Department of Music, Theatre
and Dance
Varner Hall, Room 207
371 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
Academic Office: (248) 370-2030
Box Office: (248) 370-3013
Fax: (248) 370-2041

Thomas Suda

Thomas Suda


Remembering Tom:

A Celebration of
Thomas M. Suda

Friday, September 9, 2016 at 6 p.m.
Varner Recital Hall

Thomas M. Suda, age 63, of Rochester, passed away on June 13, 2016.
Tom was born in Detroit, Michigan and graduated from Royal Oak Dondero High School. He attended Wayne State University where he received his BFA and MFA.  Tom was a Special Instructor of Theatre at Oakland University, Department of Music, Theatre and Dance.  Tom so loved and inspired his students.
A former student of Tom's wrote, "As a theatre major  in college, you build close ties with your professors and  other students. Even though we move on in life, those  connections still exist, so when one breaks, we all feel  it. The world lost a shining star, a truly beautiful soul,  our Thomas M. Suda. It's amazing to see just how  many lives he touched so profoundly in his many years  as a theatre professor at Oakland University. Tom, you  will be truly missed."
We are reaching out to anyone whose life Tom  touched and who wants share a remembrance of him. If you have a short anecdote or story you  would like to contribute, please send it to Kerro Knox at All will be included  in a remembrance book and we will read as many as we can from the stage. We are also  interested in pictures of Tom's life: shows he was in or directed, him with friends or celebrities.   Please send digital copies.
Varner Recital Hall is located on the Oakland University campus at 371 Varner Drive, Rochester,  Michigan. Maps of the campus are available at or by searching for "Varner  Hall" on a smart phone.
Ample free parking will be available in lots 24 and 26.

For information about the Tom Suda Memorial Travel Award, please click here.