(Co-Creator, Musical Director, Bandleader, Vocals, Guitar)
is an actor, singer, musician and composer based in New York. He graduated from Yale University in 2009 with a BA in Theater Studies and was recipient of the Metcalfe Prize for his work on his senior project and essay. He was a member of The Flea Theater’s resident acting ensemble, The Bats, from 2009-2012. At the Flea, he performed in many new plays by A.R. Gurney, Nick Jones, Sheila Callaghan, Chris Sullivan, Sean Graney, and others. In 2012, TimeOut NY called him “Go-to bat." In New York, Tommy has also performed in productions and workshops with The Ensemble Studio Theater/Youngblood, NY Fringe, Ars Nova, New York Theatre Workshop, The Lark and others. He plays multiple instruments and composes for a variety of projects, and has twice received honorariums from UC San Diego's MFA theater program at La Jolla Playhouse, first to co-adapt and music direct a new conception of The Grapes of Wrath, in which old and contemporary folk music were central to the theatrical event; and second to compose and perform original music and songs for Seamus Heaney’s The Burial at Thebes, Sarah Wansley’s 2014 MFA directing thesis. In 2012, Tommy co-founded The Lobbyists in the lobby of The Flea Theater while acting in These Seven Sicknesses. He is bandleader and music director of the group, as well as a principal songwriter and lyricist. Tommy is always interested in novel intersections of live music and drama. www.tommycrawford.com
(Co-Creator, Vocals, Tambourine)
From France, she now calls NYC home and The Lobbyists her family. She is an actress as well as musician, working in film and theater. She enjoys a good bottle of wine and seeing familiar faces in the audience when she plays. For more information, visit eloiseeonnet.com
(Co-Creator, Vocals, Mandolin, Guitar)
originally from Mississippi, is an actor/producer/musician. He was a member of the ensemble acting company of The Flea Theater "The Bats" from 2011-2014 where he acted in two world premieres and one New York premiere. He was in the 2012 production of These Seven Sicknesses by Sean Graney, directed by Drama Desk Award winner Ed Sylvanus Iskandar, where he co-founded "The Lobbyists" in the lobby of the Flea Theater. He also co-produced #serials@theflea featuring the work of playwrights Chris Dimond, Rob Askins, Krista Knight, Christopher Sullivan, Eric Dufault and Tommy Smith. He has been in numerous projects at Ensemble Studio Theatre/Youngblood company by playwrights Kim Davies, Cory Finley, and Leah Nanako Winkler. He's a company member of |The Claque| where he acted in workshop productions by Martyna Majok and Rob Askins. He has participated as an actor in readings at Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Lark, Cherry Lane, Culture Project NYC and Exit Pursued by a Bear. He received an M.F.A in Acting from the University of Virginia and lives happily with his wife and dog in Brooklyn. www.alexgrubbs.com
(Co-Creator, Vocals, Banjo, Guitar)
is an actor originally from Florida. He started acting when he transferred elementary schools and was cast as Injun Joe in Tom Sawyer: The Musical. He started playing guitar when he first heard The Misfits. Regional: The Cat and the Canary (Berkshire Theater Festival). Select New York: These Seven Sicknesses, Thomas Bradshaw's Job, Jeff M. Jones's A Letter to Omdurman, Cow Play, Burying Barbie and Animals. As a songwriter, he is interested in economy and playing with or against generic structures. As an actor, he is interested in magical realism and clown work.
(Co-Creator, Vocals, Cajon, Percussion, Guitar)
is a Vietnamese American originally from Boulder, Colorado. Tony studied acting at Ithaca College and The National Theater Institute through Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. NYC: Bareknuckle (Vertigo Theater), No No Boy (Pan Asian Rep), a cautionary tail (The Flea Theater) and These Seven Sicknesses (*2012 Drama Desk Nomination: Best Direction by Ed Sylvanus Iskandar - The Flea Theater). Regional: The Little Prince (Colorado Shakespeare Festival), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (The Hangar Theatre) and SeaWife (NY Stage & Film Powerhouse Theater). Tony has participated in various short plays, workshops and readings with Ma-Yi Theater, Soho Rep, The Lark, New York Theater Workshop, Ensemble Studio Theater Youngblood, Pan Asian Rep, Rising Circle, New York Stage & Film, Cape Cod Theater Project and Naked Angels. He is a proud member of Actor's Equity Association. When Tony is not making beautiful music with his Lobbyist comrades, he's practicing yoga, enjoying a nice glass of red wine and hanging out with his stupidly cute feline friend Bella. Endless love and thanks to his incredible loving family and supportive friends. www.tonyvo.net
arrived in New York City on January 1st 2013 to pursue a career as an actor and musician. By February '13 he was down on his luck. He managed a meager living busking around town with his great-grandfather's violin. He was rescued by Tommy Crawford, who heard his heartbreaking musical strains from across Penn Station and offered him a part-time fiddle position in his band. Douglas' life was forever changed. Theatre credits include Max the Violinist in Roundabout Theatre Company’s reading of Merton of the Movies. Billy Crocker in Anything Goes, Dickon in The Secret Garden, Rolf in The Sound of Music, Fred Astaire in Backwards in High Heels, Tom Sawyer in Big River, Jesus in Cotton Patch Gospel, Leon in Lost Highway:The Hank Williams Story. Stages he has performed on include Jenny Wiley Theatre, The Cumberland County Playhouse, Studio Tenn, The Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Grandbury Opera House, Flat Rock Playhouse, The Laurie Beechman, Stage 72 at The Triad, 54 Below, NYSAF Powerhouse Summer Theatre, Ars Nova, Cape Cod Theatre Project and Studio 54. Douglas is a graduate of Belmont University and a proud member of Actor’s Equity. Many thanks to The Lobbyists, Mom, Dad, Joseph, and Annabelle. www.douglaswaterburytieman.com
is a creative vocalist/beatboxer/throat singer, multi-instrumentalist (cello, piano, guitar, percussion, didgeridoo and bansuri flute), composer/songwriter/improv looper. Growing up in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, he has honed his skills on many different stages, in different pits and recording studios. Raymond went to the Las Vegas Academy of Performing Arts, Interlochen Center for the Arts and UNLV. As a cellist he has performed with the likes of Shakira, John Mayer, Seth Macfarlane, Faith Hill, Josh Groban, Rod Stewart, Sarah Brightman and many other artists. He has also provided cello for musicals such as Hello, Dolly!, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and Lion King. In 2008, he was the cellist for La MaMa E.T.C.'s production of The Jack of Tarts. In 2012-2013 he was one of the original cellists for Dave Malloy's critically-acclaimed electro-pop opera, Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812, directed by Rachel Chavkin at Ars Nova and Kazino. From 2011-2014, Raymond flew back and forth from Brooklyn to Vegas to play with Celine Dion, performing over 200 shows in her second residency in The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, playing cello, singing and dancing. In the summer of 2014, Raymond got recommended for an audition at Telsey + Co. by his friend, cellist Seth Woods, to act, sing and play cello. In what was probably the most fun he's ever had at an audition, he met Liz Carlson, Seth Moore and, the best band ever, The Lobbyists. He spent the summer with them doing workshops and performances for SeaWife at New York Stage & Film's Powerhouse Theater Festival, Cape Cod Theater Project and joined them for a recording project at the Rhinebeck Writers Retreat. He also enjoyed performing with the Lobbyists for various shows at bars, back porch parties, outdoor weddings, wine and caviar tastings overlooking the ocean, and Brooklyn rooftop barbecues. This last Spring, Raymond was in the Philippines visiting family but also got to be in a segment on CNN Philippines doing some sound healing for the organic restaurant Van Gogh is Bipolar; performed bansuri flute for the actress and Indie singer/songwriter, Glaiza de Castro's album release show and recorded cello for the multi award-winning actress and Indie electronic singer/songwriter, Alessandra De Rossi's upcoming 2nd album. He is ecstatic and grateful to have been asked to return to New York this summer and join The Lobbyists on their inaugural voyage of SeaWife.