AZO Cast Members & Creatives
Thomas Strawser, a native of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, enjoys an extensive and diverse career as a performing artist. Thomas was a former resident artist for Brevard Music Center in North Carolina, College Light Opera Company in Massachusetts, and Fulton Theatre in Lancaster, PA. His professional choral experience consist of the Philadelphia Singers during the organization’s tenure with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Manhattan Chorale, Solis Camerata, a choral residency at St. Alban's Cathedral, the Grammy-nominated True Concord Voices and Orchestra, and the Grammy-award winning Phoenix Chorale including their album Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil which received the 58th Grammy’s “Best Choral Performance” award. Thomas currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona where he is in his fifth season at Childsplay as part of their acting company, the Assistant Music Director at Paradise Valley United Methodist Church, and is a founding member and the Director of Business Operations at A/C Theatre Company, a resident theatre company at Phoenix Theatre, specializing in alternative/commercial musical productions. He has also been involved in other Valley productions with Phoenix Theatre, Arizona Broadway Theatre, Nearly Naked Theatre, and ASU’s Lyric Opera Theatre and School of Theatre and Film. Thomas holds a Master of Music in Opera/Musical Theatre Performance from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from West Chester University of Pennsylvania.