Related Information for J. Robert Spencer Robert John Spencer (known as J. Robert Spencer) is an American actor and singer, who was nominated for a Tony Award for his work in the Broadway musical Next to Normal. He graduated cum laude in 1991 from the Shenandoah University musical theatre program, and received an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts in 2009. His Broadway debut was as a "swing" in the musical Side Show in 1997. He appeared in the musical Weird Romance in April 2004 at the York Theatre, New York, and the music.. read more