Opera Institute Graduate Morris Robinson in Showboat at Chicago’s Lyric Stage

Morris Robinson Photo: Lyric Stage

Morris Robinson Photo: Lyric Stage

A”perfectly cast ensemble performs some of the most enduring songs and theatre music ever written…Morris Robinson (Joe) sing(s) with touching realism and personal connection… No one should miss it— Chicago Sun-Times

See a short introduction of this lavish production by Renee Flemming and hear Morris Robinson sing:


One Comment

karl posted on June 23, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Morris, I’m taking time out from applauding the “Showboat” broadcast to applaud your “Ole Man River”. I first saw “Showboat” when I was a child in segregated NC. I had never seen a film that mentioned racial issues. When they took Julie/Ava Gardner off the showboat–just because. To this day it still ties me in knots. Well, Showboat research and reading the book and different versions has become part of life–as well as Kern’s other work. i found out prior to “Showboat” all shows were girls and hoofers and vaudville. After the premiere Ziegfeld thought it was a failure. The audience filed out quietly. The next day there were lines around the block. Anyway, I love the score. The only person in the production I’m familiar with is Nathan Gunn. I enjoy him frequently at the Met. I hope to see you on stage there very soon. Your voice can take you there–I believe it will.