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Robert W Schneider

Also Credited As: Robert W. Schneider
 
Birth Place:
Brooklyn, NY
Bio:
Robert W Schneider is an Original Programming Producer at Feinstein's/54 Below as well as the co-host of Behind The Curtain: Broadway's Living Legends on iTunes. Mr. Schneider received an MFA in Directing for the Musical Theatre from Penn State University, under the mentorship of SDC President ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY

Bio:
Robert W Schneider is an Original Programming Producer at Feinstein's/54 Below as well as the co-host of Behind The Curtain: Broadway's Living Legends on iTunes. Mr. Schneider received an MFA in Directing for the Musical Theatre from Penn State University, under the mentorship of SDC President ... (read complete bio)

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Robert W Schneider Biography

Robert W Schneider is an Original Programming Producer at Feinstein's/54 Below as well as the co-host of Behind The Curtain: Broadway's Living Legends on iTunes.

Mr. Schneider received an MFA in Directing for the Musical Theatre from Penn State University, under the mentorship of SDC President Susan H Schulman. For seven years, Robert was the Associate Artistic Director of the Penn State Nu Musicals Festival, which celebrated and championed new works for the American musical stage. In that capacity, Robert produced and directed fifty works by such new voices as Adam Gwon, Kerrigan & Lowdermilk, Selda Sahin, and Kooman & Dimond.

Most recently, Robert was nominated for an Ovation Award for directing the regional premiere of Memphis. Regional credits include: Good People (w/Johanna Day), All My Sons (w/Richard Bekins), A Man of No Importance (w/Caroline Bowman), The Last Five Years (w/AJ Holmes) and the regional premieres of Harper Regan, Leading Ladies and From Up Here.

In New York, Robert has directed countless showcases and concerts, the most recent being an all-star concert of I Do, I Do, which featured Tony Award winner Beth Leavel, Robert Cuccioli, Patrick Page, and many other Broadway veterans. Robert was quite proud that this was the first time in the show’s fifty-year history that a same-sex couple was part of the storytelling.

As an assistant director, Robert has had the great pleasure of assisting Susan H. Schulman on Bookends at the York Theatre, Lonny Price on his Live! From Lincoln Center productions of Sweeney Todd (w/ Emma Thompson and Audra McDonald) and Sinatra: Voice For A Century (w/Sting and Seth McFarlane), as well as Judith Ivey on her production of Vanities at Second Stage.

Robert holds academic positions at both Penn State University and the New York Film Academy. He lives in West Harlem with his husband, Daniel Gutierrez, a photographer.





Robert W Schneider News

J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company Announces 2023 Season Featuring WOMAN OF THE YEA Photo J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company Announces 2023 Season Featuring WOMAN OF THE YEAR & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 10, 2023

J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company has announced the exciting three-musical lineup for its third season. The 2023 season runs April 13 through May 21, 2023 at Theatre Row. Read details about the season and learn how to purchase tickets.

Erin Davie, Joe Iconis & AJ Holmes to Join BROADWAY BOUND: THE MUSICALS THAT NEVER CA Photo Erin Davie, Joe Iconis & AJ Holmes to Join BROADWAY BOUND: THE MUSICALS THAT NEVER CAME TO BROADWAY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 9, 2023

Erin Davie (Diana: The Musical), AJ Holmes (The Book of Mormon) and Joe Iconis (Be More Chill) will be joining the third edition of Broadway Bound: The Musicals That Never Came To Broadway on Wednesday, February 15th at 7:00pm at Feinstein’s/54 Below.

Len Cariou, Lee Roy Reams, and More Join 50 Key Stage Musicals Concert at 54 Below Photo Len Cariou, Lee Roy Reams, and More Join 50 Key Stage Musicals Concert at 54 Below
by Stephi Wild - Jan 3, 2023

​​​​​​​Routledge Press' highly praised new book FIFTY KEY STAGE MUSICALS by Robert W. Schneider and Shannon Agnew, which rounds-up fifty musicals whose creations were seminal in altering the landscape of musical theater, is now being given a one night only concert with the artists who helped create these monumental musicals at 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club.

Feature: Editor's Picks For 2022 Photo Feature: Editor's Picks For 2022
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 31, 2022

This is not a “Best Of” list because it isn’t for me to say what is best, only what resonated with me, but after a lot, a lot, a lot of shows, this New Year's Eve, these shows are still on my mind.

Final Standings Announced For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Off-Broadway Awards Photo Final Standings Announced For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Off-Broadway Awards
by BWW Awards - Dec 27, 2022

The final standings have been announced as of Tuesday, December 27th for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Off-Broadway Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

Latest Standings Released For The For 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards Photo Latest Standings Released For The For 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards
by BWW Awards - Dec 27, 2022

The final standings have been announced as of Tuesday, December 27th for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!

BROADWAY BOUND: THE MUSICALS THAT NEVER CAME TO BROADWAY to Return to 54 Below Photo BROADWAY BOUND: THE MUSICALS THAT NEVER CAME TO BROADWAY to Return to 54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 21, 2022

After critically acclaimed sold out concerts in 2017, 54 Below will be presenting their third edition of Broadway Bound: The Musicals That Never Came To Broadway on Wednesday, February 15th at 7:00pm at 54 Below.

12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards Photo 12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards
by BWW Awards - Dec 19, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Off-Broadway Awards Photo Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Off-Broadway Awards
by BWW Awards - Dec 12, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 5th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Off-Broadway Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Standings Released For The For 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards Photo Latest Standings Released For The For 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards
by BWW Awards - Dec 12, 2022

Voting is now open for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Robert W Schneider Videos

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats DOONESBURY, THE FIG LEAVES ARE FALLING, and A BROADWAY MUSICAL
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 5, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Rob & Kevin discuss their summer plans, Kevin finds his DOONESBURY, haggling with record stores, HELLO MUDDAH, HELLO ALLAN SHERMAN, and a forgotten musical makes a return after 40 years!

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks 2017 Tonys, Dreamcast Kevin Spacey, and More
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 28, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Rob & Kevin recap the 2017 Tony Awards broadcast, dream cast Kevin Spacey, praise the madness of Aunt Jackie, celebrate a singer gone too soon, and praise a lyricist who needs more recognition!

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses William Goldman's 'The Season' and SCTV
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 21, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: A spirited discussion about the Portland WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? and the role of diversity in casting, the power of imagination, an exploration of William Goldman's great book, and a celebration of the brilliance of Canadian comedy!

VIDEO: Laura Osnes, Taylor Louderman, and Desi Oakley Perform 'The Princess Power Medley'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Laura Osnes ('Bandstand,' 'Cinderella'), Taylor Louderman ('Kinky Boots,' 'Bring It On: The Musical'), and Desi Oakley ('Wicked,' 'Evita') sang 'The Princess Power Medley,' arranged by musical director Benjamin Rauhala at Feinstein's/54 Below's 5th Anniversary Celebration on June 5th, 2017. Check out the video below!