Richard Thomas

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Richard Thomas last appeared on Broadway in the revival of The Little Foxes, for which he received a Tony Award nomination. He has been seen in acclaimed performances on stage including You Can’t Take It With You, Race, Democracy, Incident at Vichy (Drama Desk Award nomination), The Stendhal Syndrome (Lucille Lortel Award nomination, Outer Critics Circle Award nomination), A Naked Girl on the Appian Way, An Enemy of the People, Tiny Alice, The Front Page, The Fifth Of July, innumerable Shakespeare productions, and his professional debut at eight years old in Sunrise at Campobello. He was last seen on national tour in the award-winning productions of The Humans (Elliot Norton Award) and Twelve Angry Men and will next star as “Atticus Finch” in the record-breaking production of To Kill A Mockingbird across the country. Thomas is an Emmy Award-winning actor beloved for his performance in the iconic series “The Waltons.” He is best known to contemporary television audiences for his work in the critically renowned series “The Americans” as well as his appearances on “Billions” and the limited series “Tell Me Your Secrets.” His feature film performances include Curtis Hanson’s Wonder Boys, Tim Blake Nelson’s Anesthesia, and Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock. Thomas is also a published author who resides in New York City.

More recently, he appeared in Netflix's Ozark and toured with To Kill a Mockingbird as Atticus Finch.

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Richard Thomas STAGE CREDITS

[US Tour]
First National Tour, 2020
Atticus Finch

Original Broadway Production, 2019
Hubert Humphrey

[US Tour]
First National Tour, 2017
Erik Blake

Manhattan Theatre Club Broadway Revival Production, 2017
Horace Giddens

New York Premiere Production, 2016
Performer [Replacement]

Signature Theatre Off-Broadway Production, 2015

Broadway Revival, 2014
Paul Sycamore [Replacement]

Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2012
Peter Stockmann

Original Off-Broadway Production, 2011

Original Broadway Production, 2005
Jeffrey Lapin

Original Broadway Production, 2004
Günter Guillaume

Original Broadway Production, 1945

Dancer [Replacement]

Dancer [Replacement]


Richard Thomas Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2018]
[West End, 2014]



Richard Thomas Movies

[1969]Winning Charley

[1969]Last Summer Peter

[1971]The Todd Killings Billy Roy

[1971]Cactus in the Snow Harley MacIntosh

[1971]Red Sky at Morning Joshua Arnold

[1972]You'll Like My Mother Kenny

[1977]30-Sep-55 Jimmy J.

[1980]Battle Beyond the Stars Shad

[2000]The Million Dollar Kid Ted Hunter

[2000]Wonder Boys Walter Gaskell

[2009]Taking Woodstock Reverend Don

[2015]Anesthesia Mr. Werth

[2018]The Price for Silence Richard Davenport

[2021]The Unforgivable Michael Malcolm

[2021]Christmas vs. The Walters Roger

Richard Thomas TV Shows

The Edge of Night Ben Schultz, Jr

As the World Turns Tom Hughes

The Christmas Tree Joey

The DuPont Show of the Month Oliver Twist

A Doll's House Ivor

'Way Out Jeremy Keeler

The Defenders Johnny Remington

From These Roots Richard

Give Us Barabbas! The Boy

Great Ghost Tales Conradin

Seaway Martin Anderson

[ 1964-1966]A Flame in the Wind Chris Austin

Medical Center Toby Tavormina

[ 1969-1970]Marcus Welby, M.D. Dennis Alan Graham

Bonanza Billy

Bracken's World Alan

The Homecoming: A Christmas Story John-Boy Walton

The F.B.I. John 'Chill' Chilton

Night Gallery The Sins of the Fathers

The Thanksgiving Story John-Boy Walton

The Red Badge of Courage Pvt. Henry Fleming

The Silence Cadet James Pelosi

[ 1972-1978]The Waltons John-Boy Walton

Getting Married Michael Carboni

Roots: The Next Generations Jim Warner

No Other Love Andrew Madison

All Quiet on the Western Front Paul Baumer

To Find My Son David Benjamin

Berlin Tunnel 21 Lieutenant Sandy Mueller

Barefoot in the Park Paul Bratter

Johnny Belinda William Richmond

Living Proof: The Hank Williams, Jr. Story Hank Williams, Jr.

Hobson's Choice Will Mossup

The Master of Ballantrae Henry Durie

Final Jeopardy Marty Campbell

Go Toward the Light Greg Madison

Glory! Glory! Rev. Bobby Joe

Common Ground Colin Diver

It Bill Denbrough

[ 1982-1990]American Playhouse Cal Porter - Andre's Lover, Kenneth Talley Jr.

Tales from the Crypt Dr. Trask

Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis Lieutenant Steven Scott

Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus James O'Hanlan

Lincoln John Hay voice

Crash Landing: The Rescue of Flight 232 Gary Brown

Precious Victims Don Weber

Linda Paul, Linda's husband

Stalking Laura Richard Farley

A Walton Thanksgiving Reunion John Walton Jr.

To Save the Children David Young

Million Dollar Babies Oliva-Edouard Dionne

The Invaders Jerry Thayer

A Walton Wedding John Walton Jr.

Down, Out & Dangerous Tim Willows

The Christmas Box Richard Evans

The Outer Limits Dr. Stephen Ledbetter

Death in Small Doses Richard Lyon

Dave's World Richard Thomas

West Virginia Narrator

Timepiece Richard Evans

What Love Sees Gordon Holly

A Thousand Men and a Baby Dr. Hugh 'Bud' Keenan

A Walton Easter John Walton Jr.

[ 1997-1998]Promised Land Joe Greene

[ 1997-1998]Touched by an Angel Joe Greene

Flood: A River's Rampage Herb Dellenbach

Big and Hairy Victor Dewlap

Beyond the Prairie: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder Charles Ingalls

[ 1998-1999]The Adventures of Swiss Family Robinson David Robinson

The Practice Walter 'The Hummer' Arens

The Christmas Secret Jerry McNeil

In the Name of the People Jack Murphy

The Miracle of the Cards Dr. Neal Kassell

Beyond the Prairie, Part 2: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder Charles Ingalls

Anna's Dream Rod Morgan

[ 1999-2002]BloodHounds, Inc Robert Hunter

[ 2002-2003]Just Cause Hamilton Whitney III

Century City Dr. Brezak

Annie's Point Richard Eason

Wild Hearts Bob Hart

Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King Howard Cottrell

Law & Order Roger Jenkins

Rizzoli & Isles Professor Dwayne Cravitz

Time after Time Dick Woodstein

The Music Teacher Ray

White Collar William Wolcott

[ 2001-2013]Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Nat Randolph, Daniel Varney

The Good Wife Ed Pratt

[ 2013-2016]The Americans Frank Gaad

Chicago P.D. Adam Ames

Conviction Earl Slavitt

Elementary Mitch Barrett

Incident at Vichy Von Berg

Blue Bloods Richard Walters

[ 2017-2019]Billions Sanford Bensinger

The Blacklist David Foy

The Comey Rule Chuck Rosenberg

[ 2019-2020]NCIS: New Orleans NCIS Deputy Director Van Cleef

Tell Me Your Secrets Bodie Lord

Ozark Nathan Davis

Richard Thomas Awards and Nominations

Olivier Awards - 2004 - Best New Musical

Richard Thomas, Jerry Springer - The Opera

The Lortels - 2004 - Outstanding Lead Actor

Richard Thomas, The Stendhal Syndrome

Richard Thomas Videos

Richard Thomas News

London Theatre Week - See over 50 Award-Winning Musicals and Plays with Tickets from £15, £25 or £35

London Theatre Week is the West End’s biggest promotion, giving you the chance to see over 50 amazing award-winning musicals and stunning plays with tickets from £15, £25 or £35

Peter Duncan Joins Pixie Lott and Bonnie Langford in MADE IN DAGENHAM Concert; Full Cast Revealed!

Full casting has been announced for the 10th Anniversary Concert of MADE IN DAGENHAM at the London Palladium on Saturday 16 March 2024.

Review: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at the Providence Performing Arts Center

Aaron Sorkin’s dramatic adaptation of Harper Lee’s classic novel, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, pulls no punches, showing how racial injustice and the attitudes and issues related to it are all still relevant to the modern day.

Emmy-Winner Richard Thomas Will Star In Grand Rapids Engagement Of HARPER LEE'S TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Tickets are now available for the highly anticipated production of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. Don't miss your chance to see this iconic story brought to life on stage. Get your tickets today!

Review: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Clowes Memorial Hall

'To Kill a Mockingbird' remains relevant and poignant, addressing themes that resonate across generations. The play's success lies not only in its compelling source material but also in the exceptional talent of the cast, particularly the nuanced portrayal of Atticus Finch and the authentic depiction of the children. This production is a testament to the enduring power of storytelling and its ability to provoke introspection and empathy, making it a must-see for theater enthusiasts and fans of the literary classic alike.

Bonnie Langford Joins MADE IN DAGENHAM Concert

Stage and screen legend Bonnie Langford will play ‘Barbara Castle’ in the 10th Anniversary Concert of Made in Dagenham at the London Palladium on Saturday 16 March 2024. She joins the previously announced Pixie Lott and Killian Donnelly in this highly anticipated one-off show, directed by Shaun Kerrison. Further casting will be announced at a later date.

Review: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Clowes Memorial Hall

You can go to the show to see Thomas play Atticus, or Mary Badham (who played the original Scout in the film) as Mrs. Dubose, but the real reason you should go is to see a powerful night of theatre. It’s one of the best Broadway Across America productions I’ve seen in recent years.

David Morse and His Wife Susan Wheeler Will Perform A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS in Valentine's Day Benefit For Quintessence Theatre

This Valentine’s Day, Quintessence Theatre is celebrating love in all of its messy glory with a performance starring award-winning television, film and stage actor David Morse* and his wife, Susan Wheeler.

Harper Lee's 'TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD To Play At The Washington Pavilion January 12�"14

All rise for Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterwork TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. Starring Emmy Award-winning actor Richard Thomas as Atticus Finch, directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher and based on Harper Lee's classic novel, the production will premiere at the Washington Pavilion with five performances January 12–14, 2024!

VIDEO: Watch Yaegel T. Welch & Melanie Moore Talk TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD on CBS News Bay Area

Actors Yaegel T. Welch (Tom Robinson) and Melanie Moore (Scout Finch) joined CBS News Bay Area to discuss their show TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, now running at San Francisco's Golden Gate Theatre. Watch the interview here!

Review: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Golden Gate Theatre

What did our critic think of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Golden Gate Theatre? That Harper Lee’s 1960 novel of racial prejudice and social justice is just as prescient today is a sad indictment of American culture. Academy award winner Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) and Director Bret Sher (Tony Award winner, South Pacific) have crafted a beautifully staged and wonderfully acted production that has taken the nation by storm and hauntingly illuminates the social rifts as seen through the eyes of three children representing the innocence of youth.

Pixie Lott and Killian Donnelly Will Lead 10th Anniversary Concert of MADE IN DAGENHAM

Pixie Lott and Killian Donnelly will lead the cast of the 10th Anniversary Concert of MADE IN DAGENHAM at the London Palladium on Saturday 16 March 2024. Learn more about the concert and how to get tickets here!

Review: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Ed Mirvish Theatre

On stage until the weekend and then returning for a limited time in 2024, Mirvish Productions presents Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin's stage adaptation of Lee's Pullitzer Prize-winning masterpiece. Considering the current political and also racially driven landscape, seeing To Kill a Mockingbird now is as relevant and timely as ever.

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Comes to the Fisher Theatre in March

Emmy Award®-winning actor Richard Thomas is confirmed to star as Atticus Finch for the complete third touring season of the First National Tour of the history-making production of To Kill a Mockingbird, including the Detroit engagement at the Fisher Theatre March 5 – 17.

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Returns To Toronto in 2024

Due to popular demand, there will be a return engagement: May 28 to June 2, 2024 at the CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre.

Review: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at KC Music Hall

Aaron Sorkin’s 2018 stage re-imagination of the classic Harper Lee novel “To Kill A Mockingbird” opened Tuesday at the Kansas City Music Hall for a one week run.  It is one of the finest touring companies of any play I’ve been privileged to witness in many years.  “Mockingbird” stars well-known actor Richard Thomas in a stellar turn as the lead character of Atticus Finch.

Tickets on Sale Now for KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, Coming to Clowes Hall This Winter

Get your tickets now to see Emmy Award winner Richard Thomas in the critically acclaimed production of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' in Indianapolis. Based on Harper Lee's classic novel, this new play by Aaron Sorkin is a must-see event.


The Fulton Theatre has announced the highly anticipated production of the timeless musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat!

Harper Lee's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Comes to BBMann in February 2024

Emmy Award-winning actor Richard Thomas is confirmed to star as Atticus Finch for the complete third touring season of the First National Tour of the history-making production of To Kill a Mockingbird, including the Fort Myers' engagement at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall at FSW.


Richard Thomas has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

Richard Thomas has not appeared in the West End.

Richard Thomas has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. Some of his notable nominations include Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for his role in "The Little Foxes," Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play at the Tony Awards for "Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes," Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play at the Drama Desk Awards for "Incident at Vichy," and Best New Musical at the Olivier Awards for "Jerry Springer - The Opera." He has also been nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Play at the Outer Critics Circle Awards for "The Stendhal Syndrome," Outstanding Lead Actor at The Lortels for "The Stendhal Syndrome," and Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Play at the Helen Hayes Awards for "Richard II."

Richard Thomas has won the Olivier Award for Best New Musical for his work on "Jerry Springer - The Opera."

Richard Thomas has written 2 shows including Jerry Springer: The Opera (Bookwriter), Made in Dagenham (Lyricist).

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