Theatre (or Celebrity) Personalities



Dance Photography by Richard Finkelstein










Stage Photography by R. Finkelstein

Omly about 10% of these portraits are posed. Most were entirely candid.
All images are © by the photographer and all rights are reserved. Of course, as Richard Finkelstein is a stage designer
many of these stars are from the ranks of great designer and writerss who serve the fields of Theatre, Film, Opera, and Dance.

Garrison Keillor


Mike Faist (above) - Plays Connor Murphy in Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway

Stage Designer: William Dudley Lighting Designer, Jules Fisher

Barak Obama - 1 Week before the election of 2008

Barak Obama - 1 Week before the election of 2008


 Trey Ellet - Actor (Rent on Broadway)

Playwright, Louis Valdez

Sir Peter Hall Jack Gilford

Sir Peter Hall - Director

Jack Gilford - Star of Stage, Film, and Television

Yakov Smirnoff

Yakov Smirnoff - Star of Stage, Film, and Television

William Martin - Stage Director/Playwright

Anne Bogart with Jana Svobodová of the Archa Theatre Leonard Nemoy 1972 Photo by Richard Finkelstein

Anne Bogart with Jana Svobodová of the Archa Theatre

Leonard Nemoy in 1972 wearing a McGovern button

Anne Bogart

Stage Designer, Ming Cho Lee

Director, Anne Bogart

Peter Schumann - Founder of the Bread & Puppet Theatre

John Jory - Actors Theatre of Louisville

Peter Schumann - Founder of the Bread & Puppet Theatre

George Tsypin

Designer Extraordinaire, Kevin Rigdon, 2008

Designer Extraordinaire, George Tsypin, 2008

Costume Designer Deborah Nadoolman signing books Broadway sound pioneer, Abe Jacob
  Lighting Designer: Jennifer Tipton
 John Lee Beatty, Stage Designer

Distinguished Scenic Designer, John Lee Beatty, 2008

Creators of Tantalus at The Denver Center Theatre Co.
Distinguish Costume Designer, Carrie Robbins with Annie Cleveland
Distinguished Scenic and Costume Designer, Desmond Heeley
Above, Designer, Tony Walton
Douglas Schmidt, Stage Designer. Portrait by Richard Finkelstein
Above: Designer of over 50 Broadway shous, Douglas Schmidt.
Lighting Designers: Beverley Emmons and Richard Pilbrow
Eugene Lee. Designer on Broadway of Wicked, Candide, Sweeney Todd and other Shows. Founding designer on TV of Saturday Night Live
Above: Actress Christa Justus early in her career in the persona of Marylin Monroe. Christa then went on to Broadway in such shows as Les Miserables and Titanic.
Above:  Ken Page, veteran actor of Broadway (Old Deuteronomy in Cats) and Hollywood. Photographed in 2017
Above:  Costume Designer Liz Covey with Stage Designer, Kevin Rigdon (2017)
Erik Stolhanske
Actor: Erik Stolhanske
Costume Designer: William Ivy Long
Above: Costume Designer, Willa Kim
Playwright: Ken Ludwig

Makeup Designer, Dana Nye, Jr. (Spiderman 2 and more than 87 other film and TV projects)

Brad Look in his student days.
Brad is now a distinguished film makeup designer