Showman R.H. Burnside (1870-1952) was born in Glasgow to a theatrical family. His career began at London’s Savoy Theatre in the 1880’s where he worked backstage for the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company on its original productions of Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. After moving to America, Burnside staged over 200 shows during his career, including many musicals for which he wrote music, libretti and lyrics. He was most closely identified with his direction of the popular musical extravaganzas at N.Y.’s Hippodrome Theatre between 1908-1923.
He wrote and staged hundreds of dramas, musicals and theatrical spectacles. Burnside was elected to The Lambs in 1897. Burnside served as Shepherd 1918-1921. Afterward he served as a Life Director.
He is an Immortal Lamb.