Richard Lisenby

Richard L.

New York, NY

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Richard delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

As an undergraduate I had two majors. Music was primary and Communication Studies was secondary. I thought that I loved music because of the beauty of the sound. I labored for hours in a practice room to create the perfect sound. Meanwhile as I delved deeper into my communication degree, I was taught that everything is an argument at some level. Every human being is making a case for some sort of cause. People are communicating at all times even if they are not conscious of it. Everything down to the way I sit is an argument. I might sit up tall while in a business meeting to make a non-verbal argument that I am actively engaged.

As I started to understand the rhetoric of everyday life I slowly realized that I didn't love music for its beautiful sounds alone, but for its communicative properties. Everything's an argument after all! As an artist, I now think a good performance is a successful argument, and an excellent argument has the power to change a person.

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Little Mermaid
Jan 2017 - Present
The Players Theater (Off Broadway)

I play the Prince

Sgt. Stubby: The Great American War Dog Musical
Oct 2016 - Jan 2017
St. Luke's Theater (Off Broadway)

Burckholtz/ Swing

Next to Normal
Oct 2016 - Oct 2016
Three Act Theater Company


Sep 2016 - Oct 2016
The Gallery Player


Les Miserables
Jun 2014 - Jul 2014
Tennessee Valley Art Association



Master of Music in Opera/ Musical Theater
Aug 2013 - May 2015
Southern Illinois University
Bachelor of Arts in Music
Aug 2006 - May 2011
The University of Montevallo
BA Communication Studies
Aug 2006 - May 2011
The University of Montevallo


Limited Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award
Mar 2012
The Sullivan Foundation

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Photo by Richard L.
Photo by Richard L.
Photo by Richard L.

Photo by Richard L.

Opening Night of Sgt. Stubby Off-Broadway at the St. Luke's Theater.

Playing Tateh in Ragtime at Mcleod Theater
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