Phillips was elected to The Lambs in 1972. He moved to Los Angeles in the 1970s. He later re-joined the Club in 1995.
He served as Shepherd of The Lambs from 2008–2013.
His Broadway credits included H.M.S. Pinafore (1960), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1961), Hello, Dolly! (1964), Skyscraper (1965), and Mame (1966).
Phillips appeared on TV on Hart to Hart, Wonder Woman, Charlie’s Angels, and The Edge of Night.