"Magnificent... Hats off to skills like his." audience member attending 'Barrymore'
Actor and playwright David Richmond attended Wayne State University and trained for the stage at the Academy of Dramatic Art with the staff of the Royal Academy, London.
A veteran of Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional theatre, Mr. Richmond’s career spans more than fifty productions ranging from Shakespeare, Shaw and Chekhov to The Threepenny Opera.
David Richmond is the co-author and co-producer, with Bob Hall, of The Passion Of Dracula, which opened Off-Broadway at the Cherry Lane Theatre in New York, starring Christopher Bernau and ran for two years. It went on to a subsequent West End production in London at the Queen's Theatre, starring George Chakiris, Geraldine James, and Roy Dotrice. The show became a standard of Ginza theatre in Tokyo, Japan, and had national tours in Australia, Africa, and the US, where it starred Jose Greco as the Count. Major regional revivals have included productions at the Alliance in Atlanta, and Actor's Theatre of Louisville, where it broke all previous box office records. It was produced for television by Showtime, starring Christopher Bernau and Malachi Throne.
Mr. Richmond produced the nostalgic revue Big Bad Burlesque at the Orpheum Theatre Off- Broadway in New York, under the direction of the legendary Celeste Hall, to rave reviews.
Again in partnership with Bob Hall, he co-authored an adaptation of Mary Shelly's Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus, which premiered at CSC Repertory in New York and had its regional premier at Playhouse in the Park, Cincinnati, starring Paul Ukena and Catherine Miesle.
He is the author of Parlay, a political thriller, which premiered at the George Street Playhouse starring Catherine Burns and Lou Bedford, and Cue The Violins, which won the prestigious Stanley Drama Award.
For the Georgia Shakespeare Festival he adapted Dumas' The Three Musketeers.
In partnership with Drew Fracher he created Zorro for the Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, and The Adventures Of Robin Hood, commissioned by Ensemble Theatre.
With Steven J. Conners, he wrote and co-produced the national arena tour of The Bugs Bunny Revue for Warner Brothers New York; and directed and co-produced the revival of Dr. Silkini's Asylum Of Horrorr, the original vaud-film 'midnite spook show' created by Jack Baker in 1933.
With director and choreographer Wendy Taucher he adapted, for the first time in English, the entire libretto of Mozart’s The Impressario, which premiered at The Yard on Martha’s Vineyard in the summer of 2010 and opened at Westbank, Manhattan in March of this year to rapturous reviews, with subsequent productions scheduled for New Jersey and Cape Cod, Mass.