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Richard H. Blake

 
Birth Place:
Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Bio:
Broadway: Jersey Boys, Wicked (Fiyero), Legally Blonde (Warner), The Wedding Singer (Glen Guglia), Hairspray (Link Larkin), Aida (Radames), Saturday Night Fever (Tony Manero), Rent (Roger), Matilda (Sergei), The Prince of Central Park (Prince), Macbeth (Boy Macduff), The Sound of Music (Friedrich), ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: May 17, 1975 (47)

Birth Place: Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Bio:
Broadway: Jersey Boys, Wicked (Fiyero), Legally Blonde (Warner), The Wedding Singer (Glen Guglia), Hairspray (Link Larkin), Aida (Radames), Saturday Night Fever (Tony Manero), Rent (Roger), Matilda (Sergei), The Prince of Central Park (Prince), Macbeth (Boy Macduff), The Sound of Music (Friedrich), ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [US Tour]
US Tour, 2018
Lorenzo
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Lorenzo
  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Playhouse World Premiere Production, 2016
Lorenzo
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Sergei [Replacement]
Party Entertainer [Replacement]
Ensemble [Replacement]
The Escapologist [Replacement]
Miss Trunchbull (Understudy) [Replacement]
Mr. Wormwood (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
Warner Huntington III
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Glen Guglia
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Tommy DeVito [Replacement]
Tommy DeVito [Replacement]
  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 2005
Fiyero [Replacement]
  [New York]
Reading, 2004
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Fiyero [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Link Larkin [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
Radames [Replacement]
Radames (Standby) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1999
Gus
Tony Manero (Understudy)
  [Off-Broadway]
1996
Performer
  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1996
Roger Davis [Replacement]
Performer (Swing) [Replacement]
Mark Cohen, Roger Davis (Understudy) [Replacement]
Roger Davis (Understudy) [Replacement]
Mark Cohen (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Off-Broadway]
New York City Opera Revival, 1990
Performer
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1989
Jay-Jay
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1988
Macduff's Son
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1987
Archie Roosevelt
  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1984
Performer

Productions

 
[Broadway, 1996] [Replacement]
Dance Captain[Replacement]

Photos

Richard H. Blake, Thinking Back Photo

Richard H. Blake, Thinking Back

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Date:
11/04/2018
Michelle Aravena (Rosina) and Richard H. Blake (Lorenzo)  Photo

Michelle Aravena (Rosina) and Richard H. Blake (Lorenzo)

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Date:
10/18/2018
Joe Barbara (Sonny) and Richard H. Blake (Lorenzo) Photo

Joe Barbara (Sonny) and Richard H. Blake (Lorenzo)

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Date:
10/18/2018
Richard H. Blake (Lorenzo), Frankie Leoni (Young C) and Michelle Aravena (Rosina) Photo

Richard H. Blake (Lorenzo), Frankie Leoni (Young C) and Michelle Aravena (Rosina)

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Date:
10/18/2018
Frankie Leoni (Young C) and Richard H. Blake (Lorenzo) Photo

Frankie Leoni (Young C) and Richard H. Blake (Lorenzo)

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Date:
10/18/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [US Tour]
US Tour, 2018
Lorenzo

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2016
Lorenzo

  [Milburn, NJ (Regional)]
Paper Mill Playhouse World Premiere Production, 2016
Lorenzo

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2013
Sergei [Replacement]

Party Entertainer [Replacement]

Ensemble [Replacement]

The Escapologist [Replacement]

Miss Trunchbull (Understudy) [Replacement]

Mr. Wormwood (Understudy) [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2007
Warner Huntington III

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2006
Glen Guglia

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2005
Tommy DeVito [Replacement]

Tommy DeVito [Replacement]

  [US Tour]
1st National Tour, 2005
Fiyero [Replacement]

  [New York]
Reading, 2004
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2003
Fiyero [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2002
Link Larkin [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2000
Radames [Replacement]

Radames (Standby) [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Broadway Production, 1999
Gus

Tony Manero (Understudy)

  [Off-Broadway]
1996
Performer

  [Broadway]
Broadway Transfer, 1996
Roger Davis [Replacement]

Performer (Swing) [Replacement]

Mark Cohen, Roger Davis (Understudy) [Replacement]

Roger Davis (Understudy) [Replacement]

Mark Cohen (Understudy) [Replacement]

  [Off-Broadway]
New York City Opera Revival, 1990
Performer

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1989
Jay-Jay

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 1988
Macduff's Son

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1987
Archie Roosevelt

  [Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1984
Performer

Productions

Dance Captain[Replacement]

Richard H. Blake Biography

Broadway: Jersey Boys, Wicked (Fiyero), Legally Blonde (Warner), The Wedding Singer (Glen Guglia), Hairspray (Link Larkin), Aida (Radames), Saturday Night Fever (Tony Manero), Rent (Roger), Matilda (Sergei), The Prince of Central Park (Prince), Macbeth (Boy Macduff), The Sound of Music (Friedrich), Teddy and Alice (Archie). National Tours: Wicked (Fiyero), Saturday Night Fever (Tony Manero), Footloose (Chuck Cranston), The Sound of Music (Rolf). Film: Life of an Actress, The Factory, Any Day Now, Red light August. Numerous TV, Off Broadway, Regional Theatre, commercials and radio credits. His favorite roles to date are that of husband and father to his amazing wife and son. @richardhblake




Richard H. Blake News

Shoshana Bean, Jenn Colella & More to Take Part in Event Launch of Canine Cancer Init Photo Shoshana Bean, Jenn Colella & More to Take Part in Event Launch of Canine Cancer Initiative
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2022

On Monday, May 23rd, from 12:30 ‚Äď 2:30 p.m. ET, dog lovers from throughout the area are invited to gather at Madison Square Park (entrance at 23rd Street and Broadway) to celebrate the launch of a first-of-its-kind Canine Cancer Initiative called Take C.H.A.R.G.E.

BWW Review: A BRONX TALE at Axelrod Performing Arts Center Portrays A Meaningful Stor Photo BWW Review: A BRONX TALE at Axelrod Performing Arts Center Portrays A Meaningful Story About Family Loyalty
by Erica Handel - Nov 2, 2021

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center welcomes audiences for the first time since the shutdown. A Bronx Tale: The Musical kicks off the theatre’s 2021-2022 season. This production is directed by original Broadway cast member Richard H. Blake, who played the role of Lorenzo.

BWW Interview: Abbey O'Brien Choreographs A BRONX TALE at Axelrod Performing Arts Cen Photo BWW Interview: Abbey O'Brien Choreographs A BRONX TALE at Axelrod Performing Arts Center
by Erica Handel - Oct 28, 2021

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center reopens its doors again with live musicals for its 2021-2022 season. Their first show is A Bronx Tale: The Musical, which opens on October 29. This production is directed by Broadway veteran Richard H. Blake.

A BRONX TALE to Reopen the Axelrod Performing Arts Center Photo A BRONX TALE to Reopen the Axelrod Performing Arts Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 5, 2021

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center will reopen its doors on Friday, October 29, with the first performance of A Bronx Tale The Musical directed by Broadway veteran Richard H. Blake. Based on Oscar nominee Chazz Palminteri’s play and subsequent film, A Bronx Tale is set in an Italian American neighborhood in the Bronx of the racially charged 1960s.

BWW Review: With MUSIC OF MY LIFE At The Green Room 42 Richard H. Blake Returns To Th Photo BWW Review: With MUSIC OF MY LIFE At The Green Room 42 Richard H. Blake Returns To The Stage, Where He Belongs
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 28, 2021

Richard H. Blake was scheduled to play his club act at The Green Room 42 before the pandemic. Finally, he fans, friends, and family got to see his dream realized... and it's really good.

Axelrod Performing Arts Center to Reopen for The 2021/ 2022 Theater Season Photo Axelrod Performing Arts Center to Reopen for The 2021/ 2022 Theater Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 18, 2021

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center has announced its grand reopening beginning in October, after 18 months shuttered from the pandemic. Four main-stage musicals have been announced as well as a youth production from the Axelrod Performing Arts Academy. The concert schedule will be announced after Labor Day.

Where Are They Now? Catch Up on the Careers of the Original Cast of LEGALLY BLONDE TH Photo Where Are They Now? Catch Up on the Careers of the Original Cast of LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 5, 2021

In our new series, 'Where Are They Now?' we're taking a look back at some of our favorite original Broadway casts, and catching up with their careers! Next up, the original cast of Legally Blonde the Musical!

Virtual Theatre This Week: June 21-27, 2021- with Kate Reinders, Amanda Kloots, and M Photo Virtual Theatre This Week: June 21-27, 2021- with Kate Reinders, Amanda Kloots, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 21, 2021

This week (June 21-28) in live streaming: Kate Reinders, Amanda Kloots and Jennifer Nettles visit Backstage Live, Fredi Walker-Browne shares Ten Minute Tidbits, a Kerry Butler masterclass, Tovah Feldshuh in Becoming Dr. Ruth, and so much more!

Theater Stories: A BRONX TALE, THE PROM, DIANA & More About The Longacre Theatre! Photo Theater Stories: A BRONX TALE, THE PROM, DIANA & More About The Longacre Theatre!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 31, 2021

This week's Theater Stories features the Longacre Theatre! Learn about the shows to have graced the theater's stage including A Bronx Tale, The Prom, and The Lightning Thief, the next show that is set to open at the theater, Diana, and much more!

Theater Stories: THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, Vaudeville History, 
Theater Ghosts and More Photo Theater Stories: THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, Vaudeville History, Theater Ghosts and More About The Palace Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 29, 2020

This week's Theater Stories features the Palace Theatre! Learn about the theatre's rich history with vaudeville, the films to have made their premiere at the theatre, including Citizen Kane and others, the most recent show to be performed in the theatre, the SpongeBob musical, and much more!

Richard H. Blake Videos

VIDEO: Watch Nick Cordero 'One of the Great Ones' Memorial Tribute VideoVIDEO: Watch Nick Cordero 'One of the Great Ones' Memorial Tribute
by Robert Diamond - Sep 6, 2020

In honor and celebration of Nick's memory, over 150 of his friends, colleagues, and family from all over the world came together to sing the song that will keep Nick in our hearts forever 'One of the Great Ones' from A Bronx Tale. The resulting video was featured during the streaming of the memorial.

Broadway Rewind: THE WEDDING SINGER Says 'I Do' on Broadway! VideoBroadway Rewind: THE WEDDING SINGER Says 'I Do' on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 10, 2020

But first, the episode starts off with a look at The Wedding Singer, based on the popular Adam Sandler film. It starred newcomer Stephen Lynch and joining him in the role of Julie, the waitress with a heart of gold, was one Broadway's loveliest leading ladies, Laura Benanti. The musical features a score by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin and a book by Begluin and Tim Herlihy. Rounding out the cast was Kevin Cahoon, Matthew Saldivar, Amy Spanger, Rita Gardner, Felicia Finley and Richard H. Blake. Benanti told Ridge, 'I'm really proud of it. It's nice to play the girl next door. I have never done that. This is really my first brand new Broadway musical. So, I have learned a lot.'

VIDEO: Chazz Palminteri and Robert De Niro Visit A BRONX TALE in Boston VideoVIDEO: Chazz Palminteri and Robert De Niro Visit A BRONX TALE in Boston
by Stage Tube - Apr 11, 2019

Two iconic stars made a surprise appearance at last night's performance of A Bronx Tale in Boston. The show's creator, Chazz Palminteri, and co-director Robert DeNiro (who also directed, and starred in, the film) took the stage following curtain call to give a speech.

BWW TV: Omigod You Guys! Watch Carrie St. Louis, Bobby Conte Thornton, Dan DeLuca & M VideoBWW TV: Omigod You Guys! Watch Carrie St. Louis, Bobby Conte Thornton, Dan DeLuca & More Belt Out LEGALLY BLONDE at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 5, 2019

OMIGOD YOU GUYS! The songs of Legally Blonde: The Musical just hit the Feinstein's/54 Below stage. On Sunday night, Carrie St. Louis led a cast of Broadway and tour favorites in the music of the 7-time Tony-nominated hit musical.

VIDEO: A BRONX TALE Star Richard H. Blake Sings the National Anthem In Denver VideoVIDEO: A BRONX TALE Star Richard H. Blake Sings the National Anthem In Denver
by Stage Tube - Nov 29, 2018

This week, Richard H. Blake, who is currently reprising his role of working class father, Lorenzo in the first national tour of Broadway's A Bronx Tale, stopped by the Denver Broncos game to deliver his rendition of the national anthem. See his performance below! 

A Week of WICKED: Elphabas and Fiyeros of Past Unite to Sing 'As Long As You're Mine' VideoA Week of WICKED: Elphabas and Fiyeros of Past Unite to Sing 'As Long As You're Mine'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 28, 2018

While we await the big night, BroadwayWorld is counting down with a week of flashbacks from Wicked past. Below, watch as eight Elphabas and Fiyeros (Teal Wicks, Richard H. Blake, Caroline Bowman, Matt Shingledecker, Lindsay Mendez, Derek Klena, Christine Dwyer and Justin Guarini) sing Wicked's 'As Long as You're Mine' from start to finish. 

BWW TV: Hear the Story and Watch a Sneak Peek of A BRONX TALE on Tour! VideoBWW TV: Hear the Story and Watch a Sneak Peek of A BRONX TALE on Tour!
by TV - On the Road - Oct 3, 2018

Rehearsals are underway for the upcoming North American Tour of A Bronx Tale, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo.

Pop Star Selena Gomez Visits A BRONX TALE on Broadway VideoPop Star Selena Gomez Visits A BRONX TALE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Last week, pop star and Disney channel actress Selena Gomez paid a visit to Broadway's A BRONX TALE and stopped to take a photo with the crew. Check it out below!

BWW TV: A BRONX TALE Brings Belmont Avenue to Bryant Park! VideoBWW TV: A BRONX TALE Brings Belmont Avenue to Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 28, 2017

Watch below as A Bronx Tale's Richard H. Blake, Bobby Conte Thornton, Ariana DeBose, Lucia Giannetta, Hudson Loverro, Charlie Marcus and the cast of A Bronx Tale perform 'I Like It,' 'These Streets,' 'One of the Great Ones,' and 'In a World Like This.' 

VIDEO: Sutton Foster Recalls Losing to BRONX TALE's Richard H. Blake on 'Star Search' VideoVIDEO: Sutton Foster Recalls Losing to BRONX TALE's Richard H. Blake on 'Star Search'
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 27, 2017

On last night's LATE SHOW, YOUNGER star Sutton Foster recalled her path to a multiple Tony Award-winning career. 'I was the understudy turned star,' explains the actress of her first foray on a Broadway stage in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE.


Richard H. Blake Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Richard H. Blake been in?
Richard H. Blake has appeared on Broadway in 13 shows.

How many West End shows has Richard H. Blake been in?
Richard H. Blake has not appeared in the West End