Richard III

Name: Heckscher Theatre
Address: 1230 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029
Production Details
Opening date: November 25, 1957
Closing date: December 28, 1957
Opening Night Credits

Production Credits
Person/Company Credit
Joseph Papp Public Theater/New York Shakespeare Festival Producer
Joseph Papp Producer
William Shakespeare Playwright
David Amram Music
Stuart Vaughan Director
Herta Payson Choreographer
Kelton Garwood Fencing Coach
Bernie Joy Set Designer
Stuart Vaughan Set Designer
Bernie Joy Costume Designer
John Robertson Lighting Designer
Hilmar Sallee General Manager
Merle Debuskey Press Representative
Richard Coate Stage Manager
Tom Gruenewald Stage Manager
John Robertson Stage Manager
Richard Robbins Technical Director

Actor Role
Grattan Armstrong Prince of Wales
Paul Ballantyne Duke of Buckingham
Robert Blackburn Earl of Richmond
Richard Brown Marquis of Dorset/ Captain Blount
Jack Cannon Sir James Tyrrel
Richard Coate 2nd Citizen
Wayne Croft Ensemble
Lance Cunard Lord Mayor of London
Lewis DeMarco Page
Daniel Durning Archbishop of York/ Earl of Surrey
Dana Elcar King Edward IV
Iver Fischman Sir Thomas Vaughan
Robert Hacha Sir Robert Brakenbury
William Hindman Lord Rivers
Michael Kasden Messenger to Richard
Sheppard Kerman Lord Hastings
Lisa Kolb Ensemble
Frank Loverde Ensemble
Virginia Mattis Queen Elizabeth
David Metcalf Sir William Catesby
Russ Moro Ensemble
Marcia Morris Lady Anne
Phil Nicolaides Messenger to Richard
Eulalie Noble Margaret of Anjou
Patricia O'Grady Duchess of York
Gregor Owen Duke of York
Marian Primont Duchess of York
Merlyn Purdy Mistress Shore
Lester Rawlins Duke of Clarence
Michael M. Ryan Lord Lovel
M. David Samples 1st Citizen/ Earl of Oxford
George C. Scott Richard Duke of Gloster
Ed Simonian Ensemble
Jerry Stiller 2nd Murderer
Arnold Tager 1st Murderer/ Duke of Norfolk
Eb Thomas Lord Grey
Arthur Watson Sir Richard Ratcliffe
Karl E. Williams Bishop of Ely
Mervyn Williams Lord Stanley
Howard Witt Sir Walter Herbert/ Messenger to Richard
David Zirlin Messenger to the Queen

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Award Person / Company Function
1 WON 1958 Clarence Derwent Award George C. Scott Actor
2 WON 1958 Theatre World Award George C. Scott Actor
At the time the production played the company was known as The New York Shakespeare Festival.