John Thomas is a composer, pianist, music director, actor, photographer, writer, and event producer. He composed Pure PolyESTHER: a biblical burlesque (with Abe Rybeck) and music for the theater productions of Camille, The Ash Girl and A Perfect Ganesh. He wrote and performed the solo show Spontaneous Me: A Night with Walt Whitman, for which he also composed an original music score. He was music director for Hair, Cabaret, The Wild Party, Working, Candide, and other shows. He portrayed Manny the pianist in the Maria Callas story Master Class; Cosme McMoon, Florence Foster Jenkin’s flamboyant pianist, in Souvenir; Mashkan, the Viennese vocal coach, in Old Wicked Songs; and Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof. He has produced Great Music on Sundays @5, Celebration of Life, and WorldFest in Provincetown MA. His music is featured in films, and his photographs have been exhibited in Provincetown’s museums and the Berta Walker Gallery. His 2007 compact disc of original music is titled Composing Myself. His 2015 recording Look to the Stars with tenor Christopher Sidoli features art songs about the night, stars, moon, water, and nature. John’s music runs a wide gamut of styles: classical, New Orleans, Broadway, rhythm & blues, Balkan, Latin and more.
Just released John Thomas’s comments about 4 hands, 2 guys, 1 piano! American Music
“Out of the twenty CDs I’ve done, I think this one is the happiest. All the music makes me smile. Playing ragtime with four hands is so much fun.”