Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Don McHenry Biography (1908-)
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- Birth Details
- February 25, 1908
- Paterson, New Jersey
- Worked as a pharmacist before becoming an actor.
- Summer productions at the Maverick Theatre, Woodstock, NY, 1935-37.
New York Debut
- Murray Tserk, Don't Throw Glass Houses, Vanderbilt, 1938.
Principal Stage Appearances
- Porter, The Tower Beyond Tragedy, ANTA, New York, 1950; for the Broadway Chapel Players, 1951-53: Fool, The Hour Glass, Tobit, Tobiasand the Angel, Captain, Thunder Rock, In April Once; Captain FoxReddleman, Venus Observed, New Century, 1952; Herbert Reedbeck, Venus Observed, Ann Arbor Drama Festival, 1952; Ezekiel Cheever, The Crucible, Martin Beck, New York, 1953; M. Brun, Fanny, Majestic, New York, 1954; Mayor Slade, Destry Rides Again, Imperial, New York, 1959;Mr. Perpetua, The Cantilevered Terrace, 41st Street Theatre, New York,1962; Girl's Father, The Fantasticks, Goodspeed Opera House, EastHaddam, CT, 1963; Senator Canfield, The Child Buyer, Professional Theatre Program, University of Michigan, 1964; Harold Haskell, Watch the Birdie, 1964; Ulysses, Tiger at the Gates, Theatre of the Living Arts,Philadelphia, 1965; with Pennsylvania State University Festival of Professional Theatre, 1965: Lord Hastings in Richard III, the Doctor in TheSkin of Our Teeth, and Monsewer in The Hostage; Mr. Lundy, Brigadoon, Pabst Theatre, Milwaukee, WI, 1965-66; Tutor, Medea, MusicTheatre, Houston, 1966; Lord Burleigh, Elizabeth the Queen, City Center, New York, 1966; Old John, A Cry of the Players, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Stockbridge, MA, 1968, and at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York,1968-69; Gentleman/Brother Superior, Hunger and Thirst, Berkshire Theatre Festival, 1969; A Passage to E.M. Forster, Berkshire Theatre Festival, 1970; Lord Bishop of Durham, Vivat! Vivat Regina!, Broadhurst, New York, 1972; Sen. Thaddeus Jones, A Conflict of Interest, U.R.G.E.N.T. Theatre, 1973. Tutor, Medea: National Theatre, 1947, City Center, New York, 1949, U.S. State Department Productions, Hebbel Theatre, Berlin, Germany, 1951, Sarah Bernhardt Theatre, Paris, France, 1956, Clarence Brown Theatre, University of Tennessee, 1982, Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C., 1982, and CortTheatre, New York, 1982.
- Ashley, White Cargo, 1941; M. Brun, Fanny, 1957; Karl Miller, Kind Sir, 1963-64; Mr. Brownlow, Oliver!, 1966; Tragic Gentleman, Jacobowsky and the Colonel, 1967; Justice Worthy, Lock Up Your Daughters, 1968; Polonius, Hamlet, 1970-71.
- Dr. Lappe, The Three Days of the Condor, 1974.
The Milton Berle Show, 1948.
Skylark, 1950; Abe Lincoln in Illinois, 1950; Berkeley Square, 1950; Return of Edward Bernard, 1952; Hallmark Hall of Fame, 1954; Robert Montgomery Presents, 1954; U.S. Steel Hour, 1954; Studio One, 1954; Excursion, 1954; Medea, 1954;Bernadette, 1960; The Secret Storm, 1960-63; Route 66,1963; The Nurses, 1964; The Defenders, 1964; The Edge of Night, 1966-69; The Crucible, 1967; Directions, 1967-70; Neither Are We Enemies (Hallmark Hall of Fame), 1970; The Guiding Light, 1974; Bent, The Chinese Prime Minister (Hollywood Television Theatre), 1974; Sir Cotterell Dormen, The Adams Chronicles, 1975; Tutor, Medea, Kennedy Center Tonight, 1982.