About The Director

Ms. Daryl Richardson is a veteran dancer from Broadway, television, film, and stages around the world. Founder and director of The Me Nobody Knows (TMNK), is a non-profit organization that targets youth by way of arts, education, mentorship and empowerment. This New York native successfully produces performing opportunities for youth by tapping into their innate gifts and talents of creative expression.

 

Today, Daryl has been wearing the hat of writer and creator for her musical, The Creation, the modern-day adaptation about how the Earth was created. This work in progress, drives the pursuit of seeking investors who are interested in delivering stories that encourage, motivate and bring unity amongst humanity.

 

Standing strong as a survivor of a life-threatening fire that took the life of her brother, led to writing a work study book for students entitled Mentoring The Me Nobody Knows. This book is a tool used at workshop engagements around the world including this year's visit to Nairobi, Kenya to mentor at the Second Annual Broadway Extravaganza.

 

Richardson runs the race with her steadfast spirit to inspire and educate young minds everywhere. The years spent choreographing and acting in Tyler Perry and T.D. Jakes stage production, Woman Thou Art Loosed was the catalyst that inspired her writing. In 2004, she self-published her first book, Poems By The Spirit, a volume of poems that depict life's challenges, choices and opposition whereby offering solutions through prayer, forgiveness and love.

 

Honors include the KISS FM Radio Phenomenal Woman's Award, and long-time affiliation with unions; Actors Equity Association, SAG-AFTRA and The American Guild of Variety Artists. She has the proven track record working in over a dozen films and Tony Award-winning musicals; Anything Goes, The Wiz, Sophisticated Ladies,   Can-Can, Guys & Dolls, Queenie Pie and Evolution of The Blues. Gracing the stages of the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, Emmy Awards, MTV, Essence and Soul Train Awards were all part of paying her dues, and ignited her passion to continue her education.

 

She matriculated to SUNY Empire State College and received her undergraduate degree in Dance and Musical Theatre, and continues to keep the arts alive in the Spectrum of education.