Tom Rooney was born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada where he received his training in music and acting at the University of Saskatchewan. He now lives in Toronto. He comes to Munich on the heels of performing in Hamlet and All's Well That Ends Well at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival of Canada. Tom Rooney has performed the title role in Hamlet, Thomas Stockmann in An Enemy of the People and Leontes in A Winter‘s Tale, all at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Canada. Other selected theatre credits include: Hairspray (Broadway Cast), Benevolence; The Oxford Roofclimber’s Rebellion (Tarragon), Whistle Me Home (prevatican toot), I Am My Own Wife (Vancouver Playhouse), Homechild; My Mother’s Feet; Riceboy (Canstage), Hairspray (Mirvish), A Midsummer Night´s Dream (Citadel Theatre), Dancing at Lughnasa; The Tempest (Globe Theatre), Othello (Persephone Theatre), Romeo and Juliet; Richard III; Twelfth Night; Comedy of Errors; As You Like It; Macbeth; Much Ado About Nothing; The Taming of the Shrew; The Merchant of Venice; King Lear (Shakespeare on the Sask.), Angels in America (A.T.P.); The Glass Menagerie (Theatre Calgary). He has also appeared in numerous film and television productions, such as: This is Wonderland (for which he received two Gemini nominations for his work), The Gilda Radner Story (playing Gene Wilder), The Day After Tomorrow, and Everest ’82 (C.B.C. mini-series). Mr. Rooney plays the central character of Dan in BeMe Theatre's production of My Mother's Feet after having originated the role in the world premiere of the play.
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Based out of:
University of Saskatchewan