Recent theatre credits include Jersey Boys (Tommy DeVito), Essgee's The Pirates of Penzance (The Pirate King), School of Rock: The Musical (Dewey Finn), Oliver! (Fagin) and Legally Blonde (Warner Huntington III / Vocal Captain). Other stage credits include St. Jimmy (Green Day's American Idiot), John Bender (The Breakfast Club), The Phantom/Raoul (The Phantom of the Opera), and Tick Stand-by (Priscilla: Queen of the Desert).
Trained at the QLD Conservatorium of Music (Musical Theatre). University Credits include RENT (Roger), The Secret Garden (Archibald Craven) and Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Melvin P. Thorpe). In 2021, Thomas was Gold Palm Award finalist for Best Actor in a Musical or Revue for his performances in both School of Rock, and
Essgee's The Pirates of Penzance.
Thomas is an acclaimed vocalist & cabaret performer who has performed in over 30 countries. His soaring vocals and popular concepts have seen him quickly rise to become an in-demand act on land, and at sea for major companies including Norwegian Cruise Line, Carnival, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, Silversea, and
Viking Ocean Cruises.
His vocals have seen him share the bill and grace the stage with artists including Rhonda Burchmore, Anthony Callea and Tim Campbell, to name a few. In 2016, he co-headlined QPAC's Concert Hall alongside Silvie Paladino and the QLD Pops Orchestra.
He has toured extensively with several of his own cabaret concepts including Beatles Unplugged, Live at Frankie's: The Songs of Valli & Sinatra, Timeless: Classic Rock Retrospective, and A Song for You: Live In Concert, which was also released as an album in 2019.
A passionate and dedicated theatre-maker, Thomas' recent directorial credits include Jersey Boys (2021 & 2022), We Will Rock You and Essgee's The Pirates of Penzance, which won him the 2021 Gold Palm Award for Best Direction of a Musical or Revue, and the company the overall award for Outstanding Musical or Revue.
Previous credits include Jesus Christ Superstar starring X-Factor Winner Altiyan Childs, The Wizard of Oz (2014 & 2017), Grease, Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Into the Woods Jr and Like A Metaphor, which earned over 20 awards including a personal nod for Best Director. Associate Director credits include Oliver!, Grease and Flaws & All - The New Musical.
He has created shows for Adelaide Fringe Festival, Horizon Arts Festival, Silversea Cruises, and Vavachi Entertainment. Notable credits include Cirque De La Opera (Writer/Director), Love Train (Writer), and A Very Merry CRUISE-Mas (Writer/Director)
With his personable charm and quick wit, Thomas is a sought after emcee and experienced broadcaster. At 18, Thomas began to host locally for various community events around North Brisbane, quickly becoming the go-to emcee for everything from large Christmas Carol Events and Easter Festivals, to Gala Dinners and Cooking Demonstrations alongside the likes of Adriano Zumbo (Zumbo's Just Desserts) and Alastair McLeod (Ready Steady Cook).
As a broadcaster, he has interviewed a who's who of creatives including Grammy & Tony Winner John Llloyd Young (Jersey Boys), Aria Winner Adam Thompson (Chocolate Starfish), Tony Nominee Constantine Maroulis (Rock of Ages/American Idol), West End Star John Owen-Jones (The Phantom of the Opera/Les Miserables), Emmy Award Nominee Pieter DeVries (Ghosts of the Abyss) and former Warner-Bros Vice President Rick Senat (Fantastic Beasts).
Perhaps his proudest moment as an interviewer came in 2021, when, while working as the director for Jersey Boys, Thomas orchestrated a series of interviews with each of the four original Jersey Boys (John Lloyd Young, Christian Hoff, Daniel Reichard, and J. Robert Spencer). The four interviews, in which the new Australian cast interviewed their original Broadway counterpart, were the first time that the actors had been engaged to do something like this since the opening in 2005. The conversations were broadcast live and viewed by fans of the jukebox musical all across the globe.