Stage Management, Celebrity, Pandemic, Blog, Author of HOLD PLEASE. Richard Hester’s career as a stage manager and production supervisor spans forty years. His credits include everything from the off-Broadway premiere of Harold Pinter’s MOUNTAIN LANGUAGE to the hit Broadway musical JERSEY BOYS. For the latter, after serving as its original Production Stage Manager in La Jolla, CA and in New York, he spent sixteen years staging and maintaining productions of it both in the US as well as all over the world. After more than two decades, he continues to tour with Patti LuPone as well as with Mandy Patinkin for their concerts, both nationally and internationally. Twenty-three years ago, with Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore, he helped found and produce Broadway Barks! an annual animal adoption event that ever since then, has helped thousands of dogs and cats find forever homes. HOLD PLEASE is his first book.
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