Robert Fairchild (Ted Shawn)
Robert Fairchild was last seen by London audiences portraying the iconic Will Parker in the BBC Proms Production of Oklahoma at the glorious Royal Albert Hall. Just prior to that he had the honor of delighting London West End audiences with his portrayal of Jerry Mulligan in the Tony Award winning musical An American In Paris. Robert made his Broadway and Theatrical debut in this exciting breakout role. For that portrayal, Robert was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance By an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical. For this role Mr. Fairchild also won the 2015 Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Musical. He is the recipient of the Astaire Award for Best Male Dancer, and the 2015 Theatre World Award. He was also nominated for the Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance for his portrayal of Jerry Mulligan.
As one of the world's preeminent ballet dancers, Robert began training to become a performer at the age of 4. He began his formal ballet training at the School of American Ballet at 15 and quickly rose through the ranks of the prestigious New York City Ballet to Principal Dancer in a short 4 years. His roles range from Prince Desire in The Sleeping Beauty to works by world renowned choreographers William Forsythe, Jerome Robbins and George Balanchine. Robert has originated roles choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, Justin Peck, Alexei Ratmansky and MacArthur Genius Grant Winner Michelle Dorrance. Last fall he participated in Broadway At The White House where he had the pleasure of dancing for the Esteemed First Lady at the time Michelle Obama.
His TV roles include Julie’s Greenroom for Netflix, the role of Romeo in NYCB's Romeo and Juliet and Carousel Boy in NY Philharmonic's Carousel, both for PBS Live From Lincoln Center. He has been a guest star on Dancing With the Stars, The Late Show with Steven Colbert, Live with Kelly and Michael, CBS Sunday Morning, and he was featured on 60 Minutes. His film work has included NY EXPORT: OPUS JAZZ.