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Best known for his role as “Jonathan” on “The Guiding Light,” Tom Pelphrey is a two-time Daytime Emmy Award winner who has crossed many genres from television to film to theatre. His other film and television credits include “The Good Wife,” “As The World Turns,” “Law & Order: SVU,” “Numbers,” “The Last Note,” “Seven Hours,” “The Laws of Motion,” “CSI Miami,” “Ghost Whisperer,” and “Birds of America.”

Tom is one of the founding members of the Apothecary Theatre Company, a New York City based, not-for-profit ensemble which develops original plays and offers a platform for emerging American playwrights to hone and cultivate their work through their Development Series. He’s starred in their productions of “Wonders of the Invisible World,” Crazy Sexy Dead,” and “Fair Rosamund and Her Murderer.” Regionally, Tom has been seen in “My Italy Story” (MST), “Bash” (Amphibian Productions), “The Subeject of Roses” (Penguin Rep), “Crazy Eights” (EST) and “A New Television Arrives, Finally” (Shetler Studios). Tom can currently be seen in The Apothecary Theatre Company’s production of “In God’s Hat” (click here for my review) at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre in New York City (416 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Ave) through August 7. Tickets are $18.

1. Who inspired you to become a performer? I would say Steve Kazakoff who was my high school drama teacher.

2. Who’s the one person you haven’t worked with that you would like to? Jack Nicholson.

3. If you could dream about anyone while you sleep, who would it be? I’d love to dream about my first dog Lassie.

4. Is there ever a time you thought about quitting? If so, what career would you choose? I’d love to build things. I’m no good at it, but maybe I can learn.

5. Do you have any strange or unusual talent that no one knows about? No, I don’t.

6. Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts? What do you order? Dunkin’ Donuts morning. Starbucks mid-day. Americano with vanilla bean powder.

7. Favorite way to stay in shape? Running and lifting weights.

8. Boxers or Briefs? Boxer briefs.

9. Favorite webiste? Apothecarytheatrecompany.org and The Quotations Page

10. Superman or Wonder Woman? The way I’m feeling that one, I’d say Wonder Woman.

BONUS QUESTION:

11. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve read about yourself and where did you read it? There’s been a few. I read once that I was quarterback of the high school football team which I found interesting because I played football for like a week.

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If you are looking for a show that is dramatic, intense, and pushes your buttons, then I suggest going to see The Apothecary Theatre Company’s production of “In God’s Hat” at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre in NYC. Written by Richard Taylor and starring Tom Pelphrey (from “As The World Turns” and “Guiding Light”), Rhett Rossi, Dennis Flanagan, Gary Francis Hope, and Mike Mihm, “In God’s Hat” tells the tale “Mitch” (played by Rhett Rossi) who has just been released from prison after being convicted of child molestation. His brother “Roy” (played by Tom Pelphrey) is there to bring him home, but things get out of sorts when “Arthur Cruter” (played by Dennis Flanagan) shows up to their hotel room to finish the job he tried to do in prison. What entails is a play about family, forgiveness, and society…

“In God’s Hat” plays through August 7 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre (416 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Avenue). Showtimes are Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are $18.

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