Omari Tau is Professor of Vocal Music at Cosumnes River College and co-founding Artistic Director of Rogue Music Project, and Professor of Vocal Music at Cosumnes River College. His degrees are from Michigan State University and the Moores School of Music-University of Houston in Music Education and Vocal Music Performance. Tau toured with Disney’s The Lion King for nearly nine years performing the role of Banzai with both the Cheetah and Gazelle companies before joining Sacramento’s growing arts community. His stage credits include roles at the MUNY, Theatre Under the Stars, the Tony Award-winning Alley Theatre and TheatreWorks Palo Alto, as well as Sacramento’s own Broadway at Music Circus. Tau is also a recording artist appearing on Albany Records in Roger Nelson’s operatic adaptation of A Room with a View and Disney’s A Lion King Christmas recordings.