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Robert Bannon

Birth Place: New Jersey

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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, “Quarantine, Cabaret, and Cocktails," a weekly live stream on Facebook and YouTube that has reunited the Broadway casts of “Frozen,” “Aladdin” and “Mrs. Doubtfire” 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 “My Big Gay Italian Wedding," “Rent,” “We Will Rock You,” “My Way” 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.

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MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING Set For 20th Anniversary Celebration Performance At Ocean Resort And Casino

'Join the celebration of the 20th anniversary of 'My Big Gay Italian Wedding' with a special performance at Ocean Resort and Casino. Don't miss this one-night-only event on October 7th, 2023 at 8:00 PM in Ovation Hall.'

The Roundtable With Robert Bannon Welcomes Javier Munoz, Mandy Gonzalez, Lin Shaye, Maysa, Air Supply, and More

The Roundtable with Robert Bannon brings you a week of exciting conversations with stars like Lin Shaye, Mandy Gonzalez, Javier Munoz, and more! Tune in for captivating discussions on art and artists.

Broadway Podcast Network Announces Premiere Of THE ROUNDTABLE WITH ROBERT BANNON Podcast

The Broadway Podcast Network (BPN) announces “The Roundtable” podcast has joined the network, hosted by award-winning recording artist and actor Robert Bannon. Each week features guests from Broadway, stage, screen, and social media to talk about the journey of entertainment, with live episodes on Thursday nights on Facebook and YouTube.

Music Review: Robbie Rozelle Sings Songs Of The City On New Single ANOTHER HUNDRED PEOPLE/WHAT MORE DO I NEED

“When I create these, I usually go to the MD and say ‘Here’s what I’m thinking’ and sing it ... In this case, Yasuhiko Fukuoka played it (skeptically), and then, after, he paused and said, “Oh, this is brilliant”.

Review: Robbie Rozelle Returns To Birdland Theater With BRING ME GIANTS

Robbie Rozelle has a family night at Birdland Theater.

Interview: Robbie Rozelle of BRING ME GIANTS at Birdland Theater

Prolific cabaret artist and Broadway Records A&R Director sits down with Broadway World Cabaret editor for an intimate chat about BRING ME GIANTS.

Review: ROUNDTABLE Host and SNL Alum Robert Bannon Kicks Off Pride With ROBERT BANNON'S PRIDE PLAYLIST At 54 Below

ROBERT BANNON’S PRIDE PLAYLIST at 54 below will most definitely make Bobby’s list of Pride Events Of The Season.

See HANDS ON A HARDBODY Reunion Concert, Jenn Colella, Shaun Cassidy & More at 54 Below in June

This month, 54 BELOW will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Robbie Rozelle, Marquis Hitchcock & John Michael Dias to Join Robert Bannon at 54 Below

Robert Bannon will be joined on stage by Robbie Rozelle, Marquis Hitchcock and John Michael Dias ('Miss Evita Loca') at 54 BELOW on June 2nd, 2023 at 9:30pm.

Marilyn Maye, Rashad McPherson, and More to Play 54 Below Next Week

Next week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club and 2022 Tony Awards Honoree for Excellence in the Theatre, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work. 

Upcoming Performances to Celebrate Pride at 54 Below

54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club and 2022 Tony Awards® Honoree for Excellence in the Theatre, has announced special programming throughout the month of June. From Clint Holmes’ dazzling tribute to Peter Allen to the return engagement of Jenn Colella’s sold out show to Rebecca Clark’s uncanny Barbra Streisand concert, the PRIDE month events will celebrate the LGBTQ+ community.

Robert Bannon Will Kick Off Pride At 54 Below Next Month

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Robert Bannon in “Robert Bannon's Pride Playlist” on June 2nd, 2023 at 9:30pm. Join Robert for a special, one night only celebration of the divas who created some of the most iconic queer anthems in history. Enjoy his emotive, soaring voice and knack for comedy as he serenades you with songs from from Whitney to Elton, and beyond.

Kerry Butler and Eden Espinosa to Join Robert Bannon for THE BROADWAY LECTURE SERIES

Tony-Nominated funny lady Kerry Butler and Wicked-alum Eden Espinosa will join host Robert Bannon at StageWorks in Pompton Lakes, NJ, as a part of the theater company’s Broadway Lecture Series.

10 Videos To Make Us Proud Of Having A Ticket To Robert Bannon's PRIDE PLAYLIST at 54 Below

Prolific multihyphenate Robert Bannon is all about play for Pride. And he has the playlist to prove it.

Robert Bannon Kicks Off Gay Pride With PRIDE PLAYLIST at 54 Below

“Robert Bannon’s Pride Playlist” is directed by Robbie Rozelle and music directed by Yasuhiko Fukuoka, and will feature some of Robert’s all-star cast of friends, to be announced! 

Robert Bannon Opens Pride Month At 54 Below With ROBERT BANNON'S PRIDE PLAYLIST

Robert Bannon, acclaimed performer and recording artist, returns home to kick off 54 Below's Pride programming with his new show, Robert Bannon's Pride Playlist on June 2nd.

Kerry Butler To Join The Broadway Lecture Series in May

Tony Nominated Funny Lady Kerry Butler comes to Pompton Lakes, NJ to share stories and advice from her 30 year Broadway and television career as part of 'The Broadway Lecture Series at Stageworks' on May 13th at 3pm.

Jennifer Holiday Comes To New Jersey For One Night Only

Tony & Grammy Winning Legend Jennifer Holliday Comes To 'The Broadway Lecture Series' in Pompton Lakes, NJ.

Dance Divas Ultra Nate, Angelica Ross, & Mila Jam Join THE ROUNDTABLE WITH ROBERT BANNON, March 9

Three Iconic Trailblazers join Robert Bannon on 'The Roundtable' Thursday March 9th, 2023 to discuss their single 'Fierce.' The single and music video's proceeds are benefiting The Fierce Project which benefits Glaad, Pop Culture Collab, The Marsha P. Johnson Institute, and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project.

Broadway Stars Come To THE BROADWAY LECTURE SERIES In Pompton Lakes

They say “All The World Is A Stage.” Well, for Host & Creator Robert Bannon that is true. Robert, a Jersey based performer, came up with “The Broadway Lecture Series” while watching an episode of “Inside The Actor's Studio.” 


Robert Bannon has not appeared on Broadway.

Robert Bannon has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

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

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