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Richard Payton

 
Bio:
Richard graduated from Syracuse University with his BFA in Musical Theatre. Since then, he has appeared regularly in the Detroit theatre scene. He has performed with The Ringwald theatre, Planet Ant, Two Muses Theater and Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company. Other credits include Thunder Bay Theater in ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Richard graduated from Syracuse University with his BFA in Musical Theatre. Since then, he has appeared regularly in the Detroit theatre scene. He has performed with The Ringwald theatre, Planet Ant, Two Muses Theater and Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company. Other credits include Thunder Bay Theater in ... (read complete bio)
 

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Jason Briggs, Vince Kelley, Diane Hill, Alaina Kerr, Richard Payton, Steve DeBruyne,  Photo

Jason Briggs, Vince Kelley, Diane Hill, Alaina Kerr, Richard Payton, Steve DeBruyne, Liz Schultz, and Arielle Crosby

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05/10/2021
Jason Briggs, Steve DeBruyne, Alaina Kerr, Diane Hill, Richard Payton, Vince Kelley,  Photo

Jason Briggs, Steve DeBruyne, Alaina Kerr, Diane Hill, Richard Payton, Vince Kelley, Arielle Crosby, Liz Schultz, and Jamie Richards

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05/10/2021
Richard Payton, R. MacKenzie Lewis, Diane Hill, Vince Kelley, Jason Briggs, and Liz S Photo

Richard Payton, R. MacKenzie Lewis, Diane Hill, Vince Kelley, Jason Briggs, and Liz Schultz

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05/10/2021
Dr. Madden (played by Richard Payton) is watched by Gabe (Nathan Larkins) as the doct Photo

Dr. Madden (played by Richard Payton) is watched by Gabe (Nathan Larkins) as the doctor gives advice to his patient, Diana (Diane Hill)

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06/05/2013
The cast of Next to Normal (Richard Payton, Nathan Larkins, John DeMerell, Diane Hill Photo

The cast of Next to Normal (Richard Payton, Nathan Larkins, John DeMerell, Diane Hill, Aubrey Fink, Rusty Daugherty) sings “There will be light!”

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Richard Payton Biography

Richard graduated from Syracuse University with his BFA in Musical Theatre. Since then, he has appeared regularly in the Detroit theatre scene. He has performed with The Ringwald theatre, Planet Ant, Two Muses Theater and Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company. Other credits include Thunder Bay Theater in Alpena, and Syracuse Stage in Syracuse, New York.




Richard Payton News

THE FANTASTICKS Creator Tom Jones to Debut New LGBTQ+ Rewrite at The Flint Repertory  Photo THE FANTASTICKS Creator Tom Jones to Debut New LGBTQ+ Rewrite at The Flint Repertory Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022

Flint Repertory Theatre is set to debut an LGBTQ+ rewrite of the longest-running musical in history, The Fantasticks, on June 3rd. 

Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards; Sauk's PETER AND THE STARCA Photo Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards; Sauk's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021

This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards; PETER AND THE STARCATCHER L Photo Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards; PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021

Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Vote For The 2021 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards; Sauk's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Lead Photo Vote For The 2021 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards; Sauk's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Leads Best Musical
by BWW Staff - Dec 13, 2021

Our readers set the nominees, and now voting is open for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Vote For The 2021 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards; First Stats Announced! Photo Vote For The 2021 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards; First Stats Announced!
by BWW - Dec 6, 2021

Our readers set the nominees, and now voting is open for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Detroit Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

BWW Interview: Al Duffy, Suzan M. Jacokes, & Richard Payton Chat A VERY GOLDEN GIRLS  Photo BWW Interview: Al Duffy, Suzan M. Jacokes, & Richard Payton Chat A VERY GOLDEN GIRLS CHRISTMAS at The Ringwald!
by Katie Laban - Nov 30, 2021

A Very Golden Girls Christmas opens at the Ringwald tonight! The show is running four weeks through December 20th and it’s a love letter to Golden Girls fans. BWW Detroit had a chance to speak with Director Suzan M. Jacokes and Al Duffy playing Sophia and Richard Payton playing Blanche about the delightful holiday comedy.

Ringwald Theatre Presents A VERY GOLDEN GIRLS CHRISTMAS Photo Ringwald Theatre Presents A VERY GOLDEN GIRLS CHRISTMAS
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 11, 2021

After a year of anticipation, The Ringwald is thrilled to finally present A Very Golden Girls Christmas, vol. 2: An Unauthorized Parody. Opening November 26th, 2021 and running for 4 weeks through December 20th at The Ringwald Theatre in Ferndale, A Very Golden Girls Christmas, vol. 2: An Unauthorized Parody is a delightful send-up of some of your favorite episodes of the beloved sitcom. This holiday, spend an evening with Rose, Blanche, Sophia, and Dorothy!

The Ringwald Theatre Conjures A Comeback With PUFFS Photo The Ringwald Theatre Conjures A Comeback With PUFFS
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 24, 2021

The Ringwald Theatre has announced their return to live theatre AND their return to Ferndale! After a long, long intermission, the ragtag group of innovative, campy, and just plain talented folx at The Ringwald will pick up their decade and a half of making theatre in Ferndale and continue-albeit in a new location.

Virtual Theatre This Week: June 14-20, 2021- with Rita Moreno, Kerry Butler, and More Photo Virtual Theatre This Week: June 14-20, 2021- with Rita Moreno, Kerry Butler, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 14, 2021

This week (June 14-20) in live streaming: Rita Moreno visits Backstage Live, Show of Titles on demand, a Kerry Butler master class, a Guys and Dolls reunion, and so much more!

Photo Flash: Theatre NOVA & The Ringwald Theatre Present A NEW BRAIN Photo Photo Flash: Theatre NOVA & The Ringwald Theatre Present A NEW BRAIN
by A.A. Cristi - May 10, 2021

Theatre NOVA, in collaboration with The Ringwald Theatre, will release their filmed version of 'A New Brain' by William Finn and James Lapine via Broadway on Demand during June of 2021. By the Tony Award-winning authors of 'Falsettos,' 'A New Brain' is a life-affirming, heartfelt, often comical musical about a composer during a medical emergency.

Richard Payton Videos

STAGE TUBE: Who Wants Cake? Presents THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 16, 2011

From the company that brought you The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode comes another hilarious parody of a beloved TV show, Thank You For Being a Friend. Who Wants Cake? is thrilled to bring this unofficial musical parody inspired by The Golden Girls to Ferndale's Ringwald Theatre for an exclusive 4 week run beginning Saturday, July 16th. Written by Nick Brennan, with music and lyrics by Luke Jones and Jeff Thomson, Thank You For Being a Friend will play Saturdays and Mondays at 8pm and Sunday afternoons at 3pm through August 8th. Don't miss your chance to see your favorite Ringwald guys dress as your favorite Golden Girls!