Robert McQueen

Director and Developer

For Aquarius: Pollyanna The Musical (upcoming) – Director  

For TIFT: Debut.  

Elsewhere: Director, dramaturge and educator, Robert has worked across the UnitedStates, Canada and internationally. Robert’s recent theatre production includes developing and directing Boy Falls From The Sky, which had a run at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto and for which he was nominated for Outstanding Direction at the 2022 Dora Mavor Moore Awards.  

Additional directing credits include: Caroline, or Change (Musical Stage Company–2020 Dora Mavor Moore nomination); Fun Home (Musical Stage Company–2018 Toronto Theatre Critics Association award for Outstanding Direction, Dora Mavor Moore nomination); Life After (Musical Stage Company–2018 Outstanding Direction Award, Dora Mavor Moore Awards); Forest Boy (New York Musical Theatre Festival–2017 Outstanding Direction nomination).  

Other directing credits include: Man of La Mancha (Stratford); The Wild Party (Obsidian/Musical Stage); Falsettos (Harold Green/Musical Stage); The Light In The Piazza (Musical Stage). Regionally, in North America, Robert’s directing assignments have included productions of: I Am My Own Wife, As You Like It, The Cradle Will Rock, Hair, and Pal Joey.  

Robert’s opera production includes: Strauss’s final operatic composition, Capriccio (Pacific Opera); La Bohème (COC); Turandot, Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Arizona Opera); Faust (Associate Director–Cincinnati Opera); The Magic Flute (Director/dramaturge/libretto adaptation–Vancouver Opera).  

Internationally, Robert’s work includes direction and dramaturgy of Where Elephants Weep which had its premiere in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He also helmed the Japanese language production of the Rogers and Hammerstein musical Carousel at the Galaxy Theatre in Tokyo. In the commercial theatre, Robert was the Associate Director for the Broadway and national touring productions of Mamma Mia! and recently directed the Mexico City, Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires productions. Additionally, he was Associate to Harold Prince for the national tour of Showboat.