RICHARD SABELLICO is an award winning director, seasoned Broadway actor as well as a respected
acting coach and script adapter. Sabellico directed, choreographed and adapted the critically-acclaimed American
Jewish Theatre production of The Cocoanuts and its transfer to Broadway. He has also directed Wonderful Town at
Lincoln Center, Leonard Bernstein: A Helluva Town at Rainbow and Stars as well as a revised version of Jerry
Herman's first musical Milk and Honey. He was nominated for two Outer Critics Circle and one Drama Desk Award for
his work on I Can Get It for You Wholesale and Rags. Richard directed the American premiere of Willy Russell's Blood
Brothers and was Associate Director to Arthur Laurents on Tyne Daly's Broadway revival of Gypsy. Richard has
directed in most major venues throughout the United States. As an actor, he's performed in seven Broadway shows,
most notably as Rooster in Annie and as Pasty in Gypsy. He also starred as Lord Evelyn Oakleigh in the National Tour
of Anything Goes along side legendary star, Mitzi Gaynor.
"What would I ever have done without Richard? He came to me as a life force of a director...encouraging, teaching, stretching, and
affirming. He was the first director to ever take a chance and hire me as a leading lady which opened up complete new career
opportunities for me. I am forever grateful for his unconditional belief in my talent. I am just
waiting for him to call so we can work together again!!"
--Beth Leavel, Tony Award Winning Broadway Actor
I have rarely worked with such a positive, creative force as Richard. He is supremely talented, but relies as much on his heart and
his instinct as he does on his skill. He is what I call "a teaching director." He doesn't sit and wait for the actors to impress him,
which I have always felt is the lazy director's way of getting out of the birthing part of the work. On the contrary, if he doesn't see
what he wants, he can teach his actors how to deliver the nuance, history, depth, or the detail for which he searches. In my opinion,
he is one of Broadway’s best kept secrets.
--Victoria Clark, Tony Award Winning Broadway Actor
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