WELCOME TO ENTERTAINMENT BY TOM & SHONDRA
Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Actor, Coach, Director, Producer.
Award winning songwriter, Shondra is an Alumni of the Juilliard School of Drama with extensive experience in the entertainment business. Along with leads in comedic, dramatic and musical theatre and voice over work for radio and television, she has performed her own concerts in showrooms in Reno, Las Vegas, throughout southern California, Sea World and on popular cruise ships.
Currently performing shows & concerts across the USA with her creative partner Dev Ross as The Two Lucys, in the entertainment team Tom & Shondra and the Dynamite Divas. Registered with BMI as Shondra Music, she is-co-writing with several songwriters across the world and is also composing music for a 40 minute contemporary ballet debuting in 2022.
Her music video Greed Incorporated won Finalist in the 2020 World Music & Independent Film Festival in Virginia, 2019 Semi-Finalist Bob Fosse Award in Chicago Amarcord Arthouse Television Awards and Winner of an American Tracks Music Award for Best Metal Song 2019. It was also an Official Selection in 2020 Sedona Film Festival, 2020 RockFest in LA, Studio City International Film & TV Festival, 2019 Artist’s Forum Film Festival in New York, LA Music Video Awards, Audio Shoot Unsigned International Film & Music Video Festival in Wexford, Ireland, Wide Screen Film Festival in Las Vegas, Jerome Indie Film & Music Festival and Best Music Video in Utah Music Video Awards.
Her songwriting catalogue includes songs in musicals she and her two time Emmy award winning creative partner, Dev Ross, have coproduced, Weird Detention, Hot Flashes on the Trail, Horse Tales & Cowboy Trails, Delta Dental’s, The Mouth Project. She has songs published in Unity Worldwide Ministries Songbooks that are on the daily playlist of EmPower Music Radio.
Master coach (25 yrs.) whose private students have won scholarships to drama conservatories, singing contests and pageants - many who have careers in the industry. She co-founded Sedona Youth Theatre enjoying it's 14th year. Her Guest Coaching production credits include: Footloose, Newsies, Fiddler On the Roof, Peter & the Star Catcher, Crazy For You, Grease, Next to Normal, Guys & Dolls, Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell and her Finding Your Voice Workshops co-producing Experience Yourself Women Retreats across the USA and Canada.
Music Director credits: GracePointe of Sedona, Religious Science Flagstaff, Center for Positive Living, Unity of Sedona Sunday Night LIVE services and founder/director of the In the Living Room Music Series.
Producing Event & Fundraiser credits: Sedona Community Fair, Sedona Winefest, Be Their Voice - Artists for Animals for Humane Society Sedona and Second Chance Center for Animals, Sedona Sunrise Superstar, Cottonwood Idol, Relay for Life Races, International Peace Day Celebrations and Sedona Cares ~ A Day of Action raising $30,000 in which was distributed to three families who lost their homes from fires.
Community Service credits: 2018-2019 President of NAWBO, (National Assoc. of Women's Business Owners) Sedona-Verde Valley Chapter, 2019-2020 NAWBO Past President/Marketing Chair. Board of Directors: Sedona Historical Society, Jack Jamesen Memorial Sculpture Park and Sisterhood Connection Foundation.
Awards for Community Service: 2018 Sedona Verde Valley Woman of the Year, 2017 Arizona Foundation Community Collaborator of the Year, NAWBO 2017 Community Involvement Award, NAWBO 2016 Rising Star Award, PWG 2012 You Make A Difference Award, Arizona Foundation's 2013 Spirit of Sedona Business Benefactor of the Year and 2012 Good Morning Sedona Special Achievement Award
Tom has been inducted in the Greater Arizona Country Music Association's Hall of Fame. An Alumni of UCLA and L.A. City College, he's toured in Broadway show and performed his own shows in Vegas, Lake Tahoe and on popular cruise ships.
In 2016, Tom & Shondra opened in concert for the Gatlin Brothers. IN 2008 and 2016 they toured with their own show for National Performing Artists. When not on stage with Shondra, Tom continues to delight audiences in nightly dinner shows as "Otis," at the Blazin’ M Ranch.
His operatic training landed him roles in the L.A. Civic Light Opera, San Francisco Light Opera, national tours with Dorothy Warenskjold and Jane Powell & Company. In Lake Tahoe & Las Vegas, he was the opening act for Tony Bennett, Shari Lewis, Red Buttons and J.P Morgan. Tom has also performed in musicals & concerts with Florence Henderson, Chita Rivera, Leslie Neilson, Darren McGavin, Earl Holliman, Ricardo Montalban, Dorothy Warenskjold, Juiliet Prowse, Johnny Mann, Celeste Holm and Burt Lancaster.
His Broadway tour credits include Lancelot in Camelot and Curly in Oklahoma.
Tom's acting credits include Scrooge in The Christmas Carol, Gurdijieff in the musical and two CD album, Crazy Wisdom, Al Lewis in The Sunshine Boys and Frank in How the Other Half Loves.
Tom's production company produced extravagant theme parties for trade shows and corporate conventions. Clients included American Express, IBM, McDonalds, Northern American Van Lines, Van De Kamp and Master Dairies.
Voice over credits include: Panasonic, World Fair exhibits, films for Best Life Media & BR Productions, commercials audio tours.
Awards for Community Service: Arizona Foundation’s Spirit of Sedona 2013 Business Benefactor of the Year, Vietnam Traveling Wall Appreciation Award, American Legion Appreciation Award, Sedona Historical Society Appreciation Award, Center for Positive Living Sedona Outstanding Service Award. Tom & Shondra's names are included on the USO Entertainer's monument at the Verde Valley Military Park.