Tom McNichols, bass
Described by the NY Times as an “oceanic bass” Tom McNichols continues to garner praise for his work ranging from premiers and standard operatic/concert repertoire to choral and theatrical work including the acclaimed 2018 Off-Broadway run of All is Calm, which he debuted 11 years prior with Cantus on NPR. Over 15 years, his voice has been heard on five continents in live performance, HD simulcast, live and recorded radio broadcasts and fifteen studio recordings including the Grammy-nominated Tyberg Masses with the South Dakota Chorale, narration of How the Grinch Stole Christmas with the Boston Pops, international premieres of new operatic works, full time touring in the preeminent men’s vocal ensemble CANTUS, as well as a soon to be released feature film adaptation of La Bohéme produced by Alvaro and Placido Domingo.
Since 2013, Tom has sung with The Dallas Opera (Donkey Cover; Becoming Santa Clause; The Administration; Death and the Powers), Cincinnati Opera (Sarastro; Magic Flute), Bard Festival (Dziemba; Halka), Portland Opera (Sarastro; Magic Flute), Opera Omaha (Sarastro; Magic Flute), Opera Carolina (Sarastro; Magic Flute), Opera Grand Rapids (Sarastro; Magic Flute), The Atlanta Symphony (Bass Soloist; Mozart Requiem, Mozart Coronation Mass), Austin Opera (King; Aida), Opera de Monte Carlo (The Administration; Death and the Powers), Chicago Opera Theater (The Administration; Death and the Powers), American Repertory Theater (The Administration; Death and the Powers), Opera Sacramento (Ferrando; Il Trovatore) as well as stepping in at the last minute in 2018 for the National Tour of All is Calm; The Christmas Truce of 1914 with Minneapolis based Theater Latté Da.
In 2008 he was a grand semi-finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition, which ended a four-year tenure with Cantus. Those years included 300+ performances in venues including Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, Spivey Hall and the Library of Congress, as well as eight studio recordings and countless live broadcasts via NPR, EBU, CBC, APM, MPR and other radio distribution networks. Since then Tom has remained an active ensemble singer in a variety of settings including an annual engagement with The South Dakota Chorale.
Tom holds a BA in Theater Performance from The State university of NY-Plattsburgh, a MM from The Peabody Institute at The Johns Hopkins University and is represented by Piper Anselmi Artist Management.