Broadway star Tom Wopat is enjoying the Florida sunshine this week as he takes to the stage at the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach. Returning to the Royal Room for the first time since 2007, Tom Wopat first came to public attention in the late-1970s as the freewheeling Luke Duke on the TV series The Dukes of Hazzard. In 1977, he made his Broadway debut in Cy Coleman's I Love My Wife. Wopat went on to perform in the Tony Award–winning City of Angels and Guys and Dolls. He received a Tony nomination for creating the role of Frank Butler in the Broadway revival of Annie Get Your Gun, opposite Bernadette Peters. In 2008, Wopat returned to Broadway as Tom Hurley in A Catered Affair with Faith Prince and Harvey Fierstein. 2011 saw him again on Broadway starring as Frank Abagnale Sr. in the new adaptation of Catch Me If You Can.
His TV credits include a leading role in Cybill, a recurring role on Home Improvement, the critically acclaimed NBC movie Just My Imagination, and most recently HBO's Taking Chance alongside Kevin Bacon. Wopat has also become a successful recording artist with many albums to his credit, including A Little Bit Closer, Don't Look Back, Learning to Love, and The Still of the Night. In 2005, he released Dissertation on the State of Bliss-featuring the music of Harold Arlen-and his most recent offering, Consider it Swung.
BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photo coverage below!
Photo Credit: Stephen Sorokoff
Colony Hotel Palm Beach
Ed Howard, Tom Wopat, Bob Marlach, Tedd Firth
Bob Malach & Music Director Tedd Firth
Tedd Firth, Tom Wopat, Ed Howard Peter Grant, Bob Malach
Tedd Firth & Tom Wopat
Jo Ann Pflug & Tom Wopat
The Royal Room