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J. Robert Spencer

 

Stage Credits

  [East Haddam, CT (Regional)]
Goodspeed Musicals Original Production, 2019
Preacher
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2009
Dan
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Nick Massi
  [Off-Broadway]
Musicals in Mufti Concert, 2005
Charley/Arthur/Fireman
  [San Diego, CA (Regional)]
Regional Premiere, 2004
Nick Massi
  [Regional (US)]
Old Globe Production, 2004
Drake/Rooster Bob
  [US Tour]
Touring Revival, 1999
Woody Mahoney
  [St. Paul, MN (Regional)]
World Premiere, 1999
Ensemble
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
World Premiere, 1999
Backup Singer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Performer (Swing)

 

Stage

Performances
  [East Haddam, CT (Regional)]
Goodspeed Musicals Original Production, 2019
Preacher

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2009
Dan

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Nick Massi

  [Off-Broadway]
Musicals in Mufti Concert, 2005
Charley/Arthur/Fireman

  [San Diego, CA (Regional)]
Regional Premiere, 2004
Nick Massi

  [Regional (US)]
Old Globe Production, 2004
Drake/Rooster Bob

  [US Tour]
Touring Revival, 1999
Woody Mahoney

  [St. Paul, MN (Regional)]
World Premiere, 1999
Ensemble

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
World Premiere, 1999
Backup Singer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1997
Performer (Swing)


J. Robert Spencer Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
J. Robert Spencer, Next to Normal

J. Robert Spencer News

BROADWAY'S J. ROBERT SPENCER (JERSEY BOYS, NEXT TO NORMAL) BRINGS NEW SHOW at The Eis Photo BROADWAY'S J. ROBERT SPENCER (JERSEY BOYS, NEXT TO NORMAL) BRINGS NEW SHOW at The Eisemann Center
by Lorens Portalatin - Oct 10, 2021

TONY AWARD-NOMINEE J. ROBERT SPENCER, BEST-KNOWN FOR ORIGINATING ROLES IN BROADWAY’S JERSEY BOYS AND NEXT TO NORMAL, BRINGS NEW SHOW “7000 MILES TO BROADWAY” TO RICHARDSON’S EISEMANN CENTER One-night-only - November 18, 2021 • Tickets on Sale Now

Broadway's J. Robert Spencer Brings New Show To Eisemann Center Photo Broadway's J. Robert Spencer Brings New Show To Eisemann Center
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 8, 2021

The hits of Broadway will travel to Richardson this November as Broadway veteran and 2009 Best Leading Actor in a Musical Tony Award nominee (Next to Normal) J. ROBERT SPENCER brings his show 7000 MILES TO BROADWAY to the Charles W. Eisemann Center's Hill Performance Hall on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.

Where Are They Now? Catch Up on the Careers of the Original Cast of JERSEY BOYS Photo Where Are They Now? Catch Up on the Careers of the Original Cast of JERSEY BOYS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 22, 2021

In our new series, 'Where Are They Now?' we're taking a look back at some of our favorite original Broadway casts, and catching up with their careers! Next up, the original cast of Jersey Boys!

Christy Altomare, Ethan Slater, Ryan Scott Oliver & More Announced for Broadway Buske Photo Christy Altomare, Ethan Slater, Ryan Scott Oliver & More Announced for Broadway Buskers Concert Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 1, 2021

Broadway Buskers, Times Square Alliance’s concert series celebrating the performers and singer-songwriters of the theater community, will return to the Plazas of Times Square in anticipation of Broadway’s reopening this fall.

BOOBS! THE MUSICAL Original Cast Reunion Will Stream on Richard Skipper Celebrates To Photo BOOBS! THE MUSICAL Original Cast Reunion Will Stream on Richard Skipper Celebrates Tomorrow
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2021

Boobs! The Musical: The World According To Ruth Wallis is a musical revue based on the music and lyrics of 50's/60's star Ruth Wallis. Using 23 of her songs, Boobs! tells the story of Wallis' international career and struggles with performing her naughty songs.

BOOBS! THE MUSICAL 18th Anniversary Original Cast Reunion Announced Photo BOOBS! THE MUSICAL 18th Anniversary Original Cast Reunion Announced
by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2021

Boobs! The Musical: The World According To Ruth Wallis is a musical revue based on the music and lyrics of 50's/60's star Ruth Wallis. Using 23 of her songs, Boobs! tells the story of Wallis' international career and struggles with performing her naughty songs.

VIDEO: On This Day, April 15- NEXT TO NORMAL Opens On Broadway Photo VIDEO: On This Day, April 15- NEXT TO NORMAL Opens On Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 15, 2021

On this day in 2009, the emotional new musical Next to Normal celebrated its opening night on Broadway.

Theater Stories: SUNDAY IN THE PARK, NEXT TO NORMAL, FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME & More Ab Photo Theater Stories: SUNDAY IN THE PARK, NEXT TO NORMAL, FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME & More About The Booth Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 14, 2021

Today's Theater Stories features the Booth Theatre! Learn about some of the theatre's best-known shows including Sunday in the Park with George, Next to Normal, Freestyle Love Supreme, and many more!

Tickets Now On Sale For 'Perfect for You: An Evening with Alice Ripley and J. Robert  Photo Tickets Now On Sale For 'Perfect for You: An Evening with Alice Ripley and J. Robert Spencer'
by Stephi Wild - Nov 27, 2020

Tickets are now on sale for Perfect for You: An Evening with Alice Ripley and J. Robert Spencer, which will open Savannah Repertory Theatre's 20/21 digital season on December 11th with Video On Demand available through December 18th.

Alice Ripley and J. Robert Spencer to Headline Savannah Repertory Theatre's 20/21 Dig Photo Alice Ripley and J. Robert Spencer to Headline Savannah Repertory Theatre's 20/21 Digital Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 23, 2020

Savannah Repertory Theatre has announced their 20/21 digital season, which will kick off December 11th with Perfect for You: An Evening with Alice Ripley and J. Robert Spencer. Also announced at this time are Brilliant Traces by Cindy Lou Johnson, and New Works productions of Witch Dance and Be Your Own Yenta! by Stuart B Meyers.

J. Robert Spencer Videos

Broadway Rewind: NEXT TO NORMAL Brings Family Drama to Bryant Park in 2010 VideoBroadway Rewind: NEXT TO NORMAL Brings Family Drama to Bryant Park in 2010
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 13, 2020

Today we flashback to 2010, when Next to Normal performed on the Bryant Park stage. Next to Normal opened on April 15, 2009 at the Booth Theatre, where it played for 733 performances. Directed by Michael Greif, the musical starred Alice Ripley, J. Robert Spencer, Adam Chanler-Berat, Jennifer Damiano, Aaron Tveit and Louis Hobson.

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE Reunite to Sing 'What I Got' VideoVIDEO: Watch the Cast of BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE Reunite to Sing 'What I Got'
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2020

The cast of Because of Winn Dixie reunites to perform 'What I Got' over Zoom.

#TBT: NEXT TO NORMAL Opens Off-Broadway! Video#TBT: NEXT TO NORMAL Opens Off-Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 18, 2019

It's definitely not just another day because this week, the Tony Award-winning musical Next to Normal celebrates the tenth anniversary of opening at Broadway's Booth Theatre! In honor of the occasion, we're looking back at the show's Off-Broadway opening at Second Stage Theater with Alice Ripley, Brian D'Arcy James, Aaron Tveit, Jenn Damiano, and more! Check out all the footage below to see why Next to Normal is perfect for you!

VIDEO: Cast of JERSEY BOYS Performs Medley on Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 27, 2015

The cast of the long-running hit musical JERSEY BOYS, now celebrating ten years on Broadway, performed a medley of songs on yesterday's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS.

BWW TV: They're Back! The Midtown Men Preview Their NYC Homecoming Concert at the Beacon Theatre!
by Randy Rainbow - Jun 18, 2015

The Midtown Men, the vocal group comprised of four stars from the Original Broadway Cast of Jersey Boys, will soon make their long awaited New York City homecoming on June 20th, 2015 at New York's famed Beacon Theatre (2124 Broadway, NYC). Music icons Shirley Alston Reeves (The Shirelles) and Gene Cornish (The Rascals) will be special guest stars for the one night only concert, performing hits from the 1960s that made them legends. The duo joins the group, led by Tony Award-winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard, and Tony Award-nominee J. Robert Spencer, who after performing nearly 400 concerts across North America, will sing their celebrated arrangements of the greatest hits of the 1960s at the Beacon, their final show of this year's tour. The quartet recently sat down with BroadwayWorld to chat about the upcoming concert and to give us a special a cappella preview Check it out below!

VIDEO: Cast of JERSEY BOYS Perform Medley of Hits on GMA!
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 26, 2014

JERSEY BOYS cast members Joseph Leo Bwarie, Richard H. Blake, Quinn VanAntwerp and Nathan Scherich stopped by this morning's GMA to perform their 'Big 3' Medley of songs from the smash Broadway musical.

AUDIO: Rachel York, J. Robert Spencer & More Sing from ME AND MISS MONROE
by Stage Tube - Aug 7, 2013

"Me and Miss Monroe" starring Rachel York as Marilyn Monroe, features a book and lyrics by Charles Leipart and music by William Goldstein. "Me and Miss Monroe" was directed at AMAS Musical Theatre by John Rando, choreographed by Christopher Gatelli, and presented in association with Chase Mishkin. Check out two songs from the show below!

BWW TV: Watch Previews from NYMF 2013- J. Robert Spencer, Annie Golden, Malcolm Gets & More; BWW Again Joins as Industry Sponsor
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 8, 2013

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) presented a special preview of the 2013 featuring musical selections from: Julian Po, The Water Dream, Mother Divine, Marry Harry, Crossing Swords, Legacy Falls, Standby, Volleygirls and Dizzy Miss Lizzie's Roadside Revue Presents The Brontes. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out a preview below!

STAGE TUBE: The Midtown Men Record Van Zandt's New Arrangement of 'All Alone on Christmas'
by Stage Tube - Dec 6, 2012

The Midtown Men, original cast members from Broadway's Jersey Boys, recently collaborated with writer and musician Stevie Van Zandt to record a new version of Van Zandt's 'All Alone on Christmas.' Van Zandt has re-arranged the song for The Midtown Men, which marks their first Christmas single. Go inside the recording studio and hear part of this new song through this making of video.

STAGE TUBE: The Midtown Men Return to Bass Hall!
by Stage Tube - Nov 14, 2012

After making their Fort Worth debut last season, The Midtown Men return to Bass Performance Hall for two performances on December 1, as shown in this newly-released promo for their show.


J. Robert Spencer Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has J. Robert Spencer been in?
J. Robert Spencer has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has J. Robert Spencer been in?
J. Robert Spencer has not appeared in the West End

What awards has J. Robert Spencer been nominated for?
Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for Next to Normal .