Nominated for the Tony Award for Best Costume Design and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Costume Design for the 2004 Broadway production of TABOO starring Boy George. He also designed; SIGN, SEALED, DELIVERED at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, the award-winning production of THE SYRINGA TREE (New York and London), the National Tour of TOMMY, three gowns for Liza Minnelli's appearance in Michael Jackson's 30th Anniversary Celebration, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, (Halloween 1999-2001) and Broadway's BETRAYAL starring Juliette Binoche (Associate Costume Designer). In addition he designed the films LET IT SNOW starring Bernadette Peters and THE BIG GAY MUSICAL. Bobby also designed Chita Rivera's concert tour CHITA, AND ALL THAT JAZZ and Off-Broadway's BEHIND THE BEAT starring Vicki Sue Robinson.

Bobby designed the wigs and costumes for the long running Off-Broadway hit THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES which has numerous regional productions. He also designed the show's sequels WINTER WONDERETTES and THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES CAPS AND GOWNS, and his work can currently be seen at Off-Broadway's Kirk Theatre in THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES revival.

Bobby also designs costumes for world champion American ice dancers Maia and Alex Shibutani as well as outfits for personal appearances and club acts of numerous celebrities including Bea Arthur, Petula Clark, Bebe Neuwirth, Faith Prince, Larry Gatlin, Martin Short, Madeline Kahn, Elizabeth Ashley, Cyd Charisse, Glenn Close, Sheena Easton, Leslie Uggams, Laurie Beechman and Tracey Ullman. He has designed over 30 gowns for Marla Maples, many of which have been featured in numerous magazines. His favorite "Diva" to date was the late Gwen Verdon for whom he designed over a dozen gowns. Bobby also designed the costumes for THE BIG GAY SKETCH SHOW on Logo TV, which began its third season in 2010.

Bobby has a longtime association with Rosie O'Donnell. He has been featured in the magazine "Rosie" and has made over a dozen appearances on THE ROSIE O'DONNELL SHOW doing crafts and singing songs with O'Donnell. He appeared as a regular on ROSIE RADIO (O'Donnell's daily morning radio show) on Sirius and XM Radio.

Bobby began his career in show business as a performer. He specialized in musical comedy but is also a classically trained mime and studied with Marcel Marceau. He has appeared on television, film and the stage; however, he always had a penchant for design and is very happy with his role behind the scenes. He holds a BA Degree from Barry Universit in Miami, and after being offered 17 full scholarships to graduate school, earned his MFA in Design from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He was born in Miami and lives in New York City.

In August 2016, Bobby released his first craft book, The Art of Paper Flowers, published by Creative Publishing International in hardback format. Four months after its release, The Art of Paper Flowers was named Amazon Editors' Holiday Gift Pick for Design, Construct, and Create! and went into its second printing. The book garnered positive reviews: "You'll want to run to the craft store for supplies when you see the gorgeous paper blooms Bobby Pearce created for this easy-to-follow book. Using his grandmother's full-size patterns from more than 40 years ago, Pearce instructs readers on how to make 35 flower varieties- some so lifelike you'll swear they grew in the garden." – 'Country Woman Magazine'. Publisher Weekly stated: "Gorgeous pictures make it immediately clear why one would want to devote time to making paper flowers rather than buying silk flora at the craft store, and the range of flowers adds to the book's appeal. This is a fantastic mix of inspiration and real care in pattern making."

The book has been translated into French and Dutch.

AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

- 2004 Tony Award Nomination for Best Costume Design - TABOO
- 2004 Outer Critics Circle Award Nomination for Best Costume Design - TABOO
- 2008 N.Y. Innovative Theatre Award for Best Costume Design - THE CHAOS THEORIES
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