Tom McNichols

Tom McNichols

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Tom McNichols

Tom McNichols
Bass

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. 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, the narration of How the Grinch Stole Christmas with the Boston Pops, and with the preeminent men’s vocal ensemble CANTUS.  In 2019 he returned to perform in the National Tour of All is Calm All is Calm; The Christmas Truce of 1914 in the role that he premiered in the original production.

Notable performances include Sarastro with Pittsburg Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Opera Grand Rapids, Opera Omaha, Opera Carolina, and Portland Opera, Moniuszko’s Halka with the Bard Music Festival, Mozart’s Requiem Mass with the Atlanta Symphony and at Carnegie Hall with Mid America Productions, the King in Aida with Austin Lyric Opera and with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, the premiere of Marc Adamo’s Becoming Santa Claus with Dallas Opera, Mozart’s Coronation Mass with the Atlanta Symphony, Death and the Powers at The Dallas Opera, Ferrando in Il Trovatore with Opera Sacramento, Colline in La Boheme with South Texas Lyric Opera as well as Colline in The Bohemians, a modern-day film adaptation of Puccini’s opera set in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and the National Tour of All is Calm; The Christmas Truce of 1914 with Minneapolis based Theater Latté Da

For Opera de Monte Carlo he premiered the role of The Administration in Death and the Powers for which Musical America praised his “powerful sonorous bass,”. This was followed by his Carnegie Hall debut with the Opera Orchestra of New York. For OONY he has performed 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 He can be heard as The Compère on Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s recording of Virgil Thompson’s Four Saints in Three Acts.