Tommy is also an active choral freelancer in the New York City area, where he frequently sings with many of the world’s leading orchestras and conductors, including a surprise Met Gala performance with Madonna. He maintains a private vocal studio, has served on the voice faculty of The Dwight School and as Vocal Director of the Dwight School Theatre, and on the faculty of the School of Music at 92Y. He lives on Manhattan’s Upper West Side with his wife, Ann, and their two children.
Tommy debuted at Lincoln Center as Philistine in Handel’s Samson with American Classical Orchestra, and at Carnegie Hall as Ruger Aspeck in Strauss’ Feuersnot with American Symphony Orchestra. Other opera credits include Israeli Opera as Ferrando in Cosí fan tutte, Bard Summerscape as D’Elbeuf in Le Roi Malgré Lui, Tulsa Opera in productions of Don Pasquale as Ernesto, Le Nozze di Figaro as Basilio and The Little Prince as The Lamplighter, Nevada Opera as Frederic in Pirates of Penzance, Opera in the Heights as Alfred in Die Fledermaus, Union Avenue Opera as Camille in Die lustige Witwe, Don Ramiro in La Cenerentola with Bronx Opera, three Isreali premieres at the International Vocal Arts Institute as Martin in The Tender Land, Reverend Parris in The Crucible and the title role in Zemlinsky’s Der Zwerg, and with AOP as Paul in Paul's Case, a role that was written specifically for his voice, and Mr. Bennet in Séance on a Wet Afternoon by Stephen Schwartz. As concert and oratorio soloist, he has appeared with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Israeli Camery Orchestra, Westfield Symphony Orchestra, Haifa Symphony Orchestra, and many others in works such as Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Coronation Mass, and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. As a member of AEA, he has performed leading roles in productions such as The Who’s Tommy, SouthPacific, Ragtime, Phantom, Titanic, Assassins and Showboat. As a headlining artist on the Italian cruise ship Costa Atlantica, he developed shows featuring his diverse talents in Broadway, pop, jazz and opera.
Praised for his “strong, keening tenor”, “liquid tonal qualities” and “beautiful diction”, Tommy Wazelle is an accomplished opera, oratorio, and musical theatre singer and an Emmy-winning television voice actor. A member of AGMA and AEA, he has performed leading roles and solos with opera and musical theatre companies and orchestras in the United States and abroad, including Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Europe, Israel, and the Caribbean. Tommy is also known for the recurring voice role of Pig on the ongoing PBS Kid’s show Peg+Cat. Originally from Alma, Arkansas, he holds bachelor’s degrees in trumpet performance and music composition as well as a master’s in vocal performance from the University of Arkansas, and his operatic training includes three summers at the International Vocal Arts Institute, an apprenticeship with Des Moines Metro Opera and two seasons in Tulsa Opera’s Studio Artists program. He is a Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions Regional Finalist, a National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition Regional Winner, and a recipient of the Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition Encouragement Award.