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Thomas A White

Adam White

Professor

Faculty of Animation, Arts & Design

adam.white@sheridanc.sheridancollege.ca

Adam is a teacher, music director, and performer. He currently teaches and is Co-coordinator of the Honours Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance Program at Sheridan College. He has previously taught at the Randolph College for Performing Arts, and the School of Toronto Dance Theatre, and maintains a small private voice studio.

Adam has been music director for Guys and Dolls, Mamma Mia! (Port Hope Festival Theatre), Fitz Happens (Lighthouse), Avenue Q (STC), Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park With George, Chess, A Man of No Importance, A New Brain (Theatre Sheridan), and workshops of several new Canadian musicals. Active in Toronto cabaret, Adam has played Nora McLellan's Songs Sung too Young at the Jazz Bistro, Bruce Dow's Something to Say at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, and stepped out from behind the piano to debut his own cabaret, Something's Coming in Fall 2015.

With Kyle Golemba, Adam created Making Love in a Canoe, an all-Canadian musical revue and its accompanying recording (available on iTunes). Celebrating Canadian culture and Canada’s musical theatre writers, Making Love in a Canoe has been performed across Canada, including its theatrical debut in Regina, SK.

Adam has played the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz, Ethan in The Full Monty (Empire Theatre), Cosme McMoon in Glorious! (Stage West Calgary and Globus Theatre), and created the role of Ray in Tee Schneider’s hockey drama The Shift (Toronto Fringe). Passionate about Canadian musical theatre, Adam is proud to have performed in Billy Bishop Goes to War (Neptune Theatre), and in concert presentations of Jonathan Monro and Adam Mathias’ A History of Summer (Summerworks, Musicals In Concert) and Leslie Arden’s One Step Forward (Talk Is Free Theatre).

Teaching Interests

  • Adam's research and teaching is focused on decentering the musical, with an expansive approach to musical theatre history and performance.

Research Interests

  • His Master's thesis was focused on the diachronic representation of masculinity in musical theatre, and post-secondary students’ engagement with this material.

Artistic and Professional Performances

  • White, A. (2019). Guys & Dolls. Port Hope Festival Theatre. Port Hope.

  • White, A. (2016). Mamma Mia. Port Hope Festival Theatre. Port Hope, Ontario.

  • White, A. (2016). Fitz Happens!. Lighthouse Festival Theatre.

Grants

  • ""You've Got to Be Carefully Taught": Decolonizing the Golden Age Musical". Sheridan College. SRCA Growth Grant. $10,000. 2019.
    Adam White (Co-Principle Investigator).

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