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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 hit 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 alongside legendary star, Mitzi Gaynor.

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Broadway
Gypsy
w/Tyne Daly
St. James Theatre
Associate Director to Arthur Laurents
Wonderful TownNew York City Opera @ Lincoln Center
Director
Off Broadway
The Cocoanuts
w/ Michael McGrath
American Place Theatre
Book, Choreography, Direction
A Majority of One
w/ Phyllis Newman, Randall Duk Kim
Playhouse 91 & National Tour
Drama Desk Nominee 1999; Best revival of a play
Home of the Brave
w/ Robert Sella, Stephen Kunkin
Playhouse 91
The Big Potato
w/Paul Hecht, David Margolies, Joanna Glushak
Duke Theatre; 42nd Street
The Jazz Singer
w/Beth Leavel, Evelyn Barron, James Murthaugh
Playhouse 91
Book and Direction
I Can Get It For You Wholesale
w/Carolee Carmello, Vicki Lewis
American Jewish Theatre
Drama Desk Award 1991; Outer Critics Nominee
Milk and Honey
w/James Barbour
American Jewish Theatre
Outer Critics Nominees
Rags
w/ Ann Crumb, Crista Moore
American Jewish Theatre
Drama Desk, Outer Critics Nominee
Cabaret
A Helluva Town:Leonard Bernstein Revue
w/ Patrick Quinn, Ruth Williamson, Marilyn Caskey, Mark McVey & Lauren Mitchell
Rainbow and Stars
National Tours
State Fair
w/ John Davidson & Carol Swarbrick
Networks
The Music Man35th Anniversary Tour
Kevin McCollum/Jeffrey Sellar
Dial M for Murder
w/Maxwell Cauifield & Juliet Mills
Carleton Davis
Regional (Selected)
Auntie Mame
w/ Charles Busch, Penny Fuller
Bay Street Theatre
Dear World
w/ Sally Ann Howes, Georgia Engel
Goodspeed Opera House
Zorba
w/ Anita Gillette, Ron Holgate
North Shore Music Theatre
Gypsy
w/ Vicki Lewis, Kirby Ward
North Shore Music Theatre
Moon Over Buffalo
w/ Gary Beach, Ruth Williamson, Hunter Foster, Jennifer Cody
Cape Playhouse
A Tale of the Allergist's Wife
w/ Karen Black
Ogunquit Playhouse
AnnieNumerous Productions
Buddy: The Buddy Holly StoryNumerous Productions
Blood Brothers
w/ Roger Bart
American Premiere
The Music Man
w/ Tom Wopat
North Carolina Theatre Company
Sisters of SwingPennsylvania Centre Stage
Camelot
9 Character Production
Westchester Broadway Theatre
The King & I
w/ Jose deGuzman
Downtown Cabaret Theatre
Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera 1996-2008 (selected productions)
The Music Manw/ Jeff Goldblum, Ed Begley Jr, Illeana Douglas
The Pajama Gamew/ Beth Leavel, Bob Cuccioli & Georgia Engel
Bells are Ringingw/ Victoria Clark, Bob Cuccioli
Funny Girlw/ Ana Gasteyer, Bob Cuccioli
Mamew/ Michele Lee
The Most Happy Fellaw/ John Schuck, Patrick Wilson

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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 alongside legendary star, Mitzi Gaynor.

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Actor Résumé

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Broadway
Annie
w/ Marcia Lewis, Alice Ghostly, Harve Presnell
Rooster Hannigan
Gypsy
w/ Angela Lansbury
Pastey
The Magic Show
w/ Joe Abaldo
Manny
Dames at SeaCaptain Hennessey
A Musical Jubilee
w/ Lillian Gish, John Raitt, Patrice Munsel, et al
Featured Chorus
u/s & performed
Rock-a-Bye HamletSwing
Got Tu Go DiscoCover
Off Broadway
Gay Divorce
Kaufman Theatre
Fred Astaire
La Ronde
Master’s Theatre
Soldier
Death of Bessie Smith
American Place Theatre
Intern
Wynn Handman, dir
Nursery Land
ELT
7 Person Revue
Wynn Handman, dir
National Tours (Selected)
Anything Goes
w/ Mitzi Gaynor
Evelyn Oakleigh
Can-Can
w/ Leslie Caron
Hilaire Jussac
Evita
w/ Paige O'Hara
Peron
A Chorus Line (x2)
w/ Karen Ziemba, Laurie Gamache
Zach
Regional (Selected)
One Touch of Venus
Goodspeed Opera House
Whitelaw Savory
Carnival
Esipa
Marco
Man of La Mancha
Cincinnati Playhouse
Dr. Carrassco
She Loves Me
Theatre by the Sea (NH)
Kodaly
Sugar
Hampton Playhouse
Joe / Josephine
Woman of the Year
Theatre by the Sea (NH)
Sam Craig
The Contrast
American Theatre Festival
Mr. Dimple
The Odd Couple
w. Edie Adams, Julia Meade
Jesus Costazuela
Damn Yankees
Beverly Playhouse
Smokey
La Cage Aux Folles
3 Productions
Albin / Zaza
Oliver!
Playhouse Theatre (NJ)
Fagin
(self-directed)
Little Me
Milwaukee Melody Top
George Musgrove
Guys & Dolls
Milwaukee Melody Top
Nathan Detroit
George M!
Milwaukee Melody Top
Jerry Cohan
Kiss Me Kate
Pocono Playhouse
1st Gangster

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