Richard is currently Musical Director of Hamilton, the multi-Olivier award winning musical currently running at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London.
Richard he recently composed the score for the RTS award-winning BBC documentary ‘The Choir, Our School by the Tower‘, dealing with the effects on the staff and pupils at Kensington Aldridge Academy, in the shadow of Grenfell Tower.
He recently composed the theme tune to the BBC show, Gareth Malone’s All Star Music Quiz as well as serving as the on-screen Musical Director with his live band.
Richard is a professional songwriter, orchestrator, composer and conductor of television and production music. He has also served as Musical Supervisor and Musical Director on many successful West End and international musicals. He was Musical Associate for series 1 of the ITV drama, Victoria. He was an arranger and vocal coach for the prime time BBC TV show, Pitch Battle.
Richard arranged and orchestrated (and served as MD) Calendar Girls, a musical in collaboration with Gary Barlow and writer Tim Firth based on the acclaimed film at London’s Phoenix Theatre in January 2017. Richard’s arrangements and orchestrations can be heard on Calendar Girls Original Cast Recording. He was the orchestrator and Musical Supervisor for the UK tour of The Addams Family written by Andrew Lippa. He was the original Musical Director for West End shows including Priscilla Queen Of The Desert (Palace Theatre), Cameron Macintosh’s Betty Blue Eyes (Novello Theatre) and Hair! (Gielgud Theatre) and The Bodyguard (Adelphi Theatre); Grease (Piccadilly Theatre). He is currently Musical Supervisor for The Bodyguard worldwide. He is MD and pianist on the The Bodyguard and Betty Blue Eyes Original Cast Recordings.
Richard was the Chairperson for the UK Jury for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. His production music can be heard on TV adverts and social media platforms. He can be found working out of his London recording studio and collaborating with leading singers and songwriters. He has most recently worked with (Grammy & Tony award winner) Heather Headley, (MOBO award winner) Beverley Knight, (MOBO award winner) Alexandra Burke, Gary Barlow, Tony Hadley, Jason Donovan, Jimmy Osmond, Duncan James, Gareth Malone, Kelis, Jermaine Jackson and many more. Richard was also the arranger for the a cappella group, Band Of Voices who reached the semifinals on Britain’s Got Talent, achieving success on the show and currently more than 7 million YouTube views.