Richard Stillman is an actor & musician who plays the banjo, mandolin, ukulele, guitar, bagpipes & 12 other instruments. He has performed on Broadway, The Kennedy Ctr. and in regional theaters from New Jersey to Alaska. His show, "The Spirit of Vaudeville," won the BEST CONCERT AWARD at the United Solo Theater Festival in NYC.
"...Deftly offhanded Bravura..."- NY Times
"...a real show stopper..." - New York Post
"...impeccable period style..." - NY Daily News
A DIVERSE ENTERTAINMENT CAREER
He was featured on the premiere episode of the PBS television series Shining Time Station and received critical acclaim for his performance in Lady Be Good at the Kennedy Ctr. and the Goodspeed Opera House.
On Broadway, Richard played the Clerk of Oxford in Canterbury Tales & understudied Mummenschanz.
He has also performed in regional theater, national tours, and television. Mr. Stillman has played at the New Jersey Folk Festival, opened for Jim Henson and Kermit the Frog, and performs every year at the New Jersey Storytelling Festival as a musical storyteller.
Canterbury Tales, Broadway
Richard holds a BA in Theatre from Dartmouth College, a Performing Artists in the Schools Certificate from Columbia University, and studied further at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, with acting teacher Michael Howard, and with Vaudeville string musician, Roy Smeck.
For more than 20 years, Richard has toured his shows to adult communities, theatres, schools, and festivals. He has a musical theater company and a multicultural storytelling and music group.
Mr. Stillman also performs as a musical entertainer, banjo player, ukulele player, mandolin player, concertina player, bagpiper, and storyteller.
Richard is based in Montclair, NJ, and he travels to most of NJ, CT, NY, and PA.
Lady Be Good, Kennedy Center
Mother Courage, Nebraska Rep.
His show, "The Spirit of Vaudeville" won the BEST CONCERT AWARD at the United Solo Theater Festival.
As a banjo player, he won the Gigmasters award for the top banjo entertainer in the country.
His Irish Balladeers show played at the JFK Presidential Library in Boston.
Richard plays with Dixieland, Swing, Country, Bluegrass, Irish, Italian, Hawaiian & Bagpipe bands.
He teaches theatre, music, dance, and storytelling workshops in schools and has taught at the New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts and the Whole Theater Company. Richard teaches banjo, mandolin, ukulele, guitar, bagpipes, harmonica, concertina and pennywhistle in his home or on Skype.
Actors Equity, Screen Actors Guild, A.F.T.R.A. | N.E.R.F.A. | New Jersey Storyteller | The Folk Project (NJ) | Beacon Hill Musicians | Artists Without Walls | Encore Perf. Arts |
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