Thomas A. Bogar has taught theatre history, dramatic literature, and theatrical production for forty years, most recently at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, and directed over seventy theatrical productions. He holds a Ph.D. in theatre history/literature/criticism from Louisiana State University. In addition to Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination, he is the author of Thomas Hamblin and the Bowery Theatre, American Presidents Attend the Theatre and a biography of actor-manager John E. Owens. He is currently working on a biography of actress Maggie Mitchell. He is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships and served as a judge for Washington’s Helen Hayes Theatre Awards. He lives in Silver Spring, Maryland.