Thomas Huenergardt is relatively new to the Live Arts Stage but he began acting in shows at 12 years old at New London Theatre. He has accomplished a great deal considering he is only 18 years old. He currently works part-time as a handyman with his father, tiling and remodeling bathrooms. He has been homeschooled his entire life and is currently working on an online course at James Madison HS. Thomas first role was Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol at New London, he has stage managed for Death of a Salesman, and he has also run lighting and sound for Maine and Silent Sky.
Thomas is playing a variety of characters in Bad Ideas for Bad Television Shows, which is an ensemble piece. Thomas was glad to answer a few more questions for us:
Q: Is this your first show at Live Arts, and what other shows have you done with us?
A: I was in Fiorello earlier this year.
Q: What attracted you to audition for Bad Ideas for Bad Television Shows?
A: After finishing Fiorello I realized I really enjoy working with these people and I wanted to do more with them.
Q: Name two FUNNY facts about you:
A: 1. I have broken my arm in the same place twice. 2. When I started drumming, I started with heavy metal.
Q: What is your dream comedic role?
A: Leo Bloom from The Producers.
Q: What comedic play would you most like to be in?
A: The Producers!!
Q: What makes Bad Ideas for Bad Television Shows different from other shows you have done?
A: I don’t think I’ve ever done a comedy? Have I? Well maybe… Nope, I’ve ever done a comedy! Huh?
Q: What is your favorite TV Show?
A: Where to begin? I’d say probably Rizzoli and Isles.
Q: What is the worst TV show you have ever seen and why?
A: Sword Art Online. It’s so bad!
Bad Ideas for Bad Television Shows is showing ONE WEEKEND ONLY at the Belfry Playhouse, The venue is located at 3324 Medlock Bridge Road in Norcross (Live Arts Theatre’s home location). The show runs Friday, October 6th at 8 pm. Saturday, October 7 at 8 pm, and Sunday, Oct 8 at 2:30. Get your tickets now! The following weekend, Live Arts Theatre will be taking the production to the Community Theatre Festival in Carrollton on Oct. 14.