Robin Lyon ~ Been There, Done That, Now What?
Music Direction: Michael Orland
Directed by JoAnn Hunter
Robin began her career in 1982 when she was cast in the Broadway production of A CHORUS LINE where she played Maggie, then understudied 5 roles until the original production closed in 1990. Robin went on to perform in the Broadway productions of ASPECTS OF LOVE, portrayed the Narrator in JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT opposite Donny Osmond, and IT ‘AINT NOTHIN BUT THE BLUES. Robin performed in many workshops including BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and was a fan favorite at MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, singing the National Anthem for 20 years.
Robin took a long hiatus from show biz to raise 2 amazing kids in NYC, and became a licensed Real Estate Broker. With everyone on their path and no stranger to cabaret, Robin vowed to return to the stage and is thrilled to be making her Metropolitan Room debut! Robin thanks her family and friends for their forever support, and most importantly Madison and Michael who inspire her every day…
MICHAEL ORLAND (Musical Director / Pianist)
is currently the Vocal Coach on the hit NBC show LITTLE BIG SHOTS hosted by Steve Harvey after just finishing a 14 year / 15 season run as the Pianist, Arranger, Vocal Coach and Associate Musical Director for the hit FOX-TV series AMERICAN IDOL. Through this amazing opportunity, Michael has appeared on OPRAH, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, ACCESS HOLLYWOOD and a record number of appearances on THE ELLEN SHOW. At the end of every IDOL season, Michael also accompanied the top 3 contestants to New York for appearances on LIVE WITH KELLY & MICHAEL, CBS EARLY SHOW, and concerts on the plaza for THE TODAY SHOW. He has collaborated with music industry giants such as Burt Bacharach, Neil Sedaka, Diane Warren, Elton John, Dolly Parton, Harry Connick Jr, Jennifer Lopez, and Keith Urban all as a result of American Idol. He also served as a pianist/coach for the NBC summer series AMERICA’S GOT TALENT (Seasons 1 & 2) and a few seasons back AMERICAN JUNIORS and has Associate Produced two hit singles (GOD BLESS THE U.S.A. and WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS LOVE) for AMERICAN IDOL as well as the hit compilation CD from AMERICAN JUNIORS.
Up next is serving as Associate Musical Director on the exciting and much-anticipated NBC production of HAIRSPRAY LIVE airing in December 2016.
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