Tom Sadge (pronounced Tom Sage) has been a professional entertainer his entire adult life. He's been a full-time professional celebrity impersonator (as Neil Diamond) since 1997. 2021 marks his 24th anniversary as an entertainer and voice artist.
Tom's early years as a professional MC and DJ honed his hosting skills which, combined with his talent and entertaining experience, make him an invaluable asset to any talent purchaser.
Career Adjustment in 2021: COVID19 effected Tom Sadge as it did every other American. All bookings from March 2020 were cancelled by the talent buyers due to the pandemic / Chinese virus. In 2021, health issues caused Tom to be unable to deliver the type of dynamic 90 minute show he'd been performing for over 24 years both as a solo artist and with his devoted tribute bands. However, because he loves performing, Tom has chosen to continue his entertainment career to the best of his physical ability as a voice over artist.
Celebrity Impersonator: The celebrity impersonation act germinated in the summer of 1996 when Marion, Tom's wife and business partner of 37years, was inspired by a Las Vegas Legends In Concert anniversary booklet. She urged Tom to make the transition from local entertainer to a national act as a tribute artist. In November 1997, Tom Sadge debuted his Jazz Singer era Neil Diamond act at University of Western Ontario. His show was an instant audience hit.
Since that first gig, Tom has entertained at hundreds of major venues (from Atlantic City casinos to European theaters) throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Europe. "Diamondheads" (Neil's top fans) everywhere have hired him to perform at official fan club gatherings, official "Neil Diamond" birthday parties, three Carnival Cruises, and private events. Neil Diamond Birthday Party organizers in Chicago chose Tom to perform as their "Neil" for nearly a decade.
Tom Sadge has met Neil Diamond and his band members on several occasions. Does Neil approve of Tom? During a concert in State College PA, Neil, spotting Tom in the front row, leaned over the stage and, pointing the mic at Tom, told the crowd of many thousands, "This guy sounds just like me!."
Opening act credits for international celebrities include Engelbert Humperdinck, comedien Jackie Mason, Kool and the Gang, The Guess Who (featuring Burton Cummings), Bare Naked Ladies, Jay and the Americans and The Lords (Germany). Tom's has shared a stage with Kid Rock, Vanilla Ice, Nellie, C&C Music Factory, Phil Robertson family (Duck Dynasty), Lindsey Vonn and others.
Casinos throughout the U.S. and Canada regularly book Tom. While establishing his reputation as a top "Neil Diamond", Tom performed for years in tribute production shows such as Las Vegas's Legends in Concert and at Casino Arizona in Scottsdale, AZ.
Tom Sadge is a favorite for corporate and special events coordinators. He performed at Under Armour's 20th Anniversary celebration, where he was mistaken for the real Neil Diamond as he sang "Sweet Caroline" with CEO Kevin Blank. The Baltimore Sun chose to feature Tom as Neil's appearance in their story covering the event.
Professional and college sports teams regularly choose Tom Sadge to lead the crowd in renditions of the National Anthem and/or Sweet Caroline. Tom performed at Penn State / Beaver Stadium where he led 107,000 in a rendition of Sweet Caroline. Other pro sports clients include: Phoenix Suns; Arizona Rattlers; Philadelphia Eagles; Dallas Cowboys;and the retirement party for College Football Hall of Famer Tom Osborne - a party attended by Barry Switzer.
Television and radio interviews include a live interview at New York City's Top 10 radio station, WPLJ, with legendary Scott Shannon and co-host, Todd Pettengill at their Madison Square Garden studio. Television credits include national shows: The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet (NYC); ABC's The Next Best Thing; Inside Edition and AMC's special, Lookalikes and, in a 2017 episode of Adult Swim's Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter - as Neil.
Testimonials: either as a voice over artist, solo artist or with a tribute band, Tom has always been your best entertainment.
As mentioned earlier in this bio, Tom Sadge is no longer able to perform his 90 minute show, but is available for Meet & Greet within a 3 hour driving distance of Scranton PA, and for voice over work within the same base. Thank you.
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