(1902- 1931). Active on Broadway
in the following productions:
(1902). Stage Play: The New Clown. Farce. Written by H.M. Paull
. Scenic Design by Edward G. Unitt. Directed by Joseph Humphries
. Garrick Theatre: 25 Aug 1902- Sep 1902 (closing date unknown/40 performances). Cast: Harrison Armstrong, Frederick E. Bean, Jessie Busley, Thomas Davis, Ralph Delmore, Helen Douglas, Elsie Ferguson, Jameson Lee Finney, C.J. Garrigan, Margaret Gordon, Leonore Harris, George S. Irving
, Blanche Landers, Carrie Landers, Inez Marcel, Beatrice Burton Morgan
, Maud Raymond, May Seeley, Winchell Smith
], Frederick Spencer, Caroline Starbuck, Alexander Taylor, Julius Witmark. Produced by Charles Frohman
(1902). Stage Play: The Two Schools. Written by Alfred Capus
. Hoyt's Theatre: 30 Sep 1902- Nov 1902 (closing date unknown/56 performances). Cast: Harrison Armstrong, Frederick E. Bean, Jessie Busley, Ida Conquest, Stanley Dark
, Jameson Lee Finney, Leonore Harris, George S. Irving, M.A. Kennedy, Edna Luby, Frederick Mann, Beatrice Morgan, Walter Scott, Frederick Spencer, Ida Waterman
. Produced by Charles Frohman
(1903). Stage Play: The Girl from Kay's. Musical. Music by Ivan Caryll
. Additional numbers by Clare Kummer
credit], Maurice J. Stonehill, Paul Rubens, Adrian Ross
, Claude Aveling, J. Hickory Wood, Howard Talbot, Percy Greenbank, Bernard Rolt, Cecil Cook
, Ernest Bucalossi and A.D. Cammeyer. Book by Owen Hall
. Musical Director: Gus Salzer. Herald Square Theatre (recessed during summer of 1904 and moved to The Grand Opera House from 20 Mar 1905 to close): 2 Nov 1903- Mar 1905 (closing date unknown/231 performances). Cast: Elise Barney (as "Hilda French"), Sam Bernard, Vera Cameron, Mabel Clarke, Harry Davenport
, Paul Decker, Belva Don Kersley, Marie Doro
(as "Nancy Lowley"), Teddie DuCoe, Grace Dudley, Elsie Ferguson, Grace Freeman, Maud Granger
(as "Mrs. Chalmers"), Homer Granville (as "Theodore Quench"), May Harding, Leonore Harris, Emil Heusel, Ernest Lambart, Maurice Lavigne, Margaret Malcolm, Sadie Peters, Lillian Seville, Winchell Smith
(as "Joseph"), George R. Sprague, Olive Ullrich, Hattie Williams, Blanche Wood. Produced by Charles Frohman
with George Edwardes-Hall
(1905). Stage Play: The Man of Destiny (Revival/played in repertory with "You Never Can Tell", "John Bull's Other Island", "Mrs. Warren's Profession", "Candida"). Written by George Bernard Shaw
. Garrick Theatre: 18 Sep 1905- 23 Sep 1905 (unknown performances). Cast: Arnold Daly
(as "Napoleon Bonaparte"), John Findlay (as "The Innkeeper"), Mary Hampton (as "The Lady"), Winchell Smith
(as "The Lieutenant"). Produced by Liebler & Co.
(1905). Stage Play: John Bull's Other Island (played in repertory with "How He Lied to Her Husband", "The Man of Destiny", "You Never Can Tell", "Mrs. Warren's Profession", "Candida"). Written by George Bernard Shaw
. Garrick Theatre: 9 Oct 1905- 21 Oct 1905 (unknown performances). Cast: Rose A. Anthon (as "Aunt Judy"), Charles Crosby (as "Cornelius Doyle"), Arnold Daly
(as "Larry Doyle"), George Farren (as "Peter Keegan"), John Findlay (as "Tim Haffigan"), L.M. Gallager (as "Barney Doran"), Harry Harwood (as "Father Dempsey"), Chrystal Herne (as "Nora Reilly"), Joseph Maddern (as "Patsy Farrell"), Dodson Mitchell
(as "Thomas Broadbent"), Frederick Tyler (as "Hodson"), Winchell Smith
(as "Matt Haffigan"). Produced by Liebler & Co.
(1906). Stage Play: Brewster's Millions. Comedy. Written by Winchell Smith
and Byron Ongley
. Based on the novel by George Barr McCutcheon
. Directed Frederic Thompson and Winchell Smith. New Amsterdam Theatre (moved to The Hudson Theatre from 25 Feb 1907- close): 31 Dec 1906- unknown (163 performances). Cast: Edward Abeles
(as "Montgomery Brewster"), Leslie Bassett, Gaston Bell, Cecile Breton, George Clare, Walter Clifton, Jack Devereaux, Willie Frank, Sumner Gard
, Martin Hoag, John Hodge, Willard Howe, Nestor Lennon, Emily Lytton, Darle MacBoyle, Arthur Morris, Olive Murray, Josephine Park, George Probert
, Roy Prosser, William Rawson, Eugene Redding, Albert Sackett, George Spelvin, Albert Sperry, Amy Sumers, Joseph Turpin, Joseph Woodburn, George Wright. Produced by Thompson and Dundy.
(1907). Stage Play: Mrs. Warren's Profession. Comedy (revival). Written by George Bernard Shaw
. Manhattan Theatre: 9 Mar 1907- Mar 1907 (closing date unknown/25 performances). Cast: Catherine Countiss (as "Vivie Warren"), John Findlay (as "Rev. Samuel Gardner"), Dodson Mitchell
(as "Mr. Praed"), E.J. Ratcliffe (as "Sir George Crofts"), Mary Shaw (as "Mrs. Kitty Warren"), Walter Thomas (as "Frank Gardner"). Produced by The S.W. Gumpertz Amusement Company.
(1908). Stage Play: Via Wireless. Melodrama. Written by Winchell Smith
and Paul Armstrong
. Liberty Theatre: 2 Nov 1908- Jan 1909 (88 performances). Cast: Edwin Arden (as "Lt. Sommers, U.S.N."), Arthur Ellsworth, Maude Granger, William B. Mack
, Vera McCord
(as "Frances Durant"), Francis D. McGinn, Robert McWade
, Gorgie Drew Mendum, John Miltern
(as "Edward Pinkney"), Frank Monroe
, Louis Morrell, Edgar Robbins, William Stone, Walter Thomas, Richard E. Webster, Ethel Wright. Produced by Frederic Thompson. Note: Filmed by Astra Film [distributed by The Pathe Exchange] as Via Wireless
(1909). Stage Play: The Fortune Hunter. Comedy. Written by Winchell Smith
. Directed by Winchell Smith. Gaiety Theatre: 4 Sep 1909- Jul 1910 (closing date unknown/345 performances). Cast: Sidney Ainsworth
role], John Barrymore
(as "Nathaniel Duncan"), John Charles Brownell, Eda Bruna, Charles H. Crosby, Edward Ellis, Charles Fisher, Hale Hamilton
(as "Henry Kellogg"), Walter Horton, Kathryn Marshall, James Montgomery, Edgar Nelson, Forrest Robinson
(as "Mr. Graham"), David Rosenthal, Mary Ryan, John Sutherland, George Loane Tucker. Produced by Cohan & Harris. Notes: (1) Filmed as The Fortune Hunter
(1927), The Fortune Hunter
(1920), The Fortune Hunter
(1914), "Broadway Television Theatre: The Fortune Hunter (#1.7)"
(1952). (2) One of the most successful productions of early 20th Century Broadway
(1910). Stage Play: Love Among the Lions. Written by Winchell Smith. Based on the novel by F. Anstey. Directed by Winchell Smith
. Garrick Theatre: 8 Aug 1910- Sep 1910 (closing date unknown/48 performances). Cast: George T. Barber, May Blayney, Elsie Clarens, Ernest Cossart
, Clarence Handyside
, A.E. Matthews
, John Miltern
, Jane Oaker, Ivan Simpson, Ernest Stallard
, Richard Sterling, Amy Sumers. Produced by Charles Frohman
(1910). Stage Play: Bobby Burnit. Written by Winchell Smith
. From the novel by George Randolph Chester
. Directed by Ira Hards
. Theatre Republic: 22 Aug 1910- Sep 1910 (closing date unknown/32 performances). Cast: Leslie Bassett, Sidney Bent, Henry Carlin, Harvey T. Clark, Frank Daniels, Laurence Eddinger
, Wallace Eddinger
, Thomas Findlay, Frank Hughes, Charles Lane
, John D. O'Hara, John S. Robertson, Fred Strong, John Webster, George A. Wright. Produced by Henry B. Harris. Note: Filmed by Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company [distributed by Paramount Pictures] as The Making of Bobby Burnit
(1911). Stage Play: The Only Son. Written by Winchell Smith
. Gaiety Theatre: 16 Oct 1911- Nov 1911 (closing date unknown/32 performances). Produced by Cohan & Harris. Note: Filmed as The Only Son
(1913). Stage Play: The New Henrietta. Comedy. Written by Bronson Howard
. Revised by Victor Mapes
and Winchell Smith
. Directed by Joseph Brooks. Knickerbocker Theatre: 22 Dec 1913- Feb 1914 (closing date unknown/48 performances). Cast: William H. Crane
(as "Nicholas Van Alstyne/Old Nick"), Amelia Bingham, Malcolm Bradley, Halbert W. Brown, Lyster Chambers
(as "Mark Turner, Nick's son-in-law"), Patricia Collinge
(as "Agnes Gates, Nick's Ward"), Eileen Errol, Douglas Fairbanks
(as "Bertie Van Alstyne, Nick's Son"), Arthur Stuart Hull
(as "Dr. George Wainwright"), J.H. Huntley, Edward Poland, Zeffie Tilbury
(as "Hattie, A strange young woman"), Bud Woodthorpe. Produced by Charles Frohman
and Klaw & Erlanger. NOTE: Filmed as The Saphead
(1920), The Lamb
(1915). Stage Play: The Boomerang. Comedy. Written by Victor Mapes
and Winchell Smith
. Belasco Theatre: 10 Aug 1915- Nov 1916 (closing date unknown/522 performances). Cast: William Boag (as "Hartley"), Arthur Byron
(as "Dr. Gerald Sumner"), Margaret Cadman (as "Guest"), John Clements (as "Mr. Stone"), 'Harriet Otis Dellenbaugh' (as "Mrs. Creighton Woodbridge"), Gilbert Douglas (as "Preston De Witt"), Betty Dwight (as "Guest"), Cecil Dwight (as "Guest"), Wallace Eddinger
(as "Budd Woodbridge"), Earl Evans (as "Guest"), Martha Hedman
(as "Virginia Xelva"), Richard Malchien (as "Heinrich"), Helen Marche (as "Guest"), Dorothy Megrew (as "Gertrude Ludlow"), Josephine Parks (as "Marion Sumner"), Ruth Shepley (as "Grace Tyler"), James Ward (as "Guest"), Robert Wynn. Produced by David Belasco
. Note: Filmed as The Boomerang
(1925), The Love Doctor
(1929). Playwright: "The City Chap".
(1916). Stage Play: Turn to the Right! Written by Winchell Smith
and Jack E. Hazzard
[credited as John E. Hazzard]. Gaiety Theatre: 18 Aug 1916- Sep 1917 (closing date unknown/435 performances). Cast: Justine Adams (as "Katie"), Ruth Chester (as "Mrs. Bascom"), Lucy Cotton (as "Bettie Bascom"), Roy Fairchild (as "Lester Morgan"), Alice Hastings (as "Jessie Strong"), Harry Humphrey (as "Callahan"), William E. Meehan (as "Muggs"), Edgar Nelson (as "Sam Martin"), Frank Nelson (as "Gilly"), Samuel Reed (as "Deacon Tillinger"), Louise Rutter (as "Elsie Tillinger"), Abraham Sincoff (as "Isadore"), Forrest Winant
(as "Joe Bascom"). Produced by Winchell Smith.
(1918). Stage Play: Lightnin'. Comedy. Written by Winchell Smith
and Frank Bacon
. Gaiety Theatre: 26 Aug 1918- 27 Aug 1921 (1291 performances). Cast: Frank Bacon (as "Lightnin' Bill Jones"), Bessie Bacon (as "Mrs. Harper"), E.J. Blunkall (as "Everett Hammond"), Sidney Coburn (as "Teddy Peters"), Sam Coit (as "Nevin Blodgett"), Fred Conklin (as "Liveryman"), Harry Davenport
(as "Rodney Harper"), Mary Duryea (as "Mrs. Brainerd"), William F. Granger (as "Walter Lennon"), Frances Kennan (as "Mrs. Starr"), James C. Lane (as "Hotel Clerk"), Thomas MacLarnie (as "Lemuel Townsend"), Beth Martin (as "Freda"), Ralph Morgan
(as "John Marvin"), Beatrice Nichols (as "Mildred Buckley"), Jane Oaker (as "Margaret Davis"), Minnie Palmer (as "Mrs. Jordan"), Jessie E. Pringle (as "Mrs. Jones"), Phyllis Rankin (as "Mrs. Moore"), George Spelvin [actor who wished to remain anonymous] (as "Zeb Crothers"), Paul Stanton (as "Raymond Thomas"), Helen Story (as "Mrs. Brewer"), George Thompson (as "Oscar Nelson"), Ruth Towle (as "Mrs. Corshall"), Sue Wilson (as "Emily Jarvis"). Replacement cast: Julio Brown (as "Mrs. Corshall"), Margaret Campbell (as "Mrs. Brewer"), Walter Ducart (as "Liveryman"), John Hamilton (as "Rodney Harper"), Helen Hutchens (as "Mrs. Starr"), William Lamb (as "Teddy Peters"), Georgie Drew Mendum (as "Mrs. Moore"), Alice Quigley (as "Emily Jarvis"), Jason Robards Sr.
(as "John Marvin"), George Spelvin [actor who wished to remain anonymous] (as "Oscar Nelson"), George Thompson (as "Zeb Crothers"), Beth Varden (as "Freda"). Produced by John Golden
. Note: Filmed as Lightnin'
(1918). Stage Play: Three Wise Fools. Comedy. Written by Austin Strong
. Criterion Theatre: 31 Oct 1918- Aug 1919 (closing date unknown/316 performances). Cast: J. Moy Bennett
(as "Douglas"), Stephen Colby (as "Benjamin Surratt"), Harry Davenport
(as "Doctor Richard Gaunt"), Harry M. Forsman (as "Gray"), Claude Gillingwater
(as "Mr. Theodore Findley") [final Broadway
role], Hayward Ginn
(as "Poole"), William Ingersoll
(as "Judge James Trumbull"), Leavitt James (as "Clancy"), Charles Laite
(as "Gordon Schuyler"), Helen Menken
(as "Miss Fairchild"), Phyllis Rankin
(as "Mrs. Saunders"), George Spelvin [actor who wished to remain anonymous] (as "Policeman"), Charles Wells
(as "John Crawshay"). Produced by Winchell Smith
and John Golden
. Note: Filmed by Goldwyn Pictures as Three Wise Fools
(1923), co-starring Mr. Gillingwater and directed by King Vidor
(1921). Stage Play: Dear Me. Comedy.
(1921). Stage Play: The Wheel. Drama. Written by Winchell Smith
. Directed by Winchell Smith. Gaiety Theatre: 29 Aug 1921- Sep 1921 (closing date unknown/49 performances). Cast: Leila Bennett
(as "Norah Rooney"), Frank Burbeck (as "Theodore Morton"), John Clements (as "Mr. G."), Stuart Fox (as "Harry Parke"), Julius Johnson (as "George"), Frank Keogh (as "Dave"), Charles Laite
(as "Theodore Morton, Jr."), Richard Malchien (as "Mr. D."), Frank Miller (as "Tony"), J. Francis O'Reilly (as "Jack LeRoy"), Albert Roccardi (as "Monty"), Thomas W. Ross
(as "Edward Baker"), David Sabel (as "Fred"), Herbert Saunders (as "Mr. S."), George Spelvin (as "Jake"), Ida St. Leon (as "Kate O'Hara"), Rodney Thompson (as "Charlie"), Harold Waldrige (as "Sam Marks"), Josephine Williams
(as "Bridget Rooney"), Margot Williams (as "Stella Wittstein"). Produced by John Golden.
(1921). Stage Play: Thank You. Comedy.
(1923). Stage Play: Polly Preferred. Comedy.
(1925). Stage Play: A Holy Terror. Written by Winchell Smith and George Abbott
. Directed by Winchell Smith
. George M. Cohan's Theatre: 28 Sep 1925- Oct 1925 (closing date unknown/32 performances). Cast: George Abbott (as "Dirk Yancey"), Elizabeth Allen, Leila Bennett
, Emerin Campbell, D.J. Carew, Richard Carlyle, Harry M. Cooke, William Goddard, Ralph Hackett, Leona Hogarth, Edward T. Holland, Frederic Malcolm, Ben Meigs, Arthur Miles, Millard Mitchell
(as "Tremper"), Frank Monroe, John F. Morrissey, Dan Moyles, Bennett Musson, William Pawley, Ed Savold, Harry Schaefer, G. Albert Smith, George Thompson, Frank Verigun, Charles Wagenheim
, George J. Williams. Produced by John Golden.
(1925). Stage Play: These Charming People. Comedy.
(1925). Stage Play: The City Chap. Musical comedy. (1925). Stage Play: The City Chap. Musical comedy. Music by Jerome Kern
. Book by James Montgomery
. Lyrics by Anne Caldwell
. Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett
. Musical Director: Victor Baravalle
. Choreographed by David Bennett
. Directed by R.H. Burnside
. Liberty Theatre: 26 Oct 1925-26 Dec 1925 (72 performances). Cast: Charles S. Abbe
(as "Sam Graham"), Betty Block, Bobbie Breslaw, Constance Brown, Katherine Burnside, Phyllis Cleveland, Betty Compton
(as "Betty"), Myrtle Cox, Ursula Dale, Frisco Devere, Frank Doane
(as "Blinkey Lockwood"), Peggy Dolan, Francis X. Donegan, Irene Dunne
(as "Grace Bartlett"), Pearl Eaton
(as "Pearl"), Helyn Eby Rock, Jeanne Edwards, Kathleen Erroll, Rita Farrell, Patricia Fitzpatrick, Edythe Flynn, Georges Fontanna, 'Richard "Skeets' Gallagher' (as "Nat Duncan"), Eddie Girard, Danzi Goodell, Ona Hamilton, Muriel Harrison, Beatrice Hughes, Mary Jane, Nell Kincaid, Katherine Kohler, Gladys Lake, Jane Lane, Fred Lennox, Joan Lindsay, Hallie Manning, Jerry Markham, Beth Meakins, Lucy Monroe, Margaret Morris, Marjorie Moss, Bessie Mulligan, Robert Emmett O'Connor
(as "Pete"), Mary Pierce, Nickie Pitell, George Raft
(as "George Spelvin"), Jack Rutherford
[credited as John Rutherford] (as "Stephen Kellogg"), Autumn Sims, Mildred Sinclair, Blossom Vreeland, Ina Williams, Hansford Wilson, Betty Winslow. Produced by Charles B. Dillingham
(1925). Stage Play: The Last of Mrs. Cheyney. Comedy.
(1925). Stage Play: Alias the Deacon. Comedy. Written by John B. Hymer
and LeRoy Clemens
. Directed by Winchell Smith
and Priestly Morrison. Sam H. Harris Theatre: 24 Nov 1925- Jul 1926 (closing date unknown/277 performances). Cast: Kaye Barnes (as "Slim Sullivan"), Anna Bentley (as "Mrs. Boynton"), Berton Churchill
(as "The Deacon"), Jerry Devine (as "Willie Clark"), Donald Foster (as "John Adams"), Averell Harris
(as "Luella Gregory"), Sneb Howard (as "Brakeman"), Virginia Howell
(as "Mrs. Gregory"), Leo A. Kennedy
[credited as Leo Kennedy] (as "Brick McGoorty"), Marie Loring (as "Mrs. Howgert"), Mayo Methot
(as "Phyllis Halliday"), Frank Monroe (as "Jim Cunningham"), Ralph Morehouse (as "Deputy"), Viola Morrison (as "Mrs. Pike"), John F. Morrissey (as "Ed King"), Al Roberts (as "Bull Moran"), Betty Rutland (as "Mrs. Clayton"), Arline Tucker (as "Fanny Pike"), Frances Underwood
(as "Mrs. Clark"), Clyde Veaux (as "Tony"). Produced by Samuel Wallach. Note: Filmed as Alias the Deacon
(1927), Alias the Deacon
(1940), Half a Sinner
(1926). Stage Play: The Wisdom Tooth. Comedy.
(1926). Stage Play: Two Girls Wanted. Comedy.
(1926). Stage Play: Waterloo Bridge. Drama
(1930). Stage Play: The Vinegar Tree. Comedy. Written by Paul Osborn
. Directed by Winchell Smith
credit]. Playhouse Theatre: 19 Nov 1930- Jun 1931 (closing date unknown/229 performances). Produced by Dwight Wiman
[credited as Dwight Deere Wiman].
(1938) Frank Bacon and his play, "Lightnin'," was performed at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Fred Stone and Mary Brian in the cast.
(July 18, 1938) Frank Bacon and his play, "Lightnin'," was performed at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Fred Stone and Mary Brian in the cast.
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