Tom Kastle is a singer, actor, songwriter, storyteller, and sailor. He has performed throughout the US, Canada, Europe, and New Zealand weaving original as well as traditional pieces into striking performances that feature his powerful voice and strong accompaniment on 6 and 12 string guitars and occasional concertina and free reed instruments. His love of maritime lore and song led him to become a tall ships sailor (captaining sailing ships on the Great Lakes) and a co-director of the Chicago Maritime Festival. While narrating concert operas with the Candid Concert Opera Company, Tom studied voice with Codrut Birsan and theater performance with Leslie Esser-Reitano, and James Edward Wagoner
Tom hosted a short documentary about the Battle of Lake Erie that was nominated for an Emmy Award and, recently, was featured in Fermat's Last Theater's production of "Miss Julie" and the Stage Works' production of "Drakula". Tom also played "Marco" in Frozen Stage Films' production of "My Father Has a Choice" directed by Francisco Torres. When home ashore, he lives in a 19th century log cottage outside Madison, Wisconsin.