Leonard W. Rose was born and raised in New York City. The later years of his adolescence and early adulthood were spent in California, Hong Kong, and Savannah, Georgia.
An honors graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design (Savannah), with a B.F.A. in Performing Arts, Leonard's love of theatre spans the scope of roles from Shakespearean comedies and tragedies, Sondheim musicals, Cantata's, risqué social commentary musicals, to newly written experimental one-act plays. Delving into the many realms of theatre, Leonard has also directed and produced a few shows through his theatrical company, Tenacious Theatrics.
While living in Hong Kong, he undertook the task of learning Cantonese Opera and began performing vignettes, by request of some of Hong Kong's most prestigious performers. All of these performances were for different charity organizations throughout Hong Kong and were always 'sold out'.
Post-graduation, Leonard moved to New York City, working in entertainment companies such as Little Maestros and the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, while also appearing in Off-Broadway shows and new-work musicals. He now resides in Atlanta, GA, where he works as the Director at Bach to Rock Sandy Plains, spreading his love of music to a new generation of musicians. You can catch him all around the Marietta/Atlanta area, providing music programs for various libraries and performing live music at restaurants and community events!