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  • Played Bud Frump in the original Broadway production of "How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying".
  • Played Cornelius Hackle in the original run of "Hello Dolly", with Carol Channing on Broadway.
  • TV commercial for Bic Banana Ink Crayons (1974)
  • Appeared in the broadway musicals "Hello Dolly" and "How to Succeed in Business without really trying".
  • (Friday, May 31st, 1974), he appeared in "Monty Hall at Sea World" special.
  • During 2001, appeared in his one man play titled "Save it for the Stage: The Life of Reilly".
  • (1997) Directed the play "The Gin Game" starring Julie Harris and Charles Durning at the Lyceum Theatre, Broadway, NY. He was nominated for a Tony Award for his work on this play.
  • (1976) Directed the one-woman play "The Belle of Amherst" starring Julie Harris at the Longacre Theatre, Broadway, New York, NY.
  • (Monday, April 2nd, 1974) he appeared in the NBC comedy-variety special "Hamburgers". Along in this one hour special were 'Sid Caesar (I)', Jim Nabors, William Conrad, Charlie Callas, Bobby Vinton, Merci Montello, aura Lacey, Micky Dolenz and Cindi Wood.
  • God's Favorite (1974). Comedy. Written by Neil Simon. Scenic Design by William Ritman. Directed by Michael Bennett. Assistant Director: Bob Avian. Eugene O'Neill Theatre: 11 Dec 1974- 22 Mar 1975 (116 performances + 7 previews that began on 3 Dec 1974). Cast: Vincent Gardenia (as "Joe Benjamin"), Maria Karnilova (as "Rose Benjamin"), Charles Nelson Reilly (as "Sidney Lipton"), Laura Esterman (as "Sara Benjamin"), Terry Kiser (as "David Benjamin"), Nick LaTour (as "Morris"), Rosetta LeNoire (as "Mady"), Lawrence John Moss (as "Ben Benjamin"). Standby: Ken Olfson (as "Ben Benjamin/Sidney Lipton"). Understudies: Jo Flores Chase (as "Rose Benjamin"), Philip Cusack (as "David Benjamin"), Richard Kuss (as "Joe Benjamin"), Mary Rio Lewis (as "Mady"), Philip Lindsay (as "Morris"), Ellen Ruskin (as "Sara Benjamin"). Produced by Emanuel Azenberg and Eugene V. Wolsk.
  • (1999) Music video for "David Duchovny" by Bree Sharp - Himself
  • (1960) Stage Play: Bye Bye Birdie. Musical comedy. Book by Michael Stewart. Music by Charles Strouse. Lyrics by Lee Adams. Musical Director: Elliot Lawrence. Music orchestrated by Robert Ginzler. Dance arrangements by John Morris. Additional scoring by Elliot Lawrence. Scenic Design by Robert Randolph. Costume Design by Miles White. Choreographed by Gower Champion. Associate Choreographer: Gene Bayliss. Directed by Gower Champion. Martin Beck Theatre (moved to The 54th Street Theatre from 24 Oct 1960- 14 Jan 1961, then moved to Shubert Theatre from 16 Jan 1961- close): 14 Apr 1960- 7 Oct 1961 (607 performances). Cast: Chita Rivera (as "Rose Grant"), Dick Van Dyke (as "Albert Peterson"), Dick Gautier [credited as Dick Gautier] (as "Conrad Birdie"), Paul Lynde (as "Mr. MacAfee"), Kay Medford (as "Mae Peterson"), Michael J. Pollard (as "Hugo Peabody"), Susan Watson (as "Kim MacAfee"), Jessica Albright (as "Deborah Sue/Teen Trio"), Ed Becker (as "Neighbor/Dish Washer"), Vicki Belmonte (as "Martha Louise/Teen Trio"), George Blackwell (as "Charles F. Maude/Neighbor"), Johnny Borden (as "Randolph MacAfee"), Lynn Bowin (as "Suzie/Cheerleader"), Kenny Burrell (as "Guitar Man"), John Coyle (as "Reporter/Shriner"), Dick Crowley (as "Shriner"), Dori Davis (as "Old Woman"), Jerry Dodge (as "Karl"), Barbara Doherty (as "Ursula Merkle"), Lada Edmund (as "Penelope Ann"), Tracy Everitt (as "Freddie"), Don Farnworth (as "Reporter/Shriner"), Bud Fleming (as "Shriner"), Penny Ann Green (as "Carol"), Amelia Haas (as "Mayor's Wife/Neighbor"), Lee Howard (as "Reporter/Neighbor/Bar Customer"), Gary Howe (as "Peyton"), Will Jordan (as "Ed Sullivan's Voice"), Judy Keirn (as "Linda/Cheerleader"), Allen Knowles (as "Mayor/Shriner"), Kasimir Kokich (as "Conductor/Shriner"), Ed Kresley (as "Henry"), Sharon Lerit (as "Alice/Sad Girl"), Marijane Maricle (as "Mrs. MacAfee") [final Broadway role], Marissa Mason (as "Nancy"), Jeannine Masterson (as "Neighbor"), Pat McEnnis (as "Mrs. Merkle"), Tony Mordente (as "TV Stage Manager"), Oran Osburn (as "Neighbor/Bar Customer"), Louise Quick (as "Margie Ann/Teen Trio"), Charles Nelson Reilly (as "Mr. Henkel"), Norma Richardson (as "Gloria Rasputin"), Jim Sisco (as "Reporter/Shriner"), Bob Spencer (as "Arthur"), Dean Stolber (as "Harvey"), Michael Vita (as "Harold"), Karin Wolfe (as "Helen/Another Sad Girl"). Swings: Penny Ann Green (Swing) and Ed Kresley (Swing). Standbys: Carmen Álvarez (as "Rose Grant") and Charles Nelson Reilly (as "Albert Peterson"). Understudies: Jessica Albright (as "Ursula Merkle"), Ed Becker (as "Charles F. Maude"), Lynn Bowin (as "Gloria Rasputin"), Don Farnworth (as "Mayor"), Bud Fleming (as "How to Kill a Man Ballet"), Amelia Haas (as "Mrs. Merkle), Lee Howard (as "Mr. Henkel/Mr. MacAfee"), Ed Kresley (as "Conrad Birdie"), Jeannine Masterson (as "Mrs. MacAfee"), Pat McEnnis (as "Mae Peterson"), Bob Spencer (as "Harvey"), Dean Stolber (as "Hugo Peabody/Randolph MacAfee"), Michael Vita (as "TV Stage Manager") and Karin Wolfe (Kim MacAfee"). Produced by Edward V. Padula. Replacement actors [during Martin Beck Theatre run]: Ed Kresley (as "TV Stage Manager"). [During 54th Street Theatre run:] Understudy: Vicki Belmonte (as "Kim MacAfee"). [During Shubert Theatre run:] Jill Choder (as "Another Sad Girl"), Kay Cole (as "Sad Girl"), Beth Howland (as "Carol"), Bill Joyce (as "Reporter/Shriner"), Bob Mariano (as "Harvey"), Patti Mariano, Jacqueline Mayro (as "Ursula Merkle"), Dick Patterson (as "Albert Peterson"), Barry Pearl (as "Randolph MacAfee") [Aug 1961- 7 Oct 1961] (Broadway debut), Gene Rayburn (as "Albert Peterson") [only Broadway role], Lori Rogers (as "Nancy"), Marilyn Siskin (as "Another Sad Girl/Helen"), Gretchen Wyler (as "Rose Grant"). Swing: Beth Howland. Understudies: Bill Joyce (as "Mayor"), Bob Mariano (as "Hugo Peabody/Randolph MacAfee"). Produced in association with L. Slade Brown. Note: Filmed by Columbia Pictures as Bye Bye Birdie (1963).
  • (January 25, 1985) Guest on "Alive & Well".
  • (October 31, 1977 - November 6, 1977) He was original director for Phillip Hayes Dean's play, "Paul Robeson," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with James Earle Jones (title role) and Burt Wallace in the cast. H.R. Poindexter was set designer. Noel Taylor was costume designer. Lloyd Richards was tour director. Don Gregory was producer.
  • (1977) He directed William Luce's play, "The Belle of Amherst," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Julie Harris (Emily Dickinson) in the cast.
  • (April 16 to June 28, 1992) He acted in Terrence McNally's play, "It's Only a Play," in presented by the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson at the James A. Doolittle (University of California) Theatre in Los Angeles, California with Paul Benedict, Eileen Brennan, Zeljko Ivanek, Dana Ivey, Sean O'Bryan, David Pierce and Doris Roberts in the cast. John Tillinger was director.
  • (1983-1984 season) He directed Charles Talmage's play, "Under the Ilex," at the Long Wharf Theatre (Mainstage) in New Haven, Connecticut. Charles Nelson Reilly was director. Marjorie B. Kellogg was set designer. Noel Taylor was costume designer. Ronald Wallace was lighting designer. David Fox was composer.
  • (1989-1990 season) He directed Donald Freed's play, "Is He Still Dead," in a world premiere at the Long Wharf Theatre (Mainstage) in New Haven, Connecticut. Marjorie Bradley Kellogg was set designer. Noel Taylor was costume designer. Marc B. Weiss was lighting designer. David Fox was music designer.

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