What Guests are Saying

Joe Donohoe (Mark in the Broadway Tour of RENT)

“Could be the most fun I’ve had in an interview. Robert has a special knack for bringing out your best, and I trusted him from the start! I quickly went from a Stage  Notes interviewee to a friend, a fan, and a regular listener.”

Nicolette Hart (Broadway: RENT, Legally Blonde, The Wedding Singer, Million Dollar Quartet – Tours internationally with Bette Midler)

“The way in which Robert and I came into each others lives is completely indicative of the type of person he truly is:  kind, compassionate, and someone who considers himself a vehicle for not only knowledge and information, but a support and encouragement for the arts.  I love Robert’s passion, wit, and insane encyclopedia of a brain, and his infectious laugh.  If I never do another interview, or if I do 1,000 more, I have already interviewed with the best: classy and sassy – my favorite combo….xoxo”

   Liza Minnelli

“What a thrill it was to be with Robert on Stage Notes! Thank you, Robert. I can’t wait to come back.”

Wade McCollum (Emcee in Cabaret and the title role in Dracula —  both productions at Geva Theatre Center)

“Robert is an insightful, passionate, and talented man who has created a magnificent and vital show. His authentic love of the musical and all of its various complexities shines through each interview with his rare balance of well researched questions and ebullient spontaneity. Anyone who loves musical theatre will love this show, and if you have the gift of being asked to be on his show, do it; he is a gift to the arts community. Thank you, Robert, for sharing your gifts!”

John West (Man in the Chair, The Drowsy Chaperone)

“Hello, Robert! Wow, what can I say? This has been a completely unique and utterly delightful experience. I have dealt with countless uninformed and seemingly uninterested folks from newspaper, radio, and television… so to have a change of pace and share a genuine and heartfelt exchange with someone was a total blessing! It was entirely refreshing to speak with someone with a legitimate knowledge of the theatre and especially the joy of this show. Thank you for caring and for airing our interview! A sincere THANK YOU for all you do for theatre. We’re all lucky to have you!!

David Burnham (Fiyero in the Broadway production of Wicked)

“What a terrific time I had on Stage Notes. Robert, you are a great host full of interesting and thoughtful questions, and you have a wonderful way of putting your guest at ease. All  theater-lovers should rejoice that Robert is on the air. Until next time, David.”

Michael Cunio (Corny Collins in the Broadway production of Hairspray)

“What a refreshing personality! Robert is well researched and deeply appreciative of musical theater and its practitioners. His enthusiasm and humor make it a joy to be on his show. I can’t wait to come back!”

Michael Cavanaugh (The Piano Man in the Broadway Production of Movin’ Out)

“I had a great time talking to Robert on Stage Notes. Robert and I have become friends over the past few years. This dude knows a lot about Broadway! I wish I knew half as much.”

Ron DeStefano (Pirelli in the Geva production of Sweeney Todd)

“Thanks so much to Robert and the team for having me on the show. What a fun hour we spent spinning tunes from my new CD and sharing our mutual passion for all things musical theatre! In a contemporary climate that doesn’t pay much mind to new voices in the cabaret/vocal genre, Robert’s show is one-of-a-kind. Your unparalleled exuberance and sheer love for the arts is unmatched, Robert, and I hope to spend time in the studio with you again sometime soon!”

Judith Delgado (Sister Aloysius in DOUBT)

“Robert, I wanted to say, formally, just how wonderful it was to be on your show. You are so knowledgeable and personable; it was a true pleasure to meet you. So often interviewers have not seen the show; they banter among themselves; and if we are lucky, we get to say a few words. But on your show, it was a breath of fresh air to be with a host who loves theater and asked intelligent and poignant questions. I thank you for that and look forward to the next time. To be continued…… Stay well, Robert. All the best to you, Judith”

Jim Owen (creator and “John Lennon,” Classical Mystery Tour)

“I really enjoyed speaking with Robert and doing the interview. His love for the arts shines through and makes it a pleasure to be part of the program.”

Listener Comments:
“I just wanted you to know that I continue to enjoy Robert Hammond’s Broadway Show… My favorite part is hearing Robert laughing with the guests. It’s such an intimate experience listening to the interview over the radio. I end up laughing with Robert and the guest. It feels like the three of us are sitting in my living room enjoying a good laugh. I enjoy the music, the information, and the intimacy the show provides. Kudos to Robert Hammond. Keep up the great work.”

Christine Finger, Rochester, NY.

“Just a quick note to say how much we enjoy Robert Hammond and his Broadway show.
Robert reminds us of the late Bill Klein, who was a family friend. You can really tell Robert enjoys talking about Broadway, and we enjoy his show, interviews, and commentary.”

Gus and Cindy Gleichauf, Penfield, NY.