RUMI OYAMA is originally from Hiroshima, Japan. She studied Law in Chuo University. Rumi became a professional singer/dancer at the age of 24 and she performed in The Lion King for three years. She moved to NY right after she left the musical company and became a NY based actress. She is a proud member of AEA (Actors Equity Association) and SDC (Stage Directors and Choreographers Society).
She has made her broadway debut on ALLEGIANCE Broadway in 2015. Originated the role of "Mrs. Tanaka".
She has choreographed and performed in SAYONARA at Theatre Row in 2015 and received a 2016 The Fred and Adele Astaire Award for OUTSTANDING FEMALE DANCER off-broadway.
Rumi will appear in the feature film "JOE, THE MEDICINE RUNNER"(2017) as Miss Hanabusa playing opposite of 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 (Olney Theatre, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, Walnut Street Theatre, North Shore Music Theatre, Theater Of The Stars and Carousel Dinner Theater), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Porthouse Theatre), Bruce Lee: Journey to the West / Broadway workshop (Dir. Bartlett Sher), Sayonara (Pan Asian Theater Rep), Allegiance (Reading), Beauty and the Beast (Player’s Theater), Bye Bye Birdie (Porthouse Theatre), Heart of Hero( Opera at National Constitution Center) and Disney's Production of The Lion King (Shiki Theater Company, Tokyo and Nagoya).