RICHARD HOCHBERG is an award winning director, writer, producer, and acting coach based in Los Angeles.
His original musical, Scary Musical The Musical, premiered at NoHo Arts Center to critical acclaim. Other shows he has conceived and directed include Town Without Pity, the love songs of Gene Pitney and Good Bad But Beautiful the songs of Vikki Carr, Shirley Bassey and Peggy Lee. Good Bad but Beautiful was created during his tenure as co- artistic director of the Powerhouse Theatre in Santa Monica. Both shows have been presented in Los Angeles and New York at The Cine Grill, Metropolitan Room, The Comedy Store, Coast Playhouse, and the Globe Theatre.
He previously conceived and starred in the musical revue The Perines and wrote an HBO film based on the show. Both The Perines and Good Bad but Beautiful were LA Weekly Comedy and Theatre Picks of the Week and nominated for Production and Directing.
Regional credits include Hair, Rent, Disney's High School Musical, The Full Monty, Little Women the Musical, Steel Magnolias, and The Rocky Horror Show -Grove Theatre in Upland, California, Beehive and An Inspector Calls- Idaho Rep, Curtains and Catch a Falling Star -ICT Long Beach.
Los Angeles credits include: One Way Ticket To Hell (World Premiere musical at The Strasberg Theater), Frazzled by Lee Thuna at the Victory Theatre starring Caroline Aaron, the West Coast premiere of A Bicycle Country by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Nilo Cruz for The Group at Strasberg, Come Back to the Five & Dime Jimmy Dean at the Court Theatre, On The Open Road at the Stella Adler, The Ventriloquist's Wife co-directed with Ron Sossi for the Odyssey Theatre, Zastrozzi at the Complex, and Christmas With The Crawfords at the Hudson Backstage.
Richard is proud to have directed charity benefit readings for GLASS and the Victory Fund - A 30th Anniversary staging of The Boys In The Band starring Michael Jeter, Bruce Vilanche, Greg Louganis, Mitchell Anderson, Michael Kearns, Steve Tyler, and Gordon Thompson and Valley of the Dolls starring Joely Fisher, Sharon Lawrence, Wilson Cruz, Alec Mapa, and Chad Allen.
Mr. Hochberg graduated from Sarah Lawrence College, where he studied both as a director and actor.