About Tom

Studio Musician:

• Session bass player in Chicago since 1980

• 100s of Spots for different products including:

  • McDonald’s
  • Budweiser
  • United Airlines
  • Allstate
  • State Farm
  • Michelob
  • Wendy’s
  • Burger King
  • Coke
  • Diet Coke
  • Sprite

• Film scores including:

  • “The Flintstones”
  • David Mamet’s “House of Games”

• Local & National CD recordings including:

  • “Harry Chapin: Lies & Legends”
  • Tim Tobias “Mr. Cat”
  • June Shellene “The Lost Art of Love”
  • Luiz Ewerling & A Cor do Brazil “Our Earth”
  • Hollis Resnik “Make Someone Happy”
  • “A Lion King Christmas” (Cheetah Company of “The Lion King” – 2005)
  • Jamie Hayes “Signatures” (2011) – from New Orleans
  • Over a dozen spiritual recordings for Hope Publications

Studio Owner:

• Oasis Recording in Chicago

Theatre:

• Over 100 productions throughout Chicago, NY and National Tours including:

  • “Hamilton” – Private Bank Theatre
  • “The SpongeBob Musical” (World Premiere) - Oriental Theatre
  • “If/Then” – Oriental Theatre
  • “Beautiful” – Oriental Theatre
  • “Pippin” – Cadillac Palace
  • “Beauty and The Beast” – Cadillac Palace
  • “Cinderella” – Cadillac Palace
  • “How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical” – Chicago Theatre
  • “The Last Ship” (World Premiere) - Bank of America Theatre
  • “Rent” – Paramount Theatre
  • “Gypsy” – Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
  • “The Book of Mormon” – Bank of America Theatre
  • “Kinky Boots” (World Premiere) - Bank of America Theatre
  • “Bring It On” – Cadillac Palace Theatre
  • “A Christmas Story” – The Chicago Theatre
  • “Working” – The Broadway Playhouse
  • “Billy Elliot” – Ford Oriental Theatre
  • “Young Frankenstein” – Cadillac Palace Theatre
  • “Jersey Boys” – Bank of America Theatre
  • “Legally Blonde” – Ford Oriental Theatre
  • “Wicked” –Ford Oriental Theatre
  • “The Pirate Queen” (World Premiere) – Cadillac Palace Theatre
  • “The Lion King” – Cadillac Palace and Nat’l Tour
  • “Rent” – Shubert & Nat’l Tour
  • “Les Miserables” – Auditorium Theatre & Nat’l Tour
  • “Cats” – Shubert & Nat’l Tour
  • “Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” w/Donny Osmond-Chicago Theatre
  • “Dream Girls – Shubert
  • “West Side Story” – Chicago Theatre
  • “Kiss Me Kate” – Ford Oriental Theatre
  • “Peter Pan” – Minskoff, Marquis and Gershwin Theatres in NY
  • “A Light In The Piazza” – Goodman Theatre
  • “Floyd Collins” – Goodman Theatre
  • “Grease” – Shubert Theatre
  • “Damn Yankees” w/Jerry Lewis – Shubert
  • “Love, Janis” – Royal George Theatre
  • “Pump Boys & Dinettes” – Apollo Theatre

Musicians Contractor:

• The Goodman Theatre (1991-2008) Productions including:

  • “Purlie”
  • “The Light In The Piazza”
  • World Premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s “Bounce”
  • “Galileo, Galilei”
  • “The Visit”
  • “Floyd Collins”
  • “Play On”
  • “Randy Newman’s Faust”
  • “The House of Martin Guerre”
  • “A Little Night Music”
  • “Riverview”
  • “Book of the Night”

• Steppenwolf Theatre: “The Ballad of Little Jo” & “Mother Courage”

• Royal George Theatre: “Love, Janis”

• Forum Theatre: “Lyle”

American Federation of Musicians Offices:

    • President Emeritus of the Theatre Musicians Association
    • National President of the Theatre Musicians Association (2011-16)
    • National Vice President of the Theater Musicians Assocation (2008-2010)
    • President Emeritus of the TMA-Chicago Area Chapter
    • President of the TMA-Chicago Area Chapter (six terms – 2006-2012, and interim president 2014)
    • Delegate (for TMA) to 2010, 2013 and 2016  American Federation of Musicians Conventions
    • Delegate & Member of the AFM’s new Organizing Committee (2013, 2016)

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