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Richard Willis (Producer) is a Tony Award-winner and five-time nominee, as well as an Ovation Award winner (Best Play Large Theatre) and was the recipient of the NAACP Award for Best Producer (Equity) in partnership with The Pasadena Playhouse. Some of his more notable shows include: Lanford Wilson's Burn This; Jerusalem; War Horse; One Man, Two Guvnors; Next Fall; 33 Variations; Neil Simon’s The Sunshine Boys; Howard Davies’ production of Noel Coward’s Hay Fever (additionally celebrated for being the first Noel Coward Play ever produced at the Noel Coward Theatre); Priscilla Queen of the Desert; Souvenir; Golda’s Balcony; Eve Ensler’s The Good Body; Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam and more. Richard was the Founder and visionary of the "Westside Arts Complex," built, programmed and operated by him, his business partner (the late Marty Markinson) and their team under the banner RICHMARK Entertainment in Brentwood, CA. The Westside Arts Complex consisted of The Wadsworth Theatre, The Brentwood Theatre, The Great Lawn and more, located at The Department of Veterans' Affairs' Campus from 1999-2016.


Richard Willis STAGE CREDITS

[West End]
Original London Production, 1972
Performer

Richard Willis Productions

 
[Broadway, 2019]
Producer
 
[West End, 2012]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2010]
Producer
 
[Broadway, 2001]
Producer

Richard Willis Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 2010 - Best Play

Richard Willis, Next Fall

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Rap Artist Q-Tip Joins the Team of Broadway-Bound Musical ALI

Grammy Award-winner Q-Tip has joined the team of ALI, the new musical celebrating the life and legacy of the heavyweight boxing champion and humanitarian Muhammad Ali, as Music Producer and Co-Lyricist.
New Muhammad Ali Musical ALI Will Have its World Premiere In Louisville in Fall 2024

The World Premiere of ALI will be presented in Ali's hometown of Louisville, at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts, in Fall 2024. Learn more about the show here!
ALI, a New Musical About Muhammad Ali, in Development for Broadway

ALI, a new musical celebrating the life and legacy of the heavyweight boxing champion and humanitarian Muhammad Ali is being developed for Broadway. 
Lincoln Common Celebrated Its Official Ribbon Cutting With Alderman, Community Members, And More

Lincoln Common, the new crossroads of Lincoln Park, today announced its newest tenants: Dearborn Denim & Apparel, Blowout Junkie, Pharmaca and Verve Wine, coming soon to the community.
Bryan Cranston, HADESTOWN & More Win at the 2019 Drama League Awards- The Full List!

The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Director) today announced the 2019 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. The nominations were announced this morning by the current stars of Waitress, Shoshana Bean and Jeremy Jordan, at the official announcement event at Sardi's Restaurant, which was streamed live online here at BroadwayWorld.
THE PROM, AIN'T TOO PROUD, BEETLEJUICE & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations!

The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Director) today announced the 2019 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. The nominations were announced this morning by the current stars of Waitress, Shoshana Bean and Jeremy Jordan, at the official announcement event at Sardi's Restaurant, which was streamed live online here at BroadwayWorld.
Amy Adams Series SHARP OBJECTS Debuts on HBO This Sunday

Reporter Camille Preaker returns to her small hometown to cover the murder of one preteen girl and the abduction of another. Trying to put together a psychological puzzle from her past, she finds herself identifying with the young victims a bit too closely.
Tovah Feldshuh Will Bring Her Award-Winning Performance As Golda Meir In GOLDA'S BALCONY To Montreal

Four-time Tony nominee Tovah Feldshuh will recreate her award-winning performance as Golda Meir in Golda's Balcony, when the acclaimed William Gibson play comes to the Segal Centre for Performing Arts from May 22 to June 10, 2018. There will be an ASL-interpreted performance on June 9.
THE TEMPEST to Run 4/15-23 at Drayton Hall

The UofSC Department of Theatre and Dance will present The Tempest, William Shakespeare's masterful tale of revenge and redemption, April 15-23 at Drayton Hall Theatre. 
Teen Flick AT THE TOP OF THE PYRAMID Heads to Theaters in Limited Release Today

Slamgate Productions in conjunction with the Mozell Entertainment Group is happy to announce the limited theatrical release of the new teen flick “At the Top of the Pyramid.”
Teen Drama AT THE TOP OF THE PYRAMID Heads to Theaters This March

Oh, the teen angst of those high school years! No matter how old you are, memories of high school, whether good or bad, seem to always linger.
2014 BroadwayWorld South Carolina Winners Announced - James Costello, Karl Wells, Nic Thompson & More!

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 60 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2014 South Carolina winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners!
Last Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld South Carolina Awards

It's your last week to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld South Carolina Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 26th. Voting closes at the end of the year, in under one week!
Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld South Carolina Awards

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld South Carolina Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year!
Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld South Carolina Awards - Alexis Docktor Leads!

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld South Carolina Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th.
Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld South Carolina Awards - Terrance Henderson Leads!

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld South Carolina Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th.
2014 BroadwayWorld South Carolina Awards Update 11/25 - Karl Wells, James Costello Lead!

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld South Carolina Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 25th.
Danny DeVito, Judd Hirsch and Justin Bartha Star in CTG's THE SUNSHINE BOYS, Beg. Tonight

Center Theatre Group recently announced that Justin Bartha would be joining the cast of Neil Simon's 'The Sunshine Boys' at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre replacing the previously announced David Krumholtz who needed to leave the production for personal reasons.
THE NEW NORMAL's Justin Bartha Joins Danny DeVito and Judd Hirsch in CTG's THE SUNSHINE BOYS

Center Theatre Group announced that Justin Bartha will be joining the cast of Neil Simon's 'The Sunshine Boys' at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre replacing the previously announced David Krumholtz who needed to leave the production for personal reasons.
Full Cast Announced for Danny DeVito & Judd Hirsch-Led SUNSHINE BOYS at Ahmanson Theatre

"The Sunshine Boys" is written by Neil Simon and directed by Thea Sharrock. Joining previously announced cast members Danny DeVito, Judd Hirsch and David Krumholtz, are Annie Abrams, Matthew Bohrer, Benjamin Burdick, Gibby Brand, Johnnie Fiori, Frank Kopyc and PaSean Wilson.

Richard Willis FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many Broadway shows has Richard Willis been in?

Richard Willis has not appeared on Broadway.

How many West End shows has Richard Willis been in?

Richard Willis has appeared on London's West End in 1 shows.

What was Richard Willis's first West End show?

Richard Willis's first West End show was Tom Brown's Schooldays which opened in 1972

What awards has Richard Willis been nominated for?

Richard Willis has been nominated for the Best Play category at the Tony Awards for "Next Fall."

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