Director of musical Theatre
MFA, Western Illinois University
BA, Musical Theatre and Physics, Rhode Island College
Tommy Iafrate is a stage director, musical director, arts educator, and pit musician who is thrilled to engage in these many passions as the Director of Musical Theatre at Binghamton University. He has directed and musically directed productions around the world, and continues to freelance in these arenas outside the university.
Tommy previously served as the Producing Artistic Director of the Clinton Area Showboat Theatre, where he directed such productions as Into the Woods, The Drowsy Chaperone, Evita, Wonderful Town, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. His favorite performance experience was touring the United States, Canada, Korea, and Japan in Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall's Cabaret. In 2014, he toured China with the Open Door Theatre Company and Carthage College musically directing Next to Normal. As an instrumentalist, he performs on piano, saxophone, clarinet, flute, and oboe.
Tommy is a proud member of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and The Golden Key International Honour Society and an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. In 2012, Tommy was a directing fellow at the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival in Washington, D.C. He holds an MFA in Directing from Western Illinois University, and a BA in Musical Theatre and in Physics from Rhode Island College.