Active on Broadway
in the following productions:
(1939). Stage Play: The Possessed. Drama. Written by George Shdanoff. Based on works of Fyodor Dostoevsky
. Translated by Elizabeth Reynolds Hapgood. Directed by Michael Chekhov
. Cast: Ronald Bennett, Donald Bouche, Erika Chambliss, Woodrow Chambliss, Burke Clarke, James P. Corr, Blair Cutting, Louis Dowdney, Jeanne Elgart, John Flynn, Bert Griscom, Hugh Hatfield, Mary Haynsworth, Alonzo Hinkley, Tom Hughes, Dierdre Hurst, Eugene Langston, Reginald Pole, 'Ford Rainey' (qv (as "Member of Verkhovenski's Organization"), Allen Reeves, Sam Schatz, Beatrice Straight
(as "Lisa"), James Taylor, Mary Lou Taylor,Peter Tunnard, Ellen Van Volkenburg. Produced by Chekhov Theatre Productions, Inc.
(1941). Stage Play: Twelfth Night. Comedy (revival). Written by William Shakespeare
. Music by Joseph R. Wood, Jr. Scenic Design by Michael Chekhov. Costume Design by Michael Chekhov. Directed by Michael Chekhov
and George Shdanoff. Little Theatre: 2 Dec 1941- 123 Dec 1941 (15 performances). Cast: Lester Bacharach, Charles Barnett, Eleanor Barrie, Ronald Bennett, Alfred Boylen, Margaret Boylen, Yul Brynner
(as "Fabian, inhabitant of Illyria") [Broadway debut
], John Flynn, Alan Harkness, Nelson Harrell, Hurd Hatfield
(as "Sir Andrew Aguecheek, companion of Sir Toby"), Mary Haynsworth, Daphne Moore, Frank Rader, Ford Rainey
(as "Sir Toby Belch, Olivia's kinsman"), Penelope Sack, Sam Schatz, Beatrice Straight
(as "Viola"), Mary Lou Taylor. Produced by The Chekhov Theater Players and Michael Chekhov.
(1946). Stage Play: The Playboy of the Western World. Comedy (revival). Written by John Millington Synge
. Directed by Guthrie McClintic
. Booth Theatre: 26 Oct 1946- 4 Jan 1947 (81 performances). Cast: Paul Anderson, Mary Diveny, Eithne Dunne, Julie Harris
(as "Nelly"), Robin Humphrey, Fred Johnson, Sheila Keddy, J.M. Kerrigan
(as "Michael James Flaherty") [final Broadway
role], Dennis King Jr., Barry Macollum, Burgess Meredith
(as "Christy Mahon"), Mildred Natwick
(as "Widow Quin"), J.C. Nugent, James O'Neill, Ford Rainey
(as "Townsperson"), Maureen Stapleton
(as "Sara Tansey"), Mary Lou Taylor, Mary Walker. Produced by Theatre Incorporated (Richard Aldrich
: Managing Director).
(1947). Stage Play: The Wanhope Building. Fantasy. Written by John Finch. Directed by Brett Warren. Princess Theatre: 9 Feb 1947- 16 Feb 1947 (5 performances). Cast: Frieda Altman
(as "Madam Endor"), Martin Balsam
(as "Eddie"), Margaret Barker, Courtney Burr
(as "Sleeping Drunk/Mr. 12"), Haskell Coffin, Frederic Cornell, Walter Craig, Winifred Cushing
(as "Housewife"), Blair Cutting, Anthony Grey, Clark Howat, John Jordan, Octavia Kenmore, Will Kuluva
(as "Brown Hat"), Edmond Le Comte, Dorothy Patterson, Don Peters, Ford Rainey
(as "First Customer/John B. Sherman"), Frank Richards, Lexford Richards
(as "Arnold"), Billy Rollo, Penelope Sack, Beatrice Straight, Robert Wark. Produced by Theatre Incorporated.
(1956). Stage Play: Long Day's Journey Into Night. Drama.
(1958). Stage Play: J.B. Drama. Written by Archibald Macleish
. Production Designed by Boris Aronson. Costume Design by Lucinda Ballard
. Directed by Elia Kazan
. ANTA Playhouse: 11 Dec 1958- 24 Oct 1959 (364 performances). Cast: Raymond Massey
(as "Mr. Zuss"), Christopher Plummer
(as "Nickels"), Nan Martin
(as "Sarah"), Lane Bradbury, Bert Conway
(as "Bildad"), Ivor Francis (as "Zophar"), Pat Hingle
(as "J.B."), Arnold Merritt, Judith Lowry (as "Mrs. Adams"), James Olson
(as "First Roustabout"), Laura Pierpont
(as "Mrs. Murphy"), Ford Rainey
(as "Prompter"), Jeffrey Rowland (as "Jonathan"), Fay Sappington
(as "Mrs. Lesure"), Andreas Voutsinas (as "Eliphaz"), Janet Ward (as "Girl"), Helen Waters (as "Mrs. Botticelli"). Replacement actors: Nancy Cushman (as "Mrs. Botticelli"), James Daly
(as "J.B."), Clifton James
(as "Second Roustabout"), Pamela King (as "Jolly"), Elaine Martin (as "Mary"), James Olson
(as "First Roustabout"), Ford Rainey
(as "J.B."), Basil Rathbone
(as "Mr. Zuss"), Ronnie Walken (as "David"). Produced by Alfred De Liagre Jr.
Associate Producer: Joseph I. Levine. Note: Won 1959 Tony Award
for Best Play and 1959 Pulitzer Prize for Drama (Archibald Macleish).
In 1968, he co-starred in a demonstration film made for CBS called "Man from the 25th Century". The plot concerned a boy, kidnapped by aliens, who returns to Earth as a man to help them repel attacks by flying saucers from another planet. The film, which starred James Darren, was never aired.
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