Thomas Farnan-Williams (he/they) is an instructor on staff at a local children’s theatre, where he teaches classes as well as directs main stage productions. Outside of the children’s theatre, Thomas is active in the Tulsa theatre scene as a performer, vocal instructor, and director. Favorite roles include Hedwig (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Dr. Madden (Next to Normal), Angel (Rent), Balladeer/Oswald (Assassins), and Man 1 (Songs For a New World). In the fall of 2019, Thomas directed The Last Five Years. Thomas is also a local cabaret artist, having performed cabaret shows at various venues around Tulsa, most recently out of his own home studio on Facebook Live during the pandemic. Thomas has a Bachelor of Music from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Thomas lives in Tulsa with husband, David, and their goldendoodle, Olly.
Sean has been performing since they were a kid and doesn’t see life without it. They worked off-broadway on the musical Disaster! and the play Unbroken Circle at the St. Luke’s before moving back to the midwest and working regionally. Credits include: The Tempest (Prospero), Matilda: the Musical (Agatha Trunchbull), The Producers (Franz), Reefer Madness (Ralph), Into the Woods (The Baker), Angels in America (Prior), The Drowsy Chaperone (Aldolpho), Hairspray (Edna Turnblad), and many more. Thanks and love to Mikal, always, my fam and friends who support me every day and every step, and you! Thanks for listening and going on this journey with us!
Kia Hightower is a stage and film actress and director in Oklahoma, as well as a youth theatre educator. She recently completed her third year as a high school theatre teacher and is the Education Coordinator for Theatre Tulsa. She received a B.A. in Theatre from Oklahoma State University and is currently represented by Magna Talent Agency.
Samuel Briggs has performed across Oklahoma for over a decade now. Whether the symphony, theatre or opera house, Sam feels most alive on the stage. His favorite credits include: George (Sunday in the Park), Anthony (Sweeney Todd), Curly (Oklahoma!), Marius (Les Mis), and Sir Robin (Spamalot). Sam was a TATE recipient for his work in Theatre Tulsa’s Amadeus and the 2019 Grand Prize Winner of Signature Symphony’s TulsaSings! He wrote, directed, produced and starred in A Knight of Musical Theatre and produced and starred in the Oklahoma premiere of Daddy Long Legs, alongside Margaret Stall. A resident artist for Tulsa Opera, Sam will make his company debut in Tobias Picker’s Emmeline next February.
Travis Guillory is a well-known theatre performer and director in Tulsa, OK who has been involved with more than 80 theatrical productions in Louisiana and Oklahoma – directing, choreographing and performing. Since moving to Tulsa in 2017, Travis has directed Theatre Tulsa’s youth productions of Les Miserables, The Wizard of Oz and Frozen as well as TT’s The Drowsy Chaperone. He has been on stage in Theatre Tulsa’s Into the Woods as Rapunzel’s Prince, The Producers as Leo Bloom, and Beauty and the Beast as Lumiere. Other favorite roles include: Jamie (The Last Five Years), Seymour (Little Shop of Horrors), Sir Robin (Spamalot), and Emcee (Cabaret). By day, he is a marketing and public relations director.
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John Burns has been performing in plays and musicals for over 10 years in Tulsa, OK. Before moving to Tulsa he trained at UCB theatre in NYC. His favorite roles to perform have been Cinderella’s Prince in Into the Woods (Theatre Tulsa), Caiaphas in Jesus Christ Superstar (Theatre Tulsa), and Lancelot in Spamalot (Theatre Pops!). He has also appeared in several plays including David Mamet’s November (Theatre Pops!) and Shakespeare in Love (American Theatre Company). In 2020 he was awarded a TATE for his performance in World Stage Theatre’s “Rwanda” play. This is John’s first experience directing and producing. If you see him on the street avert your eyes unless you prefer to be mauled by his famous hugs.