Richard Grayson Biography (1925-)

Born Richard Andrew Rosenblatt; name Richard Martin, 1942-50; changed name toRichard Grayson, 1950; born May 2, 1925, in San Francisco, CA; son of MartinS. (a business executive) and Margaret (Cohn) Rosenblatt. Addresses:OFFICE--1501 Broadway, Suite 201, New York, NY 10036.

Birth Details
May 2, 1925
San Francisco, California, United States

Famous Works

  • Credits
  • STAGE DEBUT--Cheshire Cat and Humpty Dumpty, Alice in Wonderland, community theatre, San Francisco, CA, 1932.
  • Hertibise, Orphee, Provincetown Playouse, New York City, 1945.
  • the juvenile, The Shining Hour, Equity Library Theatre, 1946.
  • Loutec, Red Gloves, Mansfield Theatre, New York City, 1948.
  • Yes, My Darling Daughter, Town Hall Theatre, Fairhaven, MA, and at the Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, PA, 1949.
  • The Barker, Town Hall Theatre, Fairhaven, MA, and Lake Hopatcong, NJ, 1949.
  • the tutor, Cry of the Peacock, Mansfield Theatre, New York City, 1950.
  • understudy Michel, The Immoralist, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1954.
  • Credits; MAJOR TOURS
  • Victor Sellers, The Ryan Girl, opened at the Shubert Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, closed at the Blackstone Theatre, Chicago, IL, 1945.
  • Any Wednesday, Curtain-Up Dinner Theatre, St. Louis, MO, 1974.
  • Stage manager, (opera) The Devil and Daniel Webster, Veteran's Auditorium, San Francisco, CA, 1942.
  • assistant stage manager, Catherine Was Great, Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1944.
  • stage manager, Sleep, My Pretty One, Playhouse Theatre, 1944.
  • assistant to the director, Signature, Forrest Theatre, New York City, 1945.
  • business manager, Provincetown Playhouse, 1945.
  • assistant stage manager, The Ryan Girl, Plymouth Theatre, New York City,1945.
  • co-producer, Live Life Again and This Property Condemned, Equity LibraryTheatre, New York City, 1945-46.
  • stage manager, The Royal Family, John Drew Theatre, East Hampton, L.I., NY, 1946.
  • business manager, Hilltop Summer Theatre, Lutherville, MD, 1946.
  • assistant stage manager, Ballet Ballads, American National Theatre Academy (ANTA) experimental production at Maxine Elliot's Theatre, New York City, 1948.
  • stage manager, The Red Gloves, Mansfield Theatre, New York City, 1948.
  • stage manager, Town Hall Theatre, Fairhaven, MA, 1949.
  • stage manager, The Cry of the Peacock, Mansfield Theatre, New York City,1950.
  • stage manager, The Live Wire, Playhouse Theatre, New York City, 1950.
  • co-producer, Ballet Ballads, Century Theatre, Hollywood, 1950.
  • was associated with Lawrence Langner with assignments encompassing all ofMr. Langner's theatrical activities, including the Theatre Guild, New York City and the Westport Country Playhouse, CT.
  • Assistant stage manager, The Immoralist, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1954.
  • advance stage manager for American Shakespeare Festival East Coast tour,An Evening with Will Shakespeare, 1953.
  • executive coordinator, American Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, CT, 1955.
  • assistant stage manager, No Time for Sergeants, Alvin Theatre, New York City, 1955.
  • production manager for Maurice Evans Productions, Inc., 1955-57.
  • stage manager, The Apple Cart, Plymouth Theatre, New York City, 1956, andon tour, 1957.
  • stage manager, The Reluctant Debuante, West Coast tour, 1957.
  • apprentice company manager, The Body Beautiful, Broadway Theatre, New York City, 1957.
  • apprentice house manager, New Locust Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, 1958.
  • general manager, Heartbreak House, Billy Rose Theatre, New York City, 1959.
  • Little Mary Sunshine, Orpheum Theatre, New York City, 1959.
  • company manager, Take Me Along, Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1959.
  • company manager, Gypsy, Broadway Theatre, New York City, 1959, and national tour, 1961.
  • company manager, La Plume de Ma Tante, Royale Theatre, New York City andon tour, 1960.
  • company manager, Carnival, Imperial Theatre, New York City, 1961.
  • company manager second tour of Gypsy, 1961-62.
  • company manager, Do Re Mi, tour, 1962.
  • company manager, Irma La Douce, national tour, 1962.
  • company manager, Anything Goes, Orpheum Theatre, 1962.
  • Tovarich, Broadway Theatre, 1963.
  • company manager, The Sound of Music, national tour, 1964.
  • general manager, Roar Like a Dove, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1964.
  • stage manager, Dupont Pavilion, New York World's Fair, 1964.
  • General manager, Oliver! and Camelot, bus and truck tours, 1964-65.
  • company manager, The Glass Menagerie, Broadway revival and Kismet, national tour, 1965.
  • company manager, Mame, Broadway production, 1966-69.
  • company manager, The Boys in the Band, New York City, 1970.
  • company manager, Sensations, Off-Broadway production, 1970.
  • general manager, Bob & Ray: The Two and Only, Broadway production, 1970.
  • company manager, The Joffrey Ballet, New York City production and tour, 1971.
  • company manager, Hair, national tour, 1972.
  • company manager, Disney on Parade, national tour, 1973.
  • company manager, The Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, 1973-75.
  • co-produced Broadway in Concert, Town Hall Theatre, New York City, She Loves Me, New York City production, and Knickerbocker Holiday, New York City production, all 1977.
  • Since 1978, has worked with the affiliated corporations of Kolmar/Luth Entertainment, Inc., KL Management, Inc., The Edgewood Organization, Inc.
  • As comptroller, company manager, general manager, and associate producerfor Lies & Legends, The Musical Stories of Harry Chapin, Off-Broadway production, national tours of Beehive, On Your Toes, Sophisticated Ladies, PeterPan, Mornings at Seven, and One Mo' Time, and for Victor Borge, Broadway production and tour.
  • company manager, Gertrude Stein and a Companion, Lucille Lortel Theatre,New York City, 1986.
  • Down Among the Sheltering Palms, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1951.
  • Chain of Circumstance, Columbia, 1951.
  • Flat Top, Mono, 1952.
  • Thunderbirds, Republic, 1952.
  • Bonzo Goes to College, Universal, 1952.
  • Eight Iron Men, Columbia, 1952.
  • Lili, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), 1952.
  • Above and Beyond, MGM, 1952.
  • Quartermaster, "Battleship Bismark," Studio One, CBS, 1949.
  • Cotton Candy Operator, "The Barker," Ford Theatre, CBS, 1950.
  • Jimmy, "Fable of Honest Harry," Armstrong Circle Theatre, NBC, 1952.
  • Thompson, "Dial 'M' for Murder," Hallmark Hall of Fame, NBC, 1958.
  • Was associated with Lawrence Langner with assignments encompassing all ofMr. Langner's productions including U.S. Steel Hour, 1953- 55.
  • John Royal, "Quiet Wedding," Theatre Guild of the Air, NBC, 1953.

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