Inside ATC Artist: Lillie Richardson

Lillie Richardson

is happy to return to the Arizona Theatre Company stages as Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie (2023). She has spent the past 30 years performing with many theatrical companies such as Black Theatre Troupe, Childsplay, the Fulton, Actors Theatre, Fusion, and Phoenix Theatre. Richardson appeared recently at Tempe Center for the Arts as Chelle in the critically acclaimed production of Detroit 67 (Black Theatre Troupe). She is best known for her Zoni Award-winning portrayal of Rose in Fences and Julia in Wedding Band. Other theatrical credits include the Nurse in ATC’s Sunshine Boys, Zerbinette in ATC’s awarding farce Scapin, Claudia in The Bluest Eye, Undine in Fabulation, the Angel in both parts of Angels in America, Ms. Muller in Doubt, Elizabeth in the hilarious comedy In the Next Room, Tonya in King Hedley II, Paulina in Death and the Maiden, Sylvia in The Women, Alais in Lion in Winter,  Susie in Wit, Karen in Speed the Plow, and Katherine in A Christmas Carol. Her film and television credits include the ex-wife to Laurence Fishbourne in Running with the Devil, Shauna in the Starz series Crash, Truth about Jane with Stockard Channing, Young Riders, Seduced and Betrayed, and Warner Bros.’ The Fugitive with Tommy Lee Jones.