Richard Stafford

Broadway, Mr. Stafford was the choreographer for In My Life (Music Box Theatre), the associate choreographer for Aspects of Love (Broadhurst Theatre), and dance supervisor for CATS (Winter Garden Theatre.)

Off-Broadway credits include choreography for A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (St. Clements) and director/choreographer for Castle Walk (NYMF festival.)

Internationally he was director/choreographer for The Full Monty, Joseph…Dreamcoat (Mexico City), CATS (Copenhagen, Sao Paulo, Rio) choreographer for Jesus Christ Superstar (Mexico City), Evita (Sydney), CATS (Mexico City, Buenos Aires.)

National Tours include CATS (director/ choreographer), My Fair Lady (choreographer), Joseph…Dreamcoat (choreographer, starring Deborah Gibson and Patrick Cassidy)—Troika Entertainment. Mr. Stafford’s Regional credits include: Director: Dreamgirls, Miss Saigon, (North Carolina Theatre), Saturday Night Fever (North Shore Music Theatre) Director/Choreographer: Memphis, Saturday Night Fever, Curtains, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Beauty And The Beast, Cats (Walnut Street Theatre); Victor Victoria, Camelot (TUTS); Sister Act, Memphis (Riverside Theatre); Oliver!, Joseph…Dreamcoat, Cats (Pittsburgh CLO); Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Joseph…Dreamcoat, Oliver!, Cats (Sacramento Music Circus); Miss Saigon, The King & I, Singin’ In The Rain, Crazy For You, Fame, Swing, Cats (North Shore Music Theatre); Gypsy (starring Karen Ziemba), My Fair Lady (Sharon Playhouse); Beauty And The Beast, The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas starring Sally Struthers (Ogunquit Playhouse); Fiddler on the Roof, Show Boat, Mary Poppins, The Wizard of Oz, George M! Can-Can, Hairspray, Gypsy, The Full Monty, A Wonderful Life (Westchester Broadway Theatre); Oliver!, The Sound Of Music, Annie Get Your Gun (North Carolina Theatre); Sweeney Todd, Evita (Pennsylvania Center Stage) and She Loves Me, Copacabana, Pirates Of Penzance, My Way (Mill Mountain Theatre)

Choreographer: at the Walnut Street Theatre--The Goodbye Girl (starring Donna Mckechnie), Camila (premier), La Vie En Bleu (premier), Evita, Grand Hotel. At Pittsburgh CLO-- On the Town, Grand Hotel, Mame, Camelot, Yestin/Kopit’s Phantom. At Casa Manana-- My Fair Lady, Tommy, Camelot, Grossinger’s (premier, starring Gavin Macleod), Dodsworth (premier, starring Hal Linden), Sound Of Music, Evita. Song Of Singapore (Chicago company), Grand Hotel (TUTS, Fifth Avenue Theatre.) At Papermill Playhouse--Joseph…Dreamcoat. At Maine State Music Theatre—Tommy, Victor/Victoria. At Hirschfeld Theatre--Oliver! (starring Davy Jones) among others.

Mr. Stafford won the Barrymore Award for outstanding choreography for La Cage Aux Folles at the Walnut Street Theatre and the NYMF “outstanding choreography” award for Castle Walk.

As a performer, Mr. Stafford appeared on Broadway in Cats and Joseph…Dreamcoat. First National Tour credits include and On Your Toes (with Leslie Caron.) and Evita. He performed regionally in such musicals as Anything Goes, George M!, Mame, Pippin and Hello Dolly!

As an educator, Mr. Stafford has taught Theatre Jazz, Tap and Ballet in NYC at STEPS, Broadway Dance Center and Broadway Donation as well as dance studios across the country and internationally. He has taught Ballroom Dance for Actors at Marymount College, Scene Study at the TUTS school, and Dance Audition Technique and Theatre Dance at NYU (Steinhardt.)

In My Life

The Full Monty

Singin' In The Rain