A graduate of University College, Dublin, and of the London Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the bass-baritone Thomas Lawlor has had a professional career spanning over thirty years. During this period he has played over seventy rôles in opera and operetta, appearing with companies ranging from the D’Oyly Carte to the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, the English National Opera and Glyndebourne Festival and Touring Opera. A guest at international festivals throughout the world, he has collaborated in concerts and recitals in major concert halls, particularly in Britain, Ireland and the United States, and performed under some of the most distinguished conductors. His recordings and films include performances of Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. Televised operas in which he has participated range from Mozart to Offenbach, Richard Strauss and Stravinsky. Formerly a director in the opera departments of the Royal Academy of Music and of Trinity College of Music in London, he is now a member of the music faculty of Rhode Island College, where he teaches voice and directs in the opera workshop. He is the founder and artistic director of Beavertail Opera Productions in Rhode Island.