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Thomas G. Waites

Thomas G. Waites is an actor, director, and acting instructor originally from Philadelphia. He is a graduate of the Drama Division of The Juilliard School, where he studied alongside Robin Williams, Christopher Reeve, Frances Conroy and others. His acting credits span both stage and screen, earning acclaim early on in the 1978 film “On the Yard” opposite John Heard. Waites has a long history with Al Pacino, beginning with the Norman Jewison film “…And Justice for All,” followed by Richard III on Broadway and an Off-Broadway revival of American Buffalo.

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Thomas G. Waites featuring Tony Daniels and Cedric Allen Hills live at the 11th St. Bar in New York City.

New Release


Written and directed by Thomas G. Waites, TARGET is a playful sex comedy about a couple looking to spice up their sex life. Nick and Laura Gates’ marriage goes through a whirlwind as Nick approaches Laura about opening up their sex life with other partners. Hysterical laughs accompany them as they try to navigate their new marital lifestyle. TARGET is now available at the streaming services below.


Much Ado About Nothing

Join us in bringing a fresh, 1940s twist to William Shakespeare’s timeless comedy, “Much Ado About Nothing.” Directed by the renowned Thomas G. Waites, known for his roles in “The Warriors” and “The Thing,” this production is set to light up the Gene Frankel Theater in New York City. In collaboration with Faith American Beer & Kelsey Grammer, we’re excited to offer a distinctive blend of classic theater and innovative interpretation.

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