Life-long musician and composer Stuart Michael Thomas has amassed over 100 feature film and television credits during his time in Hollywood including international blockbusters such as Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part 1, Top Gun: Maverick, Furious 4, 5, and 7, Avengers: Age Of Ultron, The Hunger Games and The Dark Knight as well as the recently released Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves. In 2022, the soundtrack album to Top Gun: Maverick, on which he was a featured guitarist, was nominated for a Grammy™ award for Best Compilation Soundtrack Album.
Over his 20-year career he’s developed a unique and versatile style blending elements of Classical orchestration with modern techniques resulting in a sound that is both timeless and contemporary and has made him a sought-after collaborator of some of the most respected composers in Hollywood. His ability to create music that perfectly complements the visuals and enhances the emotional impact of a film has made him a valuable asset for a wide range of film genres.
From 2005 to 2012 he worked with 9-time Oscar Nominee James Newton Howard, and has been honored to work alongside prominent artists like Elton John, Josh Groban, and producer Rick Rubin. Since 2005 he’s collaborated with Blake Neeley, Brian Tyler, Christopher Lennertz, Rupert Gregson-Williams, Chris Bacon, and most recently with Lorne Balfe. A full list of his credits can be found at IMDB.
Among his solo projects are several independent films, the award-winning documentary Bustin’ Down The Door and award-winning short films such as Chilly, Commerce (nominated for best short score at the Park City Film Music Festival), and Bad Therapy (REMI award, Best Short Thriller – 2021).
* Themes by Lorne Balfe
† Themes by James Newton Howard
‡ Themes by Chris Bacon
^ Themes by Rupert Gregson Williams
π Themes by Brian Tyler