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Tom Wilson Weinberg began singing original queer-
themed songs in coffeehouses and gay pride events
in the late seventies. His early albums "Gay Name
Game" (1979) and "All-American Boy" (1982) were
among the first in this new genre. His shows "Ten 
Percent Revue" (1987) and "Get Used To It! (1992)
were produced Off-Broadway by Laura Green and 
John Glines, respectively, published by Broadway
Play Publishing Company, toured extensively and
recorded by Aboveground Records. Weinberg's
compilation "Don't Mess With Mary" (1994) was the
official CD of Stonewall 25. "Sixty Years with Bruhs
and Gean," commissioned by the New York City Gay
Men's Chorus, debuted at Carnegie Hall and was later sung at Lincoln Center in 1995. An expanded version of the show was presented by the Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Theater Festival in 2003, at The Duplex in New York and on Fire Island in 2004. Tom's "The Teachings of Chairman Rick" was part of the 2005 Philly Fringe Festival. "Rick" was revived in 2006, "Bruhs and Gean" in 2007. In 2008 Tom and singers Keith Kaczorowski and Melissa Kolczynski began a series of cabaret, now succeeded by Cabaret Vérité. Tom's musical "Sunrise at Hyde Park",  about the relationship of Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok, will soon have a reading in Philadelphia. A previous production was staged as a reading in New York with Lea Delaria in the role of Hickok and Cady Huffman as Eleanor. Tom’s song "Lesbian Seagull" was featured in the film "Beavis and Butt-head Do America" (Paramount/MTV), on the soundtrack (Geffen/Universal), published by Warner Chappell and released as a single with Red Hot Chili Peppers. His most recent musical, "Oscar visits Walt", was part of the 200th anniversary of Whitman's birth. During Wilde's year-ong lecture tour across the U.S. and Canada, the poets had two private visits at Whitman's home in Camden NJ. Tom's musical reveals exactly what transpired between the two brilliant writers.






photo: Rachel Taylor Brown
Tom's piano, photo by Liz Reasey
Tom's piano, photo: Liz Reasey
Honors include a Drama-Logue Award (Los Angeles), Golden Gull Award (Provincetown), Bessie Smith Award (Boston) and OUTmusic Heritage Award (New York). Tom was a founder of Giovanni's Room and president of The Attic Youth Center, both in Philadelphia. He is a member of ASCAP, The Purple Circuit, ACLU and William Way LGBT Community Center. He lives with his husband John Whyte. Tom and John are the dads of Jesse and Max.
Receiving the OutMusic Heritage
Award, New York, 2006.
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