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(1956- 1965). Active on Broadway in the following productions:

(1956). Stage Play: New Faces of 1956. Musical comedy/revue. "Stars in the Rough," "Steady Edna," "Darts" sketches by Paul Lynde. "The Broken Kimona" sketch by Richard Maury. "A Canful of Trash" sketch by Louis Botto. "Madame Interpreter" sketch by Neil Simon and Danny Simon. "Twenty Years in the Blackboard Jungle" sketch by Terry Ryan and Barry E. Blitzer. Music by Dean Fuller ("One Perfect Moment," "Isn't She Lovely," "Scratch My Back," "This is Quite a Perfect Night," "Mustapha...," "She's Got Everything") and John Rox. Lyrics by Marshall Barer ("One Perfect Moment," "Isn't She Lovely," "Scratch My Back," "This is Quite a Perfect Night." "Mustapha ..." "She's Got Everything"). Music for "The Washingtons Are Doin' Okay" by Michael Brown. Lyrics for "The Washingtons Are Doin' Okay" by Michael Brown. Lyrics ("Tell Her," "A Doll's House," "Don't Wait...," "Boy Most Likely...," "White Witch") by June Carroll. Music ("Tell Her," "A Doll's House," "Don't Wait...," "Boy Most Likely...," "White Witch") by Arthur Siegel. Music for "Hurry," "April in Fairbanks," "Rouge" by Murray Grand. Music for "The Greatest Invention" by Matt Dubey and Sid Silvers. Music for "What Does Dream Mean?" and "The Greatest Invention" by Harold Karr. Lyrics for "What Does Dream Mean?" and "The Greatest Invention" by Matt Dubey. Music and lyrics for "Girls 'n' Girls 'n' Girls" by Irvin Graham. Opening number music and lyrics by Ronny Graham. Music and lyrics for "I Could Love Him" and "Talent" by Paul Nassau. Music for "One Perfect Moment" by Leslie Julian-Jones. Lyrics for "Hurry" by Elisse Boyd. Lyrics for "The Broken Kimona" by Richard Maury. Music for "The Broken Kimona" by Robert W. Stringer. Lyrics for "The Greatest Invention" by Harold Karr and Sid Silvers. Music orchestrated by Ted Royal, Albert Sendrey and Joe Glover. Musical Director: Jay Blackton. Conceived by Leonard Sillman. Production Supervised by Leonard Sillman. Musical Numbers Staged and Directed by David Tihmar. Asst. to the Choreographer: Peter Conlow. Scenic Design by Peter Larkin. Costume Design by Thomas Becher. Lighting Design by Peggy Clark. Sketches directed by Paul Lynde. Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 14 Jun 1956- 22 Dec 1956 (220 performances). Cast: Franca Baldwin, Suzanne Bernard, Jane Connell, Billie Hayes, Johnny Haymer, Tiger Haynes [Broadway debut], Ann Henry, T.C. Jones, John Laverty, Virginia Martin, Bill McCutcheon, John Reardon, Amru Sani, Bob Shaver, Jimmy Sisco, Maggie Smith, Dana Sosa, Rod Strong, Inga Swenson [Broadway debut]. Understudies: Shellie Farrell, Paula Lloyd, Bill Mullikin, Alice Nunn, Bill O'Brien, Jack Parker, Jack Payne, Tom Roland, Ruth Tarson, Patti Williams. Note: Musical Director [assumed duties during production run]: Anton Coppola. Produced by Leonard Sillman and John Roberts. Produced in association with Yvette Schumer.

(1957). Stage Play: The First Gentleman. Comedy. Written by Norman Ginsbury. Clarinet: Emory Davis. Harpsichord: Abba Bogin. Violin: Isidor Lateiner. Cello: Madeline Foley. Directed by Tyrone Guthrie. Belasco Theatre: 25 Apr 1957- 18 May 1957 (28 performances). Cast: Wesley Addy (as "Mr. Henry Brougham"), Joyce Ballou, Dario Barri, Helen Burns, Ludi Claire, Phena Darner, Clarence Derwent (as "The Bishop of Salisbury"), Peter Donat (as "Prince Leopold Of Saxe-Coburg"), Edward Dunne, Isobel Elsom (as "Caroline, Princess of Wales, The Regent's Wife"), MacGregor Gibb, Robert Goodier, Frances Greet, Sally Kemp, Curt Lowens, John Milligan, James Neylin, LeRoi Operti (as "Prince Regent's Dresser"), Rex Partington, Edmund Roney, Rossana San Marco, Dorothy Sands, Maud Scheerer, Earl Simmons, Guy Spaull (as "Sir Richard Croft"), Walter Slezak (as "The Prince Regent of England"), Guy Spaull (as "Sir Richard Croft"), Inga Swenson (as "Princess Charlotte, The Regent's Daughter"), Jon Wiley, Meg Wyllie. Produced by Alexander H. Cohen and Ralph Alswang. Produced in association with Arthur C. Twitchell Jr.

(1960). Stage Play: Peer Gynt. Drama (revival).

(1960). Stage Play: Camelot. Musical. Book by Alan Jay Lerner. Based on "The Once and Future King" by T.H. White. Music by Frederick Loewe. Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner. Musical Director: Franz Allers. Music orchestrated by Robert Russell Bennett and Philip J. Lang. Dance and choral arrangements by Trude Rittman. Scenic Design by Oliver Smith. Costume Design by Adrian [worked on the designs for 3 months before he died in September 1959] and Tony Duquette. Lighting Design by Feder. Hair Design by Ernest Adler. Sound Design by Jack Mitnick. Assistant to Mr. Smith: Bill Pitkin and Jack Brown. Assistant to Mr. Duquette: Stanley Simmons. Choreographed by Hanya Holm. Directed by Moss Hart [final Broadway credit; died during production run]. Majestic Theatre: 3 Dec 1960- 5 Jan 1963 (873 performances + 2 previews that began on 1 Dec 1960). Cast: Julie Andrews (as "Guenevere"), Richard Burton (as "Arthur"), Robert Coote (as "King Pellinore"), John Cullum (as "Sir Dinadan") [Broadway debut], Virginia Allen (as "Lady Catherin"), M'el Dowd (as "Morgan Le Fey"), Robert Goulet (as "Lancelot Du Lac"), Roddy McDowall (as "Mordred"), Virginia Allen (as "Lady Catherine/Dancer"), Judi Allinson (as "Dancer"), Laurie Archer (as "Dancer"), Joan August (as "Singer"), Mary Sue Berry (as "Singer"), Frank Bouley (as "Singer"), Jerry Bowers (as "Dancer"), Marnell Bruce (as "Singer"), Carlene Carroll (as "Dancer"), Michael Clarke-Laurence (as "Dap"), Joan Coddington (as "Dancer"), Jack Dabdoub (as "Sir Gwilliam/Singer"), Peter De Visé (as "A Page"), Peter Deign (as "Dancer"), Randy Doney (as "Dancer"), Richard Englund (as "Dancer"), James Fox (as "Singer"), Richard Gain (as "Dancer"), James Gannon (as "Sir Sagramore/Singer"), Gene GeBauer (as "Dancer"), Katia Geleznova (as "Dancer"), Christina Gillespie (as "Lady Anne"), Murray Goldkind (as "Singer"), Judy Hastings (as "Singer"), Warren Hays (as "Singer"), Paul Huddleston (as "Singer"), David Hurst (as "Merlyn"), Benita James (as "Singer"), Adriana Keathley (as "Dancer"), Michael Kermoyan (as "Sir Ozanna/Singer"), James Kirby (as "Dancer"), Richard Kuch (as "Clarius/Dancer"), Donald Maloof (as "Singer"), Leland Mayforth (as "A Page"), Dawn Mitchell (as "Dancer"), Larry Mitchell (as "Singer"), Joe Nelson (as "Dancer"), Paul Richards (as "Singer"), Claudia Schroeder (as "Dancer"), Beti Seay (as "Dancer"), Marjorie Smith (as "Nimue/Singer"), John Starkweather (as "Herald/Dancer"), Robin Stewart (as "Tom of Warwick"), Shelia Swenson (as "Singer"), John Taliaferro (as "Singer"), Jimmy Tarbutton (as "Dancer"), Leesa Troy (as "A Lady/Singer"), Dorothy White (as "Singer"), Bruce Yarnell (as "Sir Lionel"). Standby: Inga Swenson (as "Guenevere"). Understudies: Mary Sue Berry (Nimue), Frank Bouley (Dap), Michael Clarke-Laurence (as "King Pellinore/Merlyn"), John Cullum (as "Arthur/Mordred), Peter De Visé (as "Tom of Warwick"), James Gannon (as "Lancelot Du Lac"), Donald Maloof (as "Sir Lionel"), Larry Mitchell (as "Sir Dinadan"), Paul Richards (as "Mordred"), Leesa Troy (as Guenevere/Morgan Le Fey"). Replacement actors during long production run: Christian Alderson (as "Dancer"), Mary Sue Berry (as "Nimue"), Frank Bouley (as "Sir Castor of Cornwall"), Jerry Bowers (as "Herald/Horse"), Patricia Bredin (as "Guenevere") [from 16 Apr 1962- ?], Christopher Cary (as "Mordred"), John Cullum (as "Mordred"), Steve Curry (as "Tom of Warwick"), Jack Dabdoub (as "Sir Lionel"), Kathie Dalton (as "Dancer"), Peter Deign (as "Sir Sagramore"), Jack Eddleman (as "Singer"), Janet Frank (as "Singer"), Gene GeBauer (as "Clarius"), Kathryn Grayson (as "Guenevere") [from 22 Oct 1962- ?], Daniel P. Hannafin (as "Singer"), Judith Hastings (as "Lady Anne"), Janet Hays (as "Singer"), Tom Head (as "Singer"), Loren Hightower (as "Dancer"), Paul Huddleston (as "Scottish Knight"), Jack Irwin (as "Singer"), Jeremy Ives (as "Dancer"). Howard Kahl (as "Singer"), Adriana Keathley (as Lady Anne"), Edward Kerrigan (as "Dancer"), Glenn Kezer (as "Singer"), Elizabeth Lamkin (as "Singer"), Phyllis Lear (as "Dancer"), Tommy Long (as "A Page"), Richard Lyle (as "Dancer"), Robert Mackie (as "Singer"), Donald Maloof (as "Sir Colgrevance"), Janet McCall (as "Singer"), Jack McMinn (as "Singer"), Richard Mills (as "A Page"), Robert Neukum Singer/Sir Sagramore"), Paul Olson (as "Dancer"), Janet Pavek (as "Guenevere") [from 9 Jul 1962- ?], Robert Peterson (as "Singer/Sir Dinadan/Sir Gwilliam/Sir Ozanna/Lancelot Du Lac") [from 8 Oct 1962- ?], Frank Piper (as "Dancer"), Lowell Purvis (as "Dancer"), Philip Rash (as "Singer"), George Ritner (as "Singer"), Tani Seitz (as "Morgan Le Fey"), William Squire (as "Arthur") [from 25 Sep 1961 - ?], Robert St. Clair (as "Dancer"), John Starkweather (as "Sir Gwilliam"), Don Stewart (as "Singer/Sir Colgrevance/Sir Dinadan"), Don Strong (as "Clarius/Dancer/Horse"), Evelyn Taylor (as "Dancer"), Royston Thomas (as "Tom of Warwick"), Arthur Treacher (as "King Pellinore") [from 8 Oct 1962 - ?/final Broadway role], Leesa Troy (as "Lady Sybil"), Louis Turenne (as "Merlyn"), Joan Volkman (as "Dancer"), Byron Webster (as "Dap/King Pellinore"), Toodie Wittmer (as "Dancer"), Chester Wolenski (as "Dancer"). Standbys: Jan Moody (as "Guenevere"), Janet Pavek (as "Guenevere"). Understudies: Jack Dabdoub (as "Merlyn"), Jack Eddleman (as "Mordred"), Judith Hastings (as "Nimue"), Howard Kahl (as "Herald"), Glenn Kezer (as "Sir Lionel"), Tommy Long (as "Tom of Warwick"), Richard Mills (as "Tom of Warwick"), Robert Peterson (as "Lancelot Du Lac/Sir Lionel"), George Ritner (as "Dap/Herald/Sir Dinadan"), John Starkweather (as "Sir Dinadan"), Don Stewart (as "Lancelot Du Lac/Sir Lionel"), Louis Turenne (as "Arthur"), Byron Webster (as "King Pellinore"). Produced by Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe and Moss Hart.

(1963). Stage Play: 110 in the Shade. Musical.

(1965). Stage Play: Baker Street. Musical. Book by Jerome Coopersmith [earliest Broadway credit]. Music by Marian Grudeff and Raymond Jessel. Lyrics by Marian Grudeff and Raymond Jessel. Adapted from the stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Musical Director: Harold Hastings. Music orchestrated by Don Walker. Dance arrangements by John Morris. Adapted from the stories of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The songs "Buffalo Belle," "Cold Clear World of the Intellect" and "I Shall Miss You Holmes" by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick. Choreographed by Lee Becker Theodore. Production Design by Oliver Smith. Costume Design by Motley. Directed by Harold Prince. Broadway Theatre (moved to The Martin Beck Theatre from 3 Nov 1965- close): 16 Feb 1965- 14 Nov 1965 (311 performances + 6 previews that began on 10 Feb 1965). Cast: Martin Gabel (as "Professor Moriarty"), Inga Swenson (as "Irene Adler"), Fritz Weaver (as "Sherlock Holmes"), Martin Ambrose (as "Ensemble"), Sara Lee Barber (as "Ensemble"), Barbara Blair (as "Ensemble"), Frank Bouley (as "Ensemble"), Lois Castle (as "Ensemble"), Jack Dabdoub (as "Ensemble"), Gay Edmond (as "Ensemble"), Paddy Edwards (as "Mrs. Hudson"), Judie Elkins (as "Ensemble"), Maria Graziano (as "Ensemble"), Teddy Green (as "Wiggins"), John Grigas (as "Ensemble"), Horace Guittard (as "Ensemble"), Avind Harum (as "One of the Killers"), Patrick Horgan (as "Captain Gregg"), Peter Johl (as "Ensemble"), Daniel Keyes (as "Inspector Lestrade"), Mara Landi (as "Ensemble"), George Lee (as "Perkins"), Gwenn Lewis (as "Tavern Singer/Ensemble"), Bert Michaels (as "Duckbellows"), Hal Norman (as "Ensemble"), Jay Norman (as "Murillo"), Sal Pernice (as "Nipper"), Peter Sallis (as "Dr. Watson"), Diana Saunders (as "Ensemble"), Mark Jude Sheil (as "Macipper"), Tommy Tune (as "One of the Killers"), Virginia Vestoff (as "Daisy"), Christopher Walken (as "One of the Killers"), Vera Walton (as "Ensemble"), Martin Wolfson (as "Baxter"). Standby: Virginia Vestoff (as "Irene Adler"). Understudies: Martin Ambrose (as "Baxter"), Frank Bouley (as "Inspector Lestrade"), Jack Dabdoub (as "Professor Moriarty"), Judie Elkins (as "Daisy"), John Grigas (as "One of the Killers"), Horace Guittard (as "Captain Gregg"), Avind Harum (as "Murillo"), Mara Landi (as "Mrs. Hudson/Mrs. Hudson"), Bert Michaels (as "Wiggins"), Hal Norman (as "Dr. Watson"), Ron Paré (as "Duckbellows/Macipper/Nipper/Perkins/Wiggins"). Replacement actors during Broadway Theatre run: Patricia Gosling (as "Ensemble"), Eric Mason (as "Ensemble"). Replacement actors during Martin Beck Theatre run: Joe Bennett (as "Wiggins"), Lois Castle (as "Tavern Singer"), Larro Chelsi (as "Ensemble"), Hugh Dempster (as "Dr. Watson"), Marilyn D'Honau (as "Ensemble"), Tina Faye (as "Ensemble"), George Fisher (as "Murillo"), Daniel P. Hannafin (as "Ensemble"), Harry Kalkanis (as "One of the Killers"), Richard Marr (as "Ensemble"), Eric Mason (as "Ensemble"), Richard Miller (as "Ensemble"), Marie O'Kelley (as "Ensemble"), Seymour Penzner (as "Professor Moriarty"), Toni Reither (as "Ensemble"), Mary Roche (as "Ensemble"), Bob Scherkenbach (as "Duckbellows"), Clive Thompson (as "One of the Killers"), Ian Tucker (as "Macipper"). Standby: Barbara Lang (as "Irene Adler"). Produced by Alexander H. Cohen. Produced in association with Gabriel Katzka. Produced with permission of The Estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

(1970) She acted in William Douglas Home's play, "The Secretary Bird," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Edward Mulhare in the cast.

(August 1970) She acted in William Douglas Home's play, "The Secretary Bird," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine with Edward Mulhare in the cast.

(April 10 to May 5, 1963) She played Desdemona in William Shakespeare's play, "Othello," at The Arena Stage Theatre in Washignton D.C. with Brock Peters (Othello); Ray Reinhardt (Iago); Rene Auberjonois; Robert Prosky; Jonathan Farwell; J. Robert Deitz; Kendall Clark; Tom Toner; Alan Oppenheimer; Theron Potter; Bella Jarrett; Harry Bergman; Kelly Jean Peters and Kathleen Carothers in the cast. Robert Green was set designer. Marianna Elliott was costume designer. Rod Colbin was fencing choreographer. Alan Schneider was director.

(December 5, 1972 to January 3, 1973) She acted in Arthur Miller's play, "The Crucible," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Charlton Heston, James Olson, Beah Richards and Donald Moffat in the cast. Joseph Hardy was director.


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