School of Stage & Screen
M.F.A.; Assistant Professor- Program Director of Musical Theatre
Office Address: BR 221
B.A. (Musical Theatre Production),Indiana University
M.F.A. (Directing), Artist Diploma in Opera (Stage Directing), University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
Nathan Thomas is a professional musician (conductor/pianist/arranger), theatre practitioner (director/music director/actor), and teacher of both music and theatre (with prior appointments at the University of Cincinnati and Western Illinois University).
He has toured as music director and/or keyboard player all over the U.S. and Canada, as well as to Brazil, China, Japan, and Russia, on shows including the Hal Prince Show Boat, Fiddler on the Roof (Topol/Theodore Bikel/Harvey Fierstein), Fosse, 42nd Street, The Sound of Music, and Cats. Among his New York credits are the Broadway productions of Fosse and Annie. He also played first keyboard for Monty Python’s Spamalot at the Wynn Las Vegas.
Some favorite regional and university productions: Betrayal, Candide, The Real Thing (director); Cabaret, Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, Side By Side By Sondheim (director/music director); 110 in the Shade, Assassins, Chicago (music director); Beehive, Lady, Be Good!, West Side Story (pianist); Oleanna (actor/director); Richard 3, Seascape With Sharks and Dancer (actor).