Thomas is an Outer Critics Circle Award and Lucille Lortel Award nominee, who most recently directed A Christmas Carol starring Bradley Whitford at the Ahmanson Theatre in LA; Emojiland by Keith Harrison & Laura Schein (Off-Broadway, The Duke Theatre – NY Times Critics Pick, 4 Drama Desk Award Nominations, & an Off-Broadway Alliance Award Nomination: Best Musical); He directed and co-conceived the critically acclaimed musical Southern Comfort by Dan Collins & Julianne Wick Davis (The Public Theatre; 3 Lucille Lortel Award & 2 Outer Critics Circle Award nominations including: Best New Musical); In London he directed and co-conceived the multi-media West End and World Tour of Dynamo: Seeing Is Believing for the renowned Illusionist/Magician, Dynamo.
Other select directing credits include: Clever Little Lies by Joe DiPietro (Penguin Rep); the world premiere musical adaptation of Brave New World by Tony Award nominee Bill Russell & Grammy Award winner John McDaniel (NC Stage); He received the New York Musical Festival’s Best Director award for his production of Academia Nuts, which also won the Best Musical award; Matthew McConaughey vs. The Devil (NYMF Best Direction & Best Musical nominations); Syncopation (Penguin Rep); the regional premiere of Southern Comfort (Barrington Stage & Cap21 – Jonathan Larson Award & Glaad Award: Best New Musical).
Thomas has directed several Broadway National Tours including: Matilda, Ghost, & Master Class. He developed and directed David Blaine: Real or Magic, the Asia Tour for legendary illusionist, David Blaine; Barefoot in the Park (Surflight Theatre), Shipwrecked (Penguin Rep), The Chalks (Bay Street Theatre), Around The World In 80 Days (Penguin Rep); Over The Tavern by Tom Dudzick (Penguin Rep). Zombie by Bill Connington & Joyce Carol Oates (Off-Broadway), Don’t Talk To The Actors by Tom Dudzick, starring Denny Dillon, Richard Kline and Lewis J. Stadlen (Studio Arena Theatre, Buffalo – Cornell Award, Best Play), Diagnosis (The Play Company), The Eternal Anniversary (59E59), Mimi Le Duck, starring Eartha Kitt (New World Stages); The Butcherhouse Chronicles by Michael Hidalgo (SPF); The Middle East – In Pieces (Cherry Lane Theatre); Bingo (Off-Broadway); Jack Heifner’s Earth To Bucky (Bay Street Theatre); the world premiere of Terrence McNally and Israel Horovitz’s Off Season (Gloucester Stage); China Dolls by Jack Heifner (Ensemble Studio Theatre); James Edwin Parker’s Two Boys (Rattlestick); Clive Barker’s Subtle Bodies (Off-Broadway); Ibsen’s Enemy of the People (Century Center); Cowboy Mouth by Sam Shepard (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Master Class (TheatreWorks, Palo Alto, CA); New World Rhapsody (NY Stage & Film – Emerging Writers Workshop), and the world premiere of the musical, The Girl In The Frame (Adirondack Theatre Festival).
Thomas’ Broadway credits as Associate Director include: A Christmas Carol, Groundhog Day, Matilda, Ghost, Mamma Mia!, Bombay Dreams, Follies & Master Class. He is a member of SDC – Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. Thomas’ 20 minute debut short film, Zombie won Best Director at the California Film Awards and was an Official Selection at several film festivals, including the Cleveland International Film Festival, Boston International Film Festival, New York Downtown Short Film Festival, and Washington D.C. Independent Film Festival, where it won the Best Short Film Award.