Entrepreneur + Director/Choreographer
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STUDIO

Robert Hartwell is the Founder and Artistic Director of The Broadway Collective where he is training the next generation of Broadway.  His company recently made the Inc5000 as one of the fastest growing private companies in America ranking 1,106 out of 5,000 with 440% growth over 3 years. 

As the only African American CEO in the professional musical theatre education space in NYC, his passion lies in making Broadway stages more diverse and inclusive starting at the educational level.   

He is the creator of Hello Broadway Broadway’s Online Academy, Gathered NYC, Prescreen Prep, and Broadway’s Open.  

He is featured in Pharrell and Jay-Z’s latest hit single – Entrepreneur.

STAGE

He has performed in 5 musicals on Broadway and 2 National Tours: Dreamgirls, Memphis, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Cinderella,  Motown, and Hello, Dolly! starring Bette Midler.  He has performed on the Tony Awards three times and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade twice.  Regionally he has performed at The Muny, Sacramento Music Circus, Hangar Theatre, Music Theatre Wichita, and the Fulton Opera House. 

As a Director/Choreographer his work has been seen at Lincoln Center, Music Theatre Wichita, North Carolina Theatre, Naples Performing Arts Center, The University of Michigan, and Fulton Theatre. Assistant Director on the National Tour of the Tony Award-winning Revival of Once On This Island. 

He is currently the Associate Artist at North Carolina Theatre. Most recently he directed and choreographed For Colored Boyz  and won the Fulton Theatre’s inaugural Stories of Diversity Playwriting Festival.  

Upcoming Directing/Choreographing: Sister Act at North Carolina Theatre (Feb 2022), Smokey Joe’s Cafe at Fulton Theatre (April 2022), and For Colored Boyz (May 2022).

SELECTED PRESS
CBS News
Robert x Lowes
New York Live
"Entrepreneur"
CONTACT

Manager
Cameron Kadison
Mortar Media
ckadison at mortarmedia dot com
424.253.6740

Agent
Santini Reali + Hannah Epstein
CAA
santini.reali at caa dot com
hannah.epstein at caa dot com

Partnerships
Yale Jesser + Donovan Tatum
CAA
yale.jesser at caa dot com
donovan.tatum at caa dot com

Speaking
Kip Ludwig
CAA
kip.ludwig at caa dot com

Publicist
Yvette Noel Schure + Edwin Banacia
Schure Media Group
yns at schuremediagroup dot com
ejb at schuremediagroup dot com

Personal
Dannah Bagall – Executive Assistant
dannah@bwaycollective.com

SOCIAL
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