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"dominated by the powerful sonorous bass" - Musical America

"booming bass" - Wall Street Journal                     
"oceanic bass"  -  New York Times



January 26, 2020

AIDA - Boston Youth Symphony

Tom sings The King of Egypt in The Boston Youth Symphony's production of Verdi's AIDA.

July 24, 2020


Tom joins The Utah Festival Opera for his signature role, Sarastro, in Mozart's The Magic Flute.

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Set in modern day Williamsburg Brooklyn, Tom stars as Colline in this compelling new film adaptation of Puccini's classic La Boheme.  Release date TBD.


Tom's latest recording, his third with The South Dakota Chorale, The Tyberg Masses brings back to life two epic masses for chorus and organ by Marcel Tyberg, all three lost in the holocaust.

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NYC-Off Broadway Premier / All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 / Drama Desk Award Winner

South Dakota Chorale / The Tyberg Masses - Recording / Grammy Award Nomination

Atlanta Symphony and Chorus / Bass Soloist / Mozart Requiem

Cincinnati Opera / Sarastro / The Magic Flute
Bard Music Festival
 / Dziemba / Halka
Theater LatteDa National Tour / All Ensemble Cast / All is Calm; The Christmas Truce of 1914

Portland Opera / Sarastro / The Magic Flute *Maurice Sandek Production Revival Premiere
Atlanta Symphony and Chorus / Bass Soloist / Mozart Coronation Mass

The Dallas Opera / The Donkey / Becoming Santa Claus (worshop) / world Premiere
Carnegie Mellon / Bass Soloist / Mozart Requiem
Austin Opera / The King / Aida
The Dallas Opera / The Donkey (cover) / Becoming Santa Claus


The Dallas Opera / Beck Weathers / Everest (worshop) / world Premiere
sacramento Opera / Ferrando / Il Trovatore     
The Dallas Opera / The Administration / Death and the Powers
Texas Lyric Opera / Colline / La Boheme

Boston Modern Orchestra Project / Compere / Four Saints in Three Acts             
Opera Carolina / Sarastro / The Magic Flute
Opera Omaha / Sarastro / The Magic Flute


The Mark of Cain* / God / Chelsea Opera / WORLD PREMIER
Die Zauberflöte / Sarastro / Boheme Opera
Die Zauberflöte / Sarastro / Opera Grand Rapids
Death and the Powers / The Administration / Chicago Opera Theater
Death and the Powers** / The Administration / American Rep Theater / AMERICAN PREMIER
Death and the Powers* / The Administration MIT-Opera Monte Carlo / WORLD PREMIER
Madame Butterfly  / Bonze / Di Capo Opera
Il Caso Mortara* / Inq. Felletti / Di Capo Opera / WORLD PREMIER
CANTUS / Bass / Touring-Recording 2004-2009



Described by the NY Times as an “oceanic bass” Tom McNichols continues to garner praise for his work ranging from acclaimed premiers to standard operatic repertoire.  In the last 10 years, his voice has   been heard on five continents in live performance, HD simulcast, live and recorded radio broadcasts and fourteen 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. 

In 2016-17 he performed Sarastro with the Cincinnati Opera and debuted at the Bard Music Festival in Moniuszko’s opera Halka, as well as stepping in at the last minute for the National Tour of All is Calm; The Christmas Truce of 1914 with Minneapolis based Theater Latté Da. In 2018 he returns to the Atlanta Symphony for Mozart’s Requiem Mass. Prior, he returned to the Dallas Opera for the premiere of Becoming Santa Claus by Marc Adamo, made his debut with Portland Opera as Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte, performed the King in Aida with Austin Lyric Opera, and made his debut with the Atlanta Symphony performing Mozart’s Coronation Mass. Previous seasons included a revival of Death and the Powers at The Dallas Opera- a production which is now available on DVD and Bluray - Ferrando in Il Trovatore with Opera Sacramento, and Colline in La Boheme with South Texas Lyric Opera as well as Colline in The Bohemians, a modern-day film adaptation of La Bohéme set in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, soon to be released to film festivals world-wide. Tom has also debuted the role of Sarastro with Opera Grand Rapids, a role he reprised in the Jun Kaneko production with Opera Carolina and Opera Omaha in the 13-14 season

Soon after moving to NY in 2009, Tom was engaged with Opera de Monte Carlo to premier the role of “The Administration” in Death and the Powers for which Musical America praised a “powerful sonorous bass,” followed by his Carnegie Hall debut with the Opera Orchestra of NY and roles in Madame Butterfly, Donizetti’s Requiem, Verdi’s MacBeth and I Lombardi and the world premiere of Il Caso Mortara.  Revivals of Death and the Powers with The American Repertoire Theater and The Chicago Opera Theater, recording the original cast album and another cover with OONY followed in 2011.  He can also be heard as The Compère on Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s recording of Virgil Thompson’s Four Saints in Three Acts.

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.  Tom holds a BA in Theater Performance from The State university of NY-Plattsburgh and MM from The Peabody Institute at The Johns Hopkins University




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The Tyberg Project - South Dakota Chorale - PENTATONE - GRAMMY Nominated
Sacred Songs of Life and Love - The South Dakota Chorale - PENTATONE
Four Saints in Three Acts - Boston Modern Orchestra Project - BMOP Recordings
Death and the Powers - The Dallas Opera - HD Broadcast and DVD release
Death and the Powers - MIT/Boston Modern Orcehsta Project - BMOP Recordings
In Paridusum - The South Dakota Chorale - GOTHIC Records
All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 - Cantus - Cantus Recordings
While you are Alive - Cantus - Cantus Recordings
Outside the Box - Cantus - Cantus Recordings
Cantus - Cantus - Cantus Recordings
There Lies the HOme - Cantus - Cantus Recordings
Cantus Live Vol 1 and 2 - Cantus  - Cantus Recordings
Comfort and Joy Vol 1 and 2 - Cantus - Cantus Recordings
Deep River - Cantus - Cantus Recordings
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