George Lessey Poster

Other Works

  • (1906 - 1947) Active on Broadway in the following productions:
  • (1906) Stage Play: Eileen Asthore. Drama. Written by Theodore Burt Sayre. Lyrics by Chauncey Olcott. Music by Chauncey Olcott. Additional lyrics by Richard LeGalliene. Scenic Design by Homer Emens, Edward G. Unitt and Joseph Wickes. Directed by Augustus Pitou Sr. New York Theatre: 22 Oct 1906- 3 Nov 1906 (16 performances). Cast: Quincey C. Bass Jr. (as "Reilly"), Mildred Beverly (as "Kate Fitzgerald"), George Brennan (as "O'Toole"), Richard J. Dillon (as "Terence O'Donnell"), John Dunne (as "Dineen"), Arthur Jarrett (as "Rodney O'Donnell"), Daniel Jarrett (as "Corney Delaney"), Willa Keys (as "Kitty Duane"), George Lessey [credited as George A. Lessey] (as "Sir Geoffrey Loftus") [Broadway debut], Florence Lester (as "Eileen O'Donnell"), Olive McVine (as "Norah O'Toole"), Charles Ogle (as "McBride"), Chauncey Olcott (as "Richard Temple"), Ned Reardon (as "Dougherty"), Gertrude D. Stanley (as "Mrs. O'Flanigan"), William Walters [credited as William Walter] (as "Captain McGuire"). Produced by Augustus Pitou Sr.
  • (1939) Stage Play: The Man Who Came to Dinner. Comedy. Written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. Featuring a song by Cole Porter. Press Representative: John Peter Toohey and Ben Kornzweig. Scenic Design by Donald Oenslager. Directed by George S. Kaufman. Music Box Theatre: 16 Oct 1939- 12 Jul 1941 (739 performances). Cast: Monty Woolley (as "Sheridan Whiteside"), Barbara Adams (as "Mrs. Dexter"), Edith Atwater (as "Maggie Cutler"), David Burns (as "Banjo"), Dudley Clements (as "Dr. Bradley"), Edward Fisher (as "Westcott"), Carol Goodner (as "Lorraine Sheldon"), Virginia Hammond, Michael Harvey (as "Sandy"), John Hoyt (credited as John Hoysradt), Carl Johnson (as "Mr. Baker/Radio Technician"), Curtis Karpe (as "Deputy"), Daniel Landon (as "Choir Boy"), Donald Landon (as "Choir Boy"), Daniel Leone (as "Choir Boy"), George Lessey (as "Mr. Stanley"), Gordon Merrick (as "Richard Stanley"), Mrs. Priestly Morrison (as "Sarah"), Theodore Newton (as "Bert Jefferson"), Edmonia Nolley(as "Mrs. McCutcheon"), LeRoi Operti (as "Professor Metz"), William Postance (as "Plainclothesman/Luncheon Guest"), George Probert (as "John") [final Broadway role], DeWitt Purdue (as "Choir Boy"), Robert Rea (as "Choir Boy"), Phil Sheridan (as "Deputy/Luncheon Guest"),, Rodney Stewart (as "Radio Technician"), Ruth Vivian (as "Harriet Stanley"), Charles Washington, Jack Whitman (as "Choir Boy"), Mary Wickes (as "Miss Preen"), Barbara Wooddell (as "June Stanley"), Harold Woolf (as "Expressman"). Replacement actors: Jean Carmen (as "June Stanley"), Sara Floyd (as "Mrs. McCutcheon"), Muriel Hutchison (as "Lorraine Sheldon"), Jack Leslie (as "Mr. Stanley"), Claudia Morgan (as "Maggie Cutler"), Edmonia Nolley (as "Sarah"), Rex O'Malley (as "Beverly Carlton"), James Rawls (as "Richard Stanley"), Stephen Sandes (as "Westcott"), Barry Sullivan (as "Bert Jefferson"), Lawrence Tibbett (as "Sandy"), Leone Wilson (as "Mrs. Dexter"). Produced by Sam Harris. Note: Filmed as The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942).
  • (1939) Stage Play: Susanna, Don't You Cry. Musical/romance.
  • (1937) Stage Play: Many Mansions. Drama.
  • (1937) Stage Play: Now You've Done It. Comedy.
  • (1936) Stage Play: Arrest That Woman. Melodrama.
  • (1935) Stage Play: Porgy and Bess.
  • (1935) Stage Play: Earl Carroll's Sketch Book. Musical revue. Music by Charles Tobias, Murray Mencher, Charles Newman, Norman Zeno and Will Irwin. Material by Eugene Conrad, Charles Sherman and Royal Foster. Lyrics by Charles Tobias. Murray Mencher, Charles Newman, Norman Zeno and Will Irwin. Musical Direction by Ray Kavanaugh. Dialogue Staged by Edward C. Lilley. Choreographed by Boots McKenna. Conceived by Earl Carroll. Directed by Earl Carroll. Winter Garden Theatre: (moved to The Majestic Theatre from 4 Sep 1935 to close): 4 Jun 1935- 30 Nov 1935 (207 performances). Cast: Ken Murray, Nora Anderson, Elaine Arden, Charlotte Arren, Brenton Beattie, Libby Bennett, Sibyl Bowan, Johnny Broderick, Dorothy Buck, Marion Callahan, Lois Carlile, Lillian Carmen, Milton Charleston, Connie Crandall, Janet Davis, Nancy Dolan, Jessie Draper, Matt Duffin, Althea Elders, Joan Evans, Marie Farley, Irene Frank, Peggy Gill, Ruth Greeley, Arthur Griffin, Bernice Hanlon, Faith Harding, Mary Louise Harper, Rose Heitner, Peter Higgins, Agatha Hoff, Amalie Ideal, Grace Jackson, Carol Karson, Lilian Keyes, Allen Lee, Nancy Lee, George Lessey (as "George Washington"), Dionis Little, Bert Lynn, Fay Lytell, Ruth Mann, Helene Marano, Frances March, Lillian Martin, Patricia Martin, Joan Mears, Ann Metzger, Dolly Miller, Julia Mooney, Jane Moore, Barbara Nelson, Sunnie O'Dea, Alice Oland, Pat Palmer, Ellen Patti, Billy Rayes, Billy Revel, Sandra Roy, Caroline Russ, Alice Sampers, Sassafrass, Marion Semler, Thelma Shearon, Ann Simms, Lelia Stepp, Carol Sterling, Marlyn Strewart, Paula Surelle, George R. Taylor, Lorraine Teatom, Helen Terris, Lucille Turner, Marion Volk, Beryl Wallace, Davenie Watson, Robert Williams. Produced by Earl Carroll.
  • (1935) Stage Play: Battleship Gertie. Farce. Written by Frederick Hazlitt Brennan. Directed by Arthur Sircom. Lyceum Theatre: 18 Jan 1935- Jan 1935 (closing date unknown/2 performances). Cast: Walter Baldwin (as "Senator Blowney"), Frederick Banker, Oliver Barbour, Moana Chu, Boyd Crawford, William Culloo, Harry Davenport (as "Senator Heffermeister"), Gladys Griswold, Joseph P. Harris, Frank Jaquet, George Lessey (as "Senator Gale"), Helen Lynd, Horace McMahon (as "Marine Sergeant Grogan"), Claude McNair, Burgess Meredith (as "Seaman Jones"), Lora Rogers, Richard Taber, George R. Taylor, Richard Toms, Philip Truex (as "Price"), Philip Wood, Ernest Woodward, Barry O'Moore (as "Admiral Spenks"). Produced by Courtney Burr.
  • Big Hearted Herbert (1934).
  • Her Man of Wax (1933). Comedy.
  • Forsaking All Others (1933). Comedy. Written by Edward Roberts and Frank Cavett. Directed by Thomas Mitchell. Times Square Theatre: 1 Mar 1933- Jun 1933 (closing date unknown/110 performances). Cast: Harry Anderson, Tallulah Bankhead (as "Mary Clay"), Harlan Briggs (as "Dent"), Ilka Chase (as "Elinor Branch"), Millicent Hanley, Robert Hudson, Fred Keating, Anderson Lawler (as "Dillon Todd"), George Lessey, Donald MacDonald, Barbara O'Neil, Nancy Ryan (as "Dottie Winters"), Roger Sterns, Cora Witherspoon (as "Mrs. Paula La Salle"). Produced by Archibald Selwyn.
  • Cradle Snatchers (1932). Comedy/farce. Written by Russell Medcraft and Norma Mitchell. Directed by Russell G. Medcraft. Liberty Theatre: 16 Nov 1932- Nov 1932 (closing date unknown/6 performances). Cast: Alice Ann Baker, William Corbett, Joseph Holicky, George Lessey (as "Roy Ladd"), Nancy MacGregor, Luba Malina, Jean May, Florence Moore, David Morris, Jessamine Newcombe, Christy Sloane, Edward Tracy, Maury Tuckerman, Converse Tyler. Produced by Max Rudnick.
  • (1932) Stage Play: Monkey. Comedy. Written by Sam Janney. Directed by Robert Sparks. Mansfield Theatre: 11 Feb 1932- Mar 1932 (closing date unknown/28 performances). Cast: Charlotte Denniston, John T. Dwyer, Nedda Harrigan (as "Estelle Fenley"), Roland Hogue (as "Bracker"), Clifford L. Jones, Wright Kramer, George Lessey (as "Dr. Edward Pomeroy Nichols"), Dann Malloy, Edward McNamara, Randall O'Neill, Jeff Richards, Richard Whorf (as "Insp. Monkey Henderson"), Frank Wilcox (as "Dr. George Hollins"). Produced by Robert Sparks.
  • Young Sinners (1931). Comedy (revival).
  • Gala Night (1930). Comedy.
  • (1929) Stage Play: Seven. Drama. Written by Frank J. Collins. Directed by Lionel Atwill. Theatre Republic: 27 Dec 1929- Jan 1930 (closing date unknown/35 performances). Cast: Suzanne Caubaye (as "La Comtesse de Villette"), Del Cleveland (as "Carroll"), Armand Cortes (as "Charlerois"), Alan Davis (as "Griffin"), Tom Douglas (as "Huston"), Preston Foster (as "Saunders"), Helene Gunther (as "Liane"), George Lessey (as "Colonel Bayne"), Millard Mitchell [credited as Millard F. Mitchell] (as "Jake"), Beverly Sitgreaves (as "Heloise"), Robert Strange (as "Captain Otis"). Produced by James Cooper.
  • (1929) Stage Play: Remote Control. Drama. Directed and co-written by Clyde North. Co-written by Albert C. Fuller and Jack T. Nelson. 48th Street Theatre: 10 Sep 1929- Nov 1929 (closing date unknown/79 performances). Cast: Dave Abrams, Patricia Barclay, Louise Barrett, Frank Beaston, Audrey Berry, Hobart Cavanaugh, Polly Clarke, Alice Davenport, Consuelo Flowerton (as "Anges Joyce"), William Foran, William Honohan, Raleigh Kennedy, Donald Kirke, George Leach, Mimi Lehman, Lawrence Leslie, George Lessey (as "W.L. Oakwood"), Michael Markham, James V. Nolan, Claire Nolte, Al Ochs (as "Professor Murrey"), Arthur Pierson, Edward Van Sloan (as "Doctor A.P. Workman"), Harold Woolf. Produced by A.L. Jones and Morris Green. Note: Produced as a William Haines vehicle by MGM as Remote Control (1930) (released 15 Nov 1930). The characters' names were altered completely for the film and re-written as a comedy.
  • (1927) Stage Play: Bless You, Sister.
  • (1927) Stage Play: The Mystery Man.
  • (1907) Stage Play: O'Neill of Derry. Drama/romance. Songs by Chauncey Olcott. Written by Theodore Burt Sayre. Music and lyrics for "Every Star Falls in Love with Its Mate" with Charles E. Casey. Music and lyrics for "Michael McGinnity" with Manuel Klein. Musical Direction by Gus Salzer. Music and lyrics for "One Little, Sweet Little Girl" with Daniel J. Sullivan. Music and lyrics for "A Rose of Old Derry" with J.J. Dillon and William G. Kopp. Directed by Homer Emens, Edward G. Unitt and Joseph Wickes. Liberty Theatre: 25 Nov 1907- 21 Dec 1907 (33 performances). Cast: Edwin Carewe (as "Laurence Desmond, Irishman serving in the Foreign Legion of France"), Rose Curry, Chauncey Olcott, Leonard Shepherd, Quincy C. Bass, Jr., Mildred Beverly, George Brennan, John Dunne, Alice Farrell, Maggie Fielding, B.T. Glasser, Martin Haydon, Jerome Hayes, Charles Howard, Arthur Jarrett, Daniel Jarrett, William Jones, George Lessey (as "Major Duncan, Chief of the Secret Police"), Henry Newton, Ned Reardon, Nelson Riley, Anna Wilks. Produced by Augustus Pitou.
  • (1945) Stage Play: Signature.
  • (1945) Stage Play: State of the Union. Comedy.

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