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  • (1922 - 1958) Active on Broadway in the following productions:
  • (1922) Stage Play: The Green Ring. Comedy. Based on the Russian of Zinaida Hippius. Neighborhood Playhouse: 4 Apr 1922- Apr 1922 (closing date unknown/30 performances). Cast: Millie Butterfield (as "Marfusha"), Albert Carroll (as "Sergei Tarasof"), Frances Diamond (as "Vera"), Stanley Forde (as "Vassili Vozzhin"), Robert Forsyth (as "Boris"), Pamela Gaythorne, Edwin Kasper, Lily Lubell, Ian Maclaren, Aline MacMahon (as "Matilda"), Philip Mann (as "Sacha"), Junius Matthews (as "Nickolai"), John McGovern (as "Andrei") [Broadway debut], Esther Mitchell (as "Roussya Shapovola"), Frances Neilson (as "Anna Tarasova"), Joanna Roos (as "Sophia Vozzhin"), Paula Trueman (as "Leyda").
  • (1922) Stage Play: Makers of Light. Drama. Written by Frederick Lansing Day. Neighborhood Playhouse: 23 May 1922- Jun 1922 (closing date unknown/21 performances). Cast: Ace Angline (as "Michael"), Herbert Ashton (as "James Grupton, Sr."), Elsie Brown (as "Bertha"), Albert Carroll (as "Jimmy Grupton"), Eleanor Carroll (as "Lucy"), Eva Condon (as "Mrs. Nellis"), Edwin H. Kasper (as "Peters"), Frederick Lloyd (as "John McCleary"), Lily Lubell (as "Ruth"), Ian Maclaren (as "David Nellis"), Junius Matthews (as "Willis Button"), John McGovern (as "Tom"), Esther Mitchell (as "Agnes Chatley"), Adrienne Morrison (as "Sally Morton"), John Francis Roche (as "Joseph Prine"), Anne Schmidt (as "Alice"), Augustin Sweeny (as "Charlie"), Paula Trueman (as "Pearl"), Polaire Weissmann (as "Florence").
  • (1924) Stage Play: Man and the Masses. Tragedy. Written by Ernst Toller. Translated by Louis H. Untermeyer. Cast: Jacob Ben-Ami (as "The Nameless One/The Spirit of the Masses"), Marling Chilton (as "Third Working Man"), Sidney Dexter (as "Messenger Boy"), William Franklin (as "Second Banker"), Ullrich Haupt (as "The Man/The Woman's Husband"), Arthur Hughes (as "The Companion/A Dream Figure"), Mariette Hyde (as "Second Woman Prisoner"), Zita Johann (as "First Woman Prisoner") [Broadway debut], Barry Jones (as "Fifth Banker/An Officer"), Allyn Joslyn [credited as Allyn Morgan Joslyn] (as "Second Working Man"), A.P. Kaye (as "First Banker"), Leonard Lean (as "Fourth Banker"), John McGovern (as "The Condemned One"), Maurice McRae (as "First Working Man"), Pauline Moore (as "A Working Woman"), Samuel Rosen (as "Fourth Working Man"), Erskine Sanford (as "Third Banker/A Priest"), Charles Tazewell (as "Sixth Banker"), Blanche Yurka (as "The Woman"). Produced by The Theatre Guild.
  • (1925) Stage Play: Garrick Gaieties. Musical revue. Music by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Lorenz Hart. Musical Staging by Herbert Fields. Directed by Philip Loeb. Garrick Theatre: 8 Jun 1925- 28 Nov 1926 (211 performances). Cast: Sally Bates, Alvah Bessie, Romney Brent, Dorothea Chard, June Cochrane, Harold Conklin, Peggy Conway, Henry Geiger, Hildegarde Halliday, Carolyn Hancock, Edward Hogan, Sterling Holloway, Libby Holman, Frances Hyde, Felix Jacoves, House Jameson, Paul Jones, Starr West Jones, Stanley Lindahl, Philip Loeb, Mary Marsh, John McGovern, Edith Meiser, Sanford Meisner, James Norris, Jack Quigley, Louis Richardson, Rose Rolanda, Eleanor Shaler, Betty Starbuck, Lee Strasberg, Willard Tobias, Barbara Wilson. Produced by The Theatre Guild.
  • (1925) Stage Play: The Glass Slipper. Written by Ferenc Molnár. Directed by Philip Moeller. Guild Theatre: 19 Oct 1925- Dec 1925 (closing date unknown/65 performances). Cast: Venie Atherton (as "Adele's Mother"), Lee Baker (as "Lajos Sipos"), Evealine Barried (as "Viola"), George Baxter (as "Paul Csaszar"), Louis Cruger (as "Bandi Sasz/Sergeant-at-Arms"), Edward Fielding (as "Police Magistrate"), Roland Hoot (as "Assistant Photographer"), Jeanne La Gue (as "Mrs. Rotics' Companion"), Ralph MacBane (as "Gypsy Leader/ Dr. Theodore Sagody"), Armina Marshall (as "Kati"), John McGovern (as "Photographer"), Elizabeth Pendleton (as "Cook "), Milton Salisbury (as "Policeman"), Erskine Sanford (as "Captain Gal/Police Sergeant"), Amelia Summerville (as "Mrs. Rotics"), Ethel Valentine (as "Ilona Keczeli"), June Walker (as "Irma Szabo"), Ethel Westley (as "Julesa"), Helen Westley (as "Adele Romajzer"), Martin Wolfson (as "Stetner, Police Clerk"), Stanley G. Wood (as "Janitor"), Eddie Wragge (as "Lilly"). Produced by The Theatre Guild and Charles Frohman, Inc.
  • (1926) Stage Play: Nirvana.
  • (1926) Stage Play: Garrick Gaieties. Musical revue (revival). Music by Richard Rodgers. Lyrics by Lorenz Hart. Guild Theatre: 10 May 1926- 9 Oct 1926 (174 performances). Cast: Romney Brent, Jack Edwards, Blanche Fleming, George Frierson, William Griffith, Sterling Holloway, Dorothy Jordan, Gladys Laird, Philip Loeb, John McGovern, Edith Meiser, Ruth Morris, Hardwick Nevin, Bobbie Perkins, Eleanor Shaler, Betty Starbuck. Produced by The Theatre Guild.
  • (1927) Stage Play: Wall Street. Melodrama/romance. Written by James H. Rosenberg. Directed by Edward Goodman. Hudson Theatre: 20 Apr 1927- May 1927 (closing date unknown/21 performances). Cast: Mountford Adams, Henry Brown, Frederic A. Bryan, Frederick Burton, Margaret Douglass, Walter Ferrell, John Grey, Albert Henry, Marie Hobson, Arthur Hohl (as "John H. Perry"), Ernest Howard, Arthur Hughes, Seth Kendall, Katherine Kohler, Mary Law, Sam Levene (as "William Thompson, Asst. District Attorney"), David Lewis, Dorothy Libaire, Edwin MacDonald, B.H. MacMahon, John McGovern (as "A Banker"), Lewis McMichael, Jack Quigley, Robert Robson, Dorothy Rudd, Frank Russo, Alfred Swenson, James Symington, Rita Vale, John Warner, Powell York. Produced by The Stagers.
  • (1927) Stage Play: The Taming of the Shrew. Comedy (revival).
  • (1928) Stage Play: 12,000. Written by Bruno Frank. Book adapted by William A. Drake. Directed by Basil Sydney. Garrick Theatre: 12 Mar 1928- Jul 1928 (closing date unknown/64 performances). Cast: Charles Croker-King (as "His Serene Highness, the Prince of_____"), Mary Ellis (as "The Baroness of Spangenburg"), Lumsden Hare (as "A Colonel"), Walter Kingsford (as "Faucitt"), John McGovern (as "The Younger Brother"), Leonard Mudie (as "The Elder Brother"), Basil Sydney (as "Piderit"), Robert Vivian (as "Treysa"). Produced by The Garrick Players.
  • (1936) Stage Play: Double Dummy. Farce/satire. Written by Doty Hobart and Tom McKnight [earliest Broadway credit]. Directed by Edith Meiser. John Golden Theatre: 11 Nov 1936- Dec 1936 (closing date unknown/21 performances). Cast: Teddy Bergman (as "Hymie"), Sanford Bickart, Marvin Blackstone (as "A Bum"), Charles D. Brown (as "Brains McGill"), William Call (as "Izzy"), Dudley Clements (as "Warden William DuBose"), Owen Coll (as "Dr. James Starr Jameson"), Paul Douglas (as "Radio Announcer") [Broadway debut], Ted Husing (as "Ted Husing: On the Air"), Joseph Kleema, Adelaide Klein (as "Mrs. Nussbaum"), Archer Landon (as "Moe"), John McGovern (as "Professor Christian Gideon"), Robert J. Mulligan, William F. Nugent, Cynthia Rogers (as "Edith Jameson"), Martha Sleeper (as "Carol Griswold"), G. Albert Smith (as "Colonel Growler"), Hanley Stafford (as "Nullo Sykes"), Barbara Weeks (as "Lou"), Carrie Weller, Albert G. West, Lesley Woods. Produced by James R. Ullman and Mark Hellinger.
  • (1940) Stage Play: Retreat to Pleasure.
  • (1941) Stage Play: Gabrielle.
  • (1944) Stage Play: Sophie. Comedy. Written by George Ross and Rose C. Feld. Based on "Sophie Halenczik, American" stories by Rose C. Feld. Scenic Design by Samuel Leve. Directed by Michael Gordon. Playhouse Theatre: 25 Dec 1944- 30 Dec 1946 (9 performances). Cast: Katina Paxinou (as "Sophie Halenczik"), Ronald Alexander (as "Capt. Thornton Scudder"), Jerry Boyar (as "Joey, Anton and Elsie's son"), Donald Buka (as "Frankie Halenczik"), Marguerite Clifton (as "Marge Nelson"), Richard Deane (as "Tom Blanchard"), Will Geer (as "Ernest Hopkins"), John Harmon (as "George Odanos"), Donna Keath (as "Irene Halenczik"), John McGovern (as "Chet Blanchard"), Eda Reiss (as "Merin Elsie, Anton's wife"), Doris Rich (as "Mrs. Scudder"), Kurt Richards (as "Mr. Parker"), Ann Shepherd (as "Annie Halenczik"), Louis Sorin Anton Halenczik"). Produced by Meyer Davis and George Ross.
  • (1945) Stage Play: Kiss Them for Me. Comedy. Written by Luther Davis. Based on "Shore Leave" by Frederic Wakeman. From "Shore Leave" by Frederic Wakeman. Directed by Herman Shumlin. Belasco Theatre (moved to The Fulton Theatre from 14 May 1945- close): 20 Mar 1945- 23 Jun 1945 (110 performances). Cast: Robert Allen [credited as Bob Allen](as "Turnbill"), George Cory (as "Chief"), Jayne Cotter, Edward Crandall, Richard Davis (as "Mac"), Amy Douglass, Paul Ford (as "Mr. Hardy"), Harold Grau (as "Tailor"), Judy Holliday (as "Alice") [Broadway debut], Douglas Jones (as "Ensign"), Virginia Kaye (as "Nurse Wilinski"), Dennis King Jr. (as "Mississip"), George Mathews, John McGovern (as "F. Neilson"), Patricia Quinn O'Hara (as "Mrs. Hardy"), Daniel Petrie (as "Charlie"), Dudley Sadler (as "Hedrick"), Sonya Stokowski (as "Wac"), Richard Widmark (as "Crewson"). Produced by John H. Moses and Mark Hanna.
  • (1946) Stage Play: January Thaw.
  • (1947) Stage Play: All My Sons. Drama.
  • (1948) Stage Play: A Story for Strangers. Fantasy.
  • (1957) Stage Play: A Shadow of My Enemy.
  • (1953) Stage Play: Tea and Sympathy. Drama. Written by Robert Anderson. Lighting and Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Directed by Elia Kazan. Ethel Barrymore Theatre (moved to The Longacre Theatre from 9 Feb 1955- 9 Apr 1955, then moved to The 48th Street Theatre from 11 Apr 1955- close): 30 Sep 1953- 18 Jun 1955 (712 performances). Cast: Deborah Kerr, Leif Erickson, John Kerr, Richard Franchot, Florida Friebus, John McGovern (as "Herbert Lee"), Richard Midgley, Arthur Steuer, Alan Sues (as "Ralph"), Yale Wexler, Dick York. Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson, Robert Anderson, Elmer Rice, Robert E. Sherwood, Roger L. Stevens, John F. Wharton). Produced in association with Mary K. Frank.
  • (1956) Stage Play: The Ponder Heart. Comedy. Written by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov. Based on a story by Eudora Welty. Music Advisor: Lehman Engel. Stage Manager: Tony Kraber. Directed by Robert Douglas. Music Box Theatre: 16 Feb 1956- 23 Jun 1956 (149 performances). Cast: David Wayne (as "Uncle Daniel Ponder"), Will Geer (as "Dorris R. Gladney"), Juanita Hall (as "Narciss"), Don Hanmer (as "De Yancey Clanahan"), Sarah Marshall (as "Bonnie Dee Ponder"), Una Merkel (as "Edna Earle Ponder"), Daniel Bergin (as "Jurors and Spectators"), Joe Bishop (as "Jurors and Spectators"), Theodore Browne (as "Jacob"), Edwin Buckley (as "Purdel Peacock"), Vinie Burrows (as "Sarah"), William Dwyer (as "Clyde"), Mary Farrell (as "Mrs. Bodkin"), Donald Foster (as "Dr. Eubanks"), Tom Geraghty (as "Jurors and Spectators"), Barbara Jean Gilliam (as "Eloise"), Harold Grau (as "Mr. Peacock"), Jim Holden (as "Jurors and Spectators"), J. Talbot Holland (as "Al"), James Karr (as "Clerk"), Charlotte Klein (as "Mrs. Peacock"), Johnny Klein (as "Rodney"), Richard Klein (as "Bruce Peacock"), Tony Kraber (as "Bailiff"), David Leland Mr. Springer"), Alan Manson (as "Foreman"), Dwight Marfield (as "Truex Bodkin"), John Marriott (as "Big John"), Junior Marshall (as "Willie"), John McGovern (as "Judge Waite"), Helen Quarrier (as "Treva Peacock"), Richard Rothrock (as "Jurors and Spectators"), Jeanne Shelley (as "Johnnie Ree Peacock"), Lieselotte Singer (as "Jurors and Spectators"), Ruth White (as "Teacake Magee"), Noel Williams (as "Sam"). Produced by The Playwrights' Company (Maxwell Anderson, S.N. Behrman, Elmer Rice, Robert E. Sherwood, Sidney Howard). Note: Ms. Merkel was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Supporting or Featured Actress (Dramatic).
  • (1958) Stage Play: The Man in the Dog Suit. Comedy.

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