Stage: 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.
(1956) Unsold pilot: Starred in a pilot for a proposed anthology series called "O. Henry Playhouse" where he played the host, O. Henry
(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: Appeared in "Nju" on Broadway
(1918) Stage: Appeared in "Crops and Croppers" on Broadway
. 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, 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, William 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.
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
(1932). Stage Play: Honeymoon. Comedy. Written by Samuel Chotzinoff and George Backer. Directed by Thomas Mitchell
. Little Theatre: 23 Dec 1932- Feb 1933 (closing date unknown/78 performances). Cast: Katherine Alexander (as "Mrs. Leslie Taylor"), Ross Alexander
(as "Sam Chapman"), Elizabeth Bruce (as "Katie"), Rachel Hartzell (as "Joan Chapman"), Thomas Mitchell (as "Bob Taylor"), Joseph Calleia
[credited as Joseph Spurin-Calleia] (as "Nicola"). Produced by Harold J. Stone
Cloudy with Showers (1931). Comedy.
(1928) Stage: Wrote "Little Accident". Comedy (filmed as Casanova Brown
(1927) Stage: Appeared in "Nightstick" on Broadway
Blood Money (1927). 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: Appeared in "Glory Hallelujah" on Broadway
The Wisdom Tooth (1926). Comedy.
(1921) Stage: Appeared in "Kiki" on Broadway
The Playboy of the Western World (1921). Comedy (revival).
(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.
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