Nick Richardson sings, acts, and dances (a bit).
He’s a dramaturg and a theatre scholar.
He tries to stay busy and positive, especially during a pandemic.
…¡Y habla español!
As a performer, Nick’s work spans musical theatre, opera, and film. He also has experience devising original works. He has performed with Zeiders American Dream Theater, Virginia Musical Theatre, Florida State University, and various 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 arrangement of The Three Feathers by Lori Laitman. He studied voice with mezzo-soprano Phyllis Pancella.
Nick currently sings at Old Donation Episcopal Church and studies with mezzo-soprano/contralto Sondra Gelb.
Nick was the Assistant Dramaturg and Titles Operator for The Glimmerglass Festival’s 2021 season, “Glimmerglass on the Grass.” He continues to write content for their publications.
In 2019 Nick translated and designed the supertitles for Daniel Catán’s Il Postino, a co-production between Virginia Opera, Opera Southwest, and Chicago Opera Theatre. These titles were also used at Opera Santa Barbara. Nick also designed and operated the titles for Virginia Opera’s production of Tosca.
Nick was the Titles/Dramaturgy Intern at The Glimmerglass Festival for their 2019 season, which included the world premiere of Blue by Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson.
At FSU he served as production dramaturg for A New Brain, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, 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 of his degrees come from FSU. 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)
- Substitute teacher
- Guest lecturer
- Election Official
…and who knows what next?!