Stage Manager, Performer
( b. Apr 16, 1926 Cleveland, Ohio, USA - d. Jun 15, 2013 West Orange, New Jersey, USA ) Male
Tom Brennan worked with many celebrated performers, including Henry Fonda, Bette Davis, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward, Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman, Eli Wallach, Geraldine Page, Frank Langella, Christopher Walken, Mary Tyler Moore, Blythe Danner, Gwyneth Paltrow, Olympia Dukakis, Louis Zorich, Carrie Nye, Dick Cavett, and Austin Pendleton. Mr. Brennan worked with directors and playwrights such as Tennessee Williams, Thornton Wilder, Steven Sondheim, Harold Prince and Julie Taymor. He was instrumental in the formation of the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts.
In N.Y.C., he appeared on Broadway numerous times in plays such as Are You Now, Or Have You Ever Been?, The Front Page, Our Town, and Follies, as well as regional theaters including The McCarter Theater in Princeton, Yale Repertory Theater in Conn., The Fords Theatre in Washington D.C., and Trinity Playhouse in R.I., among others.
On television, Mr. Brennan appeared on "Law and Order," and on many soap operas. He was featured in the films "Fatal Attraction," and Paul Mazursky's "Willie & Phil."
On network television, he appeared in the miniseries "North and South" and "Kennedy," playing William Seward and Adlai Stevenson respectively. He directed the Off-Broadway production of Black Elk Lives, starring David Carradine, with sets and costumes by Julie Taymor.