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by Michael Portantiere

Richard Thomas Joins the Wall of Fame

  • Richard Thomas Joins the Wall of Fame


    Richard Thomas (above), one of the stars of David Mamet's Race, had his portrait by artist Dan May unveiled on Tuesday night, January 19 at Tony's DiNapoli on West 43rd Street, for addition to the restaurant's Wall of Fame. Thomas made his Broadway debut in 1958 at age seven in Sunrise at Campobello, and his credits also include Strange Interlude, Fifth of July, The Front Page, Democracy, and A Naked Girl on the Appian Way.


    Here's Thomas with one of his Race co-stars, David Alan Grier...


    ...and here he is again with radio personality Valerie Smaldone.


    Among the other notables on hand for the unveiling: Barry Wood (TV's Trading Spaces and Hidden Potential).


    The great playwright Michael Weller with director Drew DeCorleto.

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    Oscar E. Moore (TalkEntertainment.com) with actor Bill Coyne (Superhero Celebrity Rehab).


    The Richard Thomas portrait, by Dan May.

    Published on Wednesday, January 20, 2010

    Michael Portantiere has more than 30 years' experience as an editor and writer for TheaterMania.com, InTHEATER magazine, and BACK STAGE. He has interviewed theater notables for NPR.org, PLAYBILL, STAGEBILL, and OPERA NEWS, and has written notes for several cast albums. Michael is co-author of FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: BEHIND THE MYLAR CURTAIN, published in 2008 by Hal Leonard/Applause. Additionally, he is a professional photographer whose pictures have been published by THE NEW YORK TIMES, the DAILY NEWS, and several major websites. (Visit www.followspotphoto.com for more information.) He can be reached at [email protected]

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