Thomas Sadoski at the PaleyFest 2013 panel for The Newsroom
|Born||July 1, 1976|
New Haven, Connecticut, U.S.
|Education||Circle in the Square Theatre School (1998)|
(m. 2007;div. 2015)
Thomas Sadoski (born July 1, 1976) is an American stage, film, and television actor. He is best known for his roles as Don Keefer in the HBO series The Newsroom and as Matt Short in the sitcom television series Life in Pieces .
Life in Pieces is an American sitcom television series created by Justin Adler and which premiered on CBS on September 21, 2015. The series was produced by 40 or 50 Years, Inc., Kapital Entertainment in association with 20th Century Fox Television, with Adler serving as showrunner. Life in Pieces was renewed for a fourth season on May 12, 2018, which premiered on April 18, 2019. Life in Pieces was canceled by CBS after four seasons on May 10, 2019.
Sadoski was born in New Haven, Connecticut and raised in College Station, Texas.
New Haven is a coastal city in the U.S. state of Connecticut. It is located on New Haven Harbor on the northern shore of Long Island Sound in New Haven County, Connecticut, and is part of the New York metropolitan area. With a population of 129,779 as determined by the 2010 United States Census, it is the second-largest city in Connecticut after Bridgeport. New Haven is the principal municipality of Greater New Haven, which had a total population of 862,477 in 2010.
College Station is a city in Brazos County, Texas, situated in East-Central Texas in the heart of the Brazos Valley, in the center of the region known as Texas Triangle. It is 90 miles northwest of Houston and 87 miles (140 km) northeast of Austin. As of the 2010 census, College Station had a population of 93,857, which had increased to an estimated population of 121,321 as of February 2019. College Station and Bryan together make up the Bryan-College Station metropolitan area, the 13th-largest metropolitan area in Texas with 273,101 people as of 2019.
Sadoski attended the University of North Texas in Denton, TX for one semester. He graduated from New York's Circle in the Square Theatre School in 1998.
The University of North Texas (UNT) is a public research university in Denton, Texas. Eleven colleges, two schools, an early admissions math and science academy for exceptional high-school-age students from across the state, and a library system comprise the university core. Its research is driven by about 38 doctoral degree programs. North Texas was founded as a nonsectarian, coeducational, private teachers college in 1890 and was formally adopted by the state 11 years later. UNT is the flagship institution of the University of North Texas System, which includes additional universities in Dallas and Fort Worth. UNT also has a satellite campus in Frisco.
Circle in the Square Theatre School is a non-profit, tax exempt drama school associated with Circle in the Square Theatre; and is the only accredited conservatory attached to a Broadway theatre.
Sadoski married Kimberly Hope in 2007. They divorced in October 2015.Sadoski began dating actress Amanda Seyfried in early 2016. He confirmed his engagement to Seyfried on September 12, 2016. The couple married on March 12, 2017. On March 24, 2017, it was announced that the couple had welcomed a baby girl.
Amanda Michelle Seyfried is an American actor, model, and singer-songwriter. She began her career as a model when she was 11 and her acting career at 15 with recurring parts on the soap operas As the World Turns and All My Children.
Sadoski began his award-winning stage career as the understudy for Mark Ruffalo and Mark Rosenthal in the Off-Broadway production of Kenneth Lonergan's critically acclaimed play This is Our Youth at the Second Stage Theatre.It marked the first of many productions with the New York-based theatre company. He has appeared in many Broadway and Off-broadway productions as well as many productions in regional theaters. In 2008 he originated the role of Greg in Neil LaBute's play reasons to be pretty for MCC Theatre alongside The Newsroom co-star Alison Pill. After a critically lauded sold-out run Off-broadway it transferred to Broadway in April 2009 where it earned 3 Tony Award nominations (Best Actor: Sadoski, Best Actress: Marin Ireland, Best Play) as well as 3 Drama Desk Award nominations (Best Actor: Sadoski, Best Director: Terry Kinney and Best Play), two Outer Critics Circle Award nominations (Best Actor: Sadoski, Best New Play), and three Drama League Award nominations (Best Play, Distinguished Performance Awards: Sadoski and Ireland). Neil LaBute credits Sadoski for inspiring the critically noted change in tone in reasons to be pretty from the playwright's earlier works saying: “His own thoughtfulness and good heart helped me to not fall back on anything that I had done before. My plays usually end darkly. I always thought that was real life, that there were always shades of gray, but he helped me see some other colors in the palette.” In 2011 he originated the role of 'Trip Wyeth' in Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities for which he won an Obie Award and Lucille Lortel Award. The play (which, also after a sold out Off-Broadway run, was transferred to Broadway in November 2011) was named Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play by the Outer Critics Circle in 2011. Sadoski has also been seen on Broadway alongside Ben Stiller, Edie Falco, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alison Pill in John Guare's House of Blue Leaves .
In theater, an understudy, referred to in opera as cover or covering, is a performer who learns the lines and blocking or choreography of a regular actor or actress in a play. Should the regular actor or actress be unable to appear on stage because of illness, injury, emergencies or death, the understudy takes over the part. Usually when the understudy takes over, the theater manager announces the cast change prior to the start of the performance. Coined in 1874, the term understudy has more recently generally been applied only to performers who can back up a role, but still regularly perform in another role.
Mark Ruffalo is an American actor and producer who gained international prominence by portraying the Marvel Comics character Bruce Banner / Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning with The Avengers (2012). He reprised the role in Iron Man 3 (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Captain Marvel (2019) and Avengers: Endgame (2019).
An Off-Broadway theatre is any professional venue in Manhattan in New York City with a seating capacity between 100 and 499, inclusive. These theatres are smaller than Broadway theatres, but larger than Off-Off-Broadway theatres, which seat fewer than 100.
|1998||This Is Our Youth||Kenneth Lonergan||Warren/Dennis understudy||McGinn-Cazale Theatre, New York, NY/ Fairbanks Theatre, New York, NY||Professional debut|
|1999||Gemini||Albert Innaurato||Randy Hastings||Second Stage, New York, NY|
|2000||The Hot l Baltimore||Lanford Wilson||Paul Granger III||Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA|
|2000||The Skin of Our Teeth||Thornton Wilder||Henry Antrobus||Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA|
|2001||Street Scene||Elmer Rice||Samuel Kaplan||Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA|
|2001||The Waverly Gallery||Kenneth Lonergan||Daniel Reed||Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT|
|2002||Left||Richard Nelson||Eddie||Powerhouse Theatre, Poughkeepsie, NY||World Premiere|
|2002||The General From America||Richard Nelson||Matlack/ Pauling||Alley Theatre, Houston, TX/ Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York, NY|
|2003||Where We're Born||Lucy Thurber||Tony||Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, New York, NY||World Premiere|
|2004||Reckless (Broadway)||Craig Lucas||Tom/ Tom, Jr/ Man in Ski Mask||Biltmore Theatre, New York, NY||Sadoski's Broadway debut|
|2004||Rodney's Wife||Richard Nelson||Ted||Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA||World Premiere|
|2005||Moonlight and Magnolias||Ron Hutchinson||David O. Selznick||Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA|
|2006||Jump/Cut||Neena Beeber||Paul||Julia Miles Theatre, New York, NY||World Premiere|
|2006||The Mistakes Madeline Made||Elizabeth Meriwether||Buddy||Bleecker Street Theatre, New York, NY||World Premiere|
|2006||All This Intimacy||Rajiv Joseph||Ty||McGinn-Cazale Theatre, New York, NY||World Premiere|
|2006/2007||The Santaland Diaries||David Sedaris||Crumpet||Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT|
|2007||Stay||Lucy Thurber||Billy||Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre, New York, NY||World Premiere|
|2007||Dissonance||Damian Lanigan||Hal||Williamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA||World Premiere|
|2007||The Joke||Sam Marks||Eddie||Studio Dante, New York, NY||World Premiere|
|2008||reasons to be pretty||Neil LaBute||Greg||Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York, NY||World Premiere|
|2008||Becky Shaw||Gina Gionfriddo||Andrew||Second Stage Theatre||New York Premiere|
|2009||reasons to be pretty (Broadway)||Neil LaBute||Greg||Lyceum Theatre, New York, NY||LaBute's Broadway debut|
|2010||The Bridge Project II:||William Shakespeare||Touchstone,|| BAM Harvey Lichtenstein Theater, Brooklyn, NY |
Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong, HK
Esplanade Theatre, Singapore, SG
Théâtre Marigny, Paris, FR
Teatro Español, Madrid, ES
Ruhrfestspiele, Recklinghhausen, DE
Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam, NL
The Old Vic, London, UK
Teatro Palacio Valdés, Avilès, ES
|Directed by Sam Mendes|
|2011||Other Desert Cities||Jon Robin Baitz||Trip Wyeth||Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, New York, NY||World Premiere|
|2011||The House of Blue Leaves (Broadway)||John Guare||Billy Einhorn||Walter Kerr Theatre, New York, NY|
|2011||Other Desert Cities (Broadway)||Jon Robin Baitz||Trip Wyeth||Booth Theatre, New York, NY|
|2012||Build||Michael Golamco||Kip||Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, CA||World Premiere|
|2015||The Way We Get By||Neil LaBute||Doug||Second Stage Theatre, New York, NY||World Premiere|
|2017||Moscow, Moscow, Moscow, Moscow, Moscow, Moscow||Halley Feiffer||Andrey||Williamstown Theater Festival; Williamstown, MA||World Premiere|
|2018||Belleville||Amy Herzog||Zack||Pasadena Playhouse; Pasadena, CA|
|2019||White Noise||Suzan-Lori Parks||Ralph||Public Theater; New York, NY|
Sadoski made his feature film debut in 2000 in Amy Heckerling's romantic-comedy Loser .
Amy Heckerling is an American film director. An alumna of both New York University and the American Film Institute, she directed the commercially successful films Fast Times at Ridgemont High, National Lampoon's European Vacation, Look Who's Talking, and Clueless.
Loser is a 2000 American teen romantic comedy film starring Jason Biggs, Mena Suvari, and Greg Kinnear.
|2000||Loser||Chris||Amy Heckerling||Film debut|
|2002||Winter Solstice||Chris Bender||Josh Sternfeld||Sound Pictures|
|2003||Happy Hour||Scott||Mike Bencivenga|
|2004||Company K||Corp. Richard Mundy||Robert Clem|
|2008||The New Twenty||Feliz Canavan||Chris Mason Johnson|
|2009||Split (Short)||Oliver||Jamie Buckner|
|2012||30 Beats||Julian||Alexis Lloyd|
|2012||BFF (Short)||Jack||Neil LaBute||Official selection Tribeca Film Festival|
|2013||The Dramatics||Gordon Bullard||Scott Rodgers|
|2014||Take Care||Devon||Liz Tuccillo||Official selection SXSW|
|2014||It's Okay (Short)||Him||Tamar Levine||Official selection Palm Springs International Short Fest|
|2014||Wild||Paul||Jean-Marc Vallée||Fox Searchlight|
|2014||John Wick||Officer Jimmy||Chad Stahelski|
|2015||I Smile Back||Donny||Adam Salky||Official Selection Sundance Film Festival|
|2017||John Wick: Chapter 2||Officer Jimmy||Chad Stahelski|
|2017||The Last Word||Robin Sands||Mark Pellington|
|2017||The Games We Play (Short)||Paul||Annika Marks and Rich Newey|
In 2011, Sadoski was cast as a lead in Aaron Sorkin's HBO series The Newsroom .Previous television work includes multiple guest starring roles in 3 of the Law & Order franchise shows as well as an arc on As the World Turns as drug dealer Jesse Calhoun.
|2005||Law & Order||Robert Barnes||1 episode ( Season 16, Episode 9: "Criminal Law")|
|2007||As the World Turns||Jesse Calhoun||8 episodes (April 23, 2007 – May 16, 2007)|
|2007||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Patrick Cardell||1 episode (Season 7, Episode 4: "Lonelyville")|
|2009||Ugly Betty||Patrick||1 episode (Season 3, Episode 11: "Dress for Success")|
|2009||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Joe Thagard||1 episode (Season 11, Episode 10: "Anchor")|
|2012–2014||The Newsroom||Don Keefer||3 seasons, 25 Episodes (Series Regular)|
|2013–2014||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Nate Davis||2 episodes (Season 15, Episode 8: "Rapist Anonymous"; Season 15, Episode 15: "Gridiron Soldier")|
|2015||The Slap||Gary||1 season, 8 episodes|
|2015–2019||Life in Pieces||Matt||Main Cast|
In January 2011, Stephen King's audiobook recording of Mile 81 was released for which Thomas Sadoski was the narrator.AudioFile magazine said of his work: "Sadoski’s matter-of-fact narration of the monster's deeds makes the tale that much more unnerving to hear". Publisher's Weekly agreed saying: "Thomas Sadoski provides smooth, matter-of-fact narration that acts as a counterpoint to the chilling and unnerving story line".
|2012||Mile 81||Stephen King||Audiobook|
|2013||reasons to be pretty||Neil LaBute||Radio play, recorded for LA TheatreWorks|
|2013||reasons to be happy||Neil LaBute||Radio play, recorded for LA TheatreWorks|
|2015||The Children's Crusade||Ann Packer||Audiobook|
|2016||Zero K||Don DeLillo||Audiobook|
|2008||Lucille Lortel Award||Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play||Becky Shaw||Nominated|
|2009||63rd Tony Awards||Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play||Reasons To Be Pretty||Nominated|
|2009||Drama Desk Award||Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play||Reasons To Be Pretty||Nominated|
|2009||Drama League Award||Distinguished Performance||Reasons To Be Pretty||Nominated|
|2009||Outer Critics Circle Award||Outstanding Actor in a Play||Reasons To Be Pretty||Nominated|
|2011||Lucille Lortel Award||Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play||Other Desert Cities||Won|
|2011||Obie Awards||Obie Award for Distinguished Performance by an Actor||Other Desert Cities||Won|
The Glass Menagerie is a memory play by Tennessee Williams that premiered in 1944 and catapulted Williams from obscurity to fame. The play has strong autobiographical elements, featuring characters based on its author, his histrionic mother, and his mentally fragile sister Laura. In writing the play, Williams drew on an earlier short story, as well as a screenplay he had written under the title of The Gentleman Caller.
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