Neal Richardson is a magna cum laude graduate of Belmont University and holds a Master's of Music degree (piano and music theory) from Baylor University with doctoral studies in piano and music theory at University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music. He has taught and worked as a music director at Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (john & jen, Cabaret, Starting Here, Starting Now, and Baby) and Northern Kentucky University (Little Mary Sunshine, Nunsense, The Fantasticks, and others). He teaches musical theatre and is the music director at Webster University (The Spitfire Grill, OKLAHOMA!, No, No, Nanette, Cabaret, Violet, Into the Woods, A New Brain, and others).
Mr. Richardson is the composer and lyricist for A Peter Rabbit Tale, Robin Hood, My Father's Dragon, The Box Wars, and Hansel and Gretel: the Next Generation produced at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. As a freelance arranger for Hal Leonard, he is responsible for the vocal selections of Spamalot, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Brooklyn, Jersey Boys, The Drowsy Chaperone, Grey Gardens, The Color Purple, The Pirate Queen, Young Frankenstein, The Little Mermaid, Passing Strange, and [Title of Show], as well as many other arrangements for solo piano.