Richard P. Gang
Prior to coming to Elon University, Mr. Gang spent almost two years at the Sullivan Street Theatre in New York with the cast of the original production of The Fantasticks. Prior to joining this world-reknowned musical company, Mr. Gang played the cross-dressing lunatic, Lionel MacAuley, in Off Broadway's long running mystery, Perfect Crime.
Mr. Gang is a graduate of Rutgers University, Professional Actor?s Training Program where he received his MFA in Theatre Arts. Prior to attending Rutgers, he was with the California Repertory Company where he won a Drama-Logue award for his portrayal of Merlin in Merlin (Or the Barren Land). Also an experienced classical actor , he has been seen in Much Ado About Nothing, Taming of the Shrew, The Winter's Tale, Comedy of Errors and Two Gentlemen of Verona at the New York Renaissance Festival, at the time, the country's only Union affiliated Renfest. Regionally, he has played such diverse roles as Johnnie (Frankie and Johnnie in the Clair de Lune) Fagin (Oliver) and Tevye (Fiddler on the Roof) and has toured throughout Europe as Lt. Shrank (West Side Story).
Mr. Gang had a lengthy career as a speech and hearing therapist, specializing in learning disabilities. He taught acting, voice and diction and theatre history at Rutgers University, Rider University, Westminster Choir College, the William Esper Studios in New York City, The Governor's School at The College of New Jersey and the McCarter Theatre's Educational Outreach Program. Mr. Gang currently teaches method acting (Meisner Technique) and Voice and Diction (Skinner/ITPA) in the pre-professional program at Elon.