Richard Strimer, a proud member of Actors' Equity Association, grew up in Trenton Michigan (just south of Detroit) and graduated high school with a desire to pursue a career in acting. He attended Michigan State University on an acting scholarship and graduated 4 years later with a BA in Theatre with an emphasis in dance. Following graduation, Richard moved to Chicago in 1990 and began his performing career.
Richard has had the opportunity to work in theatres throughout the Chicagoland area including: Goodman Theatre, Broadway Playhouse Chicago, Candlelight Dinner Theatre, Drury Lane Evergreen Park, Theatre at the Center, Drury Lane Oakbrook and Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire. Richard was on the National Tour of "I Love Lucy Live on Stage" playing King Kat Walsh the Jitterbug Instructor. Regionally Richard has also worked at Carousel Dinner Theatre in OH and Fulton Theatre in PA. Richard's career has spanned over 50+ mainstage productions ranging from ensemble to lead. Standout roles include: Cosmo Brown in "Singin' in the Rain" (Joseph Jefferson Award - Best Supporting Actor in a Musical), Bobby Child in "Crazy for You" (Joseph Jefferson Award Nomination), Gene Kelly in "What a Glorious Feeling" (Joseph Jefferson Award Nomination), Action in "West Side Story" and Bill Calhoun in "Kiss Me Kate".
Richard looks to expand his career into TV and film as he continues to reside in Chicago with his beautiful and talented wife, Ariane Dolan.