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Thomas Schippers (1930–1977)

Charming, brilliant with a magnetic intensity, Tom Schippers was born in Portage, Michigan to an upper middle class family. His father owned Schippers Appliance in Kalamazoo and recognizing his musical ability, enrolled Tom into a piano class by age four. Excelling in school, he graduated high school at thirteen, attending both The Curtis ... See full bio »

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The Immigrant Soundtrack
The Money Pit Soundtrack
Awakenings Soundtrack
Luna Soundtrack


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 2016 Rake (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.7 (2016) ... (performer: "La Traviata, Act 1: Prelude")
 2013 The Immigrant (performer: "Il Trovatore")
 2008 The Windmill Movie (Documentary) (performer: "O Mimi, tu più non torni")
 2004 The Light (performer: "Nel dì della vittoria io le incontrai (from 'Macbeth' Act 1)")
 1990 Awakenings (performer: "O Soave Fanciulla" from "La Bohème")
 1987 Aria (performer: "La Virgine degli Angeli")
 1986 The American Way (performer: "Il Trovatore: Di Quella Pira")
 1986 The Money Pit (performer: "The Wedding Contract")
 1983/I Carmen (performer: "Carmen")
 1979 Luna (performer: "Il Trovatore")
 1979 Le maître-nageur (performer: "Il Trovatore" (as Le Trouvère))
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Other Works:

The Consul (1950). Drama/opera. Music by Gian-Carlo Menotti. Book by Gian-Carlo Menotti. Lyrics by Gian Carlo Menotti. Musical Director: Lehman Engel. Musical Coordinator: Thomas Schippers. Dreams Choreography by John Butler. Directed by Gian-Carlo Menotti. Ethel Barrymore Theatre: 15 Mar 1950- 4 Nov 1950 (269 performances). ... See more »

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His wife also died of cancer. See more »

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