Actor, Singer, Dancer
AEA * SAG * AFTRA
Experienced and respected in theater from one coast to the other, Robert is known as a remarkably versatile actor and singer. Well trained at Temple University and The Juilliard School, he is equally at home in Repertory, on Broadway and in front of a camera.
An admitted character actor from his early years, and blessed with a rich lyric baritone of effortless range, he has been described as an "absolutely natural all around leading man", garnering epithets for his work that lean from "raucous" and "hilariously deadpan" all the way to "emotionally intense" and "broodingly dark".
Robert starred in the Los Angeles Premieres of Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with George and Chess, the West Coast Premieres of Legacy of Light and Romance, Romance, and recently debuted a Bernstein aria never heard before in performance in The Bernstein Peter Pan (video clip here). He also appeared in the celebrated Jason Robert Brown/Alfred Uhry opus Parade at the Mark Taper Forum.
Robert has had the honor of sharing the stage with luminaries such as Carol Burnett, Leslie Uggams, Herschel Bernardi and Theodore Bikel, and has had the fortunate opportunity to work under the direction of the great Jerome Robbins. He can also proudly count himself as one of Cyd Charisse's dance partners.
A true triple threat, Robert's other talents include work in numerous accents, opera, folk guitar, piano, saxophone, stage combat, sport fencing and horsemanship. He is also the "Voice of God" at the L.A. Stage Alliance's annual Ovation Awards ceremony.
L.A. Times "Critic's Choice": "Exceptional integrity distinguishes “Parade” in Fullerton. The company 3-D Theatricals attains a rarefied level of artistry with this arresting, beautifully appointed take on Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry’s Tony-winning 1998 account of the notorious Leo Frank trial in 1913 Atlanta.
Valerie Rose Lohman’s unaffected Mary Phagan, Norman Large’s insidious prosecutor, Robert Yacko’s feckless governor, Zachary Ford’s oily newshound, Gordon Goodman's Bible-thumper and original cast member Rufus Bonds Jr.’s searing convict are among other standouts in a cast full of standouts."
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Main Page Photo Credits
Top right box: with Cathy Rigby in Sylvia, in La Mirada
Slider 1: with Rachel Harker in Legacy of Light, at San Jose Rep
Slider 2: as Gov. Jack Slaton in Parade, at 3-D Theatricals
Slider 3: with Rita Rudner in the World Premiere of Tickled Pink,
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