MUSIC DIRECTOR

Robert has worked as a Music Director both in Canada and Australia and also been involved in many shows as vocal/repertoire coach, pit musician, and rehearsal pianist.

In 2019 (and also in 2017) Robert was the Music Director and pianist for “Miz Saigon” as part of the Broadway Concert Series at the Meridian Arts Centre in Toronto and other venues featuring the cream of Canadian Music Theatre talent including Ma-Anne Dionisio, George Masswohl, Jeff Madden, Jay Davis, David Silvestri, Gabi Epstein, Fran Anton-Harwart, and Gordon McLaren.

From 2017 to 2019 he worked both at the "Music Theatre Creation Lab" program at the Randolph Academy Kid's Program, as well as KaraLee Theatre/Theatre Hive (Toronto) as part of the "Let's Write a Musical" program, during which he worked with talented teenagers to devise, compose, rehearse and perform several musicals - all in 9 days each!

In the summer of 2017 he was MD and pianist for the musical "Seeking Refuge" by Rick Jones at the Toronto Fringe Festival with Thick and Thin Theatre company which made NOW Magazine's lists of "Outstanding Productions" as well as "Outstanding Ensemble".

In the summer of 2016 Robert was MD and pianist for the Toronto Fringe festival show "Echoes - A New Musical" which was nominated as NOW Magazine's "Pick of the Fringe" and listed as one of their "Outstanding Ensembles"

In the fall and winter of 2015 he was MD and pianist for a new version of PETER PAN with Yellow Door Theatre in Niagara on the Lake, Ontario.

In the summer of 2014 Robert was MD and pianist with the wonderful ANNE AND GILBERT at the Guild Theatre in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

In January 2014 he opened the new Canadian musical KILLER BUSINESS - THE MUSICAL, as part of the Toronto Next Stage Festival. This show was a big success - the second highest grossing show in the seven year history of the Festival.

Below is Robert's complete Music Theatre Experience over the years:

 

MUSIC DIRECTOR/PIANO

 

  • MIZ SAIGON - Broadway Concert Series - Toronto
  • HOW TO MAKE A BIBBIDI BOBBIDY BEST FRIEND - The Creation Lab - Randolph Academy Kid's Program - Toronto
  • SUMMER SCHOOL'D - The Creation Lab - Randolph Academy Kid's Program - Toronto
  • SEEKING REFUGE - Thick and Thin Theatre Company - Toronto Fringe Festival
  • SONGS FROM LES MISERABLES AND MISS SAIGON - Broadway Concert Series - Brockville/KIngston Ontario
  • BETWEEN THE LIES - The Creation Lab - Randolph Academy Kid's Program - Toronto
  • UP AND AWAY - The Creation Lab - Randolph Academy Kid's Program - Toronto
  • ECHOES - A NEW MUSICAL - Chaos and Light - Toronto Fringe Festival
  • FATE CITY - The Creation Lab - Randolph Academy Kid's Program - Toronto
  • PETER PAN  - Yellow Door Theatre Project - Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
  • SONGS IN THE KEY OF LOVE - Festival of Smiles - Smile Theatre Company - Toronto
  • ANNE AND GILBERT - The Guild Theatre - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island      
  • KILLER BUSINESS - THE MUSICAL - Torrent Productions (Next Stage Festival) - Toronto
  • THE BEAVER DEN - Jazzed Squared Theatre Company - Winnipeg Fringe Festival
  • FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - CATS Mainstage Theatre Company - oronto
  • CRAZY FOR YOU - Toronto Youth Music Theatre Company - Toronto
  • IT'S CHRISTMAS AGAIN?! - Red Sandcastle Theatre - Toronto
  • THE WIZARD OF OZ - Moonpath Productions - Belleville, Ontario
  • DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS- Moonpath Productions - Belleville, Ontario
  • THE FULL MONTY- Moonpath Productions - Belleville, Ontario
  • ANNIE - Moonpath Productions - Belleville, Ontario
  • CATS - Stirling Festival Theatre - Stirling, Ontario
  • CABARET - Scarp Theatre Company - Perth, Western Australia
  • 42nd STREET - MBS Dance and Theatre Company - Kingston, Ontario

 

VOCAL COACH/PIANO

 

  • Music Director/Accompanist – ASL (American Sign Language) MUSICAL THEATRE INITIATIVE - Toronto

  • PATCHWORK VILLAGE - Jamii Esplanade - Toronto
  • A CHORUS LINE - SLC Stage - Brockville, Ontario
  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - SLC Stage - Brockville, Ontario
  • ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW - SLC Stage - Brockville, Ontario
  • JOSEPH AND THE TECHNICOLOUR DREAM COAT - SLC Stage - Brockville, Ontario
  • FOOTLOOSE - SLC Stage - Brockville, Ontario
  • LITTLE WOMEN - SLC Stage - Brockville, Ontario
  • OKLAHOMA - SLC Stage - Brockville, Ontario
  • CATS - SLC Stage - Brockville, Ontario
  • CABARET- SLC Stage - Brockville, Ontario
  • WHITE CHRISTMAS - SLC Stage - Brockville, Ontario
  • FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - SLC Stage - Brockville, Ontario
  • NUNSENSE (THE MEGA MUSICAL) - SLC Stage - Brockville, Ontario
  • GREASE - SLC Stage - Brockville, Ontario
  • HAIR - SLC Stage - Brockville, Ontario
  • A CHORUS LINE - SLC Stage - Brockville, Ontario

 

REVIEWS 

 

"Seeking Refuge": https://nowtoronto.com/stage/toronto-fringe-festival-2017/fringe-review-seeking-refuge/ 

"Scoundrels": http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3174113

"Wizard of OZ": http://www.intelligencer.ca/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3263948

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Upcoming EVENTS

Previous events

Feb1

"Welcome Back" Concert - featuring Robert and Scarlett Graham with special guests "The Alfalfa Males"!

Ecoburbia, 16 Livingtone Street, Beaconsfield

I am thrilled about this show for so many reasons: thrilled to be doing my first show back in my new (old) home of Fremantle. Thrilled to be performing with my daughter Scarlett. Thrilled to be performing at my sister's venue "Ecoburbia". And thrilled to being sharing the stage with my brother-in-law's band "The Alfalfa Males"! What could be better than that?

Nov3

The Fairest and Best LIVE!

C'est what?, 67 Front St. East, Toronto, ON

Come and see us - you won't regret it!

no cover

Oct6

"The Recaps" present "The Way We Were" - Great Female Artists of the 70's"

C'est what?, 67 Front St. East, Toronto, ON

"The Recaps" return - featuring myself and Barb Scheffler!

 

 

Oct5

Solo show

Ace's Place, Guildwood Parkway, Guildwood

It will be great to be back performing at Aces's Place!

Sep28

Putting the "Fun" back into "Fundraiser"!

Malvern Emmanuel United Church, 25 Sewells Road, Scarborough, ON

Come and check the band out and a bunch of other great acts!

Sep10

"The Recaps" present "The Way We Were" - Great Female Artists of the 70's"

Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth Ave, Toronto

Excited to announce a brand new duo - myself and Barb Scheffler are "The Recaps" and this is our first show!

 

 

Sep8

The Fairest and Best at C'est What

C'est what?, 67 Front St. East, Toronto, ON

Another fun and musical night at C'est What....

Sep7

Broadway Concert Series

Lyric Theatre, 5040 Yonge Street North York, Toronto

The Broadway Concert Series continues - featuring the amazing music of Les Miserables and Miss Saigon - with myself on piano! Featured performers include David Silveste, George Masswohl, Jeff Madden, Ma-Anne Dionisio, and Cailin Stadynk!

 

Aug12

Music Theatre Creation Lab

Randolph Academy of the Performing Arts, 730 Bathurst Street, Toronto

I am back working in the Randolph Kids Program doing our "Write-Your-Own-Musical" series! 

Jun2

Resa's Pieces Singers 2019 Gala

Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue, 100 Elder Street, Toronto

Another wonderful Gala featuring my fantastic Resa's Pieces Singers........a  great mix of choral music on show!

 

 

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