Born in Coventry, Richard attended Pattision’s College and began performing from the age of 5. At the age of 18 he moved to London to further his training and was awarded a Scholarship to attend the London Studio Centre. After graduating he went on to perform in Pantomimes, Operas and regional Theatre productions before landing his first West End role in Crazy For You, choreographed by Susan Stroman. Richard later became the assistant director of Riverdance and toured the world before landing a job in Mexico where he produced and managed a show commissioned by the Mexican Government.
On his return to the UK Richard became part of the creative team of the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony as Dance Captain, and returned to dance when he began assisting jazz teacher Sheila Sangster.
Richard was recently reunited with Susan Stroman and Nigel West as Assistant Choreographer on Scottsboro boys and is honoured to be part their team again on Young Frankenstein.Return to Cast & Creative