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Tom Vendafreddo

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is a Chicago-based music director, conductor, and actor. Violet marks his Court Theatre debut. Chicago credits include: The Secret of My Success, Newsies, August Rush, The Producers, Once: The Musical, Cabaret, Elf: The Musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, Sweeney Todd (Jeff Award for Outstanding Music Direction), Little Mermaid, Mamma Mia!, West Side Story, Hairspray, A Christmas Story, Oklahoma!, Les Misérables, The Who’s Tommy, Mary Poppins, and In the Heights (Paramount Theatre); On the Town and Godspell (Marriott Lincolnshire); Madagascar, RoadShow and Shrek  (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre); Company and Sweet Charity (Writers Theatre); and A Little Night Music and The Spitfire Grill (Bohemian Theatre Ensemble). Select regional credits include: Billy Elliott (Signature Theatre – DC),  25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Capital City Theatre), The Who’s Tommy (Music Theatre Heritage), Murder for Two and In the Heights (Mason Street Warehouse), Rent (San Diego Musical Theatre), The Wedding Singer (Red Mountain Theatre Company), and Odyssey (Old Globe Theatre). In 2014, Tom became the founding artistic director of the Chicago Artists Chorale, a nonprofit choral organization comprised of professionals from the Chicago arts community. BM (Vocal Performance and Music Education): Eastman School of Music. MFA (Musical Theatre): San Diego State University. Proud member of Actors’ Equity and the Chicago Federation of Musicians.

Bio as of February 2020