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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As a performer, Nick’s work spans musical theatre, opera, and film. He also has experience devising original works. He has performed with Virginia Opera, Zeiders American Dream Theater, Virginia Musical Theatre, and community theaters. Most recently, he was part of the ensemble/dancer in The Sound of Music with Virginia Arts Festival/Virginia Opera.
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. He’s available for local hire in the following areas: New York City, D.C., Orlando, Norfolk (VA), and the Jersey Shore.
Nick will return to The Glimmerglass Festival this summer (2022) as Assistant Dramaturg/Assistant Titles Supervisor. He was the Assistant Dramaturg and Titles Operator for Glimmerglass’s unprecedented 2021 season, “Glimmerglass on the Grass.” He continues to write content for their publications.
He started at Glimmerglass as the Titles/Dramaturgy Intern in 2019, which included the world premiere of Blue by Jeanine Tesori and Tazewell Thompson. Following that internship, 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 2019 production of Tosca.
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 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?!