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(1999) TV commercial for Arm & Hammer Deodorant

(1992) Novel "Naked Beneath My Clothes"

(1992) TV commercial for Tetley teas

Follies (1971). Musical/drama. Book by James Goldman. Music by Stephen Sondheim. Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Musical Director: Harold Hastings. Music orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick. Dance arrangements by John Berkman. Choral arrangements by Harold Hastings. Assistant Musical Director: Paul Cianci. Choreographed by Michael Bennett. Associate Choreographer: Bob Avian. Directed by Harold Prince and Michael Bennett. Winter Garden Theatre: 4 Apr 1971- 1 Jul 1972 (522 performances + 12 previews that began on 24 Mar 1971). Cast: Dorothy Collins (as "Sally Durant Plummer"), John McMartin (as "Benjamin Stone"), Gene Nelson (as "Buddy Plummer"), Alexis Smith (as "Phyllis Rogers Stone"), Yvonne De Carlo (as "Carlotta Campion") [only Broadway role], Roy Barry (as "Singer and Dancer"), Michael Bartlett (as "Roscoe"), Helon Blount (as "Dee Dee West"), Steven Boockvor (as "Singer and Dancer"), Suzanne Briggs (as "Showgirl"), Trudy Carson (as "Showgirl"), Ethel Barrymore Colt (as "Christine Crane"), Kathie Dalton (as "Showgirl"), Graciela Daniele (as "Young Vanessa/Singer and Dancer"), Fifi D'Orsay (as "Solange LaFitte"), Harvey Evans (as "Young Buddy"), Victor Griffin (as "Vincent"), John Grigas (as "Chauffeur"), Mary Jane Houdina Young Hattie/Singer and Dancer"), Justine Johnston (as "Heidi Schiller"), Fred Kelly (as "Willy Wheeler"), Dick Latessa (as "Major-Domo"), Sonja Levkova (as "Sandra Donovan"), Victoria Mallory (as "Young Heidi"), John J. Martin (as "Max Deems"), Ursula Maschmeyer (as "Showgirl"), Mary McCarty (as "Stella Deems"), Michael Misita (as "Young Vincent/Singer and Dancer"), Arnold Moss (as "Dimitri Weismann"), Joseph Nelson (as "Singer and Dancer"), Ralph Nelson (as "Kevin/Singer and Dancer"), Rita O'Connor (as "Singer and Dancer"), Julie Pars (as "Singer and Dancer"), Linda Perkins (as "Showgirl"), Kurt Peterson (as "Young Ben"), Suzanne Rogers (as "Singer and Dancer"), Marti Rolph (as "Young Sally"), Virginia Sandifur (as "Young Phyllis"), Ethel Shutta (as "Hattie Walker"), Sheila Smith (as "Meredith Lane"), Marcie Stringer (as "Emily Whitman"), Margot Travers (as "Showgirl"), Jayne Turner (as "Vanessa"), Kenneth Urmston (as "Singer and Dancer"), Peter Walker (as "Chet Richards"), Donald Weissmuller (as "Singer and Dancer"), Charles Welch (as "Theodore Whitman"). Standbys: Sheila Smith (as "Carlotta Campion/Phyllis Rogers Stone/Solange LaFitte"), Edwin Steffe (as "Dimitri Weismann"). Understudies: Helon Blount (as "Christine Crane/Hattie Walker/Stella Deems"), Ethel Barrymore Colt (as "Heidi Schiller/Sally Durant Plummer"), Fred Kelly (as "Dimitri Weismann/Major-Domo/Theodore Whitman"), Dick Latessa (as "Buddy Plummer"), Sonja Levkova (as "Vanessa"), Peter Walker (as "Benjamin Stone"), Donald Weissmuller (as "Vincent"). Replacement actors: Camila Ashland (as "Emily Whitman"), Roy Barry (as "Kevin"), Alexandra Borrie (as "Young Phyllis") [Broadway debut], Jan Clayton (as "Christine Crane"), Susanna Clemm (as "Showgirl"), Joel Craig (as "Singer and Dancer"), Patricia Garland (as "Singer and Dancer"), John Johann (as "Young Ben"), Ted Lawrie (as "Theodore Whitman"), Marion Marlowe (as "Meredith Lane"), Jennifer Nairn-Smith (as "Showgirl"), Joseph Nelson (as "Major-Domo"), Jacqueline Payne (as "Singer and Dancer/Young Hattie"), Denise Pence (as "Singer and Dancer"), Marti Rolph (as "Young Heidi"), David Roman (as "Singer and Dancer"), Rita Rudner (as "Singer and Dancer"), Terry Saunders (as "Christine Crane"), Rosemary Shevlin (as "Showgirl"), Margot Travers (as "Young Vanessa"), Donald Weissmuller (as "Willy Wheeler"). Standbys: Jan Clayton (as "Sally Durant Plummer"), Ted Lawrie (as "Buddy Plummer"), Marion Marlowe (as "Carlotta Campion/Phyllis Rogers Stone"). Understudies: Sonja Levkova (as "Solange LaFitte"), Suzanne Rogers (as "Young Phyllis"), Ken Urmston (as "Young Ben"). Produced by Harold Prince. Produced in association with Ruth Mitchell.

(1977). Stage Play: Annie. Musical comedy. Musical Director: Peter Howard. Music by Charles Strouse. Lyrics by Martin Charnin. Book by Thomas Meehan. Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang. Dance arrangements by Peter Howard. Based on "Little Orphan Annie" by Harold Gray. "Little Orphan Annie" used by permission of Chicago Tribune - New York News Syndicate Inc. Choreographed by Peter Gennaro. Directed by Martin Charnin. Alvin Theatre (moved to The ANTA Playhouse from 16 Sep 1981- 24 Oct 1981, then moved to The Eugene O'Neill Theatre from 29 Oct 1981- 6 Dec 1981, then moved to The Uris Theatre from 10 Dec 1981- close): 21 Apr 1977- 2 Jan 1983 (2377 performances + 15 previews that began on 8 Apr 1977). Cast: Sandy Faison (as "Grace Farrell"), Robert Fitch (as "Rooster Hannigan"), Dorothy Loudon (as "Miss Hannigan"), Andrea McArdle (as "Annie"), Reid Shelton (as "Oliver Warbucks, "Daddy" Warbucks"), Diana Barrows (as "Tessie"), Laurie Beechman (as "Sophie, the Kettle/Cecille/A Star to Be/Bonnie Boylan/Perkins/Ensemble"), Danielle Brisebois (as "Molly"), Shelley Bruce (as "Kate"), Barbara Erwin (as "Lily St. Regis/Ensemble"), Robyn Finn (as "Pepper"), Donna Graham (as "Duffy"), Janine Ruane (as "July"), Raymond Thorne (as "Harry/F.D.R."), Steven Boockvor (as "Dog Catcher/Jimmy Johnson/Honor Guard/Ensemble"), Edwin Bordo (as "Drake/Ensemble"), Edie Cowan (as "Mrs. Pugh/Connie Boylan/Ensemble"), Donald Craig (as "Dog Catcher/Bert Healy/H.V. Kaltenborn's Voice/Hull/Ensemble"), Dick Ensslen (as "Lt. Ward/Morgenthau/Justice Brandeis/Ensemble"), Bob Freschi (as "Fred McCracken/Hopkins/Ensemble"), James Hosbein (as "Bundles McCloskey/Sound Effects Man/Ickes/Ensemble"), Mari McMinn (as "NBC Page/Ensemble/Sandy Sandy"), Penny Worth (as "Annette/Ronnie Boylan/Ensemble"). Swing: Don Bonnell ("Swing"). Standby: Kristen Vigard (as "Annie"). Understudies: Arf (as "Sandy"), Steven Boockvor (as "Rooster Hannigan"), Shelley Bruce (as "Molly"), Edie Cowan (as "Lily St. Regis"), Donald Craig (as "F.D.R./Harry"), Bob Freschi (as "Bert Healy/Drake"), Donna Graham (as "July"), Mari McMinn (as "Grace Farrell"), Janine Ruane (as "Duffy/Kate/Pepper/Tessie"), Raymond Thorne (as "Oliver Warbucks") and Penny Worth (as "Miss Hannigan"). Replacement actors [during Alvin Theatre run]: Jennine Babo (as "Molly/Tessie"), Diana Barrows (as "Annie") [Alternate], Gary Beach (as "Rooster Hannigan"), Tiffany Blake (as "Tessie"), Kathryn Boule (as "Grace Farrell"), Stacey Lynn Brass (as "Duffy"), Randall Ann Brooks (as "Duffy"), Shelley Bruce (as "Molly" [Alternate]/Annie [from 6 Mar 1978- ?], David Brummel (as "Ensemble/Howe/Jimmy Johnson"), Shelly Burch (as "A Star to Be/Annette/Ensemble/Ronnie Boylan/Sophie, the Kettle"), Martha Byrne (as "July"), Penny Marie Chaney (as "Pepper"), Keene Curtis (as "Oliver Warbucks, "Daddy" Warbucks"), Caroline Daly (as "Pepper"), John Deyle (as "Bert Healy/Fred McCracken/Howe"), Dick Ensslen (as "Bert Healy"), Kim Fedena (as "Tessie/Kate/"), Jodi Ford (as "July"), Gary Gendell (as "Dog Catcher/Honor Guard/Jimmy Johnson"), Alice Ghostley (as "Miss Hannigan") [from 15 Aug 1978- ?], Donna Graham (as "July") [Alternate], Betty Hutton (as "Miss Hannigan") [from 19 Sep 1980- ?], Chris Jamison, Timothy Jecko (as "Apple Seller/Ensemble/Howe/Jimmy Johnson"), Lynn Kearney (as "Grace Farrell"), Kathy-Jo Kelly (as "July"), Tara Kennedy (as "Kate"), Anne Kerry (as "Grace Farrell"), R. Martin Klein (as "Bundles McCloskey/Ensemble/Ickes/Sound Effects Man"), Ruth Kobart (as "Miss Hannigan"), Marcia Lewis (as "Miss Hannigan") [from 29 Apr 1981- ?], Annie McGreevey (as "Lily St. Regis"), Beth McVey (as "A Star to Be/Annette/Ensemble/Ronnie Boylan/Sophie, the Kettle"), Sarah Jessica Parker (as "July/Annie [from 6 Mar 1979- ?]"), Mary Bracken Phillips (as "Grace Farrell"), Lola Powers (as "Ensemble/Mrs. Pugh/NBC Page/Perkins"), Harve Presnell (as "Oliver Warbucks, "Daddy" Warbucks"), Rhodes Reason (as "Oliver Warbucks, "Daddy" Warbucks"), Jane Robertson (as "Annette/Ronnie Boylan"), Larry Ross (as "Dog Catcher/Ensemble/Honor Guard"), Rita Rudner (as "Lily St. Regis"), Marianne Sanazaro (as "Cecille/Connie Boylan/Ensemble"), Karen Schleifer (as "Kate"), John Schuck (as "Oliver Warbucks, "Daddy" Warbucks"), Allison Smith (as "Annie") [from 29 Jan 1980- ?], Dorothy Stanley (as "Lily St. Regis"), Donna Thomason (as "Bonnie Boylan/Ensemble/Mrs. Greer"), Jenn Thompson (as "Pepper"), Alfred Toigo (as "F.D.R./Harry"), Ann Ungar (as "Annette" [from 26 Aug 1977- 27 Jan 1980]/Ensemble [from 26 Aug 1977- 27 Jan 1980]/Ronnie Boylan [from 26 Aug 1977- 27 Jan 1980]"), Henrietta Valor (as "Ensemble/Mrs. Pugh/NBC Page/Perkins"), Richard Walker (as "Dog Catcher/Ensemble/Hull"), Dolores Wilson (as "Miss Hannigan") [from 21 Aug 1979- ?]. Swings: Roy Meachum, Aileen Quinn. Understudies: Tiffany Blake (as "Annie"), Don Bonnell (as "Ensemble"), Shelley Bruce (as "Annie"), David Brummel (as "Drake"), Dick Ensslen (as "F.D.R."), Kim Fedena (as "Duffy/July/Kate/Pepper/Tessie"), Timothy Jecko (as "Drake"), Tara Kennedy (as "Molly"), Laura Kerr (as "Duffy/July/Kate/Pepper/Tessie"), Beth McVey (as "Lily St. Regis"), Roy Meachum (as "F.D.R."), O'Malley (as "Sandy"), Lola Powers (as "Miss Hannigan"), Jane Robertson (as "Ensemble/Lily"), Larry Ross (as "Rooster Hannigan"), Donna Thomason (as "Grace Farrell"), Ann Ungar (as "Miss Hannigan"), Henrietta Valor (as "Miss Hannigan"), Richard Walker (as "Bert Healy"), Mimi Wallace (as "Ensemble"). [During ANTA Playhouse run:] June Havoc (as "Miss Hannigan") [from 6 Oct 1982- ?], Marcia Lewis (as "Miss Hannigan"). [During Eugene O'Neill Theatre run:] Jennine Babo (as "Duffy"), Caroline Daly (as "Pepper"), Roxanne Dundish (as "Molly"), Sherry Dundish (as "Duffy"), Richard Sabellico (as "Rooster Hannigan"), Guy Stroman (as "Rooster Hannigan"). Swing: Joy Merri. Understudy: Sherry Dundish (as "Molly"). [During Uris Theatre run:] Janet Aldrich (as "A Star to Be"), Dorothy Andres (as "Molly"), Laura Baker (as "July"), Shelly Burch (as "A Star to Be"), Kia Goodwin (as "Kate/Tessie"), Alyson Kirk (as "Kate/Annie [from 2 Sep 1982- ?], Hally McGehean (as "Pepper"), Lauren Mitchell (as "Grace Farrell"), Nicole Nowicki (as "Kate"), Becky Snyder (as "July"), Julie Stevens (as "Pepper"), Stephanie Vine (as "July/Tessie/Pepper"). Swings: Loren Kaufman, Stephanie Vine. Understudies: Becky Snyder (as "Annie"), Stephanie Vine (as "Duffy/July/Kate/Pepper/Tessie"). Produced by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Mike Nichols, Irwin Meyer, Stephen R. Friedman, Lewis Allen, Alvin Nederlander Associates Inc. and Icarus Productions. Produced in association with Peter Crane. Note: Filmed by Columbia Pictures as Annie (1982).

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