College Faculty:Musical Theatre: Acting
A longstanding member of the New York theater community, Robin made her professional acting debut at the age of 17 starring opposite Chita Rivera and Donald O’Connor in the Broadway musical Bring Back Birdie. Since then she has worked steadily both on and off-Broadway, in regional theaters and in television and film. Her credits include the original company of John Guare’s Six Degrees of Separation; the world premiere of Lee Blessing’s Patient A at the Signature Theater Company, and the award winning Arena Stage production of Athol Fugard’s My Children! My Africa!, for which she received a Helen Hayes Award nomination for Best Actress .
Robin has studied the Meisner Technique, both as an actor, with William Esper, and as a teacher with Maggie Flanigan. She began teaching her own classes in 1994.
In 2011, she launched The Robin Morse Studio, with the intention of cultivating an artistic environment of her own, built upon collaboration and support. Robin currently teaches an ongoing weekly class called Acting the Song, here in New York City. She has also, for many years, maintained a thriving private coaching business.
Robin has taught both Acting and Singing Performance for the undergraduate acting programs at New York University and Syracuse University’s Tepper Semester. She has also taught for Acting International, a conservatory program based in Paris, and for The Actors Center, under the artistic leadership of J. Michael Miller.
Robin lives in New York City with her daughter Lucia, her son Francis, and her husband Gus Rogerson, who is the Producing Director of The 52nd Street Project, a community based arts organization in Hell’s Kitchen.