In this episode of Baring It All with Call Me Adam on the Broadway Podcast Network, I am chatting with Robbie Rozelle, A&R Director at Broadway Records & beloved cabaret icon. His cabaret show, Songs From Inside My Locker, has just been released as an album as part of the Live from 54 Below series on Broadway Records.
Robbie & I talk about the creation of this show/album, bullying, Broadway, and so much more!
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Robbie Rozelle does jokes. He has also directed and written or co-written sold-out cabaret shows for Tony Award nominee Melissa Errico (Amour), Tony nominee Kate Baldwin (Finian’s Rainbow), Tony winner Jonathan Demar (Hadestown producer), Elena Shaddow (The Visit), Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), Nathan Salstone (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Mrs. Kasha Davis, The Bowery Boys, Steven Ferezy, Rachel Levy, and frequent collaborator Jessica Vosk (15th Anniversary Elphaba in Wicked).
In 2017, he sold out Feinstein’s/54 Below twice with his debut cabaret solo act, Songs From Inside My Locker, which was nominated for a BroadwayWorld Cabaret Award (in addition to nominations for Best Director). He returned to Feinstein’s/54 Below in 2018 to headline Pride weekend with his new show Bustin’ Out, selling out and earning rave reviews. He recorded his debut solo album of Songs From Inside My Locker live in front of two sold-out audiences in 2019; the album was released to rave reviews in June 2020. He also created and hosted Tuesdays at 54…with Robbie Rozelle!, which ran for seven months at Feinstein’s/54 Below in 2019-2020. He co-hosts the podcast Gay Card Revoked with Robert W. Schneider.
For three years, Robbie served as the graphic designer and creative director for Playbill, culminating in the design of the branding of #PlaybillPride, a 30-day initiative of the LGBT movement in the theatre that included a redesign of their historic logo for the month of June 2014, which continues each June to this day. He currently serves as the A&R Director and in-house designer for Grammy-winning record label Broadway Records, where he designed the iconic “What the World Needs Now is Love” in response to Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando. He also runs Ghostlight Design.