Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tex-Arts' Robin Lewis To Teach Part-Time at Texas State

From the San Marcos Mercury, May 26:

Broadway Veteran Robin Lewis Joins Musical Theatre program
Submitted by Brad Rollins on Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Broadway veteran Robin Lewis will join the Musical Theatre Program at Texas State University as a per-course faculty member teaching musical theatre dance.

Lewis joins recent faculty additions Kailtin Hopkins and Jim Price in bolstering the Musical Theatre Program.

“In assembling the musical theatre faculty, I think Robin is the perfect complement to Kaitlin and Jim,” said Texas State Department of Theatre and Dance Chair John Fleming. “As a dancer and dance captain, Robin has worked with some of Broadway’s most acclaimed directors and choreographers (Susan Stroman, Ann Reinking). The addition of Robin to our program means that our students will receive top-level musical theatre dance training.”

Lewis is a veteran of several Broadway stage productions including Disney’s Beauty & the Beast (dance captain), A Christmas Carol at Madison Square Garden (dance captain) and Fosse (including the film version) with Ben Vereen and Ann Reinking. Additional credits include the Off-Broadway production of The Green Heart as well as the first national Broadway touring production of Mel Brooks’ The Producers starring Jason Alexander and Martin Short.

[ . . . . ] In addition to his time on the boards, Lewis has choreographed for the Oklahoma Lyric Opera, Zachary Scott Theater Center (for which he’s received multiple B. Iden Payne and Austin Critics’ Circle Awards), Zilker Productions and TexARTS (Critics Circle Award-winner). Lewis was also voted “Best in Austin” for his choreography and “Keeper of the Fosse Flame” by the Austin Chronicle.

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