tom.knowles

Iwi: Rongowhakaata

Tom is a graduate of Toi Whakaari: The New Zealand Drama school.

He has toured New Zealand extensively with Grease; Saturday Night Fever; Seed; Live Live Cinema’s Little Shop of Horrors and Cringeworthy! 

Tom also performed in The National Theatre of London productions of The Brief and Frightening Reign of Phil (in collaboration with Bret McKenzie)and in Transmission.

He has written a multi award-winning rock opera, Allergic to Love: curse of the 80’s, which toured to America, Mexico and throughout New Zealand. He is premiering his new Reggae musical Atarangi: Morning sky this year. 

Tom's TV credits include The Brokenwood MysteriesThe Māori Sidesteps; and starred in the Export beer advert which featured the award-winning song, I'm drinking it for you. Tom recently performed with the Modern Māori Quartet and regularly plays in multiple bands around New Zealand.