Thomas Wesley Douglas
Thomas has done more than 150 musical theatre, opera and oratorio productions. Highlights include Webber’s Phantom of the Opera based in Basel, Switzerland. He has enjoyed the stage roles of Caiaphas in Jesus Christ Superstar, Amonasro in Elton John’s Aida and Fats Waller in Ain’t Misbehavin’ both in the US and Malaysia. He has been the Chorus Master of the Canton Symphony and has also been the guest conductor of the Dallas Symphony chorus with conductor Eduardo Mata. Currently, Thomas is the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Bach Choir of Pittsburgh and has been noted for exciting, innovative programming and presentations. He works frequently as Musical Director at the Pittsburgh’s City Theater, Music Theater of Wichita and the Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh. He is also on the faculty of the Drama School and the Music School at Carnegie Mellon University and has been a vocal soloist with the River City Brass Band, the Pittsburgh Symphony and with Joe Negri’s Mass of Hope. He has conducted Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, the Pittsburgh premiere of the classic silent films The Passion of Joan of Arc, The Phantom of the Opera with live orchestra and chorus, the U.S. premiere of David Chesky’s The Agnostic, and the rousing Camina Burana Africana.