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Other Works

  • Active on Broadway in the following productions:
  • (1943) Stage: Co-starred in a revival of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart's "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court", on Broadway. The musical also starred Dick Foran and Julie Warren and ran for 135 performances.
  • By Jupiter (1942). Musical comedy. Music by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Lorenz Hart. Book by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers. Based on "The Warrior's Husband" by Julian F. Thompson. Musical Director: Johnny Green; Vocal arrangements by Johnny Green and Clay Warnick. Music arranged by Don Walker. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Costume Design by Irene Sharaff. Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner. Choreographed by Robert Alton. Directed by Joshua Logan. Shubert Theatre: 3 Jun 1942- 12 Jun 1943 (427 performances). Cast: Margaret Bannerman, Bertha Belmore, Helen Bennett, Ray Bolger (as "Sapiens"), Ruth Brady, Martha Burnett, Irene Corlett, Betty Jo Creager, Mark Dawson, Bob Douglas, Ralph Dumke, Berni Gould, June Graham, Ronald Graham, Barbara Heath, Louis Hightower (as "Slave") [credited as Lewis Hightower], Robert Hightower, Flower Hujer, Rose Inghram, Kay Kimber, Ray Koby, Janet Lavis, Don Liberto, Michael Mann, Jane Manners, Tony Matthews, Virginia Meyer, Constance Moore, Margery Moore, Monica Moore, Mary Morris, Beth Nichols, Dorothy Poplar,Bobby Priest, Joyce Ring, Rosemary Sankey, George Schwalbe, William Silvers, Toni Stuart, Olga Suarez (as "Ensemble"), Maidel Turner (as "Caustica"), William Vaux, Benay Venuta, Vera-Ellen (as "Minerva, First Camp Follower"), Wana Wenerholm, Ken Whelan, Robert Wilson. Produced by Dwight Wiman and Richard Rodgers. Produced in association with Richard Kollmar.
  • (1940) Stage Play: Panama Hattie. Musical comedy. Music by Cole Porter. Lyrics by Cole Porter. Book by Herbert Fields and Buddy G. DeSylva. Orchestral arrangements by Russell Bennett, Hans Spialek and Don Walker. Vocal arrangements by Lyn Murray. Choreographed by Robert Alton. Scenic Design by Raoul Pene Du Bois. Directed by Edgar J. MacGregor. 46th Street Theatre: 30 Oct 1940- 3 Jan 1942 (501 performances). Cast: Ethel Merman (as "Hattie Maloney"), Phyllis Brooks (as "Leila Tree"), Joan Carroll (as "Geraldine Bullett"), James Dunn (as "Nick Bullett"), Pat Harrington Sr. (as "Skat Briggs"), Betty Hutton (as "Florrie"), Frank Hyers (as "Windy Deegan"), Rags Ragland (as "Woozy Hogan") [final Broadway role], Arthur Treacher (as "Vivian Budd"), June Allyson (as "Dancing Girl"), Irene Austin (as "Dancing Girl"), Raymond Baine (as "Tom"), Jack Baker (as "Dancing Boy"), Jane Ball (as "Dancing Girl"), Marguerite Benton (as "Singing Girl"), Mimi Berry (as "Dancing Girl"), Betsy Blair (as "Dancing Girl") [Broadway debut], Lucille Bremer (as "Dancing Girl"), Janis Carter (as "Singing Girl"), Nancy Chaplin (as "Dancing Girl"), Conchita (as "Mrs. Gonzales"), Hal Conklin (as "First Stranger"), Kathlyn Coulter (as "Dancing Girl"), Marrianne Cude (as "Dancing Girl"), Ronnie Cunningham (as "Dancing Girl"), Ted Daniels (as "Ted"), Frank DeRoss (as "Second Stranger"), Vera Dean (as "Singing Girl"), Jack Donahue (as "Mike"), Doris Dowling (as "Dancing Girl"), Al Downing (as "Pete") [role changed to "First Stranger" after opening], Lipman Duckat (as "Ty"), Vera-Ellen (as "Dancing Girl"), Cliff Ferre (as "Dancing Boy"), Miriam Franklyn (as "Dancing Girl"), Nadine Gae (as "Chiquita"), Roger Gerry (as "Tim"), Anne Graham (as "Kitty Belle Randolph/Singing Girl"), Linda Griffith (as "Fruit Peddler"), Marguerite James (as "Dancing Girl"), James Kelso (as "Whitney Randolph"), Pat Likely (as "Dancing Girl"), Mary McDownell (as "Dancing Girl"), Fred Nay (as "Dancing Boy"), Eppy Pearson (as "Mac"), Jack Riley (as "Dancing Boy"), Harry Rogue (as "Dancing Boy"), Renee Russell (as "Dancing Girl"), Elaine Shepard (as "Mildred Hunter"), William Skipper [credited as Billy Skipper Jr.] (as "Dancing Boy"), Art Stanley (as "Dancing Boy"), Carl Trees (as "Dancing Boy"), Don Weissmuller (as "Dancing Boy"), Audrey Westphal (as "Dancing Girl"). Produced by Buddy G. DeSylva. Note: Filmed as Panama Hattie (1942).
  • Higher and Higher (1940). Comedy. Music by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Lorenz Hart. Material by Gladys Hurlbut and Joshua Logan. Based on an idea by Irving Pincus. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Music orchestrated by Hans Spialek. Choreographed by Robert Alton. Directed by Joshua Logan. Shubert Theatre: 4 Apr 1940- 15 Jun 1940 (84 performances). Cast: Ted Adair, June Allyson, Irene Austin, Jane Ball, Robert Chisholm, Eva Condon, Ronnie Cunningham, Sigrid Dagnie, Lee Dixon, Kay Duncan, Eleanor Eberle, Marta Eggert, Vera-Ellen, Leif Erickson, Cliff Ferre, Janet Fox, Miriam Franklin, William Geery, Joseph Granville, George Griffith, Jack Haley (as "Zachary Ash"), Bunnie Hightower, Louis Hightower, Gloria Hope, Marguerite James, Michael Moore, Richard Moore, Marie Nash, Frederic Nay, Fin Olsen, Kay Picture, Burton Pierce, Marie Louise Quevli, Jane Richardson, Harry Rogue, Shirley Ross, Joseph Scandur, Jack Seymour, Robert Shanley, Hollace Shaw, Billy Skipper, Jr., Hilda Spong (as "Miss Whiffen"), Lyda Sue, Carl Trees, Jack Whitney, Billie Worth. Produced by Dwight Wiman.
  • Very Warm for May (1939). Musical comedy. Music by Jerome Kern. Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Music arranged by Russell Bennett. Book by Oscar Hammerstein II. Music orchestrated by Russell Bennett. Musical Director: Robert Emmett Dolan. Choreographed by Albertina Rasch and Harry Losee. Scenic Design by Vincente Minnelli. Costume Design by Vincente Minnelli. Book directed by Oscar Hammerstein II. Directed by Vincente Minnelli. Alvin Theatre: 17 Nov 1939- 6 Jan 1940 (59 performances). Cast: June Allyson (as "June"), Dolores Anderson (as "Dolores"), Eve Arden (as "Winnie Spofford"), Maxine Barrat (as "Honey"), Seldon Bennett (as "Schlesinger"), Beulah Blake (as "Beulah"), Helen Bliss (as "Helen"), Donald Brian (as "William Graham"), Virginia Card (as "Miss Wasserman"), Peter Chambers (as "Mr. Magee"), Andre Charise (as "Andre"), William Collins (as "Bill"), Sally Craven (as "Sally"), Milton DeLugg (as "O'Cedar/Accordion"), Helen Donovan (as "Helen II"), Eleanor Eberle (as "Eleanor"), Frank Egan (as "Mr. Pratt"), Vera-Ellen (as "Susan"), Bruce Evans (as "Electrician"), Marshal Fisher (as "Marshal/Guitar"), Miriam Franklyn (as "Miriam"), Kate Friedlich (as "Sylvia"), Ralph Hansell (as "Ralph/Drums"), Claire Harvey (as "Claire"), Louis Hightower (as "Louis") [Broadway debut], Avon Long (as "Jackson"), Walter Long (as "Walter"), Don Loper (as "Smoothy Watson"), Ethel Lynn (as "Ethel"), Matt Malneck (as "Alvin/Violin"), Charles Marlowe (as "Homer/Trumpet"), Ray Mayer (as "Kenny"), Grace McDonald (as "May Graham"), Len Mence (as "Beamish"), Frances Mercer (as "Liz Spofford") [Broadway debut], Rudy Miller (as "Rudy"), Russ Morhoff (as "Russ/Bass"), Kay Picture (as "Miss Hyde"), Jean Plummer (as "Jean/Piano"), Marie Louise Quevli (as "Alice"), Richard Quine (as "Sonny Spofford"), Joseph Quintile (as "Joseph/Harp"), Pamela Randell (as "Pam"), Jack Seymour (as "Jack"), Robert Shackleton (as "Raymond Sibley"), Hollace Shaw (as "Carroll"), Hiram Sherman (as "Ogdon Quiler"), Max Showalter (as "Lowell Pennyfeather"), Ralph Stuart (as "Charles"), Evelyn Thawl (as "Jane"), Webb Tilton (as "Webb"), William Torpey (as "Jethro Hancock"), Jack Whiting (as "Johnny Graham"), Jack Wilson (as "Peter"), Billie Wirth (as "Billie"). Produced by Max Gordon.

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