Evan Thompson

From his Obituary, March 6, 2015

Evan Thompson, a New York City-based theatre actor whose long and eclectic career included work in cabaret, children’s shows, summer stock, regional theatre, and on and off Broadway, died Feb. 28, 2015, in Brooklyn, NY, at the Hopkins Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare following a long respiratory illness. He was 83 years old.

A battle with lung cancer in recent years didn’t keep Mr. Thompson from continuing to pursue a lifelong passion for performing. In May 2014, he was featured in the original cast of Kate Benson’s acclaimed Off-Broadway play “A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes,” for New Georges at Dixon Place. (It was a source of frustration to Mr. Thompson that he was not well enough to recreate his role in Benson’s play when it was remounted at City Center Stage II in January of this year. He was champing at the bit to return to the stage, his family said.)

As recently as last November, Mr. Thompson and his wife, actress Joan Shepard, traveled to Massachusetts to perform for schoolchildren as part of The Fanfare Theatre Ensemble, the theatre troupe they founded in 1971. Over the years they wrote, performed, designed and directed a dozen of their own adaptations of fairy tales and classic children’s stories – sometimes working with their own children, Jenn Thompson and Owen Thompson – for thousands of wide-eyed school kids. –Broadway World

NFT Credits

Credit Type Production Season
Actor Wilderness of Shur 1982-83 Season
Actor Every Day a Visitor (2013) 2013-14 Season