Tommy Crawford

Actor, singer, musician, songwriter


Pictured counterclockwise top left to right: as Mark in A.R. Gurney’s Heresy (with Reg E. Cathey) at The Flea, as Percy with his band The Lobbyists in SeaWife at New York Stage and Film’s Powerhouse Theater, and in Burial at Thebes at La Jolla Playhouse


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About Tommy:

Tommy Crawford is a New York-based actor, singer, musician, and songwriter. He graduated from Yale University in the spring of 2009. He spent a summer at the Williamstown Theater Festival. Upon coming to New York in the fall of 2009, Tommy joined the Bats, the award-winning resident acting company of the Flea Theater. At the Flea, Tommy has appeared in New York and world premiere plays by Nick Jones, A.R. Gurney, Sheila Callaghan, Sean Graney, and many others. In the fall of 2012, Tommy received his Equity card playing Mark in the world premier production of A.R. Gurney’s Heresy.

Tommy has appeared in readings, workshops, and productions at numerous other New York and regional venues, including New York Stage and Film, 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 co-founded and leads The Lobbyists, an americana/folk-rock band based out of New York City. Together with the band, playwright Seth Moore, and director Liz Carlson of Naked Angels, Tommy is creating SeaWife, an original nautical ghost tale. Part concert, part play, SeaWife features The Lobbyists as both musicians and the players in this haunting, romantic, and tragic one-of-a-kind event. For more on SeaWife, please visit the Official SeaWife Website.

The Lobbyists released their debut EP, Our Home, in winter 2013, and released a demo of music from SeaWife in March, 2014. To listen to The Lobbyists’ music, learn more about the band, and find out about upcoming shows, please visit The Official Lobbyists Website, and like their facebook page while you’re at it!

Tommy has also composed for and music directed several projects, including The Grapes of Wrath and the upcoming Burial at Thebes, in which Tommy will perform new music he is composing, both at UCSD’s MFA Program at The La Jolla Playhouse.

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Above SeaWife photo © Vassar & New York Stage and Film /Buck Lewis

Above The Burial at Thebes photo © Jim Carmody

Now Playing:


By The Lobbyists and Seth Moore

Directed by Liz Carlson

The world premier production with Naked Angels

The Melville Gallery at the South Street Seaport

213 Water St. (at Fulton), New York City


Tickets at

Tommy and members of the SeaWife team interviewed on Pix11’s Backstage on Broadway:

Some press:

Tommy’s performance as Percy is “convincing” and “alluring” ...“SeaWife creates a lovely balance of music and stagecraft that provides a most unique spectacle.” - Entertainment Weekly

The songs are “marvelous,” the musicianship “impressive,” and the performances “alluring.” - The New York Times

“Terrific music by the a sea chanty come to life...the joyful hullaballoo is hard to resist. It’s exactly what you hope might be happening after hours at the South Street Seaport.”

- The New Yorker

“Undeniably talented...The Lobbyists...sail through a musical tempest of rousing drinking songs, mournful ballads, and rock anthems with brio.” - Village Voice

“Ridiculously talented” - Broadway Box

“The arrangements and musicianship [are] beyond impressive.”

  1. -Times Square Chronicle

Tommy, music director of The Lobbyists, co-created the show and wrote and arranged much of the music. Tommy plays Percy, the lead role, a young sailor who spurns the trade of the whaleman only to be forced back into it. For tickets, music, and more info, go to