(1916- 1960). Active on Broadway
in the following productions:
(1916). Stage Play: Under Sentence. Written by Roi Cooper Megrue
and Irvin S. Cobb
. Harris Theatre: 3 Oct 1916- Nov 1916 (closing date unknown/55 performances). Cast: Janet Beecher
, John A. Boone, Harry Crosby, Stephen Denbeigh, E.H. Dresser, Laurence Eddinger
[credited as Lawrence Eddinger], Thomas P. Gunn, Felix Krembs
, George MacQuarrie
, Thomas Mitchell
], Frank Morgan
, George Nash, Edward G. Robinson
, Joseph Slaytor, Gerald Oliver Smith, George Wright Jr. Produced by Selwyn & Co.
(1917). Stage Play: Nju.
(1918). Stage Play: Crops and Croppers. Written by Theresa Helburn
. Belmont Theatre: 12 Sep 1918-Sep 1918 (closing date unknown/20 performances). Cast: Louise Cook
, Eleanor Cox, Irene Daly, Georges Flateau, Eileen Huban, Ben Johnson, Vernon Kelso
, Charles Kennedy
, Thomas Mitchell
, Maud Sinclair
, Henry Stanford, J.M. Troughton, Madeline Valentine, Helen Westley
. Produced by Iden Payne.
(1918). Stage Play: Redemption. Written by Leo Tolstoy
. Plymouth Theatre: 3 Oct 1918- Mar 1919 (closing date unknown/204 performances). Cast: E.J. Ballantine
, Lois Bartlett, Arthur Clare, Margaret Fareleigh, Helen Gaskill, Maude Hanaford, Ernest Hopkinson, Mona Hungerford, Jacob Kingsberry, William J. McClure, Thomas Mitchell
, Beatrice Moreland, John Reynolds, Helen Westley
. Produced by Arthur Hopkins
(1934). Stage Play: Calling All Stars. Musical revue. Sketches by Lew Brown, A. Dorian Otvos
, Alan Baxter, Home Fickett, Billy K. Wells
and H.I. Philips. Music by Harry Akst
. Lyrics by Lew Brown
. Musical Director: Al Goodman. Music orchestrated by Hans Spialek
and Conrad Salinger
. Dances and ensembles directed by Maurice L. Kussel. Scenic Design by Nat Karson. Costume Design by Billi Livingston; Lighting Design by Abe Feder. Strauss dances directed by Sara Mildred Strauss. Entire production supervised by Lew Brown. Directed by by Thomas Mitchell
and Lew Brown. Hollywood Theatre: 13 Dec 1934- 12 Jan 1935 (36 performances). Cast: Edna Abbey, Janet Abbott, Eunice Altea, Alice Anderson, Alice Anthon, Arthur Auerbach, Phil Baker
, Alice Bankert, Al Bernie, Babette Bissinger, Alice Blair, Anthony Blair, Mary Bolles, Patricia Bowman, George Brady, Ann Budnik, Emma Burke, Olga Burke, Dolores Campbell, Anne Canova
], Judy Canova
], Pete Canova
, Zeke Canova
], Gloria Claire, Catherine Clark, Marie Cole, Irene Coleman, Nathalie Crandall, Marguerite De Coursey, Rena Dell, Anita Ferne, Pat C. Flick, Gladys Glancy, George Gordon, Roxy Green, Revalie Haber, Billy Hale, Marion Heemsath, Orchid Henson, Lou Holtz
, George Hunter, Estelle Jayne, Eddie Johnson, Sel Jos, Iris Kingsley, Viola Lenn, Clark Leston, Ella Logan, Eleanor Low, Helen Mack
, Ned Maisel, Joan Manners, Everett Marshall, Camilla Masters, Gloria Mausier, Mitzi Mayfair, Sara Mazo, June McGraol, Harry McNaughton, June McNulty, William Meader, Ann Metzger, Gertrude Michael
, Elsie Mindell, Ruth Morgan, June Murphy, Gertrude Niesen
, Rose Palmer, Grace Patterson, Harry Patterson, Ellen Pratt, Grace Pearce, Jean Rauley, Martha Raye
, D. Raymond, Grace Rochester, Sara Mildred Strauss Dancers, Munice Sich, Frances Sinclair, Polly Sturgeon, Jack Tally, Peggy Taylor and Her Dancing Pirates, Lorraine Teatom, June Tempest, Bobby Theiss, Cynthia Thompson, Emily Von Hoven, Marguerite White, 'Jack Whiting' (qv, Joan Whitney. Produced by Lew Brown.
(1933). Stage Play: Twenty-five Dollars an Hour. Written by Gladys Unger
credit] and Leyla Georgie. From an outline by Erno Balogh. Directed by Thomas Mitchell
. Theatre Masque: 10 May 1933- May 1933 (closing date unknown/22 performances). Cast: Jean Arthur
(as "Lucy"), Olga Baclanova
(as "Germaine Granville"), William Bowers
, Natalie Browning, Catherine Field, Stanley Harrison
(as "William"), Paul Huber
(as "Mr. Barton"), Georges Metaxa
(as "Claude de Rozay"), Helena Rapport, Ralph Sanford
, Cyrena Smith. Produced by Alfred E. Aarons and Thomas Mitchell.
(1921). Stage Play: The Playboy of the Western World. Comedy (revival).
(1921). Stage Play: Kiki. Comedy.
(1931). Stage Play: Cloudy with Showers. Comedy. Written by Floyd Dell
credit] and Thomas Mitchell
. Directed by Thomas Mitchell. Morosco Theatre: 1 Sep 1931- Nov 1931 (closing date unknown/71 performances). Cast: Richard Abbott (as "1st Trooper"), Barton Adams (as "Reporter"), Clarence Bellair (as "Dr. Whipple"), Lois Brown (as "Miss Smith"), Neil Buckley (as "Johnny"), Tom Dillon (as "2nd Trooper"), Rachel Hartzell (as "Miss Critchlow"), Florence Hastings (as "Miss Munn"), Joyce Hill (as "Miss Pedrick"), Viola Ilma (as "Miss Blake"), Victor Kilian
[credited as Victor Killian] (as "O'Keefe"), Owen Martin (as "Short Man"), Thomas Mitchell (as "Peter Hammill"), Helen Moore (as "Miss Thornhill"), Charlotte Orr (as "Miss Stearns"), Adrian Rosely (as "Alfredo"), Cyrena Smith (as "Miss Jackman"), William Walcott (as "Dr. Grey"). Produced by Patterson McNutt
(1928). Stage Play: Little Accident. Comedy. Written by Floyd Dell
credit] and Thomas Mitchell
. Directed by Joseph Graham and Arthur Hurley. Morosco Theatre: 9 Oct 1928- Jul 1929 (closing date unknown/303 performances). Cast: Katharine Alexander
[credited as Katherine Alexander] (as "Isabel Drury"), Patricia Barclay (as "Monica Case"), Madelaine Barr (as "Katie"), Florence Brinton (as "Janet Parke"), Elizabeth Bruce (as "Miss Hemingway"), John Butler (as "Hicks"), Katherine Carrington (as "Lucinda Overbeck"), Elvia Enders (as "Madge Ferris"), Harry Forsman (as "Rev. Doctor Gifford"), Olga Hanson (as "Miss Clark"), Susanne Jackson (as "Mrs. Overbeck"), Desmond Kelley (as "Doctor Zernecke"), Thomas Mitchell (as "Norman Overbeck"), Helen Myrnes (as "Emily Crane"), Adrian Rosely (as "Rudolpho Amendelaro"), Geraldine Wall (as "Doris Overbeck"), Fleming Ward
(as "Gilbert Rand"), Malcolm Williams (as "J.J. Overbeck"), Clare Woodbury (as "Mrs. Case"). Produced by Crosby Gaige. Note: Filmed by International Pictures (I)/Christie Corporation and Nunnally Johnson Productions [distributed by RKO] as Casanova Brown
(1944) (this was a notable flop for star Gary Cooper
(1927). Stage Play: Nightstick. Melodrama. Written by John Wray, J.C. Nugent
, Elliott Nugent
, and Elaine S. Carrington
. Directed by Crosby Gaige. Selwyn Theatre: 10 Nov 1927- Jan 1928 (closing date unknown/84 performances). Cast: Velma Forrest, Kathryn Givney
, Raymond Hackett
, Harry R. Irving, Charles Kennedy
(as "Pete Manning"), Victor Kilian
, Judith Lowry
, Thomas Mitchell
, Edgar Nelson, Lee Patrick
(as "Joan Manning"), Harry Stubbs
, William Tennyson, Edna White, John Wray
. Produced by Crosby Gaige. Produced on film as Alibi
(1929) by United Artists and released in April, 1929 (in both talkie and silent versions).
(1927). Stage Play: Blood Money. Melodrama. Written by George Middleton, from a story by H.H. Van Loan. Directed by Ira Hards
. Hudson Theatre: 22 Aug 1927- Oct 1927 (closing date unknown/64 performances). Cast: Reginald Barlow
(as "Captain Harry Dark"), Robert Brister (as "Ned Timmins"), Lawrence Cecil (as "Smith"), Malcolm Cuncan (as "Tom Jefferson"), Harold De Becker
(as "Wu Fang"), Kate McComb
(as "Nellie McKenna"), Thomas Mitchell
(as "James Bolton"), Beatrice Nichols (as "Mary Jefferson"), Phyllis Povah
(as "Julia Jones"), John Davenport Seymour (as "Passenger"). Produced by Mrs. Henry B. Harris.
(1926). Stage Play: Glory Hallelujah. Written by Bertram Bloch
and Thomas Mitchell
. Directed by Guthrie McClintic
. Broadhurst Theatre: 6 Apr 1926- Apr 1926 (closing date unknown/15 performances). Cast: Morris Ankrum
(as "Davis"), Charles Bickford
(as "Winters"), George Blackwood, Edward Butler, Malcolm Duncan
, Allen Jenkins
(as "Whitey Adams"), Felix Krembs
, Earl Mayne, Phillip M. Sheridan, Lee Tracy
(as "Clerk"), Hilda Vaughn, June Walker, Olive West, Augustus Yorke. Produced by Guthrie McClintic.
(1926). Stage Play: The Wisdom Tooth. Comedy.
(1921) Stage: Appeared in "Kiki" on Broadway
(1933). Stage Play: Forsaking All Others. 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
(1920). Stage Play: Not So Long Ago. Romantic comedy.
(1919). Stage Play: Dark Rosaleen.
(1935). Stage Play: Stick-in-the-Mud. Comedy. Written by Frederick Hazlitt Brennan
. Scenic Design by P. Dodd Ackerman. Directed by Thomas Mitchell
. 48th Street Theatre: 26 Nov 1935- Dec 1935 (closing date unknown/9 performances). Cast: Geoffrey Bryant (as "Lew Hamble"), Dudley Clements
(as "Cap'n Dan Minor"), Doris Dudley
(as "Judith Lacey"), José Ferrer
(as "Chauffeur"), Sylvia Field
(as "Lucy Hough"), Alice Fleming (as "Mrs. Austin Lacey"), Rex Ingram
(as "Buttinhead Adams"), Geoffrey Lind (as "Musician"), Bruce MacFarlane
(as "Adrian Reed"), Thomas Mitchell (as "Paw Merriwether"), Howard Newman (as "Musician"), Hale Norcross (as "Mr. Hoskins"), Maida Reade (as "Mrs. J.E.B. Drumwright"), Winton Sears (as "Musician"), Clare Woodbury (as "Mrs. Emma Hamble"). Produced by Jack Curtis and Carleton Hoagland. Produced by arrangement with Saul Burston.
Radio program: "Theatre Guild on the Air" in the production "The Square Peg" on March 15, 1953 also starring Thelma Ritter and Jane Wyatt.
(1960- 62). Played Lt. Columbo (a part previously played by Bert Freed
in "The Chevy Mystery Show: Enough Rope (#1.10)"
(1960)) on stage in "Prescription: Murder" in 1962, which was later adapted into Prescription: Murder
(1968) (TV) starring Peter Falk
as Columbo. The play was touring the US prior to a planned Broadway
run when Mitchell's final illness caused it to close.
(1935). Stage Play: Something Gay, Comedy. Written by Adelaide Heilbron. Directed by Thomas Mitchell
. Morosco Theatre: 29 Apr 1935- Jul 1935 (losing date unknown/72 performances). Cast: Percy Ames
(as "Hatters"), Tallulah Bankhead
(as "Moncia Grey"), Elizabeth Dewing (as "Marie"), Roy Gordon
(as "Richard Rogers"), Walter Pidgeon
(as "Herbert Grey"), Nancy Ryan
(as "Julia Freyne"), Hugh Sinclair
(as "John Cochran"), Kent Thurber
(as "Nick"). Produced by Lee Shubert and J.J. Shubert.
(October 27, 1929) He acted in the play, "Little Accident," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio.
(February 16, 1948) He acted in J.B. Priestley's play, "An Inspector Calls," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio.
(March 20, 1950) He played Willy Loman in Arthur Miller's play, "Death of a Salesman," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with Paul Ford and Darren McGavin in the cast.
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