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Robert W Schneider

Also Credited As: Robert W. Schneider
 
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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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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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Michelle Potterf, Robert W. Schneider, Deidre Goodwin and Mark Wiliam

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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

BWW Review: TikTok-lebrity Scott Evan Davis Brings Friends, Music & His Brand Of Snar Photo BWW Review: TikTok-lebrity Scott Evan Davis Brings Friends, Music & His Brand Of Snarkness in CONNECTION UNSTABLE At The Triad
by Bobby Patrick - May 24, 2022

While the talent line-up for the show was incredible people with fabulous voices, Scott could very well have performed his show singing all by himself and it would have been a fine night of cabaret.

Photos: Robert W. Schneider partners with Sheet Music Man Michael Lavine & A Roster O Photo Photos: Robert W. Schneider partners with Sheet Music Man Michael Lavine & A Roster Of Broadway Veterans For 10 YEARS OF MUSICAL THEATRE HISTORY At 54 Below
by Bobby Patrick - May 3, 2022

In one of the best group shows of all time, Michael Lavine and Robert W. Schneider turn 54 Below into a glamorous history lesson celebrating Broadway.

A 10 Year Anniversary Celebration & More to Take Place This Week at Feinstein's/54 Be Photo A 10 Year Anniversary Celebration & More to Take Place This Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022

This week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Award-Winning Composer and Viral Tik Tok Wit Scott Evan Davis Plays The Triad With CO Photo Award-Winning Composer and Viral Tik Tok Wit Scott Evan Davis Plays The Triad With CONNECTION UNSTABLE On May 21st
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 27, 2022

Musical theater composer Scott Evan Davis will have a Triad Takeover on May 21st with original songs and a few musical friends.

Ahrens & Flaherty, Joe Iconis & More Join Feinstein's/54 Below 10th Anniversary Celeb Photo Ahrens & Flaherty, Joe Iconis & More Join Feinstein's/54 Below 10th Anniversary Celebration
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2022

From reviving the jewels of the canon to concerts celebrating Broadway’s theatres, Feinstein’s/54 Below audiences have taken countless trips down a magical memory lane. Now, to celebrate their tenth year in operation, Feinstein’s/54 Below will be celebrating these wonderful musical moments that appeared on their stage.

Robert W. Schneider & Shannon Agnew's Book FIFTY KEY STAGE MUSICALS Out Now Photo Robert W. Schneider & Shannon Agnew's Book FIFTY KEY STAGE MUSICALS Out Now
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2022

Routledge Press has released Robert W. Schneider and Shannon Agnew’s new book, Fifty Key Stage Musicals, an exploration of fifty musicals whose creation impacted the trajectory of musical theater history.  

Sunday Morning Michael Dale: THE BAKER'S WIFE Sublimely Returns and ANYONE CAN WHISTL Photo Sunday Morning Michael Dale: THE BAKER'S WIFE Sublimely Returns and ANYONE CAN WHISTLE's Satire Remains Uncomfortably Relevant
by Michael Dale - Mar 13, 2022

This week I saw productions of two decades-old musicals, each written by one of theatre's great composer/lyricists, which, in their original productions, ran a combined total of nine performances on Broadway.

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW Releases Programming for the Upcoming Week Photo FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW Releases Programming for the Upcoming Week
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 12, 2022

Next week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Amy Spanger, Lee Roy Reams, 54 SINGS SARA BAREILLES and More Coming Up This Month At  Photo Amy Spanger, Lee Roy Reams, 54 SINGS SARA BAREILLES and More Coming Up This Month At Feinstein's/54 Below
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 3, 2022

Next month, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Photos: A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD/A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE Celebrates Opening Night Photo Photos: A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD/A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE Celebrates Opening Night
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 25, 2022

A Day In Hollywood / A Night in the Ukraine features two one-act musicals that provide a double feature more hilarious than any presented in Hollywood's heyday. The musical opened on Theater Row on February 24th.

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!