75: Unfinished Business with Robert Bannon
06.24.2021 - By Caviar Dreams, Tuna Fish Budget with Margaret Josephs
Robert Bannon has been dazzling audiences on the stage and screen for years, his emotive and powerful vocals and knack for comedy bringing people by turns to tears of emotion, laughter and elation, and always to their feet. But his road to success wasn't without complications and challenges. At 12 he declared to his parents he wanted to sing and by age 13 was accepted into the very first prestigious Juilliard Prep class for musical theater under the direction of Broadway icon Bertin Roswer at Lincoln Center. Severe illness and being hospitalized for many of his formative years forced him to put his dream on the back burner. He became an elementary school teacher and got his masters in education and currently works as a 5th grade teacher but the burning desire to perform was too much to abandon. He faced his own fears and persevered on his dream path to perform and thankfully so, he has gone on to perform with a number of iconic vocalists including Patti LaBelle and George Benson at legendary venues like Madison Square Garden, is a regular actor on "Saturday Night Live" and has just released his solo album "Unfinished Business". As a part of our Pride Month celebration Robert shares his inspiring and uplifting personal journey to living as his authentically happy self.