Tyrone L. Robinson

Tyrone L. Robinson recently directed and choreographed the tour of Owen and Mzee for Vital Theatre Company in New York City. His prior credits include productions of Guys and Dolls, Mame, and Grease, and he served as assistant director on a production of Big River (Penn State Centre Stage) as well as assistant choreographer to Karla Wolfangle (Paul Taylor Dance Company) on her production of Fiddler on the Roof

Tyrone is equally passionate about directing/choreographing revivals as he is about developing new work. He studied musical theatre writing craft extensively at the Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and the prestigious BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Writing Workshop in New York. Having worked as both a script consultant and script supervisor, Tyrone loves the collaborative process of developing new work.

His debut short film Un{H}armed, inspired by the tragic shooting death of Stephon Clark in Sacramento, CA, screened at film festivals nationwide and was invited to be one of the first films streamed on the indie film streaming platform RoleCall Watch.

For his work as a musical theatre writer Tyrone was honored to be awarded the ASCAP Frederick Loewe Award. His musical Show Way (based on the award-winning book of the same title by Jacqueline Woodson), co-written with bookwriter Melody Cooper, was nominated for an Off-Broadway Alliance Award. 
And Tyrone’s music was also featured at New York’s Public Theatre in the Emerging Writer’s production of Bliss by Jerome A. Parker (starring Andre DeShields and Daphne Rubin-Vega).
Recent commissions: TheatreWorksUSA, Charlotte Children’s Theatre, and The Kennedy Center.

Tyrone is also an actor and was most recently seen on Broadway playing King Agnarr in Disney’s Frozen
For their work on the award-winning Chicago production of Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Tyrone and his castmates were awarded the Joseph Jefferson Award.

When he’s not working, Tyrone enjoys time with family, travel, and volunteering with both Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and Broadway Serves.

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