Richard Mitchell

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Hollywood Bowl Orchestra

Richard Mitchell, a native of Southern California, is a woodwind player (specializing in alto and tenor saxophone). He works in theater, studio and concert venues, and currently plays clarinet and soprano saxophone in the Los Angeles production of Wicked.

Richard is principal saxophonist for the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and has also performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Southwest Chamber Orchestra, Pasadena Pops and Symphony in the Glen orchestras. He has played on countless movie and television sound tracks, including Ratatouille, Everyone's Hero, The Incredibles, Mission Impossible III, Speed Racer, Sky High, Snow Dogs, The Family Stone, Ugly Betty, Alias and JAG. He has recorded with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Frank Sinatra, Harry James, Woody Herman, Poncho Sanchez, Paul McCartney, Prince, Robert Palmer, Tori Amos, Chris Botti and many other classical, jazz and pop artists.