THOMAS ARMSTRONG-ROBLEY – Director
Experienced in stage shows, corporate entertainment, radio, film and in a variety of musical arts, Thomas bring with him a wealth of knowledge and a passion for musical theatre. He has enjoyed leading roles in musical productions such as THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Phantom/Raoul), BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS (Melvin P. Thorpe), THE SECRET GARDEN (Archibald Craven), THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE (Pirate King) and RENT (Roger Davis).
Thomas has performed at, and hosted, various events, including the Queensland Tourism Awards, Griffith Alumni Awards, Cancer Council Relay for Life, Redcliffe Festival, Burpengary Christmas Spectacular, Sails Festival, Christmas By The Sea, Jetty Fiesta, Scarborough Sounds and the Queensland MEA Awards.
Thomas is an acclaimed acting coach and director with directorial credits including INTO THE WOODS, CINDERELLA, GREASE, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, THE WIZARD OF OZ and LIKE A METAPHOR, which earned more than a dozen awards for it’s performances on the 2015 South East Queensland Drama Festival circuit. Recently, Thomas and his cast toured to the USA, where they performed at the 2016 i-Theatrics Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta, Georgia. As the sole Australian representatives at that festival, they earned three major awards for their performances.
Formally trained in musical theatre at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Thomas is currently rehearsing for an east coast tour of ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS & RAGING QUEENS. He is also currently directing 3 plays for the 2016 Festival Circuit, and working as writer/creative director for Cirque De La Opera which is set to premier in July of 2016 at Kings Beach, Sunshine Coast in association with Vavachi Entertainment.
In 2015, Thomas developed and launched WORLD ON A STRING-LIVE TRIBUTE TO MICHAEL BUBLE, which is building a reputation in corporate entertainment throughout Australia. He is an avid playwright with successful seasons of his written and devised shows/concerts, including MUSIC OF THE NIGHT, VALENTINES WITH THE KING OF SWING and LOVE, LOSS & LUXURY.