Arbender Robinson
Broadway Actor

Thespian Nation Live officially kicks off with an opening performance by Arbender Robinson, whose Broadway credits include In Transit, Shuffle Along (revival), Les Miserables (revival), Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Disney's The Lion King, Book of Mormon, Hair, Ragtime (revival), Disney's The Little Mermaid, and Hairspray.

Prepare to be inspired! "I am a huge advocate for education, the thirst for knowledge, and believing in the power of your dreams," says Robinson. "Dream big because sometimes these things can come true."


Cody Renard Richard

Cody Renard Richard
Broadway and Television Stage Manager
Thespian alum, Troupe 4901

This is a watershed moment for theatre as venues close down and performances go virtual. This unprecedented time opens up new and different performance possibilities while placing others on hold.

Dream about the theatre of the future with Broadway Stage Manager Cody Renard Richard (Freestyle Love Supreme, Hamilton, The Wiz Live!) as he shares an inspirational message about hope, creativity, and rebirth.

Learn more about Cody Renard Richard in his "Five Questions" interview on