KRUEGER began his journey to 'self proclaimed stardom' in his
living room at the age of six, when his Mom handed him a toy microphone
and recorded him singing YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE on a clunky 1950's
tape recorder. From then on, he was bit by the creative show biz
bug. Growing up in a small town 50 miles north of Chicago, life
was mowed lawns, ice cream trucks and ten speeds. A precocious
youth, he filled his days with Star Wars, bugging his older sister
' Nisey, and dreams of one day becoming the next Bionic man, complete
with Bionic dog. In High School, Thadd was really bit when he
began performing in musicals and plays, beginning a now 20 year
love of theatre and performing arts.
Thadd.studied theatre and voice at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside
and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Dramatic Arts in 1994.
He left the ruralness of Wisconsin and returned to his homestate
to emerse himself in the flourishing Chicago theatre scene. While
in Chicago, he appeared in award winning productions of SWEENEY
TODD, FAHRENHEIT 451, HERE'S LOVE, PHANTOM, MY FAIR LADY...and
many others, and was thrilled to understudy THE BALLAD OF LITTLE
JO at Chicago's nationally acclaimed Steppenwolf Theatre starring
Broadway legend Judy Kuhn. Thadd was regularly seen at cabaret
spotlights throughout Chicago, and dabbled in feature film background
work, commercial, voice-over and industrials from 1994-2001. He
also enjoyed a three year stint as a voice teacher for local performing
art schools, and office management for the Chicago based creative
consultant firm Closerlook, Inc.
2002, he moved to New York City realizing a lifelong goal and
dream, and was promptly cast in the drama SAPPHO'S KISS at Manhattan's
The Cutting Room..The spring of 2002 was spent engrossed in the
NY audition circuit for national tours to regional theatre to
Broadway. Offers came from all over the country, and he was chosen
for an opinion article in the entertainment trade paper BACKSTAGE.
Thadd has appeared in several east coast regional productions including:
WILL ROGERS FOLLIES, I LOVE YOU YOU'RE PERFECT NOW CHANGE, THE STUDENT
PRINCE, RUMORS, as well as touring nationally with the Nebraska Theatre
Caravan in A CHRISTMAS CAROL and FOREVER PLAID in Des Moines. On the New
York stage, he has appeared Off-Broadway in NERDS:// for the New York
Musical Theatre Festival, the New York International Fringe Festival,
Off-Off Broadway in THE BOOK OF THE DUN COW with Prospect Theater and
WORLD'S AWAY at the Producers Club. Most recently, Thadd has gone the tv and
film route appearing in commercials, training videos, the independent film
THE COFFEE SHOP and on Nick@Nites Road Crew in October 2006. In 2004, he
acquired an agent on Broadway, and continues to forge ahead accepting the
actor's destiny to 'become comfortable with the uncomfortable'. ---"I am an
artist. I'm an actor. I'm a singer. I belong in New York, Chicago, Los
Angeles, Nashville, wherever I can have that outlet professionally. I want
to explore all these options and I know NOW is the time."
Thadd Krueger is a man with a mission and purpose-- and is definitely one to be watched.
draw my philosophies from many sources...God, books, friends, life experiences.
Life is fragile and uncertain at best....it has peaks and valleys. The
TRUE test of your character is how you respond to them. I am interested
in becoming a great
performer, but I am more interested in becoming a great person in my
you think about expands. If your thoughts are centered on 'What's missing?',
then 'Whats missing?', by definition, will have to expand"~Wayne
"When you do not stand fully in the truth of what you know, what
you feel and who you are, you are withholding your love." ~Iyanla
you worry about what other people think of you, then you are owned by
them..and slavery is dead honey.."~Oprah