Richard Coleman

Richard Coleman played Cal in the second national US tour of Waitress the Musical for a limited run in 2021, when the tour resumed after the COVID-19 closure.

Richard is a classically-trained baritone and has performed in various operas, including with Florida State Opera, Opera Fayetteville, Operative Houston and the American Spiritual Ensemble.

During the COVID-19 lockdown, Richard starred as Cheron in the new original web musical and concept album, Infernal the Musical.

Richard is one of the featured auditioners singing Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Since U Been Gone’ in the first “Pitch Perfect” movie.

Selected Previous Credits


  • Oba, Triangle Rainbow Festival
  • Aida the Musical, Axelrod PAC
  • Ragtime, Axelrod PAC
  • Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, Casa Mañana
  • Antigone in Ferguson, Harlem Stage
NameRyan Evan Ballard
FromDallas, Texas
TrainedFlorida State University
Cal 2019-22 Tour