Tyrone L. Robinson

A snare drum roll. A cymbal CRASH! The hypnotic refrain vamps…

A man’s voice: “In here, life is beautiful.”

The first time I heard a Broadway musical soundtrack, it was Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret. I was ten years old. And I was hooked.

Seeing The Wiz later that year solidified my passion for theatre, and I’ve been following that muse ever since. 

After a long acting career – most recently on Broadway in Disney’s Frozen – I am delighted to now have the opportunity to be directing at the regional theatre level.

A trained musician, I also read music. I’m a history buff and am passionate about collaboration. Recent directing credits include Owen and Mzee for Vital Theatre Company in New York, resident director at MJB Films in New York, and directing the short film Un{H}armed which was an official selection of film festivals nationwide. 

Upcoming Directing: This Bitter Earth InterAct Theatre Company in Philadelphia and the reading of a new play as part of the America Rising series at Bristol Riverside Theatre in Pennsylvania. 

Awards/Honors: Joseph Jefferson Award, ASCAP Frederick Loewe Award, Off-Broadway Alliance Award (nominee), Evelyn Russell Layton Award. 

Recent Writing Commissions: TheatreWorks USA, Children’s Theatre Charlotte, First Stage Milwaukee, and The Kennedy Center. 

M.F.A. NYU Tisch School of the Arts.

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