Welcome to the Robin Cousins Page. This site covers the various careers of figure skating's Renaissance man. From an Olympic gold medal and numerous professional championships to his own and other ice shows and TV specials, the West End musical stage, choreography, directing, TV commentary, art exhibits, and movies, Robin Cousins can say "been there, done that."
Robin is back on stage in the West End in London, where he has previously starred in his first ice show, Electric Ice, and later in The Rocky Horror Show and Grease (he has also appeared in the musical Cats and in Roger & Hammerstein's Cinderella, among other stage work). He will be starring in the role of lawyer Billy Flynn in Kander & Ebb’s Chicago at the Garrick Theatre for five weeks, from 17 July to 1 September, 2012, which will be the final performance of the 15-year-old revival of Chicago in London. Robin is the first Olympic champion to appear on stage in the Olympic host city during the Olympic Games. On Friday, 27 July, the opening day of the Olympics, Robin will be doing a talkback with the audience following the special 2 pm matinee performance of Chicago, and he will not appear in the Friday matinee on 10 August due to his involvement with the British Olympic Synchronised Swimming team, who have their final that day (see below).
After seven seasons as head judge in ITV’s Dancing on Ice, Robin returned to the ice himself for his first public performance in a dozen years, skating a new program to Paul McCartney’s My Valentine. ITV has released some photos from the Dancing on Ice Goes Gold TV special, which also features performances from Torvill & Dean and other famous Olympians such as Olga Korbut, and The Sun has an interview in which Robin talks about his numerous knee surgeries and other injuries (there are errors in this article, and Robin had an extremely active and successful 20 year professional skating career after he won the 1980 Olympic gold medal).
Robin had the honor of carrying the Olympic torch in the relay through his adopted home town of Brighton & Hove on 16 July. There are photos on Twitter and a nice article by an appreciative fan, (although Robin has not been knighted!).
In preparation for the London Olympic Games, Robin has been doing promotions as a Team GB ambassador and has been working with the British Olympic Synchronised Swimming Team on their Olympic routines, adapting skating lifts to the pool and bringing in theater star Michael Crawford to do the voiceover for the swim team’s “Peter Pan” free routine. The Telegraph has an article and the BBC and Visionsport have interviews with Robin on his work with the team.
Robin is on Twitter as @TheRobinCousins.
Robin will be appearing on Celebrity Antiques Road Trip on the BBC 2 in the lead up to Children in Need in November.
For those seeking to watch old or foreign videos of Robin Cousins' skating, try a search on http://www.youtube.com
Questions or comments? E-mail Lois Yuen at LoisY@aol.com.
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Last updated July 22, 2012