Active on Broadway
in the following productions:
The Matchmaker (1955). Comedy. Written by Thornton Wilder
. Based on "Einen Jux Will Sich Machen" by Johann Nestroy
. Nestroy's play based on "A Day Well Spent" by John Oxenford. Scenic Design and Costume Design by Tanya Moiseiwitsch. Production Supervised by David Merrick
. Directed by Tyrone Guthrie
. Royale Theatre (moved to The Booth Theatre from 12 Nov 1956 to close): 5 Dec 1955- 2 Feb 1957 (486 performances). Cast: Ruth Gordon
(as "Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi, a Friend of Vandergelder's Late Wife"), Eileen Herlie, Loring Smith
(as "Horace Vandergelder, a Merchant of Yonkers"), Peter Bayliss, Esme Church, Rosamund Greenwood, Arthur Hill
(as "Cornelius Hackl, Clerk in Vandergelder's Store"), Patrick McAlinney, Alexander Davion, Charity Grace, William Lanteau
(as "Rudolf/Waiter"), Phil Leeds
(as "Joe Scanlon, a Barber/A Musician"), John Milligan, Robert Morse
(as "Barnaby Tucker, Apprentice in Vandergelder's Store"), Prunella Scales, Christine Thomas. Produced by The Theatre Guild and David Merrick. Note: Reworked from 1938's "The Merchant of Yonkers." Later adapted and reworked on film as Hello, Dolly!
2003: Played the Wizard of Oz in the San Francisco cast of "Wicked," but not on Broadway
. Joel Grey
In 1959, he starred in an unsold pilot for a sitcom titled, "Willie" where he played a clerk living in Brooklyn whose ambition is to be a movie star.
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1961). Musical comedy.
Sugar (1972). Musical comedy.
So Long, 174th Street (1976). Musical.
Say, Darling (1958).
Tru (1989). Solo performance.
(1985) He acted in Moss Hart
's play, "Light Up the Sky", at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Peter Wyngarde
(for Robert Stephens
), Hannah Gordon
, Maxine Audley
, Kate O'Mara
, Gary Waldhorn
and Patricia Quinn
in the cast.
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