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Tom Cardinal

Tom Cardinal

Tom Cardinal

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

FAVORITE ENTERTAINERS

Nathan Lane

Theatrical Titles

Metaperformer


Backstory

Tom was born and raised in Columbus, OH.  When not playing little league baseball, he appeared in plays throughout grade and high school, in addition to being involved with service organizations like Mock Trial, In-The Know, and playing guitar at Mass.  As a student at Otterbein College, he hosted a morning radio show and acted as sports producer for the college TV station, all while earning BA degrees in both Theatre and Speech Communication.


Theatrical Expertise

Cardinal joined Shadowbox fresh out of college, and has participated in hundreds of shows as a metaperformer.  He has created some of the most iconic roles for both the Shadowbox Live stage and 2Cos Cabaret – the company’s intimate art-house theater – where he acted as General Manager.  While growing his understanding of staging and set design, Cardinal has served the company as an Assistant Producer, Backstage Manager, and Props Master.


Career Highlights

Some of Cardinal’s favorite shows and roles include:

Cabaret (Cliff)

The Rocky Horror Show (Riff Raff)

RENT (Angel)

Scrooge (Ebenezer)

Spamalot (King Arthur)

Rock of Ages (Hertz)


Organizational Titles

Some of Cardinal’s favorite shows and roles include:

Cabaret (Cliff)

The Rocky Horror Show (Riff Raff)

RENT (Angel)

Scrooge (Ebenezer)

Spamalot (King Arthur)

Rock of Ages (Hertz)


Organizational Expertise

As CFO, Cardinal oversees all aspects of the financial health of the organization.  He develops the annual budget, conducts fiscal forecasting, and manages purchasing and payroll.

Cardinal is a member of Shadowbox Live’s Leadership Team and Board of Trustees.


7 Personal Takes
(THE THINGS THAT SHAPED US & THE THINGS WE SHAPE)
from Tom
FAVORITE THING TO DO OUTSIDE OF SHADOWBOX LIVE
Reading, movies, TV, playing slots
ENTERTAINER YOU MOST ADMIRE
Nathan Lane
ONE FOOD YOU COULD EAT FOREVER
Popcorn
BEVERAGE OF CHOICE
Caffeine Free Diet Pepsi or PowerAde Zero (grape)
YOUR MOST CHERISHED MUSIC ARTIST OF ALL TIME
Sting & James Horner
THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU DO EVERY DAY
Wake up, check to make sure haven’t lost my wedding ring, and hug my husband
THE ONE THING YOU WISHED FOR, BUT NEVER GOT
That one role
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