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Keep up to date on my current and upcoming Projects in and outside the rehearsal studio and stage

Upcoming Shows!

Fresh off of a great run in Old Hat Theatre Company's production of Julius Caesar as Cassius, Thomas is heading out to Ohio for his acting debut at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park in Treasure Island as the nefarious Black Dog and Josiah Bland. The production will be directed by Cincinnati Playhouse's Artistic Director Blake Robison. The production performs April 21 - May 19th. 

Get Treasure Island Tickets Here!

Following Treasure Island, Thomas will return for his fifth season at Shakespeare and Company in Lenox, MA to be in Macbeth and As You Like ItMacbeth is directed by Obie Award-winning director Melia Bensussen, and features Jonathan Croy and Tod Randolph. It runs July 03 – August 05, 2018. As You Like It is directed by Artistic Director Allyn Burrows and performs August 09 – September 02, 2018.  It promises to be yet another exciting summer in the Berkshires. 

Get Shakespeare and Company Tickets Here!

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CiC's: Much Ado About Nothing

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Classics in Color: An INclusive Theatre Company brings the classical story of Much Ado About Nothing in Shakespeare's words to present day New York City: exploring the real world of friends returning from war, true friendship and love, and misunderstandings and reconciliation. This tale of assumptions, of how women should behave, of how men should react, and what happens when one listens to rumors and not one's heart has never been more timely. Much Ado is led by a strong, sharp witted woman. The play explores gender expectations and perceptions; it examines love from many angles; and it is both a moving drama and a laugh out loud comedy. Cast and designed inclusively, CiC's Much Ado demonstrates a community of people of different ethnicities, genders, and able-ness working together to bring a beautiful, heart-centered story to life. Through the inclusivity of the artists building this project, we reflect the diverse community in which we live, inviting you, our community to see themselves in Shakespeare.

CiC's Artistic Director Nafeesa Monroe directs and leads a diverse team of performers and designers. Design Team: Set Design by Korean-American architect, professor Keena Suh & partner Markus Waschewsky, Costume Design by Haitian-American stylist and actress Mimi Moss, Produced by African-American actor, writer, and producer Thomas Brazzle, and multi-ethnic actor, director, producer Nafeesa Monroe, Associate Produced by actress, writer, and producer Atalanta Siegel, and African-American professor Tamika Watkins.

CAST:
Beatrice: Lolita Foster*
Benedick: Jason C. Brown*
Leonato: Laura Johnston*
Hero/Borachio: Kathleen O'Neal
Claudio/Sexton: Elliot Frances Flynn
Don John/Dogberry: Zoe Anastassiou*
Don Pedro/Watchman: Kelly Cooper*
Margaret/Verges: Susan Ly
Antonio/Friar Francis: Ramon Martinez

Beatrice Understudy: Barrie Kealoha*
Benedick Understudy: Michael Basile*
Hero/Margaret Understudy: Zuri Washington
Claudio/Sexton Understudy: James S. Patton

*These Actors are appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.

Kids Love Edmund

The Guthrie welcomed over 4,000 students, including the entire student body of Patrick Henry High School (Minneapolis) to come and see King Lear at The Guthrie. Thanks to the partners at PROJECT SUCCESS and the Minneapolis Public Schools System for making this happen. Enjoy a glimpse into their student matinee experience. Hear their loving thoughts and see a glimpse of me in performance.

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Patrick Henry High student matinee

We welcomed 4,000+ students, including the entire student body at Patrick Henry High School (Minneapolis), to see our recent production of KING LEAR. Thanks to our partners at Minneapolis Public Schools and Project SUCCESS for helping to make this happen. Enjoy this glimpse into our student matinee experience.

Posted by Guthrie Theater on Wednesday, April 5, 2017

REVIEWS ARE IN FOR KING LEAR!

What a pleasure to be a part of such a wonderful production! Some blurbs on the show and me...

Often achingly beautiful, this is a production that speaks through the ages to our time. Brazzle is brilliant as the conniving Edmund...
-Star Tribune
 
The show is stunning. I have never experienced a performance that was so powerful and gruesome.
-Play Off the Page
 
...A high-quality production of one of Shakespeare’s most powerful plays. It is an evening well worth enjoying. Thomas Brazzle’s portrayal of Edmund, the bastard son of the Duke of Gloucester, is particularly strong.
-The Mac Weekly
 
...a captivating and heart-breaking portrayal of Shakespeare’s tragedy...Thomas Brazzle was powerful as Edmund...
-Aisle Say Twin Cities
 
This is a great King Lear for any season; in our current season it is essential...as evil half-brother Edmund, Thomas Brazzle impresses with his malevolent swagger and rationalization of evil...
-Talkin' Broadway
 
Brazzle has a gift for riveting villainous monologues, making his onstage appearances always something to look forward to.
-Twin Cities Arts Reader
 
Beloved bastard Edmund is portrayed by Thomas Brazzle, whose hand gestures allow even the least trained in Shakespearean dialect to grasp the character’s plan for revenge.
-MN Daily
 
The cast doesn’t have a weak link, from the utterly commanding Brazzle...
-City Pages
 
...worth seeing...Stealing the show was the brash, scene-chewing Edmund, played with relish by Thomas Brazzle in his Guthrie debut (I’m certain we’ll be seeing more from him in the years to come)
-PhenoMNal Twin Cities