RUMI OYAMA is originally from Japan. She studied Law and then became a professional singer/dancer at the age of 24. She performed in The Disney LION KING for several years. Rumi moved to NYC right after she left the musical company and became a New York-based actress. She's a proud member of AEA (Actors Equity Association) and SDC (Stage Directors and Choreographers Society).
She made her broadway debut in 2015 in the show ALLEGIANCE starring George Takei and Lea Salonga. Rumi originated the role of "Mrs. Tanaka".
Rumi has choreographed and performed in SAYONARA at Theatre Row in 2015 and received a 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Award for OUTSTANDING FEMALE DANCER off-broadway.
Oyama recently choreographed a Dance for Learning 2017, a global conference with Michelle Obama as keynote speaker. She has been working with Broadway producer Elliott Masie on creating several dance performances.
Rumi will appear in the feature film JOE, THE MEDICINE RUNNER (2018) as Miss Hanabusa playing opposite Matt Dillon and Jim Caviezel.
Her past credits include;
ALLEGIANCE (Broadway/ Longacre Theatre)
MISS SAIGON (Sacramento Music Circus and Gateway Playhouse)
THE KING AND I (Sacramento Music Circus, Olney Theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre, North Shore Music Theatre, Theater Of The Stars and Carousel Dinner Theater)
THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNUM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (Porthouse Theatre)
BRUCE LEE: JOURNEY TO THE WEST Broadway workshop (Dir. Bartlett Sher)
SAYONARA (Pan Asian Theater Rep)
BYE BYE BIRDIE (Porthouse Theatre)
HEART OF HERO (Opera at National Constitution Center)
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Player’s Theater)
Disney's Production of THE LION KING (Shiki Theater Company, Tokyo and Nagoya)
and many more.