Richard Stafford

Stage Director/ Choreographer/ Educator


                                                36 West 69th Street #4B New York, NY 10023

                                                                                    Cell: (917)856-1487 – Email:


Stage Director / Choreographer


            Broadway:  In My Life. 2005 Music Box Theatre, Choreographer    


            Off – Broadway:  Castle Walk. 2013 NYMF-Pearl Theater, Director/Choreographer    

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. 2011 St. Clements Theatre, Choreographer


            National Tours: CATS. 2001-2012   Troika productions, Director/Choreographer

                                          Joseph…Dreamcoat. 1998, 1999 Troika productions, Choreographer

                                          My Fair Lady. 2001 Troika productions, Choreographer


International:  CATS. 1991-2001 Copenhagen, Sao Paulo, Rio, Buenos Aires, Mexico City

                                       Joseph…Dreamcoat. Mexico City

                                       The Full Monty. Mexico City

                                       Jesus Christ Superstar. Mexico City


Regional:  as director/choreographer

                        Walnut Street Theatre  (1997 to present)  11 productions including:

                        Sister Act, Memphis, Curtains, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Beauty and the Beast

Riverside Theatre  (2015 to present)

Sister Act, Memphis,

North Shore Music Theatre  (2003 to present)  10 productions including:

Saturday Night Fever, (Director) Miss Saigon, Crazy For You, Singin’ in the Rain, Swing, 9 to 5, The King and I, Fame

Westchester Broadway Theatre  (2002 to present)  14 productions including:

Show Boat, Mary Poppins, Fiddler on the Roof, Gypsy, Guys & Dolls, Can Can, Hairspray, George M! It’s a Wonderful Life

Sharon Playhouse  (2015 to present)

                        Gypsy, My Fair Lady

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS)  (2013 to present)

                        Camelot, Victor Victoria

Florida Studio Theatre  (2014)


Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera  (1998 to 2014)  8 productions including:

                        Oliver! Joseph…Dreamcoat, CATS

North Carolina Theatre  (2008 to 2013)  6 productions including:

                        Dreamgirls (Director), Annie Get Your Gun, The Sound of Music,

Sacramento Music Circus  (2009 to 2011)  4 productions including:

                        Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Oliver! Joseph…Dreamcoat

Casa Manana  (2011 to 2014)

                        Evita, CATS

Ogunquit Playhouse (2004, 2005)

                        The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Beauty and the Beast


                        New York University, New York NY

                        Adjunct Professor—Musical Theatre dance, spring semester 2015

                        Master Classes—Dance audition technique, 2010-2016

                        Choreographer—Undergraduate Showcase 2014-2015

                        Choreographer—Beatsville.  Provincetown Playhouse, Student production 2015


                        Manhattan Marymount College, New York NY

                        Adjunct Professor—Ballroom Dance for Actors, spring semester 1998


                        STEPS, New York, NY  2013-present

                        Master Class and guest teacher—Theatre dance and Tap


                        Broadway Dance Center, New York, NY  2014-present

                        Guest teacher—Theatre dance and Tap


                        Master Classes in Ballet and Theatre dance at private dance studios in

                        Mexico City, Sarasota and Buffalo



            University of Tennessee. 1974-1976

            American College of Paris. 1976

            London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. 1977-1979

            SUNY Empire State College- BA in Theatre and Dance 2015




          Barrymore award for “outstanding choreography  La Cage aux Folles

          Walnut Street Theatre

          Winner “outstanding choreography” award  Castle Walk

          NYMF festival