Robert Thomas Noll has won over 34 national and international awards including a Silver Medal at the International Film and Television Festival of New York, a CINE Award, an NEA award, a Telly Award and nine Emmy Awards. His 25 produced plays have been performed thousands of times in ten countries (including four in New York City). Six have been published. Four of his children’s shows, “The Pied Piper of Hamelin,” ”Billie and Her Hillbilly Barnyard Band”, “Circus Time!” and "Balto - The Dog That Saved Nome,Alaska" had their premieres at the Cleveland Play House. Three of his plays have aired on radio and one was taped and televised by NBC. In television, he has produced and written literally hundreds of programs including the nationally syndicated NBC series “Hickory Hideout.”
Four of his screenplays have been produced as films. One of them, “Yell and Tell” is distributed internationally by Films, Inc. Two others were directed by Jason J. Tomaric for Quantus Pictures.
Noll is a Communications instructor at John Carroll University, where he also serves as advisor to their award-winning newspaper, The Carroll News. For over 20 years he taught playwriting/screenwriting at the Cleveland Play House (since 1987). He has been an Adjunct Professor at Ursuline College, Cleveland State and Cuyahoga Community College. He has also been the Screenwriting Instructor for the Cleveland Filmmakers and Artist-in-Residence at the Cleveland School of the Arts.
He has been a Public Relations and Marketing Consultant for 25 Broadway show tours. He has worked professionally at the Cleveland Play House, Hanna Theater, Kenley Players, Cleveland Ballet, Playhouse Square Center, Great Lakes Theater Festival and Musicarnival. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild and has written and edited publications for the Education Department of Playhouse Square Center.
At John Carroll, he teaches Playwriting, Broadcast Writing, Screenplay Writing, Broadcast Performance, Electronic Media Sales and Marketing,TV production, American Electronic Media, Introduction to Theater, Journalism Practicum, Public Relations, and First Year Seminar.
He also coordinates the annual Urban Journalism program with Cleveland Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Dramatist Guild and member of the Broadcast Education Association.