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. On May 18, 2003 he was one of the few young performers to be chosen to take part in the historic final performance finale of Les Miserables at the Imperial Theater on Broadway. He was a featured soloist at a national 9/11 memorial service at St. Patrick's Cathedral. In 2005, Robert won the first Rockland Star Competition. He holds an M.F.A. in Children's Literature from Hollins University where he wrote a number of novels. Robert also developed a Cabaret Act along with his sister, Cristina, titled "Family Album". He wrote the music, book, and lyrics to the new musical, "On the Air", based on the lives of vaudeville and radio stars/siblings Jack and Loretta Clemens, which he co-wrote with his own real life sister, Cristina. Their other musical, The Store Under the Portico, takes place in WWII Italy during the German Occupation. His recent credits include Man of La Mancha (Padre) at Bristol Riverside Theatre, Forever Plaid (Jinx) at the Bickford Theatre, Sweeney Todd (Tobias) at The Fulton Opera House as well as Fame (Schlomo) at the Macau International Music Festival in Macau, China. He was a semifinalist in the 2015 Lotte Lenya Competition, an international vocal/acting competition run by the Kurt Weill Foundation. Robert plays three instruments (piano, guitar, violin), is fluent in Italian, and enjoys acting, singing, writing and composing.