Rob Summers



A little something about me. It has been a long road to get here, but it’s been a lot of fun!

Some of my favorite roles include Tevye (“Fiddler on the Roof” National Tour), Scrooge (“A Christmas Carol") - both have been recurring roles, Oscar (“The Odd Couple”), Mayor Shinn (“The Music Man”) and Elroy (“Church Basement Ladies - Rise Up, O Men”). I’ve been honored to receive two awards from my peers in my hometown for Mr. McClamb in “Fly By Night” and Juror #3 in “12 Angry Men”. I’ve also served in the US Army for 12 1/2 years as a Broadcast Journalist. These days you can find me on the road as a working actor. I'm happy to travel wherever there's a stage and audience, working with or independently of my partner Dianne Fussaro (www.DianneStoneFussaro.com).

Fiddler on the Roof 2013 National Tour

"(Rob Summers) visibly injects life and a more physical, personal touch to the charact​er...he owns the role...I l​ove that Summers treats the character as a human, not a stand-in for every suffering father in the world."

Naples Daily News, Naples, FL

The Odd Couple

"Rob Summers goes beyond the bluntness and bluster we've come to expect of actors playing Oscar to show deeper layers to the newly divorced sports writer. Summers hits a full range of vocal delivery from the jackhammer style we've come to expect to moments of true tenderness. My favorite is the shake in his voice as he says goodnight to his young son on the phone."

News-Press, Ft. Myers, FL

Church Basement Ladies, A Second Helping

"Veteran Wichita actor Rob Summers is back as the Pastor, who is sometimes guide, sometimes referee, and often a hapless participant caught up in the ladies' shenanigans. As the only male on stage, Summers has a warm, clear baritone that provides solid support to the heavily soprano songs. He also has smooth and smart comic timing."

Wichita Eagle, Wichita, KS

A Christmas Carol

"Summers didn’t hesitate to kick up his heels and not only dance but do several stunts that I certainly wouldn’t be willing to attempt. His performance was tough, funny, tender… and his face and voice carried the emotion as Scrooge went through his transformation from tyrannical tightwad to big-hearted philanthropist."

Ephrata Review, Lancaster, PA

WHAT'S NEXT?

 Rob recently appeared as Dad  in "Intervention in the Time of Covid-19" by Nick Joston 

as part of the WHAT A DIFFERENCE PROJECT and performed entirely on ZOOM for Reno Little Theatre.  

August 1, 2020  http://renolittletheater.org/events/event/what-a-difference/

Next up, he will play Jackie Boudreaux in "Great American Trailer Park Christmas Musical" at Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre, FtMyers, FL. Nov 12 - Dec 26, 2020

https://broadwaypalm.com/shows/the-great-american-trailer-park-christmas-musical/

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