Richard l Topol
Acting for the Camera I & II
On Broadway, Richard Topol has been seen in Indecent as Lemml (Outer Critics Circle Nomination), Fish in the Dark (with Larry David), The Normal Heart (Drama Desk Award), The Merchant of Venice (with Al Pacino), The Country Girl (directed by Mike Nichols), Cymbeline, Julius Caesar (with Denzel Washington), School for Scandal, and in Clifford Odets' Awake & Sing (Drama Desk Award). Off-Broadway credits include Prayer for the French Republic (MTC), Anatomy of a Suicide (Atlantic Theater Company), Dance of Death (CSC), The Unbelieving (The Civilians at 59E59), Bronx Bombers and Opus (Primary Stages), The Wayside Motor Inn (Signature Theatre), King Lear and Twelfth Night (Public Theater), The Winter's Tale (Public Theater – Shakespeare in the Park), When the Rain Stops Falling (LCT), Mouth to Mouth (The New Group), Hamlet (Theatre for a New Audience), and Omnium Gatherum. Also Playwrights Horizons, Soho Rep, Naked Angels, EST, New Georges. Regional: Long Wharf, Yale Rep, McCarter Theatre, Hartford Stage, ACT, CTG, The Huntington, and upcoming at Berkeley Rep. Film/TV credits include: Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, Indignation, Mickey Blue Eyes, Party Girl, recurring roles on “Godfather of Harlem”, “Manifest”, “Genius: Einstein”, “Perception”, “Covert Affairs”, and “The Practice” as well as guest starring on “The Good Doctor”, “The Blacklist”, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, “The Good Wife”, “Elementary”,, all the “Law & Order” series, “Rescue Me”, “Nurse Jackie”, “Damages”, “Ed”, “Gilmore Girls”, “Malcolm in the Middle”, “Drew Carey” and upcoming on Netflix’s “A Man in Full”
As a teacher and director, he has worked at NYU’s Graduate Acting Program, Fordham University, Hunter College, Ramapo College of New Jersey, Brown University, ESPA, and with The Acting Company. He has taught Scene Study, Auditioning, Shakespeare, and Acting for the Camera, among many other classes. He holds an MFA from New York University, is a Fox Foundation Fellow, a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect, and an Acting Company Alum.