DanceLife caught up with Rohan Browne who is playing Riff the leader of the Jets in the upcoming Australian production of West Side Story.Rohan just recently played the role of George in the Australian premiere of The Drowsy Chaperone for the Melbourne Theatre Company. Prior to that he played the role of Fred Casely in the award-winning production of Chicago.
Other roles include touring throughout Asia as the Rum Tum Tugger in Cats, Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar in Europe & Asia and Wing in the Australian touring production of Hot Shoe Shuffle.
Rohan’s extended music theatre credits include; the original The Boy From Oz, Grease, Dirty Dancing, Anything Goes, Kiss Me Kate [in which he was nominated for a Green Room Award], Thoroughly Modern Millie, Follies & Mame.
Additionally Rohan was involved in workshops for Priscilla -Queen Of The Desert and was assistant choreographer for Virgins – A Musical Threesome that subsequently toured to the New York Music Theatre Festival. Rohan was also invited by Chita Rivera to perform, as one of only 6 artists, at her Australian workshop.
A finalist in the Sanlam International Ballet Competition in South Africa 1997, Rohan has also performed in Tivoli with Sydney Dance Company, Idomeneo for Opera Australia playing Zeus and a principal artist in Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker with National Theatre Ballet.
After appearing on television in shows such as Rove Live, The Micallef Show, Starstruck and Top Of The Pops [Germany] he has made numerous appearances on The Logie Awards, Good Morning Australia with Bert Newton & The Kerri-Ann Kennerley Show. Rohan was also featured in the Academy Award® winning film, Happy Feet.
West Side Story opens this week in Sydney. Get more information about the show and tickets here www.westsidestorythemusical.com.au