Catch Thomas on the January 31 episode of Broad City!
Thomas appears regularly with EIGHT IS NEVER ENOUGH Improv Comedy Saturdays/Sundays 3pm at the Broadway Comedy Club NYC. Thomas also appears regularly with the touring company and private events in Times Square for Corporate Groups, College Shows and K12 outreach!
Thomas is also a major part of the NYIT team behind ON THE SPOT.
Thomas Burns Scully
Actor Writer Musician
“The Thrifty Person’s Renaissance Man”
Thomas Burns Scully was born in North Wales, where he spent the first few years of his life, but was predominantly raised in the Sultanate of Oman, where his family moved at a young age. His interest in theatre began at school, and from there he started working as a voiceover actor with the Oman Ministry of Education.
Thomas went on to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, where his academic course-load saw him working with world renowned teachers, and taking Masterclasses with such visiting artists as Tony Winner and Oscar Nominee Frank Langella. On exiting the Academy, he was awarded the Max Fischer Award for Outstanding Growth as an Actor. He is now a working New York stage and screen actor, and regular improvisor with the critically-acclaimed ‘On The Spot’ improv team.
Not content to be busy with just an acting career, Thomas branched out in to playwriting and screen writing. Before long he had an award-winning play under his belt, ‘Dorothy of Nowhere’, which won the WB Yeats Emerging Playwright Award. He quickly became a sought after scriptwriter and editor, working with people such as Yang Wang, Mumtaz Hussein, and ‘Modern Family’ collaborator Sameer Gardezi. His work earned him nods from such reputable industry professionals as Bob Giraldi, director of the Michael Jackson ‘Beat It’ music video.
He then branched out in to critical reviews, first of theatre and movies, and then eventually music. Swiss pop-star Bastian Baker, in response to Thomas’ coverage of his work on the Shania Twain tour and on his self-titled album, said “Thomas is the man.” Country music star Raleigh Keegan referred to his article on him as “one of the most thoughtful pieces written about my life and music that I’ve ever read.” His writing is most often found at PopDust.com.
Still in need of more to fill his already packed schedule, Thomas began composing, recording and releasing music. Having played guitar and banjo from an early age he records mostly in a blues-rock vein, but that hasn’t stopped him from diversifying. In October 2013, he prepared the entire score to the New York Times critically acclaimed ‘A Girl Without Wings’, an adaptation of a South American folk tale. In 2015 he recorded an avante-garde flamenco-style soundtrack for the play ‘Life is a Dream’. He also developed the folk score for the immersive theatre show ‘Are You Alice?’ with Permafrost Theatre Company.
Earning the moniker “The Thrifty Person’s Renaissance Man”, Thomas then proceeded to get involved in the world of Escape Room design. First at 59:59 Room Escape, then at Exodus Escape, before becoming an independent designer. As a freelancer he worked on Anheuser-Busch’s “15 Minutes to Make History” experience for SXSW 2018. The game he designed has gone on to become a recruiting tool for the company, being toured to top university campuses in the US and Canada.
Other work has included the BAFTA nominated short ‘The Boy Under the Piano’, appearing in a pre-filmed narrative for Neil Patrick Harris’ 40th birthday celebration, performing with the NYIT Award-Winning Live In Theatre interactive performance company, cropping up in Broad City on Comedy Central and much more.