(as Thomas Rall)
'Jivin' Jacks and Jills' Member
Small Wonder. Musical revue. Book by Charles Spalding, Max Wilk
, George Axelrod
and Louis Laun. Music by Baldwin Bergersen and Albert W. Selden
. Lyrics by Phyllis McGinley, Burt Shevelove and Billings Brown. Music orchestrated by Ted Royal
. Vocal arrangements by Herbert Greene. Choreographed by Gower Champion
. Directed by Burt
Did You Know?
I think you have to love music and dance because this business is so difficult. If you don't love the art and just want to be a star then I think you're a dead duck. I don't think you could stand it otherwise.
Tommy played Lucentio in the musical film Kiss Me Kate
(1953) opposite Ann Miller
's Bianca. The Cole Porter
song and dance number, From This Moment On, was not in the original Broadway show but was added to the movie to highlight the incredible dancing skills of not only Rall and Miller, but Bobby Van
, Bob Fosse
, Jeanne Coyne
, and Carol Haney
. It remains one of MGM's most thrilling dance ...