Tom Fontana was born on September 12, 1951 in Buffalo, New York, USA. He is an Emmy Award winning writer and producer, known for Copper (2012), Borgia (2011), Oz (1997), Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) and St. Elsewhere (1982). He was twice married to Sagan Lewis, before her death in 2016.
(August 1 to 5, 1978) He produced Michael Cristofer's play, "The Shadow Box," in the Williamstown Theatre Festival production at the Adams Memorial Theatre Main Stage at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts with Richard Chamberlain (Brian); Elizabeth Fleming (Beverly); Martin Rabbett (Mark); Henry Rinehart (Steve); David Sabin (Joe); Jennifer Savidge (Agnes); Dwight Schultz (The Interviewer); Kevin Shallo (Maggie) and Kate Wilkinson (Felicity) in the cast. Nikos Psacharapoulos was artistic director. Richard Chamberlain was also director. Gintare Everett was general manager. Christopher Nowak was scenery designer. Rita B. Watson was costume designer. Roger Meeker was lighting designer. Franklin Keysar was stage manager. Peggy Peterson was assistant stage manager.
He usually writes early in the morning just after waking up. He has
said that most of the time ideas will come to him at this time from
dreams he has had during the night. Prior to going to bed he usually
will briefly look over the scenes he plans to write in the morning in
order to generate these dreams.
His stories frequently revolve around the concepts of Redemption and Forgiveness