Richard Todd Adams was last seen on Broadway in the 2016 revival of CATS, where he was the standby for Old Deuteronomy and Gus/Bustopher Jones. Richard is one of a handful of actors around the world to have portrayed both The Phantom and Raoul in PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and Jean Valjean and Javert in LES MISERABLES. He made his Broadway debut in Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE WOMAN IN WHITE and a year later appeared in Boublil and Schoenberg's THE PIRATE QUEEN. Richard made his professional debut in PHANTOM OF THE OPERA as Raoul, performing with the national tour as well as the Los Angeles production. Ten years later, he returned to the tour to play The Phantom. In 2008, he won the Jeff Award for his portrayal of Javert in Chicago's Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre production of LES MISERABLES. He toured the country from 2011-2013 with the 25th anniversary national tour of LES MISERABLES. Off-Broadway, he appeared in the 2000 revival of BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL, the 2003 Second Stage production of Michael John LaChiusa's LITTLE FISH, and the 2003 Studio 54 production of David Friedman's LISTEN TO MY HEART. Regionally, he has starred in JEKYLL AND HYDE, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, RAGTIME, SHOWBOAT, 1776, MAN OF LA MANCHA, and BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR. He has appeared across the United States and Canada as both Ted and Richard in 2 PIANOS, 4 HANDS. Richard received his Bachelors of Music from Trinity University in San Antonio, TX, and his Masters in Music from The Juilliard School. Richard has sung with symphonies in Cleveland, Naples, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, Ottawa, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Raleigh. He currently resides in South Orange, NJ with his wife, Maria Eberline, their 13-year old son, Nate, and beloved Beagle, Sherlock. For more, please visit RichardToddAdams.com
As a voice teacher, vocal coach, and music director, he has coached Tony Award winners and graduates of many of the prestigious musical theater conservatories across the country. His teaching is based on the bel canto technique, giving each student a technique based in legit, classical singing that then enables them to sing any genre. He is happy to teach students of all ages, those that are just starting out to those firmly established within the Broadway industry.
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