[…] that he’s played by a handsome, comically dexterous actor just makes him all the more appealing.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution review of Shakespeare in Love

Azar plays up that entrapment, plays up that symbol, the caged animal yearning to break free.

Broadway World review of The Glass Menagerie

Thomas was born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama, attending high school across the street from the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.

Thomas is a frequent collaborator with the Warehouse Theatre in Greenville, South Carolina, appearing in Pride & Prejudice, The Glass Menagerie, Much Ado About Nothing, In the Next Room, Urinetown, Angels in America, Romeo & Juliet, and Stones in His Pockets. He has also appeared on SC stages at Lean Ensemble Theater in Hilton Head (Barefoot in the Park), Furman University (This Is How It Goes), Clemson University (John Proctor Is the Villain) and Centre Stage South Carolina (The Fox on the Fairway, Identity Crisis).

Regionally, Thomas has played with the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta (Shakespeare in Love); TheatreWorks in Mountain View, California (Yellow Face); the California Shakespeare Theater in Berkeley (Romeo & Juliet, Richard III, Twelfth Night); Mill Mountain Theatre in Roanoke, Virginia (Constellations); and the California Theatre Center in Sunnyvale (Black Comedy, Apollo: To the Moon).

Thomas has had the privilege to work with some of the country’s top playwrights as they developed their work, including Bad Jews with Joshua Harmon, Octopus with Steve Yockey, Touch(ed) with Bess Wohl, and God of Meat with Samuel D. Hunter.

Thomas has also appeared in the short films In a Room at the Edge of Infinity and No Ordinary Love, as well as in the web series The First Five Years. He recently starred in the pilot for Divided States.

Thomas earned his MFA in classical acting from the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Alabama’s Department of Theatre & Dance. Thomas nows lives in Greenville with his wife, son, and dog, all of whom he is thankful for the never-ending well of inspiration.

Thomas Azar