|Born||Robert Emillindeman Fitch|
April 29, 1934
Santa Cruz, California
Fitch has performed in twenty-seven Broadway Shows, including, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum with Whoopi Goldberg, and The Will Rogers Follies as Clem, Will's father. In films, he appeared in Stephen King's Thinner and with Steve Martin in Pennies from Heaven. He guested and choreographed on Burt Reynold's Evening Shade. He has also dozens of TV commercials to his credit utilizing magic, juggling, fire-eating, dance and physical comedy.
He has coached performers such as David Copperfield, Jeff McBride and David Blaine for his second TV Special. Fitch also created the coffee cup illusion for Blaine's show too. He was consultant, coach and writer for the NBC Reality series Phenomenon, as well as for Alain Nu's four one-hour Discovery Channel specials (The Mysterious World of Alain Nu). He has directed full evening shows for Thomas Solomon (Elusions), Jeff McBride and Eugene Burger (Atlantic City) and Paul Gertner's one-man show (Ten Fingers).
Bob and his wife Pauline, run a yearly Performance Workshop for Professional Magicians.
- Broadway's Burns-Mantle Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for his villainous portrayal of Rooster Hannigan in the original Annie
- A Carbonell Nomination for both direction and portrayal.
- His direction received a MAC Award (NY Cabaret) for Jeff McBride's Mask, Myth, And Magic.
- Parent Assembly of the Society of American Magicians Magician of the Year (2010)
- Cover, The Linking Ring, Vol. 79, No. 3, March 1999, Our Cover, Bob Fitch – A Life in the Theatre, by Margaret Steele, page 52
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 79, No. 11, November 1999, Magic Boot Comp, The Bob Fitch Performance Workshop, by Margaret Steele, page 75
- Genii Magazine, Vol. 63, No. 12, December 2000, Bob Fitch’s Magic Performance Camp, by Rich Marotta, page 38
- The Linking Ring, Vol. 81, No. 12, December 2001, Theatre Magic, The 2001 Bob Fitch Workshop, by Margaret Steele, page 47
- Cover, M-U-M, Vol 100, No. 3, August 2010, Bob Fitch, His Magic Time, by Margaret Steele, page 44; “You Should work with Bob Fitch”, by Margaret Steele, page 49; Magic for the 21st Century, by Bob Fitch, page 50