Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Sheppard Kerman Biography (1928-1991)
Born August 26, 1928, in Brooklyn, NY; son of Louis (in business) and Leila (a poet; maiden name, Benowitz) Kerman; married Ilona Morai (a ballet dancer and teacher), January 19, 1957; children: Christina. Addresses: HOME--41B Dunes Lane, Port Washington, NY 11050. AGENT--Bret Adams & Associates,448 West 44th St., New York, NY 10036.
- Birth Details
- August 26, 1928
- Brooklyn, New York, United States
- Death Details
- April 15, 1991
- Manhassat, New York
- STAGE DEBUT--Title role, Edward II, Pauline Edwards Theatre, New York City, 1947.
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Czech diplomat and radio announcer, The Prescott Proposals, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, 1953.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Marc Antony, All for Love, Off-Broadway production, 1960-51.
- Mario, Tonight in Samarkand, Broadway production, 1954.
- Dr. Balzar and third soldier, The Great Sebastians, Broadway production,1956.
- British police sergeant, Listen to the Mockingbird, Broadway production,1957.
- Cord Elam, Oklahoma!, City Center, New York City, 1958.
- Uncle Max, The Sound of Music, Broadway production, 1959-63.
- Narrator, Caprichos, American Ballet Theatre, New York City, 1965.
- Off-Broadway productions: Oliver, As You Like It, and Hastings, Richard III, both New York Shakespeare Festival; The Projection Room, Theatre de Lys;title role, Everyman; Grandpa, Trouble in July; title role, Santa Claus; Herod, Salome; Diego, Fools Are Passing Through; title role, Faust; the film director and Ptolemy, The Thirteenth God; Dwornitshek, The Play's the Thing.
- Stock productions: Doc, Come Back Little Sheba; Keller, All My Sons; Jussac, Can Can; Senator Phogbound, Li'l Abner; Kendal Nesbit, Lady in the Dark;Dr. Serensky, Anastasia; Captain Queeg, The Caine Mutiny Court Martial; Ali Hakim, Oklahoma!; Ed Devery, Born Yesterday; Mitch, A Streetcar Named Desire.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK; MULTIMEDIA DESIGNER
- Seesaw, Broadway production, 1973.
- Beatlemania, Winter Garden Theatre, and on tour, 1977.
- Platinum, Broadway production, 1978.
- Has also designed for speeches and motivational pieces.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Boss Tweed; has also appeared in industrial and U.S. Army training films.
- The Dark and the Day, New Dramatists, New York City, 1952.
- Bilby's Doll, New Dramatists, New York City, 1953.
- Cut of the Axe, Ambassador Theatre, New York City, 1960, published by Samuel French Inc., 1961.
- Players on a Beach, Masters Institute Theatre, New York City, 1961.
- Mr. Simian, Astor Place Playhouse, New York City, 1963.
- The Tune of the Time, Atlanta Civic Theatre, GA, 1969.
- Distant Relations, 1978.
- One-act musicals: Orgy on Park Avenue, Roast, Mamma, The Mood Synthesizer, Lady Collona, Funny Business, all between 1977 and 1982. Also author of unpublished plays "Nine Rebels," 1962, and "The Husband-in-Law," 1968.
- Danger, CBS.
- Studio One, CBS.
- Camera Three, CBS.
- Philco Playhouse, CBS.
- Kraft Playhouse, CBS.
- Matinee Theatre.
- "Opportunity Unlimited."
- Jacob Rils, WNYC, 1946.
- For songwriters Marvin Hamlisch, Lee Pockriss, and John Strauss.
- The Candy Man (single volume).
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