Robert anthony jones
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Harden Curtis Kirsten Reilly Agency
I was proudly born and raised on Long Island, New York! Just a stone's throw away from the city, my parents took me to see Broadway shows all the time. I first fell in love with theatre when I was cast as a workhouse orphan in Oliver at school. I didn't get Oliver, because according to the producer I was too "healthy looking."
I graduated from Hofstra University holding a BFA in Theatre Arts. With Shakespeare under my belt and my Long Island accent under control, I was ready to take on the world! I worked extensively in regional houses, internationally in Italy and Spain, and all over New York City. I even starred in a children's video series, Drew's Famous Magical Jukebox, for which I can be openly mocked to this day!
I appeared in the original Off-Broadway Cast (and original Off-Broadway Cast recordings) of The Prince and the Pauper at the historic Lamb's Theatre in the heart of Times Square, and Bunnicula (based on the children's books) at the Daryl Roth Theatre. Not long after, I made my Broadway debut in Finding Neverland, playing the roles of Mr. Cromer and Mr. Henshaw on and off for over a year. I eventually took over the role of Mr. Cromer and was part of the final company. Three weeks later, I joined the National Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Broadway mega-hit, The Phantom of the Opera.
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
And then there’s the bull-nosed, monster of a head mistress Miss Trunchbull played by Robert Anthony Jones. (Yes, Robert!) Mr. Jones takes on this role with such comical venom, that I wasn’t sure if I should laugh or run for the door. His song about her youthful hammer-throwing days, The Hammer, is hilariously terrifying.
Robert Anthony Jones is terrifying, scary, disturbing and appropriately sadistic. His large frame and booming voice all make for a chilling and tyrannical picture.
The script itself delivers lots for the character of Uncle Fester to work with - but it's Robert Anthony Jones' timing, over-the-top knack for camp and hysterical physical comedy that electrifies the stage every time he appears. I've seen the show before and enjoyed it - but didn't recall it being as funny as this production, in large part, thanks to Jones' Fester.
Robert Anthony Jones as Fester embodies the looney, dementedly charming uncle we have all come to adore. The show has a lot of laughs, but Mr. Jones as Fester had me raucously laughing out loud. He has a somewhat silly song called “The Moon and Me”, but Mr. Jones takes this number and makes it a comic masterpiece.
In “A Musical,” an eight-minute song and the play’s highlight, Nostradamus predicts the entire future of musical theater. Jones’ brash, more-is-more performance is exactly what the musical calls for—he steals the show anytime he’s on stage.
-Salt Lake Magazine
Carlotta’s meek husband, Alain Cholet, is given a droll and often hilarious turn by Robert Anthony Jones.
—New York Times
The whole cast is delightful. Who says you have to have a major role to shine. Jonathan Ritter and Robert Anthony Jones do just that...they are fantastic.
—Theatre Chit Chat
The 101 Dalmatians Musical
Other standouts were the actors who played Jasper (Michael Thomas Holmes) and Jinx (Robert Anthony Jones). True scene stealers with their criminal antics and goofiness. They really stopped the show with their second act number "Having the Crime of our Lives."
Cruella's two henchmen, Jasper and Jinx (Michael Thomas Holmes and Robert Anthony Jones) danced and sung their way into everyone's hearts with "Having the Crime of Our Lives," a charming Marx Brothers inspired turn.
—The Times Weekly
La Cage Aux Folles
The chemistry between McGowan and Jones in and of itself feels genuine and palpable...Mr. Jones' "ZaZa" is a powder keg of sassy ferocity - a real winner! Aside from his cheeky demeanor and occasional interjections with the audience, the price of admission is viscerally realized with his show-stopping performance of "I Am What I Am."
They are aided by a talented supporting cast...Robert Anthony Jones, as Beadle Bamford, the judge’s sidekick, shows the banality of officious evil.
—New York Times
The production soars when Robert Anthony Jones as Mr. Applegate and Adriane Leigh Robinson as Lola take to the stage…Jones hits all the right notes, especially during the musical number “Good Old Days,” as he orders the stage crew to, “clear the stage, I need room to overact!” Jones delivers a high-caliber performance from start to finish.
The only characters who really matter are Chester, a cat (Prescott Seymour) who hates change, Harold (Robert Anthony Jones), a dog who’s insecure, and Bunnicula, a mysterious new pet who may or may not be a tomato-draining veggie vampire. The latter is a puppet, and the first two are adorable — and, being adorable, are duly presented with a solidly composed best-friends song, which they sing the hell out of.
Bunnicula is quirky and laugh out loud funny...the back and forth between Robert Anthony Jones as Harold and Prescott Seymour as Chester is perfect; the dynamic is plain to hear...Robert Anthony Jones is perfect in the leading role.
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
In what is probably the most demanding role, Robert Anthony Jones is hilarious as William Barfee. Jones is right on target in capturing his character's tics and insecurities. Jones demonstrates a real knack for physical comedy when his character uses his "magic foot" to spell out his words as he dances across the stage.
Robert Anthony Jones is pitch perfect as Bialystock. His comic delivery is sly and spot on. He's able to make the most of Bialystock's sleaze-bag qualities, while still infusing the character with tons of likability.
—The Dominion Post
But through all this musical furor, it's Robert Anthony Jones who nearly steals the show in a simple song delivered by himself in dead center stage. As Amos, the poor, forgotten, pudgy husband of Roxie, Jones layers emotional depth into his tale of woe in Mister Cellophane. His resonant performance is magic and anchors the cynical music with its only touch of sincerity.
Jones' woebegone delivery has echoes of Nathan Lane and he gives the second act a lift with a powerhouse rendition of Mister Cellophane.
—Palm Beach Post
Here's Edna in Hairspray doing a little You're Timeless To Me!
Here’s a little Nicely Nicely Johnson
Bring Him Home
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aN7L2cw_adQTimes Like This at Feinstein's/54 Below for the PETQUITY DEPUTIES: A BENEFIT FOR BIDEAWEE!
Below is a performance near and dear to my heart. From La Cage Aux Folles, this is Zsa Zsa and I Am What I A
Summer is sizzling, RAJ STYLE! RAJ is at Forestburgh Playhouse for the summer, appearing as Trunchbull in Matilda and Uncle Fester in Addams Family! Just a quick jaunt from Manhattan, come see Addams Family before it closes this weekend!!