After a thirty-one year career in the entertainment industry, Batman voice and casting director Andrea Romano has officially announced her retirement.
Romano’s credits include a long list of DC animated projects including Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League, Justice League Unlimited, Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 & 2, Batman: Under The Red Hood, and Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, as well as many other animated projects such as DuckTales, Animaniacs, and Avatar: The Last Airbender.
Romano’s retirement comes after she was diagnosed with optic neuropathy in one eye which has resulted in blindness in that eye.
“I shall miss so many aspects of this industry – particularly the people I’ve worked alongside, and all the fun that happens on both sides of the glass. From the bottom of my heart, I extend my sincere gratitude to every actor, producer, director, engineer and colleague that has helped make this run so incredible,” said Romano in a statement.
Romano’s career working in on 1600 episodes of television, 23 of DC’s animated films, and 20 video games has resulted in 35 Emmy nominations with a total of 8 Emmy wins, as well as the Friz Award for Excellence awarded to Romano in 2016 at the International Family Film Festival. While Romano is set to retire from her position as voice director, she plans on remaining active in the entertainment industry.
“Doing this job, working with all these wonderful people, has been my ultimate blessing. I couldn’t have hoped to spend the past three decades with a better group. I’ve truly been the luckiest person on Earth,” Romano said.