Robert has been in a relationship with actress Laila Robins since 2000. The two starred together in Macbeth at the Shakespeare Theatre in New Jersey.
Robert says that he didn't consider acting as a career until his senior year in college.
Robert's likeness is featured in a lithograph by famed artist Al Hirschfeld. The piece, entitled "Jekyll & Hyde," also features Robert's co-stars Christina Noll and Linda Eder.
Robert enjoys watching sports and admits to being a fan of the New York Yankees, the New York Jets, and the New York Knicks.
Robert had a cameo in the 1999 release Celebrity and a starring role in The Stranger, which was also released in 1999.
Robert has been featured on the soundtracks for; And The World Goes 'Round, Jekyll & Hyde, and Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.
Robert says, at first, his parents were not very supportive of his move from finance to theater. It wasn't until he worked with Richard Harris, "an actor from their generation that they considered a star," that they came around.
In 1987, Robert made his Broadway debut in Les Misérables as "Javert."
Robert is 6'1" with brown hair and brown eyes.
In 1997, a caricature of Robert was added to the famous "Broadway Unofficial Hall of Fame" at Sardi's Restaurant in New York City.
In 1999, Robert wrote, directed, and produced the Independent Film Cliff Walk.
Robert's favorite Broadway shows are Jesus Christ Superstar, Jekyll & Hyde, Man of La Mancha, and Carousel.
Robert is represented professionally by HWA Talent Representatives in New York City.
Robert was a business major in college and worked for several years on Wall Street after graduating.
Robert: I am thrilled to be making my directorial debut at a theatre as supportive and renowned as the Westchester Broadway Theatre. I share a history with this theatre, and have a special place for it in my heart. I worked on many musicals here during my early years as an actor, which gave me the best training an actor could ask for.
Robert: Proper singing actually takes less oxygen than you may think. It's all about efficiency and economy. If you sing it correctly, you can hold a note "until the cows come home.
Robert: One of the unfortunate things about Broadway is they go for name people to draw an audience. That's not the way Broadway used to be. And because of that, there are a lot of very talented, stage-savvy performers who don't get opportunities. I hope that will change.
Robert: (his advice to young singers) I would say study as much as you can, even when you begin to work in this business. Don't ever stop studying. You can never learn too much. Study everything. If singing is your fortee, invest in your acting abilities as well, as well as movement. Also make sure you don't get tunnel-visioned with just "the business." There's a world out there that you need to explore. That only helps your craft as well. And if this is in your heart and your soul and it's the only thing you feel you can do, then do it with all your heart and soul and don't let anyone deter you. And don't give up!