Sang the role of Gabey in the 1960 Columbia Masterworks studio recording of Leonard Bernstein
's "On the Town". The album featured some members of the original cast, but Reardon replaced John Battles, who played Gabey in the original 1944 stage production. Bernstein himself conducted the music on the album.
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Handsome, talented, versatile baritone whose too-short career before his untimely death at the age of fifty-eight encompassed grand opera (Metropolitan, New York City, and Santa Fe Opera Companies, primarily), Broadway musicals (He introduced the Comden-Styne-Green standard "Make Someone Happy" in the 1961 show "Do-Re-Mi"), and television, primarily as a frequent guest on "Mister Rogers's ...