The Spirit of Vaudeville
It won the BEST CONCERT AWARD at the 2014 United Solo Festival in NYC.
Montclair Times Article
The Spirit of Vaudeville is a musical variety show that celebrates the vaudevillians of the jazz age. The tale is told through banjo strumming, tap dancing, storytelling, ukulele solos, and wacky Charleston dances.
Richard performed as an actor, ukulele player and tap dancer in the Kennedy Center production of "Lady Be Good".
He was cast in the same role that Ukulele Ike did in the 1920s. Ukulele Ike appears in "The Spirit of Vaudeville".
The Spirit of Vaudeville has played at:
Watchung Arts Center| United Solo Theater Festival | Mondo Arts Center | Luna Stage | Cape May Stage | Bayway Theater | Mohonk Mountain Arts Festival | Burgdorf Arts Center | The State Theater of NJ | Van Vleck Concerts| The Folk Project
"Seeing you this evening was the most wonderful theatre experience I've had in a long time! When I read there would be a 'vaudeville' performer, I could not have imagined it would be such an incredible display of such a broad variety of talents!"
Sincerely, J.W. - E. Islip, NY
"A delightful vaudeville musician clown."
“...Our guests truly enjoyed your performance!”
Mohonk Arts Festival New Paltz, New York
“...Mr. Stillman's turns are executed with a deftly offhanded bravura."
Stephen Holden, New York Times
In addition to the Spirit of Vaudeville show, I also play the ukulele in my Broadway, World Music, and Hawaiian shows. Here is a Swing tune on the uke.