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Richard James Porter is an accomplished actor who has performed in numerous theatre productions from Shakespeare to modern, sung in private New York clubs, appeared as an inept SEC examiner and a mad scientist in independent films, played a Senator on Boardwalk Empire, had a recurring role as a Monsignor in both seasons of Stephen Soderbergh’s The Knick, and in a memorable moment, shared the stage with theatre legend Marian Seldes, reading poetry by Yeats. [Read More]

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In February – March 2019, Richard James Porter played the plum role of Malvolio in Frog and Peach Theatre’s production of “Twelfth Night,” receiving ovations for his performance of the famous letter scene.

Richard was in Edinburgh, Scotland, in June to participate in an intensive Shakespeare workshop conducted by the Oxford Shakespeare Company, an American group that is teaming with Malcolm McKay of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. The workshop will culminate in three performances of “Macbeth,” to be staged by torchlight in Birnam Wood. Appropriately, Richard will play the Porter, as well as the Doctor.

Starting in June, 2017, thanks to the New York City Parks Department and the international “Talking Statues” project, visitors to Central Park will hear Richard’s voice as that of the statue of Alexander Hamilton. Earlier in the year, he played the Doctor in Frog and Peach Theatre’s highly successful production of Macbeth. In November 2016, Richard was invited to sing the National Anthems of the United States, Great Britain and Scotland at the annual banquet of the Saint Andrew’s Society of the State of New York, the city’s oldest philanthropic organization.