Richard Strimer grew up in Trenton, Michigan and graduated high school with a desire to pursue a career in acting. He attended Michigan State University on an acting scholarship and graduated four years later with a BA in Theatre with an emphasis in dance. Following graduation, Richard moved to Chicago and began his performing career and also began his path of teaching tap at Columbia College. Richard has had the opportunity to work in theaters throughout the Chicagoland area including: Candlelight Dinner Theatre, Drury Lane Evergreen Park, Theatre at the Center, Drury Lane Oakbrook and Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire. Regionally Richard has worked at Carousel Dinner Theatre in Ohio and Fulton Theatre in Pennsylvania. Richard’s career has spanned over fifty mainstage productions ranging from ensemble to lead. Standout roles include: Bobby Child in Crazy for You (Joseph Jefferson Award Nomination), Cosmo Brown in Singin’ in the Rain (Joseph Jefferson Award Best Supporting Actor in a Musical), Action in West Side Story and Bill Calhoun in Kiss Me Kate.