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. Wopat spent much of 2011 on Broadway again starring as Frank Abagnale Sr. in the new adaptation of Catch Me If You Can.
Though Wopat had never done a sitcom before, he seized the opportunity when Chuck Lorre offered him a leading role in Cybill. Other credits include a recurring role on Home Improvement, the critically acclaimed NBC movie Just My Imagination, HBO's Taking Chance alongside Kevin Bacon, and most recently a spot on CBS' A Gifted Man. 2012 will see Tom starring in ABC's first ever movie musical Elixir alongside Jane Seymour, Chelsea Kane, Sara Paxton and more.
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, features a swingin' set of standards and interesting covers, including Frank Sinatra, Blood Sweat & Tears, and Joni Mitchell.
The future sees Tom working on more films and TV roles, plus a lot of shows around the U.S. to perform his jazz and standards show live.
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