Thom Thomas Biography (1941-)
Full name, Thomas Neil Thomas; born August 31, 1941, in Lawrence, PA; son ofJohn Edward (a coal miner) and Ruby Christina (Jukes) Thomas. Addresses: AGENT--c/o Gilbert Parker, William Morris Agency, 1350 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019.
Thom Thomas submitted the the following statement to CTFT about his career: "A chance meeting with actor Douglas Watson while he was on tour with Stalag 17 was when I became interested in acting and theatre. I was thirteen years old. He encouraged me to enter theatre, and was my inspiration. My writing career was first inspired and nurtured by novelist Gladys Schmidt while I attended Carnegie-Mellon University. Then teacher-playwright Arthur Wilmurt continued to encourage and guide me. My big break came when Jose Ferrer read my playThe Interview, and starred in and directed it. I've traveled a great deal--have spent considerable time in England and Italy--and lived for six months onthe island of Gozo in the Maltese Islands where I wrote The Interview. I loveto read, see films, and travel."
- Birth Details
- August 31, 1941
- Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States
- Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE WORK; DIRECTOR
- Camelot, Minnie's Boys, Mame, Annie Get Your Gun, The Prime of Miss JeanBrodie, Bye Bye Birdie, High Button Shoes, Cabaret, The Fantasticks, No Strings, Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill, Guys and Dolls, Jacques Brel, The Serpent, Two Gentlemen of Verona, The King and I, Dames at Sea, Hair, All the Way Home, Auntie Mame, Ghost Sonata, The Odd Couple, How the Other Half Loves,Philemon, Once Upon a Mattress, Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mama's Hung You in the Closet and I'm Feeling So Sad, Dracula; has also directed fashion shows, industrial shows and tours.
- Writings; PLAYS,PRODUCED AND PUBLISHED
- The Interview, Pittsburgh Playhouse, 1976, Academy Festival Theatre, LakeForest, IL, 1979, Direct Theatre, New York City, 1981, published by Samuel French Inc., 1981.
- Approaching Zero, La Mama Experimental Theatre Club (E.T.C.), New York City, 1978.
- The Ball Game, Open Space Theatre, London, 1978.
- I Always Liked Alice Faye, reading at the Off-Center Theatre, New York City, 1981.
- Without Apologies, reading, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, 1982, Pittsburgh Playhouse, 1983, Theatre 40, Beverly Hills, CA, 1984.
- Writings;PLAYS IN PROGRESS
- "There Was Also David," "Midnight Hearts."
- (In progress) "I'll String Along with You."
- Writings;PRINCIPAL TELEVISION SCRIPTS; EPISODIC
- "Faith, Hope, and Charity," "Transitions," and two others, Hotel, ABC.
- Tale of the Gold Monkey, ABC.
- "Zen and the Art of Law Enforcement," Hill Street Blues, NBC, 1982.
- King of the One Night Stands, Frank Von Zerneck Productions.
- Saturday's Father, Finnegan Production.
- Writer and producer, Private Sessions, NBC, 1984.