Thomas Press is a graduate of the New Zealand School of Music with a Bachelor of Music in Composition (2009) and of Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School with a Diploma in Entertainment Technology (2005). For Auckland Theatre Company, Thomas has designed sound for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and Billy Elliot the Musical. Thomas composed an original score for Red Leap Theatre’s production Dust Pilgrim, and composed an original sound design for Silo Theatre’s critically and popularly acclaimed production of The Book of Everything. He also worked as a sound designer for Duncan Sarkies’ podcast serial The Mysterious Secrets of Uncle Bertie’s Botanarium. He is a five-time nominee of the Chapman Tripp Theatre Award for Sound Designer of the Year and 2014 winner of the Auckland Theatre Awards People’s Choice Best Music award, and received an Excellence Award for Sound Design and Composition throughout 2015 at the 2015 Auckland Theatre Awards.