Once a year, The Kelsey Awards celebrate all things Kelsey Theatre. Honoring excellent singing, astounding performances, beautiful set design, and powerful story lines, The Kelsey Awards highlight the magic of live theater.
So send your regards to Kelsey Theatre by learning all about the incredible talent that are nominated for The 2017 Kelsey Awards before the live ceremony on Saturday, August 19th at 7:00pm.
Today, we get to learn more about Robert Gianni Forero!
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Robert made quite a splash this season when he made his debut on The Kelsey Theatre stage in Maurer Productions OnStage’s critically acclaimed production of “The Glass Menagerie”. His work as Tom caught the eyes on the voters, and now he’s a Kelsey Awards nominee.
How do you like working at The Kelsey Theatre?
ROBERT: I loved every second!! It was definitely my absolute favorite experience in theatre I’ve had so far in my career.
What is your favorite Kelsey Theatre memory?
ROBERT: Had to be opening night of “The Glass Menagerie”. There’s nothing more beautiful than finally getting the opportunity to share your work with an audience for the first time, and that performance was my proudest work yet!
What is your most embarrassing moment on or off stage that’s theater-related?
ROBERT: Probably one of the nights in “The Glass Menagerie” when a piece of set fell right on my head during an entrance and I had to brush it off and perform a monologue as if nothing ever happened…
If there’s one person at The Kelsey Theatre you’ve been wanting to work with, but never had the opportunity, who is it and why?
ROBERT: I definitely want to share the stage with Erin Leder! I technically met and worked with her BEHIND the scenes during “The Glass Menagerie”, but to be able to share the stage with her would be awesome!
What is your dream show that you’d like to work on?
ROBERT: I’ve always wanted to perform in Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman”. My dream is to play Happy, Biff and Willy, each at different stages of my life.
Are you excited for The Kelsey Awards on Saturday, August 19th?!
ROBERT: Of course! I’m excited for anything that gives some much deserved attention to the brilliant work that this theatre puts on!
A special message to all of the people who voted for you and made you a nominee…
ROBERT: Thank you so much! You made all the hard work, tears, preparation, time and energy all worthwhile. Performing a show like “The Glass Menagerie” is so grueling and challenging…and to know that you voted for us for various awards is something really special. Thank you and we are all so glad you enjoyed the performance! Much love to every one of you!
Be sure to buy your tickets for the live ceremony on Saturday, August 19th at 7pm and find out who will walk away with a 2017 Kelsey Award!
For tickets and to learn more about the show and nominees, visit The Kelsey Awards Official Website!