"This tradition is one of the most exciting parts of an opening night. To me, it's a moment for the ensemble to get recognition for the hard work we put into a show. All too often we are overlooked and the tradition of this Robe is a moment that says 'We see you and thank you!' The Robe also acknowledges those amazing artists who have come before me, so to receive this honor for the second time is truly a blessing. The best part about this ceremony is recognizing the Broadway debuts!! Seeing them light up just makes my heart smile!"
Name: Justin Prescott
Show: Head Over Heels
Hometown: Houston, TX
Broadway Debut: Fela! (2010)
Professional Training: SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance (Cum Laude); High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, TX; Taipei National University of the Arts (Taipei, Taiwan)
Year Joined: 2010
How I Got My Equity Card: "I got my equity card the same year I made my debut as I had to join the union to perform on Broadway."
Broadway Chorus Credits: 7 -- Fela!, After Midnight, Motown, Gigi, Paramour, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Head Over Heels
Fun Fact: "I'm left-handed and the only thing I can do with my right hand is twirl a baton, which I learned at the age of 8."
Prescott celebrates the opening with his Head Over Heels company. Photo by Walter McBride.