Tom Wopat
American actor
Tom Wopat
Tom Wopat is an American actor and singer. He first achieved fame as Luke Duke in the long-running 1979 television series The Dukes of Hazzard, along with John Schneider. He also played Jeff, one of Cybill Shepherd's ex-husbands in the TV series Cybill.
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Tim Cummings' Passage to <em>The Normal Heart</em>
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Those who detect a thaw in the cold war between the New York and Los Angeles theatre worlds must be smoking something: just because Larry Kramer's Normal Heart has returned to Los Angeles after 16 years does not mean that the Coasts are viewing each other with any less suspicion. The tiny but much-lauded Fountain Theatre in L.A. is hosting, and New York-born and -bred Tim Cummings tackles the explosive lead character, Ned Weeks -- a thinly disguised fictional incarnation of the activist playwright, whose outrage fueled the emergence of the gay rights movement. I caught up with Cummings in between rehearsals at the Fountain and, although he belongs to that rare breed of actor who convincingly plays heroes and villains, sad-sacks and kings, romantic leads and slow-witted fishmongers, he exuded apprehension and awe at the immensity of this role. Earlier this year, Cummings stormed the stage at Disney Hall in the role of larger-than-life Ballets Russes genius Serge Diaghilev, backed b ...
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Pat Gallagher: 'Dukes Of Hazzard' Star Discusses Family Tragedy
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Catherine Bach had the perfect life. And then, the unthinkable happened. On April 30, 2010, her beloved husband of 20 years, entertainment lawyer Peter Lopez, committed suicide, and life, as she knew it, changed forever. Bach, who played the sexy, sassy Daisy Duke on the CBS action adventure TV show The Dukes of Hazzard from 1979 to 1885, spends her time these days portraying Chelsea's mother, Anita Lawson, on The Young and the Restless as well as overseeing her Catherine Bach Signature Line of jewelry and participating in Dukes Fan Fairs where she signs autographs for thousands of fans with fellow castmates John Schneider, Tom Wopat, Rick Hurst, Sonny Shroyer, James Best and Ben Jones -- and, most importantly, she takes great care of her precious teenage daughters, Laura and Sophia. Bach has not spoken of her husband's suicide in depth until now. She graciously sat down with The Huffington Post to talk about the heart-breaking circumstances that took place before and a ...
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David Finkle: Easy Listener: Tom Wopat, Kevin Dozier, John Lloyd Young Are Singers You Need to Know
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Hey music lovers, let's consider--for want of a better term--pop crooners. At the moment, the greater listening public seems to think there are only two worth knowing. They probably don't even need to be named. Nevertheless, they will be: Michael Bublé and Josh Groban. Of them, just keep in mind that the former seems deliberately to have staked out post-Frank Sinatra territory for good or bad and the latter has pledged himself to a characterless emotionality that eventually makes everything he sings sound like everything else he's just sung. For that reason, it might be helpful for fans of popular singing to know about CDs--or downloads where available--from three men who bring much more to their work, who infuse their singing with personality, strength, subtlety, a notable good taste for material and a devotion to the texts and subtexts of the lyrics they sing. More than that, they each work with superb producers, musicians and arrangers, in many instances the best p ...
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Cicely Tyson Delivers In 'The Trip to Bountiful'
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
NEW YORK -- Move over, you adorable scamps in "Annie." Settle down, weird girls in "Matilda." Broadway has a new unlikely heroine, a frail widow who hums hymns and has a bad heart. A first-rate revival of Horton Foote's "The Trip to Bountiful" opened Tuesday at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre determined to demonstrate that insight isn't the sole domain of the young. A sublime Cicely Tyson returns to Broadway for the first time in 30 years to play Carrie Watts, the widow who shares a cramped two-room apartment in Houston in 1953 with her devoted son and overbearing daughter-in-law. Watts is always looking back, while her son and his wife look forward. Watts' only desire is to revisit her old home in Bountiful and recapture the vitality and purpose she seemed to lose when she left for the big city decades ago. "I've turned into a hateful, quarrelsome old woman. And before I leave this earth, I'd like to recover some of the dignity," she says. "The peace I used to ...
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Mike Ragogna: Money Jungle & I've Got Your Number: Conversations with Terri Lyne Carrington and Tom Wopat
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Terri Lyne Carrington interview Mike Ragogna: Terri, Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue is a bit of a concept album for you. What gave you this concept to do? Terri Lyne Carrington: About ten years ago, I heard the original Money Jungle for the first time, and I don't know how it had slipped passed me over the years. It just caught my attention. There was something in there that was compelling me to want to revisit some of the material, and I sort of felt that right away when I was listening. I thought about it for several years before I really decided to do it. I decided to do it about four or five years ago, but didn't get around to it until now--I had other things that I really wanted to do as well, like The Mosaic Project. Still to this day, I'm not one hundred percent sure what it was that spoke to me on the original recording other than the energy that kind of popped off that CD. I listened to it on the re-mastered version. Duke himself sort of took a step back a ...
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Celeb birthdays for the week of Sept. 9-15
Yahoo News - over 4 years
Sept. 9: Actress Sylvia Miles ("Midnight Cowboy") is 78. Actor Topol is 77. Singer Luther Simmons (The Main Ingredient) is 70. Singer Inez Fox is 70. Singer Dee Dee Sharp is 67. Singer-keyboardist Doug Ingle (Iron Butterfly) is 66. Country singer Freddy Weller (also of Paul Revere and the Raiders) is 65. Guitarist John McFee of The Doobie Brothers is 62. Actor Tom Wopat is 61. Musician-producer Dave Stewart (Eurythmics) is 60. Actress Angela Cartwright ("The Danny Thomas Show," ''Lost in Space") is 60. Actor Hugh Grant is 52. Actress Constance Marie ("George Lopez") is 47. Actor-comedian Adam Sandler is 46. Model Rachel Hunter is 43. Actor Eric Stonestreet ("Modern Family") is 41. Actor Goran Visnjic ("ER") is 40. Jazz singer Michael Buble is 37. Actress Michelle Williams ("Brokeback Mountain," ''Dawson's Creek") is 32. Country singer Hunter Hayes is 20.
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New Photo of Jamie Foxx in Django Unchained
Coming Soon - over 4 years
We've received a new photo of Jamie Foxx in Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained which you can check out below. In the December 25 release, he's joined by Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Gerald McRaney, Dennis Christopher, Laura Cayouette, M.C. Gainey, Don Johnson, Kerry Washington, Anthony LaPaglia, RZA, Tom Wopat, James Remar, James Russo, Todd Allen and Jonah Hill. You can click on the photo for a bigger version! For more photos from the film, click here . You can also watch the trailers and TV spot released so far here .
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'The Bourne Legacy': What Happens After The Title Character Is Ditched?
Moviefone Blog - over 4 years
A bit lost in the fact that Matt Damon does not appear in the latest Jason Bourne movie, The Bourne Legacy, is that Jason Bourne does not appear in The Bourne Legacy. On the surface, this may seem like the same thing. But Damon's non-inclusion has been such a big story Bourne's non-appearance has been somewhat lost. This is actually quite remarkable: For crying out loud, the character's name is in the title of the movie. Could you imagine a Harry Potter movie in which Harry Potter does not appear? Now, this has been attempted a handful of times in the past, but the results haven't been particularly stellar. In fact, it could be considered the Kobayashi Maru of character scenarios. Actually, two examples in particular stand out: Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 and The Dukes of Hazzard. (Yes, Valerie sort of qualifies. Valerie Harper was famously written out of her self-titled show -- her character was actually killed -- and the show was, briefly, renamed Valerie's Family. But then it w ...
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Music Review: Lyrics & Lyricists Salutes Warner Brothers at 92nd Street Y
NYTimes - over 4 years
Christine Andreas, Polly Bergen, Jason Graae, Sue Raney and Tom Wopat performed in “It’s Magic,” a show of songs from Warner Brothers movies, part of Lyrics &amp; Lyricists at the 92nd Street Y.
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Willie Nelson, Linda Eder Top Weekend Offerings
Bloomfield Patch - almost 5 years
  Wellmont Theatre, Montclair THIS WEEKEND Tonight — Rusko and Sigma perform at 8 p.m. NEXT WEEK: Willie Nelson &amp; Family, 8 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday BOOK IT NOW:   Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang, 8 p.m., Saturday, June 9; Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples, 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 19. Check out wellmonttheatre.com for more shows. New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark THIS WEEKEND: Tonight, Saturday — Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, NJPAC's principal resident dance company, performs its yearly NJPAC show, 8 p.m., Prudential Hall; Saturday — Will Downing, the reigning romanticst R&amp;B crooner, makes women swoon at 8 p.m., Victoria Theater.  NEXT WEEK: Chita Rivera, who performed for decades in a variety of Broadway's classic hits, performs her review, with two shows, Saturday, May 19, Prudential Hall; Bill Maher, Jersey guy and comedic iconoclast and host of HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher, gets politcally incorrect at 8 p.m., Sunday, May 20  BOOK IT NOW: T ...
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Broadway and TV Star Tom Wopat to Perform at SOPAC
Livingston Patch - almost 5 years
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West Side Story, Russell Brand, Chicago top Date Night Options
Berkeley Heights Patch - almost 5 years
The Borgata  THIS WEEKEND: Tonight — Russell Brand, the soon-to-be former-Mr.-Katy-Perry does, well... whatever it is that he does, Thursday and Friday, May 4,5, 9 p.m., The Music Box; Comedian-turned-sitcom-star-turned-talk-show-host-turned-comedian George Lopez, 9 p.m., Friday, May 5, Event Center NEXT WEEK: Florence &amp; the Machine, 8 p.m., Friday, May 12, Event Center BOOK IT NOW: Joan Rivers, 6 p.m., Friday, May 19, The Music Box; Hip-hoppin' stud du jour Pitbull brings the party tunes, 9 p.m., Thursday, May 25, Event Center Check out theborgata.com for details about these and other shows. Count Basie Theatre, Red Bank THIS WEEKEND: No shows this weekend NEXT WEEK: Trailer Park Boys, a hiliarious troupe of comedians that have created a Canadian TV sensation, park their double-wide in Red Bank at 7:30 p.m., Thursday; Music, cultural and biofuel icon Willie Nelson performs at 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 12; Country singer LeAnn Rimes performs at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Ma ...
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Kathy Mattea, Seton Hall University Theater, Symphony All Perform This Weekend
Verona-Cedar Grove Patch - almost 5 years
Fun Date Night possibilities for the weekend:  New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark THIS WEEKEND: Tonight — New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, led by Jacques Lacombe and guest violinist Gim Shaham perform a program of works by Mozart, Berg, Danielpour and Prokoflev, 8 p.m., Prudential Hall NEXT WEEK: West Side Story, one of theater's most enduring musicals, celebrates its 50th anniversary with the revival of Leonard Bernstein's classic, Tuesday through Sunday, May 6, Prudential Hall  BOOK IT NOW: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, NJPAC's principal resident dance company, performs its yearly NJPAC show, 8 p.m., Prudential Hall; Will Downing, the reigning romanticst R&amp;B crooner, makes women swoon at 8 p.m. in the Victoria Theater.  Check out njpac.org to check out these and other events. The Prudential Center, Newark THIS WEEKEND: No shows NEXT WEEK: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; Devils . Philadelphia Flyers, 7:30 p.m., Thursd ...
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Warner lets great voices be heard
Republican American - almost 5 years
Linda Eder and Tom Wopat will grace the Warner Theatre stage at 8 tonight in Torrington. Showcasing one of what critics call the greatest contemporary voices of our time, Eder's diverse repertoire spans Broadway, standards, pop, country and jazz.
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Southside Johnny, Broadway Star Top Date Night Options
Bloomfield Patch - almost 5 years
Wellmont Theatre, Montclair THIS WEEKEND  Friday — Folk-rock icon John Prine, with Kevin Gordon, 8 p.m.; Saturday — Southside Johnny &amp; The Asbury Jukes, 8 p.m.; Sunday — Alison Krauss &amp; Union Station, featuring Jerry Douglas NEXT WEEK: No shows BOOK IT NOW: Marilyn Manson and The Pretty Reckless, 8 p.m., Wednesday, May 2; Chicago, 8 p.m., Friday, May 4; Willie Nelson &amp; Family, 8 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday, May 16, 17; Buddy Guy and Jonny Lang, 8 p.m., Saturday, June 9; Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples, 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 19. Check out wellmonttheatre.com for more shows.   New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Newark THIS WEEKEND: Friday night — Audra McDonald, one of Broadway's most talented leading ladies, performs a concert of the greatest songs from the Broadway and Hollywood songbooks, 8 p.m., Prudential Hall NEXT WEEK: Daughtry has gone from American Idol contestant to Grammy-nominated pop band. He and his band rock Prudential Hall at 7:30 p.m., W ...
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Broadway's Tom Wopat and Linda Eder sing favorites
The Morning Call - Blogs - almost 5 years
Despite his many successes, Broadway actor and singer Tom Wopat has maintained a low profile. On Saturday he will guest star with another Broadway star, Linda Eder, in an evening of song at Easton's State Theatre.
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Long Wharf Theatre Gets Education Grant
Blogs.Courant.com - almost 5 years
And Other Theater News Briefs New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre will receive a grant of $224,5000 over four years by The Werth Family Foundation for its in-school residency program. The grant will add three teaching artists to the theater’s education department in the New Haven public schools… Hartford Stage ’s annual gala — “Black Magic” is this year’s theme — will be held April 28 from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Hartford Stage Scene and Paint Shop, 117 Murphy Road in Hartford… Connecticut Ballet will hold its annual gala celebrating its 30 th year on April 21 at the Belding Theater at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford… Tom Wopat and Linda Eder will perform in concert April 26 at the Warner Theatre in Torrington…Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas will receive the Monte Cristo Award from the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center Monday night in New York… Jennifer Haley was awarded the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for “The Nether” which was developed a ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tom Wopat
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2013
    Age 61
    He portrayed Ryan Hutton in the musical, Lovestruck, in 2013.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2009
    Age 57
    In July 2009, he originated the role of Frank Abagnale, Sr. in the musical Catch Me if You Can (based on the film of the same name) in July and August 2009 at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre.
    More Details Hide Details He was featured in the new musical revue Sondheim on Sondheim, conceived and directed by James Lapine, presenting the life and works of Stephen Sondheim. The revue premiered on Broadway at the Roundabout Theatre's Studio 54 on March 19, 2010 in previews and closed on June 27.
  • 2008
    Age 56
    In 2008, Wopat starred on Broadway as the father in A Catered Affair, written by Harvey Fierstein (book) and John Bucchino (score), which opened on April 17, 2008 at the Walter Kerr Theatre.
    More Details Hide Details He received his second Tony nomination for that performance.
  • 2006
    Age 54
    He starred in the North Carolina Theatre's production of The Music Man as Harold Hill in November 2006.
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  • 2005
    Age 53
    In 2005, Wopat appeared in the Broadway revival of David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning play Glengarry Glen Ross as James Lingk.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1999
    Age 47
    He appeared in the opening cast of the 1999 revival of Annie Get Your Gun as "Frank Butler", opposite Bernadette Peters, Susan Lucci and Crystal Bernard, who played Annie Oakley (in consecutive order); he was nominated for a Tony Award in 1999 for his performance as Butler.
    More Details Hide Details He later appeared in revivals of Chicago and 42nd Street.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1981
    Age 29
    In 1981 he played the main character, Billy Bigelow in the musical Carousel, at the Augusta Barn Theatre in Augusta, Michigan.
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  • 1977
    Age 25
    Wopat first appeared on the Broadway stage as a replacement in the 1977 musical I Love My Wife, as "Wally".
    More Details Hide Details He later appeared as a replacement in the stage musicals City of Angels, and Guys and Dolls.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1951
    Born
    Born on September 9, 1951.
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