Robert Waldman has written primarily for the theater. Beginning his career as a protégé of Frank Loesser, his music has been heard in the World Premiere and Tony Award-Winning production of Alfred Uhry s THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO, and also for the Pulitzer Prize-Winning New York and National Productions of DRIVING MISS DAISY, for which he won Chicago s Jefferson Award for Best Music in a Dramatic Work. He's also been heard in the Broadway productions of THE HEIRESS and VOICES IN THE DARK, as well as in Florida s Poinciana and Parker Playhouse's revue FUNNY YOU DON T LOOK LIKE A GRANDMOTHER (which ran for the past year at The Santa Monica Playhouse).
Waldman composed the music for Broadway s HERE S WHERE I BELONG and THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM (nominated for a Drama Desk Award) as well as for Lincoln Center s DINNER AT EIGHT, IVANOV, ABE LINCOLN IN ILLINOIS, Jon Robin Baitz s TEN UNKNOWNS and A FAIR COUNTRY; New York productions of David Mamet s A LIFE IN THE THEATER and Peter Parnell s THE RISE AND RISE OF DANIEL ROCKET; Cleveland Great Lakes THE GLASS MENAGERIE and A CHRISTMAS CAROL; Hartford Stage s musical AMERICA S SWEETHEART; Long Wharf s AS YOU LIKE IT; the National Theater s SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL; Kennedy Center s musical, SWING; and The Washington Shakespeare Theater s THE COUNTRY WIFE and RICHARD II.
Performances of Waldman s compositions have been heard in film, television, ballets, numerous commercials, recordings and concert halls. G. Schirmer publishes illustrated collections of some forty of his piano compositions, among them A SWING BAG, A RAG BAG, A 3/4 BAG and A SANTA BAG.