Richard’s many theatre roles also include playing Elizabethan spy Robert Poley in Malibu Stage Company’s world premiere of Charles Marowitz’s Murdering Marlowe; Dorn in Chekhov’s The Sea Gull as a member of the Circus Theatricals Ensemble; Lt. Greenwald in Herman Wouk’s The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial, directed by Allan Hunt; Maxim De Winter in Rebecca; The Public Prosecutor in the premiere of Michel Vinaver’s Portrait Of A Woman with The Aresis Ensemble; as well as lead roles in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Richard II, Julius Caesar, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night and The Merry Wives of Windsor.
Richard Osborn is a singer and actor, with an extensive background in musicals and classical and contempory theatre. Born in San Franscisco and raised in Los Angeles, Richard has studied acting at The National Theatre Studio in London, and singing with cabaret great Karen Morrow in Hollywood. As a singing actor, he has performed lead roles in numerous recent musical productions throughout Southern California, including the company of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change at The Hudson, Ben in Stephen Sondheim's Follies, Fred Graham/Petruchio in Cole Porter’s Kiss Me, Kate, Sky Masterson in Frank Loesser’s Guys and Dolls, Fredrik in Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, and Woody Mahoney in the hit revival of E.Y. “Yip” Harburg and Burton Lane’s Finian’s Rainbow opposite Maripat Davis.
On stage, he’s been seen as the film noir private eye Stone in City Of Angels and scored a personal success in his favorite musical role, the poet Hajj in Kismet. Other performances in musicals include leads in The Mikado, Applause, Crazy For You, The Pirates of Penzance, and the original revues Variety Tonight and I Remember It Well: The MGM Musicals. In Hollywood, he played in three world premiers: J.D/”William Holden” in the hit satire The Towering Inferno:The Musical! at Theatre of NOTE, Hamlet/Horatio in Kevin Carr’s Too Many Hamlets at Theatre/Theater, and Brad in Anthony Embeck’s Ray-Ka-Pay at CAST-in-the Circle.