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Evan Thompson Biography (1931-)
Born Francis Marion Harlan Thompson, September 3, 1931, in New York, NY; sonof Harlan (a producer, director, and writer) and Marian (a writer; maiden name, Spitzer) Thompson; married Joan Shepard (an actress and producer), December 13, 1959; children: Owen, Jennifer. Addresses: HOME--102 E. 4th Street, New York, NY 10003. OFFICE--100 E. 4th Street, New York, NY 10003. AGENT--c/o Kass & Woo, 156 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010.
- Birth Details
- September 3, 1931
- New York, New York, United States
- STAGE DEBUT--Cassio, Othello, New Vic Theatre, Beverly Hills, CA, 1959, for ten performances.
- NEW YORK DEBUT--Sir Michael Audley, Lady Audley's Secret, Beechnut Theatre, New York World's Fair, Flushing, NY, 1964.
- BROADWAY DEBUT--Charles Hand, Jimmy, Winter Garden Theatre, 1969, for eighty performances.
Credits; PRINCIPAL STAGE APPEARANCES
- Demetrius, A Midsummer Night's Dream, American National Theatre Academy Playhouse, Hollywood, CA, 1961.
- Tom Wingfield, The Glass Menagerie, Citadel Theatre, Edmonton, AB, Canada, 1966.
- commentator, Mahagonny, Anderson Theatre, New York City, 1970.
- old actor, The Fantasticks, Sullivan Street Playhouse, New York City, 1975.
- Joseph Dobbs, Child's Play, Stage Company Theatre, Flushing, New York, 1976.
- Henry Drummond, Inherit The Wind, Heights Players Theatre, Brooklyn, NY,1978.
- Andrew Crocker-Harris, The Browning Version, Wonderhorse Theatre, New York City, 1979.
- Skipps, The Lady's Not for Burning, York Players, Church of the HeavenlyRest, New York City, 1980.
- Bayard Carsters, Knitters in the Sun, Theatre de Lys, New York City, 1980.
- Prospero, The Tempest, North Shore Music Theatre, Beverly, MA, 1980.
- Friar Laurence, Romeo and Juliet, North Shore Music Theatre, 1982.
- Sir Noel Cunliffe, Half-Life, Wonderhorse Theatre, 1981.
- father, Fasnacht Day, Vanya, Uncle Vanya, both Meat and Potatoes Company,Alvina Krause Theatre, New York City, 1981.
- Reverend Chasuble, The Importance of Being Earnest, Mercer Street Theatre, New York City, 1982.
- Byke, Under the Gaslight, Soho Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1983.
- James Gordon Bennett, Miss Liberty, Goodspeed Opera House, East Haddam, CT, 1983.
- Duke of Exeter, Henry V, Riverside Shakespeare Company, New York City, 1984.
- first actor, The Dining Room, Capital Repertory Theatre, Albany, NY, 1984.
- Reverend Duckworth, Once on a Summer's Day, Ensemble Studio Theatre, NewYork City, 1985.
- Browfield, Walk the Dog, Willie, Production Company Theatre, New York City, 1985.
- storyteller, The Shawl, Prairie du Chien, both Mitzi E. Newhouse Theatre,New York City, 1986.
- O'Brien, 1984, Wilma Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, then Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, both 1986, later Joyce Theatre, New York City, 1987.
- Niles Harris, Angels Fall, Triangle Theatre, New York City, 1986.
- Sidney Bruhl, Deathtrap, River Repertory Theatre, Ivoryton, CT, 1987.
- Also appeared in 1776, St. James Theatre, New York City, 1972; and as Butt, Volunteers, Westbeth, NY, 1982.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Knife grinder, Oliver!, U.S. cities, 1965.
- Billy Bones, Dr. Livesey, Israel Hands, Treasure Island, U.S.
- cities, 1975.
- TELEVISION DEBUT--Doctor, Climax, CBS, 1955.
Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES; EPISODIC
- Intern, The Untouchables, ABC, 1960.
- reporter, Donna Reed Show, ABC, 1963.
- various roles, Another World, NBC, 1977-81.
- plainclothes cop, Saturday Night Live, NBC, 1983.
- various roles, Loving, ABC, 1983-85.
- various roles, Ryan's Hope, ABC, 1985-86.
- headwaiter, Kate and Allie, CBS, 1987.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM APPEARANCES
- Cass Kelley, The Chapman Report, Warner Brothers, 1959.
- doctor, The Electric Grandmother, Highgate Pictures, 1981.
Credits; PRINCIPAL FILM WORK
- Assistant director, The Man Who Understood Women, Twentieth Century- Fox,1958.
Writings;MUSICALS; ALL FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES
- (With Joan Shepard and Joe Bousard) The Pied Piper of Hamelin, WTIF- TV,Hershey, PA, 1966.
- (with Shepard and Phil Fleischman) Rumplestiltskin.
- (with Shepard and John Clifton): Young Robinson Crusoe, 1964.
- Puss in Boots, 1966.
- Alice through the Looking Glass, Felt Forum, Madison Square Garden, New York City, 1969.
- Little Red Riding Hood, 1969.
- East of the Sun and West of the Moon, 1971.
- Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill, 1975.
- Huckleberry Finn, Detroit Institute of Art, then Morris Mechanic Theatre,Baltimore, MD, both 1977.
- Goldilocks and the Three Bears, 1981.
- A Cristmas Carol, Westbury Music Fair, Long Island, New York, then ValleyForge Music Fair, both 1982.
- Robin Hood, 1987.
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