Christopher was scheduled to play Mark Rothko in "Red", written
by John Logan and
directed by Joseph Discher.
The play opened on January 31, and ran
However, on 29 January a cast change was announced, with Joel
Leffert taking over the role
of Mark Rothko. "Leffert
was a last-minute
fill-in when New York actor Thom Christopher departed days before the
premiere because of “artistic differences.” "
Tie is a recent Off-Broadway hit comedy set in a Lake George Hotel on
the eve of a family wedding. Mr. Christopher plays the father of the
groom, who simply wants to make a memorable toast. But before he is
able to raise his glass, he must defend time-honored traditions of the
past, including his formal attire. Cultures and generations clash when
a surprise guest is announced, threatening to throw convention out the
window. Balancing the standards of his late father and the needs of his
future family may prove too messy for a black tie affair."
(Source: Broadway World.) First report from a fan who attended the
Here's a video from the show in
Christopher talks about his role as "Hawk" at the South Coast
Toy and Comic Book Show Q&A. Video made by Brian
19-21, 2011: Thom Christopher was a
guest at Monster-Mania in Philadelphia, NJ. Gil
Gerard and Erin Gray were there too. Look here
for pictures of Thom with fans. Vids of the Buck Rogers /
Flash Gordon panel:
(Thom talks at length about Buck Rogers Season 2, starting from 6:02):
(Thom shares his ideas on where to take the characters now,
(Thom on creating and recreating art from 3:42, and on The
Ship Who Sang from 8:30):
24-26, 2011: Thom Christopher was a
guest at the
Trek Expo in Tulsa, OK. The other stars from Buck Rogers (Gil
Gerard, Erin Gray, Felix Silla) were there too. Here is a Broadway
World interview in which Thom Christopher talks about the
(then upcoming) event.
2010: Together with other OLTL stars, Thom Christopher
attended the One Life
To Live Fan Club Luncheon at the Helmsley Hotel in New
York. Click here
for a picture of Thom Christopher with David Fumero and Kim
Zimmer at the fan club luncheon.
June 11 -
July 3, 2010: unlike previously announced,
Thom Christopher will NOT be playing the role
of Mexican painter Diego Rivera in the new Off-Broadway play Modotti.
unknown reasons, he has been replaced by Marco Greco, according to this
Playbill news article dated 27 May 2010. The play Modotti
will run from June 11 to July 3, with
previews on June 8. Read
the original New York Theatre Guide announcement here.
Thom Christopher took part in a staged reading of The Laramie
Project: 10 Years
Epilogue) at the Barrington Stage Company. From the
Stage Company Press Release:
10 Years Later (An Epilogue) is a
staged reading that will be directed by BSC Producing Director Richard
M. Parison, Jr. The creators of the highly acclaimed play The
Moisés Kaufman, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris
Stephen Belber of the Tectonic Theater Project, which since 2000 has
been one of the most performed plays in America, will premiere a
compelling and groundbreaking epilogue to the original piece. The
staged reading of The
Laramie Project: 10 Years Later (An
will be performed at Barrington Stage Company and more than 100 other
theaters across the country on October 12, 2009. The epilogue focuses
on the long-term effect of the murder of Matthew Shepard on the town of
Laramie. It explores how the town has changed and how the murder
continues to reverberate in the community. Performances are Monday,
October 12 at 3pm and 7pm on the BSC Mainstage, 30 Union Street,
Pittsfield. Tickets: $15 adults; $10 students; $75 Laramie Patron
Read about the
in this article from BerkshireFineArts.com (with
13, 2009: Thom Christopher
appeared at Love Out Loud, a fund-raiser for AIDS
Walk New York.
Where: Prohibition, 503
Columbus Ave. (@ 84th) in Manhattan, New York.
When: Wednesday, May 13, 2009
5:30 to 9:00 PM
How Much: $30.00 donation at
See the links
below for more information:
3, 2008: Carlo
is back!!! Thom
Christopher has reprised his role as supervillain Carlo Hesser in the
soap opera One Life To Live. He made his dramatic
at the end of the 3 July episode. Watch
here on YouTube (Carlo appears about halfway down the clip).
According to TV Guide, his future storyline will involve forcing Tina
to watch as he sends her daughter Sarah over a waterfall. More details
can be found here:
29 - April 20, 2008: Thom
Christopher played Dutch art critic Abraham Bredius (see picture, with
Austin Pendleton as Vermeer) in the Abingdon Theatre Company's
performance of "Another Vermeer" by Bruce J. Robinson. Links to
The musical is part of the York Theatre Company's summer Musicals in
Mufti series, which offers rarely performed musicals in staged concert
performances. "Mufti" means "in street clothes, without the usual
trappings." This is illustrated by the following photo's from Broadway
16 - June 10,
2007: Thom Christopher stars as Picasso in the play "A
The Berkshire Athenaeum (1 Wendell
Avenue, Pittsfield, USA). Read more details here. Originally
until June 3, due to
popular demand the play was extended with an additional week until June
To understand why, read the following reviews:
As he has done every year since 1994, Thom Christopher has attended
Silks and Stars weekend to benefit Special Olympics New York.
Thom Christopher's latest film, They're
Friends, is out now. You can see (and hear) him in the
Thom Christopher tended bar together with other soap stars at Blondies
Sports Bar in New York City, to benefit the Daily News' Katrina Relief
Fund, in conjunction with AmeriCares.
Presumably, as every year Thom Christopher attended the 19th
Annual Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS Flea Market and Grand Auction,
raising money for people with AIDS, HIV, or HIV-related illnesses.
9, 2005: Thom Christopher returns again as Carlo
Hesser on One Life To Live. Initially, his return to OLTL (see below)
was meant to be short-term only, but as Soaps In Depth (SID) magazine
reported, OLTL head writer Dena Higley changed her mind after
researching the character of Carlo Hesser. As she "found a wealth of
back story, it all became more interesting." Carlo's new storyline is
tied up with that of Christian Vega.
Thom Christopher is in an anti-tobacco commercial for
"The Truth" playing a lawyer for Big Tobacco.
30-31, 2005: As
he has done
since 1992, Thom Christopher has attended the Satin, Silks &
weekend (plus Equestrian Demonstration), the annual fundraiser for
the New York Special Olympics. Pictures of the event can be seen on the
Satins, Silks and Stars site!
reprised the role of notorious villain Carlo Hesser on the soap opera
One Life To Live. OLTL
discussion boards are buzzing with excitement over his
fan quotes about his first reappearance on the show: "Wow ~ I forgot
just how charismatic Thom Christopher is as Carlo Hesser." -- "Carlo
was great!!!!!!!!!!!!" -- "I don't know Carlo Hesser's history, but I'm
already loving this
guy - he and Asa sizzle." -- "Great to See Carlo Today!! Love that evil
laugh!!" -- "It is good to see Carlo back. Thom Christopher is an
actor. Hope he stays for a long time."
Winners of the Golden Lighthouse Award (fan-based online awards) are
announced. The character "Colonel Dax" played by Thom Christopher on
Guiding Light was nominated in the category: "Favorite Alum Character",
but did not win.
the final weekend of the Special
Olympics New York Satins, Silks & Stars week. On July
Christopher appeared at the Black-Tie Gala.
On July 27, he hosted the Equestrian Demonstrations, as he has done for
over ten years. He also took part in the Q&A with the Stars
and the Gourmet luncheon at the track. Read more about Thom
support of the Special Olympics NY in this interview.
Thom Christopher and other soap stars tended bar at Suite 16 in New
York City to raise funds for The Gabriel Project, which helps Third
World children that suffer from life-threatening heart problems.
Thom Christopher and other soap stars tended bar at Blondies Sports
Bar in New York City to raise funds for The Michael and Edward B.
Leahey, Jr. Foundation, which supports cardiac research.
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