101 Stories: Local 12’s Bob Herzog

By The Children's Theatre

Bob Herzog, Co-Anchor of Good Morning Cincinnati on Local 12, has been a special part of many TCT MainStage productions over the last 20+ years, including Santa Claus: The Musical in 2019.

Celebrate TCT’s 101st season as it comes to a close as we applaud and appreciate those who contributed to the organization’s magic throughout our century-long journey.  During 10 weeks of recognition, we honor individuals who have been instrumental in the success of TCT, and who have not only helped TCT grow in mission, but also thrive, thanks to their passion.  It is these people and their moments in our history that shaped TCT to become what it is today. We encourage you to consider giving a gift in their honor to ensure the sustainability of TCT’s mission for the next 100+ years. 

Bob says, “It was 24 years ago this season, when I first stepped into the enchanted world of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati.I was part of their 1997 holiday production, Thanksgiving Eve. During the casting of that show, I was asked if I could do a French accent – I coyly replied “Oui…” And the rest is history.” 

“I’ve been blessed to play a multitude of characters for TCT over the years. What sticks out to me most, though, isn’t so much the roles as the casts, directors, stage managers, and crews I’ve worked with in the past. So many friends. So many talented, talented people.”

“If you’re seeing a TCT show for the first time or the twentieth, you will leave knowing first-hand the magic of TCT’s storytelling. Their Broadway-quality MainStage shows are fully produced and specifically FOR young audiences. And TCT has let me play so many awesome characters, Genie in Disney’s Aladdin JR., Gaston in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR., Captain Hook in Peter Pan JR., Willy Wonka in Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR, and Snoopy in A Charlie Brown Christmas, just to name a few.”

“In my heart, I’m a storyteller. The idea of transporting a family or a group of students to a different world and doing it without a screen getting in the way, inspires me to get on stage each time TCT invites me. (Knowing that one of those families is my own family is a nice bonus!) There’s nothing like performing for a live audience and watching people react to a story. In my heart, I’m a storyteller. Whether I’m on TV or on a stage, I’m a storyteller.” 


Would you honor Bob Herzog with a gift to recognize the impact made on TCT?