Pedro Tomás – A native of Cuba who grew up in the New York City area. Pedro attended New York University and Fordham University in his youth and received his MA in Spanish Literature from the University of TN. He is now a Senior Lecturer for the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures at UT. He is also an adjunct instructor of Spanish at Maryville College. He was a performer at Opryland USA and a member of the cast of “The New Hee Haw TV Show” and was dance partner-director-choreographer for The Louise Mandrell Show for 28 years. He was very honored to work with the folks at Morristown Arts Council when he directed Esperanza Rising. He is also the President of HoLa Hora Latina and organizer of the HoLa Festival-Knoxville, a celebration of Hispanic Art and Culture. He has performed in the productions of The Music Man, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls and Hello, Dolly! Pedro is honored to return to UT’s Clarence Brown Theatre for his 8th production after performing in Big River, The Laramie Project, Assassins, Monty Python’s Spamalot, The Threepenny Opera, South Pacific and Urinetown. He is grateful for the support and love of his beloved spouse; Roger Roark, his colleagues at MFLL and the great family of the Theatre Department here at UT.