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  • (1970s - 1980s) Long series of many, many TV commercials for Fruit of the Loom underwear, portraying the talking "Bunch of Grapes" character.
  • (2002) Portrayed Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol" on Broadway, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.
  • (September 27, 1997 - January 4, 1998) "Triumph of Love", a musical, book by James Magruder; music by Jeffrey Stock; lyrics by Susan Birkenhead; based on the play by Marivaux; music orchestrated by Bruce Coughlin; musical direction by Patrick Brady; music arranged by Michael Kosarin; "Have a Little Faith" composed by Michael Kosarin; "Mr. Right" composed by Van Dyke Parks, directed by Michael Mayer; choreography by Doug Varone; with F. Murray Abraham (as Hermocrates brother to Hesione, a philosopher); Betty Buckley (as Hesione, Agis' aunt, a philosopher); Susan Egan (as Princess Léonide); Roger Bart (as Harlequin, the valet); Kevin Chamberlin (as Dimas, the gardener); Nancy Opel (as Corine, Léonide's maid servant); and Christopher Sieber (as Agis, a student of reason), on Broadway at the Royale Theatre, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. (115 total performances, including 30 previews beginning September 27, 1997.)
  • (1999) TV commercials for Holyfield vs. Lewis on pay-per-view (voiceover).
  • (2004) Portrayed Vicomte Rimbaud (the villain) in City Center's Encores' new production and recording "The New Moon", a romantic comedy (revival); Music by Sigmund Romberg; book by Laurence Schwab, Frank Mandel and Oscar Hammerstein II.
  • (2005) Narrator for New York Philharmonic's complete performance of Igor Stravinsky's "L'Histoire du Soldat".
  • (February 4, 2007 - March 11, 2007) Portrayed Barabas in "The Jew of Malta", a play by Christopher Marlowe, directed by David Herskovits, produced by Theatre for a New Audience, Off Broadway at the Duke on 42nd Street Theatre, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. Performed in repertory with "The Merchant of Venice".
  • (February 4, 2007 - March 11, 2007) Portrayed Shylock in "The Merchant of Venice", a play by William Shakespeare, directed by Darko Tresnjak, produced by Theatre for a New Audience, Off Broadway at the Duke on 42nd Street Theatre, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. Performed in repertory with "The Jew of Malta".
  • (1986) Portrayed Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol" also featuring Ossie Davis, June Havoc, Rex Smith, Carole Shelley, MacIntyre Dixon and Jean Marsh on Broadway at the Marriott Marquis Theater, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.
  • (April 2014) TV commercial as a Magical Sorcerer on horseback for the Xfinity by Comcast X-1 platform.
  • (October 9, 1972 - May 19, 1973) "6 Rms Riv Vu", an original comedy; written by Bob Randall; directed by Edwin Sherin; with Jane Alexander (as Anne Miller); Jerry Orbach (as Paul Friedman); Francine Beers (as The Woman in 4-A); Ron Harper (as Richard Miller); Jennifer Warren (as Janet Friedman); F. Murray Abraham (as The Expectant Father); José Ocasio (as Jose Ocasio) (as Superintendent); Anna Shaler (as The Pregnant Woman); and Donegan Smith (as The Expectant Father); on Broadway at the Helen Hayes Theatre (October 9, 1972 - January 27, 1973) and the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (January 30, 1973 - May 19, 1973), Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. (256 performances, including 9 previews beginning October 9, 1972.)
  • (September 13, 2007 - November 25, 2007) "Mauritius", a new drama, written by Theresa Rebeck; directed by Doug Hughes; with F. Murray Abraham (as Sterling); Dylan Baker (as Phillip); Bobby Cannavale (Broadway debut as Dennis); Katie Finneran (as Mary); and Alison Pill (as Jackie); on Broadway at the Biltmore Theatre (85 total performances, including 24 previews beginning September 13, 2007), Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.
  • (January 10, 1975 - January 4, 1976) "The Ritz", an original comedy; written by Terrence McNally; directed by Robert Drivas; with Ron Abel (as the Pianist); F. Murray Abraham (as Chris); Bruce Bauer (as the Policeman); Dick Boccelli (as Crisco); Christopher J. Brown (as Duff); Stephen Collins (as Michael Brick); Hortensia Colorado (as Maurine); Tony De Santis (as Sheldon Farenthold); George Dzundza (as Abe); John Everson (as Tiger); Ruth Jaroslow (as Vivian Proclo); Rita Moreno (as Googie Gomez); Paul B. Price (as Claude Perkins); John Remme (as Patron / Patron in Chaps); Steve Scott (as Patron); Jerry Stiller (as Carmine Vespucci); and Jack Weston (as Gaetano Proclo); on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre (410 total performances, including 10 previews beginning January 10, 1975), Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.
  • (November 12, 1986 - May 31, 1987) "Macbeth", dramatic revival; produced by Joseph Papp; written by William Shakespeare; directed by Estelle Parsons; with F. Murray Abraham (as Macbeth, a general of the Scottish Army); Arnold Bankston (as Captain / Murderer / Caithness, a nobleman / Seyton); Christian Baskous (as Macduff, a nobleman of Scotland / Murderer / Lord); Deborah Bremer (as Donalbain, son of Duncan / Entertainer / Lady Macduff / Soldier); Rocky Carroll (as Malcolm, son of Duncan / Lord / Witch); Ivonne Coll (as Duncan, King of Scotland / Old Woman / Seyton / Apparition); Bertila Damas (as Gentlewoman / Messenger); Keith David (as Macbeth, a general of the Scottish Army [Alternate] / Mariye Inouye (as Entertainer / Apparition / Macduff's Son / Soldier); Jeffery Logan (as Lennox, a nobleman); Jordan Lund (as Banquo, a general of the Scottish Army / Murderer / Siward); Judith Moreland (as Dancer / Servant / Soldier); Rene Moreno (as Menteith, a nobleman); James Puig (as Porter / Lord / Doctor / Soldier); Mac Randall (as Ross, a nobleman); Michael Rivera (as Angus, a nobleman / Murderer / Witch); Rene Rivera (as René Rivera) (as Fleance, son of Banquo / Lord / Young Siward); Regina Taylor (as First Witch); Yukio Tsuji (as Entertainer); Ching Valdes-Aran (as Lady Macbeth); on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre (in repertory with "As You Like It" and "Romeo and Juliet") Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA.
  • (March 2014) TV commercial "Multi-Million Dollar Athletes" for McDonald's Dollar Menu at Breakfast and McCafe Premium Roast Coffee (voiceover).
  • (September 26, 1968 - May 17, 1969) "The Man in the Glass Booth", in its first time dramatic production, on Broadway at the Royale Theatre. Written by Robert Shaw, directed by Harold Pinter, with F. Murray Abraham (as Tzelniker/Rudin); Walter Allen (as Guard); Robert Anthony (as Guard); Madison Arnold (as Jack Marowski); Clinton Atkinson (as Sergeant); Graham Brown (as Sam); John Coe (as Flower Man); Michael Ebert (as Durer); Ronnie L. Gilbert (as Mrs. Rosen); Jack Hollander (as Dr. Kessel/Prosecutor); Tresa Hughes (as Mrs. Lehmann); Ben Kapen (as Judge); Paul Manfred (as Steiger); Donald Pleasence (as Arthur Goldman); Lawrence Pressman (as Charlie Cohn); Martin Rudy (as Judge); Florence Tarlow (as Mrs. Levi); Boris Tumarin (as Presiding Judge); and Abe Vigoda (as Landau). Total Performances - 264 (including 12 previews).
  • (June 2, 1987 - June 16, 1987) He acted in Terrence McNally's play, "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair De Lune", at the Stage II of the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York City with Kathy Bates in the cast. Paul Benedict was director.
  • (1988) He acted in Samuel Beckett's play, "Waiting for Godot", at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts on Broadway in New York City with Robin Williams, Bill Irwin and Steve Martin in the cast. Mike Nichols was director.
  • (November 18, 2001 - December 9, 2001) He played Irving Mansfield in Mark Hampton and Barbara Zitwer's play, "Paper Doll", at the Public Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with Marlo Thomas (Jacqueline Susann); Joanne Genelle (Bree, Shelly, Rainbow); Armando Rodriguez; Barney Berloni (Josephine); in the cast. Michael McGarty was scenic designer. Leonard Foglia was director. Martin Pakledinaz was costume designer. Brian Nason was lighting designer.
  • (October 19, 1979 - December 2, 1979) He acted in Isaac Bashevis Singer and Eve Friedman's play, "Teibele and Her Demon", in The Arena Stage Theatre production at the Kreeger Theater in Washington, D.C. with Laura Esterman, Barry Primus, Lee Lawson, Ron Perlman, Stephan Weyte and Will Kuluva in the cast. Richard Peaslee was composer. Desmond Heeley was set and costume designer. Stephen Kanee was director.
  • (1978 - 1979 season) He acted in Isaac Bashevis Singer and Eve Friedman's play, "Teibele and Her Demon", at the Tyrone Guthrie Theater, 725 Vineland Place, Minneapolis, Minnesota with Laura Esterman in the cast. Stephen Kanee was director. Desmond Heeley was set and costume designer. Duane Schuler was lighting designer. Richard Peaslee was composer.
  • (May 10, 1991) He played the title role in William Shakespeare's play, "King Lear," in an American Repertory Theatre production at the Loeb Stage in Cambridge, Massachusetts with Stephanie Roth (Cordelia) in the cast. Adrian Hall was director. Eugene Lee was set designer. Catherine Zuber was costume designer. Natasha Katz was lighting designer. Richard Cumming was composer. William Finlay was fight choreographer. Robert Brustein was artistic director.

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