Tom Lawson Jr.




After a long career as a lawyer, Tom returned to acting, his first love, more than 10 years ago. Since then he has acted in regional theaters from Vermont to Arizona, including the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and New York City, where he lived for several years. His favorite shows include The Lion in Winter, Camelot, I Never Sang for My Father, Hamlet, Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, The Fantastiks and To Kill a Mockingbird. He has also appeared in a number of films.

Height 5-10 1/2
Weight 175
Hair Gray-Brown
Health Excellent

Tom Lawson Jr.



  • Film

    13 SINS (Feature) Prof. Edgar Solomon (featured) Daniel Stamm (Director) // FISHERS OF MEN (Feature) Judge Dallamoor (featured) Joshua Mills & T.J. Amato (Directors) // THE KINGS OF YORKTOWN (Feature) Mr. Rivers (featured) Darren Marshall (Director) // ALTERATIONS Harvey (lead) Talibah Newman (Director) // MR. WHISKERS Mr. Whiskers (lead) Erin Golblom (Director) // THE MODEL PRISONER Alex Liddell (lead) Graydon Sheppard (Director) // BRIDAL PARTY Father Danny (featured) Kelsy Chauvin (Director) // OLD MAN AND LITTLE BOY The Old Man (lead) Miles Adgate (Director) // WAITING Donald (lead) Yuri Shapochka (Director); Named Best Actor (film received best director and best film awards) – LJCC Film Festival, Birmingham AL // HIGH EXPECTATIONS Jury Foreman (featured) Yuri Shapochka (Director); Platinum Remi – 40th Worldfest Film Festival and Best Dark Comedy – NY Film Festival // THE TRIP Antonio (lead) Simao Cayatte (Director) // WHIMSEY Joseph O'Conner (lead) Rob Richert (Director) // HAIL MARY Joseph (supporting) Maddalena Crosti (Director)

  • Theater

    THE CRUCIBLE Giles Corey The Gallery Players NY // ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN Polonius T. Schreiber Studio NY // THE WOMAN Nestor The Riverside Theatre NY // HAMLET 1st Player/Player King The Gorilla Rep Theatre NY // BARBARIANS Mayor Redozubov The Schapiro Theatre NY // RAPPACCINI’S DAUGHTER Rappaccini Metropolitan Playhouse NY // BAAL Bolleboll, Parson, Driver The Riverside Theatre NY // THREE SISTERS Chebutykin The Schapiro Theatre NY // 365 DAYS/365 PLAYS Various The Public Theatre/Faux-Real Theatre Company NY // TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Judge Taylor Alabama Shakespeare Festival AL // CAMELOT Merlin/King Pellinore Broadway Palm West Dinner Theatre AZ // I NEVER SANG FOR MY FATHER Tom Garrison The Lost Nation Theatre VT // DEATH OF A SALESMAN Uncle Ben Theatre AUM AL // MACBETH Duncan/The Doctor The Lost Nation Theatre VT // CAMELOT Merlin/King Pellinore The Springer Opera House GA // THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Mr. Antrobus Theatre AUM AL // BLOOD RELATIVES Defense Attorney Theatre AUM AL // THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR Mr. Ford Faulkner Dinner Theatre AL // THE 1940'S RADIO HOUR Pops Faulkner Dinner Theatre AL // YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Martin Vanderhof Faulkner Dinner Theatre AL // THE FANTASTIKS Henry - The Old Actor Faulkner Dinner Theatre AL // FRANKIE Judge Donnell/Gov. Swain So. Appalachian Repertory Theatre NC // SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER Diggory et al. Alabama Shakespeare Festival AL // THE LION IN WINTER Henry II Theatre AUM AL

  • Performance Readings

    MIND THE GAP (New York Theatre Workshop); RIGHT YOU ARE (IF YOU THINK YOU ARE) (The Producers Club); BLACKBIRDS (Classical Theatre of Harlem); NEW PLAYS (Pulse Ensemble Theatre and Time Square Playwrights); TIME FLIES (voiceover, online animation). Performing scenes for MFA theatre and film directing students at Columbia University: Moliere: Tartuffe (Orgon), Don Juan (Don Louis), The School for Wives (Arnolphe), Goethe: Faust (Siebel) and Paul Thomas Anderson: Magnolia (Earl).

  • Training and Education

    T. Schreiber Studio; Shakespeare & Company First Folio Workshop; Member, Michael Howard Studio; Alabama Shakespeare Festival; Patsy Rodenburg Seminar; Caryn West Audition Intensive; Jack Doulin CSA Audition Workshop; Actors Outlet; Acting on Camera; AUM: Theatrical Makeup, Dramaturgy, Shakespeare in Production. University of Alabama: BA, English, Theatre and Creative Writing (Univ. Players, Alpha Psi Omega, Blackfriar Award for Best Actor); J.D. degree: more than 30 years experience as trial and appellate lawyer -- municipal court to U.S. Supreme Court (listed in The Best Lawyers in America); service in Army, Air Force and Navy as officer and enlisted man.

  • Download Resume

Tom Lawson Jr.



Contact Info

: Renee Glicker (
: 212.581.1857
: Jennefer Damschroder (New Orleans)
: 504-912-7248

Get In Touch!