Richard Carroll directed the Australian premiere of the musical Side Show at Hayes Theatre Co, and created the cabaret shows Everybody Loves Lucy (co-writer), ¡Hispanic Attack! (writer and director), and Don’t Bother To Knock (co-writer and director). In 2017 he will direct a re-imagined production of Calamity Jane at Hayes Theatre Co, starring Virginia Gay.
Richard has produced the musicals Sweet Charity (Hayes Theatre Co, Sydney Opera House, Arts Centre Melbourne, Canberra Theatre Centre & Illawarra Performing Arts Centre); Miracle City (Hayes Theatre Co); and High Society (Hayes Theatre Co), as well as additional production on the Australian tour of Little Shop of Horrors in 2016. Sweet Charity won 3 Helpmann Awards and 3 Sydney Theatre Awards including Best Musical; Miracle City won 2 Sydney Theatre Awards.
He was the Assistant Director of Violet (winner of 3 Sydney Theatre Awards, including Best Director and Best Independent Musical) and High Society. Everybody Loves Lucy toured Australia in 2015, while the cabaret show Julie Madly Deeply which he co-conceived had an Australian tour, Canadian tour, UK national tour and a West End season. He also co-wrote and was Associate Producer of the 2010 documentary David Campbell On Broadway for STUDIO.
Cabaret and concert producing credits include An Evening with Megan Mullally (Sydney Theatre for Mardi Gras 2013, and The Forum Melbourne); Britney Spears: The Cabaret (Sydney and Melbourne seasons, and two national tours); Everybody Loves Lucy; Mario; Tom Sharah in It’s Raining Me and That 90’s Show; Julie Madly Deeply; Cabaret Whore; Simply Barbra; Gillian Cosgriff’s Waitressing, and other things I do well; When I Fall in Love: The Nat King Cole Story; Show Stoppers; Daniel Boys in So Close; Mad Men star Bryan Batt in Batt on a Hot Tin Roof; and five national tours for David Campbell.
As Executive Producer: Freud’s Last Session (QPAC); Snow White: Winter Family Musical (State Theatre Sydney); and Diamonds Are For Trevor (State Theatre Sydney for Mardi Gras). As part of Luckiest Productions he worked on programming for the Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2009-11.
Richard is a board member of In The Pipeline (Arts) Ltd, which runs Hayes Theatre Co. He is also a member of the artistic assessment panel for New Musicals Australia, and the cabaret panel for the Helpmann Awards.