N. Thomas Pedersen
Head of Musical Theatre Division
N. Thomas Pedersen
Head, Musical Theatre (Baritone)
N. Thomas Pedersen (Graduate studies University of Michigan, B.M. Humboldt State University) has pursued a finely integrated career as a singer, conductor, producer and teacher. His career has included performances in Mame (Young Patrick), Sound of Music (Rolf), My Fair Lady (Freddie), Hello Dolly (Cornelius), Oklahoma (Curly), Carousel (Billy), The Pirates of Penzance (Pirate King), and She Loves Me ( Head Waiter) with numerous stock, regional, and national companies. Has been featured on stage with celebrated stage performers Ruby Keeler, Ethel Merman, George Rose and Vicki Lawrence. Studied with Martial Singher at the Music Academy of the West and Eva Likova at the University of Michigan, where he did his graduate studies. In 1982, made his operatic debut with the Michigan Opera Theater and in a 10-year span sang with the Detroit Symphony, The June Opera Festival, The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival on National Public Radio, WFNT Radio in Chicago and WQRX Radio in New York City. Has been a soloist with conductors Maurice Abravanel, Leonard Bernstein, Antal Dorati and Robert Shaw. Has music directed for many well-know television stars including Gary Sandy (WKRP in Cincinnati), John McCook (The Bold and the Beautiful), David Canary (All My Children), Barbara Eden (I Dream of Jeannie) and Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop. As artistic director of Theatre Ten Ten, New York's oldest Off-Broadway Theater, produced and music directed over 20 shows, and has been Music Director at the Long Beach Civic Light Opera in Long Beach, Calif., the Library Theater in Warren, Pa. and the University of Michigan Opera Theatre. He has worked in Branson, Mo. with Eleanor Dicks as co-producer and musical supervisor for legendary country singer Mel Tillis and his daughter Pam Tillis. Currently chair of the Music Theatre division of The Catholic University of America, Artistic Director of The Washington Savoyards, associate artistic director of Summer Dinner Theatre at Montgomery College, and the director of music at St. Paul's UMC in Kensington, MD.