Robert Brill

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Broadway credits include Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, Assassins (Tony Award nomination), set and club design for the critically acclaimed revival of Cabaret, Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys and Dolls (Tony Award nomination), Buried Child, Design for Living, A Streetcar Named Desire, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and others. His other credits include Frozen (Disney California), as well as numerous opera World premieres, including Moby-Dick, Cold Mountain, Everest, Doubt, The Manchurian Candidate, and It's a Wonderful Life. He has designed for the Whitney Museum of American Art, BAM, Radio City Music Hall, Stratford Shakespeare Festival, the Guthrie Theater, Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, American Conservatory Theater, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and many others. Robert is a founding member of Sledgehammer Theatre, a recipient of the Michael Merritt Award for Excellence in Design and Collaboration, and professor of scenic design at University of California San Diego.

Robert Brill Productions

 
[Broadway, 2024]
Scenic Design
 
[Broadway, 2023]
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[Off-Broadway, 2023]
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[West End, 2023]
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[Broadway, 2023]
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[US Tour, 2021]
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[US Tour, 2021]
Original Scenic Design
 
[Broadway, 2021]
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[Broadway, 2021] [Replacement]
Set Designer[Replacement]
 
[US Tour, 2019]
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[Broadway, 2018]
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[San Diego, CA (Regional), 2017]
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[Regional (US), 2017]
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[US Tour, 2016]
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[Broadway, 2014]
Scenic and Club Designer
 
[Broadway, 2012]
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[Broadway, 2009]
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[Los Angeles, 2008]
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
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[Off-Broadway, 2007]
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[San Diego, CA (Regional), 2006]
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[Broadway, 2005]
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[Off-Broadway, 2005]
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[Broadway, 2004]
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[US Tour, 2004]
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[Broadway, 2004]
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[Off-Broadway, 2003]
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[Broadway, 2001]
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[Off-Broadway, 2000]
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[Off-Broadway, 1999]
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[Off-Broadway, 1998]
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[Broadway, 1998]
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[Off-Broadway, 1997]
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[Off-Broadway, 1997]
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[Broadway, 1996]
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[Broadway, 1996]
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[Off-Broadway, 1996]
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[New York, 2001]
Scenic Designer

Robert Brill Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 2019 - Best Scenic Design of a Musical

Robert Brill, Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations

The Hewes Awards - 1999 - Scenic Design

Robert Brill, The Mineola Twins

The Lortels - 1999 - Outstanding Scenic Design

Robert Brill, The Mineola Twins

Robert Brill Videos

Robert Brill News


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The Metropolitan Opera has unveiled the 2024–25 season lineup. Learn about the operas being presented and see how to purchase tickets.

Maleah Joi Moon, Shoshana Bean, Brandon Victor Dixon & More Will Reprise Roles in HELL'S KITCHEN on Broadway

AKW Productions has just announced the Broadway premiere of the new musical HELL’S KITCHEN and we have the full list of stars and newcomers!

HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO Plays Final Broadway Performance

How to Dance in Ohio will conclude its Broadway run on February 11, 2024, following 27 previews and 72 regular performances at the Belasco Theater.

HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO Announces Broadway Closing Date

How to Dance in Ohio will conclude its Broadway run on Sunday, February 11, 2024, following 99 performances (27 previews and 72 regular performances) at the Belasco Theater.

Broadway's HELL'S KITCHEN Establishes Comprehensive Fellowship Program

Alicia Keys and Broadway’s HELL’S KITCHEN have established a comprehensive Fellowship Program. Learn more about the program here!

HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO Launches Partnership with Autistic Theatremakers Alliance

How to Dance in Ohio is partnering with the Autistic Theatremakers Alliance.

Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at Ottawa's National Arts Centre

What did our critic think of AIN'T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at National Arts Centre?

Review Roundup: HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO Opens on Broadway

How to Dance in Ohio, with book and lyrics by Rebekah Greer Melocik, music by Jacob Yandura, choreography by Mayte Natalio, and direction by Sammi Cannold, opens on Broadway tonight, December 10th at the Belasco Theatre. The musical is inspired by Alexandra Shiva’s Peabody Award-winning documentary of the same name. See what the critics had to say!

Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD at Ed Mirvish Theatre

Ain't Too Proud, playing at the Ed Mirvish Theatre for a limited engagement, brings the life and times of Motown's finest, The Temptations, to the Toronto stage in a toe-tapping 'Behind the Music'-style spectacular that will leave audiences jaw-dropped.

Video: First Look At HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO On Broadway!

First look video has been released from the new musical How to Dance in Ohio – inspired by Alexandra Shiva’s Peabody Award-winning documentary of the same name – which is set to open this Sunday, December 10 the Belasco Theatre.

Ludacris and Paula Abdul Join HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO Producing Team

Multi-Grammy Award winning music icons Ludacris and Paula Abdul have joined P3 Productions, and Tony Award-winning entertainment mini-studio Level Forward, on the producing team of the new Broadway musical How to Dance in Ohio.

Photos: First Look at HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO on Broadway

Production photos have been released from the new musical How to Dance in Ohio – inspired by Alexandra Shiva's Peabody Award-winning documentary of the same name – which is set to open this Sunday, December 10 the Belasco Theatre.

Alicia Keys' HELL'S KITCHEN Will Transfer to Broadway

HELL’S KITCHEN, conceived by the innovative mind of 15-time Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys, will make its Broadway premiere this spring! We have all the details on the show's transfer!

Review Roundup: Alicia Keys Musical HELL'S KITCHEN Opens Off-Broadway; What Did the Critics Think?

The world premiere of HELL’S KITCHEN is now playing at The Public. The musical features music & lyrics by 15-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys and a book by Pulitzer finalist Kristoffer Diaz.  The musical officially opened on November 19. Read the reviews for Hell's Kitchen here!

Photos: Go Inside the First Preview of HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO on Broadway

Take a look at the first preview of HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO on Broadway. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at ASU Gammage

AIN'T TOO PROUD at ASU Gammage ~ the enjoyment of watching synchronized moves performed under the bright, intense spotlights while hearing Motown songs sung and sounding every bit as good as the originals. Runs through November 19th.

HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO to Offer $35 Tickets as Part of Digital Ticket Lottery

How to Dance in Ohio will launch a digital lottery powered by Telecharge, starting at 12am on Tuesday, November 14 ahead of the show’s first preview performance on Wednesday, November 15. 

Video: Watch Alicia Keys Talk HELL'S KITCHEN on CBS SUNDAY MORNING

Watch Alicia Keys, Ben Brantley, and more talk jukebox musicals and HELL'S KITCHEN at The Public Theater on CBS Sunday Morning!

Robert Brill FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Robert Brill has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. He has been nominated for Best Scenic Design of a Musical at the Tony Awards for his work on "Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations" and "Guys and Dolls." He has also received nominations for Outstanding Set Designs - Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for "Assassins," and Best Scenic Design at the Tony Awards for "Assassins." Brill's work on "Cabaret" has earned him nominations for Outstanding Set Design - Musical at the Drama Desk Awards and Scenic Design at The Hewes Awards. Additionally, he has been recognized with nominations for Outstanding Scenic Design at The Lortels for "The Mineola Twins" and Outstanding Set Design - Musical at the Drama Desk Awards for "Cabaret."

Robert Brill has won several awards for his outstanding set designs in various Broadway productions. He received the Outstanding Set Designs - Musical award from the Drama Desk Awards for his work on "Assassins" and "Cabaret." He also won the Scenic Design award from The Hewes Awards for his contribution to "The Mineola Twins." Additionally, Brill received the Outstanding Scenic Design award from The Lortels for his work on "The Mineola Twins." These accolades highlight Brill's talent and creativity in the field of set design.

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