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Rick Hammerly

 
Bio:
Rick Hammerly has worked as a DC-based actor, director, producer and filmmaker since receiving a BA in Theatre from The University of Virginia. In addition, he holds a MA in Arts Management and a MA in Film and Video Production, both from American University. He received the 2003 Helen Hayes ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Rick Hammerly has worked as a DC-based actor, director, producer and filmmaker since receiving a BA in Theatre from The University of Virginia. In addition, he holds a MA in Arts Management and a MA in Film and Video Production, both from American University. He received the 2003 Helen Hayes ... (read complete bio)
 

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Rick Hammerly as Mr. Fezziwig and Maria Egler as Mrs. Fezziwig Photo

Rick Hammerly as Mr. Fezziwig and Maria Egler as Mrs. Fezziwig

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11/19/2018
Gregory Maheu, William Diggle, Rick Hammerly, Stephen F. Schmidt, Michael Bunce Photo

Gregory Maheu, William Diggle, Rick Hammerly, Stephen F. Schmidt, Michael Bunce

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11/28/2014
Helen Hedman and Rick Hammerly as Mrs. and Mr. Fezziwig Photo

Helen Hedman and Rick Hammerly as Mrs. and Mr. Fezziwig

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11/10/2014
Macheath (Mitchell Jarvis, left) holds court on his wedding day (from left clockwise: Photo

Macheath (Mitchell Jarvis, left) holds court on his wedding day (from left clockwise: Erin Driscoll, Sean Fri, Thomas Adrian Simpson, Paul Scanlan, John Leslie Wolfe, Ryan Sellers, and Rick Hammerly).

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04/28/2014
 

Rick Hammerly Biography

Rick Hammerly has worked as a DC-based actor, director, producer and filmmaker since receiving a BA in Theatre from The University of Virginia. In addition, he holds a MA in Arts Management and a MA in Film and Video Production, both from American University.

He received the 2003 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Resident Musical for his portrayal of Hedwig in Signature Theatre's production of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," and received nominations as Lead Actor in a Resident Play in 2001, as Prior Walter in "Angels in America: Millennium Approaches" with Signature Theatre and in 1996, for the MetroStage production of "Me and Jezebel," portraying a 78 year old, post-stroke Bette Davis.

His debut film, "signage," which he wrote, directed and produced, has screened in over 60 film festivals world-wide and has received 6 film festival awards, to date:

SBC PIONEERS BEST OF FESTIVAL - 2007 Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival
BEST LGBT SHORT FILM - 2007 Cleveland International Film Festival
BEST NARRATIVE SHORT FILM - 2007 DC Independent Film Festival
BEST DRAMATIC SHORT - 2007 Q Cinema, Fort Worth's LGBT Film Festival
FINALIST - 2007 Iris Prize International Gay & Lesbian Short Film Prize
BEST LOCAL FILM - 2007 DC Shorts Film Festival

Most recently he founded Factory 449: a theatre collective, producing its award-winning Capital Fringe production and subsequent full-scale remount of Sarah Kane’s "4.48 Psychosis," Erik Ehn's "The Saint Plays," and "Magnificent Waste" by Caridad Svich. Factory 449 was a 2011 Helen Hayes recipient of the John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company.

He currently serves as Factory 449’s Producing Artistic Director and is co-writing "The Ice Child," the company's first original programming, to be produced in May 2012.




Rick Hammerly Awards and Nominations

 
Helen Hayes Awards - 1996 - Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Play
Rick HammerlyMe and Jezebel

Rick Hammerly News

Virginia Repertory Theatre Announces New Artistic Directors Photo Virginia Repertory Theatre Announces New Artistic Directors
by Stephi Wild - May 18, 2022

Following a national search, Virginia Repertory Theatre welcomes new artistic directors, Desirée Roots, Todd D. Norris and Rick Hammerly, who will steer all artistic aspects of Central Virginia’s flagship professional theatre, according to William H. Carter, Chair-Elect of the Board and Chair of the Selection Committee.

BWW News: The Theatre Lab 10th Annual DRAMATHON will Stream on December 11th Photo BWW News: The Theatre Lab 10th Annual DRAMATHON will Stream on December 11th
by Elliot Lanes - Dec 4, 2020

The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts presents an evening of world-premiere plays, professionally directed and performed live by professional actors and Theatre Lab supporters in the 10th Annual Dramathon online on Friday, December 11 at 7:30pm. 

Rick Hammerly Joins WAPAVA as New Executive Director Photo Rick Hammerly Joins WAPAVA as New Executive Director
by Stephi Wild - Oct 6, 2020

Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archive (WAPAVA) and WAPAVA President Jackson R. Bryer have announced that Rick Hammerly has joined the organization as its new Executive Director as of October 1, 2020. Hammerly, a 2-time Helen Hayes Award-winning actor/director, is also the Producing Artistic Director of Factory 449.

THE BAND'S VISIT Tour Wins Helen Hayes Award for 'Outstanding Visiting Production' Photo THE BAND'S VISIT Tour Wins Helen Hayes Award for 'Outstanding Visiting Production'
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 25, 2020

On September 25, the 36th Annual Helen Hayes Awards concluded, after a series of virtual events celebrating Washington's dynamic and diverse theatre community.

theatreWashington Announces Further Details for 2020 Helen Hayes Awards Photo theatreWashington Announces Further Details for 2020 Helen Hayes Awards
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 16, 2020

theatreWashington announces further details for the 36th annual Helen Hayes Awards, which were originally scheduled to take place at The Anthem on May 18, 2020.

THE JEANE DIXON EFFECT Audio Play Released Photo THE JEANE DIXON EFFECT Audio Play Released
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 22, 2020

THE JEANE DIXON EFFECT, a play by Joseph Rodota based on the life of the late a?oecelebrity psychica?? Jeane Dixon, has been released as an audio play on Apple Podcasts and other platforms.

THE BAND'S VISIT, JITNEY, And More Nominated for 2020 Helen Hayes Awards Photo THE BAND'S VISIT, JITNEY, And More Nominated for 2020 Helen Hayes Awards
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 3, 2020

Tonight, at a celebration honoring theatre excellence on stages across the Washington area, theatre artists, administrators, patrons, and special guests gathered in the National Theatre's Helen Hayes Gallery for theatreWashington's announcement of nominees for the 36th Annual Helen Hayes Awards, which will be presented on Monday, May 18 at an event at the Anthem.

BWW Review: AGNES OF GOD at Factory 449 Photo BWW Review: AGNES OF GOD at Factory 449
by Rachael Goldberg - Nov 13, 2019

Factory 449's 'Agnes of God' is an emotional, intimate play that speaks to inner struggles. With a sharp script and an exceptional cast, it's an insightful and aching performance that is both enjoyable and heartbreaking to watch.

Photo Flash: Factory 449's AGNES OF GOD, Featuring Felicia Curry & Nanna Ingvarsso Photo Photo Flash: Factory 449's AGNES OF GOD, Featuring Felicia Curry & Nanna Ingvarsso
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 7, 2019

On Saturday November 9, 2019, Factory 449, a Helen Hayes Award-winning theatre company in residence at Anacostia Arts Center, opens 'Agnes of God' by John Pielmeier. 

Craig Wallace Returns to Lead Ford Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo Craig Wallace Returns to Lead Ford Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Julie Musbach - Oct 28, 2019

Ford's Theatre announces that acclaimed Washington actor Craig Wallace will return to Ford's to reprise the role of Ebenezer Scrooge for the company's holiday production of A Christmas Carol.

Rick Hammerly Videos

STAGE TUBE: Get in the Holiday Spirit with a Sneak Peek at A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Ford's Theatre
by Stage Tube - Dec 2, 2016

Ford's Theatre Society presents its 35th-annual production of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol, now through December 31, 2016. This 'musically high-spirited' and 'infectiously jolly' (The Washington Post) production is adapted by Michael Wilson, directed by Michael Baronand features Craig Wallace as Ebenezer Scrooge. Click below to watch a trailer with footage from the show!

STAGE TUBE: Natascia Diaz Sings 'Mack the Knife' in Signature Theatre's THREEPENNY OPERA
by Stage Tube - May 14, 2014

Virginia's Tony-Award winning Signature Theatre presents The Threepenny Opera, Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's cutting and enduring critique of capitalism and corruption. Directed by Signature Theatre's Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Tender Napalm, Dreamgirls, Really Really), the production stars Mitchell Jarvis (Broadway's Rock of Ages) as the charismatic Macheath, known to popular culture as Mack the Knife. Scroll down to see a video of Natascia Diaz singing 'Mack The Knife' from the prodction!

STAGE TUBE: Mack is Back! Promo for Signature Theatre's THE THREEPENNY OPERA
by Stage Tube - Apr 16, 2014

Virginia's Tony-Award winning Signature Theatre presents The Threepenny Opera, Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's cutting and enduring critique of capitalism and corruption. Directed by Signature Theatre's Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Tender Napalm, Dreamgirls, Really Really), the production stars Mitchell Jarvis (Broadway's Rock of Ages) as the charismatic Macheath, known to popular culture as Mack the Knife. Click below to watch a foreboding promo for the show!


Rick Hammerly Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Rick Hammerly been nominated for?
Outstanding Lead Actor, Resident Play (Helen Hayes Awards) for Me and Jezebel .