Houston's Talented Thespian: THOMAS MILES
The Boss Mann|April 2021
Acting, the performing art in which movement, gesture, and intonation are used to realize a fictional character for the stage, motion pictures, or television.

According to an article published in britannnica.com/art/acting, acting is generally agreed to be a matter less of mimicry, exhibitionism, or imitation than the ability to react to imaginary stimuli. Its essential elements remain the twin requisites enunciated by the French actor François-Joseph Talma in his tribute to the actor Lekain (1825): “an extreme sensibility and a profound intelligence.” For Talma, it is the sensibility that allows the actor to mark his face with the character’s emotions being played and convey the playwright’s intentions, the implications of the text, and the movements of the “soul” of the character. Intelligence— the understanding of the workings of the human personality—is the faculty that orders these impressions for an audience.

The essential problems in acting—those of whether the actor actually “feels” or merely imitates, of whether he should speak naturally or rhetorically, and of what constitutes being natural—are as old as theatre itself.

The untimeliest beginnings of drama originate in Athens, where ancient hymns, called dithyrambs, were sung in honor of the god Dionysus. These hymns were subsequently revised for harmonic demonstrations in which contributors would dress up in costumes and masks.

Thomas “Nephew Tommy” Miles is a very talented enter-tainer out of Houston, Texas. We had the unique opportunity to document his story further as he builds his legacy.

Our interview with Thomas was very illuminating, as we expect from the Boss Men and Boss Women we feature. Right off the bat, Thomas dove into what it takes to perfect and hone your craft; Thomas “Nephew Tommy” Miles has built a career that encompasses radio, television, film, and more. Thomas’s role as co-host of the nationally syndicated Steve Harvey Morning Show puts him in front of a live radio audience of more than 8 million listeners daily. As Nephew Tommy, he provides a vital role in the morning show, perhaps best known for his prank calls and lighting it up with his cast of colorful characters.

Thomas also has a loyal following as a stand-up comedian and has earned a reputation for wowing crowds. For three years, he served as the exclusive opening act on the Luther Vandross tour. Served as the exclusive Mainstage host for the Essence Festival in New Orleans for seven years 2009 – 2016, which draws over 250,000 fans and features Beyonce, Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, Mary J. Blige, Usher, and Kanye West. In 2017 Thomas hosted the Time To Laugh event at Bishop T.D. Jakes Megafest. In October 2010, Thomas recorded his one-hour special at the famed Motor City Casino in Detroit. He continues to keep the crowds laughing as he tours nationally to soldout crowds across the country.

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