SDMT Announces New Music Director, Richard Dueñez Morrison!
San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) is pleased to announce Richard Dueñez Morrison as their new resident Music Director. Morrison is a San Diego-based music director, voice teacher, and theater educator. He holds a master’s degree in musical theater from San Diego State University and a bachelor’s degree in stage management from Webster University.
Morrison’s local work includes The Old Globe, San Diego Opera, Cygnet Theatre, Moonlight Stage Productions, Diversionary Theatre, San Diego Civic Light Opera, and Coronado Playhouse, among others. Nationally, he has worked with Radio City Productions, Goodspeed Musicals, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, New York University, and Indiana University, among others.
Share your path to becoming a Music Director?
The first phase of my career was as a stage manager, working in San Diego, New York, and around the country. I eventually stumbled into education, where I was able to combine my experience in theater with my skills as a pianist and singer. That led to music directing and voice teaching. Turns out storytelling through song is my happy place.
Any hobbies or interests?
I’m an avid film buff and geography nerd. I love maps.
Married to a (nearly) perfect scientist named Kurt.
SDMT could not be more thrilled to have Richard join the SDMT team! Welcome aboard Richard!