Tyrone L. Robinson

Tyrone L. Robinson is a New York based Director, Writer, and Actor specializing in musical theatre. He studied directing in New York City at The Atlantic Theatre Company and holds a M.F.A. from New York University Tisch School of the Arts.

Tyrone has directed new work as well as productions of Guys and Dolls (Swerling/Burrows/Loesser) and The Indian Wants the Bronx (Horowitz). His choreography credits include productions of Mame, Starmites, and Pirates of Penzance.

And his short film Un{H} armed has been an official selection of the Harlem International Film Festival, the New York Short Film Festival, RKDS Film Festival, and the Georgia Shorts Film Festival, among others. Tyrone’s greatest strength as a director is collaboration and his approach to working with actors.

Tyrone was awarded the ASCAP Frederick Loewe Award for theatre writing and he wrote the music and lyrics for the musical Show Way, based on the beloved children’s book of the same title by Jacqueline Woodson. The musical was nominated for an Off-Broadway Alliance Award (“Best Family Musical”). He received the Evelyn Russell Layton Award from The Lost Colony Outdoor Drama after writing and directing a musical there and his choreography has been praised.

His recent acting credits include Charlie Patton in Revival: The Resurrection of Son House at Geva Theatre Center (starring Cleavant Derricks), Stepin Fetchit in the acclaimed production of Fetch Clay, Make Man at Dallas Theater Center, The Book of Mormon First and Second National Tours, Disney’s The Lion King, and Coalhouse Walker, Jr. at the Arvada Center for the Performing Arts (Colorado) for which he was nominated for a Denver Theatre Award (Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical).