Trained at San Francisco State College and The American Musical & Dramatic Academy in New York, Rich appeared on Broadway in the long-running “Shenandoah,” toured in the First National Company of “Annie,” and has appeared in repertory, off-Broadway, stock and dinner theatre companies across the United States. His most recent New York appearance was at The Metropolitan Room in the Broadway Concerts Direct production of “Sarah Rice & Friends.”
In addition to performing, optimum health is a passion, and since 1978 he has been in the thick of the wellness movement as an independent business owner with the Shaklee Corporation. (www.shaklee.net/rich_and_amy_flanders)
His new CD of songs of the American West, YONDERING - “classic western songs of earth, sky, and the great lone places” - is available through www.cdbaby.com/cd/richflanders. After hearing the album, Rubber Chicken Greeting Cards (www.rubberchickencards.com ) asked Rich to portray two of their long-standing musical card-toon characters, “Cowboy Bob” and “Woody Guppie.” Visit him at: www.richflanders.com.