Chauncey Thomas is currently studying Black blues history at Illinois State University with hopes to create a curriculum dedicated to their education.
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Early Life and Education
Chauncey Morgan was born in 1919 and lived in Valley Falls, New York before passing away in 2000.
Chauncy Thomas initially attended college to study medicine; however, after becoming entranced by drama he dropped out of school to explore Chicago’s non-equity theatre scene and begin acting professionally in various theatres across Chicago. Over time he established an impressive acting career performing in numerous venues.
He was also known for writing short stories, poems and essays – some of which have recently made headlines – that are now being seen. His work was considered some of the best ever produced in America. A prolific author himself who also published many books about firearms history and military equipment history; additionally he collected guns, antiques and military memorabilia that was stored at home.
Chauncy Thomas has performed in various regional theatres such as Clybourne Park at St. Louis Repertory Theater, The Piano Lesson at Black Rep and La Bute New Play Festival at Actors Studio – as well as multiple productions at Alabama Shakespeare Festival and most recently signed with bloc NYC talent agency.
Carli Officer plays Maretha to his Lymon. Carli also appeared on TV shows like Madam Secretary, Marshall’s Miracle and Cosi as Lymon.
He graduated from Texas A&M Kingsville where he played basketball on their Javelinas men’s team, earning all-conference honors during his senior season 2019-20. A native of Plano, Texas with a BA in Performance under his belt – currently living in St Louis MO
Achievement and Honors
Chauncy Thomas earned his BA in Acting and Psychology at Washington University and soon after launched a diverse regional professional theatre career before making the move to New York City. Credits include Othello (Shakespeare Festival St. Louis), Topdog/Underdog (New Jewish Theatre), Clybourne Park, Jackie and Me, The Winter’s Tale as well as multiple productions at Black Repertory Theater including “The Piano Lesson.”
He has provided testimony or filed briefs in 30 cases that have contributed to gay rights, such as Lawrence v. Texas in 2003 and Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015.
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Thomas was given a pearl drum kit as a birthday present from his mother on his ninth birthday and quickly fell in love with it, beginning to play quickly – eventually landing his first paid gig!
He became particularly fond of blues music, which chronicles “the struggle of black people in the United States”, according to an interview in 2021. To become an accomplished blues drummer he must practice for at least four hours every day as blues drumming requires him to use all four limbs simultaneously.
Chauncey, as a graduate student at Illinois State University studying history, strives to amplify history’s voice. His research on black musicians from Bloomington-Normal will hopefully encourage emerging artists.
Chauncy Thomas keeps his personal life private, which means we do not know his exact age or number of siblings he has. Additionally, he does not reveal his net worth publicly.
Recently, he has appeared in Madam Secretary and Marshall’s Miracle on screen, while also appearing in several theatrical productions like Topdog/Underdog at St. Louis Actors’ Studio; Othello at Shakespeare Festival St. Louis; as well as 10 productions at Black Rep including one which earned him a Kevin Kline nomination.
Chauncy Thomas is part of the CGP Gents and Young Gents program, mentoring seventh to twelveth graders every two months for empowerment sessions and social outings. Additionally, he founded The Fearless 14 which has sent two students on college scholarships.