About Richard Prioleau

Richard Prioleau was born in Port Chester, New York and raised in Newark, Delaware.  He graduated from Fordham University, Lincoln Center with a B.A. in Performance and earned his Master’s Degree from the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco where he starred in the West Coast Premiere of the Brother/Sister Plays as Marcus in Marcus or The Secret of the Sweet.  

Richard has appeared Off-Broadway as Tom in Masterworks Theatre Company’s The Glass Menagerie. Prioleau has also worked regionally at Actor’s Theater of Louisville in Peter and the Starcatcher and The Moving Company’s Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Repertory Theater of St. Louis in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Intiman Theatre/Williams Project in Orpheus Descending, TheatreWorks-Silicon Valley in Colman Domingo’s Wild with Happy starring Colman Domingo and the World Premiere of Confederates, directed by Lisa Rothe; Other regional credits include The Clarence Brown Theatre’s A Raisin in the Sun, directed by Woodie King Jr.; Henry IV at The Arkansas Repertory Theatre; Cassio in Othello at Shakespeare Santa Cruz, directed by Pam MacKinnon and most recently as Walter in Seattle Repertory Theatre’s A Raisin in the Sun and Belize in Actor’s Theatre of Louisville’s Angels in America, Parts 1 & 2, directed by Meredith McDonough.  Prioleau’s television and film credits include the independent short Three and a Half Thoughts, CBS’s Madam Secretary and Instinct, HBO’s The Normal Heart and NBC’s 30 Rock.

Most of time, Richard can be seen in Brooklyn being walked by his pit-mix Mavis and finding his way home to a pint of Southern Butter pecan gelato.