At Florida State University, Tom has directed Cabaret, Full Monty, The Drowsy Chaperone, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, On The Town, Hair, The Rocky Horror Show, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. He has music directed Ragtime, Spring Awakening, Jesus Christ Superstar, Puntam County 25th Annual Spelling Bee, RENT, Into The Woods, The Man of LaMancha, and Urinetown. At the Post Playhouse, he has directed All Shook Up, A Man of No Importance, Guys & Dolls, 9 to 5, My Way, The Drowsy Chaperone, Grease, Pump Boys & Dinnettes, The Wizard of Oz, Nunsense, Always… Patsy Cline, Hello, Dolly!, Oklahoma!, and South Pacific. He has also produced additional shows such as Cinderella, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, The Sound of Music, A Year With Frog & Toad, Godspell, Forever Plaid and The Marvelous Wonderettes. In China, Tom directed and musically directed Stephen Sondheim’s Into The Woods in Mandarin, and is currently working on a new musical, The Family based on a classic Chinese novel to open in November of 2015. Tom has also directed for theatres such as the Centennial Theatre Festival in Connecticut, Seaside Music Theatre in Daytona Beach, FL and the Bigfork Musical Theatre in Montana. His work has also taken him to Zug, Switzerland and to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Tom is also the former Head of the Music Theatre Department at Illinois Wesleyan University, where he taught acting, directing and musical theatre courses. Some additional directing/music directing credits include Chicago, 42nd Street, and A New Brain, Lucky Stiff, The Fantasticks!, Crazy for You, Little Shop of Horrors and Fiddler on the Roof.
M.F.A. Directing, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida
Tom is an Associate Professor for the BFA Music Theatre Program and the Music Director/Conductor for the School of Theatre. Tom is also the Artistic Director for the Post Playhouse, a professional summer stock theatre producing 5 musicals each summer season. In addition, he is on the faculty for The Central Academy of Drama in Beijing, China (中國北京中央戲劇學院) as foreign expert in Music Theatre. Tom is also a member of The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers
Production Work, Music Theatre History, Directing, and BA Music Theatre Workshop