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John Reardon

b. 8 Apr 1930, NEW YORK, NY, USA, d. 16 Apr 1988, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. Throughout his profession, Reardon, a baritone, sang opera and Broadway musicals with identical verve and skill. He doubled little roles within the Saint Of Bleecker Road (1954), with reserve, music and lyrics by Gian-Carlo Menotti (b. 7 July 1911, Cadegliano, Italy), which acquired a three-month work on the Broadway Theater. Featured within the ensemble had been David Aiken, Catherine Akos, Gloria Street, Leon Lishner, Maria Di Gerlando, Maria Marlo and David Poleri. Reardon is at Leonard Sillman’s New Encounters Of 1956, on the Ethel Barrymore Theater for 220 shows. He performed tunes and sketches including performing ‘Inform Her’, music by Arthur Siegel, lyrics by June Carroll, and ‘Ladies ‘n’ Ladies ‘n’ Ladies’, music and lyrics by Irvin Graham. Also within the display had been Franca Baldwin, Suzanne Bernard, Jane Connell, Johnny Haymer, Johnny Laverty, Virginia Martin, Jimmy Sisco, Maggie Smith and Inga Swenson. Reardon was after that in Perform Re Mi (1960), which starred Phil Silvers and Nancy Walker as Hubert and Kay Cram, and experienced a 400-overall performance run, chiefly in the St. Wayne Theater. With book by Garson Kanin, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, the display also presented Nancy Dussault as Tilda Mullen. Reardon required the part of John Henry Wheeler, with two single spots, ‘I FIND OUT ABOUT Like’ and ‘Requesting For You’, and two duets with Dussault, ‘Fireworks’ as well as the strike song ‘Make Somebody Content’. Reardon made an appearance on television within the middle- to past due 50s, performing Papageno inside a transmitting of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, so when a balladeer in Platinum Rush, that was an bout of The Seven Lively Arts. He previously an acting part within the Labyrinth (1962), and in exactly the same 12 months was the Tone of voice of God within the Overflow. He also made an appearance in several shows from the long-running series, Mister Rogers’ Community (1968-86) and sometimes appeared like a performing guest on displays such as for example Ed Sullivan’s Toast Of THE CITY. In 1978 he was in London for Kismet, a Civic Light Opera creation in the Shaftesbury Theater, with Lorna Dallas and Clifton Todd.

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