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 (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 composing projects include the critically-acclaimed SeaWife (with The Lobbyists), nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music in a Musical; an original score and songs for The Burial at Thebes at UCSD's MFA program at The La Jolla Playhouse; and the arrangements and musical direction of The Grapes of Wrath, which originally premiered with the MFA program at UCSD and which Tommy recently helped remount in Oakland, CA, with the site-specific theater company Ubuntu. Current projects include Cry Eden, an exploration of the Cain and Abel myth as the first coming of age story, and The World Tree, a solo show about a children's television host suffering from a terminal illness. Tommy's music has recently been workshopped with New York Stage & Film, Ars Nova, the Cape Cod Theater Project, and Naked Angels. He was in residence at the Rhinebeck Writer's Retreat summer 2014. Tommy co-founded and is musical director of NYC folk band The Lobbyists.
Tommy lives on the Upper West Side with his wife, director Sarah Elizabeth Wansley, and many many instruments. He graduated from Yale University. He is represented by Margaret Emory at SW Artists.