Nick Richardson sings, acts, and moves.
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.
Nick returned to The Glimmerglass Festival for Summer 2022 as Assistant Dramaturg/Assistant Titles Supervisor. He designed the supertitles for their 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.
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 & 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 include musical theatre, dance/movement studies, and gender/sexuality.
His case study on the popular American TV show Lip Sync Battle appears in the 1st edition of Routledge’s Dance in US Popular Culture, edited by Jennifer Atkins (forthcoming, Summer 2023).
He has presented original scholarship at Song, Stage & Screen; Mid-America Theatre Conference; and Southeastern Theatre Conference, who 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.
Nick holds an M.A. in Theatre Studies from Florida State University. His master’s thesis articulates the queerness of William Finn’s musical A New Brain both on the page and in production. He also earned his B.A. in Theatre and Spanish minor at FSU. He also studied performance 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?!