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-Tom


Latest News & Music

Fall 2016:  Proud and honored to be playing drums for Chicago's production of "Hamilton", the smash Broadway musical and 11-time Tony Award winner!  It begins in September and promises to be an exciting run.



It's been a little while, but I'm proud to announce a New Blog Post: Do People Really Notice?

 
Spring 2016:
 Having a busy yet fun time in the theaters! I was proud to return to Disney's "The Lion King" at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago, subbing on "Beautiful: the Carole King Musical", and playing "Hairspray" and (coming in March/April) "West Side Story" at the Paramount Theatre.

Fall 2015: Had a busy but fun summer playing "City of Angels" at the Marriott theater, and filming an upcoming PBS special, "First You Dream, The Music of Kander & Ebb", which airs Fri, Nov 20 on PBS. Also excited to announce the last three shows I played ("Mary Poppins", "Tommy" and "City of Angels") have all been nominated for Best Musical (large scale) as well as numerous other acting and directing categories in the prestigious Jeff Awards!

Winter 2015: Proud to be a part of this group, Ryan Shultz Quintet, and our new recording, "Hair Dryers"!  Also available on iTunes.

New album by the great Chicago-based jazz group M13, titled "1 Human, Too Human", is out, and I'm excited to be part of it!  It's available on Amazon, CD Baby, and iTunes.


Latest Blog Posts:

Aug. 22, 2016: Do People Really Notice?

Nov. 17, 2013: How to Practice with a Metronome More Musically

April 2, 2013: Qualitative vs. Quantitative Thinking

Mar. 6, 2013: Zen and the Art of Drum Throne Maintenance

Dec. 3, 2012: The Importance of Awareness

Apr. 23, 2012: Less Is More...or is it? The sophistication of simplicity

Mar. 23, 2012: Don't practice in front of the TV

Mar. 9, 2012: Developing solid time by practicing with solid time