As a young boy, Rommy was “bit” by the performing bug while performing with the Albany Civic Theater in Oregon. When his family moved to California, his passion for the theatre continued to grow. A mix of Punjabi-Indian and Scottish/Irish/German-American roots, Rommy trained in every style of dance he could find. He eventually moved to pursue his dreams in New York City. He worked his way across the regional theater landscape culminating in 11 Broadway shows and National Tours.
In New York City, Rommy directed and/or choreographed Make Mine Manhattan (Connelly Theater), Peace, Love and Cupcakes (The Acorn), How Now Dow Jones (Minetta Lane), Platinum (Lucille Lortel), The Adventures of Jack Price (The Corrican Theater), Christmas Eve w/ Christmas Eve (starring Ann Harada), and opening numbers for the Gypsy of The Year and Easter Bonnet benefits. Selected as a Dancebreak “Choreographer to Watch”, Rommy’s regional directing and/or choreography credits include Singing In The Rain (starring Corbin Bleu) at The MUNY, The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Tuacahn, Funny Thing…Forum at GEVA and the US regional premiers of Mary Poppins and Sister Act. Additionally, he was Associate Choreographer for Broadway’s The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (starring Kristin Bell), and NY City Center Encores! productions of Bells are Ringing, Applause, and Associate Director for Little Shop of Horrors (starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ellen Greene), Unsinkable Molly Brown (Associate Director/Choreographer to Kathleen Marshall) at The MUNY and The Denver Center, Delaware Theater Company’s DINER the Musical (Associate Director/Choreographer to Kathleen Marshall).
As a performer, his Broadway credits include Mary Poppins, Bombay Dreams, Oklahoma!, On The Town, The Life, Sweet Charity in Concert, A Christmas Carol, Sondheim 75, Annie Get Your Gun (w/Bernadette Peters and Reba McEntyre), and national tours of Carousel, Kiss Me Kate, Evita, and Dreamgirls (w/Jennifer Holliday). On television he has appeared on SMASH, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, The Today Show, Live with Regis and Kelly, The View, and numerous Tony Awards shows. He is currently on the Musical Theatre faculty at Marymount Manhattan College and Broadway Dance Center (NY) as well as ONSTAGE New York.
Rommy’s knowledge and passion for the American Musical, combined with his extensive training and experience, gives him a unique perspective on how the worlds of dance and theatre combine. He lives in Queens NY with his wife, Ellery and their three children.