Robert Wierzel (FELA!) has worked with artists from diverse disciplines and backgrounds in theatre, dance, new music, museums and opera on stages throughout the country and abroad. Productions with opera companies of Paris (Garnier); Tokyo; Toronto; Boston; San Diego; San Francisco; Houston; Washington; Seattle; Virginia; Chicago (including Lyric Opera and Chicago Opera Theatre); Montreal; Vancouver; Minnesota; Florida; Portland; San Diego; Wolf Trap; Omaha; Glimmerglass and New York City Opera among others.
Numerous collaborations (22 years) with choreographer Bill T. Jones and the company of Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company (several Bessie Awards, along with productions at the Lyon Opera Ballet and Berlin Opera Ballet); Robert has collaborated with the composer Philip Glass (American Theatre Wing Lighting Design Award), and the visual artists Paul Kaiser, Lesley Dill, Robert Longo, Bill Katz, Red Grooms and Gretchen Bender, among others.
In New York, his work has been seen on and off Broadway including productions at the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theatre; The Signature Theatre; MCC; The Roundabout Theatre; Playwrights Horizons; Mostly Mozart Festival; BAM; the Joyce Theatre; the Lincoln Center Festival; Gotham Chamber Opera and David Copperfield’s Broadway debut Dreams and Nightmares.