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Robert has performed, directed, and choreographed movement and staged violence for award winning theatre productions, internationally acclaimed opera houses and films for twenty-three years. Robert incorporates his training in acting, dance, clowning, martial arts, mask, puppetry, yoga and other disciplines to bring unique creation of character and story to multiple performance venues. His work has received rave reviews by the New York Times, New York Magazine, Variety, Newsday, Opera News and many others.

He made his Broadway debut in February of this year as the Fight Director for Hand To God. Most recently he choreographed New York City productions of Hand to God at the MCC Theatre, Verite at LCT3, Lesser America’s Trevor, Second Stage Theatre's production of Butcher of Baraboo, Studio 42's Billy Witch, The New York Musical Theatre Festival production of The Screams of Kitty Genovese, the Keen Company's Tea and Sympathy, and The New York Fringe Festival's The Salacious Uncle Baldrick and Waiter, Waiter. Regional credits include the Westport Country Playhouse's production of The Things We Do For Love, Asolo Repertory Theatre's The Game's Afoot and God of Carnage, Boston's New Repertory Theatre's A Skull in Connemara and Los Angeles' Circle X Theatre’s production of The Bigger Man. Robert has choreographed movement for the National Lyric Opera of New York, Opera Providence, Central City Opera, Chautauqua Opera, The Lost Colony, The Colorado Shakespeare Festival and the 75th Anniversary Tour of Porgy and Bess.

As a physical performer Robert has worked in productions at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, New York Theatre Workshop and for independent live action companies across the country. He has worked as a stunt double and stunt performer for action films such as The Key Man starring Hugo Weaving, Eyeborgs starring Danny Trejo and Fall Down Dead with David Carradine. Robert is a member of SAG-AFTRA and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

Robert has been an instructor and movement coach for theatrical productions and on film sets and at Boston University's Theatre Conservatory and Opera Institute, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, National Theatre Conservatory, Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, the Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, the Manhattan School of Music, the University of Alabama, Temple University and intensives in America and Great Britain.

Robert Westley Productions

 
[Off-Broadway, 2024]
Fight Director
 
[US Tour, 2018] [Replacement]
Fight Coordinator[Replacement]
 
[Off-Off-Broadway, 2018]
Movement Choreographer
 
[Milburn, NJ (Regional), 2018]
Fight Coordinator
 
[Broadway, 2016]
Fight Coordinator
 
[Broadway, 2015]
Fight Direction
 
[New York, 2006]
Fight Director

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World Premiere of Michael R. Jackson's TEETH Extended at Playwrights Horizons

Playwrights Horizons will present a two-week extension of the world premiere production of Teeth, a new musical with book and music by Anna K. Jacobs and book and lyrics by Michael R. Jackson. Learn more about the show and see how to purchase tickets.

Steven Pasquale Joins the Cast of Michael R. Jackson and Anna K. Jacobs's TEETH

Get the latest news on the cast of TEETH, the new musical by Michael R. Jackson and Anna K. Jacobs. Broadway star Steven Pasquale joins the talented ensemble in this limited engagement at Playwrights Horizons.

Jason Gotay, Alyse Alan Louis & More to Star in Michael R. Jackson and Anna K. Jacobs's TEETH

Playwrights Horizons has revealed the cast for the world premiere of TEETH, a new musical by Michael R. Jackson and Anna K. Jacobs. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Review: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS at Paper Mill Playhouse-An Exciting, Mesmerizing Whodunit

Agatha Christie's, Murder on the Orient Express, adapted for the stage by playwright Ken Ludwig, is being performed at Paper Mill Playhouse through Sunday, May 14. It's a total wow for mystery lovers and many more.

Hillary Clinton to Moderate BroadwayCon Panel Featuring Vanessa Williams, Julie White & LaChanze

Hillary Clinton will be moderating a BroadwayCon panel with legendary women of Broadway! The panel will feature LaChanze, Julie White, and Vanessa Williams, and take place on Friday, July 8 at 1 PM. 

Interview: BroadwayCon 2022 Promises Stars, Shows, and Safety Standards- Go Inside the Con's Live, In-Person Return!

BroadwayCon, the premiere fan convention for all things Broadway returns July 8-10, 2022 at the Manhattan Center & The New Yorker Hotel, this year's BroadwayCon marks the convention's first in-person gathering in two years, bringing theatre fans closer than ever to some of Broadway's newest and most exciting shows.

BroadwayCon Unveils Lineup Featuring BEETLEJUICE, SIX, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, and More!

BroadwayCon, the premiere fan convention for all things Broadway, today announced the programming lineup, featuring performances and appearances from some of Broadway's biggest shows and influential names in theater. 

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory Presents BELLEVILLE

The FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training prepares to open its second show of the 2021-22 season, Amy Herzog’s Belleville. Directed by Jesse Jou, the show runs Jan. 5–23, with a pay-what-you-can preview on Jan. 4.

VIDEO: On This Day, December 1- A BRONX TALE Opens On Broadway

A Bronx Tale is the second longest running show in the history of the Longacre Theatre.

A BRONX TALE Comes to Memorial Auditorium

NETworks Presentations has announced that the North American Tour of A BRONX TALE, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater will play Sacramento Memorial Auditorium March 3 a?" 8.

Casting Announced for A BRONX TALE at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Segerstrom Center for the Arts and NETworks Presentations has announced full casting for the 2019-2020 North American Tour of A BRONX TALE, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater. The show will play Segerstrom Hall March 10 - 22, 2020.

A BRONX TALE is Coming to the Washington Pavilion

The Washington Pavilion will welcome the North American Tour of A BRONX TALE: THE MUSICAL to Sioux Falls on February 8-10 for three performances. The show features 2015 a?oeAmerican Idola?? winner Nick Fradiani as one of the lead cast members.

National Tour Of A BRONX TALE Comes To Segerstrom Center in March

Segerstrom Center for the Arts and NETworks Presentations are pleased to announce that the North American Tour of A BRONX TALE, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater will play Segerstrom Hall March 10 a?" 22, 2020.

BWW Review: A BRONX TALE at Hanover Theatre In Worcester, MA

If you like your coming-of-age-on-the-mean-streets stories served with an extra side of red sauce, then Chazz Palminteri's semi-autobiographical A BRONX TALE is for you. Featuring characters with names like Rudy the Voice, Eddie Mush, Jojo the Whale and Frankie Coffeecake, this musical adaptation of Palminteri's acclaimed movie, later made into a one-man Broadway play in which Palminteri also starred, pits the young Calogero (Trey Murphy) in a tug of war between his upstanding blue collar Dad, Lorenzo (American Idol winner Nick Fradiani), and the flashy mob boss Sonny (Jeff Brooks) whom the newly dubbed a?oeCa?? idolizes.

A BRONX TALE Will Play the Providence Performing Arts Center

A BRONX TALE will play at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) February 21 - 23, 2020. A BRONX TALE features a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater.

A BRONX TALE Comes to Kravis Center

The North American Tour of A BRONX TALE, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater will play The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts as a part of its Kravis On Broadway series January 7 a?" 12. Tickets are on sale now at kravis.org.

A BRONX TALE Will Play North Charleston Performing Arts Center

The North American Tour of A BRONX TALE, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater will play North Charleston Performing Arts Center April 24 a?" 26, 2020. Reserved seat tickets go on sale Monday, November 18 at 10 AM and are available online at Ticketmaster.com or at the North Charleston Coliseum Advance Ticket Office. For groups of 10 or more, call (843) 529-5007. The show is part of the Best of Broadway series.

A BRONX TALE Plays Detroit's Fisher Theatre This January

Broadway In Detroit is pleased to announce that the North American Tour of A BRONX TALE, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater will play Detroit's Fisher Theatre, January 21 a?" February 2, 2020.

A BRONX TALE Launches Tour from The Palace

NETworks Presentations announces the 2019a?'2020 North American Tour of A BRONX TALE will launch at the Palace Theater in Waterbury with performances October 22 through 24, starring 2015 American Idol winner Nick Fradiani in the role of Lorenzo. Tickets may be purchased at the Box office by calling 203.346.2000, online at www.palacetheaterct.org or in person at100 East Main Street, Waterbury.

A BRONX TALE National Tour Announces Full Casting and Dates

Full casting has been announced for the 2019a?"2020 North American Tour of A BRONX TALE. Completing the cast is Martin Bonventre, Hallie Brevetti, Lauren Celentano, Tyler Dema, Bryan Dougherty, Adam Grabau, Mairys Joaquin, Breia Kelley, Christopher Miles, Brett Pederson, Dan Rosenbaum, Benjamin Sears, Mark Sippel, Johanna Taylor, Shaun Leslie Thomas, Joey Trombino, Darius Vines, Rhys Williams and Nathan Wright.

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