Richard Tomlin has been a talented writer, actor and singer since childhood. As a young boy growing up in Detroit, MI he began doing shows in his backyard with sister (Lily Tomlin); hanging sheets outlined their stage and an audience grew as the neighbors became more enchanted by each and every performance.
When factory downsizing began in Detroit, Richard’s parents Guy and Lillie Mae Tomlin, relocated sister Lily and Richard in search for new work to the 4 rivers area of Paducah Kentucky. The children continued there love of artistic endeavors and both Lily and Richard hitchhiked their way to NYC in search for artistic expression.
Richard lived and painted in NYC for many years before moving to Los Angeles to work with his sister, Lily Tomlin, for many years before relocating back to Paducah Kentucky to be near his mother. It was there that he reacquainted with a childhood friend, now manager and husband of 31 years, gospel singer Tennessee Michael Langston and the brilliance of their creative team evolved.