About Robert

Robert Yacko has worked extensively in theater and cabaret in New York, Los Angeles and across the country. His most recent outing was playing opposite Rita Rudner in Off-Broadway’s TWO’S A CROWD. L.A. audiences saw him in the star-studded production of ANNIE at the Hollywood Bowl in 2018, directed by Michael Arden. Robert has appeared in the celebrated Donmar Warehouse production of PARADE and in MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM, both at the Mark Taper Forum. He was also seen in NIGHTMARE ALLEY at the Geffen, in David Lee’s revised CAN CAN at the Pasadena Playhouse, and recently appeared in concert readings as Fredrik in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC and as Ben in FOLLIES. Robert starred in the L.A. premieres of CHESS and SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, and he has shared the stage with the likes of Carol Burnett in COMPANY, Leslie Uggams in INTO THE WOODS, Cathy Rigby in SYLVIA, Rachel York in THE ADDAMS FAMILY, and with Theodore Bikel and Lainie Kazan in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. His Broadway debut was in a revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF starring Herschel Bernardi and Maria Karnilova, directed by Jerome Robbins himself. Robert debuted his own solo cabaret show, OPENING DOORS in August of 2017. His screen credits include GENERAL HOSPITAL, GOLDEN GIRLS, NURSES, GET A LIFE and THE CLOSER. He also is deeply honored to have been one of the legendary Cyd Charisse’s dance partners.

 

MTG Show Credits

Fun Facts

I'm proud to be an MTG member because


Of the opportunity to share the stage with so many wonderful artists in our community.

Dream Role


Henry Higgins, Sweeney Todd


Favorite Role I Have Played


George in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE

My Favorite Musical


SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE

Favorite MTG Show I Have Been In


HONEYMOON IN VEGAS

Funniest / Most Memorable Thing That's Happened to Me on Stage


Opening night of SUNDAY IN THE PARK, the great Pam Myers had to pick up the fallen electric dress which she steps out of in the opening. In the process of wriggling back in, her bustle detached and as she walked past me, she left a bustle dropping at my feet. I reached down, picked it up and handed it to her, and improvised the line "Dot, you wear too many things". Runner up: Losing my mustache in the middle of a scene in I DO, I DO and trying to keep a straight face as my leading lady and the audience both lost it.

Languages Spoken


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Special Skills


Singing, Piano, Ukulele, Dialects, Dance, Vocal Coach, Saxophone, Stage Combat

Contact Info

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Representation

Theatrical Agent
Connor Ankrum and Associates
Steven Dry

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