Robert Wierzel

Mr. Wierzel has worked in theatre, dance, opera, contemporary music, and museums throughout the country and abroad. He has worked with opera companies in Paris- Garnier; Tokyo; Toronto; Bergen & Kristiansand Norway; Folk Opera, Sweden; New York City Opera; Glimmerglass Festival; Seattle; Boston Lyric; Minnesota; San Francisco; Houston; Washington; Virginia; Chicago Lyric; Opera Theatre of Chicago; Montreal; Vancouver; Florida Grand; Portland; Colorado; Wolf Trap; San Diego, Hawaii and Gotham Chamber Opera. His theatre work has been seen on and off Broadway, including Lady Day At Emerson’s Bar & Grill, starring Audra McDonald; the musical Fela! (Tony Award nomination); Dreams and Nightmares; and productions at the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater; Roundabout Theatre Company; Signature Theatre Company; Playwrights Horizons; Mostly Mozart Festival; BAM; The Acting Company; and the Lincoln Center Festival/American Songbook Series. He has collaborated for decades with choreographer and director Bill T. Jones and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company. Other dance collaborations include works with: Liz Gerring; Doug Varone; Sean Curran; Larry Goldhuber and Heidi Latsky; Molissa Fenely; Donna Uchizono; Alonzo King; Charlie Moulton; Arthur Aviles; Margo Sappington; Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre and the Trisha Brown Dance Company. He has collaborated with the composer Philip Glass on various works including 1000 Airplanes on the Roof, (which won him an American Theatre Wing Lighting Design Award). Wierzel is on the faculty of NYU Tisch School of the Arts and is a Creative Partner at Spark Design Collaborative.

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