Percussionist Joseph Tompkins has performed with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, the New York City Opera and Ballet Orchestras, and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s. On Broadway he has played in productions of The King and I, Swan Lake, Oklahoma!, The Lion King, The Producers, Spamalot, The Light in the Piazza, Tarzan, Guys and Dolls andIn the Heights. Tompkins has a performed on film soundtracks for The Manchurian Candidate, The Last Holiday, Failure to Launch, andCasanova. For seven years he was a member of the percussion trio Timetable, a group committed to commissioning and performing new works for percussion. He is Area Coordinator of the Percussion Department at Rutgers University, on faculty at Mannes College the New School for Music, and is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and the Manhattan School of Music.