CHRIS RICHARDS TO STAR IN
TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE AT PLAYHOUSE ON PARK IN
WEST HAVEN, CONNECTICUT
Cleveland, OH, September 18, 2015 –Cleveland’s Kevin Spacey, CHRIS RICHARDS , will star in Playhouse on Park’s fall production of TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE as Mitch Albom. TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE will be directed by Sasha Brätt and run September 30 through October 18, 2015. Tickets are currently on sale.
Chris Richards is a New York/Cleveland actor who has worked extensively in theater, film, and television. OffBroadway/NYC credits include: The Pearl ( The Philanderer , The Misanthrope 2011, Lucille Lortel Award Nomination Best Revival), The Mint ( I Am A Camera , Meeting Molnar ), Project Shaw ( The League of Youth world premiere), and The Gallery Players (Richard II in Richard II ). Regional: 8 at Cleveland Play
House (2015 Regional Tony Award Winner), Great Lakes Theater (three seasons), DOBAMA Theater ( Gutenberg! The Musical! , Sons of The Prophet ), The Festival Stage of WinstonSalem ( The Last Night ofBallyhoo ), The Barn Theater, Lakeland Civic (Biff in Death of a Salesman ), The Beck Center, Ohio, Shakespeare Festival, and Porthouse. Film/TV: Bachelorette (with Kirsten Dunst), “Madam Secretary”
(CBS), “The Knick” (Cinemax), “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix).
For his work in Sons of the Prophet at DOBAMA in 2013, the Cleveland Critics Circle awarded Mr. Richards Best Actor in a NonMusical Superior Achievement. Plain Dealer theatre critic Andrea Simakis wrote of his performance, “Richards is superb…he really should be famous already,” while Bob Abelman of The NewsHerald
stated it was a “brilliant depiction” in his review. Cleveland Stage Alliance resident critic called Richards’ acting, “a truly remarkable piece of work, a focused presentation of character that is rarely seen, and the handling of the physical and
emotional journey of his charcter was breathtaking….Chris Richards make[s] being an actor real.”
An equally acclaimed comic actor, TheaterScene.net said of his OffBroadway
debut: “Richards…deserves special mention. His physical comedy shines.” For his work in Gutenberg! The Musical! at Dobama, critic
Keith A. Joseph stated in Cleveland SCENE magazine that, “Richards…is akin to a youthful one man band.” As half of the cast of Gutenberg! The Musical!, he displayed comic genius and verbal dexterity and brought to mind a dozen stars, from Jerry Lewis to Tom Hanks.
The actor recently moved back to his Cleveland where he is thrilled to pursue the next chapter of his acting career, after a successful five years in New York City. While in New York, Richards earned both his AEA and SAG memberships, signed with NYC representation (which he still maintains even though he is a Cleveland based
actor now), and studied improv at Upright Citizens Brigade. Local Cleveland audiences
can see him this season as Alan/David Zuckerman in Exquisite Potential with Interplay Jewish Theater (November 2015) and John Jones in the regional premiere of The Realistic Joneses with DOBAMA Theater (January/February 2016).
Playhouse on Park is managed under the direction of Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc. Playhouse on Park opened its doors in the fall of 2009 and presented a full season of plays, musicals, comedy nights, improv, children’s shows and dance. 201516
marks their seventh season of professional, affordable entertainment
and educational programming in the greater Hartford area. More information about the theater is available
online at http://www.playhouseonpark.org.