- (1927) Stage: Appeared (as "Scraggs"; Broadway debut) in "Fog" on Broadway. Written by John Willard. Directed by Arthur Hurley. National Theatre: 7 Feb 1927-May 1927 (closing date unknown/96 performances). Cast: Charles Dow Clark (as "Eph Kelly"), Alexander Clarke, Edward Colebrook (as "Jeelo"), Ben Hendricks Jr. (as "Olaf"), Wilfred Jessop [credited as Wilfred Jessup] (as "Lord Jim"), Robert Keith (as "Charlie"), Hugh O'Connell (as "Darcy"), Vivienne Osborne (as "Eunice"). Produced by Lorton Productions Inc.
- (1927) Stage: Appeared (as "Curley Neff") in "Tenth Avenue" on Broadway. Melodrama. Written by John McGowan and Lloyd Griscom. Eltinge 42nd Street Theatre: 15 Aug 1927-Oct 1927 (closing date unknown/88 performances). Cast: William Boyd, John A. Butler, Jack Curtis, Edna Hibbard, Frank Morgan, Purnell Pratt, Gregory Ratoff, Hal Wolf. Produced by Lexington Productions Inc.
- (1927) Stage: Appeared (as "Jimmy Dunn") in "Excess Baggage" on Broadway. Comedy. Written by John McGowan. Musical Director: Morris Zentner. Featuring songs by Ray Henderson. Featuring songs with lyrics by Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva. Musical Staging by John Boyle. Directed by Melville Burke. Ritz Theatre: 26 Dec 1927-30 Jun 1928 (216 performances). Cast: The Admirals, Maud Blair, Nace Bonville, William Boula, Herbert Clark, Charles Dalton, John Dilson (as "Frank Arnold"), Morton Downey, Eric Dressler (as "Eddie Kane"), Vladimir Dubinsky, Doris Eaton, Frances Goodrich, Miriam Hopkins (as "Elsa McCoy"), Frank Horton, Boyd Marshall, Howard Morgan, Lawrence O'Sullivan, Merald Tollefsen, Denton Vane, Suzanne Willa. Produced by Barbour, Crimmins & Bryant.
- (1929) Stage: Appeared (as "Sgt. 'Chink' Burt") in "Conflict" on Broadwawy. Written by Warren F. Lawrence. Directed by Edward C. Lilley. Fulton Theatre: 6 Mar 1929-Apr 1929 (closing date unknown/37 performances). Cast: Peggy Allenby, Mabel Allyn, Edward Arnold (as "Roger Winship"), Lois Arnold, Seth Arnold, Jack Bennett, Joseph Boland, David Mann, Jack Mead, George Meeker, Dennie Moore, Charles Scott, Spencer Tracy (as "Richard Banks"), Albert Dekker [credited as Albert Van Dekker]. Produced by Spad Producing Co. Inc.
- (1929) Stage: Appeared (as "Jimmy Doyle") in "Show Girl" on Broadway. Musical comedy. Music by George Gershwin. Material by / directed by William Anthony McGuire. Lyrics by Ira Gershwin and Gus Kahn. Based on the novel by J.P. McEvoy. Musical Director: William Daly. Additional lyrics by Thomas Malie, Sidney Skolsky, W.H. Farrell and Jimmy Durante. Additional music by W.H. Farrell and Jimmy Durante. Featuring songs by J. Little. Ziegfeld Theatre: 2 Jul 1929-5 Oct 1929 (111 performances). Cast: Florence Allen, Virginia Allen, Jean Althan, Selma Althan, Jane Barry, Betty Bassett, Marcia Bell, Eddee Belmont, Caryl Bergman, Hazel Boffinger, Dorothy Bow, Bobby Brodsley, Pamela Bryant, Orine Bryne, Edna Bunte, Emily Burton, Dorothy Carrigan, Doris Carson, Peggy Carthew, Virginia Case, Lou Clayton, Blaine Cordner, Billie Cortez, Cleo Cullen, Dona Desne Curry, Gertrude Dahl, Dolores De Fina, Mildred Defina, Violet Dell, Katherine Downer, Doris Downes, Alma Drange, Sadie Duff, Jimmy Durante (as "Snozzle" / "Sombre Eyes"), Kay English, Caja Eric, Austin Fairman (as "John Milton"), Eddie Foy Jr. (as "Denny Kerrigan"), Noel Francis (as "Peggy Ritz"), Virginia Frank, Vera Frederick, Janet Gibbard, Dolores Grant, Viola Hage, Ruth Hayden, Althea Heinly, Kathryn Hereford, Harriet Hoctor, Maurine Holmes, Eddie Jackson, Andy Jochim, Agatha Johann, Juliette Jones, Ruby Keeler (as "Dixie Dugan"), Mildred Klaw, Renee Landeau, Ada Landis, Camille Lanier, Ruth Love, Nick Lucas, Joseph Macauley, Mary MacDonald, Lottie Marcy, Doris May, Patricia McGrath, Dorothy Morgan, Howard Morgan, Barbara Newberry, Evelyn Nichols, Dore Nodine, Lucille O'Connor, Pat O'Keefe, Georgia Payne, Lois Peck, Leonia Pennington, Vivian Porter, Beatrice Powers, Dolores Ray, Louise Raymond, Dorothy Ryan, Blanche Satchell, Matthew Smith, Wanda Stevenson, Mildred Swunke, Calvin Thomas, Mildred Turner, Sunny Van, Claire Wayne, Jean Wayne, Virginia Whitmore. Produced by Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. NOTE: McHugh would leave Broadway for Hollywood after production closed.
- (1962) Stage: Appeared (as "Senex, a citizen of Rome"; from 21 Oct 1963-?; final Broadway role) in "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" on Broadway. Musical comedy/farce. Music / lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. Based on the plays of Plautus. Musical / vocal direction by Milton Rosenstock. Music orchestrated by Irwin Kostal and Sid Ramin. Dance arrangements by Hal Schaefer. Choreographed by Jack Cole. Uncredited staging / choreography by Jerome Robbins. Directed by George Abbott. Alvin Theatre (moved to the Mark Hellinger Theatre on 9 Mar 1964 to 9 May 1964 then moved to The Majestic Theatre on 11 May 1964-close): 1 May 1962-29 Aug 1964 (964 performances + 8 previews). Cast: Zero Mostel, David Burns, John Carradine (as "Lycus, a buyer and seller of courtesans"), Brian Davies, Jack Gilford (as "Hysterium, slave to Senex and Domina"), Ron Holgate, Ruth Kobart, Preshy Marker (as "Philia, a virgin"; [Broadway debut], Raymond Walburn (as "Erronius, a citizen of Rome"), Judy Alexander, Lucienne Bridou, David Evans, Lisa James, Roberta Keith, Gloria Kristy, Eddie Phillips, George Reeder, Myrna White (as "Vibrata, a courtesan"). Replacement cast [during Alvin Theatre run]: Lisa Ackerman (as "Geminae, a courtesan, one of a pair"), John Carradine (as "Lycus, a buyer and seller of courtesans"), [from 2 Sep 1963-?], Horace Cooper (as "Erronius, a citizen of Rome"; final Broadway role), 'Danny Dayton' (v) (as "Lycus, a buyer and seller of courtesans) [from 19 Aug 1963-?], Gloria Kristy (as "Gymnasia, a courtesan"), [from 14 Jan 1963-?], Jerry Lester (as "Prologus, an actor [from 17 Dec 1962-?] / "Pseudolus, Slave to Hero" [from 17 Dec 1962-?] / "Prologus, an actor [from 21 Oct 1963-?] / "Pseudolus, slave to Hero") [from 21 Oct 1963-?], Barbara London (as "Panacea, a courtesan"), Ethel Martin (as "Tintinabula, a courtesan"), George Martin (as "Protean"), Denise McLaglen (as "Gymnasia, a courtesan"), Zero Mostel (as "Prologus, an actor [from 23 Dec 1962-?] / "Pseudolus, slave to Hero" [from 23 Dec 1962-?] / "Prologus, an actor" [from 4 Nov 1963-?] / "Pseudolus, slave to Hero") [from 4 Nov 1963-?], Sally Neal (as "Vibrata, a courtesan"), Erik Rhodes (as "Lycus, a buyer and seller of courtesans") [from 9 Sep 1963-?], Ronald Ross (as "Protean"), Dick Shawn (as "Prologus, an actor [from 10 Feb 1964-?] / "Pseudolus, slave to Hero") [from 10 Feb 1964-?], Harry Snow (as "Hero, son of Senex and Domina"). Understudies: Mary Burr (as "Courtesan"), Diane Coupé (as "Courtesan"), Danny Dayton (as "Prologus" / "Pseudolus"), Diana Eden, Eddie Phillips (as "Hysterium"), Julia Ross (as "Gymnasia"), Coley Worth (as "Lycus"). Produced by Harold Prince. NOTE: Filmed as A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966).
- (7/48) Stage: Appeared in James Gleason and Richard Taber's play, "Is Zat So?," at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Ogunquit, ME.
- (6/30/41) Radio: Appeared as "Doc Ryan") in a "Lux Radio Theatre" broadcast of "I Love You Again".
- (Summer 1947) He acted in Eugene O'Neill's play, "Ah, Wilderness!" in a Kenley Players production in Deer Lake, Pennsylvania. John Kenley was artistic director.