Rudy Bond's

Theatrical Performances

A

Pre-Broadway: First began with the Neighborhood Players, Phila.,
approximately 1930, and continued until entering the Army in 1942.

B

Post WWII

1946
  • In a USO production of "The Man Who Came To Dinner"
  • 1947
  • The Bartender & a politician in "O'Daniel". This was experimental theater. Other cast members were Walter Coy, Anne Burr, Jack Manning, Philip McEneny, Norman Budd, William Munroe, James Holden, Keene Crockett, Billy M. Greene, Robert P. Lieb, Isabel Bishop, Georgia Simmons, Royal Raymond. Feb. 23-March 2, 5 performances, Theatre Guild Production at the Princess Theatre, New York.
  • One of the 10 finalists at the John Golden Auditions, Martin Beck Theatre, NYC
  • Performed in several plays at the Peninsula Players Theatre in Fish Creek, Wisconsin, including the part of Joe Horn in "Rain". Other cast members included Dan Scott, Caroline Fisher, John Behney, Romayne Mostrom and Helen Bragdon.
    For a scene from that production, click on RAIN

  • Steve Hubbel in "A Streetcar Named Desire". To find out more about the world premiere of this play, click on STREETCAR.
  • 1949
  • Commander Jellico in "Two Blind Mice". Melvyn Douglas played the part of Tommy Thurston. The cast included Laura Pierpoint, Mabel Paige, Roland Wood, Jane Hoffman, Howard Fischer, Robert P. Lieb, Alonzo Bosan, Jan Sterling, Geoffry Lumb, Raymond Bramley, Walter Brooke, Robert Pike, Richard Kendrick, Robert Webber, Howard St. John, Elliott Reid and Frank Tweddell. Opened March 2, Cort Theatre; 157 performances.
  • 1950
  • Mr. Mack in "The Bird Cage". Melvyn Douglas played the part of Wally Williams, Maureen Stapleton was his wife. The cast also included Eleanor Lynn, Laurence Hugo, Sanford Meisner, Wright King, Mike Kellin, John Shellie, Kate Harkin, Heywood Hale Broun, Jean Carson. Directed by Harold Clurman. Opened Feb. 22, Coronet Theatre, closed after 21 performances.
  • 1951
  • Gregory in "Romeo And Juliet". Olivia De Havilland starred as Juliet, Douglas Watson as Romeo, William Smithers as Tybalt, Robert Duke as Paris, Jack Hawkins as Mercutio. Other cast members included Gregory Morton, Herbert Ransom, John McKee, Michael Higgins, James Hayter, Carl Harbord, Karl Light, Buck Kartalian, Jack Fletcher, John Perkins, Paul Genge, Page Johnson, Alan Furlan, Dorothy Patten, Isobel Elsom, and Evelyn Varden, plus a list of 'Citizens of Verona' too long to list. Opened March 10, 1951, at the Broadhurst Theatre, NYC, and closed April 21 after 49 performances.
  • Appeared in a production at Ogunquit Playhouse, Ogunquit, Maine
  • Gus Kennedy in "Glad Tidings". Melvyn Douglas played the part of Steve Whitney, Signe Hasso as Maud Abbott, Haila Stoddard as Ethel Nash. Other cast members: Fay Sappington, James Hagerman, Patricia Benoit, Henry Garrard. Oct. 11, 1951-Jan. 5, 1952, 100 performances, Lyceum Theatre, NYC. To see a photo, click GLAD
  • 1952
  • Roxy Gottleib in "Golden Boy". Other cast members included:
    Joe Bernard as Drake    
    Norman Brooks as Lewis    
    Lee J. Cobb as Mr. Bonaparte    
    Bert Conway as Driscoll    
    John Garfield as Joe Bonaparte    
    Bette Grayson as Lorna Moon    
    Martin Greene as Mr. Carp    
    William Hansen as Tokio    
    Sidney Kay as Call Boy    
    Jack Klugman as Frank Bonaparte    
    Tony Kraber as Barker    
    Michael Lewin as Siggie    
    Peggy Meredith as Anna    
    Arthur O'Connell as Pepper White    
    Gerald S. O'Loughlin as Sam    
    Art Smith as Tom Moody    
    Jack Warden as Mickey    
    Joseph Wiseman as Eddie Fuselli  
    
    March 12-April 27, 56 performances, ANTA Playhouse. To see a photo, click GOLDEN
  • 1953
  • Worked stock in Dennis and Falmouth, Massachusetts
  • 1954
  • Appeared in "Boy Meets Girl" at the Playhouse in the Park, Phila. Robert Preston was the lead. Rudy played a character named Cutter. Other actors included: Leon Janney, Georgiann Johnson, Addison Richards, Kenneth Nelson, Earl Rowe, Val Avery, Sarah Meade, Jeanne Grace McHenry, Jerry Weiss, Marty Lahr, Priscilla McBrearty, Dan Prince, Steen Rondum, Kenneth Printz, Chuck Vogel, Claire Harootunian, Bernard Van Dieran, Albert Ottenheimer.
  • 1956
  • Mitch in a revival of "A Streetcar Named Desire". To find out more about this play, which starred Tallulah Bankhead as Blanche, click on STREETCAR.
  • T/Sgt. Frank Morris in "The Rhom Affair" which ran September 3-8 at the Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT.
  • 1957
  • Appeared in a production at Playhouse in the Park, Phila., PA
  • 1959
  • Andre (Leadhead) in "The Gay Felons". Other cast members included Josp Elic, Roger DeKoven, C.K. Alexander, George Tobias, Suzanne Bernard, Denise Darcel, Henry Sharp, Jacques Francois, Donn Driver, Sorrell Booke, Josette Banzet, Alan Ansara, Gregory Morton, Carmen Pizzi, Raymond Bramley. Open February 12 in Wilmington, DE, and closed March 14 at Ford's in Baltimore, MD.
  • Appeared in a production at Cecilwood Playhouse, Fishkill, NY
  • Appeared in "Reuben, Reuben".
  • 1960-62
  • Ben Marino in the road company of "Fiorello!". (Songs Rudy sung: "Politics and Poker", "The Bum Won" and "Little Tin Box.") Bob Carroll played Fiorello, Arthur Bartow as Neil, Paul Lipson as Morris, Jayme Mylroe as Dora, Charlotte Fairchild as Marie. Other cast members too numerous to mention; cast list available upon request. Opened Aug. 8, 1960 at the State Fair Music Hall in Dallas, TX, closed March 31, 1962 at the Erlanger Theatre in Phila., PA. To see a photo, click FIORELLO
  • 1964-1965
  • The Father in "After The Fall". Charles Aidman played Quentin, Judi West as Maggie, Sylvia Gassell as Mother, Susan Browning as Felice, Linda Geiser as Holga, Robert Baines as Dan, Heather Mackenzie as Elsie, Patricia Falkenhain as Louise, David Spielberg as Mickey, Lorna Thayer as Carrie, Carl Gabler as Lucas. National tour. Opened October 21, 1964 at the Wilmington, Delaware Playhouse, and closed May 29, 1965 at the Shubert in Boston.
  • 1966
  • The Father in "After The Fall". Jose Ferrer played Quentin, Karen Black as Maggie, Shirley Cox as Elsie, Marian Mercer as Felice, Lovelady Powell as Holga, Nancy R. Pollock as Mother, Edward Grover as Dan, Roz Simmons as Nurse, Lois Markle as Louise, Frank Schofield as Lou, Joseph Mascolo as Mikey. Other cast members include Charles Sheldon, Annie Stewart, Philip Faversham, I. Edward Sloane, Frederick Brule, Ben Cotey, Michael Green, Mark Hiers, Michael Montel, Mark Morro, Steven Selig, Ken Simpson, Alan Vengel. Feb. 1-13, Coconut Grove, Miami, FL
  • Bayard in "Incident At Vichy". Roy Scheider played the Major. Other cast members were Jean Pierre Aumont, George Voskovec, Anthony Serchio, Louis Guss, Louis Zorich, Leslie Barrett, Marvin Peisner, Sirri Murad, Gregg Weir, Will Lee. Playhouse in the Park, Philadelphia.
  • Al Becter in "Big Man". Lou Gilbert played Benny Grossman, Rue McClanahan played the Nurse, John mcCurry the Attendant, and Barbara Hayes played Ray Pecter. Opened May 19, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City, closed May 29 after 14 performances.
  • Mr. Gillman in "Match Play". Tony Musante was Marty, Beverly Ballard was Jill. Oct. 11-16, 8 performances, Provincetown Playhouse, New York City.
  • 1966-68
  • The Captain in "Illya Darling". Click on the link for more information.
  • 1968
  • Salamandro in "A Mother's Kisses". Beatrice Arthur played Meg, Bill Callaway as Joseph, Renee Roy as Kathleen. Too many cast members to list here, contact me if you want the complete list. Opened Sept. 23 at the Shubert in New Haven, CT, and closed Oct. 19 at the Mechanic Theatre in Baltimore, MD.
  • 1969
  • Mak in "Papp". Albert Paulson played Papp, Arnold Soboloff was Curio, Barbara Hayes was the Whore of Babylon. May 5-24, 44 performances, put on by The American Place Theatre at St. Clement's Church in NY
  • 1971
  • Rudy directed a production of "A Streetcar Named Desire", Chatham Community Players, Chatham, NJ, beginning Februry 26.
  • 1972
  • Ross in "The Silent Partner". Estelle Parsons played Mrs. Lovelace, William Prince as Gracie, Tom Newman as Mayor, John Ryan as Mr. Drumm, Bill Macy as Mr. Fink, Constantine Katsanos as Corelli. Other cast members too numerous to mention, contact me if you would like a complete list. May 11-May 21, limited engagement of 12 performances, Actors Studio, NYC
  • Sam Hoke in "Night Watch". Joan Hackett played Elaine Wheeler, Len Cariou as John Wheeler, Jeanne Hepple as Helga, Martin Shakar as Vanelli, Keene Curtis as Curtis Appleby, Elaine Kerr as Blanche Cooke, William Kiehl as Lt. Walker, Barbara Cason as Dr. Tracey Lake. Preview Feb. 11, opened Feb. 28, 121 total peformances, Morosco Theater, NYC, closed June 10
  • Legislator & Triballow in "The Birds". Burt Young as Hoopoe, Joe Ragno as Herakles. Other cast members too numerous to mention, contact me if you wish a complete list. Oct. 19-29, limited engagement of 12 performances, Actors Studio, NYC
  • A juror in "Twelve Angry Men". The other jurors were Robert Forster, Howard Green, Constatnine Katsanos, Richard Lynch, Peter Maloney, Lazaro Perez, John P. Ryan, John D. Seymour, joseph Sullivan, James Tolkan and Jack Waltzer. December 3-17, after 32 performances, Queens Playhouse, Queens, NY.
  • 1973
  • An understudy in "Turtlenecks", later called "The One Night Stand". Tony Curtis and William Devane had the lead roles. Opened August 6 at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit, closed September 22 at the Forrest in Philadelphia.
  • 1974
  • Lou in "Bread". Mike Kellin played George, Marilyn Chris as Dagmar, Dolph Sweet as Stanley, John Peter Barrett as Mark, Constantine Katsanos as Jake. Jan. 28-Feb. 9, after limited engagement of 34 performances, The American Place Theatre, NYC. To see a photo, click BREAD
  • Bertrand de Plulengy & Father Massieu in "Joan of Lorraine". Directed by Alan Arkin, the cast included Mandy Patinkin (as Durant Laxart), still a student at the Juilliard School Drama Division, in his New York debut. The other cast members were Michael Gragner as Jacques D'Arc & Archbishop of Rheims, Gideon Davis as Georges de Tremoille, Miles Chapin as Jean D'Arc, Barbara Dana as Joan, Leonard Di Sesa as Pierre D'Arc, Nikos Valance as St. Michael, Laurie Fjord as St. Catherine, Peggy Jones as St. Margaret, James Karen as Jean de Metz & Cauchon/Bishop of Beauvais, Edward Herrmann as Alain Chartier & The Executioner, John Horn as Dauphin, Bill Herndon as Dunois, Irving Vincent as La Hire & Thomas de Courcelles, Mike Kellin as The Inquisitor. March 18-24, a limited engagement of 12 performances, Good Shepherd-Faith Church, 152 W. 66th, NYC.
  • Man from Erzeroum in "Armenians". Ed Setrakian played Casparian, Warren Finnerty as Knadjian, Luis Avalos as Papazian, Terese Hayden as Almast, Joseph Ragno as Dr. Jivelekian. Other cast members were Nicholas Daddazio, Murray Moston, Vahagn Hovannes, Raymond Cole, Harold Cherry, David Patch, Bob Doran, Sal Carollo, Robert Coluntino. Oct. 22-Nov. 14, after limited engagement of 8 performances, Kavookjian Auditorium, 2nd Ave., NYC
  • 1975
  • Al Goodman in "Dream of a Blacklisted Actor". Wall Hare played Edward Morris, Jacqueline Brookes as Cookie Morris, Paula Marchese as Teresa Morris, Jerry Zaks as Joe Morris, Joseph Ponazecki as Richard Kiehl, Sarah Harris as Grace, Louis Pietig as Mr. Bennett, Adam Keefe as Paul Warren, James Tolkan as Charlie Allman. May 1-11, after limited run of 8 performances, Ensemble Studio Theatre, NYC
  • 1976
  • Annas in "From the Memoirs of Pontius Pilate". Jack Holland played Pilate, Geoffrey Holder as Yeshu, Mel Bernstein as Barabbas, Jack Leustig as Stephen, John Costopoulos as Judas, Murray Moston as Caiaphas, Ed Kovens as Herod Antipas. Also in the cast were Sheldon Elman, Scott Kasdin, Richard Livert, David Scholar. Dec. 2-19, after a limited engagement of 12 performances, Actors Studio, NYC
  • The First Gravedigger in "Hamlet". Jon Voight was Hamlet, Jacqueline Brookes was Gertrude, Douglas Watson was Claudius, Dan Hedaya was the First Player, Christopher Allport was Laertes, and Anthony Passantino was the Poisoner. Rutgers University, produced by Ensemble Studio Theatre, July.
  • Willy Loman in "Death Of A Salesman". Leon Russom played Biff, Sybil Robinson as Linda, Ken Meseroll as Happy, Peter Newton as Bernard, Jean Silber as The Woman, Lou Berger as Charley, Richard Lason as Uncle Ben, Russell Freund as Howard Wagner, Jody Schwartz as Jenny, David Ervin as Stanley, Anna Branigan as Miss Forsythe, Fran Liedman as Letta. April 7-11 & April 13-17, The University Theatre, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison. To see a photo, click SALESMAN.
  • "The Solid Gold Cadillac" ran August 18-29 at the Woodstock Playhouse, Woodstock, New York. Rudy Bond was Edward L. McKeever. Other cast members: Ruth Gilbert as Mrs. Laura Partridge; Ralph Bell as Clifford Snell; Maggie Brown, Susan Gilliss, Richard Holland, Michael Martin, Leonard Patrick, Charles Reynolds, Ginger Curl and Cindy Marcus. It was directed by Alfred Drake.
  • 1977
  • Peter Nikolayevitch Sorin in "The Sea Gull". Rita Gam played Irina Niolayevna Arcadina, Tony Aylward as Semyon Semyonovitch Medvenko, Trish Hawkins as Nina Mikhallovna Zaryechny, Pirie MacDonald as Boris Alexyevitch Trigorin. Other cast members included Paul Tellstrom, Bill Spitz, Mark Winkworth, Thomas Ruisinger, Natalie Priest, Jack R. Marks, Millie Sovik. Syracuse Stage, Syrcause, NY
  • Robert de Baudricourt and An English Solider in "St. Joan" at the Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, Connecticut.
  • Pop in "Burning Bright". This was a cold reading of the play written by Kyle Kessler, put on by the New Dramatists, Inc. Sully Boyar played Tony, John Carpenter as Grandfather, Bill Cwikowski as Ted, Gene Davis as John, John Dleregno as Ken, Demo Dimartile as Nat, Alice Drummond as Grandmother, Joan Ellis as Phyllis, Erica Fox as Doddie, Jack Gilpin as Warren, Jonathan Hogan as Terry, Liz Kemp as Sis, Dick Lynch as Mose More, Bob Seidenberg as Father, John Shearin as George, and Peter Weller as Bruce. June 24th. 44th St., New York City
  • 1982
  • Rehearsing for "What the Babe Said" at the time of his death, Denver Center Theatre
  • If you know of any other productions in which
    he appeared, please let me know.
    zanestein@zanestein.com