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Arbender J. Robinson

Also Credited As: Arbender Robinson
 
Bio:
Arbender Robinson is no stranger to the stage. On Broadway he has managed to master the NYC audition process and has had successful runs in the Tony Award winning shows Hairspray, Hair, The Book of Mormon and Disney's The Lion King. He has also appeared in Disney's The Little Mermaid and the ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Arbender Robinson is no stranger to the stage. On Broadway he has managed to master the NYC audition process and has had successful runs in the Tony Award winning shows Hairspray, Hair, The Book of Mormon and Disney's The Lion King. He has also appeared in Disney's The Little Mermaid and the ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Constable
Montparnasse
Marius (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Ensemble
  [Broadway]
National Tour [Broadway Return Engagement], 2011
Member of the Tribe
  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2010
Member of the Tribe [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
Performer (Swing) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Ensemble
Gull
Prince Eric (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Denizen of Baltimore [Replacement]
Gilbert [Replacement]
Seaweed J. Stubbs (Understudy) [Replacement]
Broadway: Les Miserables, Hairspray, The Little Mermaid, Hair, Ragtime, The Book of Mormon, The Lion King, Beautiful. Graduate of Viterbo University and a native of Chicago. He's also a vocalist with Disney Symphony Pops. "DREAM BIG 'cause that stuff can come true!" www.arbender.com

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Arbender J. Robinson

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AEA President Nick Wyman with Arbender J. Robinson Photo

AEA President Nick Wyman with Arbender J. Robinson

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Nick Wyman and Arbender J. Robinson Photo

Nick Wyman and Arbender J. Robinson

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David Westphal, Arbender J. Robinson and Dennis Stowe  Photo

David Westphal, Arbender J. Robinson and Dennis Stowe

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Arbender J. Robinson

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Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Constable

Montparnasse

Marius (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2014
Ensemble

  [Broadway]
National Tour [Broadway Return Engagement], 2011
Member of the Tribe

  [US Tour]
National Tour, 2010
Member of the Tribe [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2009
Performer (Swing) [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2008
Ensemble

Gull

Prince Eric (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Denizen of Baltimore [Replacement]

Gilbert [Replacement]

Seaweed J. Stubbs (Understudy) [Replacement]

Broadway: Les Miserables, Hairspray, The Little Mermaid, Hair, Ragtime, The Book of Mormon, The Lion King, Beautiful. Graduate of Viterbo University and a native of Chicago. He's also a vocalist with Disney Symphony Pops. "DREAM BIG 'cause that stuff can come true!" www.arbender.com

Arbender J. Robinson Biography

Arbender Robinson is no stranger to the stage. On Broadway he has managed to master the NYC audition process and has had successful runs in the Tony Award winning shows Hairspray, Hair, The Book of Mormon and Disney's The Lion King. He has also appeared in Disney's The Little Mermaid and the critically acclaimed revival of Ragtime. Arbender is from Chicago and is a fairly new face in NYC and on Broadway; moving to NYC and quickly landing roles on Broadway.
He made his Broadway debut in the Tony Award winning production of Hairspray; where he covered the role of Seaweed. In the original cast of Disney's The Little Mermaid he covered the role of Prince Eric. He also served as the Dance Captain and Swing for the Broadway revival of Hair and was seen in the Broadway revival of Ragtime. His Broadway credits continue with Disney's The Lion King, Broadway's 6th longest running and all time highest grossing show. Since then he was in the original cast of Beautiful The Carole King Musical and the 2014 of Les Miserables and is the cover for Marius. He is also the first African American to ever play Marius on Broadway.
Prior to moving to NYC, Arbender was a featured Vocalist with Royal Caribbean Cruises as well as an actor and vocalist for numerous Disney productions at Walt Disney World. He spent 4 years as a studio session Vocalist for the Disney Organization and can be heard in various parades and attractions worldwide. Arbender also performed extensively in Regional Theater in the US as well as numerous shows abroad including: Smokey Joe's Cafe, Five Guys Named Moe, Sweeney Todd, Jesus Christ Superstar, Aida, Ragtime, Secret Garden, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Songs for a New World, Parade, Miss Saigon and Into the Woods.
When asked to describe the vocal ability of Arbender, one critic said "clear, effective, killer range of death... and that is a good thing. Look out Billy Porter, Arbender has arrived."
As a teaching artist, Arbender has worked with many organizations around the country and has a very unique teaching style that's accessible to all ages and talent levels. He also works significantly at bringing arts awareness to programs all over the country as well as serving as a huge advocate for Autism awareness and research. You can find him teaching at www.newyorkvocalcoaching.com
Arbender also mentioned a few things to keep his mom happy:
"I am a huge advocate for education, the thirst for knowledge, and believing in the power of your dreams. Dream big because sometimes these things can come true. I studied theater, music, dance, and management at Viterbo University in LaCrosse, Wisconsin. I have lived and or worked professionally in more states than I can ever recall and I now consider NYC and The Great White Way my home."




Arbender J. Robinson News

André De Shields, Arbender J. Robinson & Amy Jo Jackson Join 54 CELEBRATES FIFTY KEY Photo André De Shields, Arbender J. Robinson & Amy Jo Jackson Join 54 CELEBRATES FIFTY KEY STAGE MUSICALS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 10, 2022

Tony Award winner André De Shields (Hadestown), Arbender J. Robinson (Shuffle Along), and Amy Jo Jackson (Kinky Boots) have been added to FIFTY KEY STAGE MUSICALS: IN CONCERT at 54 Below on September 11th, 2022 at 9:30pm.

Photos: Go Inside THE BOOK OF MORMON's Re-Opening and Fan Performance Photo Photos: Go Inside THE BOOK OF MORMON's Re-Opening and Fan Performance
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 8, 2021

THE BOOK OF MORMON returned to Broadway with a Free Fan Performance on Thursday, November 4 at 8:00 pm at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre (230 West 49th Street). Regular performances resumed Friday, November 5, 2021. 

THE BOOK OF MORMON Celebrates Broadway's Return With A Free Fan Performance on Novemb Photo THE BOOK OF MORMON Celebrates Broadway's Return With A Free Fan Performance on November 4
by Stephi Wild - Oct 18, 2021

The Book of Mormon will return to Broadway one day earlier than previously announced with a Free Fan Performance on Thursday, November 4 at 8:00 pm at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre (230 West 49th Street). Regular performances resume Friday, November 5, 2021. 

Kevin Clay, Cody Jamison Strand, and More Will Lead THE BOOK OF MORMON on Broadway Photo Kevin Clay, Cody Jamison Strand, and More Will Lead THE BOOK OF MORMON on Broadway
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2021

Casting is being announced for the Broadway return of THE BOOK OF MORMON. The production, the winner of nine 2011 Tony Awards including Best Musical and the Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album, resumes performances on Friday, November 5, 2021 at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre (230 West 49th Street). 

Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4 to be Released in M Photo Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4 to be Released in March
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 29, 2021

Dress Circle Publishing has announced the release of THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 4, the latest in a series by historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper. The book will be available on Tuesday, March 9 to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the 2020-2021 Broadway shutdown.

Meet the Current Cast of THE BOOK OF MORMON! Photo Meet the Current Cast of THE BOOK OF MORMON!
by Julie Musbach - Jun 16, 2019

Splashy casting news is plenty exciting but we're taking a moment to give a shoutout to the casts of some of Broadway's long-running shows. Meet the current cast of The Book of Mormon below!

VIDEO: On This Day, January 10- THE LITTLE MERMAID Takes Broadway Under the Sea Photo VIDEO: On This Day, January 10- THE LITTLE MERMAID Takes Broadway Under the Sea
by Stage Tube - Jan 10, 2018

The Little Mermaid, based on the Disney film and the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson, opened on this day in 2008 at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

ANASTASIA's Ramin Karimloo and More to Perform, Present at Primary Stages' 2017 Gala Photo ANASTASIA's Ramin Karimloo and More to Perform, Present at Primary Stages' 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

Primary Stages announced today additional performers, speakers and presenters for the Primary Stages 2017 Gala, which will take place on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 6:30 pm.

Lea Salonga and More to Tribute Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty at Primary Stages' 201 Photo Lea Salonga and More to Tribute Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty at Primary Stages' 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Primary Stages announced today that the Primary Stages 2017 Gala will take place on Monday, October 16, 2017 at 6:30 pm. The event, which will be held at Tribeca 360¬ļ (10 Desbrosses Street), will honor Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty, the Tony-winning songwriting team of Ragtime, Once on This Island, and Anastasia (Artistic Honorees); Janet B. Rosen and Marvin Rosen, producers of In Transit on Broadway (Producer Honorees); and Jose Mendez and Katie Graziano of The Excel Group and MIC Floor Covering, LLC (Corporate Honorees).

Jess LeProtto, James Dybas & More Set for ANOTHER OPENING, ANOTHER ROBE at Laurie Beechman Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Four of Broadway's busiest performers will unite for Another Opening, Another Robe tonight, March 30 at The Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Cafe.

Arbender J. Robinson Videos

VIDEO: On This Day, January 10- THE LITTLE MERMAID Takes Broadway Under the Sea VideoVIDEO: On This Day, January 10- THE LITTLE MERMAID Takes Broadway Under the Sea
by Stage Tube - Jan 10, 2018

The Little Mermaid, based on the Disney film and the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Anderson, opened on this day in 2008 at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

STAGE TUBE: Backstage with RAGTIME's Savannah Wise on LX New York
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 31, 2009

Following the closing announcement of Broadway's RAGTIME for January 3, the production was met with public dismay and a swell of strong ticket sales for the closing week. As previously reported, the producer's have responded to public sentiment by extending the show by a week. The critically acclaimed new production of Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's Tony Award¬ģ winning musical RAGTIME will now play its final performance on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre on Sunday, January 10, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. following 28 preview and 65 regular performances.

STAGE TUBE: Cast Of RAGTIME Guests On NY1
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 23, 2009

Members of the cast of RAGTIME stopped by NY1 on December 21, 2009. The thrilling new Broadway production of RAGTIME at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52 Street) officially opened on, Sunday, November 15, 2009.

STAGE TUBE: RAGTIME's Noll Performs on THE VIEW!
by Robert Diamond - Dec 23, 2009

The thrilling new Broadway production of RAGTIME at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52 Street) officially opened on, Sunday, November 15, 2009. Christiane Noll performed on THE VIEW this week and we're happy to show the video right here on BroadwayWorld TV Stage Tube!

STAGE TUBE: RAGTIME Visits Good Morning America
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 19, 2009

Cast members of Broadway's acclaimed production of 'Ragtime' visited the set of 'Good Morning America', and gave its hosts a quick lesson in dance moves, Ragtime-style.

STAGE TUBE: Whoopi Raves About Ragtime on THE VIEW
by Robert Diamond - Dec 5, 2009

The thrilling new Broadway production of RAGTIME at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52 Street) officially opened on, Sunday, November 15, 2009. Whoopi Goldberg raved about loving the show on THE VIEW this week and we're happy to show the video right here on BroadwayWorld TV Stage Tube!

STAGE TUBE: First Look at RAGTIME on Broadway!
by Robert Diamond - Nov 13, 2009

The John F. Kennedy Center's new production of Terrence McNally, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's Tony Award¬ģ winning musical RAGTIME, based on the E.L. Doctorow novel, features direction and choreography by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, and a majestic 28-piece orchestra led by musical director James Moore.

STAGE TUBE: RAGTIME's New Viral Video
by Eddie Varley - Nov 1, 2009

Take a special look at the fantastic new commercial for the new Broadway production of RAGTIME which is currently in previews at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52 Street). You can watch the new RAGTIME tv spot right here on STAGE TUBE!

STAGE TUBE: Broadway's RAGTIME - Behind the Scenes!
by Eddie Varley - Oct 22, 2009

Be the first to get a special behind-the-scenes sneak peek of the new Broadway production of RAGTIME before performances begin this Friday, October 23 at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52 Street). You can watch the new teaser trailer video featuring interviews with the cast and creative team and a birds eye view into the New York press rehearsal right here on STAGE TUBE!

BWW Video Show Preview: Disney's The Little Mermaid
by Craig Brockman - Dec 20, 2007

BroadwayWorld is pleased to bring you video highlights from Disney's newest magical production on Broadway - The Little Mermaid - which opens on January 10th, 2008.


Arbender J. Robinson Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Arbender J. Robinson been in?
Arbender J. Robinson has appeared on Broadway in 7 shows.

How many West End shows has Arbender J. Robinson been in?
Arbender J. Robinson has not appeared in the West End