THE D'OYLY CARTE OPERA COMPANY

Harry Standish as the Sergeant of Police in The Pirates of Penzance

Harry Standish (1880-81)

Harry Standish toured as the Sergeant of Police in The Pirates of Penzance, and assistant stage manager, with Carte's Third American Pirates Company from February to July 1880. He was later engaged by D'Oyly Carte and E. E. Rice to appear as Sir Mincing Lane in Stephens and Solomon's Billee Taylor with their Second American Company beginning in May 1881, when he replaced Charles Groves later in the tour.

Standish later served as stage director for a March 1882 non-D'Oyly Carte revival of The Pirates of Penzance at New York's Bijou Opera House, and appeared as Mr. Bunthorne's Solicitor in Patience at the same theatre later that year. Both engagements were with the [John A.] McCaull Opera Company. He appeared in several musical works over the next decade or so, his last appearance in a New York musical coming in 1895 as Ginger in The 20th Century Girl.




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