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by Michael Portantiere

    Richard Thomas Joins the Wall of Fame


    Richard Thomas (above), one of the stars of David Mamet's Race, had his portrait by artist Dan May unveiled on Tuesday night, January 19 at Tony's DiNapoli on West 43rd Street, for addition to the restaurant's Wall of Fame. Thomas made his Broadway debut in 1958 at age seven in Sunrise at Campobello, and his credits also include Strange Interlude, Fifth of July, The Front Page, Democracy, and A Naked Girl on the Appian Way.


    Here's Thomas with one of his Race co-stars, David Alan Grier...


    ...and here he is again with radio personality Valerie Smaldone.


    Among the other notables on hand for the unveiling: Barry Wood (TV's Trading Spaces and Hidden Potential).


    The great playwright Michael Weller with director Drew DeCorleto.

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    Oscar E. Moore (TalkEntertainment.com) with actor Bill Coyne (Superhero Celebrity Rehab).


    The Richard Thomas portrait, by Dan May.

    Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 12:47 AM | Item Link

    Michael Portantiere comes to BroadwayStars with more than 30 years' experience as an editor and writer for such media outlets as TheaterMania.com, InTHEATER magazine, and BACK STAGE. He has also contributed articles and reviews to AfterElton.com, Playbill, and Stagebill, and has written notes for several major cast albums. Additionally, Michael is a professional photographer whose pictures have been published by THE NEW YORK TIMES, the DAILY NEWS, and several notable websites. (Visit www.followspotphoto.com for more information.)
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    The last five columns written by Michael Portantiere:

    07/13/2010: Presidential Material

    07/04/2010: Hardy Boy

    06/29/2010: High School Stars

    06/21/2010: Falling in Love Again

    06/17/2010: A Meeting of the 'mos (and Their Friends)

    For a listing of all features written by Michael, click here.