Member Profiles

Robert Breuler


Robert Breuler won a Joseph Jefferson Award for his acclaimed turn as a Russian negotiator in Steppenwolf's A Walk in the Woods. Bob joined the ensemble in 1987. He's appeared in over forty Steppenwolf productions, making him a well-known favorite among Chicago audiences. Some memorable Steppenwolf Theatre Company productions include , Detroit, Andrei Botvinnik in A Walk In The Woods, Big Daddy in Cat On A Tin Roof, Les Moss in The Infidel, Pa Joad in The Grapes Of Wrath, Father Lux in Our Lady Of 121st Street and The Armenian in Time Of Your Life.

Broadway credits include The Grapes Of Wrath, Carousel, The Song Of Jacob Zulu and Death Of A Salesman with all-time favorite role being The Devil in Stravinski’s L’Histoire du Soldat with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra.
Regional and Chicago credits include performances at Goodman Theatre, Northlight Theatre, PlayMakers Repertory Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Great Lakes Theater, Dallas Theater Center, American Conservatory Theater, Guthrie Theater, Hartford Stage, Philadelphia Theatre Company, Persephone Theatre of Saskatoon, The National Theatre of London and His Majesty’s Theatre of Western Australia.

Robert starred in the Film Acres Independent Production of The Brother. Film credits include The Crucible, A Piece of Eden, Love and Action in Chicago, Shimmer, Trial By Jury, Painted Heart, Miles From Home, Purple Haze and the forthcoming Lac de Flambeau. Television: Chicago Fire, Prison Break, Early Edition, NYPD Blue, Angel Street, Keeper of the City, Father Clements Story, The Untouchables—The Series, BBC’s Darger and the Detective, and the forthcoming pilot Doubt.

Robert has been a member of Actors’ Equity for 40 years and a proud recipient of a William and Eva Fox Fellowship. Other undertakings include directing and performing in the cabaret show A Little Touch of Coward in the Night, written by and starring his wife Suzanne Petri. The couple’s musical Duo: 1 is 1; 2 is Math by Bill C. Thomas with music by Elizabeth Doyle will also be produced in 2014.

Watch & Listen

  1. The Grapes Of Wrath

    The Grapes Of Wrath

  2. Harvey


  3. Mother Courage And Her Children

    Mother Courage And Her Children

  4. Frankie And Johnny In The Clair De Lune

    Frankie And Johnny In The Clair De Lune

  5. Cherry Orchard

    Cherry Orchard

  6. Will the Circle Be Unbroken?

    Will the Circle Be Unbroken?

  7. Carter

    Carter's Way in Production

  8. Dream Chicago

    Dream Chicago

  9. Will the Circle Be Unbroken? in Production

    Will the Circle Be Unbroken? in Production

  10. Michael Patrick Thornton

    Michael Patrick Thornton's SYA Experience

  11. Of Mice and Men in Production

    Of Mice and Men in Production

  12. Steppenwolf takes the "It Gets Better" Pledge

    Steppenwolf takes the "It Gets Better" Pledge

  13. 2013/14 Season: <i>THE WHEEL</i>

    2013/14 Season: THE WHEEL

  14. The Wheel in Rehearsal

    The Wheel in Rehearsal

  15. Joan Allen - <i>THE WHEEL</i>

    Joan Allen - THE WHEEL

  16. <i>THE WHEEL</i> in Production

    THE WHEEL in Production

  17. Inside <i>THE WHEEL</i>

    Inside THE WHEEL

  18. <i>AIRLINE HIGHWAY</i> in Rehearsal

    AIRLINE HIGHWAY in Rehearsal

  19. <i>AIRLINE HIGHWAY</i> in Production

    AIRLINE HIGHWAY in Production

  20. <i>AIRLINE HIGHWAY</i> - Trailer


  21. <i>AIRLINE HIGHWAY</i> - Audience Response

    AIRLINE HIGHWAY - Audience Response

  22. <i>AIRLINE HIGHWAY</i> - Meet the REAL Francis

    AIRLINE HIGHWAY - Meet the REAL Francis

Credits & Awards


The Company; Kwik Stop; A Piece of Eden; Love and Action in Chicago; The Crucible; Trial by Jury; The Package.


Broadway: Death of a Salesman; Carousel Philadelphia Theatre Company: The Infidel European Repertory Company: The Duel; Ivanov Buckets O'Beckett Festival: Endgame Apple Tree Theatre: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; The Winning Streak Drury Lane: Morning's at Seven


Early Edition (CBS); NYPD Blue (ABC).


1999 William and Eva Fox Foundation Fellowship.

Frequent Collaborators

Hover on an ensemble member to view their collaborations with Robert Breuler.

  1. Alan Wildertest
  2. Rondi Reedtest
  3. Rick Snydertest
  4. Martha Laveytest
  5. Mariann Mayberrytest
  6. Yasen Peyankovtest
  7. Randall Arneytest
  8. Amy Mortontest