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Tom Ossowski

Published May 17, 2015


Associate Professor
School of Theatre
Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Contact

tossowski@fsu.edu
850.556.4030
tomossowski.com

 

Bio

Tom Ossowski is an Associate Professor for the BFA Music Theatre Program at FSU, the Producing Artistic Director for the Post Playhouse at Fort Robinson State Park in Nebraska and a Professor at the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing, China (Foreign Expert in Musical Theatre). At the Post Playhouse, Tom has directed Urinetown, Legally Blonde, Monty Python’s Spamalot, A Man of No Importance, All Shook Up, Guys and Dolls, 9 to 5, My Way, The Drowsy Chaperone, Grease, The Wizard of Oz, Nunsense, Always…Patsy Cline, Hello, Dolly!, and Oklahoma!. FSU directing credits include A Man of No Importance, Beauty & the Beast, All Shook Up, Legally Blonde, Cabaret, The Drowsy Chaperone, How To Succeed…, On The Town, Hair, The Rocky Horror Show, and Sweeney Todd. Music directing credits include Guys & Dolls, A Chorus Line, Ragtime, Spring Awakening, Jesus Christ Superstar, The 25th Annual…Spelling Bee, RENT, Into the Woods, and Urinetown. Tom has also directed and musicially directed Into The Woods, The Family and was on the production team for Lucky Stiff for The Central Academy of Drama in Beijing. His work has taken him to Zug, Switzerland and to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. He is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

Education

M.F.A. Directing, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida

Areas of Responsibility

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

Teaching Areas

Music Theatre
Directing

Research Areas

Producing Artistic Director for the Post Playhouse in Nebraska.
Professor at the Central Academy of Drama, Beijing China

Select Scholarly/Creative Works & Awards

  • Into The Woodsby Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine. (Director/Music Director).(November 2013). Central Academy of Drama, Beijing, China, 中國北京中央戲劇學院
  • Guys & Dollsby Frank Loesser, Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. (Producer/Director). (June – August 2014). Post Playhouse, Fort Robinson, Nebraska: SDC.
  • 9 to 5by Dolly Parton and Patricia Resnick. (Producer/Director). (June – August 2014). Post Playhouse, Fort Robinson, Nebraska: SDC
  • Spring Awakening by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater. (Music Director and Conductor). (February 2013) Florida State University.
  • How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying by Frank Loesser.(Director, Music Director and Conductor). (October 2012). Starring Kevin Covert. Florida State University.

Select Scholarly & Creative Works

  • The Director for the musical “Urinetown” at the Post Playhouse in 2018
  • The Director and on the Creative Team for the creation of a new musical based on a tradition novel, “The Family” at the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing, China
  • The Stage Director and Music Director for “Into the Woods” at the Central Academy of Drama in Beijing, China
  • The Producing Artistic Director for the Post Playhouse in the NW corner of Nebraska.
  • The Stage Director and Music Director for “A Man of No Importance” in the New Horizons FSU School of Theatre Spring 2018 Season.