Robert W. (Richard) Casper, an actor, director and choreographer who worked on 30 productions for An Evening Dinner Theater in Elmsford, N.Y., died August 3 1990 at Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly, N.J. He was 41 years old and lived in Manhattan. Mr. Casper's sister, Ann G. Zielinski of Lawrenceville, N.J., said the cause of death was pancreatitis.

Mr. Casper, whose professional name was Richard Casper, performed in the dinner theater's first production, Kiss Me Kate, in 1974. Later he staged, among other shows, Dreamgirls, Big River, My Fair Lady and My One and Only, which he also directed on a national tour. He directed productions of Peter Pan and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Mr. Casper, who was a graduate of Northwestern University, also directed plays and musicals for the Equity Library Theater, the St. Louis Municipal Opera, the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, the Lincolnshire Theater in Chicago and the Brunswick Musical Theater in Brunswick, Me.

Work with Jim SteinmanEdit

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