THOMAS JAMES O’LEARYTHOMAS JAMES O’LEARY (Henry, Young Visconti, Travels with my Aunt) starred on Broadway in the title role of The Phantom of the Opera (Broadway’s longest-running show), directed by Harold Prince, for more than three years, including the 10th Anniversary Season. He was also in the original casts of Broadway’s Miss Saigon, directed by Nicholas Hytner, and the first national companies of Les Miserables and Chess.

Thomas recently won the LA Weekly Theatre Award for Supporting Male Performance and the StageSceneLA Award for Featured Performance of the Year as Mason Marzac in the critically acclaimed LA revival of Take Me Out at The Celebration Theatre. This past summer, Tom starred in Hays Days, a oneman show about legendary gay activist Harry Hay, also at The Celebration. Thomas’s favorite Off-Broadway and regional work includes You Never Can Tell at Yale Rep, Jonathan Tolins’ Last Sunday in June at Century Center, The Suicide at Trinity Rep, and Medal of Honor Rag, Bee-luther-hatchee, and Lee Blessing’s Two Rooms at Blue Heron Theatre. TV and film credits include Law & Order, Monk, Related, General Hospital, All My Children, Through the Door, Inside, The Watch, Coma with Michael Madsen, and The Cookout with Queen Latifah.

A graduate of Trinity Rep Conservatory, Thomas’s directing credits include productions of Equus, The Maids, and a dramatization of Beckett’s The Lost Ones.

November, 2011