His first play, “The Joke the Rabbit Told Me” won the NAAA Playreading competition in London and received a reading at the Tristan Bates Theatre in the West End. His play, “Muse”, won the 2019 New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest and received a reading at the Playroom Theatre in New York. The Acting Company presented a Zoom Performance of “Muse” in 2021. The Acting Company also produced a public reading of Mr. Robbins’ play, “The Amish Girl’s Guide to Armageddon” on Theatre Row. That play received Honorable Mention in the Mixing It Up 2020 Spring Emerging Playwrights’ Contest. He began his writing career as the staff writer for an Off-off-broadway political cabaret called, “Issue? I Don’t Even Know You!”. He went on to write for the daytime drama, “Search For Tomorrow” and the sitcom “Coach”.
Tom Alan Robbins (Actor) has performed in eight Broadway shows, including The Lion King in which he created the role of Pumbaa. Other Broadway Shows: Head Over Heels, Newsies, Sunset Boulevard, Jerome Robbins Broadway, Threepenny Opera, Once Upon a Mattress, Is He Dead?. He played Thenardier in the first national tour of Les Misérables. Off-Broadway: Little Shop of Horrors (2020 revival, Mushnick), Brooklynite, On The Verge (New York Premiere), Isn’t It Romantic (World Premiere), The Cradle Will Rock, The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rocket (World Premiere), Henry V (Public Theatre), King Lear (Cornwall). Regional: The Whale (Charlie, World Premiere), “Midsummer Nights Dream” (Bottom), Fiddler on the Roof (Tevye), The Producers (Franz). Man of La Mancha (Sancho). My Name is Asher Lev, Taming of the Shrew (Tranio). Encores: 1776, I Married an Angel, Music in the Air, Pardon My English, Tenderloin/ Training: The Juilliard School, The Acting Company