About this Artist
RICHARD LEIGHTON (Venticello I) Los Angeles stage credits include the U.S. premiere of Airsick, and the DreamWorks production workshop of Gladiator, The Musical. He has appeared in New York productions on- and off-Broadway, including the original cast of Terrence McNally's It's Only a Play, Dennis McIntyre's Modigliani, Ronald Ribman's Buck, John O'Hara's Veronique, The Embracers, Tony DiMurro's Minnesota Fats Is Right Around the Corner, and the world stage premieres of two classic short stories: Jean-Paul Sartre's Intimacy and Anton Chekhov's The Black Monk. New York revivals include Jud Fry in the '80s Broadway/National Company of Oklahoma, and the title role in the OOBR award-winning production of Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman. Leighton's regional credits include the original cast in Don Nigro's Dark Sonnets of the Lady, Ray Bradbury's Farenheit 451, James McLure's Napoleon Nightdreams and Nagle Jackson's adaptation of A Tale of Two Cities at Actors Theatre of Louisville, The McCarter Theatre, and the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center. He has also appeared in various television shows, with starring roles in two American Playhouse productions (PBS) and a continuing role on ABC's One Life to Live, and he has three indie film roles due for release.