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Robert Montano

 
Birth Place:
Queens, NY, USA
Bio:
Born in Bayside, Queens, and raised in Hempstead, LI, close enough to smell manure from Belmont Park Racetrack, which led to his first career as a professional racehorse jockey. However, by 18, Mother Nature caught up to him and outgrew his silks. His struggles as a jockey created the impedance ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Queens, NY, USA

Bio:
Born in Bayside, Queens, and raised in Hempstead, LI, close enough to smell manure from Belmont Park Racetrack, which led to his first career as a professional racehorse jockey. However, by 18, Mother Nature caught up to him and outgrew his silks. His struggles as a jockey created the impedance ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [Off-Broadway]
City Center Encores! Revival, 2018
Performer
  [New York]
Encores Concert Revival, 2015
Manolakas
  [Boston]
World Premiere, 2002
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer Production, 1998
Ozzie
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1993
Ensemble/Other Roles
Aurora's Man
Prisoner
Window Dresser at Montoya's [Replacement]
  [West End]
London Production, 1992
Ensemble/Other Roles
  [Toronto]
Toronto Production, 1992
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1982
Pouncival [Replacement]

 

Stage

Performances
  [Off-Broadway]
City Center Encores! Revival, 2018
Performer

  [New York]
Encores Concert Revival, 2015
Manolakas

  [Boston]
World Premiere, 2002
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer Production, 1998
Ozzie

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1993
Ensemble/Other Roles

Aurora's Man

Prisoner

Window Dresser at Montoya's [Replacement]

  [West End]
London Production, 1992
Ensemble/Other Roles

  [Toronto]
Toronto Production, 1992
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1982
Pouncival [Replacement]

Robert Montano Biography

Born in Bayside, Queens, and raised in Hempstead, LI, close enough to smell manure from Belmont Park Racetrack, which led to his first career as a professional racehorse jockey. However, by 18, Mother Nature caught up to him and outgrew his silks. His struggles as a jockey created the impedance for his screenplay, “Under The Wire.”

Smitten by the film “Saturday Night Fever,” Robert traded his jockey boots for ballet shoes. Just one week shy of receiving his BFA from Adelphi Universities Dance Department, he booked his first gig in the Broadway smash hit, “Cats.”

His career took off jumping from one show to the next, working with great directors and choreographers such as Hal Prince, Rob Marshall, and Jerome Robbins. He has also had the pleasure of working with the legendary, Chita Rivera in Kiss Of The Spiderwoman, he sang and danced with Peter Allen in Legs Diamond, and starred as Ozzie in On The Town, directed by the innovative George C. Wolfe.

But he couldn’t contain his creative scope to only musical theatre so he ventured into plays, film, and television.

He has created roles for the Academy Award nominated writer, Jose Rivera in Cloud Tectonics, References To Salvador Dali Makes Me Hot, Lynn Nottages play, Fabulation, as Herve, Richard Vetere’s, One Shot One Kill, as Sgt. Nick Harris, and Edwin Sanchez’s, Diosa, as Miguel. At Actors Theatre Of Louisville, Robert portrayed Cal in the epic of East Of Eden, directed by Jon Jory, later to be invited back by Mr. Jory to exercise his Shakespeare in Comedy Of Errors. He has also played, Ralph, opposite John C. Reilly in Marty.

In television he appeared as one of Kim Cattrells lovers, “We William,” in Sex In The City. He has guest starred in, CSI: Miami, Third Watch, Six Degrees, Law & Order, New York Undercover, Law & Order: SVU, Harrison – Cry Of The City, numerous soaps, and as Resto in the HBO film Undefeated, directed by John Leguizamo.

He appeared opposite Mark Wahlberg and Joaquin Phoenix in “The Yards” as Hector Gallardo, written and directed by James Gray. Robert also partnered Catherine Zeta - Jones in the Academy Award winner, “Chicago.”

Broadway: “Kiss of the Spiderwoman,” “On The Town,” “Cats,” “Chita + 2,” “Legs Diamond.” Regional: “Two Degrees,” “Barcelona,” “Fallow,” “Cloud Tectonics,” “References to Salvador Dali Makes Me Hot,” “Diosa,” “One Shot One Kill,” “Marty.”

Television: “NCIS: New Orleans,” “Search Party,” “Elementary,” "CSI: Miami," “Blue Bloods,” “Army Wives,” “Without A Trace,” “Sex in the City,” "Third Watch," “Law & Order: SVU,” “Undefeated.”

Film: Shame, The Yards, Chicago, Center Stage, Hustling, The Strike, Passionada...

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Robert Montano News

Penguin Rep Theatre Announces 2022 Season Photo Penguin Rep Theatre Announces 2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 15, 2022

After a government mandate and Covid-19 safety concerns shut down theatrical productions on its stage for two years, Penguin Rep Theatre will resume presenting plays, comedies and musical revues starting mid-March, artistic director Joe Brancato announced recently.

VIDEO: Robert Montano Talks SMALL on Backstage with Richard Ridge Photo VIDEO: Robert Montano Talks SMALL on Backstage with Richard Ridge
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Mar 9, 2022

Watch as Richard Ridge catches up with Broadway veteran Robert Montano, who soon presents his new play, Small, at Penguin Rep Theatre.

Penguin Rep Announces 2022 Season Lineup Photo Penguin Rep Announces 2022 Season Lineup
by Stephi Wild - Mar 9, 2022

After a government mandate and Covid-19 safety concerns shut down theatrical productions on its stage for two years, Penguin Rep Theatre will resume presenting plays, comedies and musical revues starting mid-March, artistic director Joe Brancato announced today.

Penguin Rep Theatre Kicks Off The 2022 Season With Something SMALL Photo Penguin Rep Theatre Kicks Off The 2022 Season With Something SMALL
by Stephi Wild - Mar 8, 2022

After a government mandate and Covid-19 safety concerns shut down theatrical productions on its stage for two years, Penguin Rep Theatre will resume presenting plays, comedies and musical revues starting mid-March, artistic director Joe Brancato announced today.

Abingdon Theatre Company Announces 29th Season Photo Abingdon Theatre Company Announces 29th Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2021

In April 2022, Abingdon Theatre Company will return to us live and in person, bringing us their main stage production of ‘Queen’s Girl in the World’ by Caleen Sinette Jennings. This piece, which will make its New York Premiere at Theatre Row, looks at one young woman’s journey of self-discovery at the onset of the Civil Rights-era.

Broadway Rewind: ZORBA Returns to the Stage with Encores! Photo Broadway Rewind: ZORBA Returns to the Stage with Encores!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 17, 2020

Today we rewind to 2015 for the Encores! revival of Zorba!, which opened on May 6 and ran for seven performances.

Meet Our NEXT ON STAGE High School Top 3! Photo Meet Our NEXT ON STAGE High School Top 3!
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Jun 26, 2020

You voted, here they are! In no particular order, meet our top 3 in the high school category.

Robert Montano 'Lives and Breathes' Musical Theatre - Next on Stage Photo Robert Montano 'Lives and Breathes' Musical Theatre - Next on Stage
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Jun 22, 2020

We're down to our top 5 in the Next on Stage competition! Learn more about Robert's charity, what musical theatre means to him and what he's been up to during his quarantine!

Meet Our NEXT ON STAGE High School Top 5! Photo Meet Our NEXT ON STAGE High School Top 5!
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Jun 19, 2020

You voted, here they are! In no particular order, meet our top 5 in the high school category.

Robert Montano Shares a Fond Memory He Has From the Radio City Christmas Spectacular  Photo Robert Montano Shares a Fond Memory He Has From the Radio City Christmas Spectacular - Next on Stage
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Jun 16, 2020

We're chatting with the contestants in the top 10 for Next on Stage! Learn why Robert applied for Next on Stage and why he wants to win the charity donation!

Robert Montano Videos

VIDEO: Robert Montano Talks SMALL on Backstage with Richard Ridge VideoVIDEO: Robert Montano Talks SMALL on Backstage with Richard Ridge
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Mar 9, 2022

Watch as Richard Ridge catches up with Broadway veteran Robert Montano, who soon presents his new play, Small, at Penguin Rep Theatre.

Broadway Rewind: ZORBA Returns to the Stage with Encores! VideoBroadway Rewind: ZORBA Returns to the Stage with Encores!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 17, 2020

Today we rewind to 2015 for the Encores! revival of Zorba!, which opened on May 6 and ran for seven performances.

BWW TV Exclusive: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Stars Will be Found at the Latest Broadway Session VideoBWW TV Exclusive: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Stars Will be Found at the Latest Broadway Sessions!
by Ben Cameron - Dec 24, 2018

Super young, super hip, super talented cast members from Dear Evan Hansen joined us at Broadway Sessions recently. With a median age of about 20, they showed us just why they have scored some of the most coveted tracks on Broadway. Enjoy performances by Mallory Bechtel, Phoenix Best, Dan Macke, Diamond Essence White, Gabrielle Carrubba and Josh Strobl. Also enjoy performances by teenage powerhouses Robert Montano and Teagan Dye.

BWW TV: GRAND HOTEL is Open for Business! Watch Highlights of James Snyder, Brandon U VideoBWW TV: GRAND HOTEL is Open for Business! Watch Highlights of James Snyder, Brandon Uranowitz and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 21, 2018

Encores! is back for round two! The second production of this season is Grand Hotel, directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, featuring music direction by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman. Grand Hotel, The Musicalwill run for seven performances at New York City Center from March 21 - 25. The Encores! at 25 season concludes with Me and My Girl (May 9 - 13).

BWW TV: Checking In? Meet the Company and Catch a Sneak Peek of Encores! GRAND HOTEL! VideoBWW TV: Checking In? Meet the Company and Catch a Sneak Peek of Encores! GRAND HOTEL!
by TV - Press Previews - Mar 13, 2018

The company met the press today and BroadwayWorld was on hand to chat with the full gang. Meet the cast and get a taste of the music below!

BWW TV: Watch James Snyder, Brandon Uranowitz, Helene Yorke & More Sing from Encores! VideoBWW TV: Watch James Snyder, Brandon Uranowitz, Helene Yorke & More Sing from Encores! GRAND HOTEL!
by TV - Press Previews - Mar 13, 2018

Encores! is back for round two! The second production of this season is Grand Hotel, directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, featuring music direction by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman. Grand Hotel, The Musical will run for seven performances at New York City Center from March 21 - 25. The Encores! at 25 season concludes with Me and My Girl (May 9 - 13).

BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Kids Step Up to the Mic at Broadway Sessions! VideoBWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Kids Step Up to the Mic at Broadway Sessions!
by Ben Cameron - Dec 18, 2017

Hi friends! This week we find ourselves smack dab in the middle of the holiday season. A time for giving, caring and gathering with family and friends. And there's nothing quite as magical as the wonder and awe of kids during this festive time. We recent;y gathered some insanely talented Broadway youngsters to belt it out for us at Sessions. We wrangled up Matilda's Talia Ryder, South Pacific vet Lala as well as 3 talented gents who currently star in the great big show at the great big hall over on 6th avenue- Robert Montano, Hunter Kovacs and Will Ehren. Ok ok, we also let some fabulous adults take the mic including Side Show's Josh Walker, Anthony Fett, Colleen Harris, Kate Corsaro and more open mic dazzlers. Enjoy highlights here!

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Encores! ZORBA- with John Turturro, Santino Fontana, Marin Mazzie & More!
by TV - Press Previews - May 6, 2015

John Turturro stars in the title role of Zorba, joined by Adam Chanler-Berat, Robert Cuccioli, Elizabeth A. Davis,Santino Fontana, Marin Mazzie, Robert Montano, Carlos Valdes and Zoe Wanamaker in Zorba!, running for seven performances, today, May 6, through May 10, 2015.

BWW TV: Chatting with John Turturro, Marin Mazzie & the Company of Encores! ZORBA!; Plus Performance!
by TV - Press Previews - Apr 28, 2015

John Turturro will star in the title role of Zorba, joined by Adam Chanler-Berat, Robert Cuccioli, Elizabeth A. Davis,Santino Fontana, Marin Mazzie, Robert Montano, Carlos Valdes and Zoe Wanamaker in ZORBA!, running for seven performances, May 6 - 10, 2015. ZORBA! will be directed by Walter Bobbie (Chicago) and choreographed by Josh Rhodes (Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella) with musical direction by Rob Berman. ZORBA! is the final production of New York City Center's 2015 Encores! season. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the rehearsal yesterday, where we caught up with the show's stars, and caught an inside look at a performance preview!

BWW TV: Sneak Peek - Marin Mazzie, Santino Fontana and Elizabeth A. Davis Perform a Scene from Encores! ZORBA!
by TV - Press Previews - Apr 27, 2015

John Turturro will star in the title role of Zorba, joined by Adam Chanler-Berat, Robert Cuccioli, Elizabeth A. Davis, Santino Fontana, Marin Mazzie, Robert Montano, Carlos Valdes and Zoe Wanamaker in ZORBA!, running for seven performances, May 6 - 10, 2015. ZORBA! will be directed by Walter Bobbie (Chicago) and choreographed by Josh Rhodes (Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella) with musical direction by Rob Berman. ZORBA! is the final production of New York City Center's 2015 Encores! season. Below, BroadwayWorld has a clip of Mazzie, Fontana and Davis performing a scene from the show!


Robert Montano Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

What was Robert Montano's first West End show?
Robert Montano's first West End show was Kiss of the Spider Woman which opened in 1992