Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
Patrick Renna to Christy Carlson Romano
Lance Roberts Biography (1959-)
Born December 18, 1959; son of Ambrose C. (an army career officer) and Theresa E. (a secretary; maiden name, Hogan) Roberts. Addresses: Contact--Richard Rosenwald and Associates, 300 West 55th St., Suite 144, New York, NY 10019.
Credits; Stage Appearances
- Principal performer, The All Night Strut, International Company, Royal York Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1979, then Next Move Theatre, Boston, MA,1979-80, later Asolo State Theatre, Sarasota, FL, 1982, also at PennsylvaniaCenter Stage, State College, PA, 1987, Gem Theatre, Detroit, MI, 1991-92, Cinegrill, Los Angeles, CA, 1996, and Tiffany Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, 1997.
- Lloyd, The Me Nobody Knows, Beacon Theatre, New York City, 1980.
- Featured performer, then lead, America, Radio City Music Hall, New York City, 1981.
- Whizzer Brown, March of the Falsettos, Playwrights Horizons Theatre, NewYork City, 1981.
- Teacake, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Karamu Playhouse, Cleveland, OH, 1982.
- Andre, Ain't Misbehavin', Fishkill Playhouse, Fishkill, NY, 1982, later Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, MO, 1983.
- Sam/Viola, History of the American Film Part II, GeVa Theatre, Rochester,NY, 1982.
- Jeff Johnson, Walls, Huntington Hartford Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, 1983.
- Voice, They're Playing Our Song, Grand Dinner Theatre, Anaheim, CA, 1983,later Blaisdell Theatre, Honolulu, HI, 1984.
- Lead performer, Get Happy, Westwood Playhouse, Los Angeles, CA, 1984.
- Standby for Old Deuteronomy, then member of the chorus, Cats, Shubert Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, 1985, then 1986.
- Member of the ensemble, The Traveler, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, CA,1987.
- Alexas, Antony and Cleopatra, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Los Angeles, CA, 1987-88.
- Martin Luther King Jr., America, Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum, Los Angeles, CA, 1987.
- Midge, I'm Not Rappaport, Hahn Cosmopolitan Gaslamp Quarter Theatre, SanDiego, CA, later Actors' Repertory of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV, both 1988.
- Joe, The Bear That Wasn't, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles, CA, 1988.
- Member of the ensemble, Worker's U.S.A., Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum, 1988.
- Honeyman, I Think I Killed My Wife, Tiffany Theatre, 1988.
- Hoke, Driving Miss Daisy, Actors' Repertory of Nevada, 1989.
- Bumpy Johnson, The Life and Life of Bumpy Johnson, Lyceum Stage, San Diego Repertory Theatre, San Diego, CA, 1990.
- Lead performer, Five Guys Named Moe, La Mirada CLO, La Mirada, CA, then San Bernadino CLO, San Bernadino, CA, both 1994.
- Curtis Taylor Jr., Dreamgirls, Marriott Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire, IL, 1995.
- Principal performer, Forbidden Hollywood, Coronet Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, 1995, then Triad Theatre, New York City, 1996.
- Principal performer, Hollywood's Heyday, Lawrence Welk Resort Theatre, Escondido, CA, 1997.
- Napthali, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Lawrence Welk Resort Theatre, 1997.
- Ken, Ain't Misbehavin', Cabrillo Music Theatre, Thousand Oaks, CA, 1998.
- Lead performer, The All Night Strut, Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada,CO, 1998.
- Also appeared in Heatwave.
Credits; Stage Work
- Assistant choreographer, They're Playing Our Song, Blaisdell Theatre, 1984.
- Director, Speed the Plow, Actors' Repertory Theatre, 1990.
- Director, March of the Falsettos, Actors' Repertory Theatre, 1995.
- Director, The All Night Strut, Arvada Center for the Arts, 1998.
- Directed the Los Angeles, CA premiere of Tell Me on a Sunday; directed Driving Miss Daisy and Curse of the Mummy's Purse; produced and directed Heatwave; also developed and produced over twenty new plays.
Credits; Major Tours
- Featured performer, Cab Calloway's Cotton Club, 1982.
- Member of the ensemble, Pontiac Industrial, U.S. cities, 1984.
- Sweet and Hot: The Songs of Harold Arlen, Asolo State Theatre, Sarasota,FL, McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Stockbridge,MA, and La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA, all 1993, and Coconut Grove Playhouse, Miami, FL, 1994.
- Principal performer, Forbidden Hollywood, U.S. cities, 1997.
Credits; Film Appearances
- Six Rounds, Ghettoblaster, Prism Entertainment, 1989.
Credits; Television Appearances; Specials
- Lead performer, The All Night Strut, PBS, 1988.
Credits; Television Appearances; Episodic
- Caribbean drummer, Capitol, CBS, 1985.
- Lieutenant Mark Flint, Santa Barbara, NBC, 1985.
- Marine, Scarecrow and Mrs. King, CBS, 1986.
- Police officer, One Big Family, NBC, 1986.
- Reporter, The Colbys (also known as Dynasty II: The Colbys), ABC, 1986.
- Bartender, True Confessions, syndicated, 1986.
- Fred, Baby Talk, ABC, 1987.
- Bailiff, Dallas, CBS, 1989.
- Security guard, Grandslam (also known as Hardball), CBS, 1989.
- Bruce, Knots Landing, CBS, 1990.
- Operative, Capitol News, CBS, 1990.
- Medical assistant, Valley of the Dolls, syndicated, 1991.
- Jail guard, My Two Dads, NBC, 1991.
- The New Lassie, syndicated, 1991.
- Drug addict, Unsolved Mysteries, NBC, 1992.
- Naval officer, Final Appeal, NBC, 1992.
- Highway patrol officer, Unsolved Mysteries, NBC, 1995.
- Security guard number one, "Atomic Cat Fight," The Drew Carey Show, ABC,1996.
- Provided story ideas for Heatwave.