Performance Resume 

Directing Resume 

 Press Clippings. 

"The adorable J. Robert Moore ... has been transformed into a harpie, but his talent shines through the costume and makeup. This is a tremendous example of acting, worthy of an award."

 

-Dr. Cliff Cunningham, Sun News Austin

Matilda, The Musical

"The appearance of formidable headmisstress Miss Trunchbull (J. Robert Moore) has enough subtle touches to bring to mind a fascist leader"

 

-Brian Paul Scipione, Central Texas Live

Matilda, The Musical

"This piece could more accurately have been titled Trunchbull, for Jimmy Moore as the haughty, nasty, intolerant former shot-put champion dominates the action. Moore's headmistress is born of nightmares, and there wasn't a soul among the cast's characters or in fact in the audience who wasn't aching for a comeuppance. It's a comic portrait with a vicious edge."

 

-Michael Meigs, Central Texas Live

Matilda, The Musical

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"J Robert "Jimmy" Moore's Miss Trunchbull is a campy villain through and through. He skirts the edges of traditional British panto baddies and delivers a character we love to hate."

 

-Lynn Beaver, Broadway World

Matilda, The Musical

 

"As the show's antagonist, Zach regular J. Robert "Jimmy" Moore brings a fresh take to one of the most feared characters in children's literature. Though still every bit as fearsome as the novel's counterpart, Moore's Trunchbull is played with a sort of scheming sensuality."

 

-Trey Gutierrez, The Austin Chronicle 

Matilda, The Musical

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"Moore manages to keep the audience engaged with no dip in energy, and this show does require a super-human level of energy. Moore delivers every moment with gusto and interjects the role with his own personal flair and perfect comic timing."

-Jesse Griffith, Broadway World

The Santaland Diaries

 

“Moore's uncanny ability to act off of every laugh, gasp, and interjection make for a show that's less a monologue and more an organic dialogue…  Moore's quick, in-character comebacks remind talkative attendees where they are without compromising Santaland's tempo… Moore's various characters come across not as cheap caricatures but careful portraits assigned unique energies and physicalities. This is most apparent with Crumpet, whose frantic on-the-clock joy is betrayed by Moore's seemingly involuntary expressions of disgust and anguish… Moore moves like a flipbook, each motion executed with purpose.”

-Trey Gutierrez, The Austin Chronicle

The Santaland Diaries

“The audience certainly gives Moore the most adorable elf award for his portrayal of Crumpet… Moore cavorts and rolicks around the stage to great effect. Delivered on the knife edge of gay camp, he wrings every nuance from the script and engages various audience members to advance his tale of delight and misery... A delightful performance...Santaland Diaries may be the best holiday hangover you ever have.

-Dr. Cliff Cunningham, Sun News Austin

The Santaland Diaries

Moore’s energy in The Santaland Diaries is infectious, and his storytelling paints broad, hilarious strokes. The slow depletion of Crumpet's supply of fucks to give is subtle, charming, and exceedingly witty. Moore’s got a hell of a voice, to boot… Moore will roast a good portion of those in attendance before the night is over. It’s all in good fun, and Moore’s crowd work is stellar.

-Justin M. West, Central Texas Live

The Santaland Diaries

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"Excellent ... J. Robert Moore takes center stage as Dr. Frank 'N' Furter"

-Anna Holloway, The Oklahoman

The Rocky Horror Show

Buyer and Cellar 2017 Drama Desk Awards 

Buyer and Cellar @ ZACH Theatre

"J. Robert Moore is absolutely brilliant... His timing and body language as he portrays multiple characters is impeccable. Moore is so at home and at ease in the character that the end result is that of a good friend telling you a great story. So delightful is his performance that when it ends you wish there was more of Moore. I suggest you make reservations as soon as possible, because once word of how great this show is gets out, you won't be able to get tickets."

 

-Frank Benge, Broadway World

Buyer and Cellar

“Effusive … The immensely appealing actor guides us into Babs' below-stairs mini-mall with a can-you-believe-it breathlessness… -a quality that makes Alex in Wonderland even more relatable and human. Moore's enthusiasm is evident in more than just his voice, though; he's perpetually in motion, pinballing to every corner of the Kleberg Theatre… With a simple pose and a soft voice seasoned with just a soupçon of Brooklynese, Moore presents this diva, then fills her with a range of feelings, many we expect, but some we don't, and that surprise creates a figure very, very human.”

-Robert Faires, The Austin Chronicle

Buyer and Cellar

"Without a costume change, a mask or even a dramatically different voice he becomes Barbra. The audience is rapt… Moore flips from Babs to his boyfriend or even to Barbra’s famous husband James Brolin, he never misses a beat. Though he's technically talking to himself, all we are seeing from the darkened seats of the house is a heated argument, a touching moment, a timid dalliance between the characters concerned. This is the one-actor show at its best…This is your chance to see an actor who has honed his craft and delivers it with an over-the-top vivacity that is purely endearing."

-Brian Paul Scipione, Central Texas Live

Buyer and Cellar

"J. Robert Moore gives a tour-de-force performance that fully embodies the nuances of Tolins’ wit and warmth. … [in] Moore’s – hands, what begins as a satirical premise quickly becomes an exploration of loneliness and the fierce desire for connection… Buyer & Cellar is a testament to the power of intimate storytelling.

 

In portraying, among other characters, Alex (the hired actor), Barry (his boyfriend), and, of course, Babs herself, Moore masterfully presents a minimalist approach to capturing the nuances of personality and emotion…. Moore follows through, creating a characterization that embodies the star’s sometimes-narcissistic swagger while at the same time leaving room for a vulnerability that allows the audience to truly feel for her.

 

Moore makes Alex, Barry, and Barbra come to life, all with the warmth, humor, and closeness of a gossipy gabfest…. Buyer & Cellar is a solid show, filled at turns with humor and poignancy, that soars in the hands of a performer as talented as J. Robert Moore."

 

-Andrew J. Friedenthal, Austin 360

Buyer and Cellar

 

"Who but J. Robert Moore could do Liza Minnelli justice, reviving her rollicking “Ring Them Bells”?"

 

-Michael Barnes, Austin 360

ZACH Unplugged

 

"Assured and distinctive"

 

-Michael Meigs, Central Texas Live Theater

A Flea in her Ear

 

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"Creating explosive and wild characters that take us on an impeccably crafted journey... J. Robert Moore’s Black Stache is so deliciously over-the-top that the stage gets a few steps brighter every time he arrives, striding across the boards with a gaunt and elegant style that you can't help but be delighted by. He's lithe, he's silly, and he makes such entertaining choices, that it's hard to not crack a smile when he traipses across the boards."

 

-Ryan E. Johnson , The Ausin Examiner

Peter and The Starcatcher

 

"Moore couldn’t be more fabulous. With a commanding stage presence and ridiculous lip foliage, he’s hilarious and charming."

 

-Cate Blouke, Austin American-Statesman

Peter and The Starcatcher

 

"Moore's performance ... is downright hilarious; he has all the pomp and flair of a Disney villain, plus a swashbuckling sense of comic timing. Moore consistently brings the laughs, and watching his transformation into Captain Hook is a comic peak in the production."

 

-Elissa Russell, The Austin Chronicle

Peter and The Starcatcher

 

"The shining performance of J. Robert Moore as Black Stache (who goes on to become Captain Hook) is a sheer delight. He commands absolute attention as he camps and preens about the stage in a gloriously over the top performance that makes the other Hook's you've seen fade from memory."

 

-Frank Benge, Broadway World

Peter and The Starcatcher

 

"Jimmy Moore is hilariously charming in his role as the foppish Lord Evelyn Oakleigh"

                                                         

 -Cate Blouke, The Austin American Statesman

Anything Goes

 

"Standouts in this large cast are fine character actors Michael Burell ... and Jimmy Moore as the foppish English aristocrat Lord Evelyn Oakleigh, Hope's bound-to-be-outwitted fiancé.

                                                           

-Michael Meigs, Central Texas Live Theater

Anything Goes

 

"J. Robert Moore proves to be a scene-stealer as an aristocratic yet daffy Brit ..."

-Jeff Davis, Broadway World

Anything Goes

 

"Jimmy Moore is completely engaging as a reluctant department store elf in “The Santaland Diaries.” He makes the most of the intimacy of the Cellar space, making eye contact, shaking hands and seeming to just be chatting with the crowd. He also shows off crackerjack timing."

 

-Deborah Martin, San Antonio Express News

The Santaland Diaries

 

"Jimmy Moore kicks things off in The Santaland Diaries with his dastardly portrayal of a 32-year-old elf working at Macy’s Santaland... What follows is his wildly sarcastic yet charming and smack-your-thigh hilarious description of his journey to unearth a bit of Christmas spirit."

 

-Coleen Pence, SanAntonioMomBlogs.com

The Santaland Diaries

 

"Lucky is mostly mute except for one long, dazzling, monologue that Moore delivers beautifully."

 

-Deborah Martin, San Antonio Express News

Waiting for Godot

 

"The evening, however, belongs to Pozzo's slave Lucky, and luck has nothing to do with it. Jimmy Moore displays astonishing acting skill... [and] embodies the walking dead, a zombified version of all of us..."

 

-Thomas Jenkins, San Antonio Current

Waiting for Godot

 

"Brandon Paul Sasnett and Jimmy Moore, as Marlow and Hastings, respectively, have developed a charming dependency between their characters."

 

-Ashley Lindstrom, San Antonio Current

She Stoops to Conquer

 

"A related romantic subplot revolves around the clandestine relationship between Marlow's right-hand man, Mr. Hastings (Jimmy Moore), and Miss Neville (Courtney Coston), a romantic story line well-played by both."

 

-Deborah Martin, San Antonio Express News

She Stoops to Conquer