His directing credits include two madcap farces at the OACT, Black Comedy and See How They Run, along with Zero Hour, the one-man show about Zero Mostel, starring John Medeiros.
Other directorial credits in regional theatres include Hair, Plaza Suite, Luv and a stage version of The Ballad of Cat Ballou. He’s written a host of TV shows in nearly every genre, and is a three-time Emmy nominee and Emmy winner (NBC’s Hot Hero Sandwich).
He was also awarded a Writers Guild Citation for the CBS daytime drama, Capitol. His playwriting credits include Diamonds, at NY’s Circle in the Square Theatre, directed by Harold Prince, Cuckoo Bird at NY’s Vortex Theatre, (also directed), Waiting for Garbo at LA’s Colony Studio Theatre, and stagings of Credo, at LA’s Odyssey Theatre with Jean Smart, also at L.A.’s Coronet Theatre with Bruce Davison, and Bless Your Heart at the OACT, with Betsy Randle and John Slade, directed by Laurie Walters.
Richard is also the wine columnist for the Ojai Valley News and in his non-theatrical work, produced numerous shows for the Food Network, which considerably upgraded his palate.