Originated the role of Chaplin at La Jolla Playhouse (Craig Noel Award winner). Most recently in New York, Rob received raves for another title role, leading the cast of Where's Charley? at Encores. A two-time Barrymore Award winner, Rob starred on Broadway as Princeton/Rod in the Tony Award winning musical Avenue Q. He made his Broadway debut in the 2002 Broadway revival of I’m Not Rappaport alongside Judd Hirsch and Ben Vereen. Other selected credits include: Avenue Q (1st National Tour, Helen Hayes Nomination), Amadeus (Mozart, Walnut Street Theatre), Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour, The MUNY), The Game’s Afoot (world premiere by Ken Ludwig, Cleveland Playhouse), The Producers (Carmen Ghia, Walnut Street Theatre), The Flea and the Professor (world premiere, Arden Theatre) and Johnny Baseball (world premiere American Repertory Theater).
For most, the name Charlie Chaplin calls to mind a tiny mustache, bowler hat, baggy pants, and a funny walk -- a whole slew of images, but all of them silent. Which perhaps makes the iconic silent film star an unlikely subject for a Broadway musical. And yet, Chaplin is at the center of one of Broadway’s newest musical productions, simply titled Chaplin.