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Michael Roberts

 
Birth Place:
New York
Bio:
THEATER Michael Roberts is the creator of the hit Off-Broadway comedy GOLF: THE MUSICAL. After its critically-acclaimed 2003-2004 Off-Broadway run at the John Houseman Theater, GOLF was revived Off-Broadway twice, and has played in twenty-five US states, and numerous countries, including ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: New York

Bio:
THEATER Michael Roberts is the creator of the hit Off-Broadway comedy GOLF: THE MUSICAL. After its critically-acclaimed 2003-2004 Off-Broadway run at the John Houseman Theater, GOLF was revived Off-Broadway twice, and has played in twenty-five US states, and numerous countries, including ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1963
Londoner [Replacement]
Bill Sikes (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1960
Becker
Singer
Lt. Schmidt (Understudy)
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1957
Resident of River City [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1957
Guard
Mr. Morphky
Rookie Cop
Singer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1952
Singer

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2019]
Producer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Book
Music and Lyrics

Writing

Composer & Lyricist

Photos

Scott Coulter, Kelli Rabke, Michael Roberts and Rachel Kaufman Photo

Scott Coulter, Kelli Rabke, Michael Roberts and Rachel Kaufman

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05/10/2022
Michael Roberts, Kurt Peterson and Frank Dain Photo

Michael Roberts, Kurt Peterson and Frank Dain

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05/10/2022
Michael Roberts, Frank Dain and Craig Pemranz Photo

Michael Roberts, Frank Dain and Craig Pemranz

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05/10/2022
ASA Board members-Carolyn Montgomery, Robin Westle, Michael Roberts, Frank Dain, Crai Photo

ASA Board members-Carolyn Montgomery, Robin Westle, Michael Roberts, Frank Dain, Craig Pomranz and Ann Kittredge

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Date:
05/10/2022

 

Stage

Performances
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1963
Londoner [Replacement]

Bill Sikes (Understudy) [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1960
Becker

Singer

Lt. Schmidt (Understudy)

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1957
Resident of River City [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1957
Guard

Mr. Morphky

Rookie Cop

Singer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1952
Singer

Productions

[Broadway, 2019]
Producer

[Off-Broadway, 2014]
Book

Music and Lyrics

Writing
Composer & Lyricist

Michael Roberts Biography

THEATER

Michael Roberts is the creator of the hit Off-Broadway comedy GOLF: THE MUSICAL. After its critically-acclaimed 2003-2004 Off-Broadway run at the John Houseman Theater, GOLF was revived Off-Broadway twice, and has played in twenty-five US states, and numerous countries, including Japan, New Zealand, Germany, Finland, Canada and Scotland.

Following the success of GOLF, Roberts was asked by two-time TONY nominee Joel Blum to create a one-man show about Bob Hope. Roberts responded with the play THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES, which premiered at Peoria's Prairie Theater in 2006, with a second production in Marin, CA in 2010.

Roberts and playwright Charlie Schulman collaborated on a show about French 19th-Century flatulence artist Joseph Pujol, THE FARTISTE, which won the award for Best Musical at the 2006 New York International Fringe Festival. The show transferred Off-Broadway in the 2011-2012 season, and was followed by a concert performance at The Charing Cross Theatre on London's West End.

During this period, Roberts also composed the incidental music for MY SECRET GARDEN at New York's 45th Street Theater, and The Storm Theatre's TIDINGS BROUGHT TO MARY. He also arranged and produced incidental music for the touring version of the Off-Broadway hit JEWTOPIA. In 2013, GREED: A Musical For Our Times, opened at The Playroom Theater in New York’s Time Square and then transferred to the larger New World Stages, starring Tony-nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo.

In 2018 Roberts and Schulman debuted their new musical GOLDSTEIN Off Broadway at New York’s legendary Actor’s Temple Theater in Times Square. The show starred Broadway veterans Megan McGinnis, Aaron Galligen Sterle, Jim Stanek and Julie Benko. This work found Roberts in a more serious vein, with its story of conflict within a Jewish immigrant family. In Autumn of 2017, Broadway legend Betty Buckley recorded a song from the show (“Beloved”). The show received a Off-Broadway Alliance nomination for Best Musical.

In May, 2019 Michael debuted a new 10-minute musical at The Writer's Voice 10 Minute Play Festival at the Marjorie S Deane Little Theater in New York City.

FILM/TV
Roberts was staff composer for Rupert Holmes’ Emmy-Award-Winning sitcom “Remember WENN”, which appeared on the AMC Network from 1996-1998. (Roberts also made cameo appearances in two episodes.) Additional work with Holmes from that period includes music for the Dennis Leary film “Love Walked In (Tri-Star/Sony). Other television music from that period included work for Bravo and The Golf Channel. He also composed music for short films, including The AFS Story and the award-winning Lemonade Stand.

AWARDS
In addition to his winning Best Musical at the 2006 NYC International Fringe Festival, Roberts has won three ASCAP Plus Awards. He was also a nominee for a 2013 BroadwayWorld Award, and a 2018 Off-Broadway Alliance Award.

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Michael Roberts News

Photos: See Liz Callaway, Tovah Feldshuh & More on the Red Carpet of the American Son Photo Photos: See Liz Callaway, Tovah Feldshuh & More on the Red Carpet of the American Songbook Association Gala
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 10, 2022

American Songbook Association recently hosted the Third Annual Gala to honor Stephen Schwartz on Monday, May 9 at 7:30 PM. Schwartz - the Oscar, Grammy and Tony-winning composer and lyricist of Wicked, Pippin, Godspell and more - received the 2022 ASA Lifetime Achievement Award.

Photos: American Songbook Association Celebrates Stephen Schwartz at Third Annual Gal Photo Photos: American Songbook Association Celebrates Stephen Schwartz at Third Annual Gala
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 10, 2022

American Songbook Association recently hosted the Third Annual Gala to honor Stephen Schwartz on Monday, May 9 at 7:30 PM. Schwartz - the Oscar, Grammy and Tony-winning composer and lyricist of Wicked, Pippin, Godspell and more - received the 2022 ASA Lifetime Achievement Award.

BWW Interview: Carolyn Montgomery of AMERICAN SONGBOOK ASSOCIATION 2022 GALA at Merki Photo BWW Interview: Carolyn Montgomery of AMERICAN SONGBOOK ASSOCIATION 2022 GALA at Merkin Hall At Kaufman Music Center
by Michael Walters - May 5, 2022

The 2022 American Songbook Association Gala will honor Stephen Schwartz on Monday, May 9 -An interview with ASA co-founder Carolyn Montgomery

Liz Callaway, Sally Mayes & More Join American Songbook Association Gala Honoring Ste Photo Liz Callaway, Sally Mayes & More Join American Songbook Association Gala Honoring Stephen Schwartz
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022

American Songbook Association has announced that Broadway stars Christine Andreas, Liz Callaway, Jason Graae, and Sally Mayes have joined the lineup of their Third Annual Gala to honor Stephen Schwartz on Monday, May 9 at 7:30 PM.

Stephen Schwartz to be Honored at American Songbook Association Gala Photo Stephen Schwartz to be Honored at American Songbook Association Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 22, 2022

American Songbook Association has announced that their Third Annual Gala will honor Stephen Schwartz on Monday, May 9, 2022 at 7:30 PM. Schwartz – the Oscar, Grammy and Tony-winning composer and lyricist of Wicked, Pippin, Godspell and more – will receive the 2022 ASA Lifetime Achievement Award.

Lane Bradbury Brings MON HISTOIRE EN CHANSONS FRANCAISES to Pangea Photo Lane Bradbury Brings MON HISTOIRE EN CHANSONS FRANCAISES to Pangea
by Stephi Wild - Feb 1, 2022

The original “Dainty June” in the 1959 Broadway production of Gypsy is presenting a cabaret program of classic French compositions in her new show, MON HISTOIRE EN CHANSONS FRANCAISES.

Ann Kittredge, Michael Roberts, and Robin Westle Join The Board Of The American Songb Photo Ann Kittredge, Michael Roberts, and Robin Westle Join The Board Of The American Songbook Association
by Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2021

The American Songbook Association Inc. along with its official magazine, Cabaret Scenes, welcomes three new board members: Ann Kittredge of Forest Hills, Michael Roberts of Manhattan, and Robin Westle of Westchester County and Manhattan.

Traci Lester Named Executive Director of​​​​​​​ The Center for Fiction Photo Traci Lester Named Executive Director of​​​​​​​ The Center for Fiction
by Stephi Wild - May 22, 2021

Ms. Lester succeeds Interim Executive Director Michael Roberts who assumed the role last June after the retirement of longtime Director Noreen Tomassi. Ms. Lester was selected after an extensive national search and began the role on April 6, 2021.

ABT, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago & Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Will Come Toge Photo ABT, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago & Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Will Come Together for Virtual Company Class
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 1, 2020

Dancers from American Ballet Theatre, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater will come together for two virtual company classes on Tuesday, June 2 and Thursday, June 4. Each hour and a half class, beginning at 12 Noon ET, will stream on Facebook Live and Instagram @ABTOfficial.

Stephen Hanks' Cabaret All-Stars Fight Cancer In Memory of Charlotte Patton at Hidden Photo Stephen Hanks' Cabaret All-Stars Fight Cancer In Memory of Charlotte Patton at Hidden Cabaret
by Stephen Hanks - Feb 24, 2020

STEPHEN HANKS' CABARET ALL-STARS FIGHT CANCER, a fundraiser dedicated to the late cabaret performer Charlotte Patton, will be presented on March 10, 2020 at 7 pm at Hidden Cabaret (at The Secret Room), Behind the Cooper Door at 707 8th Avenue, between 44th and 45th Streets. Featuring Musical Theater Composer Michael Roberts at the piano, the roster of All-Stars include: Sandra Bargman, Remy Block, Lane Bradbury, Bruce Clough, Meg Flather, Laurie Krauz, Erica Linn, Jeff Macauley, Marissa Mulder, Craig Pomranz, Scott Raneri, Julie Reyburn, Sarah Rice, Billie Roe and Tom Toce. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Melanoma Research Foundation. Main table tickets are $20 and can be purchased at www.hiddencabaret.com/march-10th.

Michael Roberts Videos

VIDEO: Darius de Haas Records 'Real Thing' for ALL THE POSSIBILITIES: BROADWAY SINGS  VideoVIDEO: Darius de Haas Records 'Real Thing' for ALL THE POSSIBILITIES: BROADWAY SINGS WARTOFSKY
by Stage Tube - Mar 29, 2019

Darius de Haas (Shuffle Along, Rent, Children of Eden) is looking very animated lately, especially as presented in a new cartoonified recording session video of "Real Thing," released today, Friday, March 29, as a single from the album "All the Possibilities: Broadway Sings Wartofsky" on Yellow Sound Label.

MEGA STAGE TUBE: Kyle Dean Massey, Bradley Dean & More Sing Bobby Cronin at 54 Below
by Stage Tube - Nov 5, 2013

On Oct 29, award-winning composer/lyricist Bobby Cronin made his concert debut at 54 Below. The songs performed were selected from his musicals: W2ML (under a Broadway option), Sunset City (Running Deer Theatre Lab 2013), The Concrete Jungle (workshop March 2014), Daybreak (London's Tristan Bates Theatre 2012), and 'Til Death Do Us Part (2012 Alec Baldwin Fellowship Winner).

STAGE TUBE: Bobby Cronin Makes 54 Below Debut 10/29
by Robert Diamond - Oct 21, 2013

After many sold-out concerts throughout NYC and London (including Birdland, Joe's Pub, and headlining the Songbook Series at Lincoln Center & St. James Theatre), award-winning composer/lyricist Bobby Cronin makes his full-concert 54 Below debut with songs from his musicals: W2ML (under a Broadway option), Sunset City (Running Deer Theatre Lab 2013), The Concrete Jungle (workshop March 2014), Daybreak (London's Tristan Bates Theatre 2012), and 'Til Death Do Us Part (2012 Alec Baldwin Fellowship Winner) on Tuesday, October 29th at 9 PM.

STAGE TUBE: JERRY O'CONNELL Announces Charity Night at SEMINAR March 21 for Givenik
by Christina Mancuso - Mar 16, 2012

Jerry O'Connell, star of the Broadway play, SEMINAR, announces a special charity event through Givenik.com, donating 5% of proceeds from all ticket sales for the March 21st performance to Lark Play Development Center. Watch his YouTube video promotion here!

STAGE TUBE: I AM THEATRE Project - Michael Robertson
by Stage Tube - Feb 16, 2012

BroadwayWorld.com is excited to share a weekly series developed by the Theatre Communications Group! This week managing director Michael Robertson shares pivotal moments in his theatre career and why the arts matter to him!


Michael Roberts Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Michael Roberts been in?
Michael Roberts has appeared on Broadway in 5 shows.

How many West End shows has Michael Roberts been in?
Michael Roberts has not appeared in the West End

How many shows has Michael Roberts written?
Michael Roberts has written 1 shows including Goldstein (Composer & Lyricist).