Robert Brill’s designs for theatre, opera and dance have spanned nearly 30 years. His work has been seen internationally and in every major city throughout the US.
As a Broadway set designer, his credits include Assassins (for which he received a Tony nomination), as well as the set and club design for the critically acclaimed revival of Cabaret, at both the KitKatKlub and the legendary Studio 54 in New York. His other Broadway credits include the recent revival of Guys and Dolls (Tony nomination), The Story of My Life, A Streetcar Named Desire, Laugh Whore, The Good Body, Anna in the Tropics, Design for Living, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Buried Child, and The Rehearsal. His recent designs include two world-premiere projects: the Rat-Pack-inspired and Broadway-bound musical Robin and the 7 Hoods, presented at the Old Globe Theatre, and the first opera version of Moby-Dick, presented at The Dallas Opera and scheduled for productions in Australia, Canada and other cities in the US. Additionally, his design for Faust at the English National Opera will be presented in New York at The Metropolitan Opera in 2011.
His other credits include Sinatra: His Voice. His World. His Way. (Radio City Music Hall); On the Record (Disney Theatrical); The Wiz (La Jolla Playhouse); Wozzeck (San Diego Opera); L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Chicago Opera Theatre); American in Paris (Boston Ballet); La Bohème (Minnesota Opera); The House of Martin Guerre (Goodman Theatre and Canadian Stage Company);
A Clockwork Orange (Steppenwolf Theatre); Anna Deavere Smith's Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992 (Mark Taper Forum and McCarter Theatre); The Laramie Project (presented in New York, Denver, Berkeley, La Jolla); John Steinbeck's East of Eden (Western Stage); and the 136th edition of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. He has designed for the Stratford Festival of Canada, Lincoln
Center Theatre, The Whitney Museum of American Art, NYSF/Public Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, The Women’s Project, The New Group, New York Stage and Film, The Vineyard, Playwrights Horizons, Atlantic Theatre Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, Roundabout Theatre Company, Huntington Theatre, Long Wharf Theatre, Cleveland Playhouse, The Guthrie, Denver Center Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, South Coast Repertory, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, American Conservatory Theater and for numerous other theaters around the country.
He is a founding member of Sledgehammer Theatre and recipient of the 2004 Michael Merritt Award for Excellence in Design and Collaboration.