2013 Distinguished Citizen
WHS Class of 1959
- One of New York City's finest singers
- Mentored by Metropolitan Opera bass Simon Estes
- Debuted on stage in Virgil Thomson's "Four Saints in Three Acts"
- Sang with New York Philharmonic under the direction of Leonard Bernstein
- Sang with American Symphony Orchestra
- Washington High School - 1959
- Central State University - Bachelor of Arts - 1968
- University of Michigan - MA Voice - 1971
- Acclaimed throughout New York City for his robust voice and vocal range
- Performed on both Late Night with David Letterman, and Today
Richardson passed away October 10, 2010 [View Obituary].
The Distinguished Citizen Award was conferred posthumously.