A child of two cultures, Tye Maurice Thomas combines a rich and powerful bass voice with engaging and startlingly versatile dramatic performances. Born in Berlin to German and American parents, Tye developed a passion for music and drama at an early age which led him to pursue studies first privately with Dr. Mark Gruett of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and then at Berlin's renowned music conservatory, the "Hochschule für Musik 'Hanns Eisler'" where he studied with KS Prof. Heinz Reeh. After acquiring his diploma in 2006 he continued his studies with Denis Combe-Chastel, Mark Gruett and Nena Brzakovic. 

Ever since his debut at the "KomischeOperBerlin" in 2004,Tye has sung a wide variety of roles including
Osmin ("The Abduction from the Seraglio",Kammeroper Schloß Laubach 2012), The Four Villains ("Tales of Hoffmann", Hebbel Theater 2010) and Arnold in Hans Werner Henze's "The English Cat" (performed in the composer's presence at Theater Münster 2011). He has worked with renowned conductors such as Lothar Zagrosek and ensembles such as the Tanztheater Wuppertal and the Lautten Compagney Berlin.
From 2012/13-2016, Tye Maurice Thomas has been an ensemble member at Theater Vorpommern, again displaying his versatility and aptitude for the dramatic and comic in roles ranging from King Henry I. in "Lohengrin" to Don Alfonso in "Così fan Tutte" all the way to the buffonesque characters of Enterich and Prince Populescu in "Der Bettelstudent" and "Gräfin Mariza" respectively.
Tye's expressiveness onstage was forged in many years of acting in an English Off-theater ensemble, playing lead parts such as Othello, Valmont and Doctor Faustus. In a 2010 production of Shakespeare's „A Midsummernight's Dream“, he succesfully played the three contrasting roles of Bottom, Oberon and Theseus, being able to switch between them within seconds.
Tye was awarded the Richard Wagner Stipendium in 2004 and is a two time winner of the Kammeroper Schloß Rheinsberg (2007 and 2008). 
He and his wife live in Berlin.