Richard Todd Adams returns to the Edmonton Symphony with this Lerner and Loewe evening, an evening he has also performed with the Naples Philharmonic under the baton of Maestro Everly. He has also appeared in Edmonton with the 25th anniversary production of Les Misérables in 2013. He was 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 Misérables.
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 Misérables. He toured the country from 2011-2013 with the 25th anniversary national tour of Les Misérables. 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, Show Boat, 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, Baltimore, Vancouver, and Raleigh. He currently resides in South Orange, NJ with his wife, Maria Eberline, their 11-year old son, Nate, and beloved Beagle, Sherlock. For more, please visit his website.