Anthony Rossomando, 42, co-wrote the smash hit song “Shallow” for the “A Star Is Born” soundtrack, along with Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, and Andrew Wyatt. Rossomando, who grew up in Hamden, told the New Haven Register that he is honored that the song has resonated with so many people.
“‘Shallow’ speaks to the power of vulnerability. I’m proud to have written it with friends and deeply touched that it resonates with so many people. An award is icing on a cake.”
Rossomando began his musical career in local bands on stages in and around New Haven before moving onto stints with bands like The Damn Personals, The Libertines, and Dirty Pretty Things.
Rossomando comes from a musical family. His father, Fred, was a longtime music teacher in Wallingford schools. His mother, Josephine, a singer. Sister Carmella plays bass, sings, and teaches music at Wintergreen Magnet School in Hamden; and sister Felicia played clarinet before moving into the world of visual arts.
“Shallow” is up for best song at the Grammy awards on February 10, and is favored to receive an Oscar nomination on Tuesday, January 22. The Oscars will air on News 8 and ABC on Sunday, February 24.