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Thomas Adrian Simpson

 

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Stage Credits

  [Arlington, VA (Regional)]
Regional Revival Production, 2017
Pete/Eugene Fodor
  [Arlington, VA (Regional)]
Signature Theatre Company, 2007
Performer
  [Washington, DC (Regional)]
Kennedy Center Concert, 2005
Ensemble
  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1999
Moses


Thomas Adrian Simpson Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Supporting Actor, Resident Musical
Thomas Adrian Simpson11 In The Shade

Thomas Adrian Simpson News

Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards; Signature Photo Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards; Signature Theatre Leads Favorite Local Theatre!
by BWW - Dec 5, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 5th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Photos: First Look at AMERICAN PROPHET: FREDERICK DOGLASS IN HIS OWN WORDS at Arena S Photo Photos: First Look at AMERICAN PROPHET: FREDERICK DOGLASS IN HIS OWN WORDS at Arena Stage
by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2022

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater is now presenting the world-premiere musical American Prophet: Frederick Douglass in His Own Words, which kicks off the historic theater‚Äôs ‚ÄúSurviving and Thriving‚ÄĚ-themed 2022/23 Season. Check out photos here!

Photos & Video: See Cornelius Smith Jr. & More in Rehearsals for the World Premiere o Photo Photos & Video: See Cornelius Smith Jr. & More in Rehearsals for the World Premiere of AMERICAN PROPHET at Arena Stage
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 15, 2022

Arena Stage is presenting the world-premiere musical American Prophet. Created by Arena favorite Charles Randolph-Wright and Grammy Award winner Marcus Hummon, American Prophet is powered by Douglass' own speeches and writings and filled with soaring new melodies. See rehearsal photos and video here!

BWW Video: Watch Arena Stage's Latest World Premiere Film THE 51ST STATE Photo BWW Video: Watch Arena Stage's Latest World Premiere Film THE 51ST STATE
by Elliot Lanes - Sep 16, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater’s latest world premiere film, “The 51st State', is now available to stream. You can watch the film by clicking here.  The hyper-local 60-minute docudrama created by Washington, D.C. artists through the voices of 11 residents was inspired by protests and the reignition of a movement after the murder of George Floyd and the quest for creating the 51st state and sovereignty in Washington, D.C. From a first-time protestor to a fourth-generation Washingtonian political scientist, to artists, an attorney, people of faith, and a retired couple moved to take part in the movement despite the COVID-19 risks, these diverse perspectives and real-life stories are vividly told and transformed into affecting narratives by 10 local playwrights. 

Arena Stage Debuts Third World-Premiere Film THE 51ST STATE Photo Arena Stage Debuts Third World-Premiere Film THE 51ST STATE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 11, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater's latest world premiere docudrama, The 51st State, will receive its world premiere through Arena Stage's Supper Club on September 16 at 7 p.m. Following the premiere, viewers can join artists and creatives for a post-film discussion and after-party on Zoom.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Otis Cortez Ramsey-Zöe Photo BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Otis Cortez Ramsey-Zöe
by Elliot Lanes - Aug 27, 2020

On September 16th, Arena Stage will unveil it's latest socially relevant docudrama. The 51st State will feature the work of several playwrights including today's subject Otis Cortez Ramsey-Zöe.

Arena Stage Announces Virtual Fall/Winter Season Photo Arena Stage Announces Virtual Fall/Winter Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 26, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced its Fall/Winter Looking Forward Season featuring more than 70 virtual events and programs to engage with and respond to audiences in Washington, D.C-metropolitan region and nationally.

Ford's Theatre Has Announced Casting for GUYS AND DOLLS Photo Ford's Theatre Has Announced Casting for GUYS AND DOLLS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 11, 2020

Ford's Theatre Society announced full casting and design team for Guys and Dolls, directed by Peter Flynn. The production features Maria Egler as Miss Adelaide, Joe Mallon as Nathan Detroit, Bueka Uwemedimo as Sky Masterson and Karen Vincent as Sarah Brown. The musical features showstoppers 'Luck be a Lady,' 'Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat,' 'Take Back Your Mink' and more, and plays March 13 to May 20, 2020, at historic Ford's Theatre. The production is recommended for ages 10 and older.

Photo Flash: Take a Look at Photos From Opening Night of NEWSIES at Arena Stage Photo Photo Flash: Take a Look at Photos From Opening Night of NEWSIES at Arena Stage
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2019

In the summer of 1899, the newsboys of New York City took on two of the most powerful men in the country ‚ÄĒ Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst ‚ÄĒ and won. Inspired by true events, the Broadway smash hit is a testament to the power of standing up and speaking out. The Tony Award-winning musical features fan-favorites like ‚ÄúCarrying the Banner,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúKing of New York‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúSeize the Day.‚ÄĚ Newsies is ‚Äúa winning, high-energy musical‚ÄĚ (Entertainment Weekly) just in time for the holidays and perfect for the whole family.

VIDEO: NEWSIES' Chaz Wolcott Takes Over Instagram! Photo VIDEO: NEWSIES' Chaz Wolcott Takes Over Instagram!
by Linnae Medeiros - Nov 11, 2019

We seized the day yesterday thanks to Chaz Wolcott taking over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story at a two-show day of Arena Stage's production of Newsies! So in case you missed it (or just want to relive all of the fun and excitement), we compiled clips for you to enjoy. Check it all out!

Thomas Adrian Simpson Videos

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For NEWSIES At Arena Stage Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For NEWSIES At Arena Stage

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 30, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Disney's Tony Award-winning musical Newsies, an inspiring story about kids who fight for what is right at the turn of the century, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman and book by Harvey Fierstein. Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City, this family-friendly musical follows the story of newsboys and newsgirls who dream of a better life and lead a crusade for justice. Just in time for the holidays, the score features fan favorites, including 'King of New York,' 'Carrying the Banner' and 'Seize the Day.' Newsies, directed by Molly Smith, with choreography by Parker Esse and music direction by Laura Bergquist, will run November 1-December 22, 2019 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage.

VIDEO: The Cast Of ANYTHING GOES At Arena Stage Honors indigenous People Videoplay
VIDEO: The Cast Of ANYTHING GOES At Arena Stage Honors indigenous People

by Stage Tube - Oct 10, 2018

This week, Molly Smith and the cast of Anything Goes at Arena Stage chose to honor and support Indigenous Peoples' Day (Oct 8). Just as those at sea use Morse code to send SOS alerts, the cast of Anything Goes -- joined by Molly's partner, Suzanne Blue Star Boy -- taps out a call to action in the video below to bring awareness to the epidemic of murdered, kidnapped, and missing Native women in the United States and Canada:

VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of DAVE in DC Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of DAVE in DC

by Stage Tube - Jul 29, 2018

From a Tony and Pulitzer Prize award-winning creative team comes the world-premiere musical comedy DAVE, adapted from the Oscar-nominated film. DAVE tells the story ofhigh school teacher (and presidential lookalike) DAVE Kovic, who is hired by the Secret Service as a stand-in for the Commander-in-Chief. When the President falls ill under less than 'presidential' circumstances, DAVE is thrust into the Oval Office to avoid a national scandal, and must find a way to gain the trust and love of the American people...and the First Lady. Subscription packages, including DAVE, are currently available. Single tickets for DAVE go on sale March 28, 2018. Patrons may call the Arena Stage Sales Office at 202-488-3300or visit arenastage.org. DAVE runs July 13-August 19, 2018. For complete 2018/19 Season details, visit: arenastage.org/shows-tickets/the-season/index-18-19.shtml.

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from CRAZY FOR YOU at D.C.'s Signature Theatre Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Highlights from CRAZY FOR YOU at D.C.'s Signature Theatre

by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

Signature Theatre presents the Gershwins' & Ken Ludwig's musical comedy Crazy For You. This new production is directed by Signature Theatre's Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's West Side Story, La Cage Aux Folles) with choreography by Tony Award nominee Denis Jones (Broadway's Holiday Inn, Honeymoon in Vegas). Crazy for You runs now through January 14, 2018 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. Check out a brand-new trailer for the show below!

BWW TV: Cast of CRAZY FOR YOU Gets Tap-Happy in Rehearsal at D.C.'s Signature Theatre Videoplay
BWW TV: Cast of CRAZY FOR YOU Gets Tap-Happy in Rehearsal at D.C.'s Signature Theatre

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 25, 2017

Signature Theatre will present the Gershwins' & Ken Ludwig's musical comedy Crazy For You. This new production will be directed by Signature Theatre's Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's West Side Story, La Cage Aux Folles) with choreography by Tony Award nominee Denis Jones (Broadway's Holiday Inn, Honeymoon in Vegas). Crazy for You will run from November 7, 2017 - January 14, 2018 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal in the video below!

VIDEO: See Nicholas Edwards and More in Highlights from JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at D.C.'s Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Signature Theatre presents Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Signature Theatre Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Gypsy, The Flick). With a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber (The Phantom of the Opera, Evita) and Tim Rice (Evita, Chess), featuring 'I Don't Know How to Love Him' and 'Everything's Alright,' Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of Jesus' life in his final week. This epic story will come to life in an immersive new staging in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre and runs now through July 2, 2017. Watch highlights from the show in the new trailer below!

VIDEO: Ari McKay Wilford Sings Unplugged 'Heaven on Their Minds' from Signature's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Below, check out an 'unplugged' rendition of 'Heaven on their Minds' from JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. In this special video, filmed at The Washington National Cathedral, hear Ari McKay Wilford's acoustic version of the classic song from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's seminal musical!

VIDEO: Natascia Diaz Sings Unplugged 'I Don't Know How to Love Him' from Signature Theatre's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Below, in the second of three Unplugged Sessions from Signature Theatre, watch Natascia Diaz sing Mary Magdalene's moving torch song 'I Don't Know How to Love Him,' filmed at the Washington National Cathedral! This epic story will come to life in an immersive new staging in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre and runs May 9 - July 2, 2017.

VIDEO: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR's Nicholas Edwards Performs Unplugged 'Gethsemane' in D.C. Cathedral
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Below, check out Nicholas Edwards performing an unplugged version of the classic song 'Gethsemane,' filmed at The Washington National Cathedral!

BWW TV: New Trailer for Starry CAROUSEL at Arena Stage
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 9, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Carousel, directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Featuring Musical Direction by Paul Sportelli and Choreography by Parker Esse, Carousel runs now through December 24 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage. Click below to watch a brand-new trailer for the show!


Thomas Adrian Simpson Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Thomas Adrian Simpson been nominated for?
Outstanding Supporting Actor, Resident Musical (Helen Hayes Awards) for 110 In The Shade .