PROFILES IN CABARET: Brian Richard Robinson

You and I, The Cabaret SeriesCentral Square Theatre, 2/13/12,

by Becca Kidwell

Our continuing look into the artists of The Cabaret Series.

Full Name:  Brian Richard Robinson

Where were you born and raised?  Born-Brooklyn, Raised-Long Island

Who inspired you to pursue your dreams? My awesome parents.

What was your first musical experience?  When I was in junior high school, I saw my town’s high school production of Once Upon a Mattress, and I was hooked!

What was the first musical you ever saw? The Wiz

Favorite singers, living or dead?  Toss-up between Sarah Vaughn and Ella Fitzgerald

What stars of stage or screen would you like to perform with in the future?  Audra McDonald.

Most played song on your IPod? Right now, Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis

Last book you read? Ugh, I don’t read for pleasure.

Last good movie you saw? The Artist

Last good play/musical you saw? Follies

Boston Symphony or Boston Philharmonic?  Clearly, the BSO (I sing with them…see the question re: song on IPod)

Favorite guilty pleasure song? Random–“The Prayer”–Celine and Andrea

Favorite guilty pleasure activity? Watching HGTV.

Show that earned you your equity card?  The Sound of Music

Favorite liquid refreshment?  Anyone who knows me knows this:  Fresca

Worst job you ever had? Selling shoes.

Leading man role you wish you could play? George (Sunday in the Park…)

Leading woman role you wish you could play? Clara (The Light in the Piazza)

Something you are incredibly proud of? Being able to pursue both my vocation and avocation.

What is your “day job”? “Physician”

What was your first performance? An orphan in Oliver

How often do you prepare your own meals? 4-5x/week

How much do you spend on a haircut? Zero! I cut my own hair.

When’s bedtime? Between 10pm-12am

Morning, afternoon, or evening person?  Anyone who knows me knows this: morning

What is the sound you love? The ocean

Favorite word? “Cute”

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