Rick Crom has been part of the New York entertainment community for many years as a songwriter and a performer. He is the composer/ lyricist for several off-Broadway and cabaret revues: OH FINE, RSVP, THE SUBJECT WAS NEUROSIS, ABSOLUTELY RUDE, OUR LIFE AND TIMES ,WHAT IN THE WORLD, and NEWSical which ran at Studio 54 in New York and travels the country. He garnered Drama Desk nominations for best lyrics and best revue for his work on Newsical.
His topical material is featured at the CRYSTAL PALACE Theater in Aspen Colorado and LAFFING MATTERZ in Ft. Lauderdale Florida . Recently the Crystal Palace honored him by releasing a recording of his material; "WHO WRITES THIS STUFF? The songs of Rick Crom ". He has written the scores to several book shows and is currently working on a musical with Hunter Foster (Summer of 42) entitled, "Bonnie and Clyde : a Folktale"
He came to New York in 1979 as part of the Chicago City Limits Improv Company and began working as a comedian nationwide. As a stand up comic he's appeared on "Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn, Caroline's Comedy Hour, MTV Comedy Half-hour, ShowTime and Comedy Central. He performs regularly at the Comedy Cellar, Carolilnes on Broadway, and the Broadway Comedy Club in Manhattan .
As an actor he's appeared on Broadway in the musicals, "Urinetown", "The Goodbye Girl", and "Footloose",. Off Broadway in "Merrily We Roll Along", Das Barbecue, Encore's "Fiorello", "L'il Abner", and Carnegie Halls, "Louisiana Purchase" Television: "ED" "The Chris Rock Show" "Chappelle's Show" Film: "Bad Dog" and "Caesar Salad".