Rob Fisher is an internationally recognized music director, conductor and pianist, and a leading figure in American music and musical theatre. He has been a guest of every major orchestra in the country as conductor or pianist, and he has collaborated many times with the San Diego Symphony.
With the New York Philharmonic, he conducted the acclaimed concert versions of Carousel (Emmy Nomination for Best Music Director) and My Fair Lady, both starring Kelli O’Hara, as well as Mr. Keillor at 70. At Carnegie Hall with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, he led gala performances of Candide, Guys and Dolls, and The Sound of Music.
Fisher was recently represented on Broadway as the score supervisor and arranger for An American in Paris (Grammy nomination) and Anything Goes (Grammy nomination). Additionally, he remains the music supervisor and arranger for Chicago: The Musical.
In addition to collaborating in concert and recording with such artists as Renée Fleming, Kristin Chenoweth, Kelli O’Hara, Patti LuPone, Idina Menzel, Brian Stokes Mitchell and David Hyde Pierce, he conducted the San Francisco Symphony in the Emmy-winning concert production of Sweeney Todd starring LuPone and George Hearn. At the Chicago Lyric Opera, he led the record-breaking production of The Sound of Music.
Fisher was founding music director and conductor of the New York City Center Encores! series from its inception in 1994 until 2005. The series earned a 2000 Tony Award, and in 1997, Fisher was given the Lucille Lortel Award. Fisher has made numerous recordings for Encores!, including the Grammy Award-winning Chicago cast album. Recently Fisher arranged and conducted Renée Fleming’s Broadway.
A native Virginian, he holds degrees from Duke, American and Mansfield universities.