Tom Toce is a New York City-based songwriter, active in the musical theater and cabaret genres. A compilation of his work Hopelessly in Love: The Lyrics of Tom Toce, enjoyed an extended run at the fabled Metropolitan Room in New York, and featured the talents of cabaret stars Carole J. Bufford, Jack Donahue, and Jennifer Sheehan. Tom was one of nine songwriters honored by ASCAP, along with Stephen Schwartz, Craig Carnelia, and John Bucchino, at Andrea Marcovicci’s 60th birthday concert at Town Hall. Tom enjoys a long association with Andrea, who recorded two of his songs for her New Words album and has sung several others in her various cabaret shows, including the world premiere of “The Night I Fell in Love With Paris” at her 2011 and final engagement at the legendary Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel.
Tom has been awarded an ASCAP Special Award every year since 1993. He has written a number of shows for children, including THE BABE AND I (book and lyrics) at the Hartwick College Summer Music Festival, CURIOUS GEORGE (book and lyrics) for Theatreworks USA, and two other Theatreworks USA shows (lyrics) with music by Doug Cohen. His cabaret songs have been recorded by Tovah Feldshuh, Cynthia Crane, and others. An earlier anthology of his songs “Can It Be Love?” was presented at the sorely-missed Eighty-Eights in Greenwich Village and starred Tovah Feldshuh.
Tom creates a cryptic puzzle each month for Contingencies, the national magazine of the American Academy of Actuaries. He is a two-time Jeopardy champion and is in the Jeopardy Hall of Fame, for high score in a single game.