Nick Richardson sings, acts, and dances.
He’s a dramaturg and a theatre scholar.
He tries to stay busy and positive, especially during a pandemic.
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Nick’s performance credits span musical theatre, opera, and film. He also has experience devising original works. He has performed with Virginia Opera, Virginia Arts Festival, Zeiders American Dream Theater, Virginia Musical Theatre, and community theaters.
Nick performed in 11 opera productions while a student at Florida State University, including the academic premiere of Prince of Players by Carlisle Floyd and a new abridged version of The Three Feathers (Laitman/Gioia). He studied voice with mezzo-soprano Phyllis Pancella.
Nick currently sings at Old Donation Episcopal Church and studies with mezzo-soprano/contralto Sondra Gelb. He’s available for local hire in the following areas: New York City, D.C., Orlando, Hampton Roads (VA), and the Jersey Shore.
Nick returned to The Glimmerglass Festival this summer (2022) as Assistant Dramaturg/Assistant Titles Supervisor. He designed the supertitles for the world premiere of The Jungle Book (Sankaram/Rourke). He was the Assistant Dramaturg and Titles Operator for Glimmerglass’s unprecedented 2021 season, “Glimmerglass on the Grass,” and was the Titles/Dramaturgy Intern in 2019. He continues to write content for their publications and serves as editor of their donor magazine, Fanfare.
Nick translated and designed supertitles for Daniel Catán’s Il Postino in 2019, a co-production between Virginia Opera, Opera Southwest, and Chicago Opera Theatre. These titles were also seen at Opera Santa Barbara. Nick also designed and operated the titles for Virginia Opera’s 2019 production of Tosca (Puccini/Illica and Giacosa).
At FSU he served as production dramaturg for A New Brain (Finn/Lapine), A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (Nichols), and a devised piece based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest.
Nick’s primary scholarly interests lie in musical theatre, dance/movement studies, and gender/sexuality. He is also interested in contemporary British theatre. He has presented original scholarship at Song, Stage & Screen; Mid-America Theatre Conference; and Southeastern Theatre Conference. SETC named Nick their Undergraduate Young Scholar in 2016.
Nick’s writings have appeared in Southern Theatre magazine and in multiple publications by The Glimmerglass Festival.
His master’s thesis articulates the queerness of William Finn’s musical A New Brain both on the page and in production. He is currently working on publishing chapters from his thesis.
Nick holds an M.A. in Theatre Studies and a B.A. in Theatre with a minor in Spanish, both from Florida State University. He also studied performance abroad at Theatre Academy London.
Other roles that Nick has taken on:
- Assistant choreographer
- Spotlight operator
- Sound board operator
- Stage manager
- Front-of-house greeter
- Resident Assistant (RA)
- Long-term substitute teacher
- Guest lecturer
- Election Official
…and who knows what next?!