Most Valuable Players

A Guide to Austin Stage Actors

Most Valuable Players
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Robert Fisher

On the scene since: 1998

MVP for: Subterranean Theatre Company

Recent Roles: Mark Twain/Thomas Edison, Requiem for Tesla, Rude Mechanicals, 2001; Bleacher Bums, STC, 2000; The Possibilities, Public Domain, 2000; Sam, The Soldier Dreams, STC, 1999; Waiter, Betrayal, PD, 1999; ensemble, Travels With My Aunt, Different Stages, 1998.

Honors: Critics Table & Payne nominations, Requiem for Tesla; Payne nomination, Bleacher Bums; Critics Table nomination, Soldier Dreams.

An actor for whom every role he plays just naturally fits, as if he were born to play it -- even when it is two roles at a time, as with his recent dual turn as Thomas Edison and Mark Twain in Requiem for Tesla. A self-proclaimed rock & roller, Fisher brings that freshness and to-the-top-Johnny appetite for the theatrical to all his stage endeavors. He discovers the uniqueness and the unexpected in characters ranging from waiters to boot-polishing servants to black boy-toy doormen to bleacher-bum patrolmen, illuminating exquisite detail while imbuing each with just a pinch of savvy.

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