Theatre Nerds was born out of a desire to create a unified community of thespians, no matter what age, location, skill level, or goal. We love theatre, so lets connect with each other and share stories, laughs, resources, and general tomfoolery!

About Rich

My name is Rich, and I am a Theatre Nerd.  I’ve loved theatre ever since I did my first musical back in middle school.  I remember it fondly playing Emile de Becque’s servant in South Pacific.  And yet the director let me sing one of Emile’s verses in Some Enchanted Evening.  Thus I am and will forever be a lover of Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals to the chagrin of many who know me.

Through my high school years, I dreamed of attending the Julliard School in order to become a professional singer, but growing up in a conservative Asian family, my parents would have none of that.  So I went off to college to study engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  My love for music and theatre never died, so along with getting a Mechanical Engineering degree there, I also got a Music degree while minoring in Theatre.

Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to perform professionally and non-professionally.  I’ve sung at Radio City Music Hall, Carnegie Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, and the Tanglewood Festival.  I’ve even sung backup to Celine Dion.

And then recently, I took over Theatre Nerds as Editor in Chief.  My predecessor Ben Bailey founded Theatre Nerds with a vision of having a news/media organization that focuses on thespians.  He described thespians as having a unique bond, and that it doesn’t take us long to accept one another into the collective “family”. He also said that Audra McDonald summed up our collective experience best by saying “I found the theatre, and I found my home”.

I will honorably take the baton from Ben to continue this wonderful organization, and continue to remind all of us that Theatre Nerds simply celebrates what we are, and how theatre has changed our lives. So welcome home, and thanks for being a part of the community!