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Welcome to the outrageous world of Tommi Rose.

He began his career as a female impersonator July 4th weekend, 1976. Today he remains on of the most respected entertainers in his field. In those years he has performed around the world for audiences from all walks of life, from Kings and Queens, to movie stars, to the average Mr. & Mrs. Joe America.

Tommi recently returned to the U.S. after performing for almost three years in the Caribbean on the beautiful island of Aruba. He was the comedy star of the La Cage production of The Jewel Box Revue, the longest running show in the Caribbean (now called Don’t Tell Mama). Tommi was the emcee of the show for the last six months of the run there.

He currently maintains his home in sunny Palm Springs, California, where he performs at the desert’s newest and hottest nightspot, Toucan’s Tiki Lounge. He can be seen in the DJ booth as he is California’s ONLY Disco Drag Dive DJ, and also hosts his own show on Sunday evenings.

The list of credits is long and impressive. Although the majority of his career has been spent on the West Coast, he has appeared on stages in London, Amsterdam, Thailand, Japan, Australia, and cruise ships from RSVP to Carnival, as well as cruises along the Volga River from Moscow to St. Petersburg.

He served as emcee for the world famous Finocchio’s in San Francisco for several years, and the hit show Puttin’ On The Glitz, as well as emcee and comic for Evening at La Cage, both in San Francisco and Los Angeles, and La Cage Follies at the Imperial Palace in Biloxi, Mississippi, and in 1999 to 2001 as the comic lead in Norbert Aleman’s Las Vegas production of The Jewel Box Revue in Aruba.

In January of 2002, Aruba called him back to the Caribbean to host the new impersonator review, Don’t Tell Mama where he not only hosted the show, but also performed live as the legendary Mae West and Carol Channing.

Additionally, his “dead-on” look-a-like impersonation of Totie Fields not only caused his audiences to gasp, but left them speechless and clamoring for more. He truly was the star of the show! He has appeared in feature films with the likes of Cloris Leachman, Dirk Benedict, Louise Lasser, the late Marty Feldman and James Coco, and was featured in the VH1 music video Tell Me with Billie Meyers. On television he has been seen on Roseanne, Baywatch Nights, Nash Bridges and Grace Under Fire, and onstage with Carol Channing, Phyllis Diller, Martha Wash, Sister Sledge, Bonnie Pointer and Tommy Tune, to name a few.

As an onstage personality, Tommi mixes his own style of humor with that of many of the characters he portrays. In addition to a few comedy “lip sync” routines, his live material puts him over the top with his audiences. His portrayal of the great Mae West is without a doubt an audience pleaser. Not to mention “Disco Dolly”, a dyed in the wool disco diva whose time has come and gone, only no one bothered to tell her. As a vocalist, his lilting tenor voice is comfortable with the soft strains of a ballad or the tenacity of a Broadway belter. His signature theme, a wonderful melody of “Old Friend Sara Lee” will leave you in hysterics with his added monologue. In addition to his performance, he boasts an extensive and elaborate wardrobe, which one reviewer stated, “would wreak havoc with some third world nation’s budgets!”