A Favorite Barnie Returned to Our Stage
In November, Tom Wopat was back on stage with his band. It was an honor to have him here at the Barn Theatre to celebrate our 75th Anniversary. This was a special show for the one weekend in November. He shared holiday songs with us, some fun Barn Stage memories and a few anecdotes about his Dukes of Hazard costar! And yes, the General Lee was also here for fans to check out.
Like all Barnies, Tom is a Barnie for Life. His stage presence includes: EMC 1976, 1977 / Equity 1981, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1992-98, 2002, 2004, 2015
From TomWopat.com: All it takes is a phrase or two from Tom Wopat’s warm, engaging baritone to trigger the desire to hear more. And the more one listens, the better it gets — from the way he finds the heart of a song’s story to his lyrical phrasing and his gently swinging, jazz-infused rhythms.
Here are a few photos from his appearance
His Broadway and national tour resume are vast with a recent appearance being the Sheriff in THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL opposite Vanessa Williams and Cicely Tyson. Other credits include CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, 42ND ST (Julian Marsh), CHICAGO (Billy Flynn), GUYS AND DOLLS (Sky Masterson), CITY OF ANGELS (Stone), GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS (James Lingk), ANNIE GET YOUR GUN (Frank Butler - Tony nominee) and A CATERED AFFAIR (Tom drama desk and Tony nominee). Tom‘s theatrical and musical career is eclipsed only by his place in TV history as Luke Duke on the original THE DUKES OF HAZZARD. He also has scores of guest appearances and television movies to his credit. Tom had a surprise holiday album chart hit with his “Home for Christmas” record with fellow ‘Duke’ John Schneider.