By JESSE McKINLEY
Published: May 10, 2000, NY Times
An Oklahoma native with boyish good looks, Mr. Thompson studied theater at the University of Oklahoma and later migrated to New York.
His most fruitful years onstage came in the early 1970’s as a member of the American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Conn. In three seasons there he played several major roles, including Cassio in ”Othello,” with Moses Gunn, which moved to Broadway; and Bertram in ”All’s Well That Ends Well.” In 1971 he appeared in O’Neill’s ”Mourning Becomes Electra,” opposite Sada Thompson and Jane Alexander.