TRAINING- 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.
AWARDS- 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 player in the country.
His Irish Balladeers show played at the JFK Presidential Library in Boston.
• 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 • ConsERT
Richard Stillman is an actor, musician, singer, tap dancer & storyteller who plays the banjo, mandolin, ukulele, guitar and bagpipes. He has performed on Broadway, The Kennedy Ctr. and in theaters from New Jersey to Alaska. His show, "The Spirit of Vaudeville," won the BEST CONCERT AWARD at the United Solo Theater Fest. NYC.
A DIVERSE ENTERTAINMENT CAREER- He was featured on the premier episode of the PBS television seriesShining Time Station and received critical acclaim for his performance in Lady Be Good at the Kennedy Center 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.
AWARD WINNING SHOWS- 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.
BANDS- Richard plays with Dixieland, Swing, Country, Bluegrass, Irish, Italian, Hawaiian & Bagpipe bands.
TEACHING- 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.