BOBBY COOK GALLAGHER
Bobby Cook Gallagher is a skilled actor and singer with a magnetic, thoughtful stage presence. From concert work to musical theatre to plays, Gallagher approaches roles with detail and grace, grounded in solid acting, singing, and dance technique. This past season, he was seen as Bob Crewe in Jersey Boys with Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre and as a featured soloist in his Joe’s Pub début.
Other recent performances include A Christmas Carol (Ensemble/Mr. Fezziwig Understudy) at White Plains Performing Arts Center and Finding Madame Curie (Swing) at Theatre Row. He was slated to perform the role of Rapunzel’s Prince in Into the Woods at the Princeton Festival, which was cancelled due to Covid.
Gallagher has appeared in a diverse lineup of musical theatre productions, from golden-age standards to new classics. Gallagher appeared as Sky in Mamma Mia! at Sierra Repertory Theater and as Cain/Japeth in Music Center at Strathmore’s production of Children of Eden, where he constructed a layered, soulful portrayal of the rebellious, curious son of Noah. His expressive voice and musicality made Cain’s journey visceral, compelling, and tragic. In Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at Circa ‘21, Gallagher played the role of Ephraim. With his athletic, exuberant dancing and his infectiously joyful stage presence, Gallagher soared through the frontier setting, ably taking on some of the most iconic dance numbers in the musical theatre canon. He also performed the role of Pasquale in The Most Happy Fella and Oscar Lindquist in Sweet Charity at the Hartke Theatre.
Gallagher’s detailed character work and dedication to text make him an ideal collaborator on new works. Gallagher played Don Leopoldo in the world-premiere production of La perdida at the Hartke Theatre, a musical retelling of The Winter’s Tale set in revolution-era Mexico. Gallagher explored the new text with curiosity and detail, balancing character and setting with the work’s classical inspiration. Additionally, Gallagher appeared as Fred/Young Marley, the generous nephew of Ebenezer Scrooge/the younger version of Scrooge’s business partner, in A Christmas Carol. He imbued the role of Fred with warm, charming elegance, and his performance of Young Marley was earnest and heartbreaking.
As a concert artist, Gallagher appeared in the national tours of Holidays Around the World and National Broadway Chorus. He also played the role of Tony in a West Side Story Revue at The Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, his heartfelt, soaring voice capturing the character’s journey.
Gallagher is a graduate of the Catholic University of America with a Bachelor of Music in Musical Theatre.