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Tom Jobe was an American dancer and actor.


Born in Las Vegas, Nevada, he studied at the London Contemporary School and became a successful dancer and choreographer, starring in Solo Ride, Sphinx, Rainbow Bandit and choreographing the musical Metropolis amongst other projects. He also served as a gay rights campaigner, and prepared a small dance piece for the film Time Bandits.

Jobe passed away in 1992.


Principally a dancer, Jobe appeared in dancing musicals such as Starlight Express (originating the role of Bobo and later playing Electra), originating the role of The Arbiter in the original cast of Chess and playing Bustopher Jones and Asparagus in Cats.


Godspell (1974)

Gypsy (1974)

  • Dainty June and Her Farmboys

Starlight Express (1985)

Bobo (originated the role)
  • AC/DC (contains solo lines)
  • C.B. (contains solo lines)
  • I Was Robbed (contains solo lines)
  • He Whistled at Me (Reprise)(contains solo lines)
  • No Comeback (contains solo lines)

Chess (1986)(originated the role)

  • Prologue: The Story of Chess (contains solo lines)
  • The Arbiter (solo)
  • Quartet (A Model of Decorum and Tranquility)(contains solo lines)
  • The Deal (contains solo lines)
  • Endgame (contains solo lines)

Cats (1989)

  • Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats (contains solo lines)
  • The Naming of Cats
  • Rum Tum Tugger
  • Old Deuteronomy
  • The Aweful Battle of the Pekes and the Pollicles
  • The Song of the Jellicles (contains solo lines)
  • Gus the Theatre Cat (duet)
  • Growltiger's Last Stand (contains solo lines)
  • Skimbleshanks the Railway Cat
  • Mr. Mistoffelees
  • The Journey to the Heaviside Layer
  • The Addressing of Cats
Bustopher Jones
  • Bustopher Jones (contains solo lines)