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New York: Matthew McConaughey... (NYMF). Regional: Waterfall (The 5th Avenue Theatre/ Pasadena Playhouse); Mamma Mia!; The King and I (MUNY); Spamalot (MTWichita); How to Succeed... (TUTS). Proud Japanese native from Itami, Hyogo. Much love and thanks to my mama, Alex, family, friends, AEA, Telsey, ... (read complete bio)

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Stage Credits

  [Broadway]
Original Broadway Production, 2018
Ensemble
Janis Sarkisian (Understudy) [Replacement]
  [Regional (US)]
5th Avenue Theatre Production, 2015
Ensemble

Riza Takahashi Biography

New York: Matthew McConaughey... (NYMF). Regional: Waterfall (The 5th Avenue Theatre/ Pasadena Playhouse); Mamma Mia!; The King and I (MUNY); Spamalot (MTWichita); How to Succeed... (TUTS). Proud Japanese native from Itami, Hyogo. Much love and thanks to my mama, Alex, family, friends, AEA, Telsey, Daniel Hoff Agency, and this amazing company. Cheers Patrick! @rizatakahashi





Riza Takahashi News

Riza Takahaski Announced as Host of Broadstream's New Digital Series AUTHENTICALLY YO Photo Riza Takahaski Announced as Host of Broadstream's New Digital Series AUTHENTICALLY YOU
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2022

Broadstream announced today that Authentically You, a new digital series hosted by Riza Takahaski (Mean Girls), is now available for streaming exclusively on the new, free-for-user streaming platform.

TPOC Announces Cohort for 'Commercial Theatre Producing 101' Photo TPOC Announces Cohort for 'Commercial Theatre Producing 101'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 8, 2022

Theatre Producers of Color¬†(TPOC), a newly formed organization committed to supporting the next generation of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) producers by providing access to education, training, and mentorship, announced today their 2022 cohort for the second-annual educational program ‚Äď ‚ÄúCommercial Theatre¬†Producing 101.‚ÄĚ

Photos: Isabelle McCalla, Shereen Pimentel and More Sing The Music Of Ben Caplan at F Photo Photos: Isabelle McCalla, Shereen Pimentel and More Sing The Music Of Ben Caplan at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephi Wild - Nov 21, 2021

On Friday, November 12th Feinstein's/54 Below hosted the return of composer Ben Caplan with Heart Of The Moment.

Linda Eder, Natalie Walker & More to Perform Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below Photo Linda Eder, Natalie Walker & More to Perform Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 5, 2021

Next week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Megan Hilty, Linda Eder, Mykal Kilgore & More to Perform at Feinstein's/54 Below in N Photo Megan Hilty, Linda Eder, Mykal Kilgore & More to Perform at Feinstein's/54 Below in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 29, 2021

Next month, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Isabelle McCalla, Storm Lever, Dan DeLuca and More to Sing The Music of Ben Caplan at Photo Isabelle McCalla, Storm Lever, Dan DeLuca and More to Sing The Music of Ben Caplan at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 14, 2021

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, will present The Music of Ben Caplan: Heart Of The Moment on November 12th, 2021, at 9:45pm. 

Ahava Theatre Presents Virtual Fundraiser Featuring Music From FUNNY GIRL Photo Ahava Theatre Presents Virtual Fundraiser Featuring Music From FUNNY GIRL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2020

Ahava Theatre Company will present Hello Gorgeous: Funny Folx in Concert, a virtual fundraiser for International Sanctuary. International Sanctuary is a nonprofit organization that empowers girls and women escaping human trafficking in growing community centers across the globe.

VIDEO: Grey Henson And the Cast of MEAN GIRLS Perform 'Stop' Photo VIDEO: Grey Henson And the Cast of MEAN GIRLS Perform 'Stop'
by A.A. Cristi - May 6, 2020

Quarantine is so not fetch, To make matters a little easier for Mean Girls fans, the production gifted us some much needed Broadway! Check out the show's original Damien, Tony-nominee Grey Henson and the talented cast of Mean Girls on Broadway tapping into their worst impulses in the number, 'Stop'!

LISTEN: Hear 'Bossed Up' A Cut Song From MEAN GIRLS! Photo LISTEN: Hear 'Bossed Up' A Cut Song From MEAN GIRLS!
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 8, 2020

Get a first listen to Mean Girls' original Act Two opener, 'Bossed Up'

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Sabrina Carpenter's First Night in MEAN GIRLS Photo Photo Coverage: Go Inside Sabrina Carpenter's First Night in MEAN GIRLS
by Katherine Lee - Mar 11, 2020

Singer, songwriter and actress Sabrina Carpenter is making her Broadway debut in the role of Cady Heron! She played her first performance yesterday, Tuesday, March 10th at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street).

Riza Takahashi Videos

BWW TV: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas at Broadway Sessions! Videoplay
BWW TV: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas at Broadway Sessions!

by Ben Cameron - Dec 24, 2019

Happy Holidays from Broadway Sessions! Our Annual All-Star Holiday Show this past Thursday the 19th was such a joyous occasion. Belting, tapping, singalongs and laughing- oh my! Our All-Star lineup included Paige Davis (Chicago, Trading Spaces), Patrick Page (Hadestown) Jewelle Blackman (Hadestown), Max Chernin (Sunday in The Park), Rhaamell Burke-Missouri (King Kong), Hernando Umana (School of Rock), Nicole Vanessa Ortiz (Smokey Joe's Cafe), Riza Takahashi (Mean Girls), Gianna Yanelli (Mean Girls), Jessica Juanich (Bat Out Of Hell), Imari Hardon (Avenue Q), Robert Mantano (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Eric Sebek (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), The Honey Taps, Colleen Harris, Michael Kirk Lane, Katryna Marttala, and Anthony Fett. 

VIDEO: Taylor Louderman Sings a Medley of MEAN GIRLS, KINKY BOOTS, BRING IT ON, and M Videoplay
VIDEO: Taylor Louderman Sings a Medley of MEAN GIRLS, KINKY BOOTS, BRING IT ON, and More!

by Stage Tube - Jun 3, 2019

Taylor Louderman recently performed a medley of songs from her career, arranged by music director Benjamin Rauhala (at the piano) entitled 'The #SlayLizLou Medley,' based on Rauhala's nickname for Louderman.

VIDEO: New MEAN GIRLS Cast Members And Original Faves Get Fetch In Latest Footage! Videoplay
VIDEO: New MEAN GIRLS Cast Members And Original Faves Get Fetch In Latest Footage!

by Stage Tube - May 20, 2019

This spring, Mean Girls on Broadway welcomed a new set of adult women in Tony Award-nominee Jennifer Simard and a brand new number two for Regina George, Krystina Alabado, who has stepped into the fabulous shoes of Gretchen Weiners.

BWW TV Exclusive: MEAN GIRLS Cast Makes Nice at Broadway Sessions! Videoplay
BWW TV Exclusive: MEAN GIRLS Cast Makes Nice at Broadway Sessions!

by Ben Cameron - Apr 21, 2019

The cast of Mean Girls made 'fetch' happen in a big way at Broadway Sessions recently. Cast members Rick Younger, Jonalyn Saxer, DeMarius Copes, Talya Rae Groves, Ashley De LaRosa, Riza Takahashi, Brittany Nicholas, Myles, McHale, Iain Young, Chris Medlin and Gianna Yanelli brought the talent and the funny til the wee hours of the morning. Mean? Maybe not. Fabulous? Absolutely! Enjoy these highlights here.

VIDEO: MEAN GIRLS' Kyle Selig Chats with Broadway ASMR Videoplay
VIDEO: MEAN GIRLS' Kyle Selig Chats with Broadway ASMR

by Stage Tube - Feb 20, 2019

Kyle Selig, who currently stars as Aaron Samuels in Mean Girls on Broadway, recently sat down with Morgan Reynolds in an all new episode of Broadway ASMR.

VIDEO: The Stars of MEAN GIRLS Are 'Rockin' Around the Pole' This Holiday Season Videoplay
VIDEO: The Stars of MEAN GIRLS Are 'Rockin' Around the Pole' This Holiday Season

by Stage Tube - Dec 7, 2018

The Hot Elves of Mean Girls on Broadway have a holiday treat for all you nice girls and boys out there. Hear the song to match the iconic choreo, as the Plastics hit the recording studio for a merry recording of 'Rockin' Around the Pole'. See all the holiday fun below!

VIDEO: MEAN GIRLS Perform 'Fearless' on the Parade Videoplay
VIDEO: MEAN GIRLS Perform 'Fearless' on the Parade

by Robert Diamond - Nov 22, 2018

How fetch! Mean Girls performed 'Fearless' on today's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and we've got the video!

VIDEO: Watch Barrett Wilbert Weed in the Music Video for MEAN GIRLS' 'I'd Rather Be M Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Barrett Wilbert Weed in the Music Video for MEAN GIRLS' 'I'd Rather Be Me'

by Stage Tube - Oct 24, 2018

Broadway's Mean Girls and Atlantic Records have released the official music video for 'I'd Rather Be Me' from the award-winning hit musical featuring Barrett Wilbert Weed, who currently performs as Janis Sarkisian in the show.  The video had its exclusive premiere yesterday via Rolling Stone, who called it both 'empowering' and 'uplifting.'  'I'd Rather Be Me' is featured on the 'Mean Girls Original Cast Recording,' out now.  The 'Mean Girls Original Cast Recording,' was produced by Jeff Richmond, Nell Benjamin, Tina Fey, Mary-Mitchell Campbell and Lorne Michaels and co-produced by Pete Ganbarg, Craig Rosen and John Clancy.

VIDEO: The Cast of MEAN GIRLS Performs 'Stupid with Love' on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEY Videoplay
VIDEO: The Cast of MEAN GIRLS Performs 'Stupid with Love' on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS

by Stage Tube - Oct 2, 2018

Broadway's Mean Girls cast performs 'Stupid with Love' for Late Night with Seth Meyers.

BWW TV: THE LITTLE MERMAID Swims Into Music Theatre Wichita Videoplay
BWW TV: THE LITTLE MERMAID Swims Into Music Theatre Wichita

by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 7, 2018

Music Theatre Wichita concludes its 2018 Season with the return of Disney's "The Little Mermaid," directed and choreographed by Linda Goodrich, with musical direction by Thomas W. Douglas. The 60-member cast includes Broadway veterans working alongside some of the nation's most promising new talent, all showcased in an brand-new staging, featuring imaginative sets and costumes inspired by the classic Disney film. In 2011, Music Theatre Wichita was one of the first three theatres in the country to receive permission from the Disney Company to produce this title following its Broadway run, and the new edition marks the local premiere of the newly revised script and score. "The Little Mermaid" runs for ten performances, August 8-18 at the Century II Concert Hall in downtown Wichita, Kansas.


Riza Takahashi Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Riza Takahashi been in?
Riza Takahashi has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

How many West End shows has Riza Takahashi been in?
Riza Takahashi has not appeared in the West End