Robert W. Westenberg



Department

Theatre and Dance

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Theatre and Dance
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897

Biography

After a lengthy performing career that included work on Broadway and Off-Broadway, in regional theatres, national tours, television and film, Mr. Westenberg is now concentrating on teaching, directing and playwriting


Details

Professional experience

  • Graduate of the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and completed degree studies at the National Theatre Conservatory in Denver.
  • Appeared in numerous plays and classical works in theatres around the country.
  • Sung at Carnegie Hall in The Gay Divorcee and can be heard on several original cast albums.

Broadway roles

  • Into the Woods as the Wolf and Prince, for which he received a Tony nomination and Drama Desk Award
  • Secret Garden as Neville Craven
  • Sunday in the Park with George
  • Javert in the Broadway production of Les Miserables

Other Broadway credits

Leading roles in:
  • 1776
  • Company
  • Abe Lincoln in Illinois
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Zorba, for which he received a Theatre World Award

National tour credits

  • Zorba
  • Funny Girl
  • The Full Monty

Film and television credits

  • The Ice Storm
  • Before and After
  • The Stars Fell on Henrietta
  • Mr. and Mrs. Bridge
  • Swift Justice
  • Central Park West
  • Law and Order: SVU