JOHN THOMAS WAITE
JOHN THOMAS WAITE made his Broadway debut as an understudy in DRACULA. Two years later he took over the role of Mozart from Mark Hamill during the first Broadway run of Peter Shaffer’s brilliant play, AMADEUS. In London he appeared in The Independent Shakespeare Company’s eight-man production of MACBETH. Off Broadway he played (at different times) The Mute, Mortimer, and The Old Actor in the Sullivan Street Playhouse production of THE FANTASTICKS and in the revival at The Snapple Theatre Center uptown. Regionally, he has worked with Actors Theatre of Louisville, The Adirondack Theatre Festival, The Asolo, Barrington Stage, The Berkshire Theatre Group, The Cleveland Playhouse, The Chanhassen Dinner Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, The Clarence Brown Company, The California Music Circus, The Cape Playhouse, The Dorset Theatre Festival, The Depot, Florida Studio Theatre, The Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Hartford Stage, The Irish Repertory Theater, Lincoln Center, Merrimack, The Majestic Theater, Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, The Paper Mill Playhouse, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Pennsylvania Centre Stage, The Old Globe, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Syracuse Stage, Seven Angels, Shakespeare on the Sound, Two River Theater Company, Virginia Stage Company and The Wilma. On TV he hosted the children’s series WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE which aired on PBS, appeared in ED, ROYAL PAINS, LISEY'S STORY, and MUHAMMAD ALI'S GREATEST FIGHT, and played Dr. Watson to the Sherlock Holmes of Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes in a series of promos for COURT TV. He can be seen on the big screen in THE UNDERSTUDY, FREEDOM and AFTER LOUIE. JT directed Mimi Quillin's wonderful one-woman show, CALL FOSSE AT THE MINSKOFF, which was named Best Production at the 2016 United Solo Theatre Festival in New York City.