Robert Farruggia is a professional stage actor and member of Actor's Equity Association and was born in Mantova, Italy. He studies voice with his parents, Metropolitan Opera Tenor Michele Farruggia and Soprano Barbara de Deo. Robert has appeared in Les Miserables on Broadway as well as a number of regional and international credits. He was also a semifinalist in the 2015 Lotte Lenya Competition, an international vocal/acting competition run by the Kurt Weill Foundation. As a composer, Robert has co-written two musicals with his sister, Cristina Farruggia. The first, On the Air, had a fully staged production in Brooklyn as well as an Off Broadway reading directed by Tony Nominee Hunter Foster. His second musical, The Store Under the Portico, was a finalist for a number of festivals across the country. He is currently working on a third musical, Beyond Beautiful, about Hedy Lamarr. His work has been featured at 54 Below, The Green Room 42, and the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Robert also holds an M.F.A. in Children's Literature from Hollins University where he wrote a number of novels.