Nick Richardson sings, acts, and dances (a bit).
He’s a dramaturg and a theatre scholar.
He holds two degrees from Florida State University.
He studied abroad at Theatre Academy London.
He tries to stay busy and positive, especially during a pandemic.
…¡Y habla español!
As a performer, Nick’s work spans opera, musical theatre, and film. He also has experience devising original works. Nick currently sings with the St. Cecilia Choir at Old Donation Episcopal Church.
Since making his professional theatre debut at the age of 16, he has performed with Zeiders American Dream Theater, Virginia Musical Theatre, Florida State University, and various community theaters.
Nick performed in 11 Florida State Opera productions during his time at FSU, 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.
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 and race, gender, and 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, Fanfare (The Glimmerglass Festival’s magazine), and The Glimmerglass Festival’s website.
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 has an M.A. in Theatre Studies and a B.A. in Theatre with a minor in Spanish; both of his degrees come from Florida State University.
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?!