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Robbie Simpson is an actor and director whose talents are not limited to one medium, as he often shines on stage, on screen, and on his podcast.  He is best known for his recurring role as Chad on ABC’s General Hospital. Additional television credits include Hulu’s The Path, AMC’s Dietland, and SyFy’s Horror Movie. Off-Broadway credits include the original cast of the critically acclaimed Afterglow and Paradise Lostas well as work with The Mint, The Gingold Group, and The Juilliard School. This season, he serves as Associate Director for Scarlett Dreams Off-Broadway, directs Afterglow at Southwark Playhouse in London, directs The Charlie Brown Christmas national tour, and performs as Jimmy in Theatre Project’s The Lady Slipper.

Regional credits include Freddy Eynsford-Hill in the 100th anniversary production of Shaw’s Pygmalionat The Old Globe opposite Robert Sean Leonard, Pip in Great Expectations at Syracuse Stage, the world premiere of Nonsense and Beauty at The Repertory Theater of St. Louis, Deathtrap at the Cape Playhouse, What The Butler Saw and Misalliance at The Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey, A Class Act at Berkshire Theater Festival, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at New Century Theater, and most recently, Tom in The Glass Menagerie at The Majestic Theater.

Robbie most recently served as the Interim Artistic Director of Metropolis Performing Arts Center in Chicago, where he directed productions of Cabaret, The Legend of Georgia McBride, and The Addams Family. Other directing credits include the annual national tour (since 2021) of A Charlie Brown Christmas, which played The Palladium Theater in Times Square and was featured as one of the top theatrical events of the 2021 holiday season by The New York Times, Newsweek, and Time Out New York. Additional directing and associate credits include the Broadway national tours of Chicagoand A Christmas Story, Bright Star at Theater Aspen, and Afterglow at The Southwark Playhouse in London and The Hudson Theatre in Los Angeles. Robbie is the current Director of Musical Theater for the Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York City and the former Associate Artistic Director of the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts.

Robbie is the host of The Breakdown, available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify. His training includes a BFA from Syracuse University and an MFA from The University of San Diego. He is a proud member of Actors’ Equity and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.




"...magnetic..." – Theater Scene

Afterglow – "The magnetic Robbie Simpson excels in the difficult role of Alex. Mr. Simpson skillfully humanizes the catalyst who causes turmoil. The rapport between him, Reilly and Haagenson is palpable."



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