Cream of the Crop
The premier performance groups representing the Tommy Awards in Central and Southern Wisconsin featuring select vocal performers from schools participating in the Tommy Awards program. Students are selected through auditions each year. The Central WI Tommy Ensemble is directed by Marshall DeLonay and the Southern WI Tommy Ensemble is directed by Gail Becker. Students in both groups build their technical skills in acting, singing and dancing.
The Tommy Ensemble has performed in front of a variety of audiences in a variety of settings. Performances have included:
- Cabaret performance
- Opening the Tommy Awards Ceremony
- Performing with Kristin Chenoweth
- Overture’s Broadway audience engagement series Cocktails with Tim and Karra,
- National Anthem at UW Basketball Games
- Performance at Kids in the Rotunda
Thank you to all who auditioned for the Central WI and Southern WI Tommy Ensemble. The auditions were filled with many talented singers and everyone did a fantastic job. If your name did not appear on the final lists we hope you audition again next year if you are eligible.
We are pleased to announce and welcome Derek Argall (Verona), Emma Dias (Waunakee), Lauren Harkness (Whitewater), Flynn Marcus (VACT & The House Theatre), Kate Veak (Verona) and Arik Zintela (Oregon) to the group!
Overture Center is pleased to partner with Marcus Center for the Performing Arts in Milwaukee, The Grand Theater in Wausau and Wisconsin Public Television.