Photo by Dave Thomas Brown

Photo by Dave Thomas Brown

Tommy Crawford is an actor, musician and Drama Desk-nominated composer.

As an actor, recent productions include Veil'd (The Women's Project), One Man, Two Guvnors (Florida Studio Theatre), SeaWife (White Heron Theater; Naked Angels / South Street Seaport), MetroCards (Youngblood / Ensemble Studio Theater), Heresy and These Seven Sicknesses (The Flea), and Ex Machina (NY Fringe). Tommy has appeared in readings, workshops, concerts, and productions at numerous New York and regional venues, including The Flea (where Tommy was a member of the resident acting company The Bats from 2009-2012), Ensemble Studio Theater, Joe's Pub, Naked Angels, New York Stage & Film, Northern Stage, The Cape Cod Theater Project, The Lark, New York Theater Workshop, The Cell, Ars Nova, Theater Row, The Invisible Dog, and Galapagos Art Space. Tommy has also been featured in several independent feature films and short student films.

Recent theater composing/songwriting credits include SeaWife (2016 Drama Desk Nomination, Outstanding Music in a Musical, with The Lobbyists; Liz Carlson dir.); From Cold Lake, an episodic radio play set in small-town Minnesota (The PIT, Colin Waitt dir.); and The Burial at Thebes (UCSD/La Jolla Playhouse, Sarah Wansley dir.). Arranging and music direction credits include SeaWife and Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, which Tommy radically re-imagined for the stage with director Michael Moran, adding a full score of contemporary and traditional a cappella folk and spiritual music. This production premiered with the MFA program at UCSD and then was remounted in Oakland, CA with site-specific company Ubuntu. Current projects include Cry Eden, a vital reimagining of the Cain and Abel story (with Patrick Barrett and Sarah Wansley); The World Tree, a solo show about a children's television host suffering from a terminal illness (with David Jacobi); an adaptation of Brecht’s Galileo (with Sarah Wansley); and The Golden Spike, a new piece with The Lobbyists and Don Nguyen about labor and the Transcontinental Railroad.

Tommy is music director, a co-founder, and a principal songwriter of NYC folk band / theater troupe The Lobbyists. The Lobbyists’ music has been workshopped with New York Stage & Film, Ars Nova, the Rhinebeck Writer's Retreat, and the Cape Cod Theater Project. 

Tommy is a member of the Ensemble Studio Theater and a graduate of Yale University. Tommy lives on the Upper West Side with his wife, director Sarah Elizabeth Wansley, his sourdough starter, and many many instruments.