Richards, Lloyd

Richards, Lloyd

(1923–  ) stage director, actor; born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He began his career as a radio then television actor. Later, he mainly directed—the Great Lakes Drama Festival; the Northland Playhouse, Detroit; A Raisin in the Sun (1959) in New York; and a number of television productions. He served as artistic director of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center and until 1991 was dean-artistic director of the Yale School of Drama and Repertory Theater, where he introduced many new American playwrights and theater people.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.