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THOMAS LISSEY
Cell: (617) 966-1526; lissey@musician.org

Performance Background and Experience

Musical Theater  (Music Director and/or Piano Accompanist – partial listing):

                Theater Company of Saugus                            Clue, the Musical  (2015);   Nuncrackers  (2014)

                ACT Theater Company (Andover)                  The Full Monty  (2013)

                Wakefield Repertory Theatre                           Evita  (2010);   Cabaret  (2006)

                Stoneham Theater Young Company              The Who’s Tommy  (2009)

Footlight Club (Jamaica Plain)                         West Side Story  (2005);   Ragtime  (2004) ###;  You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown  (2001) ***,   Into the Woods  (2000);   Joseph … Dreamcoat  (1998);   Falsettos  (1997)

Winthrop Playmakers                                         Fiddler on the Roof  (2003);   Oliver!  (2000);   Annie Get Your Gun  (1999)

                Northeastern University Theater Dept.            Pippin  (2004);   Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street  (1998)

Bigelow Middle School (Newton)                     A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum  (2003)

Newton Country Players                                    Guys and Dolls  (2002) ***

                Belmont Dramatic Club                                     You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown – revised score (2001) ***

###  2004 DASH Award for Best Musical Direction – Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theaters

***  Achievement Recognition Award – Eastern Massachusetts Association of Community Theaters

Choral Performance  (Conductor/Music Director):

            Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Andover                                              2000 – 2005;  2013 ‑ present

            Congregation Shalom (North Chelmsford)                                           2002 ‑ 2014

            Unitarian Universalist Church of Medford                                          2005 ‑ 2013

            Reading Community Singers                                                                2002 ‑ 2004

Vocal and Instrumental Performance  (Piano Accompanist):

            The Boston Conservatory                                                                    2004 ‑ present

            Longy School of Music                                                                                   2005 – 2011

            National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition                   1998 … 2009

            Institute for Advanced Theater Training (American Repertory Theater)          2006 ‑ 2007

            Suzuki School of Newton                                                                    2000 ‑ 2004

            Stage Source New England Regional Theater Auditions                                  1998 … 2004

Choral Performance  (Piano Accompanist):

            Merrimack Valley Players (holiday concerts)                                      2009 … 2010

            Treble Chorus of New England (Schola anad Opera programs)                       2006 ‑ 2009

            Charlestown Chorale                                                                           2000 ‑ 2006

            Brookline Public Schools (K-8)                                                                       2002 ‑ 2004

            Mishawum Choral Society (Woburn)                                                   1997 ‑ 2002

            Temple Sinai (Brookline)                                                                     1995 ‑ 1996

            Boston Chamber Ensemble (in residence at Suffolk University)                     1991 ‑ 1993

Choral and Vocal Performance  (Bass-Baritone):

            Figgy Puddin’ Carollers (holiday a cappella quartets)                         1994 ‑ 2009

            Faneuil Hall Marketplace Holiday Classics Chorus                              1999 ‑ 2000

            Boston A Cappella                                                                               1995 ‑ 1997

            Temple Emanuel (Newton Centre)                                                       1994 ‑ 1995

            Cambridge Madrigal [now Chamber] Singers (concert tours)               Québec  (1996);  Germany/Switzerland  (1994)

            MEDUSA (founded chamber vocal ensemble in Cambridge)              1993 ‑ 1995

            Quasi Modal (co-directed a cappella group at Wesleyan University)  1983 – 1987

 

Educational Background and Experience

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Music                      Wesleyan University    (Class of 1987)

Continued Studies in Music                             New England Conservatory;  Longy School of Music

Piano Performance                             Naomi Amos, Sanda Schuldmann-Clark (Wesleyan)

Piano Accompanying                         Brian Moll, Henry Weinberger (Longy);  Dan Wyneken (NEC)

Vocal Performance                             Donald Wilkinson (private lessons)

Vocal Chamber Music                        William Cotten, Barbara Winchester (NEC)

Choral Conducting                            Neely Bruce, Virginia Hancock (Wesleyan);  Jeffrey Rink (Longy)

Theory and Composition                   Neely Bruce (Wesleyan),  Howard Frazin (Longy),  Stephen Savage (NEC)

Pertinent Skills:                  Sight-reading, open-score playing, transposition, diction (French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Latin)

Professional Affiliations:  Boston Singers Resource, Chorus America, Guild of Temple Musicians, Stage Source, UU Musicians Network