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Robert Bannon

 
Birth Place:
New Jersey
Bio:
Robert Bannon has been dazzling audiences on the stage and screen for years, his emotive and powerful vocals and knack for comedy bringing people by turns to tears of emotion, laughter and elation, and always to their feet. Now, the accomplished and lauded cabaret singer and "Saturday Night ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: New Jersey

Bio:
Robert Bannon has been dazzling audiences on the stage and screen for years, his emotive and powerful vocals and knack for comedy bringing people by turns to tears of emotion, laughter and elation, and always to their feet. Now, the accomplished and lauded cabaret singer and "Saturday Night ... (read complete bio)

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London Return Engagement at the Barbican, 2019
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Robert Bannon Biography

Robert Bannon has been dazzling audiences on the stage and screen for years, his emotive and powerful vocals and knack for comedy bringing people by turns to tears of emotion, laughter and elation, and always to their feet.


Now, the accomplished and lauded cabaret singer and "Saturday Night Live" actor is about to release "Unfinished Business," his debut album set for release in 2021. The highly anticipated album features Bannon's versatile vocal talents and includes duets with Grammy Nominee Jane Monheit and recording star Loren Smith. "Unfinished Business" consists of two originals and 11 classic songs by a variety of American Songbook crowd pleasers running the gamut from Frank Sinatra to Johnny Mercer to Whitney Houston. Bannon recorded the album in his home studio with all musicians adhering to social distancing guidelines.



The album's first single, a powerful rendition of the Bette Midler song, "From a Distance," is a highly emotional and inspiring performance that sums up 2020 perfectly, providing an unforgettable, uplifting soundtrack to a tumultuous year. The track spotlights Bannon's unforgettable and emotive rich, soaring voice and vocal flourishes as he signs of a hopeful, peaceful and prosperous future.



The album was produced by international cabaret superstar Lee Lassack. In 2020, Bannon and Lassack co-hosted the virtual sensation, ‚ÄúQuarantine, Cabaret, and Cocktails," a weekly live stream on Facebook and YouTube that has reunited the Broadway casts of ‚ÄúFrozen,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúAladdin‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúMrs. Doubtfire‚ÄĚ and featured Broadway legends like Lea Salonga, Chita Rivera, Shoshana Bean and many more. They have also hosted the applauded "Best of Broadway and Music" on Facebook Live and YouTube.



Bannon, a tireless performer, brings a wealth of experience and rave reviews to listeners. In addition to his work on "Saturday Night Live" the past three years, Bannon has performed with a number of rhythm-and-blues, jazz and comedy icons including Patti LaBelle, George Benson and Whoopi Goldberg at legendary venues like Madison Square Garden, the Beacon Theatre and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Bannon also sang for Bill and Hillary Clinton during for Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center and for Hillary Clinton at a Martin Luther King Day event at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.



Bannon has also traveled the country performing his hit one-man show, "Unfinished Business," including at New York's famed Feinstein's/54 Below cabaret. The autobiographical performance traces Bannon's journey from his time at the prestigious Juilliard Prep School to giving up music to become a teacher and finding his way back to the stage. He's also performed in national touring and regional productions of ‚ÄúMy Big Gay Italian Wedding," ‚ÄúRent,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúWe Will Rock You,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúMy Way‚ÄĚ and many more.



Robert Bannon has been singing since he was 12. He is a graduate of the William Esper Conservatory and Juilliard Prep, both in Manhattan. Bannon was admitted into the very first Juilliard Prep class for musical theater under the direction of Broadway icon Bertin Roswer at Lincoln Center. A Fort Lee, New Jersey, resident and native of Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, Bannon spends his "downtime" from singing and performing in the classroom as a 5th grade history teacher in North Bergen, New Jersey.




Robert Bannon News

Robert Bannon & Alyssa Wray to Join LIVE WITH RYE & FRIENDS ON BROADWAY at the Triad  Photo Robert Bannon & Alyssa Wray to Join LIVE WITH RYE & FRIENDS ON BROADWAY at the Triad Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 8, 2022

Live with Rye & Friends on Broadway will continue its one-year celebration on Sunday, December 11, 2022, at the Triad Theatre at 8:00 pm. Joining the continuing anniversary show as special guests are musical theater singing sensation Robert Bannon and American Idol Season 19 Top 10 finalist Alyssa Wray.

MJ's Myles Frost to Take Part in The Broadway Lecture Series at Montclair State Unive Photo MJ's Myles Frost to Take Part in The Broadway Lecture Series at Montclair State University
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2022

The Broadway Lecture Series will present Tony-Winning superstar Myles Frost who stars as Michael Jackson in the hit Broadway musical 'MJ,' to Montclair State University for the Lectures series debut on Monday, November 28th at 7 pm. 

Robert Bannon to Return to Feinstein's At Vitello's With REWIND in November Photo Robert Bannon to Return to Feinstein's At Vitello's With REWIND in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 2, 2022

SNL Performer, Recording Artist, and host of 'The Roundtable,' Robert Bannon will return to Feinstein's At Vitello's in Studio City, CA. to perform his 'Rewind' concert on November 10th, 2002. The show comes direct from NYC where it was performed to sold out crowds and recorded for a live album.

Interview: Robert Bannon of REWIND at The Green Room 42 Photo Interview: Robert Bannon of REWIND at The Green Room 42
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 16, 2022

Actor, singer, teacher and chat show host Robert Bannon lands in the hot seat this week, as he prepares to go live at The Green Room 42, for a live recording.

Tony Winning Star Of MJ, Myles Frost, to Appear At Montclair State University's Broad Photo Tony Winning Star Of MJ, Myles Frost, to Appear At Montclair State University's Broadway Lecture Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 13, 2022

The Tony Winning Superstar Myles Frost, currently starring as Michael Jackson in 'MJ '' on Broadway is coming to Montclair State University for the debut of The Broadway Lecture Series on November 28th at 7pm. This event will be live and in-person.

See BROADWAY FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS IN CONCERT & More at The Green Room 42 in Octobe Photo See BROADWAY FOR REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS IN CONCERT & More at The Green Room 42 in October
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2022

The Green Room 42 has announced its October line-up for in-person cabaret performances. October will feature new installments of Broadway Sessions, At This Performance, Villain: DeBlanks and much more.ARTZ

10 Videos of Robert Bannon That You Will Want To REWIND While Waiting For His The Gre Photo 10 Videos of Robert Bannon That You Will Want To REWIND While Waiting For His The Green Room 42 Show
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 21, 2022

Multi-hyphenate Robert Bannon will be singing and sharing at The Green Room 42 (and recording, too), so Broadway World Cabaret has been gathering a collection of his online videos to share with has fans and followers.

Robert Bannon Will Return With REWIND At The Green Room 42 October 22nd Photo Robert Bannon Will Return With REWIND At The Green Room 42 October 22nd
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 15, 2022

Robert Bannon prepares an encore of his show REWIND for a live recording on October 22nd at Manhattan nightclub The Green Room 42.

Analise Scarpaci to Join LIVE WITH RYE & FRIENDS ON BROADWAY Photo Analise Scarpaci to Join LIVE WITH RYE & FRIENDS ON BROADWAY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2022

The popular weekly Broadway talk show Live with Rye & Friends on Broadway, now at the Broadway Makers Marketplace and hosted by renowned talk show Host & Producer Rye Myers 'Your Broadway & Entertainment BFF!' will welcome Broadway actress and performer Analise Scarpaci.

Joey Contreras Joins The Broadway Talk Show Live With Rye & Friends On Broadway This  Photo Joey Contreras Joins The Broadway Talk Show Live With Rye & Friends On Broadway This Sunday
by A.A. Cristi - May 12, 2022

The popular weekly Broadway talk show Live with Rye & Friends on Broadway, now at the Broadway Makers Marketplace and hosted by renowned talk show Host & Producer Rye Myers 'Your Broadway & Entertainment BFF!' welcomes Joey Contreras as a special guest on this week's show. Contreras is a musical theatre and pop songwriter internationally known for his four studio albums, Love Me, Love Me Not, Young Kind of Love, Joyride, and In Pieces: A New Musical (Highlights). 


Robert Bannon Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Robert Bannon been in?
Robert Bannon has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Robert Bannon been in?
Robert Bannon has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Robert Bannon's first West End show?
Robert Bannon's first West End show was Jesus Christ Superstar which opened in 2019