Richard (Johnboy) Thomas

Richard Thomas and I

A few nights ago, Richard Thomas and his sweet wife Georgianna came to Jersey Boys. Imagine my delight when I heard,” Jennifer, you have guests to see you…Richard Thomas.” I worked with Richard at Williamstown Theatre Festival in the ’80′s. I was hired to do the Cabaret after the Mainstage theatre shows. So, Richard and I were teamed up to sing “Baby It’s Cold Outside.”

This was his first time singing live, so he eagerly wanted to rehearse that number over and over and always at 200%. I loved working with him, and had a secret, innocent crush on him, because of his enthusiasm and talent. Well, it ended up that they changed the end of the song so that I actually stay with him…Happy Ending!!

Anyway, jump to 2006, and I ran into Richard with my husband, Tim at Starbucks while he was in A Naked Girl on the Appian Way play, and we had just opened. He promised to catch the show when he could, and he kept his word. He was about to leave for the tour of Twelve Angry Men on the road for 8 months…so, if it’s coming to your town catch it..I promise he will be wonderful. He was so gracious to the cast on meeting them, too and he and his wife loved the show.

4 Comments so far

  1. buymovie on July 27th, 2007


  2. Ann Yong on January 26th, 2008

    I had a “BIG” crush on John-Boy when I was about 11 (in ’72) and no doubt many other young girls did too. John-Boy’s character, his virtue and humility was everything this catholic school girl dreamed of and Richard Thomas played it so well. I recently purchased The Walton’s season 2 disc collection and am still enjoying every show like I did as a young girl. I’m going for the next season when this one is done. Sundays were just not complete without The Waltons. Truly one of the most memorable shows in my lifetime.

    Thank you Richard Thomas and the rest of the cast and characters on The Waltons for making my growing years happier.

    Seattle, WA
    (Born & raised in Honolulu, Hawaii)

  3. Lesli on March 5th, 2008

    I have always loved all of the parts I have ever seen Richard Thomas play in. From John-boy to all the life time movies he’s done and so on. I have always wanted to meet him. I watch the Walton’s every morning still.I wondered if he has a web site htough because I dearched and searched and i couldn’t find it. I thought possibly I was searching wrong. I wanted to see if there was any way possible he might allow me to send one of my son’s little children’s books to him, and share with him about my son. I have a little boy with severe cystic fibrosis, and a feeding tube. We’ve done diffrent benefits and things, but it would really help to get some one’s attention that might actually be able to help if he was willing. I am sure he’s involved in many things, but it would still be a huge blessing to get it to him and for me to at least try. He and his wife have always seemed like very kind people.
    God bless you. I hope you are well. ANy help you might offer would be appreicated.
    God bless you.

  4. Char on October 14th, 2008

    I loved your show and now at the age of 62 when I am remindied of it I feel such a connection to your charater.
    Thank You!!