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Clay Thomson

 
Bio:
Clay is thrilled to be back at Matilda (OBC). Broadway/NYC: Newsies (Spot Conlon), Little Me (NYCC Encores), The Most Happy Fella (NYCC Encores). National tours: West Side Story (A-rab), Oliver! (Child Swing). Huge thanks to Mom, Dad, Bailey, Chris, family, friends, RSC, BAA of NYC and blocNYC!! ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Clay is thrilled to be back at Matilda (OBC). Broadway/NYC: Newsies (Spot Conlon), Little Me (NYCC Encores), The Most Happy Fella (NYCC Encores). National tours: West Side Story (A-rab), Oliver! (Child Swing). Huge thanks to Mom, Dad, Bailey, Chris, family, friends, RSC, BAA of NYC and blocNYC!! ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2014
Ensemble
  [Off-Broadway]
Encores! Concert, 2014
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Ensemble [Replacement]
Performer (Swing)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2012
A Scab [Replacement]
A Citizen of New York [Replacement]
Spot Conlon [Replacement]
Spot Conlon [Replacement]
Scab [Replacement]
Ensemble [Replacement]
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2010
A-rab [Replacement]

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2013]
Gym Captain

Clay Thomson Biography

Clay is thrilled to be back at Matilda (OBC). Broadway/NYC: Newsies (Spot Conlon), Little Me (NYCC Encores), The Most Happy Fella (NYCC Encores). National tours: West Side Story (A-rab), Oliver! (Child Swing). Huge thanks to Mom, Dad, Bailey, Chris, family, friends, RSC, BAA of NYC and blocNYC!! More at www.claythomson.com.





Clay Thomson News

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: November 28-29- with Colin Donnell, Patti Murin and Mor Photo Virtual Theatre This Weekend: November 28-29- with Colin Donnell, Patti Murin and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 28, 2020

Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, November 28-29, 2020.

Christopher Rice Announces Two Christmas Specials Featuring Jessica Vosk, Ali Ewoldt, Photo Christopher Rice Announces Two Christmas Specials Featuring Jessica Vosk, Ali Ewoldt, Jelani Remy and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 23, 2020

Broadway actor Christopher Rice (Hamilton- Philip Tour, Book of Mormon, Pretty Woman) is bringing his viral #Tappy tap-dance videos, which have received over 13 million hits on Youtube, to life again... with a Christmas twist!

Vishal Vaidya, Collins Conley, Clay Thomson and More Join CASTED!: Virtual Courses an Photo Vishal Vaidya, Collins Conley, Clay Thomson and More Join CASTED!: Virtual Courses and Coachings
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 9, 2020

Two Worlds Entertainment, LLC., a twenty first century think-tank committed to provide the community with theater based educational initiatives, has launched their fully virtual platform titled CASTED!: Virtual Courses and Coachings with Award winning Broadway artists and directors!

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by A.A. Cristi - May 17, 2020

VIDEO: Watch Diana DeGarmo, Ace Young, John Krause & More in the RISE TOGETHER Fundra Photo VIDEO: Watch Diana DeGarmo, Ace Young, John Krause & More in the RISE TOGETHER Fundraiser Music Video
by Stage Tube - May 17, 2020

RISE TOGETHER, SWEAT TOGETHER: A VIRTUAL FITNESS FUNDRAISER launches today, May 17th, 2020, in support of World Central Kitchens' Covid-19 relief work.

The Franklin School for the Performing Arts Announces New Roster of Broadway Faculty Photo The Franklin School for the Performing Arts Announces New Roster of Broadway Faculty
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2020

The Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA) has announced a new roster of FSPA Broadway Faculty. The nine Broadway professionals are available to enrolled students for private coaching via Zoom. Coachings are available for singing, acting, dance, and self-marketing in the theater industry.

Franklin Performing Arts Company Has Launched GREAT PERFORMANCES... AT HOME Photo Franklin Performing Arts Company Has Launched GREAT PERFORMANCES... AT HOME
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 25, 2020

The Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) launched 'Great Performances...At Home,' a nightly Facebook Live performance series on Facebook last week. Every night at 7:30 pm EST, a special guest goes live on the Franklin Performing Arts Company Facebook page for a mini-performance.

Franklin Performing Arts Company Presents Christopher Rice's THE TAPPY CHRISTMAS SPEC Photo Franklin Performing Arts Company Presents Christopher Rice's THE TAPPY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: LIVE!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 16, 2019

The Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC), Franklin TV, and The Woonsocket Museum of Broadcast Technology will team up this week to bring a special holiday show to THE BLACK BOX. Together, they will present the world premiere of Christopher Rice's The Tappy Christmas Special: LIVE! based on Rice's viral #TAPPY video series which has been seen by more than 10 million people worldwide.

Christopher Rice's THE TAPPY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: LIVE! Will Premiere at The Black Box  Photo Christopher Rice's THE TAPPY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: LIVE! Will Premiere at The Black Box in Franklin
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 2, 2019

The Franklin Performing Arts Company is thrilled to present the world premiere of Christopher Rice's The Tappy Christmas Special: LIVE! based on Rice's viral #TAPPY video series which has been seen by over 3 million people worldwide.

MATILDA Comes to FPAC Photo MATILDA Comes to FPAC
by Stephi Wild - Oct 8, 2019

The Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) will present Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical choreographed by original Broadway cast member Clay Thomson and starring Broadway's Sam Zeller as Trunchbull October 19, 20, and 25-27 at THE BLACK BOX in downtown Franklin, MA.

Clay Thomson Videos

VIDEO: Watch Diana DeGarmo, Ace Young, John Krause & More in the RISE TOGETHER Fundra Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Diana DeGarmo, Ace Young, John Krause & More in the RISE TOGETHER Fundraiser Music Video

by Stage Tube - May 17, 2020

RISE TOGETHER, SWEAT TOGETHER: A VIRTUAL FITNESS FUNDRAISER launches today, May 17th, 2020, in support of World Central Kitchens' Covid-19 relief work.

VIDEO: Do They Got Us? No! Watch 'The World Will Know' from NEWSIES at The Muny Videoplay
VIDEO: Do They Got Us? No! Watch 'The World Will Know' from NEWSIES at The Muny

by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Watch the company of NEWSIES at The Muny get serious in 'The World Will Know' below!

VIDEO: Jay Armstrong Johnson Belts 'Santa Fe' in NEWSIES at The Muny Videoplay
VIDEO: Jay Armstrong Johnson Belts 'Santa Fe' in NEWSIES at The Muny

by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Based on Disney's 1992 cult classic film, Newsies tells the rousing tale of the great Newsboy Strike of 1899. Jack Kelly, a charismatic and resilient newspaper boy, leads a bunch of New York City rag-tag orphans in a clash against the mighty publishing titan, Joseph Pulitzer. With a score by Alan Menken, and hits that include 'Santa Fe,' 'Seize the Day,' and 'King of New York,' this Muny premiere promises to make headlines. Watch Jay Armstrong Johnson (as Jack Kelly) perform a passionate rendition of 'Santa Fe' below!

Social Roundup: Go Behind the Scenes of The Muny's NEWSIES Videoplay
Social Roundup: Go Behind the Scenes of The Muny's NEWSIES

by Alan Henry - Aug 3, 2017

Yesterday The Muny's production of NEWSIES took over BroadwayWorld on Twitter and Instagram! Spencer Davis Milford gave our readers a behind the scenes look at how the company seized the day in rehearsal day.

BWW TV Exclusive: 5, 6, 7, 8... TURNING THE TABLES Holds a Dance Call!
by Turning the Tables - May 23, 2017

In this special episode, watch as the gang holds a dance call for Broadway dancers Nikka Graff Lanzarone, Neil Haskell, Eloise Kropp, Chris Rice, Samantha Sturm, Clay Thomson and Cody Williams!

STAGE TUBE: Stage Stars Respond to 2016 Election with Moving Cover of 'Unsteady' by X Ambassadors
by Stage Tube - Jan 26, 2017

In response to the outcome of the 2016 Presidential Election, stage star Tiffany Laterza directed and choreographed a dance piece set to X Ambassadors' 'Unsteady'. Watch the moving work below!

VIDEO: Broadway Stars Recreate Iconic 'Good Morning' Number in Tribute to Debbie Reynolds
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 13, 2017

In honor of the late, legendary actress Debbie Reynolds, THE BOOK OF MORMON's Christopher Rice recreated the classic 'Good Morning' number from the film 'Singing in the Rain.' 

STAGE TUBE: Christopher Rice Gets #Tappy to Meghan Trainor Hit in 'Bang Dem Taps'
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2015

Christopher Rice (Broadway's The Book of Mormon) has just unveiled his latest #Tappy piece, set to Meghan Trainor's 'Bang Dem Sticks' and featuring some of New York's hottest dancers. Click below to watch 'Bang Dem Taps'!

STAGE TUBE: Christopher Rice on the Making of '#TappyTroops'
by Stage Tube - Nov 14, 2014

?Tim Grady and Shayla Benoit (of ShadyTheatrics.com and TimGradyFilms.com) teamed up with Christopher Rice (The Book of Mormon) to give viewers an inside look on the creation of his new '#TappyTroops' veteran tribute, which was filmed on the Intrepid Museum earlier this month. Check out the behind-the-scenes video below!

STAGE TUBE: Christopher Rice Debuts Veterans Day 'Salute to the Troops' Tap Video
by Stage Tube - Nov 11, 2014

Following the viral success of tap dance videos done to the songs 'Cups' and 'Happy', choreographer, director, and dancer Christopher Rice (The Book of Mormon) has assembled Broadway performers for another tap video which was released this morning. Check it out below!


Clay Thomson Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Clay Thomson been in?
Clay Thomson has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Clay Thomson been in?
Clay Thomson has not appeared in the West End


Twitter Watch

@ClayThomson - 12/14/20 12:14pm I had a blast!!


@ClayThomson - 11/23/20 10:43am New #Tappy video coming soon! ? #TappyXmas


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@ClayThomson - 6/11/20 01:44pm The Trump Administration is currently arguing that adoption agencies should be able to refuse LGBTQ+ couples. Don’t… https://t.co/vgcKWQsWsd


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@ClayThomson - 3/5/20 01:41pm To the 80 year old man next to me at the gym doing the same PT exercises I do.... I feel you sir.


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