Thom Allison, born and raised in Winnipeg, MB, is an avid theatre nerd from the age of 10. After studying at Ryerson Theatre School in the acting program, he launched his professional career in the Young Company of the Stratford Festival before going on to appear in the original Canadian companies of Miss Saigon, The Who’s Tommy and Rent.
His 2016 credits include 22 Chaser, Miss Odette's Modern Handbook to Manners, Kim's Convenience, Private Eyes and as Pree in Killjoys.
He was accepted into Ryerson Theatre School in Toronto where, at 17, Thom was the youngest student ever to be admitted into the acting program. Moving to Toronto and going to Ryerson, was when he began to fully understand acting and the business.
At the Stratford Festival, Thom has been seen in Romeo and Juliet, The Threepenny Opera, The King and I, Pericles, King Henry VIII, Macbeth, Hello, Dolly, and Into The Woods. At the Shaw Festival, he has appeared in A Little Night Music, Follies: In Concert, Wonderful Town; His Girl Friday, Guys and Dolls, and the critically acclaimed Ragtime. Other theatre credits include Cabaret, My Fair Lady, Take Me Out, Elegies, A New Brain, The Drowsy Chaperone, Evita, Sophisticated Ladies; Songs For A New World, The Wizard of Oz, Dreamgirls.
As a singer, Thom has had the great privilege to have been chosen to sing, as featured artist, for two musical theatre giants, in evenings honoring their work -William Finn and Stephen Sondheim.
He has been nominated for most major Canadian acting awards- two Dora awards, two Bettys, a Jessie, an Ovation, a Sterling for Drowsy Chaperone, Outrageous, respectively; and he is the recipient of two Tyrone Guthrie awards.