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Darryl Maximilian Robinson

 
Bio:
DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON is a veteran and award-winning American stage actor, play director, theatre producer and private acting instructor celebrating 47 years of involvement in The Performing Arts. Best known for touring engagement performances of his original one-man show of Shakespeare and ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON is a veteran and award-winning American stage actor, play director, theatre producer and private acting instructor celebrating 47 years of involvement in The Performing Arts. Best known for touring engagement performances of his original one-man show of Shakespeare and ... (read complete bio)
 

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The Cast of Agatha Christie''s THE HOLLOW (Seated, from left) Kiah Gordon, Heather Ba Photo

The Cast of Agatha Christie''s THE HOLLOW (Seated, from left) Kiah Gordon, Heather Barnett, Elaine Arnett, Jennifer Sperry, Samantha Barrios (Standing, from left) Dylan Bailey, David Tracq, Doug Mattingly, Jack Winnick, Darryl Maximilian Robinson, Harold

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05/09/2014
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Inspector Colquhoun and Detective Sergeant Penny question Veronica about the murder at the Hollow. (Darryl Maximilian Robinson, Doug Mattingly, Samantha Barrios)

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05/09/2014
Sergeant Penny (Doug Mattingly) and Inspector Colquhoun (Darryl Maximilian Robinson)  Photo

Sergeant Penny (Doug Mattingly) and Inspector Colquhoun (Darryl Maximilian Robinson) investigate a murder at The Hollow.

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04/20/2014
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Joseph tells Clarence about George Bailey''s life. (From left: Terry Delegeane, Darryl Maximilian Robinson and Ben Lupejkis.)

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10/29/2013
The cast of IT''S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A Live Radio Play  (From left: Patricia Butler, D Photo

The cast of IT''S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A Live Radio Play (From left: Patricia Butler, Dave Parke, Terry Delegeane, Ben Lupejkis, Vada Foster, Darryl Maximilian Robinson and Samantha Barrios.)

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10/29/2013
 

Darryl Maximilian Robinson Biography

DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON is a veteran and award-winning American stage actor, play director, theatre producer and private acting instructor celebrating 47 years of involvement in The Performing Arts. Best known for touring engagement performances of his original one-man show of Shakespeare and time-travel comedy, "A BIT OF THE BARD," ( in which he is noted for his portrayal of His Lordship, Sir Richard Drury Kemp-Kean ) Mr. Robinson is originally from the Windy City, where he served as Founder, Artistic Director, Producer and Principal Actor of the critically-praised, multiracial, non-Equity professional chamber theatre, THE EXCALIBER SHAKESPEARE COMPANY OF CHICAGO. Mr. Robinson has presented over 70 intimate dramatic productions in his native Chicago, St. Louis, Missouri ( under the banner name of EXCALIBER PRODUCTIONS ) and Louisville, Kentucky ( at The Rudyard Kipling Pub ). Mr. Robinson has played leading and featured roles with THE NATIONAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY TOUR OF NEW YORK, THE INDIANAPOLIS SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL, THE BRISTOL RENAISSANCE FAIRE OF WISCONSIN, THE THEATRE PROJECT COMPANY OF ST. LOUIS, THE HISTORIC GOLDENROD SHOWBOAT DOCKED AT LACLEDE'S LANDING OF ST. LOUIS ( where in 1987 he starred for 10 weeks as the villainous Professor Moriarty in Producer-Director John Auble's vaudeville musical adaptation of "SHERLOCK HOLMES" ) and THE ENCHANTED HILLS PLAYHOUSE OF SYRACUSE, INDIANA ( where in 1981 Mr. Robinson was named winner of THE FORT WAYNE NEWS-SENTINEL REVIEWER'S RECOGNITION AWARD as Outstanding Thespian of the Season for his performances in professional summer stock, most particularly, as Fagin in Lionel Bart's "OLIVER!" ). Mr. Robinson's other awards and honors for his work in The Theatre include: a 1992 CERTIFICATE OF HONORARY MEMBERSHIP AWARD from THE HARPOONERS OF THE SEA UNICORN ( The Sherlock Holmes Society of The Greater St. Louis / Western Illinois Region ) for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in Excaliber Productions, Ltd.'s staging of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's "SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL PROBLEM"; a 1995 WKKC RADIO CRITICS' CORNER CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION for 20 Years of Service to American Theatre ( following his stagings of the 1995 ESC revival productions of Oscar Wilde's "THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST" and William Shakespeare's "THE TEMPEST" both presented at The Hidden Stages Theatre in The Windy City ); both a 1997 CHICAGO JOSEPH JEFFERSON CITATION AWARD for Outstanding Achievement By An Actor In A Principal Role and a 1997 CHICAGO BLACK THEATRE ALLIANCE / IRA ALDRIDGE AWARD NOMINATION for Best Leading Actor In A Play for his performance as Sam Semela in the ESC's revival of Athol Fugard's "MASTER HAROLD AND THE BOYS" presented at The Heartland Cafe Studio Theatre of Chicago's Rogers Park; a 1998 WKKC RADIO CRITIC'S CORNER FINE ARTS AWARD for Outstanding Director Of A Play for his mounting of ESC's revival of Samuel Beckett's comic-tragic existential masterpiece "WAITING FOR GODOT" also staged at The Heartland; a 1999 BLACK THEATRE ALLIANCE / IRA ALDRIDGE AWARD NOMINATION for Best Direction Of An Ensemble for his staging of the ESC's revival of Athol Fugard's "THE BLOOD KNOT" presented at The Heartland; and a 2001 BLACK THEATRE ALLIANCE / IRA ALDRIDGE AWARD NOMINATION for Best Direction Of A Theatrical Production for his rendering of the ESC's production of "THE DUTCHMAN" by LeRoi Jones ( aka Immamu Amiri Baraka ) presented at The Harrison Street Galleries Studio Theatre of Oak Park, IL. In addition to these honors, Mr. Robinson has been blessed to receive monetary grant awards from THE CITY OF CHICAGO DEPT. OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS and THE ILLINOIS ARTS COUNCIL to support his artistic endeavors, including Screenwriting. Mr. Robinson is the sole owner and author of three unsold and unpublished motion picture screenplays, which was the principal reason he moved to Los Angeles in 2005. Since arriving in The City of Angels, Mr. Robinson has appeared as the old Shakespearean actor Henry Albertson in THE TRIBE PRODUCTIONS'2010 HOLLYWOOD FRINGE FESTIVAL 50th Anniversary Revival Production of Tom Jones' and Harvey Schmidt's "THE FANTASTICKS" at The Complex Theatre; The Ghost of Christmas Present in Charles Dickens' "A CHRISTMAS CAROL,", The Reverend Sykes in Harper Lee's "TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD" and Butler John Lawless in Kyle Crichton's "THE HAPPIEST MILLIONAIRE" at The Glendale Centre Theatre; Major-General Stanley in the 2014 San Pedro Theatre Club 135th Anniversary Revival Production of Gilbert and Sullivan's "THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE," and The Narrator and The Mysterious Man in the 2014 Burbank Community Theatre Production of Stephen Sondheim's and James Lapine's "INTO THE WOODS" at The Hall Of Liberty at Forest Lawn in The Hollywood Hills. Mr. Robinson appears in numerous theatre performance collection videos at YOUTUBE.COM including "DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON AS MAJOR-GENERAL STANLEY," published by Ruth Featherstone, which features Mr. Robinson's rendition of "I Am the Very Model of A Modern Major-General"; "DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON AS THE BUTLER AT GLENDALE CENTRE THEATRE", published by Dash Porter, which highlights some of the best moments of his performance as The Butler John Lawless in "THE HAPPIEST MILLIONAIRE" and "DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON PERFORMS RUDYARD KIPLING'S "IF" ON SUNSET BLVD. IN HOLLYWOOD!". Mr. Robinson also was featured as the debonair, but aging leading man, Ernest in Tad Mosel's classic one-act about life in the theatre, "IMPROMPTU" as part of "JUST 4 FUN", a quartet of entertaining and unique one-act plays presented by THE EMMANUEL LUTHERAN ACTORS THEATRE ENSEMBLE( ELATE )at THE LINCOLN STEGMAN THEATRE, 6020 Radford Ave.,North Hollywood, Ca. 91606. DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON was nominated for a 2015 / 2016 ELATE SEASON TICKET HOLDER AWARD as Best Actor for his performance as Ernest in "IMPROMPTU," as part of "JUST 4 FUN," and Mr. Robinson is highlighted in the April 28th 2016 print issue and May 3, 2016 internet edition of the national entertainment industry magazine BACKSTAGE, interviewed in "I Got Cast: Darryl Maximilian Robinson". DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON was also recently thrilled and honored to appear as a Guest Actor discussing his life and career during the second half-hour of the RMCONAIR 9-19-2016 Edition of THE ACTOR'S CHOICE Hosted by noted arts and entertainment journalist RON BREWINGTON and which is not only available for viewing at www.rmconair.com and Youtube, but BROADWAYWORLD.COM'S STAGE TUBE as well. During the course of his more than four decade-long stage career, DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON has also earned critical praise for such classic roles as: Sir Thomas More in Director John Grassilli's 1984 University Players of The University of Missouri-St. Louis ( UMSL ) revival production of Robert Bolt's "A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS" at The Benton Hall Theatre; the title role of The Moor of Venice in Director Dr. James Barushok's 1984 StagePlayers of Northeastern Illinois University of Chicago revival production of William Shakespeare's "OTHELLO"; His Majesty, King Henry II of England in his own staging of The Excaliber Productions, Ltd. 1992-1993 revival production of James Goldman's "THE LION IN WINTER" at The Wabash Triangle Cafe of St. Louis, MO. ( the first documented staging of the work with a multiracial cast ); and mystery writer Andrew Wyke opposite gifted actor Sean Nix as Milo Tindle in his unique mounting of The Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago 2000 30th Anniversary Revival Production of Anthony Shaffer's Tony Award-winning Best Play "SLEUTH" at The Harrison Street Galleries Studio Theatre of Oak Park, IL. ( the first documented staging of the acclaimed play with an all African-American cast ). DARRYL MAXIMILIAN ROBINSON also recently garnered audiences' accolades for his performance as the determined prosecutor DISTRICT ATTORNEY FLINT in the ELATE 2017 revival production of AYN RAND'S "NIGHT OF JANUARY 16TH" at The Lincoln Stegman Theatre. Of his work in the show, Theatre Critic JOHN K. ADAMS in the print edition of the June 7, 2017 TOLUCAN TIMES AND CANYON CRIER wrote: "...ROBINSON LEADS THE TALENTED CAST, PLAYING THE PROSECUTING DISTRICT ATTORNEY WITH STYLE AND WIT." After 12 years as an Angelino, Mr. Robinson recently returned to his hometown of The Windy City for an extended visit. Last fall, Mr. Darryl Maximilian Robinson returned to appear on a Chicago Theatre stage for the first time in 17 years where he assumed the marvelous dual roles of MR. WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE MUSIC HALL ROYALE and The Honorable MAYOR THOMAS SAPSEA in skilled Director-Music Director ROBERT-ERIC WEST'S and talented Choreographer TAMARA DREW'S exciting SAINT SEBASTIAN PLAYERS OF CHICAGO revival production of amazing Composer / Lyricist / Book Author / Orchestrator RUPERT HOLMES' multiple TONY AWARD-WINNING SOLVE-IT-YOURSELF MUSICAL WHODUNIT "THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD" ( based on the final and unfinished novel by 19th-century English literary master CHARLES DICKENS ) which was presented Oct. 26th through Nov. 18th of 2018, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm in the lovely and intimate Black Box Theatre of the 100-year-old-plus ST. BONAVENTURE CHURCH, 1625 West Diversey, Chicago, IL. 60614. For his work in the show Mr. Robinson earned fine critical praise including: "But the real ringer is Darryl Maximilian Robinson, as the Chairman of the Music Hall Royale. It's a huge part that demands not just talent, but charm during his frequent interactions in a show that looks for a laugh at every turn and has no respect for the fourth wall." -- ART GETS OUT, Theatre Review of The Mystery of Edwin Drood - St. Sebastian Players Nov. 9, 2018. Posted Nov. 10, 2018. As well as:"Equally as impressive is the man keeping our cast in order the Chairman and Mr. William Cartwright, Darryl Maximilian Robinson. He has the audience rolling in their seats with his penchant for flair and mastery of comedic timing - including some very well timed pointed stares and slow blinks." -- ALEXIS BURGAJSKI, PICTURE THIS POST Saint Sebastian Players The Mystery of Edwin Drood Review Oct. 28, 2018. And also:"I attended a preview performance of The Mystery of Edwin Drood last night at the Saint Sebastian Players. This is a wonderful production led by long time Chicago theatre veteran Darryl Maximilian Robinson. Everything was top notch, from the direction, the choreography, the vocal performances, the costumes, the set, projections and props. This rarely mounted musical is a production you don't want to miss, all at a reasonable price." -- GERALD H. BAILEY, Artistic Director, Genesis Theatrical Productions at Visitor Posts of The Saint Sebastian Players Theatre Company Facebook Page Oct. 26, 2018. In addition to this fine critical praise, Darryl Maximilian Robinson's performance as Mr. William Cartwright, Your Chairman of The Music Hall Royale and The Mayor Thomas Sapsea of Cloisterham, England in The Mystery of Edwin Drood has been documented by Wikipedia, highlighted by a Youtube.com video entitled "Darryl Maximilian Robinson as The Chairman Mr. William Cartwright & Cast Go Off To The Races," and in November of 2019: The Year of Chicago Theatre, he received a 2019 Chicago BroadwayWorld.com Regional Theatre Award Nomination for Best Performer In A Musical or Revue ( Resident Non-Equity ) for his work in Rupert Holmes' brilliant, but seldom performed musical masterpiece, which was one of seven Chicago BWW Non-Equity Regional Theatre Award Nominations that The Saint Sebastian Players of Chicago revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood received. Mr. Robinson currently seeks both talent and literary representation in The Windy City and Los Angeles and continues to pursue opportunities to practice his craft in The Performing Arts. And, as always, he thanks God, family, friends and his fellow artists for their love and support!




Darryl Maximilian Robinson News

ESC'S Darryl Maximilian Robinson Wins 2022 Making The World Happening Award From Alle Photo ESC'S Darryl Maximilian Robinson Wins 2022 Making The World Happening Award From Allevents.in
by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2022

Darryl Maximilian Robinson, a veteran stage actor and play director, who is The Founder, Artistic Director and Producer of both the multiracial chamber theater, The Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago, and the video and theatre arts events group, The Excaliber Shakespeare Company Los Angeles Archival Project has been named a winner of a 2022 Making The World Happening Award from Allevents.in for his numerous online theatre-related offerings during the past to years of the catastrophic Covid-19 pandemic.

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022

Darryl Maximilian Robinson to Appear on THE ACTOR'S CHOICE Internet Show Photo Darryl Maximilian Robinson to Appear on THE ACTOR'S CHOICE Internet Show
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 11, 2022

On Monday April 18th at 11:00 am, veteran and award-winning actor and play director Darryl Maximilian Robinson will join long-time entertainment journalist and host Ron Brewington to discuss his most recent stage role of Mayor George Shinn in a new local revival of Meredith Willson's classic musical 'The Music Man' and the many contributions of the late, great screen legend Sir Sidney Poitier during his 4th visit to the Los Angeles-produced internet performing arts television show 'The Actor's Choice' which will stream live on YouTube.

Video: Darryl Maximilian Robinson Delivers Poe's 'El Dorado' At The Bruce Lee Statue Photo Video: Darryl Maximilian Robinson Delivers Poe's 'El Dorado' At The Bruce Lee Statue
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 29, 2021

Darryl Maximilian Robinson adds to the collection of his Excaliber Shakespeare Company Los Angeles Archival Project with an outdoor video recording of Edgar Allan Poe' 'El Dorado' presented at The Bruce Lee Statue in the Chinatown District of Downtown Los Angeles.

VIDEO: Darryl Maximilian Robinson Delivers Poe's 'Annabel Lee' At Santa Monica Pier Photo VIDEO: Darryl Maximilian Robinson Delivers Poe's 'Annabel Lee' At Santa Monica Pier
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2021

Veteran and award-winning stage actor and play director Darryl Maximilian Robinson shares a 'Street Theatre' rendition of American literary master Edgar Allan Poe's classic poem 'Annabel Lee' on the shore of the Pacific Ocean near Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California.

VIDEO: Darryl Maximilian Robinson Presents A Street Theatre Rendition Of Rudyard Kipl Photo VIDEO: Darryl Maximilian Robinson Presents A Street Theatre Rendition Of Rudyard Kipling's IF
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 28, 2021

When two young actors challenge -and, indeed, even dare - two older actors to suddenly present a speech or monologue on a crowded street full of passers-by, interesting things can happen. The result?: Darryl Maximilian Robinson performs Rudyard Kipling's 'If' on Sunset Blvd In Hollywood!

VIDEO: Darryl Maximilian Robinson Shares A KING LEAR Speech At LA's Historic Lincoln  Photo VIDEO: Darryl Maximilian Robinson Shares A KING LEAR Speech At LA's Historic Lincoln Heights Library
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2021

It was exactly one year ago at this time that a lone, veteran Shakespearean actor, ventured out into the streets of the Lincoln Heights neighborhood to present a speech from the works of the immortal bard that he believed reflected the times we were living through.

VIDEO: Darryl Maximilian Robinson Talks Politics And Craft On New May Edition Of THE  Photo VIDEO: Darryl Maximilian Robinson Talks Politics And Craft On New May Edition Of THE ACTOR'S CHOICE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2021

Darryl Maximilian Robinson joined veteran entertainment journalist and host Ron Brewington to discuss public theatre performance, politics, systemic racism, The Covid-19 Pandemic and The Oscars during his third appearance on 'The Actor's Choice'.

VIDEO: Darryl Maximilian Robinson Presents Street Theatre Version Of AS YOU LIKE IT M Photo VIDEO: Darryl Maximilian Robinson Presents Street Theatre Version Of AS YOU LIKE IT Monologue
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 27, 2020

Veteran and award-winning Chicago, St. Louis and Los Angeles stage actor and play director Darryl Maximilian Robinson (The Founder of The Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago and The ESC Los Angeles Archival Project ) presents a 'Street Theatre' rendition of 'The Seven Ages of Man' Speech as the character of Lord Jaques from William Shakespeare's 'As You Like It' in the historic Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. 

Darryl Maximilian Robinson Appear in The Ark Theatre Company of North Hollywood's THE Photo Darryl Maximilian Robinson Appear in The Ark Theatre Company of North Hollywood's THE DICK TRACY RADIO SHOW
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 16, 2020

Veteran and award-winning Chicago, St. Louis and Los Angeles stage actor and play director Darryl Maximilian Robinson has returned to the Greater Los Angeles area stage for the first time in more than two-and-a-half years to assume the role of The Announcer in the March 2020 Ark Theatre Company of North Hollywood, Ca.

Darryl Maximilian Robinson Videos

VIDEO: Darryl Maximilian Robinson Performs Two Versions of The Bard's St. Crispin's D VideoVIDEO: Darryl Maximilian Robinson Performs Two Versions of The Bard's St. Crispin's Day Speech in LA
by Stage Tube - Dec 26, 2019

For the holiday season veteran and award-winning stage actor and play director Darryl Maximilian Robinson ( The Founder, Artistic Director and Producer of the multiracial, non-Equity professional chamber theatre, The Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago and a classically-trained Los Angeles-based performer ) returned to his classical theatre experience ( he began his early professional stage career playing leading and featured roles with The 1982 National Shakespeare Company Tour of New York, The 1985 Indianapolis Shakespeare Festival and The 1989 Bristol Renaissance Faire of Kenosha, Wisconsin ) and reunited with talented editor, video-camerman and fellow actor Danny Belrose to record a less-than-perfect 'Street Theatre' rehearsal of the famed 'St. Crispin's Day Speech' as The King from William Shakespeare's 'Henry V' which Mr. Robinson presented upon the steps of The Entrance of LA's Historic Lincoln Heights Jail ( which he referred to as 'The Old Cypress Prison' ) on the afternoon of December 19, 2019 as part of a series of theatrical activities Mr. Robinson is sharing as part of The Excaliber Shakespeare Company Los Angeles Archival Project.

STAGE TUBE: Darryl Maximillian Robinson and John Ruskin
by Stage Tube - Sep 24, 2016

Actor Darryl Maximilian Robinson ( Los Angeles-based theatre artist and Founder, Artistic Director And Producer of The Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago ) and Actor John Ruskin ( Founder and Authorized Instructor of The Meisner Technique at The Ruskin School of Acting in Santa Monica ) were the guests Monday Septemper 19th on THE ACTOR'S CHOICE, the informational arts program hosted by noted entertainment and performing arts journalist Ron Brewington and which is currently streaming on Youtube.com.

STAGE TUBE: Kentwood Players' RAGTIME - Highlights!
by Stage Tube - Mar 16, 2013

Kentwood Players presents the 1998 Tony Award-winning musical 'RAGTIME' with book by Terrence McNally, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and music by Stephen Flaherty now playing through April 20 at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue, Westchester, Calif. The production is directed by Susan Goldman Weisbarth, with Musical Director Bill Wolfe, Choreographer Victoria Miller, and produced by Margie Bates and Gail Bernardi by special arrangement with Music Theatre International. BroadwayWorld brings you video highlights from the show below!