Guest Artists

Photo credit: Lia Chang

Richard Thomas


2019 Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir featuring Kelli O’Hara and Richard Thomas

Artist Information

Richard Thomas is best known for his leading role as the budding author John-Boy Walton in the television drama The Waltons, for which he won one Emmy Award and received nominations for another Emmy Award and two Golden Globe Awards. The New York native began learning his craft as a child actor, appearing on stage at age seven as John A. Roosevelt, one of the children of Franklin D. Roosevelt in the drama Sunrise at Campobello. He studied literature and Chinese at Columbia University. He starred in Stephen King’s miniseries It and played FBI Special Agent Frank Gaad in The Americans. He received a 2017 Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in The Little Foxes.