Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
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Larry Swansen Biography (1932-)
Full name, Laurence T. Swansen; born November 10, 1932, in Roosevelt, OK; sonof James L. (a farmer) and Ethel May (a school teacher; maiden name, Colvin)Swanson. Addresses: OFFICE--c/o The Hayes Registry, 701 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019.
- Birth Details
- November 10, 1932
- Roosevelt, Oklahoma, United States
- STAGE DEBUT--Biff, Death of a Salesman, Norwich Summer Theatre, Norwich,CT, 1950.
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Tallman, Those That Play the Clowns, American National Theatre Academy Theatre, 1966.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Young man from across the sea, Dr. Faustus Lights the Lights, with the Living Theatre, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City, 1951.
- Theo Van Gogh, Vincent, Cricket Theatre, New York City, 1959.
- Gilles de Rais, A Darker Flower, Pocket Theatre, New York City, 1963.
- Vicar, Thistle in My Bed, Gramercy Arts Theatre, New York City, 1963.
- Herr Zeller, The Sound of Music, Jones Beach Amphitheatre, Long Island, NY, then City Center Theatre, New York City, 1967.
- Egg of Head, Macbird, Village Gate Theatre, New York City, 1967.
- Eubanks, The Great White Hope, Alvin Theatre, New York City, 1968.
- Field Marshall Doerfling, The Prince of Homburg, Chelsea Theatre Center,New York City, 1976.
- Captain Orton, The King and I, Uris Theatre, New York City, 1977.
- Drumm, Da, Merrimack Regional Theatre, Lowell, MA, 1982.
- Cramden, Who's There?, with the American Theatre of Actors, Sargent Theatre, New York City, 1983.
- Scrooge, A Christmas Carol, and in The Dining Room, both with the Virginia Stage Company, Wells Theatre, Norfolk, VA, 1983.
- Gardner Church, Painting Churches, Caldwell Playhouse, Boca Raton, FL, 1985.
- Yens, Vikings, Jimmy Jack, Translations, and R.L., The Very Last Lover ofthe River Cane, all San Jose Repertory Company, Montgomery Theatre, San Jose, CA, 1986.
- Also appeared in The Unknown Soldier and His Wife, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1968; The Raspberry Picker, American Jewish Theatre, New York City, 1982; The Red Blue Grass Western Flyer Show, St. Clements Church Theatre, New York City; as Gramps, Artichoke, Caldwell Playhouse, Boca Raton, FL; envoy, The Balcony, Purdue University, Lafayette, IN; title role, King Lear, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; Tony, Dial M for Murder; Aimwell, The Beaux' Strategem; Alonso, The Tempest; Sir Andrew Auguecheek, Twelfth Night; John Shand, What Every Woman Knows; Higgins, Pygmalion; Jack, The Importance of Being Earnest; Pastor Holm, Ice Age; Will Stockdale, No Time for Sergeants;prince, Time Remembered; in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Write Me a Murder, and Highchairs; and with the Seattle Repertory Company, Seattle, WA; Hartford StageCompany, Hartford, CT; Dartmouth Repertory Theatre, Hanover, NH; and the Toledo Repertory Company, Toledo, OH.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Clive Champion-Cheney, The Circle, U.S. cities, 1967.
- Herr Zeller, The Sound of Music, U.S. cities, 1961.
- Carr Gomm, The Elephant Man, U.S. cities, 1980.
- FILM DEBUT--Charles Butler, Scream Baby Scream, Westminster Films, 1968.
- TELEVISION DEBUT--Field Marshall Doerfling, The Prince of Homburg, PBS, 1977.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; EPISODIC
- Saturday Night Live, NBC.
- The Tonight Show, NBC.
- Unfamiliar Beds, Rochester Civic Theatre, Rochester, MN, 1981.
- Boston 1721 (unproduced).
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