Thomas McNichols – A Gentle Giant
Thomas McNichols was known as his aunt’s “gentle giant.” A dedicated parent to four children and loving husband, Thomas McNichols also provided much comfort during difficult times.
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Early Life and Education
Thomas McNichols, known by most as TJ, was an incredible family man. He loved spending time with his nieces and nephews as well as following sports (specifically Cincinnati Bengals) closely. Additionally, TJ was an accomplished singer/musician.
He served in the United States Marine Corps during WWII in the South Pacific region. Later he taught physical science at Westlane Middle School in Indianapolis as one of its original Wildcats – helping establish various sports programs there.
Singer Michael Haw has made international waves as an acclaimed vocalist. He performed Handel’s Messiah as a featured soloist for North Park University Choir performances of Handel’s Messiah; performed with Thuringer Symphoniker Weimar Germany and with Toronto Summer Opera Workshop and Orvieto International Music Festival performances; as well as with others like Thuringer Symphoniker Weimar Germany performances and Thuringer Symphoniker Weimar Germany concerts.
Tom McNichols manages his operatic singing career while simultaneously maintaining three parttime careers; real estate broker, woodworking, and owning The Wood Lab in Keeseville. Thanks to these varied self employments he can maintain an extensive schedule of concerts and performances throughout North America and five continents.
Kyle Albertson, bass Cory Renbarger and McNichols won the Upper Midwest auditions of the Metropolitan Opera National Council last month in Minneapolis and will go on to compete against regional winners from across the United States at auditions held later in New York.
McNichols feels honored and humbled to be part of this organization and counts his blessings that the MSO has provided him with support and opportunities, with plans to collaborate further in the future. Additionally, CANTUS remains one of his main projects.
Achievement and Honors
Thomas McNichols has garnered many accolades and is widely revered in the music world, having performed with multiple orchestras and opera companies. Additionally, Thomas is a published author with multiple books covering topics related to both music and entrepreneurship – plus radio and TV appearances!
Tom and Marilyn have five children together. They reside in Warsaw, Indiana. Tom is blessed to have two granddaughters – Jennifer Gregory and Tiffany Gregory as well as one grandson named Sean McNichols.
McNichols also holds an extensive volunteer service record. He has served on the boards of directors of multiple organizations – including Indiana Symphony Society. Additionally, he was appointed as member of Indiana University Trustees Committee. McNichols received many awards for his efforts and received the Distinguished Alumni Award from Indiana University School of Music for his exemplary efforts.
Thomas McNichols was known as a gentle giant. Due to his height, many believed he was older than his true age. A man of many talents, McNichols excelled at woodworking, singing and wood working – activities for which many considered him overqualified for.
Tom carefully balanced three part-time jobs until his woodworking business in Keeseville became too large for him to manage alone. Additionally, he worked at SUNY Plattsburgh and sang with Cantus.
Tom McNichols Jr is survived by his wife Mary Charlotte and children Thomas McNichols Jr, La’Niya McNichols and Tristan Harris; nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Sacred Heart Church or Aria Rose Gregory Medical Expenses as memorial gifts; arrangements will be handled by House of Wheat Funeral Home Inc at 2107 N Gettysburg Avenue.
He currently boasts a net worth of $7 Million and has retired from acting to pursue personal interests such as tennis and yoga, owning a pet dog and charitable work.
He studied at North Park University, performing as both a singer and member of its choir. As a soloist he has taken part in performances of Offenbach’s Ba-ta-clan as well as Pasatieri’s Signor Deluso and Mozart’s Die Zauberflote operas; Offenbach’s Ba-ta-clan served as his showcase performance; in Pasatieri’s Signor Deluso Leon was his signature role; Tamino in Mozart’s Die Zauberflote was his final masterpiece.
He currently resides in Los Angeles with his partner Martie Allen and advocates for young actors as well as performing charity work. Brutus, his pet dog is another source of joy! In his free time he enjoys listening to rock music as well as jazz.