Thomas Sadoski

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Thomas Sadoski
Born (1976-07-01) July 1, 1976 (age 37)
New Haven, Connecticut
Occupation Actor
Years active 1998–present

Thomas Sadoski (born July 1, 1976) is an American stage, film, and television actor.

Personal life[edit]

Sadoski was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1976, the son of Carol and Mark Sadoski.[1][2] His father is a professor at Texas A&M University.[3] Sadoski was raised in Bethany, Connecticut and College Station, Texas. Sadoski is a fan of the Baltimore Ravens and Baltimore Orioles sports teams.[4]

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.[3]

Stage career[edit]

Sadoski began his award-winning stage career as Mark Ruffalo and Mark Rosenthal's understudy in the Off-broadway production of Kenneth Lonergan's critically acclaimed play This is Our Youth at the Second Stage Theatre.[5] 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),[6] 2 Outer Critics Circle Award nominations (Best Actor: Sadoski, Best New Play),[7] and 3 Drama League Award nominations (Best Play, Destinguished Performance Awards: Sadoski and Ireland).[8] 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.”.[3] 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.[9] 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.[10] Sadoski has also been seen on Broadway alongside Ben Stiller, Edie Falco, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alison Pill in John Guare's The House of Blue Leaves.[11]

Stage (partial)
Year Play Author Role Location Awards/Notes
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 Thorton 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 Meriweather 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:

As You Like It, The Tempest

William Shakespeare Touchstone,

Stephano

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

Film[edit]

Sadoski made his feature film debut in 2000 in Amy Heckerling's romantic-comedy Loser.[12] He has since been seen primarily in independent films.

Film
Release Date Title Role Director Notes
2000 Loser Chris Amy Heckerling Film debut
2002 Winter Solstice Chris Bender Josh Sternfeld Sound Pictures
2003 Happy Hour Scott
2004 Company K Corp. Richard Mundy
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
2013 Take Care Devon Liz Tuccillo
2013 Wild Paul Jean-Marc Vallée

Television[edit]

In 2011 Sadoski was cast as a lead in Aaron Sorkin's HBO series The Newsroom.[13] 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.

Television
Year Title Role Notes
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-Present The Newsroom Don Keefer 2 seasons, 19 Episodes (Series Regular)
2013 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Nate Davis 1 episode (Season 15, Episode 9: "Rapist Anonymous")

Audio[edit]

In January 2011 Stephen King's audiobook recording of Mile 81 was released for which Thomas Sadoski was the narrator.[14] 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".[15] 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".[16]

Audio
Year Project Author Notes
2012 Mile 81 Stephen King Audiobook
2013 reasons to be pretty Neil LaBute Radio Play, recorded for LA TheatreWorks

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
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

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