I met Tom when he was a member of The New College Singers in about 1972. This group was getting ready to mount a play under the direction of Peter Tiboris. Tom and I tried out for the same part: Judas in "Jesus Christ Superstar". As it turned out, I understudied him for the role and was instead given the part of Pontius Pilate. The play was a great success in Madison, Wisconsin, and catapulted him to take his career to Broadway.