Richard H. Blake

Birth Place: Providence, Rhode Island, USA

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Richard H. Blake 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), 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

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Richard H. Blake STAGE CREDITS

[US Tour]
US Tour, 2018

Original Broadway Production, 2016

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

Original Broadway Production, 2013
Sergei [Replacement]

Party Entertainer [Replacement]

Ensemble [Replacement]

The Escapologist [Replacement]

Miss Trunchbull (Understudy) [Replacement]

Mr. Wormwood (Understudy) [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 2007
Warner Huntington III

Original Broadway Production, 2006
Glen Guglia

Original Broadway Production, 2005
Tommy DeVito [Replacement]

Tommy DeVito [Replacement]

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

[New York]
Reading, 2004

Original Broadway Production, 2003
Fiyero [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 2002
Link Larkin [Replacement]

Original Broadway Production, 2000
Radames [Replacement]

Radames (Standby) [Replacement]

Broadway Production, 1999

Tony Manero (Understudy)


Broadway Transfer, 1996
Roger Davis [Replacement]

Performer (Swing) [Replacement]

Mark Cohen, Roger Davis (Understudy) [Replacement]

Roger Davis (Understudy) [Replacement]

Mark Cohen (Understudy) [Replacement]

New York City Opera Revival, 1990

Original Broadway Production, 1989

Broadway Revival, 1988
Macduff's Son

Original Broadway Production, 1987
Archie Roosevelt

[Regional (US)]
World Premiere, 1984

Richard H. Blake Productions

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

Richard H. Blake Videos

Richard H. Blake News

Richard H. Blake Will Direct Reading of TRUE NORTH: A MAGICAL NEW HOLIDAY MUSICAL

TRUE NORTH: A MAGICAL NEW HOLIDAY MUSICAL will have an invitation-only industry reading on Monday, October 23 in New York City, directed by Richard H. Blake. Learn more about the musical here!

Photos: First Look at TRUE NORTH: A MAGICAL NEW HOLIDAY MUSICAL at Orlando Repertory Theatre

Orlando Repertory Theatre is presenting True North: A Magical New Holiday Musical (onstage now through December 22, 2022), presented by Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.

VIDEO: Original LEGALLY BLONDE Cast Members Reunite and Re-Enact 'Legally Blonde Remix'

The original cast of Legally Blonde had a reunion this weekend, which included Laura Bell Bundy, Andy Karl, Orfeh, and many more, as well as the show's director Jerry Mitchell. Check out the video here!

Shoshana Bean, Jenn Colella & More to Take Part in Event Launch of Canine Cancer Initiative

On Monday, May 23rd, from 12:30 – 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 Story About Family Loyalty

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 Center

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

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 The Stage, Where He Belongs

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

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 THE MUSICAL

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 More!

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!

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 About The Palace Theatre

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!

VIDEO: Watch Nick Cordero 'One of the Great Ones' Memorial Tribute

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 Catch Up: May 12 - Rob McClure, Myra Lucretia Taylor, JERSEY BOYS Cast Members Jarrod Spector, Andy Karl, Richard H. Blake, and More!

While Broadway remains shut down, BroadwayWorld is keeping up with your favorite stars and giving you a peek at what they have been up to! Check out yesterday's highlights from some of your favorites, including Rob McClure, Jarrod Spector, Andy Karl, Richard H. Blake, Myra Lucretia Taylor, Moulin Rouge! cast members, and more!

VIDEO: Former JERSEY BOYS Stars Jarrod Spector, Andy Karl, Richard H. Blake, and More Sing 'Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You' For Amanda Kloots and Baby Elvis!

Former cast members from Jersey Boys, Jarrod Spector, Andy Karl, Richard H. Blake, Quinn VanAntwerp, Preston Truman Boyd, and Dominic Nolfi put together a special video for Amanda Kloots and baby Elvis for Mother's Day!


In this time of social distancing and remaining responsibly indoors, we are all looking for ways to brighten our days and get moving any way we can!

Broadway Rewind: THE WEDDING SINGER Says 'I Do' on Broadway!

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.'

York Theatre Company To Present Developmental Reading Of COME FIND ME: A CHRISTMAS MUSICAL

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, in association with Executive Producer Jonathan Demar (Hadestown), will present a staged reading of the new musical _Come Find Me: A Christmas Musical_, with book and lyrics by Holly Reed and music by Holly Reed and Kelvin Reed. TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY: Monday, October 28, 2019 at 11:00AM and 2:30PM at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).

Bonnie Milligan & Natalie Walker, Betsy Wolfe, and More Highlight Next Month at 54 Below

This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.


Richard H. Blake has appeared on Broadway in 13 shows.

Richard H. Blake has not appeared in the West End

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