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Bob Martin has been working as an actor and writer for over three decades. He has received many awards in both Canada and the U.S., including a Tony for The Drowsy Chaperone. Recent TV projects include "Slings & Arrows" I, II & III (TMN, Sundance), "Michael: Tuesdays and Thursdays" (CBC), "Michael: Everyday" (CBC), "Sensitive Skin" I & II (HBO) and "Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas" (NBC). Recent theatre projects include Encores! Hey, Look Me Over (NY); The Sting (Paper Mill); Half Time (Chicago, Paper Mill); The Prom (Atlanta); Elf (Broadway, Dublin, London); The Drowsy Chaperone (Toronto, Broadway, London); and Second City Toronto (Performer, Director, Artistic Director). In development: Millions (Platt/Rudin), A Night at the Museum (Fox) and The Princess Bride (Disney).

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City Center Encores! Production, 2018
Man in Chair

[US Tour]
National Tour, 2007
Man in Chair

[West End]
London Production, 2007
Man in Chair

Broadway Revival Production, 2006
Melvin P. Thorpe

Melvin P. Thorpe

Original Broadway Production, 2006
Man in Chair

[Los Angeles]
US Premiere, 2005
Man in Chair

[New York]
National Alliance for Musical Theatre Presentation, 2004
Man in Chair

Developmental Production, 2001
Man in Chair

La Passe Muraille Production, 1999
Man in Chair

Toronto Fringe Festival Production, 1999
Man in Chair

Bob Martin Productions

[West End, 2022]
[Off-Broadway, 2022]
Creative Consultant
[US Tour, 2021]
[Broadway, 1947]
Vocal Music Arranger



Bob Martin Movies

[1998]Last Night T.V. Newscter

[2002]Coastlines Preacher

[2002]Fancy Dancing Propietor Mort

[2004]Childstar Mr. Budge

[2010]Trigger Waiter #2

Bob Martin TV Shows

Michael: Every Day Dr. David Storper

Puppets Who Kill Cuddles, Customer

Sensitive Skin Sam

The Edison Twins Brain, Brian, Swimmer with Contraption

Bob Martin Awards and Nominations

Theatre World Awards - 2006 - Performance

Bob Martin, The Drowsy Chaperone

Bob Martin Videos

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Robyn Hurder & Kerry Butler to Lead SMASH Musical Industry Readings

Tony nominees Robyn Hurder and Kerry Butler will lead industry readings of the stage musical adaptation of the TV show Smash. Find out who else is in the cast, and everything else we know.

Review: THE PROM at Titusville Playhouse

Titusville Playhouse has once again brought Broadway magic to life with their latest production of THE PROM. This heartfelt and exuberant musical, which has built a following due to its popular Broadway run and the Netflix film is a touching and joyous celebration of love, acceptance and the transformative power of self-discovery. It is fresh and fantastic on the Titusville stage, allowing the audience to connect with the frenetic and fun story and have a blast at the same time.

The Library for the Performing Arts Acquires the Thomas Meehan Archive

The Billy Rose Theatre Division at the Library for the Performing Arts has acquired the archive of Thomas Meehan, an American librettist best known for writing the books for the Broadway musicals Annie, The Producers, and Hairspray. Learn more about the archive, and when it will be available to the public, here!

Matthew Wolfenden and Tom Chambers Will Star in ELF The Musical at the Dominion Theatre; Full Cast Revealed

Matthew Wolfenden will return to the stage by starring as Buddy in the smash-hit musical adaptation of ELF at London's Dominion Theatre for a strictly limited season from 15 November 2023 until 6 January 2024. He will be joined by Tom Chambers, who reprises the role of Walter Hobbs. Learn more about the cast of ELF here!

Review: THE PROM at Playhouse On The Square

What did our critic think of THE PROM at Playhouse On The Square? Trying to find a vehicle to infuse comic relief into a story about bigotry and homophobia is no small task, so the creators chose to bring in the least self-aware thespians to save the day for the most self-aware lesbian.

Fort Salem Theater Unveils Spectacular 2024 Season Lineup: A Theatrical Extravaganza Awaits!

Fort Salem Theater has announced its highly anticipated 2024 season, offering an exceptional array of performances that promise to captivate audiences and bring unforgettable theatrical experiences to the community.

Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center to Present THE PROM Beginning Next Month

Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center will present the Southern California Regional Premiere of the Drama Desk Award-winning and Tony-Nominated Musical THE PROM from September 2 – October 1, 2023 at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 East Los Angeles Avenue in Simi Valley.

Full Creative Team Announced For BOOP! THE MUSICAL World Premiere; Tickets Now On Sale

Boop-oop-a-doop! Animation icon Betty Boop is gearing up to hit the stage in a new musical adaptation from Tony Award®-winning director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell with celebrated multiple Grammy Award-winning composer David Foster, Tony Award-nominated lyricist Susan Birkenhead, and Tony Award-winning book writer Bob Martin. Go behind the scenes of the production in the new video teaser!


What did our critic think of THEATRE RALEIGH’S THE PROM?

Review: THE PROM at Porthouse Theatre/Kent State University

What did our critic think of THE PROM at Porthouse Theatre/Kent State University?

Stephen Bogardus, Lana Gordon & More to Star in World Premiere Musical ON CEDAR STREET at Berkshire Theatre Group

Get ready for the world premiere musical 'ON CEDAR STREET' at Berkshire Theatre Group, starring Stephen Bogardus and Lana Gordon. Experience the magic and unforgettable performances in this spectacular new production. Don't miss out on this enchanting musical event!

Review: Tampa Bay Regional Premiere of THE PROM Takes Center Stage at Mad Theatre of Tampa

The Prom a new musical with music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin, and a book by Bob Martin and Chad Beguelin is based on an original concept by Jack Viertel.

Review: Lyric Theatre Goes to THE PROM

Based on real events, THE PROM tells the story of a high schooler who wants to take her girlfriend to the prom. When the school board, PTA, and homophobic parents say no, a group of Broadway stars step in to give Emma and her date the prom of their dreams. Lyric's summer production runs through July 16th at the Civic Center Music Hall.

Now Hiring: Scenic Artist, Actor and Teaching Artist, & More - BWW Classifieds

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 7/13/2023 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.

THE PROM Comes to Playhouse on the Square

Playhouse on the Square, in partnership with Circuit Playhouse, Inc. Super Sponsor Dr. Thomas Ratliff and Playhouse on the Square Season Sponsor Dorothy O. Kirsch, presents The Prom.

THE PROM, An Homage to Frida Kahlo & More Set for Wirtz Center 2023-24 Season

The Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts at Northwestern University has revealed its 2023-24 season of musicals, dramas and theatre for young audiences by celebrated theater makers. 

THE PROM Comes to Pantochino Teen Theatre

Pantochino Teen Theatre will present the wildly funny and incredibly moving broadway musical comedy, “The Prom' at the SHU Community Theatre in Downtown Fairfield. Co-producers Bert Bernardi and Jimmy Johansmeyer have announced three performances, August 11 and 12.

THE PROM Comes to MAD Theatre Of Tampa

MAD Theatre of Tampa will be opening 'The Prom,' a musical that celebrates acceptance and authenticity even in challenging times. With its powerful message and energetic performances, 'The Prom' promises to be the summer's biggest hit.

Now Hiring: Master Technician, Stage Manager & More - BWW Classifieds

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 7/6/2023 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.

Georgina Castle, Rebecca Lock, Nicholas Pound, Kim Ismay & Dermot Canavan to Return to ELF THE MUSICAL

Marking the 20th anniversary of the original release of the motion picture featuring Will Ferrell, a worldwide success that has since become a holiday perennial, the smash-hit musical adaptation of ELF returns to London’s Dominion Theatre for a second consecutive year for a strictly limited season from 15 November 2023 until 6 January 2024.


Bob Martin has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

Bob Martin has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

Bob Martin's first West End show was The Drowsy Chaperone which opened in 2007

Bob Martin has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. Some of his notable nominations include Outstanding Book of a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for "The Prom" and "The Drowsy Chaperone." He was also nominated for Best Book of a Musical at the Tony Awards for "The Prom." In addition, "The Drowsy Chaperone" received nominations for Outstanding Book of a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards and Best Musical at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards. Martin's performance in "The Drowsy Chaperone" also earned him a nomination at the Theatre World Awards.

Bob Martin has won several awards for his work in the Broadway show "The Drowsy Chaperone." These include the Outstanding Book of a Musical award at the Drama Desk Awards, the Best Musical award at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, and a Performance award at the Theatre World Awards.

Bob Martin has written 7 shows including The Drowsy Chaperone (Bookwriter), Half Time (Bookwriter), Elf - The Musical (Bookwriter), Gotta Dance (Book), The Prom (Book), The Sting (Bookwriter), Smash (Co-Bookwriter).

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