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Richard Vida

 
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Richard Vida has had the great distinction to be a working actor, singer and dancer for the past 30 years on and off Broadway, in national and international tours, television, films, commercials, and has danced with the greats of pop music in MTV videos. This journey has also garnered him accolades ... (read complete bio)
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Bio:
Richard Vida has had the great distinction to be a working actor, singer and dancer for the past 30 years on and off Broadway, in national and international tours, television, films, commercials, and has danced with the greats of pop music in MTV videos. This journey has also garnered him accolades ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [US Tour]
25th Anniversary Production, 2010
Thénardier [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1994
Showroom Patron
Wall Street Wolf
  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1987
Montparnasse [Replacement]
Thénardier (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1995
Performer

Photos

Richard Vida and Robert Billig Photo

Richard Vida and Robert Billig

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04/15/2022
Associate Art Designer Chris Williams, Choreographer Lainie Sakakura, Costume Supervi Photo

Associate Art Designer Chris Williams, Choreographer Lainie Sakakura, Costume Supervisor Rashidah Nelson, Writer Steven Fisher, Director Richard Vida, Lighting Designer Ridley Walker, Music Director E

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12/03/2019
Richard Vida, Lainie Sakakura, Chad Austin  Photo

Richard Vida, Lainie Sakakura, Chad Austin

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06/25/2019
Richard Vida (Director), W. Brent Sawyer (Musical Director), Steven Fisher (Writer an Photo

Richard Vida (Director), W. Brent Sawyer (Musical Director), Steven Fisher (Writer and Musical Supervisor) and Lainie Sakakura (Choreographer)

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12/02/2018
Valjean (Gregg Goodbrod), left, consults with Mme. Thenardier (Margot Moreland) and T Photo

Valjean (Gregg Goodbrod), left, consults with Mme. Thenardier (Margot Moreland) and Thenardier (Richard Vida) about little Cosette (Sofia Dow)

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03/13/2015

 

Stage

Performances
  [US Tour]
25th Anniversary Production, 2010
Thénardier [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1994
Showroom Patron

Wall Street Wolf

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 1987
Montparnasse [Replacement]

Thénardier (Understudy) [Replacement]

  [Broadway]
Closed on the road, 1995
Performer

Richard Vida Biography

Richard Vida has had the great distinction to be a working actor, singer and dancer for the past 30 years on and off Broadway, in national and international tours, television, films, commercials, and has danced with the greats of pop music in MTV videos. This journey has also garnered him accolades “behind the table” as an award-winning talent director, television and documentary film producer, and teacher which have presented myriad bizarre opportunities from hiding from the authorities in the New York City subway tunnels on gorilla shoots with the “mole people,” and traveling the world as a documentarian observing twenty-first century side-show performers, including London’s Circus of Horrors, Toronto’s Carnival Diablo, and New York’s anarchistic Bindlestiff Family Circus. His varied and eclectic life and professional experiences have allowed him to fulfill his calling to share his and others’ voices through every medium. Still, the theatre remains his first love, and he continues to be inspired by the profound cultural consequences generated by the theatrical process in the sharing of a narrative through performance.




Richard Vida News

Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of QUEENS GIRL IN THE WORLD Photo Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of QUEENS GIRL IN THE WORLD
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 15, 2022

Abingdon Theatre Company has released opening night images of their Off-Broadway production of Queens Girl in the World. The one woman play, written by Caleen Sinette Jennings, stars Felicia Curry as protagonist, Jacqueline Marie Butler.

Photo Flash: First Look At THE LITTLE DANCER- A Holiday Family Musical At Theatre 71 Photo Photo Flash: First Look At THE LITTLE DANCER- A Holiday Family Musical At Theatre 71
by Stephi Wild - Dec 3, 2019

The Little Dancer… a holiday family musical is currently playing a limited run at Theatre 71 (152 W. 71st Street, 10023, right off Broadway) throughout the month of December. For more information, visit thelittledancermusical.com. For tickets, visit the Box Office. Scroll down for production photos.

THE LITTLE DANCER Returns To NYC At Theatre 71 Photo THE LITTLE DANCER Returns To NYC At Theatre 71
by Stephi Wild - Nov 24, 2019

On Sunday, December 1, 2019, The Little Dancer... a holiday family musical will make a triumphant return to New York City for its second production at Theatre 71 on the Upper West Side, right off Broadway on 71st Street.

Photo Flash: Inside the Pride Week Benefit Reading of LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION! Photo Photo Flash: Inside the Pride Week Benefit Reading of LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION!
by Julie Musbach - Jun 25, 2019

The Tyler Clementi Foundation was honored at Moving with the Spirit, a dramatic performance and fundraiser organized by the Gay Fellowship at Blessed Sacrament Church. The event was be a celebration of New York City Pride Week and the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall riots.

BWW Review: Dancing Majesty Takes the Stage in Fisher's THE LITTLE DANCER Photo BWW Review: Dancing Majesty Takes the Stage in Fisher's THE LITTLE DANCER
by Kristen Morale - Dec 26, 2018

Directed by Richard Vida and choreographed by Lainie Sakakura, The Little Dancer is dazzling Upper West Side audiences with the poignant story it has to tell. This musical has every lovable quality a person can ever desire: from the children who comprise the Musical Theater Geek Chorus, to the graceful dancers that prove these actresses, too, strive just as hard for perfection as the characters they play, This production captures the very essence of magic that exists in a child's heart when she is given reason to hope; during a time of self-reflection and the wonder of the holiday spirit, we see just how important a place The Little Dancer will continue to hold in the hearts of all those who are fortunate enough to see it.

Photo Flash: Steven Fisher's New Holiday Musical THE LITTLE DANCER Comes to Theatre 7 Photo Photo Flash: Steven Fisher's New Holiday Musical THE LITTLE DANCER Comes to Theatre 71
by Stephi Wild - Dec 2, 2018

The Little Dancer, a new holiday family musical written by Commonwealth Youthchoirs (CY)'s Founder and Artistic Director Steven Fisher, had its world premiere on December 1st at Theatre 71, off Broadway. Helmed by Richard Vida,The Little Dancer tells the heart-warming story of how fourteen-year-old Marie Van Goethem, the model for Edgar Degas' one and only sculpture, became the most famous ballerina in the world.

Cure Your Holiday Cheer Overload with CHRISTMAS IN HELL Reading at Urban Stages Photo Cure Your Holiday Cheer Overload with CHRISTMAS IN HELL Reading at Urban Stages
by Julie Musbach - Dec 18, 2017

CHRISTMAS IN HELL, a new musical comedy, will be have a staged reading on Friday, December 22nd at 7 pm as part of the Urban Stages Winter Rhythms Festival (259 West 30th St). The show won the 2017 Show-Score Best of Fest Award (Reading) at the New York Musical Festival.

Cure Your Holiday Cheer Overload with CHRISTMAS IN HELL Industry Reading Today at Urb Photo Cure Your Holiday Cheer Overload with CHRISTMAS IN HELL Industry Reading Today at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Need a cure for holiday cheer overload? Go to hell! CHRISTMAS IN HELL, a new musical comedy, will be have an industry presentation (by invitation) today, December 14th, at 12 noon at Urban Stages (259 W 30th St). An encore reading open to the public is on Friday, December 22nd at 7 pm as part of the Urban Stages Winter Rhythms Festival.

Cure Your Holiday Cheer Overload with CHRISTMAS IN HELL Industry Reading at Urban Sta Photo Cure Your Holiday Cheer Overload with CHRISTMAS IN HELL Industry Reading at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

Need a cure for holiday cheer overload? Go to hell! CHRISTMAS IN HELL, a new musical comedy, will be have an industry presentation (by invitation) on Thursday, December 14th at 12 noon at Urban Stages (259 W 30th St). An encore reading open to the public is on Friday, December 22nd at 7 pm as part of the Urban Stages Winter Rhythms Festival.

THE SIMPSONS Contributing Writer Gary Apple Will Debut New Irreverent Holiday Musical at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Gary Apple, who has served as a contributing writer on hit comedy series such as "The Simpsons," will debut his new irreverent holiday musical Christmas In Hell during this summer's New York Musical Festival.

Richard Vida Videos

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Shoshana Bean and More in NSMT's FUNNY GIRL
by Stage Tube - Jun 14, 2016

Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) presents a new production of FUNNY GIRL, starring Broadway's Shoshana Bean in the lead role of Fanny Brice. FUNNY GIRL opened Tuesday, June 7 and plays through Sunday, June 19, 2016. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below!

STAGE TUBE: Finally Fanny! Shoshana Bean Previews 'Don't Rain on My Parade' from NSMT's FUNNY GIRL
by Stage Tube - May 27, 2016

Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) will soon stage a sparkling new production of FUNNY GIRL, starring Broadway's Shoshana Bean in the lead role of Fanny Brice. FUNNY GIRL starts performances on Tuesday, June 7 and plays through Sunday, June 19, 2016. The cast is currently in rehearsals, and Bean just released a preview of her take on the show's classic 'Don't Rain on My Parade' - check it out below!

STAGE TUBE: The Cast of Riverside's FUNNY GIRL Makes a Music Video!
by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2013

The cast of Riverside Theatre's production of Funny Girl has done a music video to Jazmine Sullivan's song, 'Switch'. Directed and choreographed by Jeffrey Scott Stevens, who played the Ziegfeld Tenor and other ensemble roles, the music video showcases many of the cast members and was shot at various locations in Vero Beach including: the theatre's backstage area (dressing rooms, rehearsal hall), on the beach, poolside, and other locations. Check it out below!

BWW TV: Joining 'The Drowsy Chaperone's' National Tour
by James Sims - Jul 16, 2008

BroadwayWorld's own James Sims recently sat down with two of The Drowsy Chaperone's stars at the Ahmanson Theatre, Jonathan Crombie, reprising his role from the Broadway production as Man in Chair and Nancy Opel as the title character, making her touring debut...


Richard Vida Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Richard Vida been in?
Richard Vida has appeared on Broadway in 3 shows.

How many West End shows has Richard Vida been in?
Richard Vida has not appeared in the West End