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Bio:
Christopher Michael Richardson is an actor originally from Richmond, VA. A graduate of Maggie L. Walker Governor's School for Government and International Studies (Class of 2009,) he went on to pursue a career in theater at The College of William and Mary, obtaining a B.A. in English and Theatre. ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Christopher Michael Richardson is an actor originally from Richmond, VA. A graduate of Maggie L. Walker Governor's School for Government and International Studies (Class of 2009,) he went on to pursue a career in theater at The College of William and Mary, obtaining a B.A. in English and Theatre. ... (read complete bio)
Olney Theatre Center Announces 2021-22 Season Photo Olney Theatre Center Announces 2021-22 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2021

In addition to its six-play membership season, the Montgomery County institution returns with an equally busy schedule of concerts, special productions, presentations, and even more curated programming to build off of the success of its summer series: Olney Outdoors.

Olney Outdoors Full Schedule Released Featuring Over 50 Events and 100+ Artists Photo Olney Outdoors Full Schedule Released Featuring Over 50 Events and 100+ Artists
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2021

Tickets are available now for Olney Theatre Center’s massive program of live summer events on the open-air Root Family Stage: “Olney Outdoors'. Curated by Kevin McAllister, the series highlights cabaret, jazz, spoken word, drag, dance, faith-centered performances, and theatre for young audiences.

BWW Review: Will on the Hill and Far Away at Shakespeare Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: Will on the Hill and Far Away at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by Timothy Treanor - Jun 8, 2021

“What’s past is prologue” Prospero says in The Tempest, but when the present passes into the past what’s left is Will on the Hill and Far Away, the earnest and frequently successful effort by Congressmen to do Shakespeare funny. In this annual exercise, designed to raise funds for arts education, members of both Houses, as well as various other political luminaries (Washington is crawling with them), put themselves in preposterous situations which magically turn out well, just as characters in the Bard’s plays often do.

Shakespeare Theatre Company Announces WILL ON THE HILL Fundraiser Photo Shakespeare Theatre Company Announces WILL ON THE HILL Fundraiser
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2021

On Monday, June 7, Members of Congress and distinguished Washington influencers from both sides of the aisle will travel back to Shakespeare's day for one evening only! Following upon the success of last summer's virtual Will on the Hill, this year's performance will also be online with pay-what-you-will pricing.

Cast Announced for LIGHT Presented by Signature Theatre's SigWorks Series Photo Cast Announced for LIGHT Presented by Signature Theatre's SigWorks Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 26, 2021

Signature Theatre has announced the cast for Light, the final of four readings in its 2020/21 SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Reading Series. Now in its fifth year, the SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Reading Series has moved to an entirely digital format.

BWW Review: WILL ON THE HILL...OR WON'T THEY? at Shakespeare Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: WILL ON THE HILL...OR WON'T THEY? at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by Hannah Wing - Sep 15, 2020

Will on the Hill...or Wona??t They? is almost like attending a lecture on Shakespeare by multiple enthusiast professors, but it leaves the audience with a major case of a?oeZoom fatigue.a?? 

VIDEO: Claybourne Elder, Donna Migliaccio, and Christopher Michael Richardson Chat So Photo VIDEO: Claybourne Elder, Donna Migliaccio, and Christopher Michael Richardson Chat Sondheim on SIGNATURE STRONG LIVE!
by Stage Tube - Apr 15, 2020

In the third episode of Signature Strong Live!, Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer chats with stars about Signature's special relationship with Stephen Sondheim.

BWW Review: DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS (THE MUSICAL!) at Kennedy Center Photo BWW Review: DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS (THE MUSICAL!) at Kennedy Center
by Jane Horwitz - Nov 28, 2019

The giggles and guffaws zoom along at top speed, even as the bus breaks down in this genuinely riotous adaptation of Mo Willems' 2003 Caldecott-awarded picture book, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

Cast and Creative Team Announced for DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS! (THE MUSICAL Photo Cast and Creative Team Announced for DON'T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS! (THE MUSICAL!)
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 30, 2019

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announces the full cast and creative team for Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! (The Musical!), a Kennedy Center-commissioned world premiere from the Kennedy Center's first-ever Education Artist-in-Residence, Emmy Award®a?'winning writer and New York Times best-selling author and illustrator Mo Willems. This fabulously fun and funny musical, running November 23, 2019a?'January 5, 2020 in the Kennedy Center Family Theater, features a script by Willems and Muppet Babies executive producer Mr. Warburton with music by Deborah Wicks La Puma, direction by Jerry Whiddon, choreography by Jessica Hartman, and dramaturgy by Megan Alrutz.

Photo Flash: John Weidman Visits Signature Theatre's ASSASSINS Photo Photo Flash: John Weidman Visits Signature Theatre's ASSASSINS
by Stephi Wild - Sep 25, 2019

Signature Theatre presents Assassins with music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman and directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies). John Weidman stopped by the show recently and posed for a photo with the cast.

Photo Flash: Signature Gets Deadly with ASSASSINS Photo Photo Flash: Signature Gets Deadly with ASSASSINS
by Julie Musbach - Aug 21, 2019

Signature Theatre presents Assassins with music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman and directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies).

Signature Theatre Announces Casting And Creative Team For ASSASSINS Photo Signature Theatre Announces Casting And Creative Team For ASSASSINS
by Stephi Wild - Jul 17, 2019

Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for Assassins with music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman and directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies). Signature Theatre continues to be the largest single producer of the work of Stephen Sondheim and Assassins marks the 30th production of a Sondheim musical in Signature Theatre's history. Assassins will run from August 11 - September 29 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre.

One Night Only Concert Of CHILDREN OF EDEN Closes Applause Series At Olney Photo One Night Only Concert Of CHILDREN OF EDEN Closes Applause Series At Olney
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 3, 2019

The inaugural season of Olney Theatre's Center's Applause Concert Series comes to a close Friday, July 26 at 8:00pm with a one-night-only performance of Children of Eden, a lesser-known work by Stephen Schwartz, the creator of such hits as Wicked, Pippin and Godspell. The concert, featuring a full cast of DC luminaries and a large on-stage orchestra is directed by Kevin McAllister who pulls double duty, also acting and singing the role of The Father. Christopher Youstra, Olney Theatre's Associate Artistic DirectorDirector of Music Theatre and the series curator serves as music director and conductor. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased online at olneytheatre.orgapplause.

BWW Review: MATILDA at Olney Theatre Center- A Wondrous Musical Fit for Families to E Photo BWW Review: MATILDA at Olney Theatre Center- A Wondrous Musical Fit for Families to Enjoy
by Charles Shubow - Jul 2, 2019

Let me admit when I saw MATILDA on Broadway in 2013 (winner of 5 Tony Awards), I did not enjoy it. I just could not understand the character of the buffoon Miss Trunchbell, the Olympian hammer throwing athletic principal of Matilda's school. He was the villain of all villains.

Roald Dahl's MATILDA THE MUSICAL Gets Resident Premiere At Olney Theatre Center Photo Roald Dahl's MATILDA THE MUSICAL Gets Resident Premiere At Olney Theatre Center
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 20, 2019

Olney Theatre Center offers its fourth musical production of the 2018-19 Season on the Mainstage, with the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical (June 21 - July 21, 2019), directed by Peter Flynn, fresh off the rave reviews for his acclaimed revival of Into the Woods at Ford's Theatre. Invited Press Night is Thursday, June 27 at 8:00pm.

BWW REVIEW: FANCY NANCY: SPLENDIFEROUS CHRISTMAS at Adventure Theatre Photo BWW REVIEW: FANCY NANCY: SPLENDIFEROUS CHRISTMAS at Adventure Theatre
by Elliot Lanes - Nov 28, 2018

We all know how stressful the holidays can be, especially finding the perfect gift for friends and family. But what about the perfect accoutrement, - that's a fancy word now isn't it - for the top of your Christmas tree? Yes, the tree topper can make or break any holiday celebration and you won't find a better illustration of this fact than Adventure Theatre's super splendid (that's a fancy word for really excellent) production of Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas. The show boasts a score by Randy Klein (music), Matthew Hardy (lyrics) and Cara Lustik and Matthew Hardy (book).

BWW Review: YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN at Imagination Stage Photo BWW Review: YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN at Imagination Stage
by Elliot Lanes - Jun 27, 2018

For all the bad in this country right now, there are still things that bring us happiness and joy. The musical You're a Good Man Charlie Brown is a prime example of how innocent children and their pets can make you remember that not everything is bad in the world. How many times have we thought that Snoopy would catch the Red Baron or that Charlie Brown would win that baseball game? Yes, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown is the type of show we need to see right now to give us something to root for in this country.

BWW Review: THE WIZ at Ford's Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE WIZ at Ford's Theatre
by Elliot Lanes - Mar 25, 2018

As if there weren't enough scary things in the world right now, I've come to realize that I have been going to live theatrical productions for over 43 years. That means I have been sitting in the dark for a long time (no jokes please).

Ford's Theatre Society Announces Cast for THE WIZ Photo Ford's Theatre Society Announces Cast for THE WIZ
by Julie Musbach - Feb 12, 2018

Ford's Theatre Society announced full casting and design team for The Wiz directed by Kent Gash, choreographed by Dell Howlett and withMusic Direction and Orchestration by Darius Smith. The production features Ines Nassara as Dorothy, Hasani Allen as Scarecrow, Kevin McAllister as Tinman,Christopher Michael Richardson as Lion and Jobari Parker-Namdar as The Wiz. The musical plays March 9 to May 12, 2018, at historic Ford's Theatre. The production is recommended for ages eight and older.

Jesse J. Perez and Nikkole Salter to Lead MACBETH, Helmed by Liesl Tommy, at STC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) presents Macbeth, directed by Tony Award-nominee Liesl Tommy and featuring Jesse J. Perez as Macbeth and Nikkole Salter as Lady Macbeth. The show will run April 25-May 28 at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW).