CORY ROUSE (Frodo, Co-Lyricist, Original Co-Musical Director)
Cory lives a full life. He was on vacation in L.A. when he landed his first job as a hip-hop dancer for Nickelodeon. Soon after, he found his knack for improv, which led to touring and writing for The Wayne Brady Show, performing with Comedysportz, Impro Theatre and appearing on the PAX network’s competitive improv show World Cup Comedy. He was also able to hone his nerd skills as the original host of the TV show Cheat, in which he gave away secret codes to ambitious young video gamers. He also ran for his life in the award winning feature film The Other Side.
In the past few years, Cory has been able to use his creative talents with his company CR STUDIOS LLC. Over the past 3 years of its existence, he has had the fortune to work as a creative consultant for Walt Disney Imagineering, Pixar and The Muppet Studios. Currently, Cory is the new host for Walt Disney’s educational DVD series History Connections where he gets to geek out about History, Art and Music. Combine all of this with the fact that he gets to perform in a comedy musical about The Lord of the Rings with his best friends, and you too would have to agree: It’s a great life!