Bethany Thomas biography
At Writers Theatre: A Moon for the Misbegotten, She Loves Me
A Chicago-based actor and singer, her credits include Marry Me A Little, Into The Woods, Nine, In Trousers (Porchlight Music Theater), The Tempest (Chicago Shakespeare Theater), Porgy and Bess (Court Theatre), Hairspray, Charlotte's Web (Drury Lane Oakbrook), Hair (Paramount Theatre), Fiorello! (TimeLine Theatre) also work with Second City, AboutFace Theatre, The Inconvenience, Theo Ubique, Congo Square, Theatre at the Center, Marriott Lincolnshire, Hell In A Handbag and American Theater Company. Regional credits include Iphigenia In Aulis (Getty Villa), The Color Purple, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Ragtime, Man Of La Mancha, A Christmas Carol (Milwaukee Reparatory Theatre) and Little Shop of Horrors (Geva Theatre). Bethany appeared in the second seasons of Empire (FOX) and You're So Talented (OpenTV). She is the proud recipient of a Joseph Jefferson Award, an After Dark Award and a Black Theatre Alliance Award. As a singer/songwriter, Bethany is a regular contributor at Salonathon and The Paper Machete, and has done several performance residencies at The Hideout and Steppenwolf's LookOut series. She's done concerts for WBEZ, WFMT, WTTW and the Chicago Humanities Festival, and was a featured local artist in Renee Fleming’s Chicago Voices Project at the Lyric Opera. Most recently, she's been touring the country as one quarter of the alt-country project Jon Langford's Four Lost Souls, (self-titled album out on Bloodshot Records) and she released an EP of her own music called First. Bethany is represented by Shirley Hamilton Talent. bethanythomasmusic.com.
[Bio as of November 2017]