Robert Ariza is a native of Queens, New York and a graduate of The University of Michigan with a BFA in Musical Theatre. He is also a proud alum of LaGuardia Arts High School (the "Fame" school). Robert made his Broadway debut in the Deaf West Revival of SPRING AWAKENING, and can be heard on the original cast recordings of THE VISITOR by Tom Kitt & Brian Yorkey, and THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY by Neil Bartram & Brian Hill.
Robert is most recognized for his work in the Chicago company of HAMILTON, where he was in the ensemble and understudied the titular role. He also played the role of Marius to great acclaim on the National Tour of LES MISÉRABLES.
In 2013, Robert received the Roger Sturtevant Award from the Actor's Equity Association for his outstanding abilities in musical theatre. Apart from acting, he is also a singer-songwriter who plays piano/harmonium/guitar/ukulele.
Robert participated as a finalist in the 2014 Lotte Lenya Competition sponsored by the Kurt Weill Foundation, and was awarded the Lys Symonette Award for his performance of "She's a Woman" from KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN. He has sung backup for Josh Groban and has also performed in several concerts at Feinstein's 54 Below, Birdland Jazz Club, Ars Nova, and more.
Robert has appeared on screen in the Peacock original series GIRLS5EVA, as well as the critically acclaimed drama POSE on FX.
Robert was recently in the world premiere musical SOMEWHERE OVER THE BORDER at Syracuse Stage & Geva Theatre Center.