Robert Fairchild is a Tony Award nominee for his Broadway debut in An American in Paris. The Tony-winning musical, directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, had its West End premiere filmed and will air as part of PBS' Great Performances November 2 (streaming on PBS.com November 3).
But Fairchild made his name at New York City Ballet, joining in 2006 and becoming a principal dancer in 2009. After 10 years with NYCB, Fairchild was prepared for his move from ballet to Broadway and into choreography, recently choreographing and starring in Off-Broadway's Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
“My sister and I always liken it to, Broadway is a marathon and New York City Ballet, the ballet seasons, is a sprint,” Fairchild says. For more of Playbill's interview with Fairchild, watch the video above.