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  • (1951 - 1968) Active on Broadway in the following productions:
  • (1951) Stage Play: Paint Your Wagon. Musical comedy. Book by Alan Jay Lerner. Music by Frederick Loewe. Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner. Music orchestrated by Ted Royal. Dance arrangements by Trude Rittman. Choreographed by Agnes de Mille. Directed by Daniel Mann. Shubert Theatre: 12 Nov 1951- 19 Jul 1952 (289 performances). Produced by Cheryl Crawford.
  • (1953) Stage Play: John Murray Anderson's Almanac. Musical revue. Music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. Lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. Additional music by Cy Coleman, Michael Grace, Joseph McCarthy, Henry Sullivan, John Rox, Bart Howard and Harry Belafonte. Sketches by Jean Kerr, Sumner Lock-Elliot, Arthur Macrae, Herbert Farjeon, Lauri Wylie and Billy K. Wells. Additional lyrics by Cy Coleman, Michael Grace, Joseph McCarthy, Henry Sullivan, John Rox, Bart Howard and Harry Belafonte. Musical Director: Buster Davis. Music orchestrated by Ted Royal. Vocal arrangements by Buster Davis. Dance arrangements by Gerald Alters. Assistant to Mr. Davis: David Sackson. Dances and Musical Numbers staged by Donald Saddler. Production staged by John Murray Anderson. Directed by Cyril Ritchard. Imperial Theatre: 10 Dec 1953- 26 Jun 1954 (229 performances). Cast: Harry Belafonte (as "Singer") [Broadway debut], Polly Bergen (as "Meg") [Broadway debut], Billy De Wolfe (as "David/Mrs. B./Laurie/Cornelius/The Butler"), Hermione Gingold (as "Miss Reingold/The Cellist/Mrs. A./Singer (of "Which Witch?")/The Lady/Bobo"), Orson Bean (as "Mike Hammer/The New Manager/Singer"), Jimmy Albright (as "Butler/Pierrot Ensemble/Guest at Ball"), Lee Becker (as "Train Bearer/Pierrot Ensemble/Singer"), Hank Brunjes (as "Pierrot Ensemble/Bridegroom/Singer"), Carleton Carpenter (as "Harlequin/The Pierrot of 1953/Man/The Song Plugger/Singer/Dancer"), Ronald Cecill (as "Pierrot Ensemble/Bridegroom/Butler"), Deane Crane, Nanci Crompton, Imelda De Martin, Elaine Dunn (as "The Pierrot of 1953/Jo/Singer/Dancer") [Broadway debut], Dorothy Dushock, Jay Harnick (as "Bridegroom/Chrous/The Man in the Box/Sedan Chair Bearer/Singer"), Colleen Hutchins, James Jewell, Larry Kert, Bob Kole, Gerard Leavitt, Celia Lipton, Greb Lober, Tina Louise (as "Queen/Chorus/Guest at Ball/Lady"), Ralph McWilliams, Kay Medford (as Pierrette Ensemble/Marmee/First Secretary/Fifi"), Jacqueline Mickles (as "Queen/Chorus/The Autumn Bride/Lady"), Harry Mimmo, Illona Murai, Margot Myers, Gwen Neilson, George Reeder (as "Bridegroom/Guest at the Ball/Dancer"), Siri (as "Chorus/Guest at the Ball/The Summer Bride"), Gloria Smith, Millard Thomas (as "Guitarist"), Kenneth Urmston, Monique Van Vooren, Toni Wheelis. Understudies: Imelda De Martin, Kenneth Harvey, Larry Kert, Gwen Neilson, Alice Pearce, Toni Wheelis. Produced by Michael Grace, Stanley Gilkey and Harry Rigby.
  • (1954) Stage Play: Lullaby. Comedy.
  • (1954) Stage Play: Black-Eyed Susan. Comedy.
  • (1955) Stage Play: Almost Crazy. Musical revue. Sketches by James Shelton, Hal Hackady and Robert A. Bernstein. Music by Portia Nelson, Raymond Taylor and James Shelton. Lyrics by Portia Nelson, Raymond Taylor and James Shelton. Musical Director: Al Rickey. Music arranged by Ted Royal. Entire production staged by Lew Kessler. Choreographed by William Skipper. Directed by Christopher Hewett [earliest Broadway credit]. Longacre Theatre: 20 Jun 1955- 25 Jun 1955 (16 performances). Cast: Kay Medford, James Shelton, Karen Anders, Alvin Beam, Vincent Beck, Ron Cecil, Betty Colby, Nick Dana, Lorna Del Maestro, Phyllis Dorne, Babe Hines, Mildred Hughes, Joan Morton, Fred Nay, Kevin Scott, William Skipper, Gloria Smith, Rita Tanno, Rochard Towers, Ann York. Produced by John S. Cobb.
  • (1956) Stage Play: Mr. Wonderful. Musical comedy. Book by Joseph Stein and Will Glickman. Music by Larry Holofcener, Jerry Bock [earliest Broadway credit] and George David Weiss [credited as George Weiss] (earliest Broadway credit). Lyrics by Jerry Bock, Lawrence Holofcener [credited as Larry Holofcener] and George David Weiss. Musical Director: Morton L. Stevens. Music orchestrated by Ted Royal and Morton Stevens [credited as Morton L. Stevens] (final Broadway credit). Production Conceived by Jule Styne. Featuring songs by Sam Coslow ("Sing, You Sinners"), W. Franke Harling ("Sing, You Sinners"), Sid Kuller ("Daddy, Uncle and Me"), Arthur Hammerstein ("Because of You"), Dudley Wilkinson ("Because of You"), Harold Arlen ("That Old Black Magic"), Johnny Mercer ("That Old Black Magic"), Buddy G. DeSylva ("Birth of the Blues"), Lew Brown ("Birth of the Blues"), Ray Henderson ("Birth of the Blues"), Cole Porter ("It's All Right With Me"), Benny Davis ("Dearest"), Harry Akst ("Dearest"), George Gershwin ("Liza"), Ira Gershwin ("Liza") and Gus Kahn ("Liza"). Scenic Design by Oliver Smith. Costume Design by Robert Mackintosh. Lighting Design by Peggy Clark. Directed by Jack Donohue. Broadway Theatre: 22 Mar 1956- 23 Feb 1957 (383 performances). Cast: Jack Carter (as "Fred Campbell") [only Broadway role], Sammy Davis Jr. (as "Charlie Welch") [Broadway debut], Olga James (as "Ethel Pearson"), Will Mastin Trio, Chita Rivera (as "Rita Romano"), Marvin Arnold (as "Hoofer"), Malcolm Lee Beggs (as "Mr. Foster") [final Broadway role], Ann Buckles (as "Unemployed Actress"), Marilyn Cooper (as "Little Girl"), Richard Curry (as "Song Plugger"), Sammy Davis, Sr. (as "Dad"), Dorothy D'Honau (as "Acrobat"), Rina Falcone (as "Soprano"), Herb Fields (as "Counterman"), Tempy Fletcher (as "Dancer"), Charlotte Foley (as "Annie's Friend"), Harold Gordon (as "Bop Musician"), Shirley Graser (as "Dancer"), Jerri Gray (as "Cigarette Girl"), T.J. Halligan (as "Talent Scout"), Suan Hartman (as "Dancer"), Bob Kole (as "Stage Manager"), Gail Kuhr (as "Sister"), Ronnie Lee (as "Sophie's Boy"), Barbara Leigh (as "Sister"), Bob Leslie (as "A Comic"), Larry B. Leslie (as "A Comic"), Hal Loman (as "Hal"), Pat Marshall (as "Lil Campbell"), Frank Marti (as "Stagehand"), Will Mastin (as "Uncle"), Sherry McCutcheon (as "Sister"), Sally Neal (as "Dancer"), John Pelletti (as "Johnnie"), Ginny Perlowin (as "Script Girl"), Albert Popwell (as "Bop Musician"), Bill Reilly (as "Hoofer"), Patti Ann Rita (as "Dancer"), Tony Rossi (as "Stagehand"), Sylvia Shay (as "Dancer"), Karen Shepard (as "A Singer"), Claude Thompson (as "Bop Musician"), Jimmie Thompson (as "Hoofer"), Patti Wharton (as "Dancer"), Pat Wilkes (as "Audition Annie"). Understudies: T.J. Halligan (as "Mr. Foster"), Bob Leslie (as "Fred Campbell"), Jimmie Thompson (as "Hal"), George Watts (as "Dad/Uncle"), Patti Wharton (as "Rita Romano"), Pat Wilkes (as "Lil Campbell"), Louise Woods (as "Ethel Pearson"). Replacement actors: Bob Burkhardt (as "Hal/Agent"), 'Charlotte Foley (as "Audition Annie"), T.J. Halligan (as "Mr. Foster [from 28 May 1956- ?], Larry Kert (as "Stagehand"), Larry B. Leslie (as "Talent Scout"), Jackie McElroy (as "A Singer"), Kay Medford (as "Lil Campbell"), Gary Morton (as "A Comic/Talent Scout"), Robert Neukum (as "Stage Manager"), Lew Parker (as "Fred Campbell"), Elizabeth Taylor (as "Dancer/ Soprano"). Understudies: Ann Buckles (as "Lil Campbell"), Rina Falcone (as "Unemployed Actress"), Bob Leslie (as "Mr. Foster/Bartender"), Joan Morton (Rita Romano). Produced by Jule Styne and George Gilbert. Produced in association with Lester Osterman Jr.
  • (1956) Stage Play: Wake Up, Darling. Comedy. Written by Alex Gottlieb. Music by Leo Robin and Jule Styne. Directed by Ezra Stone. Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 2 May 1956- 5 May 1956 (5 performances). Cast: Jean Arley (as "Mrs. Johnson"), Raymond Bramley (as "Granville Prescott"), Barbara Britton (as "Polly Emerson"), Robert Downing (as "First Policeman"), Kay Medford (as "Martha"), Barry Nelson (as "Don Emerson"), Russell Nype (as "Deerfield Prescott"), Grace Raynor (as "Gloria"), Richard B. Shull (as "Second Policeman"), Paula Trueman (as "Juliet"), Ann Whiteside (as "Penelope") [final Broadway role]. Understudies: Jean Arley (as "Juliet/Martha), Jo Kaiser (as "Gloria/Penelope/Polly Emerson") and Michael Lipton (as "Deerfield Prescott/Don Emerson"). Note: Play was adapted for Season 1, Episode 17 of Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre, broadcast on NBC on 21 Feb 1964.
  • (1957) Stage Play: A Hole in the Head. Comedy. Written by Arnold Schulman. Scenic Design by Boris Aronson. Directed by Garson Kanin. Plymouth Theatre: 28 Feb 1957- 13 Jul 1957 (156 performances). Cast: David Burns (as "Max"), Paul Douglas (as "Sidney") [final Broadway role], Louise Erickson (as "Tina"), Lee Grant (as "Mrs. Rogers"), Larry Hart (as "Herbert"), Kay Medford (as "Sophie"), Jacob Mestel (as "Mr. Goldblatt"), Tom Pedi (as "Lenny"), Connie Sawyer (as "Mrs. Fessler"), Morris Strassberg (as "Mr. Diamond"), Joyce Van Patten (as "Shirl"), Tommy White (as "Ally"), Milton J. Williams (as "Frank"). Produced by Robert Whitehead and The Producers Theatre. Note: Filmed by SinCap Productions [distributed by United Artists] as A Hole in the Head (1959).
  • (1957) Stage Play: Carousel. Musical/drama (revival).
  • (1958) Stage Play: Handful of Fire. Drama. Written by N. Richard Nash. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Costume Design by Lucinda Ballard. Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner. Directed by Robert Lewis. Martin Beck Theatre: 1 Oct 1958- 4 Oct 1958 (5 performances). Cast: Myriam Acevedo, Jeanne Barr, Dario Barri (as "Policeman") [final Broadway role], Leonardo Cimino, Joan Copeland, James Daly (as "Manuel"), Jesus De Jerez, William Edmonson, Jorge Gonzales, Gene Gross, Louis Guss, Alex Hassilev, Thomas E. Infante, Neil Laurence, Scottie MacGregor, 'Roddy McDowall' (qv (as "Pepi"), Kay Medford (as "Sylvi"), Robert Nieves, Thelma Pelish, Angel Rigau, Mark Rydell (as "Young Man"), Jake Sitters, Irving Winter. Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson, S.N. Behrman, Elmer Rice, Robert E. Sherwood, Sidney Howard).
  • (1960) Stage Play: Bye Bye Birdie. Musical comedy. Book by Michael Stewart. Music by Charles Strouse. Lyrics by Lee Adams. Musical Director: Elliot Lawrence. Music orchestrated by Robert Ginzler. Dance arrangements by John Morris. Additional scoring by Elliot Lawrence. Scenic Design by Robert Randolph. Costume Design by Miles White. Choreographed by Gower Champion. Associate Choreographer: Gene Bayliss. Directed by Gower Champion. Martin Beck Theatre (moved to The 54th Street Theatre from 24 Oct 1960- 14 Jan 1961, then moved to Shubert Theatre from 16 Jan 1961- close): 14 Apr 1960- 7 Oct 1961 (607 performances). Cast: Chita Rivera (as "Rose Grant"), Dick Van Dyke (as "Albert Peterson"), Dick Gautier [credited as Dick Gautier] (as "Conrad Birdie"), Paul Lynde (as "Mr. MacAfee"), Kay Medford (as "Mae Peterson"), Michael J. Pollard (as "Hugo Peabody"), Susan Watson (as "Kim MacAfee"), Jessica Albright (as "Deborah Sue/Teen Trio"), Ed Becker (as "Neighbor/Dish Washer"), Vicki Belmonte (as "Martha Louise/Teen Trio"), George Blackwell (as "Charles F. Maude/Neighbor"), Johnny Borden (as "Randolph MacAfee"), Lynn Bowin (as "Suzie/Cheerleader"), Kenny Burrell (as "Guitar Man"), John Coyle (as "Reporter/Shriner"), Dick Crowley (as "Shriner"), Dori Davis (as "Old Woman"), Jerry Dodge (as "Karl"), Barbara Doherty (as "Ursula Merkle"), Lada Edmund (as "Penelope Ann"), Tracy Everitt (as "Freddie"), Don Farnworth (as "Reporter/Shriner"), Bud Fleming (as "Shriner"), Penny Ann Green (as "Carol"), Amelia Haas (as "Mayor's Wife/Neighbor"), Lee Howard (as "Reporter/Neighbor/Bar Customer"), Gary Howe (as "Peyton"), Will Jordan (as "Ed Sullivan's Voice"), Judy Keirn (as "Linda/Cheerleader"), Allen Knowles (as "Mayor/Shriner"), Kasimir Kokich (as "Conductor/Shriner"), Ed Kresley (as "Henry"), Sharon Lerit (as "Alice/Sad Girl"), Marijane Maricle (as "Mrs. MacAfee") [final Broadway role], Marissa Mason (as "Nancy"), Jeannine Masterson (as "Neighbor"), Pat McEnnis (as "Mrs. Merkle"), Tony Mordente (as "TV Stage Manager"), Oran Osburn (as "Neighbor/Bar Customer"), Louise Quick (as "Margie Ann/Teen Trio"), Charles Nelson Reilly (as "Mr. Henkel"), Norma Richardson (as "Gloria Rasputin"), Jim Sisco (as "Reporter/Shriner"), Bob Spencer (as "Arthur"), Dean Stolber (as "Harvey"), Michael Vita (as "Harold"), Karin Wolfe (as "Helen/Another Sad Girl"). Swings: Penny Ann Green (Swing) and Ed Kresley (Swing). Standbys: Carmen Álvarez (as "Rose Grant") and Charles Nelson Reilly (as "Albert Peterson"). Understudies: Jessica Albright (as "Ursula Merkle"), Ed Becker (as "Charles F. Maude"), Lynn Bowin (as "Gloria Rasputin"), Don Farnworth (as "Mayor"), Bud Fleming (as "How to Kill a Man Ballet"), Amelia Haas (as "Mrs. Merkle), Lee Howard (as "Mr. Henkel/Mr. MacAfee"), Ed Kresley (as "Conrad Birdie"), Jeannine Masterson (as "Mrs. MacAfee"), Pat McEnnis (as "Mae Peterson"), Bob Spencer (as "Harvey"), Dean Stolber (as "Hugo Peabody/Randolph MacAfee"), Michael Vita (as "TV Stage Manager") and Karin Wolfe (Kim MacAfee"). Produced by Edward V. Padula. Replacement actors [during Martin Beck Theatre run]: Ed Kresley (as "TV Stage Manager"). [During 54th Street Theatre run:] Understudy: Vicki Belmonte (as "Kim MacAfee"). [During Shubert Theatre run:] Jill Choder (as "Another Sad Girl"), Kay Cole (as "Sad Girl"), Beth Howland (as "Carol"), Bill Joyce (as "Reporter/Shriner"), Bob Mariano (as "Harvey"), Patti Mariano, Jacqueline Mayro (as "Ursula Merkle"), Dick Patterson (as "Albert Peterson"), Barry Pearl (as "Randolph MacAfee") [Aug 1961- 7 Oct 1961] (Broadway debut), Gene Rayburn (as "Albert Peterson") [only Broadway role], Lori Rogers (as "Nancy"), Marilyn Siskin (as "Another Sad Girl/Helen"), Gretchen Wyler (as "Rose Grant"). Swing: Beth Howland. Understudies: Bill Joyce (as "Mayor"), Bob Mariano (as "Hugo Peabody/Randolph MacAfee"). Produced in association with L. Slade Brown. Note: Filmed by Columbia Pictures as Bye Bye Birdie (1963).
  • (1962) Stage Play: In the Counting House. Written by Leslie Weiner. Scenic Design and Lighting Design by David Hays. Directed by Arthur Penn. Biltmore Theatre: 13 Dec 1962- 15 Dec 1962 (4 performances + 2 previews that began on 12 Dec 1962). Cast: Sydney Chaplin (as "Woody Hartman"), Howard Da Silva (as "Max Hartman"), Sol Frieder (as "Freddy Wexler"), Harold Gary (as "Sam Bader"), Lou Gilbert (as "Harry Stein"), Kay Medford (as "Mary Buckley"), Barbara Murray (as "Madeline Hanes"), Robert Pastene (as "Jack Gabriel"), Nancy R. Pollock (as "Vera Stern"), Paul E. Richards (as "Arnold Dreyer"), Melvin Stewart (as "John Bell"). Understudies: Martin E. Brooks [credited as Martin Brooks] (as "Woody Hartman"), Ben Hammer (as "Max Hartman") and Kate Wilkinson (as "Mary Buckley"). Produced by David J. Cogan.
  • (1963) Stage Play: The Heroine. Written by Frank Tarloff. Directed by Larry Arrick. Lyceum Theatre: 19 Feb 1963- 9 Mar 1963 (23 performances + 1 preview that began on 18 Feb 1963). Produced by Philip Rose.
  • (1963) Stage Play: Pal Joey. Comedy (revival). Book by John O'Hara. Music by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Lorenz Hart. Musical Director: Pem Davenport. Conducted by Pem Davenport. Choreographed by George Martin and Ethel Martin. Directed by Gus Schirmer. City Center: 29 May 1963- 9 Jun 1963 (15 performances). Cast: Art Barnett (as "Mike Spears"), Nancy Baron (as "Dancer"), Charles Basile (as "Victor"), Emory Bass (as "Ernest"), Gerard Brentte (as "Dancer"), Carol Carlin (as "Dancer"), Shelia Cass (as "Dancer"), Alan Castner (as "Dancer"), George Church (as "Commissioner O'Brien"), John Coyle (as "Escort/Dancer"), Larry Davids (as "Dancer"), Dorothy D'Honau (as "Iris/Dancer"), Marilyn D'Honau (as "Francine/Dancer"), Hamp Dickens (as "Dancer"), Elaine Dunn (as "Gladys Bumps"), Jack Durant (as "Ludlow Lowell"), Dorothy Dushock (as "Diane/Dancer"), Mercedes Ellington (as "Sandra/Dancer"), Shellie Farrell (as "Dottie/Dancer"), Bob Fosse (as "Joey Evans"), Rita Gardner (as "Linda English"), Judith Haskell (as "Dancer"), Jim Hovis (as "Dancer"), Daniel Jasinski (as "Dancer"), Carole Kroon (as "Mickey/Dancer"), John Lankston (as "Louis, The Tenor"), Jann Le Prade (as "Adele/Dancer"), Viveca Lindfors (as "Vera Simpson"), Betty Hyatt Linton (as "Valerie"), David Lober (as "Dancer"), Sigyn Lund (as "Dancer"), Kay Medford (as "Melba Snyder"), Carmen Morales (as "Dancer"), Barbara Richman (as "Dancer"), Paul Reid Roman (as "Dancer"), Bentley Roton (as "Dancer"), John D. Seymour (as "Mr. Hoople"), Patricia Sigris (as "Dancer"), Roy Smith (as "Dancer"), Pat Turner (as "Kid"), Babs Warden (as "Dancer"), Lester Wilson (as "Lester"), George Zima (as "Schultz/Dancer"). Understudies: Charles Basile (as "Joey Evans"), Anne C. Russell (as "Melba Snyder/Vera Simpson"), Pat Turner (as "Gladys Bumps"). Produced by New York City Center Light Opera Company (Jean Dalrymple: Director).
  • (1966) Stage Play: Don't Drink the Water. Comedy. Written by Woody Allen. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner. Costume Design by Motley. Production Sound: Robert Maybaum. Sound Design by Lincoln J. Stulick. Associate Designer: Paul Trautvetter. Assistant to Mr. Mielziner: Leor 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 from25 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") [final Broadway role], Tony Roberts (as "Axel Magee"), Anita Gillette (as "Susan Hollander"), Luke Andreas, Jonathan Bolt (as "Waiter"), Oliver Clark, James Dukas, John Hallow, House Jameson (as "Ambassador James F. Magee") [final Broadway role], Richard Libertini (as "Father Drobney"), Gerry Matthews, Donna Mills (as "Sultan's 1st Wife") [only Broadway role], Sharon Talbot, Gene Varrone, Curtis Wheeler. Produced by David Merrick. Produced in association with Jack Rollins and Charles H. Joffe. Associate Producer: Samuel Liff. Note: Produced on film as Don't Drink the Water (1969).
  • (1963) She acted in Frank Tarloff's play, "The Heroine," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Murray Hamilton and Joe Silver in the cast. Larry Arrick was director.
  • (1975) She acted in Moss Hart's play, "Light Up the Sky," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Sam Levene, Celeste Holm, Vivian Blaine and Wesley Addy in the cast. Harold J. Kennedy was director.

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