Tom Roland

Tom Roland


Philip Thomas "Tom" Roland, an actor, director and educator who worked in the Chicago area and beyond, died Sept. 26, 2008, at Manor Care in Highland Park, IL, friends and colleagues reported. Mr. Roland, 79, performed annually in the famous Waa-Mu revue at Northwestern University while earning his bachelor's degree from the school of communication. After receiving his MA from Bowling Green University and MFA from Catholic University of America, he ran the theatre department at Manchester College for 14 years, before returning to Northwestern to serve on the theatre faculty. In that capacity, he was the successor to Joe Miller, the first director of the Waa-Mu Show, and he directed the show from 1976-1993.

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Roles (2)

1776 Playbill - Opening Night 1776 (1997)
Opened Aug 14, 1997
  • as Benjamin Franklin (Understudy - Original)
New Faces of 1956 Playbill - July 1956 New Faces of 1956 (1956)
Opened Jun 14, 1956
  • as (Understudy - Original)