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Richard Fitzgerald

 
Richard Fitzgerald Headshot
Bio:
Richard is currently the founding General Manager and Artistic Director of the Vass Theatre Group which owns and operates the Alex Theatre St. Kilda. In October 2014, Aleksandar Vass invited him to redevelop the three former George Cinemas and turn them into three mid-size, commercial theatres ... (read complete bio)
 
Richard Fitzgerald Headshot

Bio:
Richard is currently the founding General Manager and Artistic Director of the Vass Theatre Group which owns and operates the Alex Theatre St. Kilda. In October 2014, Aleksandar Vass invited him to redevelop the three former George Cinemas and turn them into three mid-size, commercial theatres ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

Productions

 
[Broadway, 2011]
Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 2001]
Sound Consultant
 
[Broadway, 1997]
Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 1997]
Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 1986]
Sound Consultant
 
[US Tour, 1984]
Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 1983]
Sound Designer
 
[US Tour, 1983]
Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 1982]
Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 1982]
Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 1982]
Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 1982]
Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 1981]
Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 1981]
Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 1981]
Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 1981]
Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 1981]
Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 1980]
Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 1980]
Sound Designer
 
[Broadway, 1979]
Sound Designer

 

Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 2011]
Sound Designer

[Broadway, 2001]
Sound Consultant

[Broadway, 1997]
Sound Designer

[Broadway, 1997]
Sound Designer

[Broadway, 1986]
Sound Consultant

[US Tour, 1984]
Sound Designer

[Broadway, 1983]
Sound Designer

[US Tour, 1983]
Sound Designer

[Broadway, 1982]
Sound Designer

[Broadway, 1982]
Sound Designer

[Broadway, 1982]
Sound Designer

[Broadway, 1982]
Sound Designer

[Broadway, 1981]
Sound Designer

[Broadway, 1981]
Sound Designer

[Broadway, 1981]
Sound Designer

[Broadway, 1981]
Sound Designer

[Broadway, 1981]
Sound Designer

[Broadway, 1980]
Sound Designer

[Broadway, 1980]
Sound Designer

[Broadway, 1979]
Sound Designer

Richard Fitzgerald Biography

Richard is currently the founding General Manager and Artistic Director of the Vass Theatre Group which owns and operates the Alex Theatre St. Kilda.

In October 2014, Aleksandar Vass invited him to redevelop the three former George Cinemas and turn them into three mid-size, commercial theatres capable of staging a variety of live performance and cinema. In February 2015, after extensive renovation, the new Alex Theatre St Kilda turned on it's lights and has been growing in popularity ever since.

2011-2013 General Manger or the Darwin Entertainment Centre, the major live performance venue in the NT. He instigated a major restructure of the business, the board and the funding arrangements, increased programming and audience numbers, and oversaw capital works upgrades.

2002-2009 General Manager of Her Majesty's Theatre Melbourne. Led the team that undertook major business reform, branding and significant capital works that included re-seating and increasing the capacity of the venue, complete remodelling of backstage to allow for major productions to play in the venue. Contracts included Billy Elliot, Miss Saigon. Chicago, Mamma Mia! (twice) Fiddler on the Roof.
When Richard resigned he left the venue with two years of forward bookings, that included Mary Poppins.

Prior to 2002 Richard enjoyed a significant career in the media/marketing working on national television shows and radio networks as a presenter/journalist and producer as well operating a very success media issues management company.

Richard Fitzgerald Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1980 - Theatre Award '80 Gold Star
Richard Fitzgerald, Variety

Richard Fitzgerald News

Monteverdi Choir And Orchestras To Perform Verdi's Requiem At Westminster Cathedral I Photo Monteverdi Choir And Orchestras To Perform Verdi's Requiem At Westminster Cathedral In Support Of Cancer Research UK
by Stephi Wild - Jul 12, 2018

Monteverdi Choir and Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique led by Sir John Eliot Gardiner will stage a special one-off performance of Giuseppe Verdi's legendary Messa da Requiem at London's Westminster Cathedral on 18 September at 7.30pm. This unique concert will be in support of Cancer Research UK and dedicated to the memory of Richard Fitzgerald, Monteverdi Choir & Orchestras' long-standing stage manager who sadly passed away from lung cancer in August 2016.

The Best Of The West End Comes to The Royal Albert Hall Photo The Best Of The West End Comes to The Royal Albert Hall
by Stephi Wild - May 24, 2018

Seventh Sense presents a stunning collection of some of the greatest stars of musical theatre celebrating the very best of the West End with classic songs

Photo Coverage: Andrea Burns & Daniel Dae Kim Honored at the Beacon Awards
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 21, 2016

Inside Broadway honored  Andrea Burns & Daniel Dae Kim at the Beacon Awards and BroadwayWorld was there. Michael Presser's organization celebrated TV & Broadway star Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-O on CBS, currently starring on Broadway as the King of Siam in The King & I thru 6/26) and Broadway actress Andrea Burns (currently appearing in On Your Feet) at their annual awards gala at the Marriott Essex House.  The Beacon Award is presented to individuals in the theatre & Times Square community who have been advocates for increasing audiences for live theatre and understanding the importance of Arts and Education in the lives of New York City's young people.

Daniel Dae Kim & Andrea Burns to be Honored at Beacon Awards
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 6, 2016

Inside Broadway's Exec. Director Michael Presser has announced that on Monday, June 20 at The JW Marriott Essex House (160 Central Park South), the organization will honor TV & Broadway star Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-O on CBS, currently starring on Broadway as the King of Siam in The King & I thru 6/26) and Broadway actress Andrea Burns (currently appearing in On Your Feet) at their annual Beacon Awards, presented to individuals in the theatre & Times Square community who have been advocates for increasing audiences for live theatre and understanding the importance of Arts and Education in the lives of New York City's young people.

Melbourne Ballet Company Set for Residency at the Alex Theatre
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 3, 2016

The Melbourne Ballet Company (MBC) and the Alex Theatre St Kilda are proud to announce a 2016 residency where the vibrant ballet company will develop and perform several works at one of Melbourne's most exciting new theatres.

Melbourne Ballet Announces Alex Theatre St Kilda Residency With New Ballet, March 11-12
by Christina Mancuso - Mar 3, 2016

The Melbourne Ballet Company (MBC) and the Alex Theatre St Kilda are proud to announce a 2016 residency where the vibrant ballet company will develop and perform several works at one of Melbourne's most exciting new theatres.

Smash Comedy BAD JEWS Coming to Sydney's Seymour Centre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Aleksandar Vass and Vass Theatre Group are excited to announce the Broadway and West End hit BAD JEWS will have its Sydney premiere at the Everest Theatre at the Seymour Centre in May. The all-Australian production of BAD JEWS which enjoyed a sellout season in Melbourne last year, will play from 18 May - 4 June.

BAD JEWS Returning to Melbourne in April 2016
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 28, 2016

?After a sellout Melbourne season last year, Aleksandar Vass and Vass Theatre Group along with Alex Theatre St Kilda are excited to announce the return of Broadway and West End hit Bad Jews to the Alex Theatre, St Kilda. Due to popular demand, the critically acclaimed, all-Australian production, Bad Jews returns from 27 April for a strictly limited season prior to commencing a National Tour to Sydney, Brisbane and Perth. Tickets are on sale now from Ticketek.

BAD JEWS to Receive Australian Premiere at Alex Theatre, St Kilda
by Tyler Peterson - May 29, 2015

Aleksandar Vass and Vass Theatre Group along with Alex Theatre St Kilda are excited to announce the Broadway and West End hit Bad Jews will have its Australian premiere at the Alex Theatre, St Kilda. An all-Australian production, Bad Jews plays from 27 August for a strictly limited season. Tickets are on sale now from Ticketek.

A New Name, A New Vision: ALEX THEATRE ST KILDA
by Anna Bencivengo - Nov 12, 2014

The new arts hub being created on the site of the old George Cinemas in Fitzroy Street, St Kilda today announced a name change for the site. It will now be known asAlex Theatre St Kilda. The new venue will house two state-of-the-art theatres and a professional rehearsal space/black box theatre catering for the arts and entertainment community, while still having the capability to operate as a cinema.

Richard Fitzgerald Videos

BWW TV: Chatting with Alicia Keys and the Company of STICK FLY!
by Broadway Beat - Oct 20, 2011

Rosie Benton, Dulé Hill, Mekhi Phifer, Tracie Thoms, Ruben Santiago-Hudson and Condola Rashadall star in STICK FLY, the critically-acclaimed American play by Lydia R. Diamond and directed byKenny Leon and produced by Alicia Keys. STICK FLY begins previews on Friday, November 18, 2011 and officially opens on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at the Cort Theatre. Broadway Beat was on hand for the press event this morning and introduces you to the company below.


Richard Fitzgerald Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Richard Fitzgerald been nominated for?
Theatre Award '80 (Tony Awards) for Variety .

What awards has Richard Fitzgerald won?
Theatre Award '80 (Tony Awards) for Variety.