SK: You mostly performed on Broadway, minus a few guest roles here and there, but what was your first reaction when you were approached with the Newsroom gig?
Thomas: I was thrilled! You know, it’s funny… I was working with Alison Pill at the time on Broadway. I think it was the second time we worked together. We were both approached about [Newsroom] and went in to audition on the same day. We sort of held each other’s hands over the next couple of weeks as we waited for the process to play itself out. To go through it with a really good friend and somebody you respect and admire as much as Alison was really cool. I was thrilled for her and when the news came down that I was hired also, I was ecstatic!
is an amazing thing to do. What was it like the first time you met him?
Thomas: I wasn’t sure what to expect. At the time, I had just finished working with Stockard Channing and I called up Stockard once I got hired and said “Hey, I’m going to be working with your guy…” and she said, “Oh great, he’s just the sweetest guy in the world. He’s a great guy, super-intelligent. You’re really going to love working for him. Don’t even worry about it!” So I went in a little at ease. I was prepared for him to be funny and charismatic and intelligent. As lovely a person as he is, it’s always good when you get an opportunity to meet somebody like that who has reached such a high level in their career and who is also such a good person on the top of it too. It’s just great
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