More than one hundred million viewers worldwide have been touched by Tad’s singular performance in the DJ Khaled/Jay Z/Future music video “I Got the Keys”. Selected for a principal role by EPIC RECORDS Creative Director Sam (Samantha) Lecca, he was given a place of honor in this anti-mass-incarceration anthem as the only Caucasian prisoner “on the right side of the bars”. Immediately upon its release the video was nominated for Best Video at The BET Awards, and both the single song and the Grammy- nominated album the video it supports are now Platinum sellers.
Television audiences on both sides of The Atlantic who follow NBC-TV’s THE BLACKLIST savor his portrayal of a Russian crime czar, a co-starring role in which he was cast by director Terrence O’Hara.
For Samsung and Punchdrunk International, Kathy Duggan and Hector Harkness chose him for the male lead in the cutting edge virtual reality movie/live experience THE MAN FROM THE SHADOWS. Tad was live onstage for upwards of two hundred performances, with the virtual reality movie a runaway sensation of more than a thousand airings at the Samsung Expo Center in NYC
The 2018 season sees him onstage in New York and L. A. for a series of significant World, American, and New York Premieres.
At the invitation of composer Thea Musgrave, he played a principal role in the NYC events surrounding the global celebration of her 90th birthday, performing as featured soloist in both The American Premiere of her epic choral drama THE VOICES OF OUR ANCESTORS and The New York Premiere of her chamber opera THE STORY OF HARRIET TUBMAN.
The World Premiere of his poetic novella/solo performance piece THE HOLLYWOOD ADRIANA received the honor of being An Official Selection of four prestigious festivals in 2018: UNITED SOLO THEATRE FESTIVAL, Off-Broadway at NYC’s Theatre Row; LAMBDA LITERARY LITFEST L.A. 2018, at The Hollywood Heritage Museum; both the 2018 DIXON PLACE HOT! FESTIVAL and QT: RAINBOWS ACROSS THE DIASPORA at Dixon Place, downtown NYC; and being named TWICE by METROSOURCE MAGAZINE as One of The Top Five Events of The Week.
Tad made history in the area of cultural exchange, working closely with Venice’s Teatro La Fenice Artistic Director italo Gomez, the Italian Consulates and Ministry of Tourism, bringing more than three hundred American performers to thirteen theatres in Venice for the Carnival of Venice: New York In Italia, and touring Italy from Sicily in the south to The Veneto in the north.
His productions for the company he founded, Chamber Opera Theatre of New York, established the chamber opera as an Art Form to be reckoned with on the American musical scene. He has guest directed at Italy’s Teatro La Fenice in Venice and Gin Carlo Menotti’s Festival dei Due Mondi, Spoleto; in France at both the Festival de Lille and the orchestra National de Lyon; and across The United States from NYC to Honolulu, Anchorage, Boston, Miami, Dallas, Fort Worth, Louisville, and Norfolk, among numerous others.
Debut Artist, Best Actor, and Best Director Awards add lustre to his resume. Whether directing, producing, or appearing in operas, concerts, and musicals in The United States and Europe, his work is known for rigorous standards of discipline, truthfulness, and exceptional visual beauty. Tad is honored to have trained with music and theatre legends Robert Rounseville, Lehman Engel, and Uta Hagen