What kind of visibility do you want to create for yourself and/or your company? What’s holding you back from going after it?
What is THE story that you need to be telling at this moment in your career?
What is the best way to craft your story so that it has a clear message and call to action?
Practice sharing your story aloud to build confidence.
Rehearse your story in a small, supportive setting. Get 1:1 in-person coaching from Robert to make it even stronger.
Today is the big day. Celebrate the incredible momentum you’ve created over 4 weeks by sharing your story on camera. You will have expert hair and make-up, videography, photography, as well as the 1:1 support of Robert on the stage.
What do you want to be known for and how do you want your brand imagery to help shape your narrative?
What’s the best way to describe your skills and impact? We will workshop, edit, and complete this together.
What are 3 topics that you’d love to speak about on podcasts, radio, TV, and onstage? We will ideate and execute together.
Let’s package your copy so that journalists, producers, and event bookers look at your Media Kit and think, “I need their story.” We will workshop, edit, and complete this together.
“Robert is highly trained and he takes his craft very seriously. He is someone who really cares about those who he serves.”
Robert Hartwell is an award-winning Broadway performer, choreographer, director, producer, and entrepreneur. He is the host and executive producer of Taking Back the House, a television show presented by OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, HGTV, and Scott Brothers Entertainment.
From stage to screen, Robert creates jaw-dropping moments that leave audiences awestruck and inspired. You’ve seen Hartwell in Tony Award-winning Broadway musicals and featured in Pharrell and Jay-Z’s hit music video, “Entrepreneur.”
You might know Robert from his viral social media post. After purchasing a 200-year-old colonial mansion (which was built back when slavery was still legal Federally in the US), Robert inspired millions with his message of reinvention, liberation, and hope. As a Black gay man, he vowed to fill this home with love, honor his ancestors, tell their stories, and say their names.
Robert is the founder of The Broadway Collective, a musical theater education company for teens. The company made the Inc 5000 List for its rapid growth: 440% revenue increase in 3 years. He’s a seasoned educator who understands how to bring out the greatness inside each client – whether they’re a teenager or grown-up. After working with Robert, 97% of his students get into the top musical theatre college programs in the country—with scholarships.
As a director and choreographer his work has been seen at Lincoln Center in NYC, the Kennedy Center in DC, and numerous theaters across the country.
Robert’s work has been featured in countless media outlets including Good Morning America, House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, People, and more.
Robert divides his time between New York City, Los Angeles, and his new home in Massachusetts.
Robert (he/him) is the host and executive producer of “Taking Back The House” co-produced by the Oprah Winfrey Network and HGTV. The 6 episode series will air on Discovery+ and chronicle his journey of renovating a historic home built in 1820 with a complicated history.
In 2016, he founded The Broadway Collective which hit the Inc. 5000 list with 440% growth and recently launched a new company Strength On Stages where he is coaching entrepreneurs and VC to tell more authentic stories from the stage.
Robert has performed in 5 musicals on Broadway and 2 National Tours: Dreamgirls, Memphis, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Cinderella, Motown, and Hello, Dolly! starring Bette Midler. He is also featured in Pharrell and Jay-Z’s latest hit single–“Entrepreneur”.
As a Director/Choreographer his work has been seen at Lincoln Center, Music Theatre Wichita, North Carolina Theatre, The University of Michigan, and Fulton Theatre. Most recently he directed and choreographed For Colored Boyz and won the Fulton Theatre’s inaugural Stories of Diversity Playwriting Festival.
Robert is a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and The University of Michigan’s Musical Theatre department where he earned summa cum laude honors and the Willis Patterson Diversity Award.
He is a member of Actors Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA, and the Tony Award-winning Broadway Inspirational Voices.
“Robert Hartwell has a gift and you have to experience it to really understand it. Obviously you can see that he’s such a talented person and a bright, amazing human being. But once you get in his presence, once he works with you directly on your story, you start to realize how truly transformational his gift is.”
I think storytelling is one of the most vulnerable decisions we make as business owners. I find it deeply important to know who you are working with and what our company stands for.
We believe that Black lives matter.
We believe that Black trans people must be protected.
We believe a woman has the right to make decisions regarding her own body.
We believe in science.
We believe in equality.
We believe in kindness.
A portion of proceeds from Strength On Stages goes to the Marsha P. Johnson Institute which supports Black transgender people.
They are our most vulnerable community. Our stories must help protect them. It’s our duty.
“Robert is truly amazing! He’s very thoughtful and very personable. He is truly in his gift and his superpower is storytelling. Thank you for giving me the space to tell this story.”