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Robert Fairchild

 
Bio:
Robert Fairchild made his Broadway debut in 2015 with his breakout role as "Jerry Mulligan" in the Tony Award-winning musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, which he reprised in London in 2017. He was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance By An Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical and the Evening ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Robert Fairchild made his Broadway debut in 2015 with his breakout role as "Jerry Mulligan" in the Tony Award-winning musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, which he reprised in London in 2017. He was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance By An Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical and the Evening ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Premiere, 2017
Performer
  [Off-Broadway]
City Center Concert Production, 2017
Performer
  [West End]
West End Production, 2017
Jerry Mulligan
  [New York]
Roundabout Theatre Company Benefit Concert, 2016
Bill
  [Los Angeles]
Hollywood Bowl Production, 2016
Mike Costa
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Jerry
  [Paris]
World Premiere Production, 2014
Jerry Mulligan
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1903
Leo
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1901
Chorus
Drum Major

Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Choreographer

Photos

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Sonya Tayeh, Robert Fairchild

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10/21/2019
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Robert Fairchild

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Date:
04/18/2019
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Robert Fairchild

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Date:
04/18/2019
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Robert Fairchild

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Date:
05/21/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
Off-Broadway Premiere, 2017
Performer

  [Off-Broadway]
City Center Concert Production, 2017
Performer

  [West End]
West End Production, 2017
Jerry Mulligan

  [New York]
Roundabout Theatre Company Benefit Concert, 2016
Bill

  [Los Angeles]
Hollywood Bowl Production, 2016
Mike Costa

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2015
Jerry

  [Paris]
World Premiere Production, 2014
Jerry Mulligan

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1903
Leo

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1901
Chorus

Drum Major

Productions

Choreographer

Robert Fairchild Biography

Robert Fairchild made his Broadway debut in 2015 with his breakout role as "Jerry Mulligan" in the Tony Award-winning musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, which he reprised in London in 2017. He was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Performance By An Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical and the Evening Standard Award for Outstanding Performance, and won the 2015 Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Musical, the 2015 Astaire Award for Best Male Dancer, the 2015 Theatre World Award, and the National Dance Award UK. He was also nominated for the 2015 Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance.

As one of the world's preeminent dancers, Robert Fairchild began dancing at the age of four in Salt Lake City. He began his balletic training at the School of American Ballet at the age of 15 and shortly after rose through the ranks of the prestigious New York City Ballet. He became an apprentice with NYCB in June 2005. The following June, he joined the Company as a member of the corps de ballet, was promoted to Soloist in May 2007 and to Principal Dancer in October 2009. He recently performed his farewell performance with the company last October.

Theater: Monster in "Mary Shelly's Frankenstein" at Signature Theater (Chita Rivera Award); Harry Beaton in "Brigadoon" at New York City Center; Jerry Mulligan in "An American in Paris" on Broadway and the West End; Will Parker in "Oklahoma" at the Royal Albert Hall for the "BBC Proms"; Mike Costa in "A Chorus Line" at the Hollywood Bowl; Bill Calhoun in "Kiss Me Kate" for Roundabout Theater Company's 2017 Gala. TV: "Mixtape" FOX Pilot; "Julie's Greenroom" on Netflix; BBC Proms "Oklahoma"; Romeo in NYCB's "Romeo and Juliet" and Carousel Boy in NY Philharmonic's "Carousel," both for PBS "Live From Lincoln Center"; "Dancing With The Stars"; "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert"; "Live with Kelly and Michael"; "CBS Sunday Morning"; "60 Minutes." Film: "An American in Paris" Live West End Production; "The Chaperone"; "NY Export: Opus Jazz."
Fairchild originated the role of Romeo in Peter Martins' Romeo and Juliet featured in the PBS Live From Lincoln Center television broadcast. Last season Fairchild played the role of Carousel Boy in the NY Philharmonic's Emmy nominated production of Carousel directed by John Rando and choreographed by Warren Carlyle.

He is a Recipient of the Mae L. Wien Award for Outstanding Promise at The School of American Ballet. Fairchild is newly married to Principal Dancer Tiler Peck, also of NYCB.

Robert Fairchild Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Robert Fairchild, An American in Paris
 
Drama League Awards - 2015 - Distinguished Performance Award
Robert Fairchild, An American in Paris
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical Gold Star
Robert Fairchild, An American in Paris
 
Theatre World Awards - 2015 - Theatre World Award Gold Star
Robert Fairchild, An American In Paris
 
Tony Awards - 2015 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Robert Fairchild, An American in Paris

Robert Fairchild News

Melissa Barak Named New Artistic Director of Los Angeles Ballet Photo Melissa Barak Named New Artistic Director of Los Angeles Ballet
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2022

Los Angeles Ballet has announced that Melissa Barak has been appointed as Artistic Director by its Board.  Barak, an accomplished ballet dancer and choreographer, will serve as the first solo artistic director in the Company’s history.

PETER PAN, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, ROMEO AND JULIET & More to be Featured in BroadwayHD's Photo PETER PAN, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, ROMEO AND JULIET & More to be Featured in BroadwayHD's Back-to-School Collection
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 4, 2022

Whether a Broadway freshman or seasoned senior, BroadwayHD viewers can get schooled in theatre classics like The Sound of Music and Romeo and Juliet, to more advanced theatre titles like The Importance of Being Earnest to Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, and graduate with honors.

VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek of the Museum of Broadway, Opening This November Photo VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek of the Museum of Broadway, Opening This November
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 14, 2022

Today, tickets for the Museum of Broadway go on sale! Find out how to get tickets, learn about the new museum and get a first look at the museum.

BWW Interview: Lea Salonga Reflects on her Career and Spills About her Upcoming Tour! Photo BWW Interview: Lea Salonga Reflects on her Career and Spills About her Upcoming Tour!
by Alyson Eng - Apr 6, 2022

Next week, Broadway and Disney Legend, Lea Salonga, will perform at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre on April 12th in Vancouver as part of her 2022 DREAM AGAIN TOUR. Known for her work on Broadway (Miss Saigon, Les Miserables), TV (The Voice Philippines), and film (singing voice of Disney’s Mulan and Princess Jasmine of Aladdin), Lea is the epitome of a true global superstar.

BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Is A Masterpiece in Melbourne Photo BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Is A Masterpiece in Melbourne
by Victoria Beal - Mar 24, 2022

Entering the theatre, we see nought but a lone piano on the stage. This unassuming opening to An American in Paris could lead an unknowing audience member to think they were about to see a lean and understated production - but oh how wrong they would be. This musical is a veritable smorgasbord of colour, joy and movement. This reviewer spent the entire show with wide eyes, a beaming smile, and a full heart.

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Comes to Sydney in April Photo AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Comes to Sydney in April
by Stephi Wild - Mar 7, 2022

An American In Paris ‚Äď a ground-breaking collaboration between The Australian Ballet and GWB Entertainment ‚Äď will open at Theatre Royal on Friday 29 April directly after its season in Melbourne.

BWW Interview: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Star Robert Fairchild Talks Its Australian Tour Photo BWW Interview: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Star Robert Fairchild Talks Its Australian Tour
by Victoria Beal - Mar 1, 2022

Ahead of his Australian season, we had a chat with Robert Fairchild - a former principal dancer with the New York Ballet who made his debut as Jerry in An American in Paris on Broadway and then reprised it for London's West End.

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Comes to Melbourne in March Photo AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Comes to Melbourne in March
by Stephi Wild - Feb 2, 2022

An American In Paris ‚Äď a ground-breaking collaboration between The Australian Ballet and GWB Entertainment ‚Äď will open at Arts Centre Melbourne on Friday 18 March for a strictly limited season, after setting Brisbane alight with a season at QPAC that concluded on the weekend with packed houses and rave reviews.

BBC Announces SUNDAY NIGHT MUSICALS Series Line-Up Photo BBC Announces SUNDAY NIGHT MUSICALS Series Line-Up
by Michael Major - Nov 18, 2021

BBC has announced the new line-up for the new series that will present filmed productions of popular musicals. Filmed captures of Kiss Me Kate and An American in Paris will be broadcast. The BBC Proms concert John Wilson on Broadway will also be aired, featuring performances from Sierra Boggess, Seth McFarlane, and more. Watch the trailer now!

VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek Into Rehearsals for TWYLA NOW at New York City Center Photo VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek Into Rehearsals for TWYLA NOW at New York City Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 11, 2021

The world's most iconic living choreographer Twyla Tharp is celebrating her 80th birthday at City Center on November 17 - 21 with TWYLA NOW-a program of signature works and two world premieres.

Robert Fairchild Videos

VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek of the Museum of Broadway, Opening This November VideoVIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek of the Museum of Broadway, Opening This November
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 14, 2022

Today, tickets for the Museum of Broadway go on sale! Find out how to get tickets, learn about the new museum and get a first look at the museum.

Broadway Rewind: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Dances to Broadway VideoBroadway Rewind: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Dances to Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 7, 2020

Today we rewind to 2015, when An American in Paris opened at the Palace Theatre, where it played for 623 performances. Directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, An American in Paris was inspired by the Academy-Award winning film, and starred Robert Fairchild, Leanne Cope, Veanne Cox, Jill Paice, Brandon Uranowitz, and Max von Essen.

BWW TV: Watch the Premiere of Short Film INSIDE & OUTWARDS, Narrated by Sarah Jessica VideoBWW TV: Watch the Premiere of Short Film INSIDE & OUTWARDS, Narrated by Sarah Jessica Parker
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 10, 2020

HunterPark Productions today announced the world premiere of the PSA Inside & Outwards in partnership with the National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City (NAMI-NYC).

Broadway Rewind: Head Back to the Highlands with Kelli O'Hara & Patrick Wilson in BRI VideoBroadway Rewind: Head Back to the Highlands with Kelli O'Hara & Patrick Wilson in BRIGADOON
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 4, 2020

Today we rewind to 2017, for the New York City Center gala presentation of Brigadoon. Featuring a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, and music by Frederick Loewe, the musical is about two American tourists who stumble upon Brigadoon, a mysterious Scottish village that appears for only one day every 100 years.

BREAKING VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Sings 'Memory' From The CATS Film VideoBREAKING VIDEO: Jennifer Hudson Sings 'Memory' From The CATS Film
by Alan Henry - Apr 3, 2019

BroadwayWorld has just learned that at a special CinemaCon event today, Jennifer Hudson performed 'Memory' - Grizabella's soaring second act ballad which convinces the Jellicles to select her to be the cat which is reborn to a new Jellicle life.

VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of the BRIGADOON Cast Recording With Kelli O'Hara and Pat VideoVIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of the BRIGADOON Cast Recording With Kelli O'Hara and Patrick Wilson
by Stage Tube - Jan 2, 2019

Check out some behind the scenes footage of the making of a new cast recording of Brigadoon, starring Kelli O'Hara and Patrick Wilson! See the video below!

VIDEO: Watch 'I Got Rhythm' From the Upcoming Great Performances' Premiere of AN AMER VideoVIDEO: Watch 'I Got Rhythm' From the Upcoming Great Performances' Premiere of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
by Stage Tube - Oct 24, 2018

Great Performances "Broadway's Best" will roll out nationwide on PBS beginning Friday, November 2 at 9pm with the U.S. broadcast premiere of the extraordinary An American in Paris The Musical, followed by the debut of another beloved classic, Rodgers & Hammerstein's The Sound of Music on Friday, November 9 at 9pm (check local listings).

BWW TV: BroadwayHD Releases AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Starring Robert Fairchild and Leanne VideoBWW TV: BroadwayHD Releases AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Starring Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 3, 2018

Arriving just in time for the 120th birthday of the legendary George Gershwin, las month, BroadwayHD debuted the dazzling hit musical An American in Paris, featuring a live captured performance from London's Dominion Theatre in 2018. The filmed performance headlines original Broadway stars Robert Fairchild as Jerry Mulligan and British Royal Ballet dancer Leanne Cope as Lise Dassin along with a company of 50 cast members including Haydn Oakley as Henri Baurel, Zoe Rainey as Milo Davenport, David Seadon-Young as Adam Hochberg and Jane Asher as Madame Baurel.

Countdown to AN AMERICAN IN PARIS in Theatres: Day Deux- Curtain Up in France! VideoCountdown to AN AMERICAN IN PARIS in Theatres: Day Deux- Curtain Up in France!
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 14, 2018

As we await the musical's big screen release, we're counting down by flashing back through its journey so far. Today, check out photos of the cast in action from the world premiere at Theatre du Chatelet in 2014.

VIDEO: James Monroe Iglehart Will Never Be Satisfied at MISCAST VideoVIDEO: James Monroe Iglehart Will Never Be Satisfied at MISCAST
by Stage Tube - Apr 5, 2018

Last Monday, the best of Broadway gathered in celebration of one of the most anticipated events of the theatrical season- MCC Theater's annual Miscast gala. Among the performers was James Monroe Iglehart, who performed Satisfied from Hamilton, featuring his costars Javier Munoz and Lexi Lawson. Watch the video below!


Robert Fairchild Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Robert Fairchild been in?
Robert Fairchild has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

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

What was Robert Fairchild's first West End show?
Robert Fairchild's first West End show was An American in Paris which opened in 2017

What awards has Robert Fairchild been nominated for?
Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for An American in Paris , Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for An American in Paris , Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for An American in Paris Theatre World Award (Theatre World Awards) for An American In Paris and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical (Tony Awards) for An American in Paris .

What awards has Robert Fairchild won?
Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for An American in Paris Outstanding Actor in a Musical (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for An American in Parisand Theatre World Award (Theatre World Awards) for An American In Paris .