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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.

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Robert Fairchild STAGE CREDITS

Off-Broadway Premiere, 2017

City Center Concert Production, 2017

[West End]
West End Production, 2017
Jerry Mulligan

[New York]
Roundabout Theatre Company Benefit Concert, 2016

[Los Angeles]
Hollywood Bowl Production, 2016
Mike Costa

Original Broadway Production, 2015

World Premiere Production, 2014
Jerry Mulligan

Original Broadway Production, 1903

Original Broadway Production, 1901

Drum Major

Robert Fairchild Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2017]

Robert Fairchild Movies

[2018]An American in Paris - The Musical Jerry Mulligan

[2018]The Chaperone Ted Shawn

[2019]Cats Munkustrap

Robert Fairchild Awards and Nominations

Drama Desk Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Actor in a Musical

Robert Fairchild, An American in Paris

Theatre World Awards - 2015 - Theatre World Award

Robert Fairchild, An American In Paris

Robert Fairchild Videos

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MY FAVORITE THINGS Concert, Featuring Audra McDonald, Julian Ovenden, Aaron Tveit, and More, Will Come to Cinemas This February

CinemaLive has announced a new season of musical events to play in 475 cinemas across the UK and Ireland in 2024, including My Favorite Things, starring Audra McDonald, Julian Ovenden, Aaron Tveit, and more. Check out the full slate here!

BroadStage to Present the World Premiere of Los Angeles Ballet's MEMORYHOUSE

BroadStage will present the world premiere of Los Angeles Ballet's Memoryhouse, the first full-length ballet by Melissa Barak as Los Angeles Ballet's new Artistic Director. The ballet will run June 15-17, 2023 at 7:30pm at the Eli and Edythe Broad Stage.

Photos: Stars Arrive on the BAD CINDERELLA Opening Night Red Carpet

See photos of stars as they arrive on the Bad Cinderella opening night red carpet!

CAROUSEL Comes To BroadwayHD On April 1

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel will be available to stream in the US and Canada on BroadwayHD beginning April 1, 2023.

Museum of Broadway Announces Student and Senior Pricing

The Museum of Broadway has announced new special pricing for student and senior visitors. The Museum, located in the heart of Times Square at 145 W 45th St, is the first-ever permanent museum dedicated to the storied history and legendary artistry of Broadway musicals, plays, and theatres.

Michael Mayer's Staging of Verdi's LA TRAVIATA Returns to the Met This Month

Verdi’s La Traviata will return to the Metropolitan Opera with eight performances October 25–November 19, 2022; five performances January 5–26, 2023; and five more March 4–18, 2023.

Museum Of Broadway to Present THE AMERICAN THEATRE AS SEEN BY AL HIRSCHFELD as First Special Exhibit

The Museum of Broadway has announced the first special exhibit that will be featured in the Museum, The American Theatre as seen by Hirschfeld, curated by David Leopold, Creative Director of The Al Hirschfeld Foundation.

Melissa Barak Named New Artistic Director of Los Angeles Ballet

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 Back-to-School Collection

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

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!

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

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

An American In Paris – a ground-breaking collaboration between The Australian Ballet and GWB Entertainment – 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

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

An American In Paris – a ground-breaking collaboration between The Australian Ballet and GWB Entertainment – 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 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

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 and Leanne Cope to Lead AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Australian Tour

Broadway and West End leads Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope will reprise their show-stopping turns as the American GI Jerry Mulligan and the young Parisian dancer Lise Dassin in Australia in An American In Paris, with two of the country's leading lights Cameron Holmes and Dimity Azoury from The Australian Ballet, to alternate in the lead roles.

The Actors Fund 2021 Virtual Gala Honoring Debbie Allen, Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley & More Raises Over $1 Million

The Actors Fund announced today that last night’s 2021 Virtual Gala raised over $1 million to support their programs and services. The evening celebrated The Actors Fund; Emmy Award-winning icon, Debbie Allen; creators of the talk show “Stars In The House,” Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, as they received The Actors Fund’s Medal of Honor, and more.

Kelli O'Hara, Jason Robert Brown, Santino Fontana & More to Take Part in The Actors Fund's 2021 Virtual Gala

The Actors Fund announced today performers and presenters for their Virtual Gala on Monday, November 1, 2021 at 7:00pm ET. As previously announced, the evening will celebrate The Actors Fund; Emmy Award-winning icon, Debbie Allen; Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, as they receive The Actors Fund’s Medal of Honor and more.


Robert Fairchild has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

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

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

Robert Fairchild has been nominated for several awards for his performance in the Broadway show "An American in Paris." These include Outstanding Actor in a Musical at the Drama Desk Awards, Distinguished Performance Award at the Drama League Awards, Outstanding Actor in a Musical at the Outer Critics Circle Awards, Theatre World Award at the Theatre World Awards, and Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical at the Tony Awards.

Robert Fairchild has won several awards for his performance in the musical "An American in Paris." He received the Outstanding Actor in a Musical award from the Drama Desk Awards, the Outer Critics Circle Awards, and the Theatre World Awards.

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