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Robert Brill

 
Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
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 ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2023]
Scenic Design
 
[US Tour, 2021]
Scenic Design
 
[US Tour, 2021]
Original Scenic Design
 
[Broadway, 2021]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2021] [Replacement]
Set Designer[Replacement]
 
[US Tour, 2019]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2018]
Scenic Designer
 
[San Diego, CA (Regional), 2017]
Scenic Designer
 
[Regional (US), 2017]
Scenic Designer
 
[US Tour, 2016]
Set Designer
 
[Broadway, 2014]
Scenic and Club Designer
 
[Broadway, 2012]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2009]
Scenic Designer
 
[Los Angeles, 2008]
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2008]
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2007]
Scenic Designer
 
[San Diego, CA (Regional), 2006]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2005]
Scenic Designer
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2005]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2004]
Scenic Designer
Scenic Designer
 
[US Tour, 2004]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2004]
Scenic Designer
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2004]
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2003]
Scenic Designer
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2003]
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2002]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2001]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 2001]
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2000]
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2000]
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1999]
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1998]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 1998]
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1997]
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1997]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 1996]
Scenic Designer
 
[Broadway, 1996]
Scenic Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 1996]
Scenic Designer
 
[New York, 2001]
Scenic Designer

Robert Brill Biography

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 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
 
Tony Awards - 2009 - Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Robert Brill, Guys and Dolls
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2004 - Outstanding Set Designs - Musical Gold Star
Robert Brill, Assassins
 
Tony Awards - 2004 - Best Scenic Design
Robert Brill, Assassins
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1999 - Outstanding Set Design - Musical Gold Star
Robert Brill, Cabaret
 
The Hewes Awards - 1999 - Scenic Design Gold Star
Robert Brill, The Mineola Twins
 
The Lortels - 1999 - Outstanding Scenic Design Gold Star
Robert Brill, The Mineola Twins
 
Drama Desk Awards - 1998 - Outstanding Set Design - Musical
Robert Brill, Cabaret

Robert Brill News

AIN'T TOO PROUD to Play Portland's Keller Auditorium in February Photo AIN'T TOO PROUD to Play Portland's Keller Auditorium in February
by Blair Ingenthron - Jan 20, 2023

Broadway in Portland and the producers of the Broadway smash hit musical AIN'T TOO PROUD – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS will welcome the show to Portland's Keller Auditorium from February 7 - 12.

Michael Andreaus, E. Clayton Cornelious & More Join AINT TOO PROUD National Tour Photo Michael Andreaus, E. Clayton Cornelious & More Join AINT TOO PROUD National Tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 19, 2023

The First National Tour of AINT TOO PROUD-THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS is welcoming a new Otis Williams, Paul Williams, and additional cast. See how to purchase tickets!

AIN'T TOO PROUD National Tour Comes to Tulsa PAC in April Photo AIN'T TOO PROUD National Tour Comes to Tulsa PAC in April
by Stephi Wild - Jan 17, 2023

Single tickets for the twelve-time Tony nominated Broadway smash hit musical AIN'T TOO PROUD - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS, went on sale Friday, January 13th at 10:30am.

AIN'T TOO PROUD - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS Is Coming To Seattle! Photo AIN'T TOO PROUD - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS Is Coming To Seattle!
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 12, 2023

​​​​​​​Premera Blue Cross Broadway at The Paramount and the producers of the Broadway smash hit musical AIN'T TOO PROUD – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS will welcome the show to Seattle's Paramount Theatre from January 24 through February 5.

Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD at the Eccles Theater is Slick and Sleek Photo Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD at the Eccles Theater is Slick and Sleek
by Tyler Hinton - Jan 11, 2023

The national tour of AIN’T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS, now playing at the Eccles Theater, breathes life into the origins of the iconic group with slick choreography, sleek design, and dynamo performances.

AIN'T TOO PROUD National Tour To Play Tulsa PAC in April 2023 Photo AIN'T TOO PROUD National Tour To Play Tulsa PAC in April 2023
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 6, 2023

AIN'T TOO PROUD will play the Tulsa PAC April 4-9, 2023 for eight performances. Tickets will go on sale Friday, January 13th at 10:30am.

Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at San Diego Civic Th Photo Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at San Diego Civic Theatre
by E.H. Reiter - Jan 5, 2023

It seems appropriate that the musical AIN’T TOO PROUD - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS, like the band its story tells, is consistently entertaining, and full of impressive musical performances. Playing through January 8th at the San Diego Civic Theatre by Broadway San Diego.

 Photo
by Blair Ingenthron - Dec 27, 2022

Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at Ahmanson Theatre Photo Review: AIN'T TOO PROUD: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS at Ahmanson Theatre
by Evan Henerson - Dec 22, 2022

Watching the mega-blast that is AIN’T TOO PROUD, the musical written by Dominick Morisseau based on the group’s history, this critic wanted nothing more than to be able to move like the members of Des McAnuff’s cast even for five minutes.

Tickets on Sale For AIN'T TOO PROUD at The Orpheum Photo Tickets on Sale For AIN'T TOO PROUD at The Orpheum
by Stephi Wild - Dec 14, 2022

The Orpheum Theatre Group has announced that single tickets for the Broadway smash hit musical AIN'T TOO PROUD – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS, go on sale Wednesday, December 14 at 10am.

Robert Brill Videos

VIDEO: First Look at Broadway-Bound BOB FOSSE'S DANCIN' Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at Broadway-Bound BOB FOSSE'S DANCIN'

by Stage Tube - May 20, 2022

The Broadway-bound musical Bob Fosse's Dancin' has released a first look at video from the production, featuring direction by Wayne Cilento. Bob Fosse's Dancin' is currently playing on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage at the Old Globe Theatre.

VIDEO: First Look at the World Premiere of BHANGIN' IT at La Jolla Playhouse Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at the World Premiere of BHANGIN' IT at La Jolla Playhouse

by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 6, 2022

La Jolla Playhouse is presenting its world-premiere production of Bhangin' It: A Bangin' New Musical, featuring book by Mike Lew and Rehana Lew Mirza, music and lyrics by Sam Willmott, with additional music by Grammy Award nominee Deep Singh, running in the Mandell Weiss Theatre through April 17, 2022.

VIDEO: John Legend Visits the Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD Videoplay
VIDEO: John Legend Visits the Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 29, 2021

Grammy Award-winning superstar John Legend and producing partner Mike Jackson paid a visit to the cast and creative team of the Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations!

VIDEO: Tristan Mack Wilds & Luke James Honor First Preview of THOUGHTS OF A COLORED M Videoplay
VIDEO: Tristan Mack Wilds & Luke James Honor First Preview of THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 2, 2021

Mack gave thanks to playwright and Broadway’s newest voice, Keenan Scott II, and in honor of the first performance, Luke James sang and acapella blessing to the cast and the production and to all the Broadway theaters and their casts.

Breaking: AIN'T TOO PROUD Will Return to Broadway in October Videoplay
Breaking: AIN'T TOO PROUD Will Return to Broadway in October

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 10, 2021

Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations, the Tony Award-winning musical will resume Broadway performances on October 16, subject to government approval, at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) with a gala performance heralding the return of Broadway.

VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL in San Francisco Videoplay
VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL in San Francisco

by Stage Tube - Dec 20, 2019

The national tour of SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL, a moving tribute to the voice of a generation, is coming to the Golden Gate Theatre December 3 a?" 29, 2019. Go behind the scenes in the video!

VIDEO: AIN'T TOO PROUD Kicks Off Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with Show Medley Videoplay
VIDEO: AIN'T TOO PROUD Kicks Off Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with Show Medley

by Stage Tube - Nov 28, 2019

The cast of Ain't Too Proud kicked off the 93rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with a medley of 'Get Ready,' 'Ain't Too Proud To Beg' and 'I Can't Get Next To You.'

VIDEO: THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Begins Previews At Baltimore Stage Videoplay
VIDEO: THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN Begins Previews At Baltimore Stage

by Stage Tube - Oct 9, 2019

The new play THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN starts previews tomorrow at Baltimore Center Stage.

WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: David Korins Videoplay
WATCH NOW! Zooming in on the Tony Nominees: David Korins

by BroadwayWorld TV - May 25, 2019

We're counting down to the 2019 Tony Awards by studying up on all of the nominees. Today we learn more about scenic designer David Korins!

VIDEO: The Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD Performs on TODAY Videoplay
VIDEO: The Cast of AIN'T TOO PROUD Performs on TODAY

by Stage Tube - Apr 29, 2019

The cast of 'Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations' kicks off TODAY's Best of Broadway Week with a live performance of the show's title track.


Robert Brill Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Robert Brill been nominated for?
Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations , Best Scenic Design of a Musical (Tony Awards) for Guys and Dolls , Outstanding Set Designs - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Assassins , Best Scenic Design (Tony Awards) for Assassins , Outstanding Set Design - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Cabaret , Scenic Design (The Hewes Awards) for The Mineola Twins Outstanding Scenic Design (The Lortels) for The Mineola Twins and Outstanding Set Design - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Cabaret .

What awards has Robert Brill won?
Outstanding Set Designs - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Assassins, Outstanding Set Design - Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Cabaret Scenic Design (The Hewes Awards) for The Mineola Twinsand Outstanding Scenic Design (The Lortels) for The Mineola Twins.