Robin Wagner Biography (1933-)

Full name, Robin Samuel Anton Wagner; born August 31, 1933, in San Francisco,CA; son of Jens Otto and Phyllis Edna Catherine (maiden name, Smith-Spurgeon) Wagner; married Joyce Marie Workman, 1959 (divorced); children: Kurt, Leslie, Christie. Addresses: Office: Robin Wagner Studio, 890 Broadway, 6thfloor, New York, NY 10003-1211.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Set designer
Birth Details
August 31, 1933
San Francisco, California

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Set Designer
  • Don Pasquale, Golden Gate Opera Workshop, San Francisco, CA, 1953
  • Amahl and the Night Visitors, Golden Gate Opera Workshop, 1953
  • Zanetto, Golden Gate Opera Workshop, 1953
  • Tea and Sympathy, Theatre Arts Colony, 1954
  • Waiting for Godot, Actors Workshop, San Francisco, CA, 1957
  • The Miser, Actors Workshop, 1958
  • The Ticklish Acrobat, Actors Workshop, 1958
  • The Filling Station, San Francisco Ballet Company, San Francisco,CA, 1958
  • The Guardsman, Sacramento Civic Ballet, Sacramento, CA, 1958
  • The Plaster Bambino, Actors Workshop, 1959
  • And the Wind Blows, St. Marks Playhouse, New York City, 1959
  • The Prodigal, Downtown Theatre, New York City, 1960
  • Between Two Thieves, York Playhouse, New York City, 1960
  • Borak, Martinique Theatre, New York City, 1960-1961
  • A Worm in Horseradish, Maidman Playhouse, New York City, 1961
  • Entertain a Ghost, Irish Players, Actors Playhouse, New York City,1962
  • The Days and Nights of Beebee Fenstermaker, Irish Players, Sheridan Square Playhouse, New York City, 1962
  • The Playboy of the Western World, Irish Players, 1962
  • Cages, New York City, 1963
  • In White America, Players Theatre, New York City, 1963
  • The Burning, New York City, 1963
  • The White Rose and the Red, New York City, 1964
  • Dark of the Moon, Arena Stage, Washington, DC, 1964
  • Galileo, Arena Stage, 1964
  • A View from the Bridge, Sheridan Square Playhouse, 1965
  • An Evening's Frost, Theatre de Lys, New York City, 1965-1966
  • The Condemned of Altona, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1966
  • Oh What a Lovely War, Arena Stage, 1966
  • Macbeth, Arena Stage, 1966
  • Wind in the Willows, Arena Stage, 1966
  • The Magistrate, Arena Stage, 1966-1967
  • The Crucible, Arena Stage, 1967
  • Love Match, Los Angeles, 1967
  • The Inspector General, Arena Stage, 1967
  • Look Back in Anger, Arena Stage, 1967
  • The Andersonville Trial, Arena Stage, 1967
  • Galileo, Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1967
  • The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald, American National Theatre and Academy (ANTA), New York City, 1967
  • A Certain Young Man, Stage 73, New York City, 1967
  • Major Barbara, Arena Stage, c. 1967.
  • Poor Bitos, Arena Stage, c. 1967.
  • The Tenth Man, Arena Stage, c. 1968.
  • Room Service, Arena Stage, c. 1968.
  • The Iceman Cometh, Arena Stage, c. 1968.
  • The Blood Knot, Arena Stage, c. 1968.
  • Wind in the Willows, Arena Stage, c. 1968.
  • The Great White Hope, Arena Stage, 1968
  • Hair, Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 1968-1972
  • Lovers and Other Strangers, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, New York City, 1968
  • The Cuban Thing, Henry Millers Theatre, New York City, 1968
  • The Great White Hope, Alvin Theatre, New York City, 1968-1969
  • Promises, Promises, Shubert Theatre, New York City, 1968-1971
  • Hair, Shaftesbury Theatre, London, 1968
  • Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, Arena Stage, c. 1969.
  • The Cage, Arena Stage, c. 1969.
  • Edith Stein, Arena Stage, c. 1969.
  • You Can't Take It with You, Arena Stage, c. 1969.
  • The Watering Place, New York City, 1969
  • My Daughter, Your Son, Booth Theatre, New York City, 1969
  • Promises, Promises, London, 1969
  • The Cherry Orchard, Arena Stage, c. 1970.
  • The Chemmy Circle, Arena Stage, c. 1970.
  • Enchanted Night, Arena Stage, c. 1970.
  • The Police, Arena Stage, c. 1970.
  • Dance of Death, Arena Stage, c. 1970.
  • No Place to Be Somebody, Arena Stage, c. 1970.
  • Gantry, George Abbott Theatre, New York City, 1970
  • The Rise and the Fall of the City of Mahagonny (also known as Mahagonny), Anderson Theatre, New York City, 1970
  • The Engagement Baby, Helen Hayes Theatre, New York City, 1970
  • Lenny, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 1971-1972
  • Jesus Christ Superstar, Mark Hellinger Theatre, New York City, 1971-1973
  • Inner City, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1971-1972
  • Sugar, Majestic Theatre, New York City, 1972-1973
  • Lysistrata, Brooks Atkinson Theatre, 1972
  • Julius Caesar, American Shakespeare Festival, Stratford, CT, 1972
  • Antony and Cleopatra, American Shakespeare Festival, 1972
  • Major Barbara, American Shakespeare Festival, 1972
  • Seesaw, Uris Theatre, New York City, 1973
  • Full Circle, American National Theatre and Academy (ANTA), 1973
  • Rachael Lily Rosenbloom and Don't You Ever Forget It!, BroadhurstTheatre, New York City, 1973
  • Mack and Mabel, Majestic Theatre, 1974
  • Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band on the Road, Beacon Theatre, New York City, 1974-1975
  • A Chorus Line, Shubert Theatre, 1975-1990
  • The Red Devil Battery Sign, Shubert Theatre, Boston, MA, 1975
  • Les Troyens, Vienna State Opera, 1976
  • Hamlet Connotations, American Ballet Theatre, New York City, 1976
  • A Chorus Line, London, 1977
  • West Side Story, Hamburg State Opera, Hamburg, Germany, 1977
  • Julius Caesar, Stratford, CT, 1978
  • On the Twentieth Century, St. James Theatre, New York City, 1978
  • Ballroom, Majestic Theatre, 1978-1979
  • Comin' Uptown, Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 1979
  • Swing, New York City, 1980
  • 42nd Street, Winter Garden Theatre, 1980-1981 then Majestic Theatre, 1981-1987 later St. James Theatre, 1987-1989
  • One Night Stand, Nederlander Theatre, New York City, 1980
  • Semmelweiss, New York City, 1981
  • Dreamgirls, Imperial Theatre, New York City, 1981-1985
  • Barber of Seville, Metropolitan Opera, New York City, 1982
  • Mahalia, Hartford Theatre Company, Stamford, CT, 1981 then HartmanTheatre, Stamford, 1982
  • Merlin, Mark Hellinger Theatre, 1983
  • Three Dances, Eliot Field Ballet, New York City, 1983
  • Jewels, New York City Ballet, 1983
  • Measure for Measure, New York Shakespeare Festival, Delacort Theatre/Central Park, New York City, 1985
  • Song and Dance, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1985-1986
  • Chess, London, 1987
  • Teddy and Alice, Minskoff Theatre, New York City, 1987-1988
  • Chess, Imperial Theatre, 1988
  • Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Imperial Theatre, 1989-1990
  • City of Angels, Virginia Theatre, New York City, 1989-1992
  • Hamlet, Anspacher Theatre, Public Theatre, New York City, 1990
  • William Tell, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden Theatre, London, 1991
  • Crazy for You, Shubert Theatre, 1992-1996
  • Jelly's Last Jam, Virginia Theatre, 1992-1993
  • Crazy for You, London, 1993
  • City of Angels, London, 1993
  • Putting It Together, City Center Theatre, Stage I, then ManhattanTheatre Club, both New York City, 1993
  • Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, Walter Kerr Theatre, NewYork City, 1993-1994
  • Angels in America: Perestroika, Walter Kerr Theatre, New York City, 1993-1994
  • Victor/Victoria, Marquis Theatre, New York City, 1995-1997
  • Big, Schubert Theatre, 1996
  • Dreamgirls, Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence, RI, 1997
  • The Life, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, 1997-1998
  • Side Show, Richard Rodgers Theatre, New York City, 1997-1998
  • Saturday Night Fever, Palladium Theatre, London, 1998 then Minskoff Theatre, 1999-2000
  • Kiss Me Kate, Martin Beck Theatre, New York City, 1999-?
  • The Wild Party, Virginia Theatre, 2000
  • The Producers, St. James Theatre, 2001-?
  • Also set designer for The Immortalist, Encore Theatre, San Francisco, CA; Dark Side of the Moon, Encore Theatre; Tokyo productions of A Chorus Line, Dreamgirls, 42nd Street, City of Angels, and Crazy for You.
  • Major Tours
  • Set designer, Dreamgirls, North American cities, 1985-1987
  • Set designer, Forty-second Street, U.S. cities, 1989
  • Also designed sets for several touring productions of Hair, Promises, Promises, and Swing.
  • Stage Producer
  • Million Dollar Musical, Coconut Grove Playhouse, 1987
  • Film Production Designer
  • My Old Man's Place (also known as Glory Boy), Cinerama, 1970
  • Television Set Designer
  • Series
  • NBC News, NBC, 1971
  • Specials
  • Il Barbiere di Siviglia, PBS, 1989
  • "Jammin: Jelly Roll Morton on Broadway," Great Performances, PBS,1992
  • Crazy for You, PBS, 1999
  • Television Production Designer
  • Movies
  • Hamlet, 1990

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Contemporary Designers, 3rd edition, St. James Press, 1997

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