Tom won an Ovation Award for his performance at the Mark Taper Forum in the two-part epic drama “The Cider House Rules,” under the direction of Tom Hulce. The Center Theatre Group asked him back again for the recent premiere of “The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip” at their new Kirk Douglas Theatre, immediately after appearing in Tom Jacobson’s “The Orange Grove,” directed by Jessica Kubzanski. He acted on many stages in Seattle, including the Intiman Playhouse, the Seattle Shakespeare Festival, New City Theatre, Alice B. Theatre, and the Seattle Children’s Theatre. He produced and acted in an award-winning production of Sally Nemeth’s dustbowl drama “Holy Days,” and spent 3 years as a company member of Seattle’s Book-It Repertory Theatre, adapting great works of literature into theatre pieces. After a brief stint in his New York homeland, he was brought to Los Angeles to work at the Mark Taper Forum, and shortly after that was hired by Roger Rees to act at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre in “The Merry Wives of Windsor.” He recently appeared in “Liliom” at the Missouri Rep and in “Babes in Arms” at Broadway Reprise. Last year, he did the one-man tour-de-force “Billy Bishop Goes to War” at the Cider Mill Playhouse in New York. He was a 12-year-old French girl in Jillian Armenante’s award-winning Jane Eyre spoof “In Flagrante Gothicto,” and played a leading role in the Broadway Reprise! production of “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” also starring Broadway favorites Alice Ripley, Hugh Panaro and Valerie Pettiford. At P.R.T., he did “Beyond Therapy” in the Co-op Space. Tom has acted in almost every style of theatre: Shakespeare (Puck in “Midsummer…”, Hortensio in “Taming of the Shrew,” and Richard II in “Richard II”), Musical Comedy (Bobby in Sondheim’s “Company”), absurd drama, traditional drama, farce, dance and performance art. He is thankful for the excellent start he got many years ago when he studied with the wonderful teachers at S.U.N.Y.-Binghamton’s theatre department. And since living in Los Angeles, he has appeared in the Jim Carrey film “Bruce Almighty,” recurred on the hit drama “C.S.I.,” and also had roles on “Frasier,” “Angel,” “Crossing Jordan,” “Strong Medicine,” “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch,” and “S Club 7.” He played a supporting role in “Scott’s Play,” which won’s award for ‘best short film,’ and which had a run throughout the film festival circuit. Tom is also a classical organist, a dabbler on the piano, a tap-dancer, a marathon runner, and holds a purple belt in Kenpo Karate. He recently completed a new adaptation/translation of “The Canterbury Tales,” which will soon be premiering somewhere in the country.

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