Tom Frueh is a writer and actor...
who performs regularly in New York and regional musicals, including his own one-man musicals for which he has written book, music and lyrics. His newest musical PARTNERS had its world premiere on Theatre Row as an Official Selection of the 2017 United Solo Theatre Festival, the world’s largest festival devoted to solo theatre. Prior to that, his musical HOUDINI was performed there. He is also the author of numerous plays which have been produced in New York. A singer-dancer and 30+ year veteran performer in musicals, some of his other recent appearances include the musicals ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, CITY OF ANGELS, HAIRSPRAY, GRAND HOTEL, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, CABARET and KISS ME KATE, as well as numerous concert performances.
His early performing career in musicals spanned an extensive range of classics, from THE MUSIC MAN and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF to A CHORUS LINE and GEORGE M!
Tom trained as an actor at the University of Dayton and with numerous teachers in New York City. He trained as a dancer at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, and at Joffrey Ballet School in Manhattan. He also studied singing in New York with the renowned teacher and coach Thomas Shepard.
While pursuing a professional acting career after college, he also wrote his first play, and with the support and encouragement of two prominent literary managers (at Pittsburgh Public Theater and the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center in New York), he began to pursue writing as a career. Eventually, he decided to make both writing and acting his full-time profession.