Associate Producer: Samuel Liff. Note: Filmed as Don't Drink the Water (1969).

Cabaret (1966). Musical/drama. Book by Joe Masteroff. Based on the play "I Am a Camera" by John Van Druten. Based on stories by Christopher Isherwood. Music by John Kander. Lyrics by Fred Ebb. Musical Director: Harold Hastings. Music orchestrated by Don Walker. Dance arrangements by David Baker. Scenic Design by Boris Aronson. Costume Design by Patricia Zipprodt. Choreographed by Ronald Field. Directed / produced by Harold Prince. Broadhurst Theatre (moved to The Imperial Theatre 7 Mar 1967- 2 Oct 1968, then moved to The Broadway Theatre from 7 Oct 1968-close): 20 Nov 1966- 6 Sep 1969 (1165 performances + 21 previews that began on 2 Nov 1966). Cast: Bert Convy (as "Clifford Bradshaw"), Jack Gilford (as "Herr Schultz"), Joel Grey (as "Master of Ceremonies"), Jill Haworth (as "Sally Bowles"), Lotte Lenya (as "Fraulein Schneider"), Peg Murray (as "Fraulein Kost"), Edward Winter (as "Ernst Ludwig"), Jere Admire (as "Bobby, Kit Kat Boy"), Barbara Alston (as "Frenchie, Kit Kat Girl"), Ray Baron (as "Bartender"), Bruce Becker (as "German Sailor"), Steven Boockvor (as "German Sailor"), Frank Bouley (as "Maitre D'"), Roger Briant (as "German Sailor"), Kathie Dalton (as "Texas, Kit Kat Girl"), Mary Ehara (as "One of "Two Ladies"), Sol Frieder (as "Herr Erdmann"), Pat Gosling (as "Maria, Kit Kat Girl"), John Herbert (as "Max"), Howard Kahl (as "Custom Official"), Tresha Kelly (as "Telephone Girl"), Mara Landi (as "Frau Wendel"), Miriam Lehmann-Haupt (as "Frau Kruger"), Bert Michaels (as "Victor, Kit Kat Boy"), Eugene Morgan (as "Herr Wendel"), Jayme Mylroie (as "Greta"), Ed Nolfi (as "German Sailor"), Rita O'Connor (as "One of "Two Ladies") Marianne Selbert (as "Fritzie, Kit Kat Girl"), Robert Sharp (as "Felix"), Bonnie Walker (as "Rosie, Kat Girl"), Lynn Winn (as "LuLu, Kit Kit Girl"). Replacement actors during run included: Penny Fuller (as "Sally Bowles"; during vacation), Melissa Hart (as "Sally Bowles") [28 Jul 1969-?], Ken Kercheval (as "Clifford Bradshaw"), Mara Landi (as "Fraulein Kost") [during vacation]. Replacement actors during Broadway Theatre run: Bill Allsbrook (as "German Sailor"), Ray Baron (as "Felix"), Chevi Colton (as "Frau Wendel"), Tandy Cronyn (as "Sally Bowles") [from 30 Jun 1969- ?], Jay Fox (as "Victor, Kit Kat Boy"), Rhoda Gemignani (as "Fraulein Kost"), Anita Gillette (as "Sally Bowles") [from 4 Nov 1968- ?], Chele Graham (as "Rosie, Kit Kat Girl"), Melissa Hart (as "Sally Bowles") [from 28 Jul 1969- ?], Curtis Hood (as "German Sailor"), Ken Kercheval (as "Clifford Bradshaw"), Larry Kert (as "Clifford Bradshaw") [from 9 Dec 1968- ?], Sandy McPherson (as "Frenchie, Kit Kat Girl"), Tod A. Miller (as "German Sailor"), Ralph Nelson (as "German Sailor"), Lenora Nemetz (as "Fritzie, Kit Kat Girl"), Joan Paige (as "Maria, Kit Kat Girl"), Carol Perea (as "Marlene"), Carol Petrie (as "Hulda"), George Reinholt (as "Ernst Ludwig"), Martin Ross (as "Master of Ceremonies"), Robert Scherkenbach (as "Victor, Kit Kat Boy"), Lorraine Serabian (as "Frau Wendel"), Ken Sherber (as "Bartender"), Doug Spingler (as "German Sailor"), Fran Storey (as "Hulda"), Michael Toles (as "Bobby, Kit Kat Boy"), George Voskovec (as "Herr Schultz"), Bonnie Walker (as "One of 'Two Ladies'"), Susan Willis (as "Fraulein Schneider") [from 3 Jun 1969- ?], Erica Yohn (as "Frau Wendel"). Standbys: Despo (as "Fraulein Schneider"), Judy MacMurdo (as "Sally Bowles"). Understudies: Chevi Colton (as "Fraulein Kost"), Robert Scherkenbach (as "Master of Ceremonies"). Produced in association with Ruth Mitchell.

Jimmy (1969). Musical. Music by Bill Jacob and Patti Jacob. Book by Melville Shavelson. Lyrics by Bill Jacob and Patti Jacob. Based on "Beau James" by Gene Fowler. Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock. Vocal arrangements by Milton Rosenstock. Music arranged by Jack Andrews. Dance arrangements by John Berkman. Choreographed by Peter Gennaro. Assistant Choreographer: Bill Guske. Directed by Joseph Anthony. Winter Garden Theatre: 23 Oct 1969- 3 Jan 1970 (84 performances + 8 previews that began on ? Oct 1969). Cast: Barbara Andres (as "Secretary/Singer") [Broadway debut], John D. Anthony (as "Process Server/Singer"), Edward Becker (as "Francis Xavier Aloysius O'Toole/Singer"), Andy Bew (as "Photographer/Dancer"), Steve Boockvor (as "Doorman/Dancer"), Sibyl Bowan (as "Mrs. Compton"), Cindi Bulak (as "Bonnie/Miss Queens/Dancer"), Christopher Chadman (as "Dancer"), Dorothy Claire (as "Texas Guinan"), Jack Collins (as "Jim Hines"), Austin Colyer (as "Singer"), Carol Conte (as "Miss Brooklyn/Girl in Fur Coat/Dancer"), Nancy Dalton (as "Miss Richmond/Dancer"), Larry Douglas (as "Edward Duryea Dowling"), Andrea Duda (as "Miss Bronx/Dancer"), Gini Eastwood (as "Singer"), David Evans (as "Dancer"), Clifford Fearl (as "Warrington Brock"), Herb Fields (as "Policeman/Singer"), Paul Forrest (as "Antonio Viscelli/Singer"), Gary Gendell (as "Stage Manager/Dancer"), Anita Gillette (as "Betty Compton"), Frank Gorshin (as "Jimmy Walker"), Barbara Gregory (as "Singer"), William Griffis (as "Al Smith"), Peggy Hewett (as "Mrs. Al Smith/Singer"), Del Horstmann (as "Moe/Politician/Singer"), Scott Hunter (as "Dancer"), Ben Laney (as "Politician/Policeman/Singer"), Henry Lawrence (as "Stanislaus Kazimir Wojeciezkowski/Singer"), Mary Louise (as "Singer"), Sandi McCreadie (as "Passerby/Singer"), Joseph McGrath (as "Politician/Band Vocalist/Singer"), Saundra McPherson (as "Dancer"), Sally Neal (as "Miss Manhattan/Dancer"), Frank Newell (as "Reporter/Dancer"), Carl Nicholas (as "Izzy/Tailor/Singer"), Harold Pierson (as "Dancer"), Eileen Shannon (as "Dancer"), Stanley Simmonds (as "Lawrence Horatio Fink"), Tony Stevens (as "Photographer/Dancer"), Claire Theiss (as "Singer"), Evan Thompson (as "Charley Hand"), Monica Tiller (as "Dancer"), Pat Trott (as "Dancer"), Roberta Vatske (as "Singer"), Dwight Weist (as "Recorded Impersonations"), Julie Wilson (as "Allie Walker"). Standby: Danny Meehan (as "Jimmy Walker"). Understudies: Barbara Andres (as "Allie Walker/Mrs. Compton"), Joseph McGrath (as "Charley Hand"), Stanley Simmonds (as "Al Smith"), Claire Theiss (as "Texas Guinan"), Evan Thompson (as "Jim Hines"), Roberta Vatske (as "Betty Compton"). Produced by Jack L. Warner. Produced in association with Don Saxon. Associate in assoc. with: Harry Mayer. Note: Work had been adapted as on film as Beau James (1957).

Chapter Two (1977). Comedy. Written by Neil Simon. Scenic Design by William Ritman. Costume Design by Noel Taylor. Directed by Herbert Ross. Imperial Theatre (moved to The Eugene O'Neill Theatre from 16 Jan 1979- close): 4 Dec 1977- 8 Dec 1979 (857 performances + 7 previews that began on 29 Nov 1977). Cast: Anita Gillette (as "Jennie Malone"), Cliff Gorman (as "Leo Schneider"), Judd Hirsch (as "George Schneider"), Ann Wedgeworth (as "Faye Medwick"). Standbys: Andrea Adler (as "Jennie Malone"), Jean DeBaer (as "Faye Medwick'), Dick Latessa' (as "George Schneider/Leo Schneider"). Replacement actors during Imperial Theatre run: David Groh (as "George Schneider") [from 3 Jul 1978- ?], Delphi Harrington (as "Faye Medwick") [from 2 Oct 1978- ?], Dick Latessa (as "Leo Schneider") [from 3 Jul 1978- ?], Laurence Luckinbill (as "George Schneider") [from 22 Dec 1978- ?], Robin Strasser (as "Jennie Malone") [from 22 Dec 1978- ?]. Replacement actors during Eugene O'Neill Theatre run: Susan Browning (as "Faye Medwick") [from 25 Sep 1979- ?], Jean DeBaer (as "Faye Medwick"), Dick Latessa (as "Leo Schneider"), Laurence Luckinbill (as "George Schneider"), Marilyn Redfield (as "Jennie Malone") [from 21 Aug 1979- ?], Robin Strasser (as "Jennie Malone"), Richard Zavaglia (as "Leo Schneider [from 15 Jun 1979- ?]. Standbys: Beverly Ballard (as "Faye Medwick/Jennie Malone"), Lou Bedford (as "George Schneider/Leo Schneider"), Don Gantry (as "George Schneider/Leo Schneider"), George Guidall (as "George Schneider/Leo Schneider"), Debra Mooney (as "Faye Medwick/Jennie Malone"), Robert Silver (as "George Schneider/Leo Schneider"). Produced by Emanuel Azenberg. Note: Filmed as Chapter Two (1979).

They're Playing Our Song (1979). Musical/romantic comedy.

Brighton Beach Memoirs (1983). Comedy.

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