The Broadway Collective is a training academy for young performers who are serious about pursuing a career in the music theatre industry.

We offer training programs for kids, teens, and college students, ages 7-21. You can train with us ​online​, in ​NYC,​ and in ​18 cities​ around the country.

What makes us unique? All of our teachers are current Broadway performers. Students learn what it takes to succeed in this highly competitive industry from people who are actually doing it.

Robert was born and raised in North Carolina. His mom took him to see a local production of ​Ice Wolf ​at Raleigh Little Theatre when he was seven years old and Robert fell in love on the spot. From that moment onward, he lived, breathed, and dreamed about working on Broadway. He told his long time dance teacher and mentor Kirstie Spadie that he wanted to be on Broadway by 28. He was working on his 5th Broadway show by 28.

After graduating from the University of Michigan’s Musical Theatre Department’s BFA program, he moved to NYC to begin his career.

Today, he’s a music theater veteran with over 4,000 performances under his belt. (Eight shows a week, ten years in a row, you do the math!). He’s currently appearing in the Tony Award-winning revival production of ​Hello, Dolly! s​ tarring Bette Midler. His Broadway resume also includes ​Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella​, ​Motown: The Musical, Nice Work If You Can Get It​, ​Memphis: A New Musical​, and national touring productions of​ Dreamgirls​ and ​Motown: The Musical.​

He is forever grateful for the support of his family, who encouraged him to pursue his big, audacious dreams, and for the incredible Broadway Collective tribe: faculty, students, the whole family. You can follow Robert online on ​Facebook​ and on Instagram at ​@bwaycollective​ and @sirroberttakespics​.

Our faculty includes performers from Broadway’s hottest shows — along with Tony Award-winning choreographers, directors, and casting directors.
  • Adrienne Howard

    Broadway Performer

  • Grasan Kingsberry

    Broadway Dance Captain

  • Todrick Hall

    Broadway Performer

  • Sydney Morton

    Broadway Performer

  • Solea Pfeiffer

    Broadway Performer

  • Shonica Gooden

    Broadway Performer

  • Sarah Meahl

    Broadway Performer

  • Mary Michael Patterson

    Broadway Performer

  • Kate Lumpkin, CSA

    Casting Director

  • Robert Hartwell

    Broadway Performer + Founder

  • Josh Burrage

    Broadway Performer

  • Jamison Scott

    Broadway Performer

  • Darius Barnes

    Broadway Performer

  • Cody Williams

    Broadway Performer

  • Chaz Wolcott

    Broadway Performer

  • Cary Tedder

    Broadway Performer

  • Bryan Langlitz

    Broadway Performer

  • Ben Cook

    Broadway Performer

  • Kevin Munhall

    Broadway Performer

  • Krisha Marcano

    Broadway Performer

  • LaChanze

    Broadway Performer

  • Taylor Louderman

    Broadway Performer

  • Laura Osnes

    Broadway Performer

  • Corey Cott

    Broadway Performer

  • Gavin Creel

    Broadway Performer

  • Erika Henningsen

    Broadway Performer

  • Kara Lindsay

    Broadway Performer

  • Alex Newell

    Broadway Performer

  • Josh Bergasse

    Director / Choreographer

  • Ashley Park

    Broadway Performer

  • Al Blackstone

    Director / Choreogapher

  • Warren Carlyle

    Director / Choreographer

  • Solea Pfeiffer

    Broadway Performer

  • Kathleen Marshall

    Director / Choreographer

  • David Chase

    Broadway Music Director

  • Dustin Flores

    Talent Agent

  • Eddie Rabon

    Talent Agent

  • Gina Rattan

    Broadway Associate Director

  • Josh Rhodes

    Director / Choreographer

  • Ricky Ubeda

    Broadway Performer

  • Victoria Kress

    Talent Agent

  • Ben Cook

    Broadway Performer

  • Bryan Terrell Clark

    Broadway Performer

  • Jeremy Leiner

    Talent Agent

  • Kate Lumpkin, CSA

    Casting Director

  • Adam Quinn

    Broadway Associate Director

  • Brendon Stimson

    Broadway Dance Captain

  • Grasan Kingsberry

    Broadway Dance Captain

  • Ariana Debose

    Broadway Performer

We train kids, teens, and college students ages 10-21. Our students are obsessed with music theater, passionate about performing, and eager to learn and grow.
You’ve memorized every single​ Hamilton​ lyric? You know ​Dear Evan Hansen​ by heart? You’re counting down the days until ​Moulin Rouge! comes to Broadway? You belong with us. ​Sign up for a program. We can’t wait to meet you!


Meet a few of our students:



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You can’t be on this journey alone. It takes an entire village, resources, and patience. We are careful to consider the needs of our parents as they support their student on a path that can be filled with unanswered questions, fear, and doubt. We come in with a solution. How do we do it? Together.
Meet a few of our parents:



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Are you ready to work harder
than you’ve ever worked before—
and love every second of it?

Register for one of our programs!
  • Coming to a city near you
    Broadway's leading Musical Theatre Master Class touring the country. Broadway Performers teaching you.
  • Online Academy
    12-Month Online Coaching and Mentorship with Broadway Professionals. Your BFA Prerequisite.
  • Join us in NYC
    An immersive summer week of Master Classes and Shows. The Ultimate Broadway Prep.