Bio
 

Phil Thompson continues to gain acclaim throughout the music and entertainment industry as an artist, composer, producer, television host and actor.

Artist & Composer:

As one of the nation's freshest faces to emerge as a pop/instrumental crossover, Phil continues his rigorous tour schedule performing across the globe: from the Royal Imperial Palace in Vienna, to the US Open Tennis Tournament in New York, and most recently headlining for two nights in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay's executive "The Lounge" during their recent UFC Championship event. Phil also recently joined his friends and fellow artists "The Canadian Tenors" (as seen on Oprah and Dr. Phil) on their recent tour stop in Minneapolis.

Phil's recordings, available in stores and on iTunes, include four full-length albums (Opening Act, Twelve Songs of Christmas, Tunes with a Twist, and Love Themes from the Silver Screen), his new pop-country single The Magic of Christmas Eve, the benefit single for the 35W Bridge Collapse and American Red Cross Final Ride Home, as well as several commercial jingles. Phil continues providing original scores for a variety of projects, which in the past have included the Fox television series "Blueprint for Green", as well as the feature length film score for the PBS documentary "Footsteps – a Journey in Faith"

Television Host / Actor:

As a television host, Phil is an articulate and energetic personality who has appeared nationally on numerous programs including Shop NBC for their music and entertainment segments and PBS for some of their high profile pledge drives (including "Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday Party Celebration and concert events such as Yanni Voices, The Canadian Tenors, and Clay Aiken to name a few). On a regional level Phil has been a regular guest on a variety of regional programs including Showcase Minnesota (NBC Affiliate), Twin Cities Live (ABC Affiliate), and Minnesota Sunday Morning (CBS Affiliate). Areas of expertise include music and entertainment, cooking, home improvement, finance and business, and contemporary lifestyle programming.

As an actor Phil continues to build on his theatre experience as an actor throughout high school and in a number of productions while attending the University of Minnesota (BSB 2007). Phil has put his talent to use in a number of commercial and film roles which most recently have included a national Great Clips hair commercial and the lead role in a 48 Hour Film Festival project leading to a "Best Actor" nomination for Phil's role as Paul Williams in the film Topsoil.

Producer:

Phil also recently launched his own full service production firm, Phil Thompson Productions utilizing Phil's talent and network of industry professionals to create custom CDs, Concerts, Ad Campaigns, Soundtracks, and music based marketing platforms for national retailers and non-profits.

Philanthropist:

In his spare time Phil believes strongly in giving back to his community, donating charity concerts for the Red Cross, Alzheimer's Association, Minnesota AIDS Project, Open Arms, Cornerstone Shelter for Women, and People Serving People.