Sy Richardson

Acting is a source of energy recharged by emotions and sense memory.  

Actors have a unique way of expressing themselves. 

They must respond to that expression and take total responsibility for their choices.  

Character Actors have the mindset of an entrepreneur. 

They must constantly be aware of the industry and be ready to accommodate the need of the industry. 

The Times Shreveport LA 
                            by Robert Trudeau
Mahogany theater of Lydia Diamond's drama on class and race, Stick Fly, was stimulating and engrossing. Dialogue and body language was delivered in a meditative flow over a 3 hour span. Anchored by the gravitas of Sy Richardson.

The Times Shreveport LA 
                           by Derick Jones
Creative. Rich. Compelling, Those are just a few words that director Robert Alford uses to explain Sy Richardson acting ability. He has a lot of range and depth, Alford said." He's an excellent actor that gets you to listen.

Backstage West     by Jennie Webb                                               2010
However, a solid Crudup and appropriately slippery Sy Richardson are terrific counterparts to Perry's strong portrayal in American Tract.

The Almagest by Kayleigh Slaughter                       2009
I'm Not Rappaport impresses theater newcomers.

Sy Richardson (Midge) played the straight man to perfection. His impeccable style, timing and audience connection stole the show, and his steady portrayal of a man trying to quietly live out his days gave the play soul., by Les Spindle                2009
Sy Richardson in a moving portrayal of Daddy Turnover in Daddy's Dyin Who Got the Will.

The Times,  by  Alexandyr Kent                                             2008
Most of Walking With The Panther is crafted by Sy Richardson. His take on Pop's unforgiving nature is spot-on.  He injects boldness into every withering glance an every menacing stare.

Alex Cox's  book, X Films True Confessions of a Radical Filmmaker                       2008
Harry Dean seemed to appreciate Emilio and Sy. I also grew more and more impressed by Sy, who brought such authority to his work and took such pleasure in it.  A writer, actor himself, Sy was a fount of inspiration, solidariy, and relaxed good humour.

Shock Cinema Magazine writer: Jeremiah Kipp       2008

After watching the Criterion Collection DVD of Walker, I was struck by how great Sy Richardson is as Hornsby. A few days later, i caught a screening hem in NYC of Charles Burnett's To Sleep With Anger, where Richardson has a supporting role and a stunning monologue opposite Danny Glover and thought that here's a superb actor who deserve some more press.
The Times,  by Lane Crockett                           1997
At the heart of Fences is a riveting perfomance from professional actor Sy Richardson as Maxson. Richardson has tremendous stage presence and a flexible voice that can be soft and seductive and then thundeous when his character falls into a rage. Richardson's Maxson commands the stage, sometimes seeming to swallow it. As Richardson  moves into the various mini-monologues, you can't not watch and hang on every word.

Drama-Logue, by Bruce Feld                       1996
Sy Richardson as Everybum in The Dance Begins When the Waltz Goes Backward is gloriously silly and ruthlessly honest. He Shows us most of the colors of the emotional rainbow.

Backstage West, by Jamie Painter                            1996
Richardson is especially effective in his porayal of Eveybum who displays a multitude of personalities and emotional ranges throughout the play, The Dance Begins When the Waltz Goes Backward.

Rocky Mountain News, by Richard Erdman  1975
Streets of New York, Sy Richardson lends his unique comic touch to the role of Edward, Bloodgood's "man" and shines in his own right during the olio, particularly in his super smooth rendition of "Blue Velvet."

Rocky Mountain News, by Richard Erdman  1975
Sy Richardson just about walked off with the evening in "Bits of  Junk" as the friend, funny and real and outrageous all at once.

Rocky Mountain News, by Richard Erdman 1975
Yeah Uh-huh this short work written by Sy Richardson is funny, imagintive and entertaining.

Rocky Mountain News, by Richard Erdman         1975
Slick Harry the Welfare Pimp, written by Sy Richardson is a good script, what I call a "red liner" (the red line being what you get across your butt from sitting too close to he ege of your seat) 

Rocky Mountain News, by Helen Cast                 1975
Sy Richardson won an award for the best cameo role in Five On The Black Hand Side. 

Rocky Mountain News, by Marjorie Barrett           1976
Sy Richardson had some excellent moments in a role that on the surface went nowhere  in The Streets of New York.

Rocky Mountain News, by Marion Rex                 1976
Sy Richardson making his second appearance with the company, whacks his way through two characters and comes up with one in particular, The Spirit of Temperance, that you have to see to believe.

Variety                                                                       1977
Sy Richardson as Cinderella's fairy Godmother steals every scene  he's in rescuing the film from occasional lapses into tedium.

LA Times by Polly Warfield                                     1979
Richardson  plays an ideal father of infinite patience, tenderness and strength in Ellen.

LA Times by Polly Warfield                                     1980
Dark Reflections Cepheus Jaxon's tender and compassionate ply about an unexceptional black family in rural Louisiana of the 1950's speaks directly and simply to a special audience in its own idiom. The cast, directed by Jaxon and Sy Richardson is excellent.
Drama-Logue by Steven Zelle                                 1986
Sy Richardson does a fun parking attendant in Working.

Review, by Alex Demlyanenko                               1987
Sy Richardson displays a semblance of respectabilty amidst total anarchy in Straight To Hell.

Drama-Logue by Lee Melville                                 1987
Suggs, Sy Richardson plays a variety of roles, most notably street people with versatile flair.

DramaLogue,  by Richard Scaffidi        1988
Sy Richardson makes his directorial debut with South Of Where We Live but the inexperience shows only slightly; he maintains an energetic, uninhibited pace and oversees memorable performances, not one of which is bad and several of which are delightful.

Los Angeles -Downtown,   by Victoria Looseleaf                                          1996            
The Dance Begins When the Waltz Goes Backward requires energetic and amazing work from this pair of accomplished actors. I commend the actors. They play off each other like prize-fighters, creating a delicate dance of emotion and guts. They in fact make the trip to theTowne Street Theatre worth it.

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