Bobby Pearce

Bobby was born on February 15th, 1961 in Miami, Florida.  Bobby began his career in show business as a performer. He specialized in musical comedy but is also a classically trained mime and studied with Marcel Marceau. He has appeared on television, film and the stage; however, he always had a penchant for design and is very happy with his role behind the scenes. He holds a BA Degree from Barry University in Miami, and after being offered 17 full scholarships to graduate school, earned his MFA in design from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. Bobby was born and raised in Miami and lived in New York City.

Bobby received nominations for both the Tony Award and Outer Critic's Circle Award for his work on Taboo.  He also designed for "Sign, Sealed, Delivered" in Las Vegas, The Syringa Tree in New York and London, the National Tour of "Tommy," three gowns for Liza Minnelli's appearance in "Michael Jackson's 30th Anniversary Celebration," "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" (Halloween 1999-2001) and Broadway's "Betrayal" starring Juliette Binoche. In addition he designed the film "Let It Snow" starring Bernadette Peters, Chita Rivera's concert tour "Chita, And All That Jazz," and Off-Broadway's "Behind the Beat" starring Vicki Sue Robinson.  Bobby's designs have received critical acclaim. 

Bobby has also designed costumes for many celebrities including Bea Arthur, Petula Clark, Bebe Neuwirth, Faith Prince, Larry Gatlin, Martin Short, Madeline Kahn, Elizabeth Ashley, Cyd Charisse, Glenn Close, Sheena Easton, Leslie Uggams, Laurie Beechman, Rosie O'Donnell and Tracy Ullman. He has designed over 30 gowns for Marla Maples, many of which have been featured in numerous magazines. His favorite "Diva" to date was the late Gwen Verdon for whom he designed over a dozen gowns.

Bobby and Rosie are longtime friends.  He has been featured in the magazine "Rosie" and made over a dozen appearances on The Rosie O'Donnell Show doing crafts and singing songs with Rosie. 

Bobby is currently a Segment Producer for Rosie Radio and fellow ensemble member of the staff.  He will frequently drop by the studio to give his Broadway expertise, his thoughtful opinions on topics such as weight loss and to laugh with Rosie about old times. 

Getting To Know You: Bobby Pearce!

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