Thomas Sadoski

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Thomas Sadoski
Born(1976-07-01) July 1, 1976 (age 38)
New Haven, Connecticut
Years active1998–present
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Thomas Sadoski
Born(1976-07-01) July 1, 1976 (age 38)
New Haven, Connecticut
Years active1998–present

Thomas Sadoski (born July 1, 1976) is an American stage, film, and television actor.

Personal life[edit]

Sadoski was born in New Haven, Connecticut in 1976, the son of Carol and Mark Sadoski.[1][2] His father is a professor at Texas A&M University.[3] Sadoski was raised in Bethany, Connecticut and College Station, Texas. Sadoski is a fan of the Baltimore Ravens and Baltimore Orioles sports teams.[4]

Sadoski attended the University of North Texas in Denton, TX for one semester. He graduated from New York's Circle in the Square Theatre School in 1998.[3]

Stage career[edit]

Sadoski began his award-winning stage career as Mark Ruffalo and Mark Rosenthal's understudy in the Off-broadway production of Kenneth Lonergan's critically acclaimed play This is Our Youth at the Second Stage Theatre.[5] It marked the first of many productions with the New York based theatre company. He has appeared in many Broadway and Off-broadway productions as well as many productions in regional theaters. In 2008 he originated the role of 'Greg' in Neil LaBute's play reasons to be pretty for MCC Theatre alongside "The Newsroom" co-star Alison Pill. After a critically lauded sold-out run Off-broadway it transferred to Broadway in April 2009 where it earned 3 Tony Award nominations (Best Actor: Sadoski, Best Actress: Marin Ireland, Best Play) as well as 3 Drama Desk Award nominations (Best Actor: Sadoski, Best Director: Terry Kinney and Best Play),[6] 2 Outer Critics Circle Award nominations (Best Actor: Sadoski, Best New Play),[7] and 3 Drama League Award nominations (Best Play, Destinguished Performance Awards: Sadoski and Ireland).[8] Neil LaBute credits Sadoski for inspiring the critically noted change in tone in reasons to be pretty from the playwright's earlier works saying: “His own thoughtfulness and good heart helped me to not fall back on anything that I had done before. My plays usually end darkly. I always thought that was real life, that there were always shades of gray, but he helped me see some other colors in the palette.”.[3] In 2011 he originated the role of 'Trip Wyeth' in Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities for which he won an Obie Award and Lucille Lortel Award.[9] The play (which, also after a sold out Off-broadway run, was transferred to Broadway in November 2011) was named Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play by the Outer Critics Circle in 2011.[10] Sadoski has also been seen on Broadway alongside Ben Stiller, Edie Falco, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alison Pill in John Guare's The House of Blue Leaves.[11]

Stage (partial)
1998This Is Our YouthKenneth LonerganWarren/Dennis understudyMcGinn-Cazale Theatre, New York, NY/ Fairbanks Theatre, New York, NYProfessional debut
1999GeminiAlbert InnauratoRandy HastingsSecond Stage, New York, NY
2000The Hot L BaltimoreLanford WilsonPaul Granger IIIWilliamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA
2000The Skin of Our TeethThorton WilderHenry AntrobusWilliamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA
2001Street SceneElmer RiceSamuel KaplanWilliamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MA
2001The Waverly GalleryKenneth LonerganDaniel ReedLong Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT
2002LeftRichard NelsonEddiePowerhouse Theatre, Poughkeepsie, NYWorld Premiere
2002The General From AmericaRichard NelsonMatlack/ PaulingAlley Theatre, Houston, TX/ Lucille Lortel Theatre, New York, NY
2003Where We're BornLucy ThurberTonyRattlestick Playwrights Theatre, New York, NYWorld Premiere
2004Reckless (Broadway)Craig LucasTom/ Tom, Jr/ Man in Ski MaskBiltmore Theatre, New York, NYSadoski's Broadway debut
2004Rodney's WifeRichard NelsonTedWilliamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MAWorld Premiere
2005Moonlight and MagnoliasRon HutchinsonDavid O. SelznickAlliance Theatre, Atlanta, GA
2006Jump/CutNeena BeeberPaulJulia Miles Theatre, New York, NYWorld Premiere
2006The Mistakes Madeline MadeElizabeth MeriweatherBuddyBleecker Street Theatre, New York, NYWorld Premiere
2006All This IntimacyRajiv JosephTyMcGinn-Cazale Theatre, New York, NYWorld Premiere
2006/2007The Santaland DiariesDavid SedarisCrumpetLong Wharf Theatre, New Haven, CT
2007StayLucy ThurberBillyRattlestick Playwrights Theatre, New York, NYWorld Premiere
2007DissonanceDamian LaniganHalWilliamstown Theatre Festival, Williamstown, MAWorld Premiere
2007The JokeSam MarksEddieStudio Dante, New York, NYWorld Premiere
2008reasons to be prettyNeil LaButeGregLucille Lortel Theatre, New York, NYWorld Premiere
2008Becky ShawGina GionfriddoAndrewSecond Stage TheatreNew York Premiere
2009reasons to be pretty (Broadway)Neil LaButeGregLyceum Theatre, New York, NYLaBute's Broadway debut
2010The Bridge Project II:

As You Like It, The Tempest

William ShakespeareTouchstone,


BAM Harvey Lichtenstein Theater, Brooklyn, NY

Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong, HK

Esplanade Theatre, Singapore, SG

Théâtre Marigny, Paris, FR

Teatro Español, Madrid, ES

Ruhrfestspiele, Recklinghhausen, DE

Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam, NL

The Old Vic, London, UK

Teatro Palacio Valdés, Avilès, ES

Directed by Sam Mendes
2011Other Desert CitiesJon Robin BaitzTrip WyethMitzi E. Newhouse Theater, New York, NYWorld Premiere
2011The House of Blue Leaves (Broadway)John GuareBilly EinhornWalter Kerr Theatre, New York, NY
2011Other Desert Cities (Broadway)Jon Robin BaitzTrip WyethBooth Theatre, New York, NY
2012BuildMichael GolamcoKipGeffen Playhouse, Los Angeles, CAWorld Premiere


Sadoski made his feature film debut in 2000 in Amy Heckerling's romantic-comedy Loser.[12] He has since been seen primarily in independent films.

Release DateTitleRoleDirectorNotes
2000LoserChrisAmy HeckerlingFilm debut
2002Winter SolsticeChris BenderJosh SternfeldSound Pictures
2003Happy HourScott
2004Company KCorp. Richard Mundy
2008The New TwentyFeliz CanavanChris Mason Johnson
2009Split (Short)OliverJamie Buckner
201230 BeatsJulianAlexis Lloyd
2012BFF (Short)JackNeil LaButeOfficial selection Tribeca Film Festival
2013The DramaticsGordon BullardScott Rodgers
2013Take CareDevonLiz TuccilloOfficial selection SXSW
2013WildPaulJean-Marc Vallée
2014I Smile BackDonnyAdam Salky


In 2011 Sadoski was cast as a lead in Aaron Sorkin's HBO series The Newsroom.[13] Previous television work includes multiple guest starring roles in 3 of the Law & Order franchise shows as well as an arc on As The World Turns as drug dealer Jesse Calhoun.

2005Law & OrderRobert Barnes1 episode ( Season 16, Episode 9: "Criminal Law")
2007As The World TurnsJesse Calhoun8 episodes (April 23, 2007 – May 16, 2007)
2007Law & Order: Criminal IntentPatrick Cardell1 episode (Season 7, Episode 4: "Lonelyville")
2009Ugly BettyPatrick1 episode (Season 3, Episode 11: "Dress for Success")
2009Law & Order: Special Victims UnitJoe Thagard1 episode (Season 11, Episode 10: "Anchor")
2012-2014The NewsroomDon Keefer3 seasons, 25 Episodes (Series Regular)
2013-2014Law & Order: Special Victims UnitNate Davis2 episodes (Season 15, Episode 9: "Rapist Anonymous"; Season 15, Episode 16: "Gridiron Soldier")


In January 2011 Stephen King's audiobook recording of Mile 81 was released for which Thomas Sadoski was the narrator.[14] AudioFile magazine said of his work: "Sadoski’s matter-of-fact narration of the monster’s deeds makes the tale that much more unnerving to hear".[15] Publisher's Weekly agreed saying: "Thomas Sadoski provides smooth, matter-of-fact narration that acts as a counterpoint to the chilling and unnerving story line".[16]

2012Mile 81Stephen KingAudiobook
2013reasons to be prettyNeil LaButeRadio Play, recorded for LA TheatreWorks

Awards and Nominations[edit]

2008Lucille Lortel AwardOutstanding Featured Actor in a PlayBecky ShawNominated
200963rd Tony AwardsTony Award for Best Actor in a Playreasons to be prettyNominated
2009Drama Desk AwardDrama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Playreasons to be prettyNominated
2009Drama League AwardDistinguished Performancereasons to be prettyNominated
2009Outer Critics Circle AwardOutstanding Actor in a Playreasons to be prettyNominated
2011Lucille Lortel AwardOutstanding Featured Actor in a PlayOther Desert CitiesWon
2011Obie AwardsObie Award for Distinguished Performance by an ActorOther Desert CitiesWon


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