From: New York City, New York. LA Opera: Rigoletto (2018, debut).

Robert Wierzel has worked with artists from diverse disciplines and backgrounds in theater, dance, opera, contemporary music and museums with companies throughout the country and abroad.

He has worked on productions with the opera companies of Paris-Garnier (Les Indes Galantes); Tokyo (the opera Chushingura); Toronto; Wexford Ireland, Kristiansand & Bergen, Norway; Folk Opera, Sweden; Dutch National; New York City Opera; Glimmerglass Festival (30 seasons); Atlanta; Seattle; Boston Lyric; Minnesota; Philadelphia, San Francisco; Houston; Washington National; Chicago Lyric; Opera Theatre of Chicago; Montreal; Vancouver; Florida Grand; Portland;  Colorado; Pittsburgh; Wolf Trap; San Diego; Virginia; Lyric Opera/Kansas City and Gotham Chamber Opera among others.

Since 1985, Robert has collaborated with choreographer and director Bill T. Jones and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company (several Bessie Awards, along with productions at the Lyon Opera Ballet and Berlin Opera Ballet); and Walking The Line (w/Bill T. Jones) at the Louvre Museum, Paris.

His other dance collaborations include works with choreographers Liz Gerring; Sean Curran; Elizabeth Streb; Alexei Ratmansky/A.B.T;  Andrea Miller/Gallim Dance; Doug Varone; Heidi Latsky; Larry Goldhuber; Molissa Fenely; Donna Uchizono; Alonzo King; Charlie Moulton; Michael Tracy/Pilobolus Dance Theatre; Arthur Aviles and Margo Sappington.

His theater work has been seen on and off Broadway, including the play Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, starring Audra McDonald; the musical Fela!  (Tony Award nomination) and at the Royal National Theatre of London, UK (directed by Bill T. Jones). Other productions include David Copperfield’s Broadway debut Dreams and Nightmares; Grace Jones’ Hurricane Show at the Hammerstein Ballroom NYC;  Savoy Theatre, London (Enigmatic Variations);  productions at the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theatre (recently The Taming of the Shrew and Troilus and Cressida, 2016 Summer in Central Park); The Signature Theatre (Two Trains Running, Hot ‘n Throbbing); The Roundabout (Indian Ink, The Deep Blue Sea); Playwrights Horizons (Jack’s Holiday, Moe’s Lucky Seven); Mostly Mozart Festival (Il Re Pastore); BAM (La Traviata, Arjuna’s Dilemma, Il Matrimonio Segreto); The Acting Company (Romeo and Juliet, Love’s Fire) and the Lincoln Center Festival/American Songbook Series (Orpheus and Euridice choreographed by Doug Varone). In addition, he has collaborated with the composer Philip Glass (Hydrogen Jukebox and Les Enfants Térribles, which won him an American Theatre Wing Lighting Design Award).

His extensive regional theater work includes productions at Atlanta’s Alliance Theatre Company; A.C.T. San Francisco; Berkley Rep; Williamstown Theatre Festival; Calgary Theatre Company. The Grand Theatre & Vancouver Playhouse, Canada; Center Stage-Baltimore; Arena Stage; Chicago Shakespeare Theater; Shakespeare Theatre DC; Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Hartford Stage, Long Wharf Theatre; Westport Country Playhouse; Goodman Theatre; The Guthrie; Mark Taper Forum; Geva Theatre; Actors Theatre/Louisville; Old Globe/San Diego; Laguna Playhouse; Yale Rep; Alley Theatre, Houston; Dallas Theatre Center among many others.

He is a creative partner at Spark Design Collaborative and a faculty member of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Department of Design for Stage & Film in New York City.