At an early age Tom fell in love with the theater music of Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, and Rogers and Hammerstein, and composing his own scores for theater is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. Tom composed the music for the Kennedy Center's "Footsteps in the Sky" (with book and lyrics by Paul Lavrakas), incidental music and featured songs for "Escape from Nemotex" (book by Paul Lavrakas), music and lyrics for "Phantom of the Opera" (book by Michael Tilford), "Peter Rabbit" (book by Carole Graham Lehan), and "The Jazz Singer" (book by Michael Tilford). Tom was thrilled when Phantom received its first production by high school-aged actors in the summer of 2009! Tom and Paul Lavrakas have just completed a first draft of their new musical "The Life and Times of Saint Julien".


"Footsteps in the Sky" (Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.)
"Escape from Nemotex" (Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.)
"Phantom of the Opera" (produced and directed by Toby Orenstien, several productions nationwide. )
"Peter Rabbit" (Columbia School for Theatrical Arts)
"The Jazz Singer" (Pre-Broadway Workshop)