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Other Works

  • (1928 - 1964) Active on Broadway (also credited as Ernest Sharpe early in career) in the following productions:
  • (1928) Stage Play: A Most Immoral Lady. Comedy. Written by Townsend Martin. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Directed by Dwight Wiman and Townsend Martin. Cort Theatre: 26 Nov 1928- Apr 1929 (closing date unknown/160 performances). Cast: Lawrence Adams, Kirk Ames, Harry Barfoot, Sydney Booth, Alice Brady, Helen Brooks, Blythe Daly, Pauline Denton, Austin Fairman, Inger Ghika, Michael Hoffman, Guido Nadzo, Erik Rhodes [credited as Ernest R. Sharpe] (Broadway debut), Robert Strange. Produced by William A. Brady and Dwight Wiman. Note: Filmed as A Most Immoral Lady (1929) by First National (Warner Bros.) starring Walter Pidgeon.
  • (1929) Stage Play: The Little Show. Musical revue. Music by Arthur Schwartz. Lyrics by Howard Dietz. Choreographed by Daniel Dare. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Costume Design by Ruth Brenner. Orchestra directed by: Jacques Rabiroff. Music Box Theatre: 30 Apr 1929- Feb 1930 (closing date unknown/321 performances). Cast: Fred Allen, Paul Bissinger, Romney Brent, Adam Carroll, Joan Carter-Waddell, Peggy Conklin, Bettina Hall, Portland Hoffa, Libby Holman, Dorothy Humphreys, Kay Lazell, Helen Lynd, Jack McCauley [credited as John McCauley], Harold Moffat, Erik Rhodes (credited as Ernest Sharpe), Clifton Webb. Produced by William A. Brady and Dwight Wiman. Note: This was one of the biggest hits of the 1929 season and propelled Mr. Webb and Miss Holman into top-ranked Broadway stars.
  • (1932) Stage Play: Hey Nonny Nonny! Musical revue. Written by Florence Calkins and Harry Ruskin. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner and Raymond Sovey. Directed by Alexander Leftwich. Shubert Theatre: 6 Jun 1932- 2 Jul 1932 (32 performances). Cast: Gertrude Blake, Billie Burns, Joan Carter-Waddell, Wilma Cox, Richie Craig Jr., Edna Eustace, Mitzi Garner, Ruth Gordon, Gypsy Hollis, Tina Marie Jensen, Joann Larkin, Jack McCauley, Dorothy McNulty, Bunny Moore, Frank Morgan, Jerry Norris, Jean O'Neill, Estelle Phillips, Rita Reese, Virginia Renaud, Ralph Sanford, Ann Seymour, Erik Rhodes (credited as Ernest Sharpe), Charlotte Stoll, Bee Sullivan, Mildred Tolle, Peggy Walsh, Deniston Wilson. Produced by Forrest C. Haring and John H. Del Bondio.
  • (1932) Stage Play: Gay Divorce. Musical comedy. Music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Based on material by Dwight Taylor. Based on an unproduced play by J. Hartley Manners. Musical Director: Gene Salzer. Music orchestrated by Hans Spialek and Russell Bennett. Material adapted by Kenneth S. Webb and Samuel Hoffenstein. Choreographed by Carl Randall and Barbara Newberry. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Costumes under the supervision of Raymond Sovey. Directed by Howard Lindsay. Ethel Barrymore Theatre (moved to The Shubert Theatre from 16 Jan 1933 to close): 29 Nov 1932- 1 Jul 1933 (248 performances). Cast: Fred Astaire, Luella Gear, Claire Luce, Edna Abbey, Helen Allen, Eric Blore, Roland Bottomley, Joan Burgess, Martin Cravath, Eleanor Etheridge, Sonia B. Fitch, Jean Frontai, Mitzi Garner, Taylor Gordon, Billie Green, Ethel Hampton, G.P. Huntley, Mary Jo Mathews, Grace Moore, Pat Palmer, Erik Rhodes (formerly credited as Ernest Sharpe), Bobbie Sheehan, Jacquie Simmons, Betty Starbuck, Dorothy Waller. Produced by Dwight Wiman and Tom Weatherly.
  • (1947) Stage Play: The Great Campaign. Broadway drama directed by Joseph Losey ran five performances at the Princess Theater
  • (1950) Stage Play: Dance Me a Song. Musical revue. Music by James Shelton. Lyrics by James Shelton. Sketches by James Kirkwood, George Oppenheimer, Lee Goodman, Vincente Minnelli, Marya Mannes, Robert Anderson, James Shelton and Wally Cox. Additional numbers by Herman Hupfeld, Albert Hague, Maurice Valency and Bug Gregg. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Costume Design by Irene Sharaff. Lighting Design by Jo Mielziner. Assistant Designer to Jo Mielziner: John Harvey. Choreographed by Robert Sidney. Assistant Director: Joan Mann. Directed by James Shelton. Royale Theatre: 20 Jan 1950- 18 Feb 1950 (35 performances). Cast: Tony Albert, Francine Bond, Carmina Cansino, Wally Cox, Cliff Ferre, Hope Foye, Marilyn Gennaro, Lee Goodman, June Graham, Babe Hines, Marian Horosko, Jimmy Kirkwood, Heidi Krall, Don Little, Marion Lorne, Dusty McCaffrey, Joan McCracken, Biff McGuire, Scott Merrill, Douglas Moppert, Mary Ann Niles, Tina Prescott, Erik Rhodes, Cynthia Rogers, Alan Ross, Donald Saddler, Bob Scheerer, Silver (a Dog), Robert A. Sola, Ann Thomas. Produced by Dwight Wiman. Produced in association with Robert Ross.
  • (1952) Stage Play: Collector's Item. Comedy. Written by Lillian Day and Alfred Golden. Scenic Design by Charles Elson. Costume Design by Michi Weglyn. Directed by Alfred L. Golden and Roger Clark. Booth Theatre: 8 Feb 1952- 9 Feb 1952 (3 performances). Cast: Florida Friebus (as "Helen McCarthy"), Harold Grau (as "Mr. Blanc"), James Gregory (as "Glenway Trent"), Don Grusso (as "Nick Galvani"), Judy Hall (as "Bobbysoxer"), Ralph Hertz (as "Photographer"), Gaye Jordan (as "Lydia Roberts"), Allyn Joslyn (as "Adrian Van Dyck"), Adelaide Klein (as "Fatima Birka"), Mitchell Kowall (as "Mr. Hochheimer"), Fred Irving Lewis (as "Bobbysoxer"), Mac McLeod U.S. Customs Examiner"), Jane Middleton (as "Doree Bennett"), Rene Paul (as "Lucien Dulac"), Erik Rhodes (as "Sir Cecil Pond"), Pamela Roberts (as "Mrs. Roger Blain"), Louis Sorin (as "Yousuff Birka") [final Broadway role]. Produced by Roger Clark. Produced in association with Lloyd Isler.
  • (1953) Stage Play: Can-Can. Musical Comedy. Music and lyrics by Cole Porter. Book written by Abe Burrows. Musical Director: Milton Rosenstock. Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang. Dance arrangements by Genevieve Pitot. Additional Orchestrations by Robert Noeltner. Dances and Musical Numbers Staged by Michael Kidd. Scenic Design by Jo Mielziner. Lighting design by Jo Mielziner. Directed by Abe Burrows. Shubert Theatre: 7 May 1953- 25 Jun 1955 (892 performances). Cast: Lilo, Hans Conried, Peter Cookson, Gwen Verdon, C.K. Alexander, Sheila Arnold, Meredith Baylis, Ralph Beaumont, Socrates Birsky, Michael Cavallaro, Mary Ann Cohan, David Collyer, Joe Cusanelli, Michael De Marco, Shelah Hackett, Ina Hahn, Ferdinand Hilt, Clarence Hoffman, Jean Kraemer, Dania Krupska, Al Lanti, Vera Lee, Phil Leeds, Bert May, Tom Panko, Arthur Partington, Robert Penn, Eddie Phillips, Richard Purdy, Beverly Purvin, Erik Rhodes, Arthur Rubin, Michael Scrittorale, Jon Silo, Beverly Tassoni, David Thomas, Pat Turner, Ruth Vernon, Deedee Wood. Produced by Feuer & Martin.
  • (1957) Stage Play: Shinbone Alley. Musical. Book by Joe Darion and Mel Brooks. Based on the "archie and mehitabel" stories by Don Marquis. Music by George Kleinsinger. Lyrics by Joe Darion. Music and Choral Direction by Maurice Levine. Music orchestrated by George Kleinsinger. Additional orchestrations by Irwin Kostal. Additional Musical Routines by John Morris. Choreographed by Joe Alexander and Rod Alexander. Production Stage Manager: Morty Halpern. Stage Manager: Julian Barry and Gilbert Cates [earliest Broadway credit]. Production Supervised by Sawyer Falk. Broadway Theatre: 13 Apr 1957- 25 May 1957 (49 performances). Cast: Eddie Bracken (as "archy"), Eartha Kitt (as "mehitabel"), Jacques d'Amboise (as "Frankie/Dancer"), Gwen Harmon (as "Jail Crony/Edie/Lady Bug/Singer"), George S. Irving (as "Big Bill"), Allegra Kent (as "Penny/Dancer"), Ross Martin (as "Broadway") [final Broadway role], Erik Rhodes (as "Tyone T. Tattersal"), Dorothy Aull (as "Ricky/Lady Bug/Singer"), Julian Barry (as "Voice of Newspaperman"), Cathryn Damon (as "Jail Crony/Rusty/Dancer"), Jack Eddleman (as "Harry/Singer"), Don Farnworth (as "Fighting Dog/Dancer"), Gene Gavin (as "Fighting Dog/Dancer"), Carolyn George (as "Dancer"), Harold E. Gordon (as "Fighting Dog/Dancer"), Reri Grist (as "Phyllis/Singer"), Carmen Gutierrez (as "Jail Crony/Gladys/Dancer"), Buzz Halliday (as "Jail Crony/Lady Bug/Singer"), Lillian Hayman (as "Mother/Singer"), Moses LaMarr (as "Butch/Singer"), Bruce MacKay (as "Bartender/Singer"), James Marley (as "Copper" Singer"), Larry Montaigne (as "Blackie"), Albert Popwell (as "Tall Cat/Dancer"), Jack Rains (as "Singer"), Nora Reho (as "Jail Crony/Dancer"), Howard Roberts (as "Buzz/Singer"), Dorothy Scott (as "Dancer"), James Tarbutton (as "Tall Cat/Dancer"), Elizabeth Taylor (as "Jail Crony/Dancer") [not film actress], Claude Thompson (as "Fighting Dog/Dancer"), Elmarie Wendel (as "Jail Crony/Singer"), Myrna White (as "Dancer"), David Winters (as "Shorty/Dancer"). Standbys: Larry Montaigne, Tom Poston (as "archy"), Chita Rivera (as "mehitabel"). Produced by Peter Lawrence.
  • (1957) Stage Play: Jamaica. Musical. Book by E.Y. Harburg and Fred Saidy. Music by Harold Arlen. Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg. Musical Direction, Continuity and Vocals by Lehman Engel. Dance Music and Additional Vocals by Peter Matz. Music orchestrated by Philip J. Lang. Choreographed by Jack Cole. Production Stage Manager: Neil Hartley. Stage Manager: Charles Blackwell. Directed by Robert Lewis. Imperial Theatre: 31 Oct 1957- 11 Apr 1959 (555 performances). Cast: Lena Horne (as "Savannah"), Ricardo Montalban (as "Koli"), Adelaide Hall, Josephine Premice, Joe Adams, Alvin Ailey, Ethel Ayler, Adelaide Boatner, George Boreland, Hugh Bryant, Herb Coleman, Jayne Craddock, Ossie Davis (as "Cicero"), Hugh Dilworth, Norma Donaldson, Patricia Dunn, Doris Galiber, Frank Glass, Harold Gordon, Lavinia Hamilton, Sandra Hinton, Nat Horne, Albert Johnson, Chailendra Jones, Cristyne Lawson, Tony Martinez, Audrey Mason, Jim McMillan, Charles Moore, Sally Neal, Pearl Reynolds, Erik Rhodes (as "The Governor"), Allen Richards, Augustine Rios, Alan Shayne, Christine Spencer, Carolyn Stanford, Claude Thompson, Roy Thompson, Ben Vargas, Jacqueline Walcott, James E. Wall, Billy Wilson, Barbara Wright, Michael Wright. Understudies: Ethel Ayler (as "Savannah"), Charles Blackwell ("Joe Nashua"), Adelaide Boatner (as "Grandma Obeah"), Hugh Bryant (as "Koli, Radio Announcer"), Virginia Capers (as "Grandma Obeah"), Herb Coleman (as "Quico"), Alan Shayne (as "Koli, The Governor"), Roy Thompson (as "Joe Nashua"), Jacqueline Walcott (as "Ginger"), James E. Wall (as "Cicero"). Produced by David Merrick.
  • (1961) Stage Play: " How to Make a Man" Feb. 2, 1961 ran seven performances and starred Peter Marshall and Tommy Noonan.
  • (1962) Stage Play: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Musical comedy. Music by Stephen Sondheim. Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. Based on the plays of Plautus. Musical and vocal direction by Milton Rosenstock. Music orchestrated by Irwin Kostal and Sid Ramin. Dance arrangements by Hal Schaefer. Choreographed by Jack Cole. Uncredited staging and choreography by Jerome Robbins. Directed by George Abbott. Alvin Theatre (moved to the Mark Hellinger Theatre on 9 Mar 1964 to 9 May 1964 then moved to The Majestic Theatre on 11 May 1964 to close): 1 May 1962- 29 Aug 1964 (964 performances + 8 previews). Cast: Zero Mostel, David Burns, John Carradine (as "Lycus, a buyer and seller of courtesans"), Brian Davies, Jack Gilford (as "Hysterium, slave to Senex and Domina"), Ron Holgate, Ruth Kobart, Preshy Marker, Raymond Walburn (as "Erronius, a citizen of Rome"), Judy Alexander, Lucienne Bridou, David Evans, Lisa James, Roberta Keith, Gloria Kristy, Eddie Phillips, George Reeder, Myrna White. Replacement actor: Erik Rhodes (as "Lycus") [from 9 Sep 1963- ?]. Produced by Harold Prince.
  • (1940) Appeared in stage play "Hi Ya, Gentlemen," a musical with Max Baer and Ella Logan, which closed in its Boston tryout.
  • (1958) Rhodes played Count Peppi Leloup in "Song of Norway" at the Jones Beach Theater
  • (1962) Nightclub act in the Waldorf-Astoria reviewed by "Variety" February 28, 1962.
  • (1966) as Victor Velasco in "Barefoot in the Park" by Neil Simon on Broadway
  • (1982) New York Off-Broadway drama "Crime and Punishment"
  • (1966) He acted in Russel Crouse and Howard Lindsay's musical, "Remains to Be Seen," at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey with Gisele Mackenzie and Hal Linden in the cast. Leslie Cutler was director.
  • (June 1946) He acted in Frank Craven's play, "That's Gratitude," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, Maine.

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