The Music Teacher

Richard Thomas


Richard Thomas entered the public’s heart starring in the Emmy® Award-winning series, “The Walton’s.”  He has continued to star in series, films, plays and over 50 movies for television.  

Thomas first entered Stephen King territory with his lead role in the miniseries Stephen King’s “IT.”  He revisited this world in the 2006 miniseries “Nightmares and Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King.”  His other television movie and miniseries credits include “All Quiet on the Western Front,” “The Silence,” “The Red Badge of Courage,” “The Master of Ballantrae,” “Johnny Belinda,” “Berlin Tunnel 21,” “Living Proof: The Hank Williams Story,” “Hobson’s Choice,” “Roots: The Next Generation,” “Go Toward the Light,” “In the Name of the People,” “The Christmas Secret,” “The Miracle of the Cards,” “Beyond the Prairie: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder,” “Anna’s Dream” and the Hallmark Channel Original Movies “Annie’s Point” and “Wild Hearts.”

On the big screen, Thomas has appeared in such movies as “The Wonder Boys,” “Battle Beyond the Stars,” “The Todd Killings,” “Last Summer,” “Winning” and the Ang Lee feature “Taking Woodstock.”
Thomas has been seen on such series as “Rizzoli & Isles,” “Just Cause,” “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” “It’s A Miracle” and “The Practice.”  As a producer, Thomas has worked on such television projects as “Summer of Fear,” “What Love Sees” and “For All Time.”  Most recently, he was seen in “Time After Time” for Hallmark Channel. 

On stage, he has been called “one of the leading classical actors of his generation,” by Newsday.  His Broadway career began at age seven in Sunrise at Campobello, and has continued with such shows as Fifth of July, The Seagull, The Front Page, Tiny Alice, Peer Gynt, Richard II, Richard III, Hamlet and The Stendhal Syndrome.  Other stage credits include Broadway’s Democracy and A Naked Girl on the Appian Way, the National tour of the acclaimed Broadway revival of 12 Angry Men and Unusual Acts of Devotion. Recent productions include the Broadway production of Race opposite David Alan Grier, James Spader and Kerry Washington, the Public Theatre’s production of Timon of Athens (in the title role) and Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays for the Minetta Lane Theatre.

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