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Allison graduated from the acting program offered at Ryerson Theatre School. Beginning his career in the early 1990s, Allison eventually went on to act for film, television and theatre alike.

Primarily a stage actor, he first attained prominence for his performance as Robin Turner in Canadian Stage's 2000 stage adaptation of Outrageous!, for which he received a Dora Mavor Moore Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Male in a Principal Role – Musical in 2001. He has also frequently appeared in productions at the Shaw Festival and the Stratford Festival, and in touring productions of Rent and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, and appeared as drag queen Therese in the first episode of Kim's Convenience.

In 2003, Allison produced a solo CD A Whole Lotta Sunshine covering famous songs including "Moon River" and "Somewhere Over the Rainbow".

In 2019, Allison and Micah Barnes collaborated on Knishes 'n Grits, a stage show in which they explored the links between Jewish music and African American music.

Thom Allison Photos


Original Broadway Production, 2011

Bernadette (Understudy)

Jimmy (Understudy)

Miss Understanding (Understudy)

Pre-Broadway North American Production, 2010

Thom Allison Movies

[2002]Leaving Metropolis Shannon

[2003]One Last Dance Babysitter

[2008]Repo! The Genetic Opera Gossip Journalist

[2018]22 Chaser Teeny

[2019]Canadian Strain Gary

Thom Allison TV Shows

Killjoys Pree

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RENT and MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT Extended At Stratford Festival Due To Popular Demand

Stratford Festival extends the run of the musical Rent and Monty Python's Spamalot for a second time due to popular demand. Rent will now run until November 5 and Spamalot until November 18.

Lucy Peacock Will Receive Stratford Festival's Legacy Award

The Stratford Festival is honouring Lucy Peacock with this year's Legacy Award. The gala, hosted by Sheila McCarthy, will be held at Toronto's Four Seasons Hotel on Monday, October 2. Learn more about Lucy here!

Canadian Opera Company 2023/2024 Season Shines With New Productions And Star-Studded CENTRE STAGE

Single tickets are now on sale for all of the Canadian Opera Company's 2023/2024 operas, as well as Centre Stage: Ensemble Studio Competition, a fast-paced and exciting night of opera in support of the country's very best emerging singing talent.

Interview: Broadway's Andrea Macasaet Talks Making her Stratford Festival Debut as Mimi in RENT

The Stratford Festival’s much anticipated production of Jonathan Larson's RENT opens tonight at the Festival Theatre. Andrea Macasaet - straight off a star turn originating the role of Anne Boleyn in SIX on Broadway, is making her Stratford Festival debut as Mimi. A few weeks ago, Broadway World had the opportunity to chat with Macasaet about stepping into this role and this show, growing up feeling unrepresented in musical theatre, why the messages in RENT are as poignant as ever, and so much more!

The Stratford Festival Celebrates Pride This June

2SLGBTQ+ stories take centre stage at the Stratford Festival for Pride Month and throughout the 2023 season. The month begins with the world première of Casey and Diana by Nick Green and directed by Andrew Kushnir, as well as the openings of Rent, directed by Thom Allison, and Richard II, adapted by Brad Fraser, and conceived and directed by Jillian Keiley.

RENT Hits The Stage In Stratford This Month

​​​​​​​The Stratford Festival's 2023 season begins this weekend with Rent directed by Thom Allison led by Andrea Macasaet, Robert Markus and Kolton Stewart. Jonathan Larson's sensational rock musical is staged with heart and purpose at the iconic Festival Theatre.


Northern Tracks: A Canadian Mixtape is the newest original release on the Stratford Festival's worldwide streaming platform, Stratfest@Home. Each of the nine episodes shines a spotlight on a Canadian musical great with selections performed by the country's top talents. A thrilling highlight: three Oscar Peterson selections that have never before been recorded with lyrics.

Stratford Festival 2023 Special Holiday Presale Begins Next Week

The Stratford Festival is putting the finishing touches on casting and will soon open its box office for a special holiday pre-sale for tickets to the 13 exciting shows of the 2023 season. With savings up to 25%, this is a perfect opportunity to secure tickets for your favourite shows or buy gifts for the theatre-lovers on your list.

Stratford Festival Announces Casting For 2023 Season Featuring Andrea Macasaet, Robert Markus, Jonathan Goad & More

Just as the 2022 season comes to a close, work for the 2023 season is getting underway at the Stratford Festival. Creative teams for next year's productions are coming into place and the casting department is busy confirming key roles for the season. Soon the workshops will be abuzz with artisans building the season's sets, props and costumes.

Stratford Festival Announces 2023 Season

Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino has announced the 2023 season, inspired by the theme of Duty vs Desire. The playbill includes 13 lively and thought-provoking productions across four theatres, along with a full slate of events in The Meighen Forum.

QUEEN TUT Loses Previously Confirmed Toronto Church Location Because of LGBTQ+ Content of the Film

The cast and crew of Queen Tut, a queer immigration tale, directed by Egyptian-Canadian up-and-coming filmmaker Reem Morsi (virgins!), starring Ryan Ali (The Hummingbird Project, SkyMed) in the titular role alongside SAG Award-nominee Alexandra Billings (Transparent) and Thom Allison (Pinecone & Pony, Coroner, Killjoys), moved to a new location.

Stratford Festival Releases Plans for RENT and SPAMALOT In 2023 Season

Plans for RENT AND SPAMALOT At The Stratford Festival this 2023 season have just been released.

A NIGHT IN VEGAS Comes to Theatre Collingwood

To some it may seem like Theatre Collingwood has not been affected by the past 2+ years but the truth is they really have, and May 31st-June 5th will mark the first of their Regular Season Theatre Programming since 2019.  You are correct to think they have been staying in t

VIDEO: Apple TV+ Shares PINECONE & PONY Trailer

Based on the book The Princess and the Pony by New York Times best-selling author Kate Beaton, and hailing from DreamWorks Animation and First Generation Films, “Pinecone & Pony” is an eight-episode animated comedy for kids and families. Watch the new trailer now!

Musical Stage Company Announces City-Wide Musical Take-over For Summer 2022

In 2021 The Musical Stage Company celebrated an extraordinary summer, bringing live musical experiences to over 6000 Torontonians: the company presented BLACKOUT, an incredible new Canadian musical under the stars in the glorious High Park Amphitheatre; they produced another sell-out series of PORCHSIDE SONGS travelling cabaret concerts; and launched MUSICAL MOMENTS, bringing free street parties, jam sessions, and surprise performances to every corner of the city. 

ALICE IN WINTERLAND Pick-Your-Own-Path Adventure Will be Available to Stream

With the latest restrictions based on the surge of the Omicron variant, and the cancellation of every other beloved seasonal offering, audiences want more ALICE IN WINTERLAND.  Ross Petty Productions is delivering the best gift of all with a new extended viewing window, beginning today until midnight new year's eve.

Louise Pitre To Headline LOFT Community Services' Home For The Holidays Benefit Concert

Louise Pitre, Canada's first lady of musical theatre, is headlining LOFT Community Services' Home for the Holidays Benefit Concert. Known for an impressive career that spans theatre, television and concert stages across North America and Europe, Pitre is giving back to a cause that is near and dear to her heart.

Ross Petty Productions Presents ALICE IN WINTERLAND Streaming in December

The holiday season wouldn't be the same without the annual Ross Petty Productions family musical, so for the second year, the holiday “Panto” goes virtual with a brand-new production, ALICE IN WINTERLAND. Double the fun with this year's Choose Your Own Adventure for an interactive one-of-a-kind theatrical experience.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer for Season 2 of RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE CANADA

Featuring a special look at the challenges, artistry, surprise appearances, and gag-worthy drama in store for season two, the trailer showcases the twelve fierce Canadian queens competing for the title of Canada’s next Drag Superstar. 

Stratford Festival's 2021 Productions to Roll out Digitally

Productions from the Stratford Festival’s 2021 season begin streaming this Thursday, September 2, with a ticketed viewing party of selections from Why We Tell the Story: A Celebration of Black Musical Theatre on Stratfest@Home, the Festival’s streaming platform. It will feature a live chat for all those virtually attending at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday.


Thom Allison has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Thom Allison has not appeared in the West End

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