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Richard Alan Nichols - Bio

Richard Alan Nichols Richard Alan Nichols is a professional actor, director, and teacher. He has taught acting for over thirty years. He founded The Actor's-Craft Studio in 1987. As an actor he has worked extensively in New York, St. Louis and Kansas City. He has performed at Missouri Repertory Theatre, The Unicorn Theatre, American Heartland Theatre, The Coterie Theatre, Quality Hill Playhouse and Metroplitan Ensembe Theatre. He was the recipient of the 1999 Drama Desk award for best supporting actor for his performance as Candy in Of Mice And Men at The Coterie Theatre.

Some of his other acting credits include: The View From The Bridge, Qed, The Giver, Tuesdays With Morrie, Proof, Rainmaker, Small Craft Warnings, Slight Defect, A Desert Holiday, Light:Damage, Over The River And Through The Woods, Prelude To A Kiss, Desert Holiday, An American Daughter, Keely and Du, The Sum Of Us, A Walk In The Woods, Frankie and Johnny In The Clair De Lune, The Normal Heart, Breaking The Code, A Christmas Carol.

Directing credits include: Spring Awakening, The Glass Menagerie, All My Sons, Ti Jean Blues, Excerpts, Al Dente, Kissing Marianne, Three X Romulus Linney, There Are More Things..., Eight Easy Pieces, Rocks Can Float, The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me, Potluck, Land, On The Verge, Reckless, Connections, and Incidents.

Understudied at The New Theatre for Joel Rooks in Say Goodnight Gracie; Jack Kllugman in Aspirin & Elephants; Gary Burghoff in Marvin and Mel; and Paul Michael in Over the River and Through the Woods.