Richard E. Waits*


Richard started his career dancing with the legendary Ginger Rogers! He has garnered rave notices for his character portrayals of Old Mister in The Color Purple, The Cop in the cult hit The View UpStairs, King Achashverosh in The Whole Megillah, The Master Gardener in Orchid, the Show, Coalhouse in Ragtime, George in Uncle Tom’s Cabin, The Lion in The Wizard of Oz, Horse in The Full Monty and Sweet Daddy in Best of Both Worlds directed by Tony Award-winning Diane Paulus. Other credits include the French productions of La Cage Aux Folles and Ain’t Misbehavin’ and the heralded Showboat at Goodspeed Opera House. As a playwright, his one-man show, Mama Rose, for which he also wrote the book and score, received great notes as it played La MaMa. As a composer, his work has been commissioned by Maxwell House Coffee. Thank you: Larry Carpenter, Agent Eddie Rabon at Take 3 Talent and Bob Cline. Social Media handle: @RichardEWaits

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

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