Richfield, Minnesota’s Oldest Suburb!
…and, dare I say, its GRANDEST!

Dedicating her life to the friendly citizens and responsible merchants of her hometown of Richfield, Minnesota, “where butter is a spice and gravy is a beverage”, Miss Richfield 1981 is fast becoming one of America’s national treasures. fullsizeoutput_336eThis Midwestern maven is winning over theater audiences around the country with an interactive format that combines homespun warmth and edgy improv, leaving audiences in hysterics.

Her live performances have received critical acclaim with The New York Post declaring Miss Richfield 1981  “the must-see act in Provincetown.” and noting: “In these divided times, Miss R is tonic—and gin—for the soul.”  In addition to selling out venues each year in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Philadelphia, Atlanta, South Florida, and Minneapolis, Miss R continues to fill the IMG_8638Pilgrim House in Provincetown, Mass, nightly each summer, and tours with Atlantis Events cruise ships and resorts.

Miss Richfield’s national appeal includes riotous appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “Today” on NBC,  “Cake Boss” on TLC, and “Watch What Happens Live” on Bravo. Currently, she is part of the cast of “Talk Show The Game Show” on TruTV, and a television spokesperson for travel company Orbitz.  Additionally, she serves as a national brand ambassador for the City of Palm Springs.

What makes Miss Richfield unique is the combination of midwestern sensibilities with an off-the-page humor, stemming from her creator Russ King. A former journalist and Minnesota native, King created the character with a rich history that begins with her life-long goal of being crowned beauty queen of her first-ring suburb of Minneapolis.


2015 Richfield Citizen of the Year! An honor I will always cherish.


5 responses »

  1. I saw your show in P-town September 2 years ago… it was one of many highlights during my visit.

    My next visit to the “Cod” will certainly include a visit with you.

    Best wishes,

    Doug S.

  2. Dearest Miss R/Russ, Haven’t seen you in long time (don’t worry – I’m not a stalker) – it’s Jeannie ZaiKaner here. My, how we have all changed! My life is really different from those times when we could lay around my living room with impudence, drink wine, talk trash, listen to your stories,,,… I am now my mother’s caregiver, 24/7 with the help of my husband Bob (oh you remember him). My mom is 83 and ok, a little dementia, so we all live together – nothing fancy like diapering anything – although you could probably give med a few tips. So last night I am sitting with my mom watching/enduring my second hour of The Golden Girls, which you know that’s about when it actually becomes funny. And suddenly there you were – on my tv, looking right at me, having the time of your life in Philly – I have since learned that you are everywhere now, spreading your love and wisdom beyond these prairie dog hamlets – Mazel tov, big boy! Your career has really taken off and I am proud to know you and to watch your success bloom and conquer! And by the way, you look FABULOUS! Be cool, be healthy, be a lover!

  3. Miss Richfield: On the last night of a much needed vacation my husband and I brought our friends Rick (the firefighter) and his wife to see your show at the Pilgrim House. As humans, we don’t always know how things land with those with whom we interact. We rarely find out what happens after someone leaves a show or a gathering.. Last night was significant because my husband and I are moving out of New England to southern Florida and we will really miss our friends. You provided an evening of connection and joy that the four of us really needed to cap off our week here on the Cape. Thank you for your humor, kindness, rapier wit, and generally entertaining presence…I don’t imagine the work is easy, especially this past week with so many things going awry before your first show. Yet you smile, you sing, and you allow the audience a time to feel really special. Thank you very, very much.

    • I appreciate this thoughtful and sweet reaction to the show! I’m so glad you had a great time and I hope your move goes smoothly! Thank you again for your support and love!

  4. It was so great seeing your show last night and then having a real visit with you at the after party
    Have a great holiday season.
    All my best,
    Patti,(, the curly haired girl)

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