He acted in William Shakespeare's play, "Henry IV Part II," at the Old Vic Theatre in London, England with Merritt, Mary Newcombe, Vivienne Bennett, Abraham Sofaer, Cecil Trouncer, Alec Clunes, Alan Webb, and Leo Genn in the cast. Henry Cass was director.
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[on his job as producer of Shakespeare plays for the "Hallmark Hall of Fame"]: Our job is to lead public taste, not play to what is thought to be public taste.
Won two Tony Awards: in 1950, a Special Award "for the work he did in guiding the City Center Theatre Company through a highly successful season", and in 1954, as co-producer (with George Schaefer
) of the Best Play winner, "The Teahouse of the August Moon". He was also twice nominated for Tony Awards: in 1957 as Best Actor (Dramatic) for "The Apple Cart" and in 1961 as Best Actor (Musical) for "...
Roles in Shakespearean adaptations