Artist Bio

Riccardo Hernández

(Bio as of November 2017)

Riccardo Hernandez previously collaborated with the Goodman on Objects in the Mirror; stop. reset.; Pullman Porter Blues; By the Way, Meet Vera Stark and The Good Negro. His Broadway credits include The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess; The People in the Picture; Tony Kushner’s Caroline, or Change (also at London’s Royal National Theatre); Topdog/Underdog (also at London’s Royal Court Theatre); Elaine Stritch at Liberty (also in London’s West End and the U.S. tour); Parade (Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations); Bells Are Ringing; Bring in ’Da Noise, Bring in ’Da Funk (also U.S. and Japan tours) and The Tempest. Other New York credits include work at Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lincoln Center Theater, Atlantic Theater Company, Second Stage Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, Manhattan Theatre Club, MCC Theater, Playwrights Horizons and more than 20 productions at New York Shakespeare Festival/The Public Theater, including The America Play, One Flea Spare, Stuff Happens and Mother Courage and Her Children (starring Meryl Streep). Regionally, his work has appeared at American Repertory Theater, the Guthrie Theater, the Mark Taper Forum, La Jolla Playhouse, Steppenwolf Theatre Company and McCarter Theatre, among others. Recent designs include The Dead at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre; Il Postino at Los Angeles Opera, Paris’ Théâtre du Châtelet, Theater an der Wien and on PBS; Die Entführung aus dem Serail at France’s Opéra de Nice; Sweeney Todd at Opera Theater of Saint Louis; Lost Highway at the English National Opera in London; La Mouette and Jan Karski (mon nom est une fiction) at the Avignon Festival; Abigail’s Party at Oslo’s National Theatre and Philip Glass’ Appomattox at San Francisco Opera. Other opera credits include work at Chicago Opera Theater, New York City Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Santa Fe Opera and Gotham Chamber Opera, among others. Other international credits include Festival d’automne à Paris, Centre Dramatique National d’Orléans, Det Norske Teatret (Norway) and Moscow Art Theatre. Mr. Hernandez is a recipient of the Princess Grace Statue Award. He is a lecturer at Princeton University and a graduate of Yale School of Drama. 

Watch & Listen More

  • The Making of Pullman Porter Blues
  • Pullman Porter Blues Rehearsal Photos
  • Crowns Production Photos

With Goodman Theatre

  • The Good Negro The Good Negro
    0910 Season
    Play by Tracey Scott Wilson
    Directed by Chuck Smith
  • Electricidad Electricidad
    0304 Season
    Play by Luis Alfaro
    Directed by Henry Godinez
  • Crowns Crowns
    0304 Season
    Play by Regina Taylor
    Directed by Regina Taylor
  • Vera Stark Vera Stark
    1213 Season
    Play by Lynn Nottage
    Directed by Chuck Smith
  • Pullman Porter Blues Pullman Porter Blues
    1314 Season
    Play by Cheryl L. West
    Directed by Chuck Smith
  • stop. reset. stop. reset.
    1415 Season
    Play by Regina Taylor
    Directed by
  • Objects in the Mirror Objects in the Mirror
    1617 Season
    Play by Charles Smith
    Directed by Chuck Smith
  • Blind Date Blind Date
    1718 Season
    Play by Rogelio Martinez
    Directed by Robert Falls