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Richard Thomas

 
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [US Tour]
First National Tour, 2020
Atticus Finch
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2019
Hubert Humphrey
  [US Tour]
First National Tour, 2017
Erik Blake
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Broadway Revival Production, 2017
Horace Giddens
  [Off-Broadway]
New York Premiere Production, 2016
Performer [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Off-Broadway Production, 2015
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Paul Sycamore [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2012
Peter Stockmann
  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2011
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Jeffrey Lapin
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2004
GĂĽnter Guillaume
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1945
Newsboy
Dancer [Replacement]
Dancer [Replacement]
Newsboy

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Music
Book
Lyrics
 
[West End, 2014]
Lyrics

Writing

Lyricist
Bookwriter
Composer

Photos

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Justin Mark (“Jem Finch”), Richard Thomas (“Atticus Finch”), Melanie Moore (“Scout Finch”) and Steven Lee Johnson (“Dill Harris”)

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06/27/2022
Arianna Gayle Stucki (“Mayella Ewell”), Richard Thomas (“Atticus Finch”), Ste Photo

Arianna Gayle Stucki (“Mayella Ewell”), Richard Thomas (“Atticus Finch”), Stephen Elrod (“Bailiff”), Richard Poe (“Judge Taylor”), Greg Wood (“Mr. Roscoe”) and Joey Collins (“Bob Ewell”)

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06/27/2022
Richard Thomas (“Atticus Finch”) and Melanie Moore (“Scout Finch”) Photo

Richard Thomas (“Atticus Finch”) and Melanie Moore (“Scout Finch”)

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Date:
06/27/2022
Richard Thomas (“Atticus Finch”) and The Company Photo

Richard Thomas (“Atticus Finch”) and The Company

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06/27/2022
Richard Thomas (“Atticus Finch”) and Yaegel T. Welch (“Tom Robinson”) Photo

Richard Thomas (“Atticus Finch”) and Yaegel T. Welch (“Tom Robinson”)

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06/27/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [US Tour]
First National Tour, 2020
Atticus Finch

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2019
Hubert Humphrey

  [US Tour]
First National Tour, 2017
Erik Blake

  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Broadway Revival Production, 2017
Horace Giddens

  [Off-Broadway]
New York Premiere Production, 2016
Performer [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
Signature Theatre Off-Broadway Production, 2015
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Paul Sycamore [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Manhattan Theatre Club Production, 2012
Peter Stockmann

  [Off-Broadway]
Original Off-Broadway Production, 2011
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Jeffrey Lapin

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2004
GĂĽnter Guillaume

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1945
Newsboy

Dancer [Replacement]

Dancer [Replacement]

Newsboy

Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Music

Book

Lyrics

[West End, 2014]
Lyrics

Writing
Lyricist
Bookwriter
Composer

Richard Thomas Biography

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.

Richard Thomas Awards and Nominations

 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Richard Thomas, The Little Foxes
 
Tony Awards - 2017 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Richard Thomas, Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2016 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Richard Thomas, Incident at Vichy
 
Olivier Awards - 2004 - Best New Musical Gold Star
Richard Thomas, Jerry Springer - The Opera
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Actor in a Play
Richard Thomas, The Stendhal Syndrome
 
The Lortels - 2004 - Outstanding Lead Actor
Richard Thomas, The Stendhal Syndrome
 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1994 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Play
Richard ThomasRichard II

Richard Thomas News

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Comes To The Paramount Theatre, October 11 Photo TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Comes To The Paramount Theatre, October 11
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 27, 2022

-The first National Tour of the history-making production of To Kill a Mockingbird, based on Harper Lee's classic novel, comes to Seattle's Paramount Theatre from October 11 through 16.

Cortney Hall and Matthew Rodrigues to Host Porchlight Music Theatre's ICONS GALA Photo Cortney Hall and Matthew Rodrigues to Host Porchlight Music Theatre's ICONS GALA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 19, 2022

Cortney Hall and Matthew Rodrigues of “Chicago Today” on NBC5 will be hosting Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre fundraising event, the ICONS Gala. The ICONS Gala, chaired by Joe Higgins and Scott Hoesman, will be Friday, Sept. 23 at 5:30 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago.

Review: HARPER LEE'S TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Golden Gate Theatre Photo Review: HARPER LEE'S TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Golden Gate Theatre
by Linda Hodges - Sep 18, 2022

What did our critic, Linda Hodges, think of HARPER LEE'S TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Golden Gate Theatre, SF?

Review: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Golden Gate Theatre Photo Review: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Golden Gate Theatre
by Steve Murray - Sep 18, 2022

What did our critic think of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Golden Gate Theatre?

Works & Process At The Guggenheim Announces THE COVID-19 VARIATIONS, A Piano Drama Pr Photo Works & Process At The Guggenheim Announces THE COVID-19 VARIATIONS, A Piano Drama Presented With The New Group
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2022

Works & Process at the Guggenheim announces the U.S. premiere of The Covid-19 Variations: A Piano Drama, including a discussion on the creative process with director Alison Jackson, composer Richard Thomas, and pianist Philip Edward Fisher.

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Comes To Popejoy Hall, September 15 Photo TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Comes To Popejoy Hall, September 15
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 13, 2022

Tickets for the history-making production of To Kill a Mockingbird will go on sale September 15 at 10:00am for the premiere Albuquerque engagement at Popejoy Hall December 13 – 18, 2022. Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin's new play, directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher and based on Harper Lee's classic novel will come to Albuquerque as part of a multi-year national tour across North America.

Review: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at the Eccles Theater is a Masterful Reimagining Photo Review: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at the Eccles Theater is a Masterful Reimagining
by Tyler Hinton - Sep 7, 2022

It is rare for a straight play on Broadway to tour the country and even rarer for one to visit Utah. With its masterful writing and world-class acting, one could not think of a better choice for a transplant from NYC to SLC than the national tour of HARPER LEE’S TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at the Eccles Theater.

Tickets for Fabulous Fox Theatre 2022 â€" 2023 U.S. Bank Broadway Season to Go On Sal Photo Tickets for Fabulous Fox Theatre 2022 â€" 2023 U.S. Bank Broadway Season to Go On Sale in September
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 23, 2022

Single tickets for nine shows in the Fabulous Fox Theatre’s 2022 – 2023 U.S. Bank Broadway Series will go on sale Tuesday, September 6 at 10:00 a.m. CT. Tickets will be available online at MetroTix.com, by phone at 314-534-1111 and in person at the Fox Theatre Box Office from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Review: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD  at The Orpheum Theatre Memphis Photo Review: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at The Orpheum Theatre Memphis
by AniKatrina Fageol - Aug 17, 2022

What did our critic think of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at The Orpheum Theatre Memphis?

Donna McKechnie Announced as Porchlight Music Theatre 2022 ICON Award Recipient Photo Donna McKechnie Announced as Porchlight Music Theatre 2022 ICON Award Recipient
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 16, 2022

Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre has announced this year’s recipient of the ICON Award is one of Broadway’s foremost singing and dancing leading ladies, Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie.

Richard Thomas Videos

VIDEO: Richard Thomas and Jacqueline Williams Get Ready to Take TO KILL A MOCKINGBI VideoVIDEO: Richard Thomas and Jacqueline Williams Get Ready to Take TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD on the Road
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Mar 26, 2022

Watch as Richard Ridge catches up with two of the stars of the To Kill a Mockingbird national tour, Richard Thomas and Jacqueline Williams.

VIDEO: Richard Thomas Talks Touring as Atticus Finch in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD VideoVIDEO: Richard Thomas Talks Touring as Atticus Finch in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by Stage Tube - Feb 24, 2022

Richard Thomas will play the role of Atticus Finch in the National Tour of To Kill A Mockingbird, Aaron Sorkin's new play, directed by Bartlett Sher, and based on Harper Lee's classic novel. The tour will begin performances next month at Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo.

VIDEO: Watch Clip of Greg Kinnear in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD on Broadway VideoVIDEO: Watch Clip of Greg Kinnear in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD on Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 6, 2022

Last night, To Kill a Mockingbird welcomed Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Greg Kinnear as he made his Broadway debut as “Atticus Finch.” Written by Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin with direction by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher, To Kill a Mockingbird also stars Baize Buzan as “Scout Finch.”

VIDEO: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Celebrates Broadway Return; Written By Aaron Sorkin VideoVIDEO: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Celebrates Broadway Return; Written By Aaron Sorkin
by Stage Tube - Aug 19, 2021

The two-minute video features an original script written by playwright, Aaron Sorkin, and voiced by Tony Award nominated and Emmy Award-winning star, Jeff Daniels.

VIDEO: Richard Thomas Sends A Message of Encouragement for The Old Globe's ACT BREAKS VideoVIDEO: Richard Thomas Sends A Message of Encouragement for The Old Globe's ACT BREAKS
by Stage Tube - Apr 10, 2020

When the curtain falls, where do the artists go? Act Breaks reveals the answer. This special series offers exclusive video content providing an intimate connection with your favorite Old Globe theatre makers.

Broadway Rewind: Marin Mazzie, Douglas Sills & More Take on ON THE 20TH CENTURY for t VideoBroadway Rewind: Marin Mazzie, Douglas Sills & More Take on ON THE 20TH CENTURY for the Actors' Fund in 2005!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 26, 2020

Broadway Rewind continues in Shubert Alley for the Annual BC/EFA Broadway Flea Market, then to the opening night of Richard Greenberg's play A Naked Girl on the Appian Way which starred Richard Thomas, Jill Clayburgh and Matthew Morrison. 'Matthew told me what it was like doing the musical 'A Light in the Piazza', having to leave them and not have to sing in this play.' says Richard Ridge.

Broadway Rewind: Have Fun, Fun, Fun in Rehearsals for GOOD VIBRATIONS in 2004! VideoBroadway Rewind: Have Fun, Fun, Fun in Rehearsals for GOOD VIBRATIONS in 2004!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 21, 2020

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge follows two shows from the 2004-2005 season on this edition of Broadway Rewind. It's a look at The Beach Boys musical Good Vibrations, but we start things off at the opening night celebration of the New York production of Michael Frayn's play Democracy which starred Richard Thomas, James Naughton and Robert Prosky. Richard talked about sharing the stage once again with his friend, James Naughton. 'We go way back. This is our fourth play we've done together. We love being onstage together. We're so different in every way, physically and vocally. It's a terrific match for us and we just love to talk to each other onstage.'

BWW TV: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Prepares to Make History at Madison Square Garden VideoBWW TV: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Prepares to Make History at Madison Square Garden
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 25, 2020

The Broadway production of To Kill a Mockingbird, Aaron Sorkin's new play, directed by Bartlett Sher, and based on Harper Lee's classic novel, will become the first-ever Broadway play to perform at The World's Most Famous Arena, New York's Madison Square Garden, in front of approximately 18,000 New York City public school students.

THE GREAT SOCIETY To Join Broadway Bridges, Must Close November 30 VideoTHE GREAT SOCIETY To Join Broadway Bridges, Must Close November 30
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 5, 2019

Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan's THE GREAT SOCIETY, starring Brian Cox (a?oeSuccessiona??) as LBJ, directed by Bill Rauch, will play its final performance, as scheduled, on Saturday, November 30 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65th St) at Lincoln Center. At the time of closing, The Great Society will have played 26 preview performances and 72 regular performances.

BWW TV Exclusive: The Great Facts of THE GREAT SOCIETY- Richard Thomas on Hubert Hump VideoBWW TV Exclusive: The Great Facts of THE GREAT SOCIETY- Richard Thomas on Hubert Humphrey
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 28, 2019

It takes a cast of 19 to bring the epic story of LBJ to life eight times a week at the Vivian Beaumont theatre. Led by the great stage and screen actor Brian Cox, the company of Robert Schenkkan's The Great Society takes on more than fifty characters between them, retelling the tale of one of the most complicated periods in American history. BroadwayWorld is checking in with the cast to uncover some little known facts about the political giants they play onstage. Today, watch as Richard Thomas gives us a lesson on Hubert Humphrey.


Richard Thomas Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Richard Thomas been in?
Richard Thomas has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

How many West End shows has Richard Thomas been in?
Richard Thomas has not appeared in the West End

What awards has Richard Thomas been nominated for?
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Little Foxes , Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes , Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for Incident at Vichy , Best New Musical (Olivier Awards) for Jerry Springer - The Opera , Outstanding Actor in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for The Stendhal Syndrome Outstanding Lead Actor (The Lortels) for The Stendhal Syndrome and Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Play (Helen Hayes Awards) for Richard II .

What awards has Richard Thomas won?
Best New Musical (Olivier Awards) for Jerry Springer - The Opera.

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